24 July 2014

Blurred photos for blurred lives

Not sure about the purpose of showing blurred photos here, imperfect ones captured in perfect moments. I think it's all about reminding ourselves about the purpose of life - mine at least.

I now understand that all my life I've been dealing with it in a trial-and-error basis and it took me 25 f*cking years to become what I am. I've been a very lucky girl - true that - my struggles are nothing comparing to what's happening around the world, but what I'm talking here is mainly mental growth. I never refused to learn and grow, I've always been open to all the experiences that came to me and allowed them to change me, because we, on ourselves, are no final destination. I allowed to take the best and learn with the mistakes of these experiences, so I can adapt more easily and be a better person. I'm not static, the girl I was 10, 5, 3, 1 years ago is no longer the girl I'm right now. My soul is the same, and it's portuguese - doubt not -, my honest and contagious smile is still easy to get, but the way I feel with life is different. Call it vulnerability, I call it growth. I feel stronger than ever, confident than ever, because all this trial and error process helped me to know better what fits me and what not, learnt to say "no".
I also always choose to confront my not-so-good-moments, I never tried to escape, I took decisions when I had to and I didn't wait for the sun to come, I cried when I needed to, and, guess what, I found most of the answers when alone.
I have no admiration for people who refuse to grow and stay stuck in themselves, in old ideas, most of the times based only in opinions and pure judgements and nothing solid that is worth being stuck on. But then again, the way I deal with life, and consequently, with people, changed - I no longer care for them, except when they cross my path... In fact, we shouldn't consider other people's opinion especially when they never walked your path or a path with you. I believe each one of us should do and deal with life the way one wants, but be aware that there are no standards and no such thing as "normality".
My world has changed, my rules also changed, but the only universal truth I believe here is truly that "your freedom ends where my freedom begins".

Shall my mottos resonate in your mind:

"Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity."

"Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final."

"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow."

"Be your own person, in your own body, living your own life."

"I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things."

"Make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value [comprehend] you. Know your worth even if they don’t."

Other than that, and going to the photos: sand under my feet, wind in my hair, salt on my skin. And yeah, life could be as easy as this, but people like to complicate things and occupy their lives with problems they think necessary they need in order to live...

Antibes, France.

23 July 2014

Sabrina being all a muse!

A big thumps up for Sabrina mix&match of this great classic and elegant, yet effortless, outfit!
It's not exactly the first she appears around here, see more here & here.

When I got this shirtdress last year I would have never thought I would wear it this much. With out biking mentality in Amsterdam, a dress is not the most convenient thing to wear. And yet every time it comes out of the laundry, I wear it straight away. (Ok, after my boyfriend gives it a good iron. With the layering at the bottom it’s just too complicated for me in the morning. Need. Coffee. First.)
It also goes perfectly well with the classic pieces of jewelry I have been wearing lately. Like my luck locket from Cartier, which subtly shows when worn with unbuttoned things.

Photos: afterDRK

22 July 2014

Falling in love with the blues

More and more I believe we should be capable to choose to surround ourselves only with the people that bring the best out of us, life is too short to care about things we hate, we should only focus and emane positive vibrations.

"You think it's cool to hate things? It's not. It's boring. Talk about what you love and keep quiet about what you don't."


Photos by Tausseef & Luca

Antibes, France.

21 July 2014

"Normality" whatever...

Normality is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.

Morticia Addams


"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it."
não me arrependo das horas que perdi a esperar-te quando ainda havia a esperança. a esperança que havia quando, a esperar-te, perdi horas de que não me arrependo.
um instante de memória de chegares é mais valioso do que jardins. do que montanhas. do que anos de tempo.
arrependo-me de ficar ao sol, de sorrir, de esquecer que devagar passam os dias. os dias passam devagar, esquecendo-se de sorrir ao sol, e de ficar onde me arrependo.

José Luis Peixoto, in A casa, a Escuridão

Once you have tasted flight...

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.

Leonardo da Vinci


This time of the day, always

Sunsets and twilights being my favourite part of the day is no news here (see here & here & here). I had 2 weeks of unforgeattable sunsets at the beach in South France, unforgeattable indeed. 

The difference between me and other people is that I’ve always demanded more from the sunsets… More spectacular colors as the sun hits the horizon. That’s perhaps my only sin.

in Nymphomaniac

Antibes, France.
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