Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Eros & Psyche
























Somewhere in Greece, a King and Queen had three daughters. The first two were beautiful but, their third daughter, PSYKHE (or Psyche) was so beautiful that she was compared to Venus. Venus' pride was deeply hurt by this, so she asked her son, Eros, to "make her fall in love with the most horrendous monster".

As time went by, Psyche's sisters married and had children. No one seemed to be interested in Psyche. Her parents consulted the Oracle. She was ordered to go to the highest part of the mountain to face her destiny.

After a dream, she reached a palace by night where she was approached by a man with whom she spent a night of passion. She stayed there living her days in solitude and her nights in darkness and passion, until one day, she got pregnant. Her sisters had visited her without being able to see her husband's face. They feared it was the monster of Venus' wish. They persuaded Psyche to look at her husband's face while he slept. At night, after having made love, curiosity and fear took over her. Psyche discovered that her husband was Eros himself. He was young and handsome.

Eros woke up to see she had betrayed his trust but confessed he could not follow his mother's orders because he could not resist her beauty. Then, he abandoned her. Psyque was devastated. She wondered the world until Venus found her and put her away. Eros, finally rescued her and they have been living together since. They had a daughter called Hedone which means pleasure in Greek.



Post and translation: Valeria Mendez Cañas
Image: Octavia Minor
Sources: theoi.com ; entrecasa magazine. Bs. As 2012; wiki

Monday, May 28, 2012

Oedipe













Oedipe will prima on the evening of May 29th at the Teatro Colon for a run of four performances.

Oedipe – (Oedipus)

Opera in four acts (1936)
Music by George Enescu
Libretto by Edmond Fleg, based upon Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles

Co-produced by the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, La Monnaie in Brussels, The Grand Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sofia Paul




























Photography: Alex Covo. Courtesy of Ford Models

Sofía Paul, from Argentina, was the Supermodel of the World winner last year. By the way, don't you love that sweater-dress?


Look, here she is again, for Marc Jacobs RTW fall, 2012.

Pink House









La Casa Rosada (The Pink House), where the president of Argentina goes to work everyday.


Tomorrow is a holiday here, as Argentina celebrates the May Revolution, which began the Argentine War of Independence.

The Pink House came to my mind as it's one of the most emblematic buildings of Buenos Aires - where the revolution began on May 25, 1810. As you can see, we are still a pretty young country: 202 years old.

It's almost Friday. Enjoy your weekend!


Post and Photo by Michelle Cameron

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

we love denim (part II)

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"There is a way of living that has a certain grace and beauty. It is not a constant race for what is next, rather, an appreciation of that which has come before."
- Ralph Lauren

“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.”
― Yves Saint-Laurent

Photos above: Levis, Jazmin Chebar, Rapsodia, Ayres, Ralph Lauren, Paula Cahen D'Anvers

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Monday!


























Knowing exactly where you're going is overrated.

Photo: Argentinian model, Milagros Scmoll. via Vogue UK.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ballet at Teatro Coliseo




Three ballet performances featuring more than 25 exceptional dancers from the world's best companies will be presented throughout the year at the Teatro Coliseo de Buenos Aires:

May 19, 2012
3E Étage Opera National de Paris
Eleven first figures from the Opera National de Paris' Ballet gather to present for the first time in Argentina "Nouvelles Virtuosités", a show that combines humor and virtuosity. A unique opportunity to see on the same stage the talented Argentinian dancer Ludmila Pagliero and "Danseur Étoile" Josua Hoffalt, performing choreographs by Raul Zeummes, William Forsythe and Samuel Murez.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dogs and Dollars



The Argentine government has decided to apply restrictions on the purchase of US dollars, in order to reduce capital flight and tax evasion. These restrictions have made getting dollars an amazingly difficult task for the people in Argentina.

In order to control "black market" transactions - which increasingly take place due to the difficulty in getting dollars at official entities at official rates, they are now using dogs that can sniff out dollars. Because of this, unofficial entities have reduced their activity as they fear these dogs may uncover them.

Beware of dogs!


Photo courtesy: La Nación.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Fall for you




















"fresh air, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cosy bed..."

Fall colors, Buenos Aires, 2012.

Friday, May 11, 2012

alchemy


At some level, it's all about love and passion, nothing more or less.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ralph Lauren could leave Argentina



















Import barriers and bureaucracy have been affecting some fashion groups operating in Argentina. According to Clarin newspaper, Ralph Lauren is planning to leave the country. Ralph Lauren, entered Argentina in 1999. The luxury fashion house has a flagship store on Avenida Alvear and two other shops - one in Galerías Pacífico and one in Unicenter shopping mall.

Initially, the company is considering to stop operating the flagship of Alvear.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

again


The two of them spent all their time together, either talking or making love.


Robert James Waller,
The Bridges of Madison County

Friday, May 4, 2012

bits of the world




















Nike's #makeitcount video inspired me to share these photos from some of my travels. I feel I have covered pretty much of what I saw in that video and I feel extremely thankful for that! I'll share photos of other destinations soon, ok? Some of the places you see above include: Italy, Argentina, Mexico, France, Hawaii, Canada and Cuba.

The world is beautiful. Where would you like to go next?

Buy the ticket, take the ride!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

La Fortuna

Someone I met many years ago recently purchased a beautiful property about 200kms away from the city of Buenos Aires. I was invited to visit the property yesterday and I wanted to share some photos with you. "La Fortuna" (the fortune) is not just another Argentinian campo. It is a truly beautiful place with high energy that has managed to maintain the classic charm of the Argentinian campo mixed with exceptional comfort and modern luxuries.