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segunda-feira, 30 de maio de 2016

An Evening With Adele

(english)

Adele was for the first time in Portugal. Meo Arena. Lisbon.

And it was not for a concert only but two days, two concerts.

Describe the Adele's concert is to speak of elegance, emotions, deep feelings, tears, loneliness, long days in silence, but the silence of thought.

But it is also talk about the dawn and the rebirth of energy that gives us the strenght to move on and carry on the life.

Adele tells us about the love in a non-romanticized way. And that is superb.

She speaks by the correct names, the feelings that truly happen, no frills.

An elegance that already accustomed us, she was wearing a Burberry's dress, the Adele's concert can sum up in one sentence, "pure british sounds in the portuguese night".

Emotive, fabulous, magical, engaging, a simplicity and modesty truly phenomenal, it was a night I traveled in time for emotions, adventures, feelings, days and nights lost in my memory.

Thank You, Adele.

Love,

Paula Cristina Franco


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(portuguese)

Adele esteve pela primeira vez em Portugal.

E não se ficou por um concerto apenas, dois dias, dois concertos. Meo Arena cheio.

Descrever o concerto de Adele é falar de elegância, de emoções, de sentimentos profundos, de lágrimas, de solidão, de longos dias em silêncio, sim, o silêncio do pensamento. 

Mas também é falar do dia que nasce e da energia que renascem em nós para continuar e enfrentar a vida.

Adele fala-nos sobre o amor de uma forma não romantizada. E isso é soberbo. 

Fala pelos nomes certos, pelos sentimentos que verdadeiramente acontecem, sem floreados.

Numa elegância que já nos habituou, vestida por Burberry, o concerto de Adele posso resumir numa frase, "pure british sounds in a portuguese night".

Emotivo, fabuloso, mágico, envolvente, de uma simplicidade e modéstia inatacável, foi uma noite em que viajei no tempo por emoções, aventuras, sentimentos, dias e noites.

Obrigada, Adele.

Love, 

Paula Cristina Franco











quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2016

I am Naomi Campbell

Naomi Elaine Campbell was born in 22 May 1970 and is an English model. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and the 1990s, and was one of six models of her generation declared "supermodels" by the fashion industry.


Campbell is of African-Jamaican descent, as well as of Chinese Jamaican ancestry through her paternal grandmother, who carried the family name "Ming".

Campbell's first public appearance came at the age of seven, in 1978, when she was featured in the music video for Bob Marley's "Is This Love". At the age of twelve, she tap-danced in the music video for Culture Club's "I'll Tumble 4 Ya". In 1986, while still a student of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Campbell was scouted by Beth Boldt, head of the Synchro Model Agency, while window-shopping in Covent Garden. Her career quickly took off—in April, just before her sixteenth birthday, she appeared on the cover of British Elle.

Over the next few years, Campbell's success grew steadily: she walked the catwalk for such designers as Gianni VersaceAzzedine Alaïa, and Isaac Mizrahi, and posed for such photographers as Peter LindberghHerb Ritts, and Bruce Weber. By the late 1980s, Campbell, with Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, formed a trio known as the "Trinity" who became the most recognisable and in-demand models of their generation.


She stills working and modelling until the present. Time doesn't go by the Diva. She's timeless.


In 1998, Time declared the end of the supermodel era. By then, Campbell had mostly retired from the catwalk but she continued print modelling.

After more than two decades as a model, Campbell remains in demand.

Campbell is involved with several charitable causes. She supports the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and in 2005, she founded the charity We Love Brazil, which aims to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty in Brazil through the sale of fabrics made by local women. That same year, Campbell founded the charity Fashion for Relief, which has organised fund-raising fashion shows to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008, the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and the Japan earthquake in 2011.

Since 2007, Campbell has been the honorary president of Athla Onlus, an Italian organisation that works to further the social integration of young people with learning disabilities. In 2009, Campbell became a goodwill ambassador for the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. She has since joined the charity's patron, Sarah Brown, the wife of former British prime minister Gordon Brown on several missions to promote maternal health.

Campbell has received recognition for her charitable work. In 2007, she was named an ambassador of Rio de Janeiro by mayor Cesar Maia in recognition of her efforts to fight poverty in Brazil. In 2009, she was awarded Honorary Patronage of Trinity College's University Philosophical Society for her charitable and professional work. In 2010, Sarah Brown presented her with an "Outstanding Contribution" award from British Elle for her work as an ambassador for the White Ribbon Alliance, as well as her work in the fashion industry

You can follow her activity by keeping up with her official web site and her social networks, she's very active and always has a positive vibe that inspires us.

She will remain as one of my biggest influence in fashion and I feel very glad for growing up in the golden era of topmodels, where there was the supermodels era.

They were real supermodels. And I reallt miss that era.

She is Naomi Campbell.







Kate and Naomi illustration 


segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2016

Festival de Cannes: l'origine et la raison


No final dos anos 1930, chocado pela ingerência dos governos fascistas alemão e italiano na seleção dos filmes da Mostra de Veneza,Jean Zay, ministro da Instrução pública e de Belas Artes, propõe a criação, em Cannes, de um festival cinematográfico de nível internacional. Em junho de 1939, Louis Lumière aceita ser o presidente da primeira edição do festival, que deveria acontecer de 1 a 30 de setembro. A declaração de guerra da França e do Reino Unido à Alemanha em 3 de setembro põe fim, prematuramente a essa decisão, apesar do prémio ter sido atribuído a Union Pacific, de Cecil B. DeMille.
A primeira edição do festival aconteceu, realmente em 1946. O festival não aconteceu em 1948 e 1950 por problemas financeiros. Em 1955, foi introduzida pelo comité organizador a Palma de Ouro como prémio principal do evento - antes desta data, era conhecido como Grand Prix du Festival international du Film.
O festival de 1968 foi interrompido em 19 de maio. Na véspera, Louis Malle, demissionário do júri, François Truffaut, Claude Berri, Jean-Gabriel Albicocco, Claude Lelouch,Roman Polanski e Jean-Luc Godard, ao entrarem na Sala do Palácio, exigiram a interrupção da projeção em solidariedade dos operários e estudantes em greve.
A edição de 2006 teve como presidente do júri, o cineasta chinês Wong Kar Wai (de Amor à Flor da Pele e 2046). O prémio principal, esperado para o mexicano Alejandro González Iñárritu (que ganhou o troféu como melhor diretor por Babel), acabou por ir para o realizador britânico Ken Loach, com The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
Desde então, o Festival de Cannes tem atraído todas as atenções, sempre que se realiza, e podemos assistir a diversas promoções e conferências de imprensa dos filmes que estão no momento com mais impacto junto do público. 

Durante vários dias o mundo da Sétima Arte tem os olhos postos em Cannes.

PRÉMIOS

Longas-metragens da competição oficial
  • A Palma de Ouro (Palme d'or) recompensa o melhor filme.
  • O Grande Prémio (Grand Prix) recompensa o filme que manifesta a maior originalidade ou espírito de pesquisa.
  • O Prémio de interpretação feminina (Prix d'interprétation féminine) recompensa a melhor atriz.
  • O Prémio de interpretação masculina (Prix d'interprétation masculine) recompensa o melhor ator.
  • Prémio de direção (Prix de la mise en scène) recompensa o melhor diretor.
  • O Prémio de Roteiro (Prix du scénario) recompensa o melhor roteirista.
  • O Prémio do Júri (Prix du jury)

Curtas-metragens da competição oficial
  • A Palma de ouro de curta-metragem (Palme d'or du court métrage) recompensa o melhor curta-metragem.
  • O Prémio do júri (Prix du jury du court métrage)

Seleção oficial (competição e Un certain regard), a Quinzena dos diretores e a Semana da crítica 
  • Camera de ouro (Caméra d'or) recompensa o melhor primeiro filme do conjunto dessas seções.
  • O Trophée Chopard (Prémio de Performance Revelação)




Sean Connery, Cannes

Cartaz do Festival com Marilyn Monroe

Sophia Loren, Cannes

Elizabeth Taylor, Cannes



segunda-feira, 9 de maio de 2016

Stella & Vivienne A love for Earth

The fashion industry has changed behavior over the last few years increasingly responsible , sustainable and without resorting to animal suffering or harm the environment .

The use of real fur, obtained at the cost of animal suffering is truly inhumane. in fact, none of this is necessary for us to have truly fabulous clothes just see the example of designers Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood. Really, it is urgent that more and more designers acquire environmental awareness and defense of animal rights as well as other causes, from child labor, excessive use of water to prepare some clothes, the use of cheap labor so to market products at rock bottom prices obtained at the expense of the exploitation of some people.

Buy less, buy good quality, contribute to the sustainability of the planet, do not wear clothes made of animal skin, are behaviors that should be amplified in the fashion world.

We leave here the links so you can find out more about the fashion of these two brilliant designers.

With more acessible prices we leave you the brand H&M that develops fantastic projects that deserve to be shared and it cosmetic products aren't tested on animals.


Do not forget to find out more about sustainable fashion and believe that we can like and follow the latest trends in perfect balance with the planet and in full respect for all living beings.

We'll continue to share with you great people that in fashion industry are changing behaviors and make a difference, so keep in touch and follow THE WORLD SHAPE blog to find more and help us to make the World a better place!

(portguese)

A industria da moda tem mudado de comportamento ao longo dos últimos anos sendo cada vez mais responsável, sustentável e sem recorrer ao sofrimento de animais ou causar danos ao ambiente.

O uso de peles verdadeiras, obtidas à custa do sofrimento dos animais é verdadeiramente desumano. na verdade, nada disso é necessário para que possamos ter roupas verdadeiramente fabulosas basta ver o exemplo das estilistas Stella Mccartney e Vivienne Westwood. Realmente, é urgente que cada vez mais estilistas adquiram uma consciência ambiental e de defesa dos direitos dos animais, assim como outras causas, desde o trabalho infantil, o uso excessivo de água para elaborar algumas roupas, o recurso a mão de obra barata de modo a colocar no mercado artigos a preços baixíssimos, obtidos à custa da exploração de alguns povos.

Comprar menos, comprar de boa qualidade, contribuir para a sustentabilidade do Planeta, não usar roupas feitas de pele de animais, são comportamentos que devem ser amplificados no mundo da moda.

Deixamos aqui os links para que possas pesquisar mais sobre a moda destas duas estilistas brilhantes assim da marca H&M que desenvolve projetos fantásticos e que merecem ser divulgados e partilhados e a preços mais acessíveis a todas as bolsas! Mais, os produtos da H&M não são testados em animais! Sabes que não estás a contribuir para o sofrimento de nenhum ser vivo pois na verdade, testar cosméticos em animais é um ato de tortura e completamente desumano.

Procura sempre usar produtos de cosmética e make up que não seja testada em animais, acredita, vais-te sentir melhor e estarás a ajudar a tornar o Mundo um lugar melhor para todos os seres vivos.

Não deixes de pesquisar mais sobre moda sustentável e acredita que podemos gostar e seguir as últimas tendências, em perfeito equilíbrio com o Planeta e em pleno respeito por todos os seres vivos.


stella mccartney official

vivienne westwood official

H&M sustainability

H&M sustentabilidade


Vivienne Westwood

Stella McCartney

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood 

Vivienne Westwood 

Vivienne Westwood 

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney 

Vivienne Westwood

sábado, 7 de maio de 2016

water is the way





Matt Damon is the founder of H2O Africa and Water Org and has been over these 20 years a great activist of the issues related to water.

Without water there is no life and is truly unfortunate that there are people in the world who do not have access to this essential commodity so that they can live and have quality of life.

We all know that water is essential for our body to function well and health terms , it is essential for the health and diet of people, and yet, it is a luxury that only a few have access.


Here is some information about these two organizations and the respective link so they can find and do not forget , change your behavior trying to save as much water as they can in your day to day and do not forget to share the message with your friends, familäres, colleagues, contacts, in person or on social networks.

Water.org is an American nonprofit developmental aid organization resulting from the merger between H2O Africa, co-founded by Matt Damon, and WaterPartners, co-founded by Gary White. Its goal is to provide aid to regions of developing countries (such as Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Chad) that do not have access to safe drinking water and sanitation.


They have been pioneering innovative, sustainable solutions to the global water crisis for 25 years, giving women hope, children health and communities a future.


The H2O Africa Foundation was an NGO founded by Matt Damon to raise awareness about clean water initiatives in Africa. It was part of the Running the Sahara expedition and documentary project undertaken by Damon, James MollLivePlanet, and the Independent Producers Alliance. In 2009, the H2O Africa Foundation merged with WaterPartners to form Water.org, an organization co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White of WaterPartners in July 2009.

Find out more about the work they have been doing in the World and take action yourself in your life.

Water should be free and for everyone, remember! Try to live your life without acess to water when you want and instead you have to walk miles everyday to pick up some water to drink and cook and take bath. Imagine that. How do you think is living like that? You think is fair? Is it correct? Is it human?

It's not. We are all the same, we should have all the same life opportunities and acess to life essentials.

Think about it.


water.org official


sexta-feira, 6 de maio de 2016

the girl in the bikini

We can't imagine beach or summer without wearing a bikini, and right now it's the time to look for some news bikinis for this season!

However, wearing a bikini nowadays it's something normal, but, in the beggining things and people mentality was different. We have to say thanks to brave women that even against society, decided to wear a bikini in public, with no fear. Let's take a look to those women and to the first designers of it and even before, in past centuries and what society thought about this, the bikini!

The name for the bikini design was coined in 1946 by Parisian engineer Louis Réard. He named the swimsuit after Bikini Atoll, where testing on the atomic bomb was taking place. Fashion designer Jacques Heim, also from Paris, re-released a similar design earlier that same year, the Atome. Due to its controversial and revealing design, the bikini was slow to be adopted. In many countries it was banned from beaches and public places. The Vatican declared the design sinful. While still considered risqué, the bikini gradually became a part of popular culture when film stars—Brigitte Bardot, Raquel Welch, Ursula Andress and others—began wearing them on public beaches and in film.

The bikini design became common in most Western countries by the mid-1960s as beachwear, swimwear and underwear. By the late 20th century it had become common as sportswear in sports such as beach volleyball and bodybuilding. Variations of the term are used to describe stylistic variations for promotional purposes and industry classifications.

But, before those days....swimming or bathing outdoors was discouraged in the Christian West, so there was little demand or need for swimming or bathing costumes until the 18th century. The bathing gown of the 18th century was a loose ankle-length full-sleeve chemise-type gown made of wool or flannel that retained coverage and modesty.

In 1907, Australian swimmer and performer Annette Kellerman was arrested on a Boston beach for wearing form-fitting sleeveless one-piece knitted swimming tights that covered her from neck to toe, a costume she adopted from England, although it became accepted swimsuit attire for women in parts of Europe by 1910. In 1913, designer Carl Jantzen made the first functional two-piece swimwear. Inspired by the introduction of females into Olympic swimming he designed a close-fitting costume with shorts for the bottom and short sleeves for the top.

During the 1920s and 1930s, people began to shift from "taking in the water" to "taking in the sun", at bathhouses and spas, and swimsuit designs shifted from functional considerations to incorporate more decorative features. Rayon was used in the 1920s in the manufacture of tight-fitting swimsuits, but its durability, especially when wet, proved problematic. Jersey and silk were also sometimes used. By the 1930s, manufacturers had lowered necklines in the back, removed sleeves, and tightened the sides. With the development of new clothing materials, particularly latex and nylon, swimsuits gradually began hugging the body through the 1930s, with shoulder straps that could be lowered for tanning.

Increasingly common glamour shots of popular actresses and models on either side of the Atlantic played a large part in bringing the bikini into the mainstream. During the 1950s, Hollywood stars such as Ava GardnerRita HayworthLana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor,Tina Louise, Marilyn Monroe, Esther Williams, and Betty Grable took advantage of the risqué publicity associated with the bikini by posing for photographs wearing them—pin-ups of Hayworth and Williams in costume were especially widely distributed in the United States. In 1950, Elvira Pagã walked at the Rio Carnival, Brazil in a golden bikini, starting the bikini tradition of the carnival.

In Europe, 17-year-old Brigitte Bardot wore scanty bikinis (by contemporary standards) in the French film Manina, la fille sans voiles ("Manina, the girl unveiled"). The promotion for the film, released in France in March 1953, drew more attention to Bardot's bikinis than to the film itself. By the time the film was released in the United States in 1958 it was re-titled Manina, the Girl in the Bikini. Bardot was also photographed wearing a bikini on the beach during the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. Working with her husband and agent Roger Vadim she garnered significant attention with photographs of her wearing a bikini on every beach in the south of France.

Similar photographs were taken of Anita Ekberg and Sophia Loren, among others. According to The Guardian, Bardot's photographs in particular turned Saint-Tropez into the beachwear capital of the world, with Bardot identified as the original Cannes bathing beauty. Bardot's photography helped to enhance the public profile of the festival, and Cannes in turn played a crucial role in her career.

Ursula Andress, appearing as Honey Rider in the 1962 British James Bond film, Dr. No, wore a white bikini, which became known as the "Dr. No bikini". It became one of the most famous bikinis of all time and an iconic moment in cinematic and fashion history. Andress said that she owed her career to that white bikini, remarking, "This bikini made me into a success. As a result of starring in Dr. No as the first Bond girl, I was given the freedom to take my pick of future roles and to become financially independent."

Brigitte Bardot

Grace Kelly

Elizabeth Taylor

Audrey Hepbrun