Monday, June 25, 2012

Track me down?

 Can you track me down?
I believe that one of the main purposes of man and all living things is to leave tracks..
Tracks that tell stories of experience, challenge, love, hate, support, adventure, resistance, hesitance,
How fast we moved or how slow we walked. When we stopped to rest and then we carried on. When we asked for help and when we chose our own path. In Africa you leave visual prints as though the story of your feet or paws are the most important thing and the only thing that can remove them is if other stories crossed over them, if the day turned into night, or the rain washed them away. In the city on the other hand you have pavement ground, a ground that does not want to read your stories, a ground that tells you that you are one of many and that no one will ever notice that you walked there. Only if you step into a puddle and your shoes get wet, then you will leave a brief track before it dries out again. But leaving tracks and not leaving tracks is both two very important things. It does not matter if your tracks are visual or not, what is important is that we all leave tracks on the pathway of life.
It is up to you to decide if you want them to disappear, or if you want someone to fill and follow your tracks. If you want to live in a group, pride, alone or in a couple. My track is green!! That is what I know today.

The power of black

Black is considered by fashion magazine as something safe and elegant to wear. It is said that the black dress can never go wrong and that a black tie event is something formal and fantastic. But the non-color black carries all kinds of stories. Scary mafia men wears black, the people who are rock and roll wears black, goths and so-called "emo" people wear black.Black symbolizes death in some cultures. Native Americans thought black was good because it was the color of soil, which gives life. Black conceals and white reveals. Black is seen as a restful emptiness into which anything may emerge and disappear once again. It is also mysterious, providing a sense of potential and possibility. So why does the cheetah and so many other species, have these black tear marks or markings on their face? And what did American football players learn from the animal kingdom? Black is a color that absorbs light, so black markings in the facial area will work as sunglasses even at the sunniest hour of the day. Scared of being blinded by the sun? Put on something black and go for a run!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Purple magic!

Color can influence our emotions, our actions and how we respond to various people, things and ideas. Much has been studied and written about color and its impact on our daily lives.
Many people believe that colors are powers, and that colored stones are especially powerful.. We choose colors randomly just because we like them But what do they symbolize and why are we attracted to certain colors. Today I will mention Purple  - A color intermediate between red and blue.
Essie purple nail polish with a matted topcoat layer.  Choose matted nails when you have shiny summer skin!
Purple symbolizes royalty, mystery & magic. Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. This might be because it is the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors. It creates a balance and that is why Purple is the color most favored by artists.

Let's go tribal! Let's GO!

Foto: The fantastic Isabel Watson

Tattoos stay forever, paint can be washed away. Bring out a palette and start to play!
Don't worry so much about what kind of details you should wear, rub on some face paint if you dare?!
Be inspired by ancient cultures, countries and by how they see pattern, color and decoration. let's go tribal in this modernistic nation.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Stay tuned!!!

Ladies and gentlemen! 
We are now down to 3 weeks... So start counting the days with me. 

In 3 weeks the Holzweiler scarf collection will be available in stores. Two of the scarfs are Nanofasa designs, where all the income will go to the reserve I will start in Africa. More info will follow closer to scarf release date;) Holzweiler has stepped up with a very cool idea 
and initiative. Get ready to buy an all season wrap around scarf. Everyday we have a possibility to WEAR... something that shows that we CARE.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Where is our lion heart?

We sit with the whole world in our hands. We can choose to watch the mess, walk away or clean up. SO my question is where did our lion heart go? Through art, through literature, through symbolism and representations on flags and national emblems, lions have a universality that appeals regardless of culture, race, and national origin. 

Lions represent hope and future, courage and strength, royalty and power. They makes us feel humble and strong.   They show us how social bonds can keep us alive. And as they cross the savanna they tell stories of a neighborhood where there are no good or bad neighbors.They lift a paw and drop it down. like the sun goes up and as the sun goes down. they show us balance, happiness, challenge and fall. now we as people leave them with a sore. Did we forget how powerful they roar? Have fun that day when you go on safari and say; we saw no lions, no leopards, no cheetahs, elephants or anything that day.!!!