I love these black and white pictures of Madonna taken for her british vogue for an interview she did for their june issue. She did the interview talking about motherhood and ageism related to her 60th birthday. You can read the interview HERE
I have to be honest and say that I’m not such a big fan of Madonnas ‘newer’ music and how she is now, but i do loove her older music (especially the American Life album) And what ever you think of her, if you like her and her music or not, I think that we can all agree that she’s a legend.
A couple of days ago I went to see a concert (do you really see or do you hear a concert… hmm both guess) with non other then Ms Lauryn Hill! I am a huge fan of both The Fugees and of Lauryn as a solo artist. I mean every time someone ask my about my favorite artist or favorite song of all time my answer is always Lauryn Hill with either Lost Ones or X-Factor so this was huuuges for me!! I’m really so happy that I got to see her and I’m diffidently going to see her again another time if I get the chance!
I went to this cute bakery/ coffee shop the other day and just had to take a few pictures. Beside the good iced coffee, I really love the interior in this place. All the furniture and interior was so nice! You all know I love the simple down to earth colors, so this place was very much my cup of tea… I’m also very much in love with the magazine stand!
I thought it would be nice here just before a new week begins, to sum up a few things that we should all remind ourselves of more often. I’m pretty sure these things are issues a lot of us have… It’s not always easy being nice to ourself and most of the time we are our own worst critic! Which is why I thought of 7 things we all sometimes need to remind ourself of! I hope you like them…
1. NO ONE SEES YOU AS CLOSE AS YOU SEE YOURSELF
Mirrors is can be our best friend – or is more like a frienemy? I mean they can also be our worst enemy, especially when we get as close as possible, and study our pores, impurities, fine lines and what not. That’s a recipe for bad self esteem right there! The truth is that if you look hard enough, you’ll probably find something that doesn’t look like a photoshopped model, because we’re actual human beings, not photoshopped models.. No one will ever stand 1cm away from your face and study it, so neither should you!
2. EVERYONE ELSE ARE BUSY WORRYING ABOUT THEMSELVES
Another thing thats typical for us, especially girls i’d say but maybe guys as well is worrying what other people think of us and our appearance. But the truth probably is – everyone else is also busy worrying about themself and their own appearance! So what is the point really?
3. COMPARISON IS THE BIGGEST THIEF OF JOY
If you compare yourself with a perfect picture on social media – you will compare yourself with something that doesn’t exist(!) and you might as well compare yourself to one of the many disney prinsesses drawn by Walt Disney. A pretty picture on Instagram is just that – a pretty picture, not a representation of reality. For all you know, the girl on the picture could’ve taken 300 similar ones and picked the prettiest one, edited the shit out of it and put on several filters to look as pretty as possible.
4. MATERIALISTIC THINGS DOESN’T MAKE YOU HAPPY
Even though it’s easy to think that your life would be complete if you had the money to buy everything you want, and trust me I’m not judging at all I like most people do this myself – that’s just not how it works.. Materialistic things will probably give you pleasure and satisfaction for a day or 2 tops, then you get over it, and start focusing on the next thing you want, and fell like you need to make yourself fell good. There seriously is no real happiness in things!
5. EVERYONES BODIES ARE DIFFERENT
..and thanks for that! Not everyone have a thigh gap, and not everyone have a six pack.. It’s just the way it is – we’re all made differently, and we have different physiques. It doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with you!
6. BE KIND TO YOURSELF
..because it’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time! And truth is, most of the time that person being mean to you is not someone from your school, your work, your family or what else.. That person being mean to you is you!
7. WHEN SOMEONE PAYS YOU A COMPLIMENT, THEY’RE NOT LYING
We need to stop rejecting compliments! Why exactly do we do this? When someone says I’m looking pretty or anything nice really I hardly ever take it in and most of the time I’m just smiling, but thinking to myself ‘you have to say that’. Just say thank you and appreciate it.Truth is they don’t have to say it so if they do they’re probably not lying!