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winter is in the air

A part of me wishes that I can tell you that the spring is in the air but alas I very much feel the cold.  The other part of me doesn't really care that much about the low temperatures because I know I can always dress warmly. It is not like I have to worry about freezing to death. Cold just means more clothes and more clothes sometimes equals more fun. The glass is always half full, right? Anyway, I think what bugs us about winter is not so much cold as the absence of sun. On a sunny day I always feel like it is spring even when it is cold...and there is more to spring than just warm weather. It is as everything is coming to life again. Still, a part of me responds to the serenity of the winter. How do you feel about it? Dressing colourfully can be just what we need in winter. The photo is taken indoors in company of some M.M posters. Like many, I have a thing for this iconic lady.

 Marilyn Monroe said : " A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate to be a thing." and I think she had a good point. I often see  people looking at celebrities as things, as some kind of public property. I'm not the one to talk overly negatively about show business or fashion industry because there is always more than meets the eye.

One shouldn't be superficial when talking about serious matters so I'll leave that subject for the future. There are certainly a lot of negative aspects of the movie and the fashion industry, (the one that saddens me the most is the one that Marilyn was talking about) but there are also the positive ones and by making rash judgement we're not really helping anyone, are we?

 Positive thinking can be a great thing, but it doesn't mean that we shouldn't use our head. If we don't face the dark, it overtakes us and that goes as much for our inner as the outer world. In the light of the book by Mende Nazer that I have read yesterday, I can say that there is nothing worse than when a human being treats another human being like a thing.

Who is Mende Nazer?
Mende Nazer was abducted as a child and  sold into slavery. The things she went trough are hard to imagine or describe. I often write reviews about books (goodreads) but I couldn't write a review about this one. Her memoir literally gave me nightmares.  She managed to escape to freedom eventually but many were not that lucky. Mende Nazer is only a few years older than myself. Who knows how many slaves there are out there? How can anyone of us be truly free when so many are imprisoned?

Today I would like to recommend you to read her book Slave: My true story or just read one of her interview and take a moment to think about it.


  1. Nice! You're right, colors is what we need for winter!

  2. hey there, thanks for the post, will try and read the book. Just makes me think there are so many things to be thankful about in life..
    Best, Zia

  3. So nice post and I am following you now via bloglovin. I am num 5. it is great that you have now bloglovin. Perfect. Have a great day.

  4. Le unghie sono fantastiche! Baci Lucy

  5. I adore this, can't wait to see what you do next!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  6. love the scarf! it's a beautiful color!


  7. nice pictures ;) i like your nails ;))


  8. I love your literary suggestments! <3 And I understand you.. I feel always cold!!! :D You're nice and sweet my dear friend :) Kisses with hugs!

  9. super su ti slike shal je odlican!!

  10. What a super post, so full of content

  11. Oh yes, colours make the winter much brighter and for me you´re a messenger of spring <3


  12. I love ur nails!!! :D
    Great look ^^

  13. You look great again!
    And the hat!!! romantic:)


  14. I absolutely love your blog! I really enjoyed browsing your blog. I followed you on GFC! Hoping you can come by mine too :) Thank you for this post! I can't wait to read more of your posts. More power to you!

    Your new follower,

  15. I adore Marilyn Monroe :)) And I love your hat by the way ;D

    Rae \(^o^)/
    Raellarina - The Ballerina on Fire

  16. I'm intrigue by the memoir! I am an avid reader so this is good news to me :) Your post is always a joy to read, keep it coming!


  17. nice look and nails,
    following you hope you will follow back

  18. I do think that the more grey and cold the days is, the more color we have to add to our outfit. And in my case it works 'cause usually it cheers me up!! ;-)

  19. Noktići su preslatki, a M. Monroe na zidu savršena inspiracija! :)

  20. lovely nails

  21. Bello il quadro (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Nuovo post sul mio blog, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:


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