Paris is always a good idea, especially for my Birthday, March 3. I was fortunate to celebrate in the city of lights with one of my favorite people – my best friend Lily K. (I call her “my girl Friday”). This was my first trip abroad since the Pandemic, and I so missed the European ways – from the city’s vibrant history, architecture, museums, cafe’s, French cuisine and culture, fashion shows we attended during this season’s Paris fashion week, friends we haven’t seen in a while and new faces, long walks, sleepless nights, lots of laughs, dancing, shopping, etc etc etc. Mostly I was really happy to be a witness to this universal creative force that drives our world to be a better place, with much beauty and love to be shared with each other, and so much joy that makes life feel like a true miracle! Je t’aime!
Another year has come to pass with holidays around the corner. For most – it is a time for self-reflection and turning over a new page, welcoming the changes ahead. I get that “Holiday feeling” every time I watch Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut,” a perfect Christmas film. There is a thin line between love and hate, chaos and order, calamity and serenity, war and peace. The nuances in the film overwhelm me with a sense of nostalgia for the past, and melancholy towards the future. I know that being in the middle is the safest place to be, and the present tense is the only right place. Some questions come up to the surface, like ‘what is it that we truly want in life, from ourselves, from others, from the world we live in with billions of other beings?’ We cannot transmit what we haven’t got, and until we do – we hopefully keep on evolving, learning and transcending ourselves. Another brilliant revelation came to me from a film I recently watched and loved “C’mon C’mon,” where the main child character is asked “ When you think about the future, how do you imagine it will be, what will stay with you, and what will you forget?” He simply answers that the future is not at all what we imagine it to be, and all we can do is just “c’mon, c’mon…c’mon.” Sometimes all we can do is live the process, do it, be it! So let’s love and evolve:)
How did it suddenly become the Harvest Moon, precisely September 20th, 2021, last night? The Fullest Moon of the year hangs so low for the next few nights so farmers can finish their long days of labor. I too feel like a laborer of Love, that has been growing for many years, perhaps more so this year due to a time-space continuum paradox. Yes, it was a special year; it’s been eventful, trying, challenging, adventurous, fun, funny, fast and furious. It came by a quiet storm, started with a lot of open ended questions, evolved into a being of its own, and now demands the answers to at least some that are close to heart. As the prophecy says – The future is not written in stone, and it changes constantly like the multiverse we live in, but sometimes I just want to know now, yes — right now! Lets ask the Harvest Moon 🙂
As the famous lyrics from Simon and Garfunkel song go to the acclaimed film “The Graduate,” I feel that the human race has finally graduated to the next evolutionary level with Covid virus still being the main world event. Although we will never be the same again, this transitory state of being is coming to a full circle. The questions are essentially still the same – to get vaccines or wait, to travel or stay put, to wear masks or take chances, the list goes on… Still, I can’t help but sense that we have transcended to a new way of being, understanding, and expressing – we “died” and been reborn, got more spiritual and grounded. So happy Rebirth-day to us all! ❤️🧚♀️💋
Time is fleeting, birthdays come and go, Easter eggs have hatched and the world is still fighting the pandemic. As I try to remain teachable, I witness miracles of light, hope, humility and gratitude surrounding me. I believe that the truth is out there and life is full of magic and beauty. The people we let into our kingdoms magnify our best qualities and help us slay our demons. April showers will bloom May flowers, radiant rainbows and fresh Spring perfumes will fill our lungs with humanity… I love you!
“Did I give you my heart? And the very next day – did you give it away? And this year… I would give it to someone special…” This year, that will go into history as the crazy 2020, while the mysterious virus made the world stand still… and the people with it. But hope prevails, and so do all the magical lovely things that are worthy fighting for, living for, aspiring for… Let us help one another to be better versions of ourselves in the year to come, and spread love and understanding, and carry each other, always… Enjoy these memories , as I share them with you here and have a little giggle…Be happy, joyous, and free! Lots of love…
Are you the spy who loved me? Perhaps nobody can explain it better than Carly Simon in her cult classic song from James Bond’s serial franchise. My pictorial is an homage to her sultry and soulful lyrics – My photos-her words. Shhhh. Your secrets are safe with me:) Promise! “Nobody does it better. Makes me feel sad for the rest. Nobody does it half as good as you. Baby, you’re the best. I wasn’t lookin’ but somehow you found me. It tried to hide from your love light. But like heaven above me The spy who loved me Is keepin’ all my secrets safe tonight. And nobody does it better. Though sometimes I wish someone could. Nobody does it quite the way you do. Why’d you have to be so good? The way that you hold me Whenever you hold me. There’s some kind of magic inside you.That keeps me from runnin’. But just keep it comin’. How’d you… ” Photography@RobertKerian Stylist @laroussian
What happens when transatlantic flights are suspended due to the raging, worldwide pandemic, unless you are one tough secret service agent or a superstar with diplomatic immunity? I can’t disclose all my secrets now, but what I can do is stage a fashion photoshoot, with vintage Italian cars like a sweet tomato red Alfa Romeo, sprinkled with helicopters, future retro wardrobe from Pucci and Fendi, and a kick-ass attitude to boot. Here is my own reenactment of “The Woman from Uncle, ” the mysterious, gone rouge spy that loves all of you, often finding herself around the world on planes, trains, and super cool automobiles, on some impossible mission to better the world and humanity. God Bless the Bladerunners and Rebels with a cause, Lucky for you a good kind of cause and effect. Be Safe! Ciao…
photography @robertkerian styling @laroussian