AFTER J’AD DOOR DIOR
Meet Dan Graham and his interactive art. Art that connects and bounces of its environment and changes with the colour of the sky, the reflection of light and modifies our vision by exposing more and more layer of infinite possibilities, shapes and light move with the sky and people walking past, with colours blending into different shapes while other colors bounce off one reflection to the other, infinitely moving . Here is Dan Graham giving a speech at the opening party of the Mamo museum in Marseille on the roof of the cite Radieuse the famous building designed by the architect Le Corbusier, at his side, Emily Marant , Ora Ito and the CEO of Parley for the ocean who gave a talk on our over consumerism of fish and of plastic waste that are poluting and suffocating the oceans. We will have to drastically modify our consumption of fish and plastic within the next years if we want to save the biodiversity of our oceans. Already, some people through awareness and knowledge are choosing to significantly reduce their consumption of fish . We all have the power to chose to consume or not, we all have a voice through the choices we make every day.
THE PRESENT MOMENT
The present moment brings us back to the source. Live HERE and NOW. Awareness of the present moment is when you stop your mind from wondering. Your mind is only focused on what you are doing HERE and NOW. Using breathing as a support, with a bit of every day practice, you can within a second stop your mind from wandering from one thing to the next. The more you practice the easier it gets to let go and to achieve calm and inner peace you can then communicate with your true self and find innocence and peace.
Meditation is freedom.
Our real self, is perfect and free. Meditation is the way and a process of re-centering our awareness in the principle of pure consciousness which is our essential being. By sitting with closed eyes and letting the mind become absorbed, observing and experiencing the movements of the breath we enter into the consciousness and awareness of the present moment.
Play attention to your breathing, and listen, from the moment you start to the moment your breathing becomes deep, be attentive.
1) Sit upright, pull your spine up, shoulders high, comfortable and relaxed, with your hands resting on your knees or thighs.
2) Close your eyes gently to remove visable distraction.
3) Close your mouth, relax your jaw and mouth.
4) Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply three or four times, feeling the inhaling and exhaling, your breath moving in and out through your noze.
5) Now breathe naturally and easefully, keeping your awareness.
6) Keeping your awareness, observe the sensation of the breath moving there throughout all your inhalations and exhalations.
7) Let your awareness rest gently on the breath. After a while it may feel as though the breath is flowing in and out, continue focusing and listening to it , in and out the focus of your attention should be only at that point of listening–
8) Let the breath be as it will. . Let the breath be natural and unforced, and just observe and experience it.
In time your breath will become more subtle and refined, and slow down.
9) In Breath Meditation we only focus our awareness on the breath. However, as you meditate you may use this in every chore throughout the day just concentrate on the present moment of what you are doing, keeping centered.
10) Thoughts, impressions, memories, inner sensations, and such like may also arise during meditation. Be calmly aware of all these things in a detached and objective manner. Let them come and go as they will, but keep your attention centered . Meditation produces peace, awareness and quiet joy.
11) If you find yourself getting restless, distracted, , just inhale and exhale slowly and deeply a few times, feeling the inhaling and exhaling breath moving in and out through your nostrils, at the same time feeling that you are releasing and breathing out all tensions. Relaxation is the key to successful meditation practice.
12) Keep in mind that Meditation basically consists of being AWARE. That is all!
13) At the end of your meditation time, keep on being calmly aware of your breath moving in and out as you go into the make up ceremony. In this way you can maintain the calm and clear state of mind and awareness throughout every movement.
THE MAKE-UP RITUAL:
You have started your ceremony with the breathing exercises you are now feeling calm and peaceful continue your deep breathing and focuseon every movement step by step while just being here and now.
Step 1: Generously apply a moisturizer all over your skin (use a water based cream) to help concealer glide on smoothly. put lip balm on your lips
Apply concealer, only where you need it, undereye circles and blemishes. Try a creamy formula, in a shade that matches your skintone. Apply in littles stripes with a fine brush, with the ring of your finger blend from the corner of your eye over to your cheek for the circles. With a warm finger apply around the rim of your noze and chin, Cover blemishes and spots with a fine brush.
Step 3: With a big powder brush or puff apply lose and very fine powder all over your face, with airy free strokes apply evenly. The moisturizer should help fix the powder and create flawless, natural skin.
Step 4: Want to look like you are sunkissed? Use bronzing powder 2 to 3 tone shades above your color and apply with a blush brush, in light strokes, build up intensity gradually by going back and forth, on areas that the sun would hit and color naturall
Step 5: Apply to the apples of your cheeks. (the way to find your apple is to smile). Then blend the color up toward your temples with a brush.
Step 6: If your brows need filling or structure, lightly fill in any gap with a thin flat brush and follow this exemple of a perfect eyebrow
Step 7: Apply a shimmery cream shadow from the lash lines to the brow bones using pointer finger.
Step 8: To give your eyes a boost, apply mascara. Start as close to the roots of your lashes as possible and comb your lashes with the mascara brush intensifying the outer corner to open your eye. Then using a black pencil inhance the line at the roots of your lashes in the outer corner of your eye.
Step 9: Wipe lip balm off, dab some color on your lips, with a lipstick or a fruity colored gloss or start from the center and thin out to the rims.
Seing yourself with this natural, fresh, glowing look, will reunite you with a passed memory in which you were blossoming and trigger off a sense of wellbeing.
C’est l’année d’Emmanuelle Bercot ! Après être venue présenter son film «La Tête Haute» diffusé pour l’ouverture du Festival de Cannes, l’actrice-réalisatrice française a monté dimanche une dernière fois les marches de la Croisette pour venir recevoir le Prix d’interprétatoin féminine.
Elle a été récompensée pour sa prestation dans «Mon Roi» de Maïwen. Elle participe ainsi au joli palmarès français lors ce 68e Festival de Cannes.
C’est dans une belle robe noire, avec un maquillage lumineux et naturel qu’Emmanuelle Bercot est venue recevoir son prix des mains de Tahar Rahim. «Ce prix, je veux dire à Maïwenn qu’il récompense son audace, son sens aigu de la liberté, son anticonformisme. Après «Polisse», elle pouvait viser les plus hautes sphères, avoir les plus grandes actrices. Et non, elle a choisi une inconnue de 46 ans pour être son actrice», a-t-elle déclaré, émue.
Depuis les premières marches cannoises jusqu’à la cérémonie de clôture l’actrice a pu sublimer les tapis rouge avec l’aide de Guerlain. A 47 ans, l’actrice illuminait la scène avec une mise en beauté signé Coral Clark pour la marque parisienne.
Le nouveau soin Météorites Oxygène
Le teint :
Precious light, enlumineur rajeunissant, teinte 01
Lingerie de Peau, fond de teint fluide, 03 Beige Naturel
Terracotta Joli Teint Poudre Duo Bonne Mine, 02 Naturel Blondes
Rose aux Joues, 01 Peach Boy
Les lèvres :
Le Stylo Lèvres, 44 Bois de Santal
KissKiss, 363 Fabulous Rose
Les yeux :
Khôl Me Kajal, noir
Ecrin 6 Couleurs, 68 Champs-Elysées
Le Crayon Sourcils, 01 Brun Idéal
Mascara noir Cils d’Enfer So Volume
MAKE UP GUERLAIN BY CORAL CLARK
Photographer: Sarah Maingot Make up Coral Clark
Transparent, translucent, maximum coverage , touche éclat is the make-up artist’s best friend. In a few strokes you can make wonders. With you touche éclat brush tip just paint and follow your dark shadow line under your eye and blend with your finger. Touche éclat has got macro shimmery parts that reflect the light like mini mirrors, this is why you don’t need much. It throws back the light and gives the impression that your dark circles are neutralised. It also works for enhancing and sculpting. Less is more, sometimes it is best to make one part disappear to reveal and uncover another. See on image above how by putting a little touch in the eye corner I covered the circles and just with a little powder made the rest of the skin still breathe and then by just adding a little color to the cheeks brought the whole thing to life.
In the 16th century, women use to tint their lips with crushed poppies. After drying the petals in the sun and then crushing them once dry into a fine powder. They then would rub the red powder on their moist lips. All you need is a little color to lighten your face. Less is more.
To meditate you have to train your mind, in the same way that to be fit you have to train your body. There are many meditation techniques.
Like anything practice makes perfect.
It’s extremely difficult for a beginner to sit for hours and think of nothing or have an “empty mind.” The easiest way to start is by focusing the breath. Really meditation is concentration, mindfulness is also a form of concentration. When one is fully concentrated one is in the present moment and that in itself is a form of meditation.
The concentration meditation technique involves focusing on a single point. This could be listening to your breath, repeating one single word over and over again, focusing on looking at a candle flame, or finding on spot on the floor and staring at it. Since focusing the mind is not that easy, a beginner might meditate for only a few minutes and then work up to longer time.
Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage and belly. Make no effort to control your breath; simply focus your attention. If your mind wanders, simply return your focus back to your breath. Maintain this meditation practice for 2–3 minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.
If relaxation is not the goal of meditation, it is often one result of it. Since then, studies on the relaxation response have documented the following short-term benefits to the nervous system:
• lower blood pressure
• improved blood circulation
• lower heart rate
• less perspiration
• slower respiratory rate
• less anxiety
• lower blood cortisol levels
• more feelings of well-being
• less stress
• deeper relaxation
EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS WITH SUGAR
Here is a simple tip for having smooth lips
If you have chapped lips, you can remove the dead cells very simply.
The secret is sugar.
Put a thin layer of oil (coconut, almonds, or olive) on your lips and then did them in sugar
Remove the sugar and put some lip balm on your nice smooth lips