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Popular women magazines…Then and Now

Celebs then and now…that’s not interesting anymore. Been there (google.com) and seen that.

So we’re going to the next level here. Popular women magazines…then and now. That’s probably something you haven’t seen before. Check out  covers of some popular magazines and compare them with their earliest editions.

Magazines vintage style…

Magazines vintage style
Left: 1867 – Right: November 2012


Magazines vintage style
Left: 1883 – Right: November 2012


Magazines vintage style
Left: 1886 – Right: December 2012

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Let there be light…Diwali – Festival of lights

November 13, 2012 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

Today it’s Diwali. It’s the festival of light. The festival finds its origin in India, where it’s a five days celebration. Each day comes with its own myths or legends and has its own traditions and rituals. Light is the symbol of joy, succes, hope, happiness and prosperity. Bottom line of this celebration: good overcomes evil and positive above negative. And you don’t even have to be religious to celebrate Diwali…!

and positive thoughts…it´s actually a state of mind. Despite of what many people think, luck has nothing to do with it. Just think about this: almost everyone can think of a person who apparently has it all from the outside, but is unhappy or in a vicious negative circle on the inside. So today on Diwali, it’s about giving a moment of thought about all the events, situations, thoughts and people in your life, positive and negative. The next step is to give every negative aspect a place in your past. That’s obviously easier said than done. But if you bring negative forces to your present or future, they will only hold you back. You have to realise that every year you will end up in good and bad situations. That’s life: it has its ups and downs. Today light represents the good and gives positive energy and it burns the negativity. That’s why you put on the lights to brighten up the darkest hours. If you can mentally picture how the light burns negativity, then you’re already half way. It will be easier to mentally burn the negativity of your own life and focus on al the good things.

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Fashion style through the last centuries

November 11, 2012 | Retro Fashion, Vintage | 0 comments

Check out this interesting overview of fashion style trough the last three centuries. Obviously there is a big difference between 1775 and 2000.

I’m all for the 1930 and 1947 style. Stylish with fashionable hats.
Do you have any favorites?

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You only live once…

November 7, 2012 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

You only live once quote


Dive in to the deep. Magic happens outside your comfort zone.
– Be proud of who you are, dare to be different.
Stop looking at what you don’t have. Start appreciating what you do have, before time will make you appreciate what you HAD.
– Let things go if they aren’t meant to be.
– If you have something good, cherish it. Remember that the grass only looks greener on the other side…
Don’t give up too easily. Some things are worth fighting for.
Appreciate the people who always have your back. Don’t take them for granted.
Live your dreams, don’t dream your life.