Summary of my week.
Celebrity Ad Campaign
"Fall-Winter 2014 finds itself overflowing with megawatt celebrity presence left and right. It might be hard to keep track at some point so we have rounded up the ones that top our list.
As usual, there are the usual black and white images in a moody fashion with James McAvoy for Prada to film set dramatic for Miu Miu with Stacy Martin. One can’t also miss the hard to ignore sexiness of Miranda Kerr’s topless slightly provocative campaign for Seven for All Mankind. Other than that there’s a whole lot of others from Kit Harrington for Jimmy Choo to Charlotte Gainsbourg for Louis Vuitton and the list just goes on and on. It would be advisable to just go through our list below.”
1. James McAvoy for Prada
2. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Prabal Gurung
- You are never too young or too old to do the things you love.
- People will hurt you but it is part of growing up, learn to grow and accept
- Learn new things everyday
- Never be stagnant
- No one is perfect, Don’t bother to please everyone
- Maturity plays an important role in success
- You are the leader of your emotions
- Don’t dwell too much on the negativity
- Always choose Happiness
- Jealousy will never get you anywhere
- Be inspired
- Let God be the center of everything. Have faith
- Believe in yourself and have confidence
- If things don’t work as what you want it to be, Think that there’s always good reasons behind it
- Never give up
- Changes happen and that is okay. Adjustments. Adjustments.
- Appreciate simple things
- Spread love
- Reach out to people who need it the most
- Travel as often as you can. Have adventures
- Be open/vocal to your loved ones. Say how much they mean to you
- Meet new people and learn from each other
- Sometimes, it is good to get out of your comfort zone
- Never be afraid of what people say, be fierce in a good way
- Be thankful for all the blessings.
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.