CHANEL No. 5 Film #theonethatiwant

I went to see The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Empire cinema yesterday. As a media gal, I arrived early to watch the pre-roll adverts that are put on by Pearl & Dean (cinema advertiser).

My favourite was, but of course, the Chanel No. 5 Ad with the beautiful Gisele Bündchen. I love the marketing strategy of positioning Chanel No. 5 ads as ‘films’ and thus, correctly placing them on the big screen before a movie. The films, as with the brand, are always decedent, glamorous, and classy and they offer a beginning, middle, and end to the story. All I have to say is… these 3 minutes are filled with the perfect combination of sultry, yet elegant shots to create the perfect cinematography for the brand image of Chanel.

Some quotes by Mademoiselle Chanel: 

  • “Fashion passes, style remains.” 
  • “‘Where should one use perfume?’ a young woman asked. ‘Wherever one wants to be kissed,’ I said.”
  • “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

A little bit of fresh perspective to initiate a paradigm shift in thinking.

A little bit of fresh perspective to initiate a paradigm shift in thinking.

P.S. I’m re-reading The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. It’s all about the difference between the character and personality paradigms. It really is an amazing book and worth a read!

P.S. #2 Douglas Adams wrote The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (in case the quote didn’t give it away). That book is ALSO worth a read. Make a nice cup of tea, grab your blanket and enjoy the words on the page (hardcopy or Kindle or audiobook…. JUST READ IT.)

Hello, Year 2014, I’m pleased to have made your acquaintance.

Was it your intention to come into my life today and knock me off my feet? My knees are slightly tingling, but I already have a good feeling about the next 365 days with you. I think we should be honest with each other from the start though… I’m not looking for a long-term relationship. However, here are 14 goals for our time together:

1. Design and Print Business Cards.

2. Improve your Twitter abilities/Create a network and following

3. Read at least three Nora Ephron books.

4. Graduate University at the top of your department.

5. Learn how to fake a British Accent.

6. Develop a visible Six Pack or Run another Marathon. You’re choice.

7. Learn at least one magic trick that can be performed in social settings.

8. Compete a Jaw-Dropping work experience: internship, graduate scheme, part-time job or starting your own business.

9. Stop biting your nails. NO excuses – It’s tacky, immature, and unprofessional.

10. Watch every James Bond film ever made.

11. Start learning a Fourth Language.

12. Write a Travel Adventure Novel. It can be really really horribly bad as long as it’s written – with commas, periods, semi-colons and all the necessary punctuation.

13. Get over your fear of winking in public.

14. Visit Australia, China, Thailand or India. (The more the better).

I must say: It’s not you; It’s me that needs improving. But by this time next year, I will have outgrown you my dear 2014. After all, I don’t want to end up like you’re ex-girlfriend Miss-New-Years-Resolutions. This isn’t a about a fresh start. This relationship is built on trust, acceptance, and hard work. I promise to make you a memorable and meaningful year, if you promise to make me appear carelessly lucky to the outside world.

ARTIST JOURNAL. a little film.

Poster

I made a new short animated film about my sketchbook (and voila a quick poster design!). Watch the video on Youtube: HERE. 

I would like to formally apologise if the video does not work in your region. I’m having issues with the third party content of the song. Therefore, I’m trying to get an original cover of the song to re-upload it with original music (to avoid copyright infringements on Youtube). 

But please let me know what you think! I would love to hear your comments, concerns, opinions, etc.

Favourite SOUND?

Today, I got asked a really cool question: What is your favourite sound? 

It may sound simple at first, but really think about it. The answer can review a lot about a person.

My answer is actually a quote from Dale Carnegie’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People. It’s in Part Two (6 Ways to make people like you):

“Number 3: Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” And I love my name. How different people pronounce it, the different tones, accents, and connotations. It really is the SWEETEST sound to me personally.