Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How to be a Geisha


Last week my young girlfriend shared her interest in  a new book on how to catch a man. Since I have been a girl these books (The Rules, He's Not That into You, Think Like A Man) have been around. So I decided I am gonna to write my bestselling book, "How to be a Geisha" and let it rain money on me. Here are my tips on how to get the big ring :

1. Get a fan. Carry it with you always. You talk too much. Hide your mouth behind it only to reveal your beautiful eyes. 

2. Wear high heels. The higher the better. You walk too fast and now you'll take tiny tiny steps.

3. Serve a man. They love being waited on.  "Is your arm broken?" That is not the way of a geisha. 

4.Listen. If you get bored you can yawn or giggle behind your fan.

5. Never eat in front of a man. Besides your hands should be free for serving and fan holding.

6. Save Face. Men say silly things. "I run this city". "This is my house".  Learn to ignore.


7. The Kudzu. Being a Geisha is not about submission. Oh no. A geisha can dispatch lethal power at will. Choose your moments. 


There's more but I am saving it for my monster hit book, movie, app, television series, perfume, album and clothing line. 

 Sayonara.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

America's First Couturier Charles James




My structures… look as if the body were no more ambulatory than a mermaid’s yet permit large reckless movement,” said Charles James America’s first couturier. Revered by his peers Christian Dior and Balenciaga who called him “the greatest couturier in the world”.  The Metropolitan Museum of Arts retrospective, “ Beyond Fashion: Charles James" pays homage to his artistry through August 10th. 

The exhibit showcases his gowns with trademark names Four leaf Clover, Butterfly, Tulip and Swan. The exhibit includes an infrared camera display to feature the sculpture and construction of several gowns.  The new Anna Wintour Costume Center displays his Chelsea Hotel atelier, drafts, notes and sketches by Joe Eula.  His designs were worn by private clients, the wives of millionaire titans and best dressed list perennials like Babe Paley, Millicent Rogers, Gloria Vanderbilt, Dominique de Menil, Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr., Gypsy Rose Lee and the exquisite movie star Marlene Dietrich. Today’s stylish beauties such as Eletra Wideman, Marisa Tomei and Angela Jolie who wore Charles James in her movie, “The Tourist”, appreciate the timeless elegance of his designs.
Babe Paley
Eletra Wideman   Marisa Tomei

  Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman and her husband movie mogul Harvey Weinstein are launching a revival of the Charles James brand. Do see the collection of the man his friend photographer Bill Cunningham, called "the Einstein of fashion."






Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Bring Back Our Books #BringBackOurGirls


This week I received an e-mail from Ms. Kwambula Asbe Ali head teacher of the Chibok
Secondary School in Nigeria. On April 20th Boko Haram abducted 232 schoolgirls during a physics test. After writing a post “Bring
Back Our Girls” to feature petitions on Change.org and We the People to call for
action on their safe return. I thought about the actions against the school and the
meaning of Boko Haram (Western education is evil)which inspired me to write the head
teacher for a wish list for the school. 
On   GoFundMe, I’ve posted a crowd funding campaign, “"Bring Back Our Girls"”. Ms. Asbe
sent a comprehensive list of the texts books
and computers needed at the school. This is  way beyond my modest goal.  However I remain optimistic to quote Nelson Mandela “It always seems
impossible until it’s done”.

The following textbooks are available
through Pearson Publishing:
New Concept English for Junior Secondary
Schools Book 1, 2 and 3
Longman Advantage Junior Secondary English
Book 1,2 and 3
New Concept Mathematics for junior Secondary
Schools Book 1,2 and 3
Basic Mathematics for Junior Secondary
Schools Book 1,2 and 3
Longman Advantage Junior Secondary
Mathematics 1,2 and 3
Junior Secondary Agricultural Science UBE
Edition
Agricultural Science for Junior Secondary
Schools Book 1,2 and 3
Basic Science for Junior Secondary Schools
UBE Edition Book 1,2 and 3
NRDC Basic Technology for Junior Secondary
Schools UBE Edition Book 1,2 and 5
Basic Social Studies for Junior Secondary
Schools UBE Edition Book 1,2 and 3
Islamic Studies for Junior Secondary Schools
Book 1,2 and 3
Fundamentals of Physical and Health
Education for Junior and Secondary Schools
UBE Edition Book 1, 2 and 3
New Computer Studies Book 1,2 and 3
Business Studies for Junior Secondary
Schools UBE Edition Book 1,2 and 3
Basic Civil Education for Junior Secondary
Schools Book 1,2 and 3
The following textbooks are available
through MAB Publishing.
New Concept English for Senior Secondary
Schools Book 1,2 and 3
Intensive English for Senior Secondary
Schools Book 1,2 and 3
New General Mathematics for Senior Secondary
Schools 3rd edition 1,2 and 3
New Concept Mathematics for Senior Secondary
Schools book 1,2 and 3
Stan Agricultural Science for Senior
Secondary Schools
Modern Biology for Senior Secondary Schools
2010
New Edition Senior Secondary Biology Book
1,2, and 3
Practical Chemistry for Senior Secondary
Schools
Comprehensive Chemistry for Senior Secondary
Schools
Senior Secondary Certificate Practical
Physics
Calculation in Physics for Senior Secondary
Schools
Senior Secondary Physics Book 1,2 and 3
Senior Secondary Geography Book 1,2 and 3
Fundamentals of Economics for SSCE, NBCE,
UTME and similar Examinations
100 Computers
Samsung has an education program providing   solar laptops made for Africa.

 I have learned a new word Boko Halal which means Education is good.









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