“I’ve always been a rebel. I never do things the way they’re supposed to be done. Either I go in the opposite direction or I create a new direction for myself, regardless of what the rules are or what society says.”
“I enjoyed fame as a model but music was my inspiration. I began singing at parties, on table-tops in Paris, and someone saw a chance of making some money. So I guess I got lucky.” – Grace Jones
So, I heard it was Detroit Day. In honor of what is, was and will be of Detroit lets give a standing ovation to the heart of the D, the people! I leave you with a few stills from photoshoots during the early stages of Cha Studio all MADE IN DETROIT. In fact one of our first shows was at The DIA, Detroit Institute of Art with Pecha Kucha. That was then, this is now – lets continue to support the D!
Naomi Campbell is a legend. The glamorous, talented, Supermodel with a tinge of spice has just launched her own show, The Face on Oxygen. During one of the first episodes whilst the fabulous PatrickDemarchelier photographed the teams of Coco Rocha, Karolina Kurkova and Naomi Campbell’s competed in their first photoshoot. We at Cha Studio love fashion, geez, our owner is a Model so we know the biz. So extatic that one of our pieces, the only headpiece of the whole shoot made the cut. Adorned on Margaux representing Team Coco is our Lamiaceae headband, she also wore a Phillip Lim outfit and we just heart her! Check out some of the awesome stills from the show.
I bid you holiday greetings and have included below a meal for after all the heavy holiday (oh boi!) meals. By far one of my favorites – a light, quick & delish tomato, garlic & basil pasta.
I recently started cooking again with Wheat pasta, please feel free to substitute to regular if desired. I also cook with lots of garlic and urge you to maybe try a lil more if you don’t usually. It’s always great during the winter months to pump your immune system.
Tomato, Garlic, Basil Penne Rigate
[Serves 2 hungry Grown Folks with some extra pasta left over]
4 cloves finely chopped fresh garlic
8 leaves of fresh basil sliced into strips [substitution: Arugula]
1 Lg. Tomato chopped
2-3 Tbsp Olive Oil
Pecorino Romano grated cheese [use to liking]
1 box of Whole Wheat Penne Rigate
Boil the h20 and follow instructions for proper Al Dente time listed on the box. This is essential in making the perfect texture of pasta. I suggest setting a timer. [I can hear my father now...] But seriously. Set a timer and during that time chop up your goodies. Take the olive oil and over medium heat add in the garlic. When the olive oil is hot it has the slightest scent. Try throwing in a little piece of garlic to see if it sizzles. When it does toss in the remaining garlic and take a spoon and mix it around. This is a good time to dish out the pasta and when the garlic starts to ever so slightly brown take it off the heat and spoon onto pasta [it acts as a light garlic sauce] Next add in other ingredients and serve. Add pepper to taste. I don’t use any salt because the cheese takes its place. Enjoy! Besos…
The rumors are TRUE! We are in a numerical pickle – or just the last time in our perceived lifetime that we will experience a calendar date such as today. Some remark that it is ‘just a number’ just like age, right? Well, our ancestors say otherwise.
Twelve has contained immense symbolic meaning from the 12 cosmos, 12 lunar years in the Chinese lunar calendar, 12 names of the Sun in Sanskrit [mantras], 12 Gods of Egypt, 12 is used 189 times in the Bible, 12 signs, or constellations, of the zodiac, Buddhists recognize 12 causes of existence [Nidanas], 12 months in a year. . .