27/02/2012

WorldPress Photo Contest 2012



No FashionWeek or blabering about the Oscars over here guys, Sorry!
I have something fundamentally more interesting for you
Did you heard about WoldPress Photo and their annual contest?
The winner was announced on Ferbuary 10th, and was chosen between 5.247 photographers and 101.254 pictures from around the world. 

"WE EXIST TO INSPIRE UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD THROUGH QUALITY PHOTOJOURNALISM."

Those picture are mind blowing but please, please, PLEASE if you're a sensitive soul, stay away. 
They are truly heartbreaking. 


Pas de Blablas sur la FashionWeek ou sur les Oscars ici, aucune envie de parler chiffon, désolée les girls! 
J'ai un sujet fondamentalement plus intéressant pour vous.
Avez-vous entendu parler de WorldPress Photo et de leur concours photo annuel? 
Le grand gagnant a été annoncé le 10 février dernier parmi 5.247 photographes du monde entier et 101.254 photos. 

"Notre but est d'inspirer la compréhension du monde au travers d'un journalisme de qualité" 

Ces photos sont époustouflantes mais les âmes sensibles, s'il vous plait, restez éloignées.  

*(Désolée pas de traduction de titre ou de légendes des photos en Français, mais un mot, un geste et Google fait le reste  ;) 





The winner is Samuel Aranda
Le Grand Gagnant est Samuel Aranda 


Sanaa, Yemen
Fatima al-Qaws cradles her son Zayed (18), who is suffering from the effects of tear gas after participating in a street demonstration, in Sanaa, Yemen, on 15 October. Ongoing protests against the 33-year-long regime of authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh escalated that day. Witnesses said that thousands marched down Zubairy Street, a main city thoroughfare, and were fired on when they reached a government checkpoint near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Some demonstrators retreated, others carried on and were shot at again. At least 12 people were killed and some 30 injured. Ms Qaws—who was herself involved in resistance to the regime—found her son after a second visit to look for him, among the wounded at a mosque that was being used as a temporary field hospital. Zayed remained in a coma for two days after the incident. He was injured on two further occasions, as demonstrations continued. On 23 November, President Saleh flew to Saudi Arabia, and signed an agreement transferring power to his deputy, Abdurabu Mansur Hadi. Saleh’s rule ended formally when Hadi was sworn in as president, following an election, on 25 February 2012.




EARTHQUAKE IN JAPAN By LARS LINDQVIST -  General News, 2nd prize singles
15 April 2011
Boats come to rest on top of a pier in the port of Ishinomaki, after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit Japan.






TSUNAMI  By TOSHIYUKI TSUNENARI  -  General News, 3rd prize singles
13 March 2011
A woman cries sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan, after the massive earthquake and tsunami struck the country.





ON REVOLUTION ROAD By Spot News, 1st prize singles, Yuri Kozyrev
For weeks, rebels held out against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with the hope that the world would come to their aid.





Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles, Brent Stirton
Maria, a drug addict and sex worker, in between clients in a room she rents in Kryvyi Rig, Ukraine. Maria injects drugs on a daily basis and sees many men every week but claims she remains HIV negative. She says she need the money to support herself, her drug habit and her nine-year-old daughter.







A MOUTHFUL By Daily Life, 2nd prize singles, Johnny Haglund 
A girl fishes in the Congo River, just outside the city of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo.







Spot News, 2nd prize singles, Massoud Hossaini 
Afghan Shia Muslims cry among the dead and injured after explosions during a religious ceremony in the centre of Kabul.








Contemporary Issues, 3rd prize singles, Simona Ghizzoni 
Jamila, 40, was injured by a small rocket and is now disabled and in need for treatment. Two years after the Israeli operation ‘Cast Lead’, the Gaza Strip still lives in a limbo, worsened by the closure of the borders and the subsequent economic crisis along with the complete isolation of the population.






And this last one, in memory of Rémi Ochlik, French Reporter, killed in Homs, Syria one week ago... 


General News, 1st prize stories, Rémi Ochlik
Battle for Libya.






Pictures and Rights belongs to World Press Photo 



26/02/2012

Sometimes bad things happens to good people


Hey Guys,


How was your week-end?
Someone had a great one over here   :)
It all begun with a Trivial Pursuit night on friday with some friends
And even if i can't believe that i did forgot who's killed John Lennon (fine, that and a few other things..Shame on me, right?) i had a great time!


Late on saturday we went for an AM-AZ-ING american brunch with my friend D.
We made some shopping - a little for me, a LOT for D.- and did get ready for a night out.
I've met Ileana, a friend of D's sister. She's a mexican girl who's currently living in North Carolina and was here for a week. She was the sweetest  and funniest thing ever! We've decided to take her out for her last night in Paris and WHAT a night! Ahah
Sunday was the laziest day ever. I did stayed in my bed like if it was an island and i've watched Misfits. 
I have to go now. Start to feel hungry! 


Hello les zamours,
Comment était le week-end?
Le mien était excellent, merci ^ 


Il a débuté avec une soirée Trivial Poursuite entre potes vendredi soir
Et même si j'avoue avoir lamentablement oublié qui a tué John Lennon (Ok ok, ça et d'autres trucs aussi...) la soirée était top. 
Samedi après-midi, D. et moi, avons eu le courage de se traîner gentiment chez Adele's Family pour le meilleur des Brunchs américain de la ville!    
On a fait du shopping, un peu pour moi, beaucoup pour elle et ensuite nous sommes rentrées nous préparer pour la soirée. 
J'ai rencontré Iléana qui passait la semaine à Paris chez la soeur de D. 
Iléana vient de Mexico et habite actuellement en Caroline du nord et honnêtement, cette fille est juste un amour! 
On a décidé de l'emmener fêter comme il se doit sa dernière nuit en ville, et même si les choses étaient parfois limite out of control, on a passé une SUPER soirée! 


Dimanche a été honteusement paresseux. J'ai végété. Je suis restée dans mon lit comme s'il s’agissait d'une île. J'ai regardé Misfits. The End. 


Et maintenant, j'ai faim. 




Saturday 4 am
Samedi, 4h du mat' 




Adèle's Family 67 Rue d'Argout 75002 Paris



Favorite Bagel
Bagel favori






It's started nicely with a glass of Champagne
Ca a commencé gentiment au Champagne






And a Vodka Bottle
Puis au biberon de vodka 






Not mine
Ce n'est pas le mien, parole 






Then things did get a bit crazy
Puis les choses se sont gâtées 










My 4am face after a crazy night
Ma tête de 4h du mat' 






Finally Sunday 
Enfin Dimanche









22/02/2012

Thailand J - 21




Hey guys!
How are you on this rainy wednesday?
I have to confess that i feel particularly good!
I've just got the most exciting yet surprising news at work, but it's a bit too soon to talk about it.
So let's be patient, but i promise to spill the bean really soon.

The reason of this post is that i'm leaving for THAILAND in 21 days!!!
My beautiful sister, her husband and i are going backpacking around the country during 3 weeks.
Honnestly i can't wait!
I've booked my flight - i will meet them directly in Bangkok which is kind of a bummer cauz i will be alone in the plane Boohoo..

For now we've decided to stay 2 or 3 days in Bangkok, then head Chiang Mai (north) then going south and visit the islands! THE ISLANDS!
Seriously how many chance do i have to discover the secret island of Leo?
A few, right?

Oh! and all this also means that i will be lucky enough to spend my b.i.r.t.h.d.a.y in Thailand!
**Happy dance**


Hellow les amours,
Comment ça va en ce mercredi gris et pluvieux?
Perso, ça va particulièrement bien!
J'ai eu la plus dingue des nouvelles hier (bon ok, pas vraiment la plus dingue non plus! mais elle a le mérite d'être complètement inattendue et absolument géniale) au boulot.
Il est encore un peu tôt pour en parler, mais je vous promets de cracher le morceaux rapidement!

La raison pour laquelle j'écris là, c'est pour vous annoncer en trépignant que je pars pour la Thaïlande dans 21 jours!
Ma super sister, son mari et moi partons sac au dos vadrouiller à travers le pays pendant 3 semaines.
Honnêtement, je suis IMPATIENTE!
Mon billet d'avion est réservé - D'ailleurs c'est un peu dommage car je les rejoints à Bangkok et du coup je serai seule dans l'avion..

Pour l'instant on a décidé de passer environ 2 - 3 jours à Bangkok, de monter à Chiang Mai et ensuite de redescendre dans les îles! LES ILES!
Sérieusement, vous pensez qu'il y a combien de chance que je tombe sur l'île de Léo?
Genre une approximation hein évidemment..
Peu, c'est ça?

Oh! Et aussi, ça veut dire que je vais passer mon a.n.n.i.v.e.r.s.a.i.r.e en Thaïlandeee!
**allez hop, une petite danse de la joie**


Okay, sorry about that. Just couldn't resist  :)
Désolée, pas pu m'en empêcher   :) 







21/02/2012

My Little Paris Box



Hey guys,
In USA you have the BirchBox, here in France we have MyLittleParis Box.
Since the january one was took by one of my neighbors (@!!#é'(-|&!) , this one, in february, was the first i actually got and i have to say that i'm pretty happy about it!!
The items are pretty great and it came right on time for Valentine's Day.
My Little Paris is AMAZING! They always have the finger on cool stuff like places to eat, to see, to shop with great deals and fun ideas!


Hello les amis!
Aux USA ils ont la BrichBox, nous en France, nous avons l'équivalent grâce à MyLittleParis et ses petites box adorables et utiles.
Comme celle de janvier a servi à l'un de mes voisins (@!!#é'(-|&!), celle de février est la première que j'ai reçue et je dois avouer que j'en suis très contente!
Les articles sont TOP et ils sont arrivés juste à temps pour la Saint-Valentin!
My Little Paris est Sensas à vrai dire! Toujours à l'affût des bons deals, des endroits insolites et des idées géniales en tout genre. Hum... On faisait comment avant?







MyLittleBox from mylittle on Vimeo.




So without further adieu, here's what's on my Little Flirt Box :
Curieux? Voici ce qui était dedans :

















Also i will definitely NOT use this Carnet des Ex, so if you interested about it, let me know... :)
Je ne vais certainement pas utiliser le fameux Carnet des Ex, si l'une d'entre vous est intéressée....  :) 




Can't wait to see what will be on the next one!! The theme is... NEW YORK!!
Je suis impatiente de voir ce qu'il y aura dans la prochaine, qui est apparemment sur le thème de... NEW YORK!! 



19/02/2012

Self Portait Saturday





The Beautiful Dana from Wonder Forest had a great idea : Saturday Self Portraits
And she is absolutely stunning on hers!
I'd find it interesting at first, and even if i'm usually more confortable behind the camera than in front of it, i did give it a shot!
It is indeed useful to know how your face looks in picture, to know your best angles, to play with light and effects.
And here they are...


Dana, du blog Wonder Forest a eu une super idée : Les samedis Auto-portraits
Elle est magnifique sur les siens!
Au départ, j'ai trouvé l'idée intéressante sachant qu'en général je suis beaucoup plus à l'aise derrière l'objectif que devant, j'ai décidé tout de même d'essayer.
C'est utile de savoir à quoi son visage ressemble en photo, de chercher son 'bon profile', de trouver le bon angle ainsi que de jouer avec la lumière et les effets.
Et voici ce que ça donne...