Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Here I Am, Making Posts Before We Announce The Site

It couldn't be helped. We're getting a little excited.

I thought I'd share this trail of information that I found today~

I was looking for pictures as inspiration for designing this website, at Wedding Gawker specifically, and I came across some beautiful pictures at Vouge.com of "Kate Moss's Wedding." Funny how they don't mention who the groom is until the fourth paragraph! haha Regardless, I'd like to share with you a couple of beautiful pictures. If we were to have a formal wedding, and if we were religious, and if we were celebrities, this would totally be the kind of wedding we would have! :D

I love this picture! This idea in general! All of her bridesmaids are little girls! I don't even know this many little girls! It reminds me of some sort of classic painting; it's so beautiful. :)

Just look at it! It looks like a wedding that would be in The Godfather, or Boondock Saints, or some epic movie. I just feel like the sort of weddings I am imagining do a good job of showing the base of human emotion, something that connects us all, and there are so many aspects that can be so beautiful.

Such a beautiful, old building - from the twelfth century -- still standing strong! So many different people it has housed in so many different situations! If the walls could talk, we would be amazed at the wisdom they had obtained from the people-watching they have done throughout the centuries.

See what I mean by an epic movie? Look at all of the vintage Rolls-Royces!

The bridesmaids' dresses look so simple and beautiful!

And so are the decorations, simple and beautiful! I seriously doubt Treavor and I will have anything this extensive. It just wouldn't be wabi-sabi if it were so! I can't imagine the cost of gathering so many identical/perfectly matching items! :P

We can't forget about the absolutely essential time in nature. Essential in our opinion, anyway. :)

Finally we come to this picture, which I absolutely abhor as a wedding picture, but overall I still find it a very beautiful and intruiging picture. The comment on Vogue.com reads,

"Jamie and Kate channel a modern-day Mick and Bianca Jagger, re-creating the couple’s 1971 backseat wedding portrait by royal photographer Lord Lichfield."

What is this?

I look it up.

Here is the photo they were trying to re-create. I must admit, I like this one much better. It's captures much happier emotions, AND it is equally as beautiful.

This looks like an inspiring wedding, so I look for a picture album containing the pictures that the photographer, Lord Lichfield, took on that day. I found no such thing... although I don't doubt it's existence. I'm just not in the mood to find it. :)

I did, however, find other interesting pictures of the woman Mick Jagger married, Bianca Jagger, on a website called "Fashion's Most Wanted." I'll share a couple of pictures I found from there~

What an interesting dress!
A picture of Bianca with one of her BFFs, Andy Warhol.

Bianca at her 30th birthday party, located at her favorite hangout, Stuido 54.
She rode to her birthday party (at Studio 54) on a white horse!
Over at my blog, Technicolor Typecast, one of the things I'm most interested in is optimizing happiness in life. One of the ways to do that is to think outside of the box, unlimited by social labels, and simply be your authentic self. And I've noticed a lot of public figures seem to do just that - that's one of the reasons why so many of "the rest of us" are so enamored with them. It can be hard to be your authentic self, especially in our society of working 9-5 and endlessly acquiring possessions. These beautiful people - who, for whatever reason, have been able to optimize their happiness - have become something of heroes to the general populace. For the record, I'm not saying all celebrities have done this - not by a longshot!

I became curious about this woman and decided to look at her Wikipedia page. The things this woman has done and is currently doing... it took my breath away! This was the primary reason I was compelled to write this - not that I don't love sharing beautiful pictures that inspire the sort of Wedding Party I dream of. But this woman seems amazing, and instantly became somewhat of a hero to me.

Allow me to quote Wikipedia~

"Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan-born social and human rights advocate and a former actress and fashion icon. Jagger currently serves as a Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA, and a Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust. Over the past thirty years she has written articles and opinion pieces, delivered keynote speeches at conferences and events throughout the world and participated in numerous television and radio debates, about numerous issues including genocide, the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the war on terror, war crimes against humanity, crimes against future generations, the Former Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, Central America, Iran, Iraq, India, children and women’s rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, climate change, the rainforest, renewable energy, corporate social responsibility, the ensuing erosion of civil liberties and human rights, and the death penalty.
She was formerly married to Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones."

I absolutely love how her marriage to Mick Jagger is such an afterthought. I could tell she was optimized. ^_~

The Wikipedia article mentions that she was born in Nicaragua, and for much of her childhood her family lived on a very small income. This furthers my personal suspicion that growing up in an environment that isn't saturated with money can create powerful, intelligent people. :) And not powerful in a greedy sense -- powerful in the sense of living up to your true potential.

Much of the rest of the Wikipedia page about her is interesting. Here is what it says about a key turning point in her life, when she started moving away from her party-goer/jet-setter lifestyle and began to focus more on Human Rights, and just issues that are important to our societies and our species in general~

"In 1981, Jagger was part of a US congressional delegation stationed at a UN refugee camp in Honduras. At one point during her official visit, the entire staff saw about 40 captured refugees marched away at gunpoint towards El Salvador by a death squad. Armed with nothing but cameras to document the raid, Jagger and the delegation trailed the squad along a river towards the El Salvadoran border. When both groups were within auditory range of each other, Jagger and the staff shouted at the M-16 equipped raiders, "you will have to kill us all!". The squad released its captives and a transformation had thus begun for Jagger."

What a beautiful person. She would be wonderful to interview someday. :)

1 comment:

  1. Bianca's leg'o'muttin sleeves on her dress. We all worse those back then. Quite the rage. Guys wore ruffles and lace, too, with velvet jackets.