(Gossipy tip: everyone's abuzz about that new SM Aura opening at Bonifacio Global City -- with Sarah Jessica Parker gracing the event, kabog!, and word on the street is that Market Market will be "upgrading" to compete with its saucey-sosi neighbor. I hope not, because if the tiangges go, where will I get my affordable fashion fix?!)
Links to love
Anyway, it's performance evaluation time at the office so I'm crazy busy; but it doesn't help that I'm so distracted with some excellent web material. To wit:
- Hysterical Literature - (Slightly NSFW) Artist Clayton Cubbit's video project has women reading aloud from their favorite books while being, erm, distracted under the table. I've been, uh, pimping this link to all my friends since last Friday because I think it makes a great statement about female sexuality and pleasure, the love of literature, the disconnect of mind and body, and it's just really fun to watch!
- $40,000-a-night escorts: secrets of the Cannes call girls (via The Hollywood Reporter) - Dude, that article title is all you need to know. Who doesn't love a salacious Hollywood tale?!
- And now, a break from all that sex talk: I just love, love, love the idea behind Jamie Moore's Not Just a Girl blog post, where for her 5-year-old daughter's birthday she took her portrait dressed as five feminist icons, like Coco Chanel and Amelia Earhart. As a mom looking to raise an independent, strong, feminist daughter, this project seems so awesome to me. I'd love to do an Asian woman's version! Cory Aquino, Aung San Suu Kyi, Gabriela Silang -- who else would you nominate?
- Finally, something that speaks to the heart. Angelina Jolie wrote in the New York Times about her decision to undergo a double mastectomy as preventive measure against breast cancer. Until my grandmother died of the disease last year, I never thought we had this in our family. Angelina's reason for her decision are so intense and well worth the read.