Lilia Sola

A rhesus monkey in Puerto Rico, 1938.
Jul 11

A rhesus monkey in Puerto Rico, 1938.

"She falls silent. A waft of brass floats by and mingles with her cigarette smoke. I think about her live shows, such as the outdoor one she’s due to play later that night, during which she’ll respond to the constant screams – her fans are too busy taking photos to applaud – by letting her band jam away for 20 minutes while she wanders the photo pit, posing for selfies with fans in the front row.
Surely during those moments she must love what she does.
“No,” she says.
Then after another drag from her cigarette she looks down towards the busy street below and says. “I don’t know what I think. All I know is that, right now, I like sitting here, on this terrace.” She leans back and, for a moment, looks completely content in the silence.”

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Jun 13
Uptown Chicago, 1965 by Danny Lyon
May 22

Uptown Chicago, 1965 by Danny Lyon

Owners with their black cats, waiting in line for an audition in the movie “Tales of Terror.” Hollywood, CA, 1961 (via)
May 21

Owners with their black cats, waiting in line for an audition in the movie “Tales of Terror.” Hollywood, CA, 1961 (via)

(Source: vintagegal, via vintagegal)

The Cannes Dresses infographic.
May 19

The Cannes Dresses infographic.

Actresses playing mermaids during the filming of Peter Pan, 1924.
May 15

Actresses playing mermaids during the filming of Peter Pan, 1924.

I recently fell on this read this brillant, beautiful, sadly realistic article about Peaches Geldof and motherhood after childhood trauma in general (written by Deborah Orr in The Guardian, May 2nd).

Obviously this subject speaks to me immensely, not because I am involved in drugs, but because I have been thinking of Peaches a lot lately, and also because am very anxious about eventually becoming a good mother myself, one day.

"But no amount of speculation can ever untangle the complex web of psychological and neurological factors that conspired to make this woman’s life so short (…) She spoke of her children having made her feel ‘complete’. Such impossibly exacting ambition may have placed a great deal of strain on her."

Most people I have talked about this to, seem to believe that if someone has been traumatized during its childhood, that person will do the opposite with its children. But now comes my point : how do you know? How can you be sure that woman like myself will find the basic life foundations necessary for stability? How can you be sure that ghosts from the past will not come back and overcome us with anxiety and guilt, just like they did for Peaches?

"It’s easy to believe that becoming a mother is like entering an enchanted kingdom full of healing and love. (…) But who could fail to feel sadness for a girl who tried so hard to defeat her demons, and failed so terminally? So much was beyond her control. But it was plucky to have thrown herself at life so hard. It would have been good if she’d made it."

Please share your thoughts on the matter. I am genuinely curious about what you all think deep inside. Those of you that come from a healthy childhood, or not. Those of you that have found happiness in motherhood, or not.

Rest in peace, Peaches. You surely have been and will be in inspiration to me.

May 8
Peaches, and the ideal of motherhood

 Dear Readers,
 Welcome to my blog. I am a 31 year-old French woman, currently residing in Luxembourg.
 This is my first post on this brand new blog, which will be about anything that makes me happy (or not!), such as life, love, travelling, TV series, music, and of course, pictures sharing.
 For now, I thought a Q&A would be a great way to give you some headlines about myself.
 Don’t hesitate to post your comments and questions.
 💌 When were you happiest?
 The first time I flew to Singapore, on my own, at 19 years-old. I felt an ocean of possibilities opening up to me. What is your greatest fear?
 Serious diseases. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
 My impatience. It makes me crazy. What is the trait you most deplore in others?
 Cruelty. What is your most treasured possession?
 I believe nothing is ever acquired, but besides my dog, I would say my boyfriend and his loving family. What makes you unhappy?
 Feeling sick or bored. What is your favourite word?
 I am fascinated with first names and their meaning. For instance the Arabic name Neelam means “blue sapphire”. Love it. What is your favourite book?
 The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath. What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
 Lily Allen circa 2006. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
 Carbs. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
 Julian Casablancas, Lily Allen, Johannes Vermeer, Elizabeth Montgomery, Amanda DeCadenet and the band Warpaint. What has been your biggest disappointment?
 Not being able to take care of my dog properly. If you could go back in time, where would you go?
 Hollywood in the 50’s. How do you relax?
 Browsing the internet, watching series on TV. What single thing would improve the quality of your life? 
Living in a warm and sunny place. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
 Keeping faith in life. What keeps you awake at night? 
Anxieties. How would you like to be remembered? 
As a challenged yet strong woman, passionate about travelling. Tell us a secret.
 I feel unhappy when I can’t eat dessert after a meal. What is your earliest memory?
 When I was around two, sitting on a rocking-chair in my then unborn brother’s bedroom, looking at the nice blue and white butterflies wallpaper. What would your super power be? 
Teleportation. What do you most dislike about your appearance? 
My teeth. I’m obssessed with teeth in general. What is your most unappealing habit? I pull out my hair. What is your favourite smell? 
 Sunscreen. Who do you admire most? 
Lily Allen. It seems she has it all : husband, kids, money, career and looks. She fascinates me. Cat or dog? 
 Dog. When did you last cry? 
 Quite often the last months, usually due to being unhappy at work. What is the closest time you’ve come to death? 
 Multiple times as a kid, getting caught up in ocean waves. What song would you like played at your funeral? 
 Mr Sandman, by The Chordettes. Where would you like to live?
 Singapore or Los Angeles. What is the worst thing anyone’s said to you? 
 “Stop dreaming!”. Is it better to give or to receive? 
I’m hard to please, and I really enjoy giving. To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why? 
 To me, as I am very hard to myself. What is the most important lesson life has taught you? 
 Forget about black or white, it will mostly be grey. Tell us a joke. 
 Why did the banana go to the hospital? Because it wasn’t peeling very well."

Apr 26

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Apr 25