Fairy tale [5]

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982.
She’s the eldest daughter of Carole and Michael Middleton, she was
raised in the upscale village of Bucklebury.
Kate came from a really normal, simple family. She attended the prestigious
Marlborough College where she excelled in sports. She then went on to ST Andrews University
in Scotland to study art history.

“She integrated perfectly well with everybody else in the class,” says her professor, Peter Humfrey. “In fact there was nothing distinctive about her at all I would say. She didn’t act with any airs or graces.”

Despite that, she still managed to attract the attention of a very distinctive classmate. At first they were just friends. But cut to 2002 and cupid’s arrow hit its mark. The couple have revealed very little publicly. They kept the romance under wraps until 2004, when paparazzi snapped a shot of the couple kissing.

“The media’s reaction to the kissing in Klosters was phenomenal,” says Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine. “I mean it was so exciting.”

William and Kate had already been living together for two years, but Kate was about to experience the royal pain of constant media attention.

Media called her “Waity Katie,” patiently waiting for her Prince Charming to pop the question. But last November the waiting was over and William presented Kate the same ring Prince Charles gave Diana.

“It’s my mother’s engagement ring and I thought it would be quite nice because obviously she’s not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all,” Prince William told ITV News. “I guess that was my way of keeping her close to it all.”

It’s attractive for many young girls out there to still see a fairy tale come true.
It’s inspiring because she is a simple, easy going girl and shows that love has no boundaries. It’s also nice to see her become a Princess just like Princess Diana.
Future potential: I believe that this shows that, people should just follow their heart.



V Day [4]

V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery.

It’s attractive it’s an empowerment of women to stop violence against women.
It’s inspiring because the V-Board is a group of extraordinary women who provide vision, leadership, and wisdom to help guide and support V-Day in its work. Famous names like, Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, Charlize Theron.
Future potential: Violence against women is a very important issue and this organization/ activist movement is doing an amazing job.


Hurt Courture [3]

You’re a badass, you got the extreme sport going, rocking the tattoo and not caring about anything, adrenaline is your middle name.
All those hardcore guys eventually fall down and scrape themselves or cut themselves on their skins, legs or arms. What do you do then to cover it up?
Those skin tone bandages look really sissy. So, luckily some leather band-aids. You have to admit that anyone wearing leather band-aids looks much tougher than anyone not wearing one.
It’s attractive because it gives the ordinary looking band-aid a new look.
It’s inspiring how they can give those standard skin toned band-aids a tougher look, giving the tough guys something to look forward to when they fall.
Future potential: Tough guys mostly don’t wear band-aids and that is sometimes a stupid decision because open wounds attract a lot of germs.


Woodkid – Iron [2]

Each soldier get’s ready in their own way to go to war. Woodkid doesn’t sing of any specific war but that’s ok because war is hell and nobody likes it. In this black and white clip you can see different warriors, from modern soldiers to knights and everything else in between.
These lines are clearly aimed to those warriors/soldiers “A million miles from home / I’m walking ahead / frozen to the bone / I am a soldier on my own”. In the end, who really knows why they’re fighting? Which soldier really knows?

Bombs flying from the sky, grounds shaking and big explosions, everybody goes into action. Soldiers, warriors, tattoos, angry dogs and also a female soldier,  supermodel Agyness Deyn. With her guyish look, fitting in the manly battle.

It’s attractive because you can see the men getting ready to battle and it’s so nicely choreographed and looks stunning in slow motion.
It’s inspiring that Yoann Lemoine is not only the singer-song writer of the band Woodkid, but also the Director of this stunning video clip.
Future potential: Singer/Song writers are getting more creative and doing much more then just making music, but also putting their creativity to work making awesome clips and making their songs even stronger. Yoann Lemoine is cool!


Equal PayDay [1]

Equal Payday is a worldwide organization that pleads for equal pay for women.
The campaign is a Belgian initiative by the organization ‘zij-kant’ (her-side),
the progressive women’s movement in Belgium.
On average, women earn 23% less than men and this inequality is brought to mind every year at the end of March, because women have to work a year and 3 months (till March) to earn as much as men do in a year.

The idea behind this campaign is that ‘getting paid less equals having to work longer’. Advertising agency Mortierbrigade has come up with a striking campaign: a remake of the world famous Benny Benassi video ‘Satisfaction’. In the original video you see sexy young women handle power tools in a highly sensual way. In the new video the babes have become old women who are still doing the same work. Every one of them old grannies around 60 years old who still have to give their best.

It’s attractive to see how they made a remake of the famous Benny Benassi video clip to point out what’s going on in the community.
It’s inspiring that grannies are willing to work with these kind of companies to make a campaign that’s creative and fun to watch and pointing out important things.
Future potential: This campaign was aimed to the younger crowd, because it’s famous among them. Campaigns like this are more likely to keep popping up to make people more aware of the inequality between men and women.