Thursday, March 26, 2015

11 Random Things

15 Random Fatcs you didn't know about actress, movies and sports on

- Saudi Arabia is the only state in the world that doesn't allowed women to have a drive license. There's no legal rule about it, simply it's not given to women and driving licenses took in other countries are not valid.

- Winston Churchill is often associated to the English Bulldog; in fact, during WWII, he used tipycal British symbols to gather together the people...but he never owned one. He was a poodle owner!

- In 1987, NBA's Washington Bullets team got on the playing field (at the same time) the highest and shortest players in all NBA history: 
Manute Bol (Sudanese, 231cm) and Tyrone Curtis "Muggsy" Bogues (American, 158cm).

- The only trophy Swiss pro tennis player Roger Federer has left to win to is the gold Olympic medal in singles.

- The deadliest sniper ever is Finnish Simo Hayha. During World War II he killed at least 700 Russian soldiers when they invaded Finland.

- Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams worked together in the movie "The Notebook". At the very start of the shooting they could barely stand each other!! After that movie, they have been together for 3 years.

- American actor (and Tibet rights' activist) Richard Gere not only has never won an Oscar but he also has never been even nominated for!

- Speaking of Richard Gere, this March 2015 is the 25th anniversary of the iconic movie Pretty Woman, with him and Julia Roberts as protagonists. It seems like that Disney's didn't want Julia as leading actress, indeed they wanted Meg Ryan.

The only woman who was enlisted in the Foreign Legion was Susan Travers. She was the nurse and driver of General Marie-Pierre Koenig.

- When she was a child, Queen Elizabeth II suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD): it seems she didn't want to get in bed until she has finished a ritual with her rocking horses; she took the saddle away fed them. 

- Prince William of Galles (also Duke of Cambridge) is left handed.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#TTT: Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
It was meant to be only for books BUT
I changed it a little bit so will be 5 books I want to read but don't own yet and 5 movies I'm planning to see PLUS it's going to be monthly not weekly.

What I've seen of the previously #TTTs:
- Kingsman: Secret Service
- What We Did on Our Holiday
- Cinderella
- The Interview

This month wishlist:

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Novel Of The Week: A Calm Whisper

A "Calm Whisper" is a collection of short stories, arts (drawings, paintings and contemporary techniques) and poetries. The meaning of its title is a metaphor for a comparison to the loud voices of famous authors and artists against those who have hard times being published or exposing their works in art galleries and so on.

Section One: Short Stories 

There are 10 short stories, mainly death themed, but instead of being dreary and sad, they are very interesting...the protagonists of each story has his/her own way to deal with it: some are scared, others can't just get peace about losing a loved person or they react to a death sentence with bravery, others doesn't seem to care enough and keep living like they always have been or make a life-changing decision.
Those short stories were heart melting, the ones I like most were "Stripes and Lollipops", "My heart beats for you" and "Annabeth".

Section Two: Art

If there's one gift I envy in people is for sure be able of drawing... I found the art works in this ebook very pleasant and original, both in the themes and the techinques they use to realizing them. I particularly liked the "Sketch of a Town" and "Majestic Water Colors" sections.

Section Three: Poetry

Last but not least, poetry. 
The most of the poems written here are sad, pessimistic and gloomy. That is why I particularly liked "Two Hands"; about an everlasting friendship and "Nothing without You Both", about parent's love and how their guide can help us through all our life.

In conclusion, the authors in this collection are very talented and I'm glad I had the chance to read and see their works. I'm impressed!

I received copy thanks to for free in exchange of my true and honest opinion.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Who Wore it Best: Louis Vuitton edition

Last week was the conclusive of the Fashion Weeks Fall/Winter season and, as always, it was a call for the entire star system: actresses, singers, models and anyone in the fashion industry was in front row (literally!)

The final stop of the fashion weeks is in Paris and one of the most anticipated shows was undoubtedly Louis Vuitton...and it was there that a lot of celebs wore familiars outfits.

Checked them out!
Actress Dianna Agron wore first this flamingo printed dress first at Louis Vuitton's ‘Series 2′ The Exhibition last February while model Tao Okamoto wore it while attending the front row at Louis Vitton show during Paris FashionWeek.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

10 Random Fact on: Twins

- A twins pregnancy is only 1-2% over the total pregnancies.

- Dogons (a French Sudan tribe) think that one child births are incomplete, that one of the twins is dead.

- 35% of identical twins are left-handeddouble compared to the general population.

- Elvis Presley was born 35 minutes before his twin brother (who was born dead). His mother always told him that "when one twin dies, the one who survived gets the strength from both"

- Between two identical twins, if one gets divorce there 45% chances that also the other one will do. 30% of chances in non identical twins cases.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Giveaway Roundup

It's time for another Giveaway Roundup!
Here's the latest giveaway I've come across! They all have amazing prizes and the first here also is for a very good cause, so beside entering for winning, take your time to read the entire post and donate!

Eugenie Mulberry Whisper (in partnership with Anastasia Lovisetto) is hosting an awesome butterflies necklace giveaway (in addition to a good cause!) 
ENDS 24 of March -  OPEN WorldWide

Are you Janeites (a.k.a Jane Austen's fan?) Then you can't miss this tremendous 
giveaway thanks to Miss Bohemia!
ENDS 28 of March -  OPEN WorldWide

Taya is giving away to nail polish and a nail stickers set 
Cinderella themed by Essence.
ENDS 28 of March -  OPEN WorldWide

Librarian Lavender is hosting some pretty giveaways on her blog.
The latest is a chance of winning 2 lip butter: 
Kir Royale and the Mango & Ginger Margarita.
ENDS 30 of March -  OPEN WorldWide

Best Romance Chick Lit is giving awaya Chalet Girl book bag complete with signed copies of all 4 Chalet Girl Paperbacks!
ENDS 31 of March -  OPEN WorldWide

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lady Gaga vs Nicky Hilton

And, yes....we ended up with a Valentino #WWIB...again!
This stunning Valentino cape/gown has been worn first by the artistic Lady Gaga, who couldn't resist to make it more her style and had it costumed with silver stars in the inside of the cape. She wore it on the red carpet during the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors early last December in Washington, DC.
Then we have American socialite Nicky Hilton, who wore the red version of Gaga's dress at the 2015 amfAR New York Gala the past February, in New York City.

I think I'll take sides this time and opt for Lady Gaga's outfit. They both look gorgeous, but it seems to me that the singer added to the look (literally) something more than Nicky Hilton.

How do you think wore it better:
Lady Gaga or Nicky Hilton?

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