The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
Bonus Post – American Fashion: Vintage Copper Chiffon 1960′s – Miss Elliette
Bonus Post – American Fashion: Charles James - Tree Evening Dress, 1955
Bonus Post – New Zealand – Sunset Over Auckland City – January 2012
Bonus Post – Washington – Washington Post’s Top Stories of 2011
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.1.12~
Sometimes I feel like a waterfall in West Hollywood, that just won’t stop. Where the water comes from within the spirit that feels dry, jaded, tired on grey winters days, ironically on days when it pours with rain – I don’t know.
One thing I do know, is that 2 million innocent children, die each year in our world, on our watch, regardless of what flags we wave above our heads, or what parades we have under them for whatever reasons to gratify our own sense of worth and identity. While our flags flap around in the wind, the lives of these children do too and many die because they don’t have access to clean drinking water. They get sick, their lives and their potential in this world are cut short.
Sometimes I wish, that people who are told and even say themselves that they are Kings & Queens would rise up like the legend of Moses in a dry desert, and take the wooden staff of their generation’s destiny and dare to strike the rock of greed, of apathy, or blindness, of entitlement, of nationalism, of hatred, of extreme and costly ‘paper gangsta’ capitalism, of those attitudes of detachment masked in those nonhuman words ‘that’s them and not us,’ of leader’s pride, human blind spots and prejudices; and our own too judging these leaders who are at best, mirrors of ourselves that we elected in many cases (or, the flip side too of letting go of the paralyzing and crippling fear of extreme loss and grief that inevitably follows in that degree of sudden loss too, it’s all the same constructed coin)–and these royals of the earth would say “enough, let these children go free” and cause water to flow to children they don’t know, whose parents they’ve never seen, whose dreams are more real than us at times or our bank balance or the figure we are told of our paper worth or lack of, or the excitement in our allocated and imagined carbon credit worth too. We are so green thinking these days!
[Excuse the Kerouac-esque lack of punctuating all proper, in that last paragraph].
Then I realise, sh*t, these Kings and Queens are on this blog everyday. They’re you and on a good day – I could be in your good company too. On a good day. Giving the gift of water to someone else is perhaps the most powerful thing we can do in the 2010′s. One of the true signs we have actually evolved with all of enjoyment and claims of new technology et al that have radically changed our lives. Giving water and saying to someone else, “I love you and you are much loved” are two simple yet vital things we can do each day.
Dragonfly chiffon with a metal zipper by Miss Elliette is still hot fashion today. So haute accessible and clever. Very young Hollywood. Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Lea Michele would all look Summer chic in this dress on the red carpet today.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.22.10~
You’ve got to be quite a lady to pay tribute to metal in chiffon frabric. Here’s one lady who did and fourty years later, this dress still holds its form and is still saleable today as a summer, Young Hollywood red carpet dress. What a lady.
Miss Elliette – Copper Chiffon Vintage Dress: Vintage 1960′s Copper chiffon dress with sequins on bodice. Absolutely terrific in MINT condition and fits like a dream. The color on this dress is a little browner than it appears in the photos, I had some trouble capturing the exact hue. I would say that it is less orange than it appears and does look like a darker penny. Acquired from the same estate that had the Malcolm Starr Peach chiffon dress, and the lime green chiffon Carol Craig vintage dress. Such a unique collectible vintage clothing piece!” The way the hem hangs is circuitous. An unbroken ring. Like the concept of love in eternity.
Bust: 34”, Empire Waist: 26”, Front Bodice: 13” from top of shoulders to waist, Skirt from waist: 21”, $225
Courtesy of Dressing Vintage.com Website. This color would look great on both Christina Hendricks and Beyonce with double copper and gold hoop earrings and a gold turbin. These earrings pictured are by moonlight lily. Every young girl going out in Hollywood, should have a pair of these. And, this dress is up for grabs, right now. What a score -a piece of true Californian history.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.15.10~
To a California fashion designer whose chiffon couture American made garments were sought after by royalty and their subjects worldwide . . . for your family, your art, your strength and great love, thank you.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.31.10~
I like to provide ‘fresh content’ sometimes while I report on Hollywood celebrity news. I don’t go out of my way to do that though, just when I happen upon, I cut it into our view.
In Hollywood terms, this is a coup, because Club Voyeur‘s whole appeal as a must go to, Young Hollywood club night spot, is the fact that no photographs or camera’s are allowed. However C.V makes special exceptions for Entourage stars, because they are local paparazzi for the club’s uber hot branding, that constantly says “follow us inside, we do the best fun ever.”
Normally, I would have jumped into the shot with Adrian, because creating images of Maori in Hollywood in reality–is important for Maori young people to see (it rarely happens) and also Adrian is my own father’s second name and my whanau (family) back in Middle Earth and Australia would have loved that pic–especially the 13 nieces and nephews.
However, hanging out with a true celebrity like California’s Miss Elliette somedays, made me forget that I was meant to get that dream-inspiring shot with whipper snapper, relatively newbie, Hollywood celebrity– Adrian. Oh well! :)
And for some strange reason, I wanted an entourage of fresh home grown tomatoes after getting this photo for you tonight. That must be the hori appetite shining through, like true colors in Hollywood amidst world changing dreams of peace.
For the tomato-entourage thoughts. Lol! Enjoy!
~This Hollywood exclusive posting (fresh Hollywood entertainment media, OMG World Exclusive) going up for Matthew Bryan (aka Dr Fresh)–a Musical M.D in training, serving the better future of medicine in Puerto Rico right now–a dude who is both Entourage and C.V savvy while enrolled at UCLA Med School. ICU. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.18.10~
THE ART OF CELEBRITY WITH ANGELINA JOLIE AND MISS ELLIETTE TODAY – AND THE HORIWOOD TOP TEN – TUE 8.17.10
Beverly Hills Fashion Queen News on Hollywood’s Queen in Paris: While Hollywood’s reigning cinematic Queen, Angelina Jolie graced the red carpet at the premiere of her latest spy thriller, Salt, at Le Grand Rex on Tuesday (August 17) in Paris, France. Here in Beverly Hills, Miss Elliette, 87, America’s Queen of Chiffon and the architect of American Business Couture for women fashion designers gave a guided tour in her home, to inspire the children of the good people of Mulholland Drive today, to always create and share one’s art.
As a twenty-something girl’s eyes lit up marveling at the painted fashionable ladies on a vase, like they were living glamazon film stars moving across the vase’s surface as if in a beautiful Hollywood film, I witnessed first hand, the magic of a true artist with her audience.
Miss Elliette is this lady. And her art as a fashion designer still lives.
Thanks ladies for turning on a show today. Here’s how you voted our celebrity topics of interest today. Thank you.
2. About Horiwood–> Music: Beauty for Ashes with Steve Apirana
7. S by Shakira
Rugby Star Pick: All Black Brendan Leonard is a rugby football star
[Images of Angelina Jolie courtesy of Just Jared. Miss Elliette's painting on porcelain vase: image, artist's own collection].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.17.10~
World Peace – Hollywood fashion piece. White fabric chiffon strip.
May transparency be our fabric of peace, as we grow up in love. Let’s go Hollywood and California USA.
May we always have courage to press beyond a miraged desert terrain veil of seemingly ‘worlds apart’ media-constructed ‘difference,’ for this is the same desert terrain yet palm beautified story, of how Los Angeles came to be. ICU.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.16.10~
As Chelsea Clinton swanned down the aisle with beau Marc Mezvinsky, Elvira Kanim, the late baby sister of legendary fashion designer, Miss Elliette had the most beautiful, touching, heart-felt private family send off. Special. Kim Bryan did a sweet service, Bruce Bryan M.D was on iphone sermon interjections and humor, Aunt Elaine‘s story never had a punch line but nobody cared she added effervescence, and fly-girl Lea Kanim was the hostest with the mostest on the day. Superwoman. Suzie added a smile of Hollywood, military glamor. More on that event, when the family have decided which photographs, can be shared with you. What a sweet lady Elvira Kanim was. She was both a gorgeous Aunty and a fun chiffon minx. RIP honey. :)
Celebrities. Hollywood news topics. Entertainment news hot potatoes from here in Hollywood. Here’s our top ten entertainment posts for Saturday July 31st 2010. Thanks everyone. Life is peachy.
Bonus Post: Bradley James is joining the New Zealand army
Bonus Post: Liam Neeson‘s beloved Natasha Richardson
And to tidy things up a little with some ‘overwhelming emotion’ like a Presidential family ocean: Here’s what the Clinton family said about their special family occasion: “Today, we watched with great pride and overwhelming emotion as Chelsea and Marc wed in a beautiful ceremony at Astor Courts, surrounded by family and their close friends. We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together, and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family. On behalf of the newlyweds, we want to give special thanks to the people of Rhinebeck for welcoming us and to everyone for their well-wishes on this special day.”
A sweet day of family across America. Oh… and go here to buy Bob’s new romance novel of young love, set in Israel and Palestine. Author Robert Ellis is pictured here with Rev. Dan Brown –the young Pastor, at the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes, a picturesque town that means ‘a canopy of green trees.’ Bob’s book links: Books-A-Million & Amazon.com.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.31.2010~
~To learn love, life, liberty, wisdom, purpose to serve and lead with happiness; always stay close to your els. Action–Horiwood, July 2010~
When you first get to Hollywood, tour operators suggest you purchase a star map on Hollywood Blvd, that offers directions to celebrities homes and addresses. People buy these by the hundreds.
Beyond tourism, when you seek to commit to community and put down roots, there is a saying that to make it in Hollywood, you don’t need a map. You just need to know your way around your star tattoos.
But the truth is, California’s most fulfilling life, is when you choose to stay close to els.
Here’s how you voted our top ten celebrity news posts today. Thank you:
2. Oksana & Mel
8. Colgate College whiz biz coaching 101 for newbies: Jared Leto goes blonde
[Image 1: Aunt Elvira's owl that faces the Sito Tree. Image 2: Miss Elliette's owl, at her favorite place of el thinkers, Beverly Hills Library, adjacent to Kellys Cafe.].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.29.2010~
Celebrities, entertainment, newsy items. Here’s how you voted our top ten news, from Hollywood today.
3. Oksana & Mel
10. Alex Meraz
Andre da Loba‘s artwork is winner. And, as the sweeping financial reform bill passes–the New York Times concentrates on President Obama being the target of frustrated executives as they have trouble adjusting to the new bill describing his governance as a ‘new era of big, stifling government and heavy regulation.’ Verizon’s Ivan Seidenberg, stung like a telephone bee’s wounded-wasp-alter-ego, blaming Mr Obama for “an increasingly hostile environment for investment and job creation” and defining his administration as “reaching into every sector of American life” and “making it harder to raise capital and create new businesses.”
This only confirms, that twenty-somethings or grads straight out of college, need eagles eyes to give guidance through these snarly sharky waters of biz. May the young and promising, not lose their spirit of optimistic potential. On a lighter note…
Here’s Lindsay Lohan commenting on this same generation getting chewed up and spat out, all too easily by the hands of the entertainment industry, here in California. In Lohan’s black comedy, reinventive style, while up against the ropes fighting for her life, the troubled starlet gives a shout out to her “just breathe” tattoo-ed, celebrity pal, Miley Cyrus in Complex Magazine, and Miley’s departure from Mouse House factory Disney. Can’t be tamed boots with rainbow buttons on black. What a stretch. Lol!
If government and biz are at conflict, and the youth show mistrust at the system, than perhaps artists are some of the best people to turn to, for a key message. They just might be making sense of these exciting times of change and chaos. There is no creativity, or new life unless there is chaos in change. As wise lady and my favorite female American celebrity (aka Miss Elliette) once said to me, “I like the concept of a molecule in a tree, that holds life to create each branch that can bear fruit.” How uplifting, from a great tree of American biz growth and fashionable biz development. In her world, no matter what, at her table of wise words and indomitable tenacity, we are all growing. Her King makes us grow. Courage to Love change. :)
Because democracy is just that, on this blog, here’s how you voted and stacked our top ten entertainment and celebrity news posts. And, no matter what, let’s support a President of the U.S.A in his first term in office, to regulate in order to liberate the economy. For the young, if not ourselves. Thanks everyone. Box office champs rule in these eclectic votes. Wow!
Hollywood grunt: Vintage Angelina Jolie: Show Me Your Teeth
[With thanks to Op-Ed commentary from Roger C Altman]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.19.2010~
Hola Cary! C U sn. :)
[Peace Garden location image by nature, Miss Elliette for Peace in The Middle East. Pic courtesy of Bobbey Mac's iPhone].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.15.2010~
Tangerine roses by nature, Miss Elliette. Gorgeous like the scent of fresh tangelos.
[Image, courtesy of Bobbey Mac's iPhone]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.14.2010~
(المُحِبُّ): يَاحَمَامَتِي اللاَّئِذَةَ بِشُقُوقِ الصَّخْرِ وَمَخَابِيءِ الْمَعَاقِلِ، أَرِينِي وَجْهَكِ وَأَسْمِعِينِي صَوْتَكِ، لأَنَّ صَوْتَكِ عَذْبٌ وَمُحَيَّاكِ رَائِعٌ.
وَعِنْدَمَا يَعْبُرُ مَجْدِي، أَضَعُكَ فِي نُقْرَةٍ مِنَ الصَّخْرِ، وَأَحْجُبُكَ بِيَدِي حَتَّى أَعْبُرَ،
«أَزَحْتُ كَتِفَهُ مِنْ تَحْتِ الأَحْمَالِ الثَّقِيلَةِ، وَسَلِمَتْ يَدَاهُ مِنْ حَمْلِ السِّلاَلِ.
[Hot tip: Sometimes, you must see the world, side on... to get an education This was her message] … Quircke for Lisa & Kiwi family from Horiwood, West of Wood for L.A, Hasbaya, China, Montreal, Lebanon and America.
On July 13th, our beloved, graduated for the 2nd time, to a much better place. She died with a peaceful and jubilant smile on her dial. She was sweet, elegant, wise as an el, charming, intelligent, gorgeous with an American vocabulary to die for and most of all – family-centric and community loving. Already, I miss her presence, humor, scent, gracefulness in this world.
In honor of her life, which offered inspiration and redemption, like a turning point, in many a person’s ’Hollywood’ story, the top ten tonight, has been highjacked to paint a picture, over a month, of who Aunt Elvira and her family are. Here we go :)
Music: Beatitudes of the Classics
Future by us. :)
(الْمَحْبُوبَةُ): حَبِيبِي بَيْنَ الْفِتْيَانِ كَشَجَرَةِ تُفَّاحٍ بَيْنَ أَشْجَارِ الْوَعْرِ، تَحْتَ ظِلِّهِ اشْتَهَيْتُ أَنْ أَجْلِسَ، وَثَمَرُهُ حُلْوٌ لِحَلْقِي.
خَاطَبَنِي حَبِيبِي وَقَالَ: انْهَضِي يَاحَبِيبَتِي يَاجَمِيلَتِي وَتَعَالَيْ مَعِي،
Comme un pommier parmi les arbres de la forêt
est mon ami parmi les jeunes gens,
j’ai grand plaisir à m’asseoir à son ombre.
Combien son fruit est doux à mon palais.
Mon bien-aimé me parle,
et il me dit:
Lève-toi, mon amie, viens donc, ma belle,
我 的 良 人 在 男 子 中 ， 如 同 苹 果 树 在 树 林 中 。 我 欢 欢 喜 喜 坐 在 他 的 荫 下 ， 尝 他 果 子 的 滋 味 ， 觉 得 甘 甜 。
我 的 良 人 在 男 子 中 ， 如 同 苹 果 树 在 树 林 中 。 我 欢 欢 喜 喜 坐 在 他 的 荫 下 ， 尝 他 果 子 的 滋 味 ， 觉 得 甘 甜 。
כְּתַפּ֙וּחַ֙ בַּעֲצֵ֣י הַיַּ֔עַר כֵּ֥ן דֹּודִ֖י בֵּ֣ין הַבָּנִ֑ים בְּצִלֹּו֙ חִמַּ֣דְתִּי וְיָשַׁ֔בְתִּי וּפִרְיֹ֖ו מָתֹ֥וק לְחִכִּֽי׃
עָנָ֥ה דֹודִ֖י וְאָ֣מַר לִ֑י ק֥וּמִי לָ֛ךְ רַעְיָתִ֥י יָפָתִ֖י וּלְכִי־לָֽךְ׃
Como el manzano entre los árboles del bosque,
así es mi amado entre los jóvenes.
A su sombra placentera me he sentado,
y su fruto es dulce a mi paladar.
Mi amado habló, y me dijo:
”Levántate, amada mía, hermosa mía,
y ven conmigo.
As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Kei te aporo i roto i nga rakau o te ngahere te rite o taku kaingakau i roto i nga taitamariki. Ahuareka ana taku noho iho i raro i tona taumarumarutanga, a he reka ana hua ki toku ngao.
I korero mai taku e aroha nei, i mea mai ki ahau, E ara, e taku ipo, e taku mea ataahua, ka haere mai.
Shakira sings Waka Waka at the closing ceremony of Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Go here to see. Since the Colombian-Lebanese diva first performed the song live at the opening ceremony, she has already amassed 17,427,000 video clip watches on YouTube, two weeks later. She amazin!
Here’s how our top ten news posts on celebrities and entertainment topics you found of interest look today. Spanky. Thanks for being such a rivetingly exciting and eclectic bunch. Every twist and turn, is a roller coaster of life shared freely in the moment. It’s all about shared smiles, the world over, in the dance of precious life. Enjoy your news.
3. About Horiwood–> Anne Franks graphic diary is taught in schools
Hot Post this week: Adventurous Love: Miss Elliette is a Queen of Peace at Malibu. Let’s wurq America! We’ve been told! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.11.2010~
Answer: Go here to see, And… of, course! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California, USA. 7.10.2010~
Yesterday a celebrity asked me: “Would you like to go for dinner with a celebrity tonight?” Cute.
Although I didn’t deserve to this week, I said “okay.” At dinner, I got to see kindness and magic, sitting opposite me over great food and funny conversation after work. Only in L.A!
Thank you. Here’s how you, the people, voted our Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news democratically from Hollywood, Friday July 2nd 2010. Thanks everyone. Courage To Love.
[Images: Top: Rev. David Brown of Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes, checks out his rare gift of organic heirloom tomatoes in a Saks Fifth Avenue bag (of course!) given by fashion designer extraordinaire of America, Miss Elliette. Go here to this other blog, to read about Miss E's theory on how opposites attract.
[Below image: Young Hollywood's Queen and voice of the Amazons in a dress sewn by her mom, Miss Q'orianka Kilcher, 20. Cute too.]
This Summer, let’s start a Love Train. Y not?!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. for the news day of 7.2.2010~
~Her tomatoes are wayfarer than all others.~
Seers–always have courage to be married to the “see”–Looking Glass music mysticism
Humility is this profound little ‘old’ lady, giving Chuck the gardener at Wayfarers Chapel one of America’s finest organic heirloom tomatoes.
She gave a piece of her always advancing scientific art form away in acknowledgement that this man could grow roses as well as she could.
“For all who dare to love”–Robert Ellis dedication, foreword.
“One day these hands, will touch the World”–Rachel Scott, Columbine
“There is nothing more powerful, than an idea whose time has come”–Victor Hugo
Some things are just meant to be. In 1958 in Spain, surrealist artist Salvador Dali released his manifesto “Nuclear Mysticism,” he also painted Rosa Meditativa in a year of historic revolution. 50 years later in California, author Robert Ellis wrote Courage To Love a modern day romance novel, asking the question and painting a compelling saga of what happens when an Arab falls in love with a Jew in Israel and Gaza?
This timely novel which has Dali’s painting as its book cover, arrived on Monday from the publisher, and today at the Wayfarers Chapel in California, a red rose, that matches the color of Dali’s rose, blossomed in the Chapel’s garden as a welcoming symbol of Peace to greet this book’s arrival to the Chapel’s coastal book store. Surreal but real. Some things are just meant to be.
Celebrities, entertainment news from Hollywood U.S.A. Here’s our news today. Thanks everyone.
10. Humor: Allyn Bryan is one popular lady!
Bonus Post: Doctors Without Borders spotlight Sudan
Bonus Post: Maxwell‘s Pretty Wings
[Image of Designer Hands for Roses of Peace, American national treasure of fashion, the Arts and Business Couture, Miss Elliette. Image of Sarah Burton's take on Alexander McQueen's pre-spring collection 2011, debuts with a samurai dolls theme. Source]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.30.2010~
Hot! is Courage To Love the novel, now positioned for observing the spirit of Peace for the Middle East at the Californian point closest to Catalina Island, Palos Verdes.
Deep dreams arising in the heart for the world’s better future, written down in ink, now becoming fiction on pulped wood, becoming Peace, becoming thought, becoming love dialogues, facilitating healing, becoming flesh. Courage To Love the Middle East with spirit.
Exciting… Let’s go L.A!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.30.2010~