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Pre-Fall 2012: Chanel Spotlight

Karl loosely referenced Rajasthan in a surprisingly rich and full Pre-Fall Collection for ChanelFilled with wearable suits and new proportions for day, lux fabrics, and interesting beading, this show wasn’t filled with leftovers.  It did what a Pre-Fall Collection should do: hint at a fresh direction.Floaty and ephemeral at moments, dark, mysterious, and layered at others…

…with occasional moments of red and pink.Congratulations Mr. Lagerfeld on one of the best collections of the season.

Saturday’s Sutras

Desirelessness towards the seen and the unseen gives the consciousness of mastery.  This is signified by an indifference to the three attributes, due to knowledge of the Indweller.

Yoga Sutras, 1.15-1.16

Saturday’s Sutras

The thought-streams are five fold, painful and not painful.  Right knowledge, wrong knowledge, fancy, sleep and memory.  Right knowledge is inference, tradition, and genuine cognition.  Wrong knowledge is false, illusory, erroneous beliefs or notions.  Fancy is following after word-knowledge empty of substance.  Deep sleep is the modification of the mind which has for its substratum nothingness.  Memory is not allowing mental impressions to escape.

Yoga Sutras 1.5-1.11


When it comes to incense, stick to Nag Champa or Super Hit.  Everything else smells like a nasty, smoky, perfumey, headachey mess.

Nag Champa clobbers farts, weed, cooking smells, and pet odors leaving behind a pleasant mellow after scent.

Whether it has psychoactive properties is debatable, but it has been favored in ashrams for centuries.

Derived from the Ailanthus Malabarica tree, Nag Champa brings a little India to you (without the long flight and the dysentery).