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The Big Ka Huna

Kahuna MassageOMG..it’s not often I blog about something unrelated to design, dance or style but I was recently treated to a Ka Huna massage by my friend Esme Adams and it was just something that I have never experienced before…..and this is coming from someone who once trained in massage.

The aim of Ka Huna massage is to allow energy to flow freely throughout the body, facilitating relaxation and deep muscular and emotional release. This is performed through rhythmic long flowing motions, using not just the fingers but the palms, wrists and forearms, working sometimes both on top of the body and underneath, at the same time. I now realise why Esme is so fit – the massage is a work out in itself, its almost a dance. And the sensation it creates..well.. I can tell you it just feels like your whole body is connected, and treated as a whole, rather than one limb at a time. The effect is also incredibly nurturing and comforting – the essence of “aloha” no doubt? Brilliant if your in need of a little TLC.

I left walking on air, one chilled mama! Christ knows where a two manned massage, as demonstrated below, would take you? Out into the stratosphere perhaps??

So, if you happen to be sitting there, in South east London, thinking that’s just what you need, give Esme a shout. She’s running an offer at Barry Road Clinic East this month: Saturdays, £15 off 1 hr 1/2 treatments, £10 off 1 hr treatments. Treatments are also available at Canvas and Cream, Forest Hill, throughout the week.

The Boys of Summer

I’ve been dying to post this video of my fellow pushettes and I fire dancing at my friend Annia’s party, but the file refuses to download (grrr but weirdly happy to play on Facebook, what’s that about??) However Hedi Slimane’s recent Spring menswear collection has given me the perfect excuse to at least mention it. (And in the meantime I’ll be researching how to get this damn video thing going!)

The brief for the party was “vintage festival. Us ladies revelled in the various options that opened up, see below, but there was a decidedly quizzical look on the men’s faces!

Carolyn Everitt,

What does a man wear to a vintage festival party – well evidence suggested a straw hat and floral shirt? Enter the Saint Laurent collection – here’s how it’s really done (btw I fancy the collection for myself – sorry boys!)

Saint Laurent spring menswear 2014, Hedi Slimane, boho style, boho boys

Saint Laurent spring menswear 2014, Hedi Slimane, boho style, boho boys

Saint Laurent spring menswear 2014, Hedi Slimane, boho style, boho boys

Saint Laurent spring menswear 2014, Hedi Slimane, boho style, boho boys

Saint Laurent spring menswear 2014, Hedi Slimane, boho style, boho boys

Images: Style.Com

Watch this space for the video!!

 

Behind Every Great Showgirl Is….. Jean Paul Gaultier

I went to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican yesterday and it was incredible. Funnily enough, my friend Jo and I had both been to see the Bond exhibition in the same exhibition space, and both of us said how off-putting the mannequins were. Just faceless black moulds of, what looked like, sponge. It was Bond for God’s sake – the great champion of glamazons. Well these mannequins were something else – they blinked, they talked and could quite easily scare the bejesus out of any unsuspecting visitor! How perfect for Monsieur Gaultier?

And the clothes? They need no explanation – perfect for any wannabe showgirl!

P.S. Watch the Dita Von Teese video till the end otherwise you’ll miss out on the money shot!

Jean Paul Gaultier, Barbican

Jean Paul Gaultier, Barbican

Jean Paul Gaultier, Barbican

Jean Paul Gaultier, Barbican

Jean Paul Gaultier, Barbican

Jean Paul Gaultier, Barbican

Jean Paul Gaultier, Barbican

Jean Paul Gaultier, Barbican

Underwater Ivy

I’ve been feeling so guilty of late from my lack of posting, so I was delighted when I found Ivy Jacobsen’s paintings on Pinterest, they are so beautiful they just have to be shared.

Ivy Jacobsen

Ivy Jacobsen

Ivy Jacobsen

Ivy Jacobsen

Ivy Jacobsen

Ivy JacobsenThere’s a real sense of underwater tranquility – totally mesmerising! For some reason, perhaps due to the murky backdrops, “The Waterbabies” comes to mind. I’m just waiting for a little mermaid to pop out out of a giant Allium.