Author: Lisa Kladouris

PERSONAL SHOPPER

Olivier Assayas second collaboration with Kristen Stewart is an eerie tale of a young American woman in Paris, Maureen Cartwright, trying to make contact with the spirit of her twin brother while carrying out her day-to-day duties as a personal shopper for a high-profile and incredibly difficult celebrity. Personal Shopper is a quiet, paired down film with the only embellishments the beautiful clothes and accessories Maureen procures for her client, sometimes trying them on herself, and an ending that keeps you wondering in the most satisfying way. Personal Shopper 2016, directed by Olivier Assayas, starring Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie and Nora von Waldstatten.

WORD UP: LALLESHWARI

Where have I come from? What road have I travelled? Which way am I going? I do not know the way, yet here I stand with courage and determination, hoping to grasp the knowledge of the Truth. Lalleshwari, 14th century Kashmiri saint and mystic poet. Image via: Good Vibes Yoga. Visit: goodvibesyoga.com.au

1988

Everyone was talking about the party at Ben’s last night. It was his End of the World party. Only two days ago, watching his regular dose of morning TV Ben caught an interview with Edgar C. Whisenant, a former NASA engineer and Evangelical Christian who predicted the Rapture would occur sometime between September 11 and September 13, 1988. Ben figured Monday September 12, 1988 would be the perfect time to throw his End of the World party. Almost two hundred people showed up and turned Ben’s house upside down and inside out. Mimi, Ben’s bored and disillusioned girlfriend had only stayed at the party for an hour. The last thing she remembered was talking to Ira a handsome boy in her photography class with a penchant for taking acid and wearing his father’s brown corduroy suit. As Mimi got into her cab to leave she saw Ira climb a large Oak tree in Ben’s front garden and yell “look everyone I’m a corduroy branch”. Ira’s declaration of love for nature in his hallucinogenic state or …

IN THE MIX: NAMASTE

Patanjali said that “Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind”. A friend of mine recently signed-up to “Hip-Hop Yoga”, the practice of Vinyasa style Yoga to a Hip-Hop playlist which she tells me is “played really, really loud”. Now I love Hip-Hop and I love Yoga but when I think about Patanjali’s words above I’m not so sure how the two go together. On the other hand I’m no purist either. I’ve seen yoga evolve over the years, hey I even remember the days when there was no music played in class at all. And my friend really enjoys Hip-Hop Yoga, she say’s it’s fun and helps her put the stresses of her day behind her. So you could say through Hip-Hop Yoga she is practising the quieting of her mind. That said I think I might stick to more mellow tunes to practice my Asanas by, maybe ones similar to those in the Playlist below. Midnight in a Perfect World – DJ Shadow Night’s Interlude – Nightmares On Wax Sweet Chance – Subground …