|AFTER more than five months of
continuous protests, I stand today
in Change Square with thousands
of young people united by a lofty
dream. I have spent days and
nights camped out in tents with fellow
protesters; I have led demonstrations in
the streets facing the threat of mortars,
missiles and gunfire; I have struggled to
build a movement for democratic change
- all while caring for my three young children.
We have reached this historic moment
because we chose to march in the streets
demanding the resignation of President
Ali Abdullah Saleh, an end to his corrupt
and failed regime and the establishment
of a modern democratic state. On June 4,
our wish for Saleh´s departure was granted,
but our demand.
|PERHAPS no Arab ruler
responded as wisely to this
protests as the king of
Morocco - although that is
an exceptionally low bar.
When other dictators in the Arab
world answered protesters with gunfire,
King Mohammed VI grudgingly
accepted demonstrations, at least
when he was in a good mood. His
regime claimed that antigovernment
activism underscored the country´s
openness, and on Friday the king
announced constitutional reforms
that seem likely to reduce his own
role in governing the country.
These days, as much of the Arab
Spring has faded into an Arab winter
of repression, Morocco still feels fairly
spring-like. You can tell that from
the denunciations of the regime...
Fashion as an art
FASHION is an art form and Andy Warhol said “Art – is what you can get away with!” The character and persona behind the clothing totally impact whether or not you can ‘drop’ a look.
Here are some fashion guidelines: 1. No white socks with anything other than sports clothing.
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4. Black is the “old man’s cool” – if you like it, make sure it’s broken up with simple flashes of colour – e.g – black shirt and trousers, then a pair of tan shoes and belt.
Again, these are guidelines, calibrate with your environment, show good body language, look comfortable in what you are wearing and be congruent with your personality, and others will accept whatever look.