Wednesday, September 30, 2009

God grew tired of us

"God grew tired of us" what an amazing film! Executive produced by Brad Pit, narrated by Nicole Kidman and directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn as his second film ever. Of course this movie won awards back in 2006 when it was released!

The filmmakers follow 3 Sudanese refugees, that have raised themselves along with thousands of others just like them in the desert. For the first time in their lives they come into a western world, when due to a US program they have the chance to live in America for good. The camera follows them as it is explained to them how to use a refrigerator or as they see instant running hot water for the first time.

It is amazing to follow their learning progress, when it comes to the western world, but the thing that clearly touched me was how much we as a society have forgotten that we need each other.
A family is important to ones soul and by that I mean the family of community.

A family of good friends might sometimes be annoying, as we are all finding our own way in life and we make our own decisions, but doesn`t it also feel good to have someone that watches out for your heart and soul?

Just watch out for the people you love and care about please :0)

Frieda Online

Monday, September 28, 2009

"Latisse" -the fear factor- get those lashes you never knew you were missing

We know from every eye cosmetic commercial, that a woman in the 21st century needs to have thicker, darker and longer eyelashes to survive. It is essential like the newest slim drink and the anti depressant pill ads delivered in the same commercial break.

If in the last week you have watched TV for an hour or even if you tried to catch the latest show on the internet, there is no avoiding the "Latisse" Commercial, a beauty product, promoted by Brook Shields, that helps Patients control Glucoma, which is a disease of the eye that can lead to blindness... Wait... What?

Am I lying about the product? No! It is true that Brook Shields is promoting "Latisse", but instead of "Latisse" being marketed as a medical drug to help Glucoma Patients it is sold to us as the ultimate product every woman had been waiting for:

"Latisse - the first FDA approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker". (Quoted exactly how it is written on the "Latisse" Webpage).

I just could not stop laughing while writing down their websites quote just now :0)

Common! It is one thing to sell us crazy pills to slim down our figure that everyone knows have side effects, but it is another to actually try to make me believe that I have "Eyelash Hypotrichosis". Just for everyone that was not informed about this scary condition and what it is (I was not until 5 minutes ago) here a little info on the word "Hypotrichosis" by itself:

"Hypotrichosis is a condition of abnormal hair growth. It occurs, most frequently, by the growth of terminal hair in areas of the body that normally produce vellus hair. Typically, the individual's hair growth is normal after birth, but shortly thereafter the hair is shed and replaced with sparse, abnormal hair growth. The new hair is typically fine, short and brittle, and may lack pigmentation. Baldness may be present by the time the subject is 25 years old". (Wiki)

Acording to the "Latisse" info "Hypotrichosis" is "another name for not having full or inadequate eyelashes".
Funny enough the so called "condition" of "Eyelash Hypotrichosis" is something that by definition did not exist before "Latisse" was aproved by the FDA, hit the market and had to scare us into buying their product, which by the way only costs you 120 bucks a month.

Yup, that`s right: Why buy the good old mascara for 10 Dollars when you can have some major side effects like eyelid skin darkening, redness of the eye or an "increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent" for only $ 120 a month.

Just for kicks I wanted to include some of the prescription information content information right here, which may just make you want to stir away from this product for good:

8.1 Pregnancy

There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of

bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03% administration

in pregnant women. Because animal reproductive

studies are not always predictive of human response,

LATISSE™ should be administered during pregnancy

only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to

the fetus.

8.3 Nursing Mothers

It is not known whether LATISSE™ solution is

excreted in human milk, although in animal studies,

bimatoprost has been shown to be excreted in breast

milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk,

caution should be exercised when LATISSE™ is

administered to a nursing woman.

Frieda Online

Sunday, September 27, 2009


"The builders of feminism never consulted men universally to get their approval and cooperation on the idea of feminism. Feminism was virtually a unilateral move by females seeking to fascistically push and impose on men something that is overwhelmingly against their will and their genetically-determined nature." John C. Garrison
Fri, 11 Sep 2009 14:04:56 -0700 PDT

It is 2009. I am a married woman. My husband might belong to a different race than mine. I share a car with my husband that we own under my name. He owns a house that is considered ours. We have a shared account that we deposit both our paychecks on. Some months he makes more money than I do other month I make more money than he does. We live together and respect each other in our qualities. I have the right to go to the doctor and have a birth control pill prescribed to me. I can buy condoms in the store when I want and where I want and he can do the same. If a condom that we used was ever to rip, we could go to a doctor and have the pill after prescribed to us, if we weren`t ready for a child.
When I have my paycheck in my hands I have a choice. I can do anything I want with that check. I can choose to buy a roof over my head, a new pair of shoes or the newest computer out there. Nobody would question any of that as I am a woman living in the United States during the year of 2009.

Thinking about my grandma, who was born in the year of 1929, exactly 80 years ago.. no such luck of freedom. Until 1965 contraception was officially declared to be illegal for everyone in Connecticut. This applied to the contract of marriage. That means in the year 1949, when my grandma got married at the age of 20 she did not have the choice to use any form of birth control. Yes, the use of condoms became legal in 1918 (which was only a little over 90 years ago), but it was not until the year of 1965 that this law applied to the state of Connecticut!
There was no personal choice in what she wanted to do at that time. The law said: Your purpose is the household and kids and that`s how it was.

It wasn`t until 1960 that the first FDA approved birth control pill hit the market. It was 100% effective, but had terrible side effects like life threatening blood clots. Eventually it was realized that the initial dose was 10 times too high.

In 1967 (only 42 years ago) interracial marriage was allowed, even when not socially accepted everywhere even until today.

Now at this point one would think the sexual liberation has ended, everyone is on the same page and has equal rights... Not in Massachusetts where it was not until the year of 1972! that unmarried couples could walk legally into a store and buy any form of birth control. It was illegal to buy birth control if you weren`t married! It took William Bard to be charged with a felony for distributing contraceptive foams during lectures on population control at Boston University to make birth control legal to everybody under Massachusetts law. "Under Masachusets law, contraceptives could be distributed only by registered doctors or pharmacists, and only to married persons." (wiki)

Finally, not until the year of 1998 the first emergency contraception pill was approved by the FDA!

Can I just say that for myself in this whole development over time I feel a sense of freedom. It is a freedom of choice that is given to me by fellow women that fought hard for all of these rights in the past. These so called feminists that went through times of being arrested for taking control over their simple human rights.

Please "forgive" them if they did not ask for the male permission on what they have achieved. Please "forgive" all the feminists that have fought so hard if they "imposed on men something that is overwhelmingly against their will and their genetically-determined nature".

We are in the year of 2009 for anyone that has not realized that!

Frieda Online

Friday, September 25, 2009

You weigh what?

Gabriella Reece being 6'3" and weighing 160-170 pounds. She has never been ashamed to tell people her weight.

Frieda Online

Whitney Thompson weight?

It is incredible how focused we are as a society when it comes to the weight of a woman. Doing a little research on "plus size" models I came across Whitney Thompson, who was the first woman to ever win "Americas Next Top Model" as a plus size model. Having found her name as part of an article I typed "Whitney Thompson" into the Google search engine. I got as far as "Whitney Th..." when the search engine suggested "Whitney Thompson weight", meaning that this was one of the most searched items related to her name. I of course can not be sure of this, but I am almost certain that over 80% of those searches where probably conducted by women. How come we are so obsessed to try to label each other through a number on a scale? I want to blame the media and the crazy role models they present to us.

I remember when I was younger I was obsessed with my weight for the longest time. I looked at the Celebrities and it comforted me to read an article in a magazine where specific heights and weights of female stars where given. That way I was able to compare myself. I was able to find out what I should look like and what I should weigh at the height I was at.
I was always pretty tall for my age and people sometimes made comments like: "You should be a model." That`s how I got into reading model magazines and bombarding myself with hard facts of the modeling industry. One magazine I had said that a model should never weigh more than 125 pounds. I was over! In order to ever succeed I had to loose 5 pounds. I was 12 at the time and there was not an inch of fat on my body!

Now, I have had some insight into the craziness of make believe when I was a sports model for a brief period in my life. I am almost 6 feet tall and in my best and slimmest condition the lowest my scale ever dropped to was 155 pounds and that fluctuated up and down varying up to 8 pounds a day.
When you go out as a model to castings you have a sed card which indicates your current weight and height and measurements. Mine lied! My agency knew what I weighed and they loved the way I looked, but just for the heck of marketing me better they dropped 20 pounds of my real weight on my sed card: 135 lbs. I have never weighed that in my whole life after the age of 14!

I tried to just for fun see what would happen if I would search "Brad Pitt weight" and sure enough as a first result I got: "Jolie loosing weight to get Pitt`s attention". Really!?

Frieda Online

So called "Plus Size"

Wow! There was an upstir a couple days ago during the London Fashion Week about designer Mark Fast who actually dared to put 3 "plus size" models on the runway for his show. Now, these girls where a size 8 to 10 in US size, but 2 people of Fast`s staff left as they apparently did not support having such a regular sized woman on the runway. This is what Mark Fast`s publicist said after the show: "We wanted women to know they don`t have to be a size zero to wear a Mark Fast dress - curvier women can look even better in one." Thank you for that!

Frieda Online

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Julianos Raw

Nectarines are an amazing fruit. I just had 3 in a row and the sugar high made me want to write:
I am inspired! I helped out a friend of mine on a small production exactly a week ago to the day. Our shoot location happened to be the raw food restaurant "Julianos Raw" in Santa Monica. We actually were there to do an interview with the owner Juliano himself. Amazing! I had not been inspired in a while to watch out for myself and the body that I have. At "Julianos Raw" any dish that is made is vegan and raw. Salads are only a small part of the menu though... when we were done shooting we ordered Seafood Pasta, Lasagna, a Hamburger and chocolate desert all vegan and nothing heated over 115 Degrees and all made out of nuts seeds, fruit and vegies and super healthy!
Go to: to learn more :0)

Thank you guys :0)