Daily dose of happiness - Fashion week Paris - Nov 12 2012

136- When LIFE hits you, laugh at its face and take revenge by bouncing back.


Hi everybody. I hope you had an as great week end as mine : my niece got married. When I saw her for the last time, 1 year ago, she was still a teen girl. This week end I discovered a young woman who was living one of her best moment in life. I was so happy for her.

Then I came home to Paris (Saint Denis exactly) and my nightmare started again. I’ve been living a nightmare in my appartement for 2 years now. Yesterday night I lived a very bad and sad moment that almost broke me down. I wanted to cry but I couldn’t. I thought about all what I achieved, I thought about my familiy, my dearest friends, and I thought about great inspiring people who went through extrem tough moments in their lifes and yet succeeded to achieve their dreams. I also thought about inspirational quotes that could help me to bounce back today and for the coming days. That’s how I remembered a beautiful quote that made me cry :  « The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, …and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. ».

The quote is from Rocky V and is considered as one of the best inspirational movie quote in the world. I watched 5 times and 5 times I could feel thrill over my skin. And that’s when I decided that it was worth sharing that moment of my life and that quote with you rather than posting another fashion week high heels, bags and accessories pictures that at the end won’t improve your life, your spirit at all. And as the founder of Style and the City, as a simple guy who try to make this world a better place, that’s what matters most to me : that you have a great life that brightens others lifes.

Life hits you badly ? Laugh to life and move forward. Use the dark side of life and our society to brighten your thoughts and decide where you want to lead your life. Laugh, smile.


« Until you start believe in yourself, you don’t have a life. »



  1. Theodore dit :

    Hope all is good with ya by now! Thanks for this post, really enjoyed it : )

    • Kamel Lahmadi dit :

      Thank you very much Theodore.
      Yesterday night I’ve been threatened in my own appartement by a new comer and I was wondering what should I do.
      Fight, go to police or stay calm and think about the next move.
      I am going through a very exhausting period of my life, trying to launch my own business.
      But I’ve been living in a very stressful environement for so many years.
      The best for me is to leave France as the country is becoming more and more insecure and its economy is dying quickly.

      I’ll make it, partly thank’s to you my friends.

      Have a great day.



  2. zukimia dit :

    Hi Kamel!

    I love your blog so much! I follow it already for 3 or 4 years. You are a very special person and one of the greatest photographers! Your photos are really the best ones on the web because you have your special approach to the people you are taking photos of. I am really sorry to hear that you have serious problems now, from the bottom of my heart I wish you to overcome your problems, finally become recognized and fulfill your dreams! I rarely write comments on your blog because it was a bit difficult to register (I don’t know French), but today, when I had a desperately bad day, one of the many of them, when I saw the title of your post in the newsletter, I decided to write what I really think about your work. I know, I can’t change the situation you are facing, and I don’t know who can help me now with my struggle, but I just thought maybe the words of appreciation comming from your fan will a bit enlighten your day!
    And you know, life is really hard not only in France, I hope this unfair system, that rules the world for many years already, will collapse and we will see a new era (or something like that :).

    I wish you all the best!


    • Kamel Lahmadi dit :

      Thank you very very much Narmina.

      Your message warm my heart.
      Their is so many selfishness in our world, your words truly brigten my day.

      Yes, I really hope that the system that trun us into slaves and make rich people even richer with the help of banks and corrupted government will collapse some day.
      I work hard to show to my futur children that you can be what you want to be if you work hard for it.

      I sent a message to my webmaster to fix the issue of registering.

      Thank you very much for your words, your help.
      have a wonderful life.

      Kindest regards.

      • zukimia dit :

        Hi Kamel!

        I really hope that our world will eventually become a better and more fair place! People like you make it better already :)
        Thank you for your wishes, and I really wish you the best luck in your work and life!

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