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q u e e n o f t h e r o c o c o
Hey guys! I’m introducing a new feature to my blog; ‘queen of rococo’. I am bringing ‘queen of rococo’ to you because I really believe it should be shared with the world.
The mastermind behind this feature is my dear friend Samuel. Samuel is super intelligent, he is an academic and I’m pretty sure his main area of study is cinema. Every now and then Sam has been known to post images from recent award shows on facebook followed by his own commentaries; which are highly entertaining. Basically Sam’s thoughts on what the celebrities are wearing.
This first one is from the recent BAFTA – British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
I’m basically copy and pasting from his facebook page. By the way all images are from google images. Not mine and not Sam’s. Enjoy.
also, because MB is too lazy to do his own research, this time i am providing the names of the contenders and the gowns they are wearing. i hope you are happy matt! i am working my fingers to the bone for you!
the dress is wrong. the colour is washed out, the floral motif looks cheap,the cut is frumpy, and despite the fact that she was inspired to dye her hair pink from america’s next top model, the hair really does look bizarre. but she spent most of her stint on the red carpet twirling and it is hard to zing someone who is super talented, clearly loves life, and doesn’t give a fuck what any of us think. we love you helen mirren. please never change.
first off i have to say i watched W.E., in which andrea stars as wallis simpson. i feel so wrong for saying this but madonna did a half decent job directing. it was very fashion orientated and focused on some beautiful textures and made me vow to myself that i will now only buy expensive things. not a bad feat. here, i don’t know. again, it is a dress that screams the signature of the designer but it doesn’t really seem to fit. also the black finger nails and black hair? hmmmmmm.
god, she is boring. i think she may be the new sienna miller. anyway, i love this photo. it looks like she has sprouted wings but only on one side of her body. this dress is lovely, and that colour: HELLO!! but even still, it is kind of boring.
i don’t know who this person is. after googling her i still don’t really know who she is or why she was the baftas. but honey, it is a publicity opportunity! at least make some sort of effort!
I went to see Hitchcock today. I loved it. Someone on Twitter tweeted; “Saw Hitchcock last night. A film based on a book based on true events, about the making of a film based on a book based on the true events.” HA! Haha. That’s basically it, the book that started it all is Pyscho by Robert Bloch. Another book I now need to read.
I would recommend to any of you wanting to watch it to actually watch a couple of Hitch’s films. Obviously, especially Psycho and maybe also Birds. I hadn’t watched either fully, but luckily enough last year I did a subject in film and we discussed both those films i mentioned in quite detail, so when watching Hitchcock I was able to get most of the references.
Gee I feel like that sentence went on for so long.
Something Hitchcock said in the film resonated with me, it’s also included as an extra in the trailer for the film right HERE. If you do click on the link you’ll see David and Margaret’s review of this and other films. David gave it a 3.5 and Margaret gave it a 3. I’d give it a 4, I really enjoyed it.
” Do you remember the fun we had when we started out all those years ago, we didn’t have any money then did we, we didn’t have any time either but we took risks, do you remember, we experimented, we invented new ways of making pictures because we had to. I just want to feel that kind of, freedom again…”
I’m absolutely loving my new lens. I took my camera around with me which is always so fun. I just wish it wasn’t so heavy!
I had no plans today but the day folded out quite nicely. I went to work, met my parents for a late lunch at Riverland by the Yarra. Then I went to the Palace Cinema and watched Paris-Manhattan. I became a member of Palace Cinema so that I can reach my goal of watching 365 movies this year. My original plan was to watch a movie a day but everyone around me told me it was a silly idea and that I couldn’t do it. And I listened to them, so I decided I’d change it and still aim to watch the same amount of movies. Which means I’ll have to have movie marathons quite often, and I have no problem with doing that. I’m quite excited actually, about both the film challenge idea and also becoming a member of Palace Cinema.
I took a flyer titled “Your Summer film guide” I’ve already ticked off two out of 12 films. Here’s the list:
1. Paris – Manhattan (Check)
2. Les Miserables
4. Jack Reacher
5. Gangster Squad
7. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
9. Life of Pi (Check)
11. Django Unchained
12. Anna Karenina
(All photo’s taken by me on my NikonD7000)
M O O N R I S E K I N G D O M
If you saw my Foto Friday post you would have noticed a silly bathroom selfie where I mention I’m about to watch Moonrise Kingdom. Well since watching it earlier this week, I cannot stop thinking about it. I’ve become obsessed with Wes Anderson and more obsessed with sixties fashion/style/makeup. Even though Suzy is only about twelve I consider her a great style icon for that time. (Yes I know she didn’t exist in the sixties, but she is exactly how imagine people of that time to have been.)
The film is based on an island. These two twelve year olds; Suzy and Sam runaway together and fall in love. It’s so cute.
Below I’ve included some images I found online (from Google Images, not my own images), they’re not chosen at random. The one below is my favourite shot in the whole film. I love how she’s sitting on the rock with her things closely beside her and how she’s looking out and has all that water around her. I’m going to try and draw this and when I do I’ll show you.
This part is just adorable and made me laugh, before they start looking at the map Sam just shoves the flowers into Suzy’s hand. Such a romantic gesture but done so casually and kind of without meaning because of the way he just hands them to her.
Go the sixties! It would have been great to have been around at that time.
- Juliet x