Hi blog, it’s been awhile, and for that, I apologize. I haven’t written in so long that I was scared to come back to it, I have so much to write about and I haven’t been quite sure where to begin.
Well to be honest, what I had to say was just about lovely Christmas presents, shopping excursions, films I’ve seen, and what I wore on New Years Eve, so I guess it wouldn’t have been that difficult.
While I was home in Connecticut the past few weeks, I had apparently decided to go on computer hiatus. I listened to my parents advice (shocking, I know) and gave myself a much needed break.
But I’m back now, and for some odd reason I feel weird being in New York and not writing on my blog.
After I take a few more pictures, I will be sure to post some fun things I got while home for the holidays. My favorite being an Alexander McQueen silk scarf (which I have worn practically every day since opening it Christmas Day) and a vintage black silk Yves Saint Laurent skirt/dress set (courtesy of my Grandfather).
As well as fashion and magazines, I am also a huge movie person. So whenever I go home I try to go to the movies as much as I can ($6 a ticket, you can’t beat that). This break, I saw Black Swan and The Kings Speech. It goes without saying that the costumes in Black Swan were extraordinary, the Mulleavy Sisters of Rodarte (who designed all of Natalie Portman’s costumes) are kind of genius, and I sincerely hope they get some major Oscar nods. The movie itself was just what I expected, weird and beautiful, so I loved it.
The Kings Speech, however, is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Ever. And I’ve seen a lot. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, except that Colin Firth was supposed to be amazing in it, and he was even better than I thought he could be. He will hands down win Best Actor in every award show, and he deserves it. The movie was not only hysterical, but also a well done period piece with Helena Bonham Carter in gorgeous costumes. I felt so terrible for Firth’s character, King George VI, that I was scraping away at my freshly painted nails, so nervous that his horrible stutter would never go away.
Thanks to my father, the movie theater wasn’t the only place I would have to see movies, because he bought Apple TV. This adorable black box which allows you to access Netflix, iTunes, YouTube, etc. from your television. So of course because of that I watched countless movies at home including The White Ribbon the German film which took home the Palm D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival a few years ago, and I have been dying to see it ever since.
On January 1, I was quite exhausted and decided that it would be an excellent idea to not move from my bed the entire day. So I watched five movies. It was a personal record for me, and one that I now pride myself on. I watched, Outsourced, When Harry Met Sally, Love and Other Disasters, Interview with a Vampire, and City Island. It was a glorious day to say the least. I think I might try and have one every month or so.
I will put up pretty pictures hopefully later on in the week, but I hope this apology is enough for now.