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An Apology

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.

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Another Trip to Cannes

Its been a few days since my last Cannes Film Festival post and since then there have been many new beautiful dresses and ensembles.

Most actresses chose Armani, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Dior and Chanel, but there were (thankfully) a few surprises.

Heloise Godet in Paco Rabanne

Heloise Godet in Paco Rabanne

Diana Rudychenko in Paco Rabanne

I have never, ever, seen Paco Rabanne on the red carpet.  And these two actresses wore his designs, couture from the 1960’s twice!  He was known as a Space Age designer, using metal and plastic in his super short mini dresses.  I actually didn’t even know that he was still alive and that there was still the Paco Rabanne design house, though I did know that his many fragrances are still popular.

It is really nice to see some vintage on the red carpet, especially from a designer who was so influential and really helped shape fashion of the 1960’s.

Below are some other beautiful red carpet ensembles:

Italian model, Eva Roccobbono in Christian Dior

Lea Seydoux in Gucci with the creative director of Gucci, Frida Giannini (and Martin Scorsese in the middle)

Marion Cotillard in Lefranc Ferrant, and Jimmy Choo accessories.

Michelle WIlliams in Chanel

Austrian actress, Nora Von Waldstatten in Chanel

I really love the picture above.  I think the actress looks stunning, from her pale make up with a pop of red lip and the jeweled headband in her hair.  And the Chanel gown looks incredible on her.

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Day.18.

Whatever tickles your fancy

We all know I love award shows and red carpets so it is only fitting that I dedicate this day to the Cannes Film Festival 2010.

Along with fashion and clothes and things of that nature I am also slightly obsessed with movies (and TV, and theater…).

I try to see as many foreign films as I can, and I usually get most of my newest movie obsessions from the Cannes Film Festival.

But I also get my fashion fix.  Below are my favorite ensembles of the festival so far (it still has another week), hopefully I can be there myself one day.

Carey Mulligan:  I love how classy and bright she is, in my opinion she leaves all of the other “starlets” in the dust with her great dress choices and elegant ensembles. (Plus I love her boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf)

Carey Mulligan in Azzaro at the premiere of "Wall Street 2"

Carey Mullian in Prada in Cannes

Carey Mulligan in RM by Roland Mouret

Cate Blanchett:

Cate Blanchett in Pre-Fall Alexander McQueen

Lea Seydoux: I think she is one of the best newcomers in the movie industry.  I thought she was great in Inglourious Basterds and her fashion choices are very interesting, and of course very French, which is much needed.

Lea Seydoux in Louis Vuitton

Lea Seydoux in Jean Paul Gaultier

Kristin Scott-Thomas:

Kristin Scott-Thomas in Armani, pictured here with Tim Burton

Salma Hayek:

Salma Hayek in Gucci

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