Saturday, February 27, 2010

Parlez vous Français?

Oh joie! Oh magnifique! Le festival de cinéma français a lieu!
*clears throat*

Translation: The French Film Festival is coming to a state near you and I'm postively bursting with excitement!

The festival promises a total of 43 films ranging from Drama, Romance, Comedy and everything in between and will be played nationwide during the whole month of March.

What's more, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (director of cult Fromance, Amelie) will be screening his new film MICMACS on the opening night!

That's sure to give those Art vs. Science lads something to sing and dance about!

If you want to know more about what's on offer, sessions and dates, head over to and help yourself to the brochure.... and er, french lessons!

Au revoir!


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tea is for Tuesday

I believe in feeling inspired every single day.
The world is a gorgeous place and I wanted to share with you just a few images that made me remember how amazing talent can easily be missed. If you're not quick, it can vanish without a trace within the blink of an eye or the flash of a lens.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Dream A Little Dream


“Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.”

- Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)


Thursday, February 11, 2010

I swear, if i see one more embellished shoulder...

I'm positively keen for winter to roll in. Primarily so I can dive into a big pile of snuggly warm things to cradle my bones.
Yes, I'm all for summer weather. Things like festivals, lemonade and polaroids come to mind. But I'm from a shitty, freezing little town so I tend to welcome any subzero temps. I also prefer grandpa cardigans and booties to bright tee's and denim cutoffs.

Yesterday was exciting. Pay day always is. But it became even more wonderful after finding 5 new winter pieces channeling the 'androgynous parisian office worker by day, kid at a carnival by night' look I was so going after.
Not one, but all 5 scanned at a ridiculously lower price than previously stated on the tags. Hello $36!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lust For Life

It’s still raining and the cats are asleep. Today I’m...

Twinings Chai tea. I was skeptical. I'm now converted.

Listening to
'Kingdom of Rust' by the Doves. A beautiful, heart wrenching song with a bittersweet video I think you should watch.

I could speak Gaelic to feel more in touch with my heritage

Being inspired by
retro blogs like Betty Lou Got A New and Snapped-Garters

A tattoo for my inner forearm. It means a lot to me.

after completing several goals on my Bucket List

tickets to see Tegan & Sara

Mums cooking. The rainy weather makes me homesick.

crafty! I want to do some scrapbooking

about meeting my God Son in 3 weeks!

The trailer I saw for 'I Love You, Beth Cooper.'

Randy Pausch

The wonderful time I had shopping around in Melbourne

The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

more script ideas

A little turquoise beret


Friday, February 5, 2010

February In Flight

I honestly cannot believe January has come and gone already. It rained here yesterday. Alot. And it reminded me how even though February tries, it's never quite summer once January has flown the coop. So in remembrance, I thought it best to list the new releases I viewed at the cinema when the suns rays got a little too unbearable, aswell as a quick statement on what I thought about them.

Avatar (3D) - A film that took 5 years and $200million to make, the visuals are breathtaking, setting a new benchmark for all future sci-fis to come, despite how simple and eerily reminiscent of Pocahontas or Fern Gully the storyline may have been. 4.5/5

The Lovely Bones - Heavy, confronting subject matter following past and present storylines subvert typical mainstream cinema. The contrast between gloomy reality and Susie's personal heaven over indulge in special effects, distracting viewers from the film's central premise. 2.5/5

Sherlock Holmes - Cute, snappy humour, stunning costumes and sets, the cinematography and style is distinctly Guy Ritchie's without neglecting a tight, seamless storyline. Even if it was a step-by-step example of the 3 Acts. 3.5/5

Fantastic Mr. Fox - Gorgeous stop-motion animation complimenting the imagination of Roald Dahl with the heartwarming vision of Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums). Refreshing and witty, Clooney's suave presence makes this truly memorable, though perhaps a little difficult for youngsters to comprehend. 4.5/5

Up In The Air - Despite being in production for several years, the subject matter is timely and relevant, the film aided with several genuine interviews from the recently unemployed to give the light hearted, quirky film an angle of authenticity and grim reality. Mirroring the suave, classy demeanour of Clooney, the slinky soundtrack and glossy style is refreshing and his character amusing in his hypocrisy and stubborness when his own position becomes threatened. 4/5


Monday, February 1, 2010

She's got Bette Davis eyes

Red lipstick, cigarette holders and all things sparkly. Oh!

These breathtaking photos featuring model Toni Gerrn in the latest Vogue Germany were enough to make me want to dedicate my days to building a time machine so that I may be able to stroll amongst the screen sirens of the 1940's such as Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth.

If you're like me and adore the era of all things glamorous, then I suggest you indulge in some fine Hollywood classics such as Casablanca, All About Eve and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Yesterday is so very now, darlings.


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