Last week I got to finally watch The Great Gatsby, courtesy of Tiffany & Co., and I’ve got to say that I was dazzled. We’ve all read the story, but I truly loved Baz Luhrmann’s (director or Moulin Rouge and Romeo and Juliet) interpretation. Glitzy, loud, and visually stunning, this is definitely one summer movie you shouldn’t miss!
But the main reason I loved this movie as much as I did (other than the chemistry between Carey Mulligan and Leo DiCaprio) were the jaw-dropping costumes and jewelry! Tiffany & Co. created stunning The Great Gatsby and Ziegfeld collections for the film, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a collab executed more beautifully. From Gatsby’s “Daisy” ring, to Daisy’s over the top party accessories (I mean…that bracelet!!!), to Jordan Baker’s flirty earrings, to Tom’s gift of tassel pearls…each and every Tiffany’s piece felt like it belonged in the movie…on those characters…and in my jewelry box. “The jewelry symbolizes the story’s themes of wealth and privilege, and we approached its design with the utmost style and luxury in mind,” said Jon King, executive vice president of Tiffany & Co.
As we left the movie theatre, the shiny pearls and diamonds continued to sparkle in my mind, as did Mulligan’s stellar performance. If you still haven’t seen the film, I highly recommend it…if not for the story, then for the eye-candy. And after the movie, you can walk over to your closest Tiffany store and see the collection in person. Now that’s great!
More after the jump!
Style Blog, May 23rd 2013 |
I don’t know about you, but I love The Hunger Games! Read the books obsessively without being able to put them down, and have been waiting for the sequel for what feels like FOREVER! Well, today, I saw these amazing Capitol Couture portraits of Katniss, Effie, Johanna, and Caesar, all clad in very glam outfits, with Effie actually wearing an Alexander McQueen gown! Are we supposed to pretend that Cinna designed these? If so…great job, Cinna!
What do you think about these haute portraits of some of our fave characters? Are you getting excited for Catching Fire? Share in the comments.
Photo Credits: Capitol Couture
Style Blog, March 7th 2013 |
TIFF 2012 is coming, and excitement is in the air! For us Torontonians, TIFF is akin to Christmas+Birthday+Anniversary+The Oscars all wrapped up in a few days of celeb spotting, film watching, and then discussing it around the watercooler with friends/co-workers/anybody who would listen. Each year, I get a few personal highlights out of the TIFF experience…like that one time I took a photo of my friend Joanna holding hands with Brad Pitt (!), or that other time, when Ryan Gosling and I locked eyes for a few seconds, or another time when I took le bf to see a Kazakh movie with a scene of a baby lamb being born…that lasted for several minutes uncut. Yes, being in Toronto during TIFF is awesome. And this year’s film lineup is looking especially promising.
Some of the films I can’t wait to check out are Argo (with Ben Affleck), Anna Karenina (with Keira Knightley), Thanks for Sharing (with Mark Ruffalo), The Silver Linings Playbook (with Katniss…errr…Jennifer Lawrence), Cloud Atlas (with Tom Hanks), Imogene (with Kristen Wiig), Inescapable (with Joshua Jackson), and the opening film of the festival – Looper (with Joseph Gordon Levitt). Ryan Gosling is rumoured to attend the festival once again, this time for his second film with Derek Cianfrance – The Place Beyond The Pines. If all goes well, I might be watching A LOT of films this September! And don’t even get me started on all the style porn! Really looking forward to seeing Keira Knightley, Rachel McAdams, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others bring it on the red carpet!
So what about you? Are you planning on attending TIFF this year? Which films are on your must-see list? Will you be celeb stalking? Have you bought your tickets yet? Share in the comments!
Film list after the jump!
Style Blog, July 27th 2012 |
Sometimes even if a movie is not the best you’ve seen, there’s something about it that just grabs you. Such is the case with The Brothers Bloom – a caper flick, full of fantastic cinematography, beautiful styling, and a story that is too smug for its own good. Having re-watched it recently, I remembered how much I loved the costumes worn by its main foursome: Penelope, Bang Bang, Stephen, and Bloom. Every character got to wear a fab hat (in most cases more than one), and most costumes worn by the film’s female characters (filmed in 2007) could be seen on Fall 2010 runways: from leopard print at Lanvin, to bowler hats at Hermès, to fur coats at Chanel, to aviator hats at Pink Tartan – the fun sleek styling is reason enough to rent this movie on a slow autumn evening.
Bang Bang was by far my favorite character in the movie, with wonderful comedic timing Rinko Kikuchi stole every scene she was in…and the outfits definitely helped shape her character (props go to Beatrix Aruna Pasztor!).
What about you? Do you have a movie that you like only for fashion’s sake, but not necessarily the story itself? Let me know in the comments!
Style Blog, September 9th 2010 |
What in the Heidi Montag Plastic Surgery Photoshop Hell is this? Are we supposed to believe that these four computer-generated mutants are Sex and the City girls? Carrie looks like the girl from The Exorcist – with her head doing the 360 spins…and seemingly not belonging to her body…Charlotte has dead eyes, skin, and…in general looks deceased. Miranda is…well, Miranda looks ok…And then there is Samantha…or Sharon Stone…or some transvestite that performs Sex and the City themed shows every Saturday night at El Convento Rico…or a burn victim…mannequin…something plastic and definitely not human or alive or real. Is this Sex and the City – the computer game? I just don’t understand!
This is Sex and the City! Couldn’t they hire better photoshop-professionals? Couldn’t they arrange a quality photoshoot for all four ladies at the same time, instead of photoshopping them from different stock photos? I really don’t understand. If this was my artwork for Digital Graphics class in high-school…my teacher would certainly fail me and tell me never to come back to her class again.
This is blasphemy and sabotage. Or perhaps it’s a joke? Yes, that’s it. This is a deliberate hoax…and not a real poster. It can’t be…it just can’t.
Photo Credits: www.dlisted.com
Style Blog, May 1st 2010 |
Ok, so I don’t think the whole outfit is a disaster…but that hair…really, JLo? Really? Looks like a cat, taking a nap on top of her head. Though this look somewhat reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw’s famous beehive, JLo’s looks way too severe and heavy! The dress is cute and I looove the necklace…but that hair, it just won’t let me pay attention to anything else. Am I overreacting?
Photo Credits: www.dlisted.com
Style Blog, April 29th 2010 |
I wish I look as good as Gwyneth Paltrow after having 2 kids! Love her Armani “suit”…those legs are just insane. Puts my lazy butt to shame. Off to pilates I go.
Photo Credits: www.fabsugar.com
Style Blog, April 28th 2010 |
Please don’t hate me for liking this poster, but I really think, though outrageous, this poster is way better than that disco-ball-Barbie-disaster. Is it practical to tromp around the desert in high heels? No, it’s not. But Sex and the City’s (both movie and show) clothing choices have never been about dressing for reality nor practicality, pushing the boundaries and giving us, regular folk, a chance to marvel at something a bit more out there than what we’re used to instead. And for that reason, I think I like this poster, even if SJP is airbrushed within an inch of her life. May 27th cannot come soon enough!
Photo Credits: TFS
Style Blog, April 13th 2010 |
Seeing these new official photos of the fab four made me so very happy, as it’s been a while since I’ve seen any new pics from the set of Sex and the City 2. I do realize that there’s a good chance that the movie won’t be anything to toast a Cosmo to, but I can’t help but be excited for the release in May. All I know is my girlfriends and I will be there on the opening weekend, rain or shine. And even if the plot is cringeworthy, the fashion might still be its saving grace. From the looks of the photos, I am expecting lots of bright colors with a Moroccan twist. Can’t wait!
Photo Credits: www.InStyle.com
Style Blog, March 12th 2010 |
Watching La Dolce Vita tonight. Such a sad, but beautiful film. One of my favorites. Did you know it won an Oscar for Costume Design? If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it!
Style Blog, March 10th 2010 |