Basket Case

We are all worms, but I believe I am a glow-worm. -Winston Churchill

Shadowy Games

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Last night, my friend and I took a trip to the theatre to see the new Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. It was as I excpected: superb, and although lacking that tasteful seasoning of sherlock that was so much in the last movie, I enjoyed it as much as I expected I would and is definitely worth the watch.

I love that theme music dont you?

And the whole movie I felt something tapping me on my shoulder and ah ha! I figured out what it was. I found a match! A pair! I was so happy to have seen it.. these two could really be sisters..

Noomi Rapace, playing Madam Simza Heron in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Toian Bellisario, playing Spencer Hastings in ABC's Pretty Little Liars

I think its rather ironic myself… but please, tell me Im not the only one who sees it!

So, yes, Sherlock Holmes, although told to us by Fandango is rated So-So, I have to disagree. Its rather enjoyable and just as whitty as the last. Sequels tend to have negative effect, and being truthful, yes this one could go either way, but I think its had a more positive effect in light of the first. Its a different feel, because of the different plot, but I absolutely loved it.

Another look alike pair! Father and son?

Steve Jobs

Ashton Kutcher

And as I was looking for pictures online I saw that I was not the only one who noticed this.. Conspiracy? But really look how much they look alike. Its a little scary.

More Movies to See!:

1. J Edgar [with Leonardo Dicaprio], 2. The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo [with Rooney Mara], 3. Mission Impossible [with Tom Cuise], 4. The Hunger Games (When it comes out!)[with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson], 5. A Separation, 6. The Iron Lady [With Meryl Streep], 7. The Woman in Black (when it comes out!) [with Daniel Radcliffe]

*Not in any particular order.

J. Edgar

1. Leonardo Dicaprio as J Edgar Hoover

2. Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

3. Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible

4. Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in The Hunger Games

5. Nadar and Simin in A Seperation

6. Meryl Streep as The Iron Lady

7. Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman In Black

Filed under: Movies, Opinions, People, Uncategorized, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer.

I just want to suggest you check this post out! It is utterly adorable and the pictures are superb!

That is all 🙂

Filed under: Art, By Others, Opinions, People, , , , , , ,

EP Tom Sawyer: Check out ZeGrizzly!

Check out these pictures and more by clicking on one of the photographs below. It will bring you over to my sister blog: ZeGrizzly.

These were taken by my friend Maxwell and his girlfriend at EP Tom Sawyer Park!

01

02

Filed under: Art, By Me, By Others, Fashion, People, Writing, , , , ,

Models In Particular

Under the case-sensitive eye of my ever watching love for model’s faces and who’s who in wonderland these days, Ive caught some glimpses of a few familiar faces who seem to come up no matter what brand you are taking a peek at! One of those many repetitive faces is that of Ginta Lapina! She is a gorgeous blonde, whom I adore. And please dont take this personally but when it comes to models I am particular about blondes. They seem to catch my cynicism a little too much but this cutie is beautiful no matter how you turn it and her hair just seems to be so light and delicate. All together her little hair head cant weigh more than a couple ounces!… Or so it seems.

Now tell me, is it just her who gets to have a beautiful head of hair? Is it the products, the camera, the lighting? Or, prey tell, is she just lucky like models seem to be?

Look at her hair line! Its so soft im sure its just one big feather! Its so light and ah!- okay so Im going a little insane. I always get tipped off by the most prestigious or at least the most innovative and helpful fashion blogs out there but when I might stumble across what seems to be a mighty interesting little hair ‘shpeel’ I always click out and ignore the linking! I dont know what had goten into me, I mean Im not a makeup and hair person! Thats my friend Stella’s job when we do photo shoots! so I dont pay one little sinch of attention normally, but now Im sorta wishing I did because I want answers like heck!

All the blogs I see look helpful, but where is that ‘all-knowing’ hair blog when I need it?

I did find one though: Its called Hair Thursday. And I havent reviewed it yet, so no blames when you find out its not exactly recommendable!

Now I love it (like to the right here) when the makeup artists and hair genies braid models hair into teeny little fishtails and then continue with the grungy pattern throughout the shoot. I really do and again look how small! Half of her hair is probably wrapped up into that tiny little thing! And I know today is the day in society of becoming hair that is lusciously thick and like a lions mane and oh boy do I commend them on that one but really Id rather have this girl’s locks. 

Filed under: Art, Fashion, Opinions, People, , , , , , , ,

Irresistible Complex

There are some things in life that will never cease to surprise me. Björk is one person I will always be fascinated with undeniably. Her style and music opens the mind of the creator and prepares him/her for their work. She has a legendary and quite envying history of work. She sang in the Radio City Music Hall back in 2001 and has been nominated and has won several different acting awards! What a full rounded career and even though her appearance in everyday society has seemed under many layers and quite scarce, I think she is a more profitable part of that previous generation that still sticks around to influence the newer artists to come.  She has a sweet disposition that she was able to flexibly bend into her different on stage additions of her person. She appears to be open minded and colorfully inventive.

But I have to say after all that and out from behind everything, even in her own creativity, she is just the cutest little thing! She is a beautiful woman and have such a unique face. Not a forgettable face [or name!] thats for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

Its hard to say she isn’t easily affecting the creative minds of today from a slightly older body, because I myself feel inspired just viewing pictures and listening to her hits. I think there is proof everywhere of rare minds like th

ese but we easily dismiss them as freaks or a little too out there for us. Really i despise this attitude toward society’s beauties because these sorts of people are the ones we have to treasure. They are the inventive mass of today and tomorrow and someday it will be yesterday. She is one of those that creates the backdrop for our new invincibilities we obtained from learning from people like her. I for one do not expect everyone to agree with my opinions. I disagree largely with her point of views and some quotes she has been known for but we all are going to have to disagree or maybe even agree to disagree sometime or another. But what I think should be asked, is despite these disagreements we can overcome personality to see the real lessons we can learn from the given examples we have right now.

See we are not all corrupt. And might I say she is not only the vision of creative genius but she also results in many visions of fashion asperation in my opinion. I cant be her. I cannot get inside her head; but what I appear to be looking at sometimes transforms itself into what might be more celebratory after a while.

If you follow me in even the slightest, I think you might agree with me, Björk used her own unique stance and backdrops [as we should now] and created something of her own that still influences icons today. I think many people compare Nicki Minaj to to something of a legend with Lady GaGa but I disagree completely.

Yes this might be a little biased because I do not favor Minaj’s work but, like I said, we all have our tastes and I will get to that girl later- but what my words are trying to acomplish here is the fact that , despite her slightly later age and her more prior work compared to that of GaGa and Minaj, I believe the Top 10 List on iTunes, and lovers of the unique and interesting, today, have overlooked Björk completely! Am I right?

And I will say it again: despite the discrepancy and nostalgia in my tone of hand, I think we have begged for more of what we already received back in the 70s! We start seeing musical/fashion Sherlocks of this age and think its revolutionary! When in clarity we can overlook someone who was way ahead of her time, and still is!

Might I say Madonna and Björk started this whole rampage of the strange and odd appearing uniform? But who has all the credit? Not this little princess of presence, which is something she has of ample amount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheeks

Filed under: Art, Fashion, Opinions, People, Reviews, , , , , , , , , , ,

Featured:

→Featured Content This Week!←

Featured Artist (photographer) : Tim Barber [also featured on BOOOOOOOM]

Featured Designer : Fred Perry

Also Including : Updates on Books being made into movies [so read the books now!]

First order of business? Our featured Photographer whom I stole from BOOOOOOOM! He has a gifted eye, and amazing skills for an artsman [term Im trying to use more often and spread all around- note: artswoman is also appropriate for the ladies.]

His first picture, look at it closely now, Is my favorite- and Its really something is it not? I love artists who play with smoke. I admire their creative thought process- because when my creative process leads me there [to smoke] which may be often, its a scary set of tracks but as you can imagine justs make the personality of the picture boost ten fold.

found on BOOOOOOM.com

My favorite from Tim Barber

And so I wont let your anticipation waste any longer.. heres the rest:

 

I really like the idea you see off to the side here in the second picture below. Ive always wanted to put tall candles in bottles and let the wax sink down in it and pour over the sides! (I smell a DIY coming up…)

Tim Barber has a website of his own which features fashion, portrait, and personal photography of his. I really admire its style and his own completeness in his work content on the website. He is a true yet not yet found out, master at his work. His work is also featured on Tiny Vices along with other creative men and women’s work, which I highly recommend taking some time to visit (link attached to name).

And next on the list of updates is one of my favorite designers! Fred Perry! He has his own website linked onto his name there, and Its by far one of the more user friendly and still very attractive set ups I have seen in a long time. To see the pictures Im about to show you, just go onto the website (linked here as well) then go to Laurel Wreath Collection → Women’s → Richard Nicoll.

* and also to just warn you, this is probably the most latest picture of my obsession. Its beautiful, no? I want a snood very badly! Like the one by Opening Ceremony, green, and furry, Mary Kate Olsen wore to the Metropolitan Opera. (If your actually interested in what Im talking about see picture at very end of post).

 

 

 

 

 

Oh and just to give you a little [and to spoil you, filthy and rotten  both] I wanted to show you this sweet pic from the website advertising their children’s collection. Love it. Anywho. This collection is adorable and the model that is looking so stylish is

And for those of you who have a minimalist sort of job at Starbucks, you can pick up some slightly more affordable Fred Perry wear in the women’s section.

Fred Perry Amy Winehouse Collection

Or the Amy Winehouse collection in the Women’s tab for only a tab more mula! One of my favorites for sure.

And now for that picture…

Yves Saint Laurent

The Twins in Yves Saint Laurent and to the left- the snood I want so badly.

 

Tata.

Cheeks

Filed under: Art, By Others, Fashion, Opinions, People, Reviews, Shopping

A Little Style,

Via BOOOOOOOM I present to you a lovely mix of remakes via BOOOOOOOM’s remake contest.

Remakes of The Last Supper by Leonardo Divinci

By Leonardo Di Vinci

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Michael Hunter

The Last Supper by Michael Hunter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Pedro Gomes

The Last Supper by Pedro Gomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adaptions of Christina’s World by Andrew Wheth

by Andrew Wyeth

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Meg Wachter

Christina's World by Meg Wachter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remake of The Statue of Liberty By Frederic Bartholdi

by Frederic Bartholdi

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Kastanie Pestalozzi

The Statue of Liberty by Kastanie Pestalozzi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remake of A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte  by Georges Seurat

by Georges Seurat

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Julian Rubel

A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Seurat by Julian Rubel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And one last one…

Remake of St Francis In Ecstasy  by Caravaggio

by Caravaggio

The Original

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Nicola Bailey

St Francis In Ecstasy by Nicola Bailey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I dont know about you, but these things crack me up!- almost as much as that whole thing about the picture of Leonardo Dicaprio photoshopped all over the internet… we will go into that later haha I cry from laughing so hard when I see those on blogs.

 

Filed under: Art, By Others, People, , , ,

TVs Today

Ive been watching so many movies lately that I’ve yet to post some of my favorite shows I bubble over about all the time. One that I bought today at Half Priced Books (Second Season) is Smallville.

Clark Kent

Smallville

Its become one of my favorites ever since iTunes, at the beginning of season 10 this year, sprang a free deal on the Pilot! After watching it, I was immediately interested. Amazing attraction, this show has, at its classic like quality and spearing relation to the classic comic book hero.

So as you know Im officially on Season two and not all is well in Smallville… but I have no doubt Clark will straighten things out. But I will leave the rest to either your imagination or your time you will hopefully spend finding your enjoyment in this show.

Another show that I’ve really dug my heels into is Fringe- the so called drama-scifi show of the year. Its quite the journey, let me tell you, and I highly recommend it. I just finished Season 1 and man Im craving season two! But I have to take one show at a time, although Its hard not to constantly spend my seemingly never ending day watching both. Again this whole love for

Lovely show...

Fringe started with the adaption of another season and so iTunes released the free Pilot. I snatched it up, faintly interested at the time, but now I must admit its grown into my dreams and day dreaming. Olivia Dunham, FBI agent, on the root of strange happenings all across America (and the world?). With rebellious and full of character, Peter Bishop babysitting his Einstein-like-father, Walter Bishop- the trio explore their own ‘Fringe’ division of the FBI headed up by Broyles.

Lovely show...

The thing I really like about this show, is the dynamic. The characters make the cituations hilarious yet nerving at the same time. I jump out of my chair from itching skin sometimes and yet looking down the road (yes, I let Wikipedia cheat me out of my future relationship with the show…) I cant imagine how they are going to get to where they are now (season 4). JJ Abrams is themastermind for sure, I believe it completely. (Speaking of which Super 8 is another topic for another day..  because I could go on forver!!!)

Have fun!

Sci-fi Favorite

(Left --> right) Peter, Olivia, Walter

Filed under: By Me, Movies, Opinions, People, Reviews, Writing, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

For The Girls.

Quite literally.

Im a member on the Gilt Groupe which holds secret designer sales available for members only. The membership is free and quite worth your time. Just for a quick and easy update, they are having a Stella McCartney Intimates Sale for those of you who are members with the Gilt Groupe or those who are interested. You can click above at the brand name of right here to go!

I had to let you in on the little Internet-Sample-Sale deal! It was Stella McCartney for Pete’s Sake. And I cant withhold myself from those cute chic non padded bras.

Lovely, Is It not?

Those non padded bras really get me...

Its really quite a steal. Only 49$!

And I did promise you that following the previous post I would give you the sugar cube recipie that I recieved in my mug at the gift exchange.

Sugar Cubes

1 piece = 1/2 teaspoon of sugar:

Mix 1 cup sugar with 1 teaspoon water. Mix, mix, mix! Consistency will resemble wet sand. Press sugar/water mixture into mold firmly. Flip over and gently tap mixture into a dry, hard plat surface. Dry for at least one hour. Store in an air tight container. If you would like to color your cubes, add a few drops of food coloring to your 1 teaspoon of water.

Molds include teaspoon measuring spoon, mini ice-cube trays or candy molds.

Enjoy!

Filed under: Brands, Fashion, People,

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree…

Merry Christmas everyone! Its now officially the Holidays and Im getting really excited. Ive commenced a countdown with every whiteboard I come in contact with and its been a huge relief. Waiting all year can be a buzz. Well today I attended Sojourn‘s East Campus Women’s Gift Exchange and it was lovely.  The food and snacks were yummy and the gifts were so fun! People there are so creative and Im glad to see the East Campus growing like crazy! Sojourn’s idea of a Christmas Gift exchange is so genius! They have everyone bring 6 of the same item and everyone is assigned a color. The color groups take turns going in and selecting one item each round for a total of 6 rounds- so everyone ends up with 6 different gifts! Its an awesome and fun time and I enjoyed it for the second year now!

I received a  little potted plant, A mug paired with Black Christmas Tea by Celestial Seasonings Teas and homemade sugar cubes (I’ll post the recipe attached to the gift in the following post!), A little reindeer decorated glass dish, An awesome handmade bracelet (its legit, I swear), A BPA free water bottle chock full of chocolate and white mittens & finally some reindeer embroidered cozy socks! It was an enjoyable afternoon with some lovely women.

On my way home I stopped at Half Priced Books! I purchased the Second Season of Smallville, a Theatrical resource gude, and several plays for only 1$ each! I will keep you updated on my reads:

 

Speaking of which I will do so now! Recently I saw the theatrical trailer advertising the movie Sarah’s Key. And I was interested so I purchased the book! Its good so far and the topic covers an emotionally unstable subject relating to the movie and book Sophie’s Choice. I will tell you how It comes, but in the meantime check out the trailer for Sarah’s Key!

Also, Liam Neeson is coming out with a new movie soon (yay!) called The Grey. Check it out here.

Filed under: Movies, Opinions, People, Reviews, Writing, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

'We are all worms, but I believe I am a glow worm.'

-Winston Churchill

Tweets

Error: Please make sure the Twitter account is public.

Enter your email address below to receive updates!

Join 8 other followers

%d bloggers like this: