In September, Sephora announced an exciting collaboration and revealed the Disney Cinderella Collection by Sephora. Finally I was able to see the whole collection up close and personal during one of my many spontaneous (and dangerous!) trips to Sephora and I have to say its beautifully designed with a whimsical nature that truly captures Disney.
Having said that and coupled with the fact that I’ve been watching the tv show Once Upon a Time (yes I’m hooked!) I was inspired to modernize the leading ladies of Disney’s fashion sense. Check out what I came up with and let me know what you think!
nail polish – zoya nail polish mimi – $8
shoes – Fergie Bunny Pump – $69.95
clutch – Franchi Handbags Angela – $122.99
nail polish – Zoya nail polish cyma – $8
Dress - Notte by Marchesa – $274.99
shoes - Joan & David Outfit – $134.42
clutch – Franchi Judith Satin Clutch – $76.99
nail polish – Zoya nail polish LANEY – $8
shoes – rsvp Gigi – $59.99
nail polish – Zoya nail polish RICHELLE – $8
shoes - Franco Sarto Omaha – $41.99
nail polish – Zoya nail polish CHARLA – $8
nail polish – Zoya nail polish Creamy – $8
As a huge fan of Johnny Depp, its my pleasure to share a photo released earlier today by Warner Bros. of the 48 year old actor depicting his latest role as vampire Barnabas Collins in Tim Burton’s adaptation of “Dark Shadows.” The gothic horror tale “Dark Shadows,” based on the soap opera of the same name which ran from 1966-1971 is Depp’s eighth collaboration with his close friend, director Tim Burton. The film also stars Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller and Chloe Moretz. It’s set to be released in theaters on May 11.
In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures
Keeping with the movie theme today, I wanted to share my latest movie recommendation, “The Help”. During the holidays I sat down to watch the heart felt adaptation of Kathyrn Stockett’s novel of the same name. The movie inspired me enough to read the novel, which I am currently in the midst of doing right now (so far its incredibly entertaining and such an eye opener as well as living up to the critical acclaim).
The film itself is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s Civil Rights era in America that tells the story of Skeeter (Emma Stone) a journalist who decides to write a controversial book from the perspective of the maids, known as the help. “The Help” features stellar performances by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone, (just to name a few) who star in this remarkable film that helps shed light on the despicable racism that African American maids were subjected to during their every day lives working for white families.
It is amazing the strength these women portrayed, to think that this sort of behavior existed not too long ago and that people treated other human beings this way is beyond belief. The movie as well as the original book displays some of the daily obstacles that African Americans had to face, although it does not go into great detail it does provide a heartbreaking commentary on some of the injustices suffered.
New Year. New Post! Happy New Year everyone, looking forward to a productive and exciting 2012. I’m a huge movie buff and thought it would be great to share my most anticipated movies of 2012. Below are my selections in no particular order:
The Dark Knight Rises (July 20th)
Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the terrorist leader Bane arrives in Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent’s crimes.
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway
Directed By: Christopher Nolan
Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner
Directed By: Joss Whedon
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.
Staring: Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemmsworth, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone
Directed By: Rupert Sanders
Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Ola Rapace, Judi Dench
Directed By: Sam Mendes
Trailer: Not Released Yet
The lone survivor of a space mission to repair the Hubble telescope desperately tries to return to Earth and reunite with her daughter.
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón
Trailer: Not Released Yet
A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris
Directed By: Ridley Scott
When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James, India Eisley
Directed by: Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Violante Placido, Ciaran Hinds, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth
Directed by: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A “housekeeper” who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he’s had proves to be the most dangerous man he’s ever met, Weston readies for duty.
Starring: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, Vera Farmiga
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
Agent Jay travels back in time to 1969, where he teams up with a younger version of Agent Kay to stop an evil alien from destroying the future.
Starring: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement, Tony Shalhoub
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Mirror Mirror (March 16th)
When Snow White’s beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits. Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen.
Django Unchained (December 25th)
With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gerald McRaney
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Trailer: Not Released Yet
Beyonce’s Baby Bump Reveal
Beyonce made the big unveil during her entrance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards while wearing a spectacular one-shouldered Lanvin gown in Pantone’s Tangerine Tango 2012 Color of the Year shade. The mum-to-be was seen clutching her belly lovingly displaying “the love that’s growing inside of me.” A line she later belted out during her performance of “Love On Top” while wearing a sequined purple Dolce & Gabbana tux.
April 29, 2011 was the day that over 2 billion people tuned in worldwide to watch the nuptials of Prince William and Catherine Middleton take place. The event itself was a spectacular masterpiece however it was the custom made creation by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen that the bride emerged in that was all the talk. The dress will be forever etched into the memories of millions and has become a part of fashion history.
H&M and Versace recently teamed up to release a capsule collection featuring the label’s classic style that has been reinterpreted through stunning prints, intricately studded leather pieces, silk dresses, costume jewellery and more. The collection was priced within an affordable price range in comparison to what the label usually charges for their pieces. This explains the eBay bidding wars that ensued as well as the reasoning behind how the collection sold out almost instantaneously nationwide.
Remembering Elizabeth Taylor
The world lost screen legend Elizabeth Taylor earlier this year on March 23rd, when she passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 79. Taylor’s belongings were recently itemized and categorized into a collection that was presented for auction at Christie’s. Hundreds of items ended up selling at sky high prices with bidding wars ensuing for the late two-time oscar winner’s prized possessions including vast amounts of jewellery that Taylor had amassed through out the years.
The Kardashian Wedding
Kim Kardashian married for the second time round, this time to NBA star Kris Humphries on August 20th, 2011. However the fairytale was not meant to be and Kim filed for divorce 72 days after the big day… The socialite was seen wearing not one Vera Wang wedding dress but three for the big day. For the main event and walk down the aisle she wore an ivory ballgown with a full tulle skirt.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York recently housed an exhibition dedicated to the late British designer Alexander McQueen. The exhibition, entitled “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” included over 100 pieces from McQueen’s archives. The exhibition spanned his entire post-graduate collection in 1992 to his last collection entitled Angels & Demons. The exhibition drew 661,509 visitors, making it the 8th biggest show on record at the Met.
Emma Watson Ends Harry Potter On Top!
2011 said goodbye to the Harry Potter film franchise and Emma Watson for one made sure to go out with a bang! The actress who made her name through the franchise took to red carpets and press events to promote Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Banishing her familiar style, Watson rocked a series of dramatic designer looks from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Rafael Lopez and Bottega Veneta as well as a sleek, chic cropped do in comparison to her long tresses that she became known for.
The 69th annual Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday morning and there are some familiar faces amongst the contenders. The event will take place on January 15th, see the list of the female nominees below!
- Kate Winslet is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Carnage and for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Mildred Pierce.
- Sofia Vergara is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Modern Family.
- Tilda Swinton is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for We Need to Talk About Kevin.
- Charlize Theron is nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for Young Adult.
- Meryl Streep is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Iron Lady.
- Rooney Mara is nominated this year for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
- Kristen Wiig is nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for Bridesmaids.
- Tina Fey is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical for 30 Rock.
- Claire Danes is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama for Homeland.
- Laura Linney is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical for The Big C.
- Michelle Williams is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for My Week With Marilyn.
- Shailene Woodley is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for The Descendents
- Zooey Deschanel is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical for New Girl.
- Julianna Margulies is nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama for The Good Wife.
- Evan Rachel Wood is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture for Television for Mildred Pierce.
- Jessica Chastain is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for The Help.
I’m a huge movie buff, therefore there is no surprise that I’m eagerly awaiting the latest installment of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows by director Guy Ritchie. In honor of the upcoming release I thought it would be rather fitting to dedicate my second post to it. While browsing I found some lovely pieces that could be a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe or jewellery collection. The movie served more as a source of inspiration as opposed to a direct translation. Some of these pieces could be used in combination with one another but would most likely work best as their own center pieces to a single outfit. Let me know your thoughts!
Here is a round up of where you can get these items from: