Wednesday, February 15, 2017

👗 Victoria Beckham vs Selena Gomez

It doesn't happen very often that the designer of a dress gets to be compared with someone else who wore that dress as well....guess there really is a first time for everything.
Fashion designer (but for a 90's kid like yours truly she'll always be Posh Spice!) Victoria Beckham left her hotel in New York City back in December, last year. She wore an ocher long dress above a red shirt and paired it with white geometrical ankle heels and black sunglasses. One week ago (more or less) actress/singer Selena Gomez attended the annual amfAR’s New York Gala wearing the exact same piece, but paired it with leopard sandals and left her hair down in wavy locks.

Who do you think wore it better? 
Victoria Beckham or Selena Gomez?


Photo credits: zimbio.com & dailymail.co.uk c

Monday, February 13, 2017

How to Wear...A Statement t-shirt

Not sure if it was just me not noticing, but statement t-shirts are having a HUGE come back this year. Let me clarify: for "statement" I mean shirts with social/political references...like Dior's "We Should All Be Feminists".

Actresses like Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Portam were seen showing with pride this t-shirt, the first on the cover of Harper's  Bazaar magazine; the other while marching in Los Angeles during the Women's March that took place there and in other cities in all the USA.
Jennifer Lawrence - ph from Harper's Bazaar & Natalie Portman - ph from dailymail.uk.com

Not only them, but also singers wore the same t-shirt in support of the idea, like Rihanna and (surprise!) rapper A$AP Rocky, who wore it at a party in Paris.
Rihanna - ph from rihannaoverdose.com & A$AP Rocky - ph from dailymail.uk.com

Worldwide known fashion bloggers like Aimee Song from Song of Style and Chiara Ferragni from the Blonde Salad also styled this particular piece of clothing, matching it with their own style...
Aimee Song - ph from her blog & Chiara Ferragni - ph from zimbio.com

From chic to comfy, here's how celebs styled this statement shirt. How would you wear it?

Friday, February 10, 2017

👗 Sienna Miller vs Bárbara Lennie

It's blonde versus brunette...again!
British actress Sienna Miller was the first who wore this Gucci SS 2017 light bue dress with gold details at the "Live by Night" movie premiere in Los Angeles. Since the outfit is already original and unique, she wisely went for a classic make up (with red lipstick) and styled her hair in soft waves.
Almost a month later, this dress made another appearance on the red carpet, this time in Europe, thanks to Spanish actress Bárbara Lennie. She wore it at the Goya Awards and accessorized the look with splendid mached earrings and a simple hairstyle.

Who do you think wore it better? 
Sienna Miller or Bárbara Lennie?

Photo credits: zimbio.com

Monday, February 6, 2017

#TTT - Top Ten Tuesday


Here's the movies and books of the previous lists that I've watch/read during last month!
- Why Him? 2/5 - Even if the movie is way to much vulgar and crazy, it is overall funny and perfect if you want to watch something that won't need extreme attention.
- Allied 4/5 - I liked it! The story is intricate enough to keep the suspance and the actors are outstanding, from the protagonists to the extras!

This month wishlist:
MOVIES
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Keeping Up With the Joneses (2016) by Greg Mottola. With Zach GalifianakisJon HammIsla FisherGal Gadot and Patton Oswalt.
The Great Wall (2016) by Zhang Yimou. With Matt Damon, Tian JingPedro PascalWillem Dafoe and Andy Lau.
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Trainspotting (1996) by Danny Boyle. With  Ewan McGregorJonny Lee MillerEwen BremnerRobert Carlyle and Simon Weir.
T2: Trainspotting (2016) by  Danny Boyle. With  Ewan McGregorJonny Lee MillerEwen BremnerRobert Carlyle and Simon Weir.
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Hacksaw Ridge (2016) by Mel Gibson. With  Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer and Sam Worthington
BOOKS

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L'incredibile cena dei fisici quantistici (The incredible dinner of the quantum physicists) by Gabriella Greison
The last days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin
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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
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What happens in Ireland by Whitney K.E


Photo credits: impawards.com & goodreads.com

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

2017 Academy Awards: My Winners

On January 24th, Oscar Nominees and Nominations have been announced! Like I did last year, I wanted to say my opinion on who should win (because, you know, I'm such an expert!) basing my picks on personal feelings AND also on who's most likely to win...
TROPHEE OSCARS 2000-2010


Last year, I scored 3 out of 8 (Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Animated Movies), but this year is even harder to choose since there are a lot of amazing movies and talented actors/actresses in the run!  



So let's begin!


Best Picture:

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlinght



Best Director:
Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve - Arrival
Damien Chazelle - La La Land
Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling - La La Land
Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington - Fences

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Isabelle Huppert - Elle
Ruth Negga - Loving
Natalie Portman - Jackie
Emma Stone - La La Land
Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:

Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel - Lion 
Michael Shannon - Nocturnal Animals

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Viola Davis - Fences
Naomie Harris - Moonlight
Nicole Kidman - Lion
Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea

Best Animated Feature:
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film:
A Man Called Ove - En man som heter Ove (Sweden)
Land of Mine - Under sandet (Denmark)
The Salesman - Forushande (Iran)
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann 
(Germany)


I choose "Land of Mine" as Best Foreign Language Film because I saw it last year and, beside being an amazing movie, is so heart moving and well done in every single aspect that it can't simply not win!  
Same thing for Viggo Mortensen, who DESERVES the Oscar for his "Captain Fantastic", a cult movie!

I'm curious....who are your winners?


My winners in RED

Real winners in GREEN () to update on 26th of February

Friday, January 27, 2017

Cure it with Books/Movies: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Every 27th of January is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, to let us not forget what hate and discriminations can led us to. One thing I'll always remember when I studied World War II during history class has been the fact that Americans filmed and took photos of the death camps because otherwise no one would have believed the horrors they've seen. 

Throughout the years, many movies and books tried to make us understand what has been like living in those years, and it was not just Jews who has been martyred, but political dissidents, gay people and mentally ill ones as well. Not to think about what happened to Japanese people living in the USA or the other way around (like Angelina Jolie's 2014 movie "Unbroken" taught us) or what happened to German soldiers when war was over.


Here's a collection of books and movies (some new, some old) that narrate stories of extraordinary courage and humanity. 


MOVIES
Train of Life Movie PosterDenial Movie Poster
Train of Life (1998) by Radu Mihăileanu. With Lionel Abelanski, Agathe de La Fontaine, Michel Muller and Marie‑José Nat
Denial (2016) by Mick Jackson. With  Rachel WeiszTom WilkinsonTimothy Spall, Andrew Scott and Harriet Walter.
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The Book Thief (2013) by Brian Percival. With Sophie NélisseGeoffrey RushEmily Watson, Nico Liersch  and Ben Schnetzer
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) by Niki Caro. With Jessica ChastainDaniel BrühlJohan Heldenbergh and Efrat Dor

BOOKS
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The Cracow Ghetto Pharmacy by Tadeusz Pankiewicz
The Puppet boy of Warsaw by Eva Weaver
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The Toymaker by Liam Pieper
The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy

photo credits: impawards.com & goodreads.com

Thursday, January 19, 2017

#TTT: Top Ten...Thursday


Here's the movies and books of the previous lists that I've watch/read last month!
- Sully : 5/5 Tom Hanks is terrific! I love this new thing Clint Eastwood has for stories of real life heroes
- Finding Dory: 4/5 Heart-moving, just like "Finding Nemo" was
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: 2/5 (I can't belive they've changed so much from
  the actual novel...Eva Green still looks flawless, anyway!)
Assassin's Creed : 2/5 I saw it on a promotion day and spent only 2€ for the ticket and that's exactly 
what it's worth...Beautiful action scenes, it's movie to watch when you want to spend 2 hours away from
reality.
The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry - my review HERE

This month wishlist:
MOVIES
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Hidden Figures (2016) by Theodore Melfi. With Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monàe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parson.
Allied (2016) by Robert ZemekisWith  Brad PittMarion CotillardJared HarrisLizzy Caplan and Daniel Betts.
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Your Name. (2016) by Makoto Shinkai. With Ryûnosuke KamikiMone KamishiraishiRyô NaritaAoi Yuki and Nobunaga Shimazaki.
Why Him? (2016) by John Hamburg. With James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch and Megan Mullally
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A United Kingdom (2016) by  Amma Asante. With  David OyelowoRosamund PikeJack DavenportTom Felton and Laura Carmichael. 

BOOKS

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The Zookeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
Mary Poppin by P.L. Travers 
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The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon
Infinity + One by Amy Harmon
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Cress by Marissa Meyer


Photo credits: impawards.com & goodreads.com