Friday, September 30, 2016

Hailee Steinfeld vs Chiara Ferragni

To celebrate the first week of autumn we have a super colourful dress from Balmain Resort 2017 collection. Let's see who are the two celebs who wore the same attire!
Actress Hailee Steinfeld wore it first during last MTV VMA's event, on 28th of August. She rocked the 
red carpet with this form-fitting multi coloured dress, that styled with golden high heel sandals and an
up and down wavy hairstyle. The same dress has been worn by Italian fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni 
during day 2 of Paris Fashion week 2016. She completed the look with black high ankle boots and simply 
styling her hair straight.



How do you think wore it better?  
Hailee Steinfeld or Chiara Ferragni?


Photo credits: zimbio.com & theblondesalad.com

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Movie Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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Kate Baker works as headlines writer for a TV network and her life couldn’t be more boring and eventless: same job, same routine every day and a barely-there-boyfriend who is often out of town for work. Precisely because unmarried and childless, Kate gets selected from the network for a job as foreing corrispondent…in Afghanistan.

Even if not 100% sure about it, Kate accepts and signs up for 3 months...that eventually became 3 years!
At first, she's a bit upset and confused about the new culture and how to live in the guesthouse with cameramen and journalists from all over the world, but soon enough Kate starts to get used to everything and becomes friends with Aussie journalist Tanya Vanderpoel and Scottish war photographer Iain MacKelpie and establishes a trustworthy connection with her translator, Fahim.
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Sometimes Kate forgets that she's still in a foreign country, with different traditions, not to mention a war zone, so she'll have to confront not only uses and costumes of a Muslim country but also the costant threat of bombing and rebels attacks.

My Opinion
From the trailer I thought this was going to be a war comedy (if something like this is even possible!), something troubleless, with easy and humortists intents...couldn't be more wrong than that! 
This movie left me a bit confused and uncomfortable, but I liked it. It is clearly a critic on wars in general and how media cover it, so that sometimes they become forgotten wars. Reporters live in a sort of parallel world in the guesthouse and war zones quickly become their reality.
Tina Fey is perfect for the part of impromptu war reporter and the transformation of her character from passive and confused to strong and resourceful is well portrayed on screen. 


Raking : 2
 ½/5

Releted movies:
- 5 days of war (2011) with Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle ChriquiRichard Coyle, Andy Garcia and Val Kilmer
- Special Forces (2011) with Diane KrugerDjimon HounsouBenoît Magimel and Raphaël Personnaz
- A perfect day (2015) with  Benicio Del ToroTim RobbinsOlga Kurylenko, Fedja Stukan and Mélanie Thierry

Photo credits: impawards.com, variety.com & frontrowfeatures.com

Monday, September 19, 2016

[Summer Edition] The Postman Always Rings Twice #4

These are the books I got in the Summer months, from May to August. I got them mainly through books exchanges on Acciobooks, which is a website for crossing/trading/selling books. 
There are also English books, but very few so for the moment is specifically for Italians (or people who are able to read it). 
Here's to you my new bookish entries!

Books exchanges:
I fratelli Karamazov (The Brothers Karamazov) by Fëdor Dostoevskij
Le avventure di Peter Pan (Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens) by J.M. Barrie
Il mondo di Rhett (Rhett Butler's People) by Donald McCaig
Io e te al centro del mondo (The Geography of You and Me) by Jennifer E. Smith

Bought:

L'arte della Vittoria (Shoe Dog) by Phil Knight 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

La La Anthony vs Cindy Crawford

Good morning everyone!! For today's #WWIB we have a piece from an American designer and ... director! I'm talking about Mr Tom Ford, who has an amazing sense of style, both when it comes to fashion and movies. Enjoy!
La La Anthony (actress and wife of NBA player Carmelo Anthony) wore this long sleeve rose-gold sequinned dress by Tom Ford last December, at the ‘CHI-RAQ’ premiere. She sported a wavy long bob and completed the look with nude sandals. Kind of the same options (both for the dress and sandals) as model Cindy Crawford, who choose the attire for a evening event in Monaco, in honor of photographer Marco Glaviano's book launch, last night. 


How do you think wore it better?  
La La Anthony or Cindy Crawford?


Photo credits: zimbio.com & Cindy Crawford's Instagram

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hari Nef vs Hikari Mitsushima

New month, whole new serie of who wore it best! Today we have a stunning piece from Gucci Fall 2016 RTW: this beautiful baby blue dress, who seems like a Greek goddess outfit!
Model/writer Hari Nef wore the Gucci attire earlier last June, while attending the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards event in New York City. She kept the style simple, with her black hair loose and a porcellain doll inspired make up. 
Japanese actress Hikari Mitsushima wore the same light blue dress while attending two premiere: 'Traces Of Sin' and 'The Bad Batch', earlier this week during the 73rd Venice Film Festival in Italy. She style her hair up with a tight back braid and had a mini wardrobe malfunction with her shoes: she opted for a pair of cream colored wedges, who were extremely high and stubled a bit.


How do you think wore it better?  
Hari Nef or Hikari Mitsushima?


Photo credits: zimbio.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

#TTT: Top Ten Tuesday

It's September and we are back with #TTT! 

Here's the movies and books of the previous lists that I've watch/read during the summer months!
- 47 Ronin: 3/5 
- Mother's Day: 2½/5 
Now You See 2: 3/5
- Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 4/5
- Song of the Sea 4½/5 
Built by Jay Crownover - my review HERE
- Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

This month wishlist:
MOVIES

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Up to Love (2016) by Laurent Tirard. With Jean DujardinVirginie EfiraCédric Kahn and César Domboy
The Magnificent Seven (2016) by Antoine FuquaWith Ethan Hawke, Denzel WashingtonChris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio and Peter Sarsgaard
Jason Bourne Movie PosterFinding Dory Movie Poster
Jason Bourne (2016) by Paul Greengrass. With Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones
Finding Dory (2016) by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane. Voiced by Ellen DeGeneresAlbert BrooksEd O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson and Hayden Rolence

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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) by Roland Emmerich. With Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

BOOKS
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The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry

The Necklace of Goddes Athena by Effrosyni Moschoudi
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The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
Night Heron by Adam Brookes
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Ti ho trovato tra le pagine di un libro by Xavier Bosch

Photo credits: impawards.com & goodreads.com 

Top Ten Tuesdy is an original feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. It was meant to be only for books, BUT I changed it a little bit so it will be 5 books I want to read and 5 movies I'm planning to see. PLUS it's going to be monthly and not weekly.

Friday, September 2, 2016

New York Times "By the Book" TAG

I've never done book tags before, but I saw a couple of youtubers talking about this one created by Marie Berg, she took the questions from "By the Book" by Pamela Paul. So enjoy and, if you like the questions, comment with your own answers!

Let's do this!

1) What book is on your night stand now?

Actually I've three books on my night stand right now...I know I should read one book at the time, but hey, I'm a risky! Anyway the books are:
"Dragonfly in Amber (Part 2)" by Diana Gabaldon. I recently finished the second TV series the made based on the books and I wanted to get back even with it so I started it and I'm about to finish it hopefully this week end. 
Then I have "13 reasons why" by Jay Asher and even though I like the plot, it is taking me forever to read it. 
Last but surely not least "The Dressmaker" by Rosalie Ham...I saw the movie earlier this year, I LOVED IT and wanted to know if the book is as good as the movie. Spoiler alert: IT IS!
2) What was the last truly great book that you read?
"Mia amata Yuriko" (My beloved Yuriko) by Antonietta Pastore. I simply couldn't put it down, it was a full immersion in a completely different culture (and era, since part of it was set in 1945). I keep on suggesting it to anyone I meet.

3) If you could meet any writer - dead or alive - who would it be?  And what would you want to know?

Thinking about the dead ones, I'd love a meeting with Sir Noël Coward (author of  Pomps and Circumstance and theatrical piecewriter of Easy Virtue). From his works you can tell he was such a funny and witty guy, I'd just ask him if he ever experienced funny events and missunderstandings like his characters! As for the alive authors I'd fancy a cup of tea with Simon Sebag Montefiore, Ken Follett and James Rollins...oh, and John Niven, no doubt! Then a girls night out with Jay Crownover and Heather Killough-Walden.

4) What books might we be surprised to find on your bookshelf?
I've the entire serie of Rick Riordan's "The Heroes of Olympus"...it's not materially on my bookshelf because they're on ebook though. What can I say? He has a fun and flowing writing style and I'm a nerd when it comes to Greek and Roman mythology.
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5) How do you organize your personal library?
It depends on the mood of the moment, but mainly I organize it by colour or by height of the book: the taller first and going down...

6) What book have you always meant to read and haven’t gotten around to yet? Anything you feel embarrassed never to have read?
There're tons of books I've always wanted to read, but never really did: I always wanted to read "War & Peace" by Lev Tolstoj and "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury..and these two are just the tip of the iceberg.
7) Disappointing, overrated, just not good: what book did you feel you were supposed to like but didn't? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?
"Suite française" by Irène Némirovsky. I saw the movie adaptation and it was so good I decided to read the novel...It was different from the movie, since it was divided in two stories and I was ok with that, but it was boring and felt like a never ending story. This was also the last of the few books I've not finished.

8) What kinds of stories are you drawn to? Any you stay clear of?
Mainly horrors and books based on videogames...On the other hand I adore fantasy and distopians.

9) If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
1984 by George Orwell. I think the world is on the edge of becoming the one predicted in that book.

10) What do you plan to read next?
I think I'll go with "The Necklace of Goddess Athena" by Effrosynu Moschoudi, "The Princes of Ireland" by Edward Rutherfurd and "Soldier Dog" by Sam Angus.

Photo credits: books cover on goodread.com & opening photo on Big Screen Small Words