Tuesday, October 6, 2015

#TTT: Top Ten Tuesday

And we are back again with a proper Top Ten Tuesday...here's what I'd love to watch and read this month!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
It was meant to be only for books BUT
I changed it a little bit so will be 5 books I want to read but don't own yet and 5 movies I'm planning to see PLUS it's going to be monthly not weekly.


The Scorch Trials (2015) by Wes Ball. With Dylan O'BrienKaya ScodelarioThomas Brodie-Sangster and Ki Hong Lee.
Hypable Scorch Trials Movie Poster

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Jennifer Lopez vs Kaitlyn Dever

We have to go back to last year Gucci Fall 2014 collection for this sparkling dress, worn by two celebrities with more than 1 year gap. Let's do this!
"American Idol" judge/actress/singer Jennifer Lopez wore it first for the Top 2 live performance during the 13 season of the singing show. She completed the look with Jimmy Choo's black leather pumps.
On October, 2nd, "Last Man Standing" actress Kaitlyn Dever wore the exact same dress during the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party and she styled it with black shiny pumps and a low pony tail.

Who do you think wore it better:
Jennifer Loper or Kaitlyn Dever?

Photo credits: both Jennifer and Kaitlyn on JustJared.com

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Blair Eadie vs Diane Kruger

Today we have a "blondies battle" with a beautiful Simona Rocha dress, who helps us starting this autumnal season with a pop of tweed and red!
Fashion blogger Blair Eadie wore this peculiar asymmetrical dress earlier this September for a photoshoot on her blog, Atlantic/Pacific, while actress Diane Kruger wore it for the premiere of the movie ‘Maryland’, a few days ago in Paris.

Blair kept it simple with matching red sunglasses and flats, leaving her hair loose, like Diane did. 

As a matter of fact, the only thing the German actress changed about her outfit compared to Blair were the shoes: she opted for black high heels pumps.

Who do you think wore it better:
Blair Eadie or Diane Kruger?

Photo credits: Blair's on Atlantic/Pacific & Diane's on dailymail.co.uk

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Blake Lively vs Fan Bingbing

What could American actress Blake Lively and Chinese actress  Fan Bingbing possibly ever have in common? They wore the same dress!!!
Blake Lively wore this Ralph & Russo Couture dress at the Allure Magazine cover party last April, as part of her promo tour for her movie "The Age of Adaline" (which I loved BTW).
Fan Bingbing instead wore it  at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in Shanghai, last Monday.

They both opted for a similar 'high bun' hairstyle, but the shoes were completely different: Blake wore the famous "Nudist" sandals by Stuart Weitzman while Fan went for high platform pumps.

Who do you think wore it better:
Blake Lively or Fan Bingbing?

Photo credits: Blake on dailymail.co.uk & Fan on Twitter

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

#TTT: Top Ten Tuesday - Summer 2015 Edition

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

Here a recap of what I watched/read during this summer months!

in Cinemas
  • Tomorroland - 2¾/5 I found it very nice, maybe Britt Robertson's character is a bit too much over the edge, but in the complex I liked it.
  • Pitch Perfect 2 - 1/5 I understand it: the first movie quickly became a cult, so they had to monetize on it. But, since the result of this second chapter is THIS, they probably should have stopped on the first one (for me, at least!).
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness - 3¾/5 Hayao Miyazaki turned out to be incredibly different from what I thought he was.
  • The Longest Ride (my review HERE)  - 4/5
  • Minions - 3/5 I admit that some scenes are hilarious, but I wouldn't have gone to see it if I wasn't going with children.
  • Terminator Genesys - 3/5 I never saw any of the previous "Terminator" movies, but I found this one perfectly balanced between action and sci-fi.
  • Pixels - 3½/5 In my humble opinion: YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS!
  • Paper Towns - 2¾/5 The cast was really good, but the story is floppy.
  • Trainwreck 4½/5 I propose LeBron James as a candidate for "Best Male actor in a Supporting role" for the 2016 Oscars and, even if the movie is long (the entire dating part with John Cena could have been removed), it's worthing the ticket prize.
  • Inside Out - 4/5 Another big story from Disney/Pixar! 
  • The Rewrite - 3/5 Really good cast and not obvious story, I liked it! 
in DVD
  • Insurgent - 2/5 If you read my review (HERE) then you already know what I thought about the novel....not that much different from my opinions on the movie.
  • the "Hobbit" trilogy - 4/5 Really good, but The Lord of the Rings remains my favourite trilogy by Tolkien's books.
  • Carnage - 2½/5 I know it's based on a theatrical piece and that on screen it's obviously different, but it didn't give me any feeling.
  • Spirited Away - 5/5 It well deserved the Oscar for Best animated Movie.
  • Suite Française - 5/5 Heart meltin!
  • Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster 
  • All The Bright  Places by Jennifer Niven (my review HERE)
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Riggs Ransom
  • Heroes of Olympus #1 and #2 (The Lost Hero & The Son of Neptune) by Rick Riordan

Thursday, September 3, 2015

in my Mailbox #1

I spent the summer working abroad, in the beautiful (yet extremly wet and windy) Ireland! I'm thinking about doing maybe one or two posts about it, but for now I wanted to show you my purchases in the Irish bookshops!

I also celebrated my birthday there and, since I  had never read anything of the famous Irish poet, William Butler Yeats, a friend bought me a collection of his poems "A poet to his Beloved"! Then, during my staying, I bought myself "The Rooftoppers" by Katherine Rundell, "Princess Academy" by Shannon Hale and "Time and Time again" by Ben Elton.
When I got back home in Italy, I found some Italian books waiting for me, as well as another one in English: "The Territory" by Sarah Govett, which I won in a giveaway.
It's thanks to an exchanging page on Facebook that I got so many books. The only one I won on a giveaway is "Immagina" (Imagine) by Yami. Then I got:

  • Fallen and Rapture by Lauren Kate (I already have the entire serie in ebook, but I couldn't resist the chance to have them in paperback!)
  • L' orribile karma della formica (Bad Karma) by David Safier
  • Il cavaliere inesistente (The Nonexistent Knight) by Italo Calvino
  • Il deserto dei Tartari (The Tartar Steppe) by  Dino Buzzati
  • Metello by Vasco Pratolini

I'm beyond happy with my purchases/trades/wins! If you have any comment or suggest on which one I should read first....let me know!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Eleanor Tomlinson vs Kris Jenner

And we are again! Actresses, singers and celebrities seem to adore italian designer duo Dolce&Gabbana and their flowery Spring/Summer 2015 dresses. 
As a proof of that, today we have British actress Eleanor Tomlinson "against" American reality star Kris Jenner.
Eleanor wore this dress in its light blue version first, on the red carpet of the the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards event in London early this June. Kris wore it in August at the grand opening of the Williams-Sonoma Store in Calabasas, California.

While Eleanor style it with a messy high bun and matched red shoes and purse, Kris kept it a bit more "sporty" with those round sunglasses.

I'm going to vote for Eleanor, I think she worked the dresses and look better!

Who do you think wore it better:
Eleanor Tomlinson or Kris Jenner?

Photo credits: Zimbio.com for Eleanor & JustJared.com for Kris