Friday, February 28, 2014

Today's Obession: Academy Awards' Dresses

I'm sure that many of you girls are anxiously waiting for the Oscar night mainly to watch all those wonderful dresses that celebrities are going to wear.
Well, at least I am!

In the meantime, here's a very cute picture (found on Pinterest, of course!) of all the dresses that the Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy winners wore from the 1st edition until last year...
It's like a fashion/movie's history time machine, you can see how style evolved from Academy Award's first edition in 1932 to nowadays.


If you liked this "Oscar themed" post, stay tuned beacause I've another coming up on Sunday, March 2nd. Just in time for Ooscar's night!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Today's Obsession : S/S 2014 Nail Art

Spring is almost here (more or less! I'm still freezing with this aweful weather!) and it's time to get crazy with nail arts!! Down here you'll find some tips on how to paint your nails this spring season...
 
1) Inverse light blue french - Lela Rose                                              2) Reverse white french - Jenni Kayne

Monday, February 24, 2014

9 Books to read before you go to see the Movies

 
We're going to see lots of books' transpositions in theatres this 2014 so here's a list of movies I'm personally  looking foward to!

Divergent
             Divergent (Poster)
From the best selling novel by Veronica Roth, on March 21st (U.S) and April, 3rd (ITA) Divergent will hit the theatre.
Directed by Neil Burger and with Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Ashley Judd and Theo James.
Click on the book cover for my review about the book!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Get Her Look: Kat Dennings' Style

Last November, 5th Kat Dennings promoted her movie 'Thor: The Dark World’ in Los Angeles. She wore a Naeem Khan dress that was spectacular.

On the left, Kat Dennings wearing Naeem Khan dress and on the right a similar dress by Chicwish.com-
I you want to copy her red carpet look, click here for the Chicwish.com similar dress

I find this actress super funny and ironic, so I was a bit surprised to see her play the "femme fatale" on the red carpet, but the dress is stunning on her, so...well done Kat!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Novel Of The Week - Divergent by Veronica Roth

                          
Since the movie from which it's based on is about to hit the theatres this spring, I thought it could be convenient to read Divergent by Veronica Roth...

Here's the plot:

Monday, February 17, 2014

2014 Winter Olympics: The Guys

They're athletes, they are at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics for winning the highest podium in their speciality, but most important thing....they are GORGEOUS!!!

Enjoy!

Iouri Podladtchikov (SWI) - Halfpipe gold medal  (photo from his Twitter account)
Collegamento permanente dell'immagine integrata

Ondřej Hotárek (ITA) - Pair skater

Henrik Lundqvist (SWE) - Hockey player

Matt Magretts (CAN) - Freestyle skier

Did I miss someone?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Movie Review: Monuments Men




Monuments Men (2014) by George Clooney. With George ClooneyMatt DamonBill MurrayJohn GoodmanJean DujardinCate Blanchett and Hugh Bonneville.


Based upon the Robert M. Edsel's novel "The Monuments Men: Allied heroes, Nazi Thieves and the greatest treasure hunt in History"



I heard/read/saw a lot about this movie, it has a stellar cast (most of them are Accademy Award winners) and since I'm interested also in arts I went to the movie theatre with my boyfriend as our Valentine's Day date.







So here's the story (NO SPOILER at all!):

Monday, February 10, 2014

Today's Obsession : Valentine's Day Nail Art

Every moment is perfect for a new and original nail art, BUT when you ACTUALLY have a reason for showing amazing manicure it's almost a duty!
Let's take Valentine's Day for example! Everyone (which have or not a partner) will say the same thing : "Valentine's Day is a commercial festivity, everyday should be a celebration of love and bla bla bla..."

I agree with all this statements, BUT since February 14th is traditionally the "Day of Love", here some cute and funny nail art...to wear whether you're celebrating with your boyfriend or in group with your female friends!

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Valentines Day Nails   Happy Valentine's Day wear hearts on your nails

Which one is your favourite??

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Novel Of The Week - Sleeping With Paris by Juliette Sobanet


When I fisrt saw Sleeping With Paris by Juliette Sobanet I thought I knew what I was putting myself into: a "chick lit" novel! Truth is that I have a major problem when it comes to books with "Paris" in their title: I simpy HAVE to read them. 

Then I read it and it turned out being something a bit more complicated than a simple chick lit story, so here's the plot (A LITTLE SPOILER) :

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Monthly Travel Wish List

                                 Siracusa, Italy

Siracusa is the 4th largest city in Sicily by population and one of the greatest Greek polis in the ancient era.



This city is not only a place were to go for relaxing on the seaside and sunbathing in summer. It's full of culture and a mix of Greek and Roman monuments and Baroque art.




Here some places to visit and a few photos of this beautiful city!





Cathedral of Syracuse - Temple of Athena 

Monthly Travel Wish List

                                 Siracusa, Italy

Siracusa is the 4th largest city in Sicily by population and one of the greatest Greek polis in the ancient era.



This city is not only a place were to go for relaxing on the seaside and sunbathing in summer. It's full of culture and a mix of Greek and Roman monuments and Baroque art.




Here some places to visit and a few photos of this beautiful city!





Cathedral of Syracuse - Temple of Athena 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

2014 Academy Awards : My winners

On January, 16th the Oscar Nominations have been announced! Since the rumors on who could win started even before the list was disclosed, I thought it would be fun to make my own selection. 
TROPHEE OSCARS 2000-2010
First things first, I didn't watch all the movies that are nominated (some of them haven't been released yet) and I'm not basing my opinions on who won at the Golden Globes or at any other award event, so my picks will be on my personal feelings and who I think deserves it most!

So let's begin!


Best Picture :
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuarón – Gravity
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
David O. Russell – American Hustle
Martin Scorsese – The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Christian Bale – American Hustle 
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf of Wall Street 
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club 

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Amy Adams – American Hustle 
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena 
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County 


Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill – The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle 
Lupita Nyong'o – 12 Years a Slave 
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County 
June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Animated Feature:
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
Frozen 
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The Wind Rises

Best Foreign Language Film:
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium) – Felix Van Groeningen
The Great Beauty (Italy) – Paolo Sorrentino (
)
The Hunt (Denmark) – Thomas Vinterberg
The Missing Picture (Cambodia) – Rithy Panh
Omar (Palestine Hany Abu-Assad

These are the main awards, I'll skip my comments on the others because for judging them I'd need a better preparation on music, how to write a screenplay, editing ecc...

On March, 2nd we'll see if my forecasts were right or not!

My winners in RED
Real winners in GREEN