Sunday, March 30, 2014

Novel Of The Week - The Selection by Kiera Cass

                                       
You know me for a whie now so you're well aware that I mainly decide to read a book basing my decision on two factors: title and book cover design.
This time was no different and, seeing the cover up here, you can easily guess why I decided to read The Selection by Kiera Cass

Here's the story (SPOILER ALLEART):

Friday, March 28, 2014

Movies: My top 5 Best&Worst


TOP 5 - Best Movies (in year of release order)

Sabrina (1954/1995) In my opinion, one of the best comedies ever made and I admit that I'm pretty in trouble when it comes to decide whether I like the most the one with Adurey Hepburn or the remake with Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford.
Bambi (1942) One of the most touching story in the movie hisory! A perfect combination of love, friendships that last forever, it brought cuteness to a whole new level.
Moulin Rouge (2001) Not a fan of the musical genre, but I'd foolish not to include this amazing movie. I hope that most of you will agree with me. 
- The Notebook (2004) Beautiful story and surroundings, it's one of the few movies which I wouldn't
 change a thing about! The dialogues are the most fun part, well balanced in sensibilities, sarcasm and frankness.
- The Painted Veil (2006) The Edward Norton-Naomi Watts duo has a perfect chemistry and the story is beyond any expectation. To complete all this, it's set during the Twenties and in China...marvellous!


Top 5 - Worst Movies (in year of release order)

Napoleon Dynamite (2004) the only thing I've to say about this movie is: NO!
- Crank, High Voltage (2009) I want those 96 minutes of my life back!!! What a waste of time!
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) I saw this movie when it first hit the theatres and I'm still here trying to figure it all out!
- Somewhere (2010) I stopped it after the part where Stephen Dorff takes 15 minutes to finish a beer and Sofia Coppola filmed every second of it! Tragic!
- The Grey (2011) after destroying Paris (Taken) and Berlin (Unknown), it doesn't surprise me that Liam Neesom can stand up to an entire pack of wolves, but this movie is pointless...also because it ends at the most interesting part!

What's your top5 of Best & Worst movies?

Monday, March 24, 2014

Suki Waterhouse vs Cara Delevigne

What do Suki Waterhouse and Cara Delevigne have in common? They're both Brithis, models and they wore the same Burberry suit...Suki wore it for the Burberry Prorsum Menswear Autumn/Winter 2014 runway show in January while Cara wore it for the Harvey Weinstein’s pre-BAFTA dinner last February.
  

  • Suki Waterhouse
  • Cara Delevigne

photo credit: Zimbio.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

Get Her Look: Lizzy Caplan' Style

Last January, actress Lizzy Caplan attended the 14th annual AFI Awards Luncheon wearing an Houghton total look outfit. Now, I'm not a bare abs trend's fan (yep, I know that's so IN this season but it's not my style AT ALL!) but I like how it fits on her, so if you like it too and want to "steal" her look, here's my suggestions on how to do it!
Black crop top and midi skirt on : http://www.dorothyperkins.com
Red shoes : ZARA

Monday, March 17, 2014

Get Her Look: Melanie Laurent' Style

And here we are again with a new "Get Her Look" post....This time I want to write about an actress I like very much: Melanie Laurent
You all probably known the French actress for her roles in movies such as "Inglourious Basterds" or  "Now You See Me".  

Well, this gorgeous woman last February was at the 64th Berlinale International Film Festival promoting her new movie ‘Aloft’ wearing an ivory white Maxime Simoëns shirt dress...After a few researches I found a similar one, on the well-known Sheinside.com website.
So if you'd like to recreate this look, click on Sheinside.com for having a look of the dress.

Let me also suggest some movies, a little les unknown, with this splendid and vey good actress:
Paris, directed by Cédric Klapisch (2008)
- Beginnersdirected by Mike Mills (2010)
Night Train to Lisbon, directed by Bille August (2013)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Novel Of The Week - Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern

                            
Years ago I read "P.S I love You" and thought it was an excellent start for a young Irish author with a very difficult surname to pronounce (at least, for me!)
So I decided to read her second novel (since the movie's about to coming out this year) Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern.

Here's the plot :

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Today's Obsession: Lilac Hair

Pantone, world leader when it comes to colour, chose RADIANT ORCHID as colour of 2014. The colour is a mix between pink and light purple...
   
Maybe it's because it's almost spring and I'm easily suggestible, but I've actually saw people wearing this colour: on nails, scarves, gloves and even dresses...
Last thing I thought I'd see is dyeing the hair in that colour...and yet I've to belive it because it's happening!!

First there was Kelly Osbourne, it's almost 2 years she dyed her hair light purple and after her we have Ireland Baldwin (in a very electric shade) and Nicole Richie, who dyed her hair with a temporary tincture....
            
                                                                 Kelly Osbourne & Ireland Baldwin
                       
                                                                        Nicole Richie
We have witnessed an "hair colour rebellion" also on the catwalks and fashion shows, where models showed off their brand new hair!
              
   
                           
                                                        Model Chloé Norgaard with purple hair

So what do you think about this upcoming trend?  Would you try on you?
I'm an hopeless undecided, so I wouldn't probably try on me, but I admit I really like the effect it makes on these people up in the pictures!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cure it with Movies: Problems with Teachers

We all have a favourite teacher, the one we like the most: she/he teaches our favourite subject or simply is funny and gentle. But there are also teachers we don't like at all! It could be because their subject is boring and needs to be exercised or is the teacher's attitude the thing we can't stand!

Whatever your relationship with your teachers is, here a bunch of movies to make you understand that they're human (even if you have doubts about it!) and people like us, with of course their problems and feelings...maybe it's time to put yourself in their shoes.

Movies :

Half Nelson (2006) by  Ryan Fleck. With Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps.
Here is a student that help her history teacher with his drug problems!



















Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 Vanity Fair Oscar After Party - My Best Dressed

After the 2014 Academy Awards Best Dressed post, it's time to take a look to the after parties' outifts! The parties are a lot and the guests are not only the one who have been nominated, so there are plenty of dresses.

I've to say, this year those dresses and gowns were phenomenal, but I don't want to stress you with the details...so here they are my picks for Best Dressed @ the Vanity Fair Oscar After party!


                          Leslie Mann in Jenny Packham                              Ellie Kemper in Georges Hobeika 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Academy Awards 2014: My personal Best Dressed

        2014 Oscars : My best dressed! on http://theteenytinytoutfaire.blogspot.it/2014/03/academy-awards-2014-my-personal-best.html
We all waited for months and the Oscars are already gone! I have to say that some of the choices really surprised me (Jared Leto as Best Supporting actor is an example!)...
All the celebrities looked gorgeous and may I get your attention on the fact that both winners for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role wore italian designers? Just saying!

Well, let's get to business and here's my pick for best dressed during this 2014 Academy Awards!
                        Lupita Nyong'o in Gucci                                            Cate Blanchett wearing Armani Privé 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

17 Random Things about: The Oscars!

So in a few hours, in the beautiful Kodak Theatre, winners of the 2014's Academy Awards will be announced  and I'm anxious to know who are they!
Academy Awards, 2014 ~ The official Oscars poster, featuring host Ellen DeGeneresIn case you missed my list of Oscar's predictions, click here...and now, let's go straight to the topic of this post: 17 random things you probably didn't know about the World's most famous statuette!



  • The youngest winner of an Academy Award for Best Male in a Leading Role was Adrien Brody in 2003 for his role in the movie "The Pianist". He was 29 years old.
  • The youngest winner of an Academy Award for Best Female in a Leading Role was Marlee Matlin in 1987 for her role in the movie "Children of a Lesser God". She was 21 years old.
  • Walt Disney is the most awarded in the entire Academy's history: 26 Oscars, included the one posthumous for Best Short Subject (Cartoon) in 1969.
  • Movies with the highest number of Oscars won: Ben Hur (1959) won 11 statuettes, same number as Titanic (1997).
  • Actress/Actors with the highest number of Oscars won: Katharine Hepburn (4 Academy Awards), Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Daniel Day-Lewis (3 Academy Awards each). Daniel Day-Lewis is also the one of the three who won only in the category of "Best Actor in a Leading Role"
  • In 1930, 2nd edition of the Oscars, was the only time in which none of the movies nominated won more than one Oscar.
  • Last italian winner at the Oscars was Roberto Benigni in 1999 with Life is Beautiful (Best Foreign Language Film, Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Score). 
  • Foreign country with the highest Academy Awards won is Italy with 13 statuettes. Foreign country with the highest Academy Awards nominees is France with 36 nominations.
  • The red carpet a outside the Kodak Theatre is 500 meters long.
  • During Worl War II, the Oscar' statuettes were made of gypsum.
  • There are 3 animated movies that have been nominated as Best Movie: Beauty and the Beast (1992), Up (2010) and Toy Story 3 (2011). None of them won in that category. But Up and Toy Story 3 won as Best Animated Feature.
  • In 1938 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs won 8 statuettes: one normal size and seven in miniature as Special Nomination to Walt Disney.
  • The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King is the first movie that won all eleven Academy Awards for which it was nominated.
  • Kathryn Bigelow was the first female movie director who won the Academy Award for Directing for "The Hurt Locker"  in 2010
  • The Turning Point (1997) and The Color Purple (1985) are the two movies with the highest number of nominations that won ZERO Awards (11 nomanations each)
  • Shirley MacLaine' speech while withdrawing the Oscar in 1983 "I'm not going to thank anybody. I've eraned it!"
  • Sophia Loren' speech while collecting the Academy Honorary Award in 1991 "It's good to win an Oscar every now and then..."





Hope you liked this "Random Facts" post and I'm looking foward this Sunday Academy Awards' Ceremony. This year the host is Ellen DeGeneres!! I love her!!