Sunday, 27 February 2011

A few images that I had lounging around on my desk top which make me happy. The first is a picture that I took during the summer while doing work experience with Coast Magazine where I was let loose around London to trial SLR cameras (a lot of fun). The second is from Ronald Searle's illustrations of St. Trinian's - my father gave me a book of them a few years ago and they never fail to make me giggle!

L x

Be excited...

Having been utterly enchanted by his 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Moulin Rouge', when I heard that Baz Luhrmann was going to be making  Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' into a film I could think of no one better to tackle this timeless American classic. Carey Mulligan is set to play Daisy, while the role of Gatsby is rumoured to be Leonardo DiCaprio's. The only doubt that I have is the plans to film it in 3D (a gimic that I have nothing but nauseous contempt for) - to do so, in my opinion, would to push the film to be something that it is not. I am however extremely excited.. 

"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars" (Chapter III - The Great Gatsby)

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Lovely Lanvin...

I have various black tie events this term, and while I have a wardrobe full of dresses, 
its so much more fun to buy something new, and also to imagine that my budget
is A-list rather than student....

DKNY Bag - Selfridges

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Melodic Artwork....

Lykke Li is the queen of haunting melodies (listen to Until We Bleed below and you'll see what I mean) but her album covers are also fantastically dark. Her new album Wounded Rhythms is available to pre-order now
L xxx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Friday, 11 February 2011

Good Old Gumption....

Something that has been addressed in a lot of my lectures recently, is Feminism, and though I can't quite see myself going down the radical bra-burning route, I'm finding it quite fascinating. Embarrassingly, it is not something that I have ever given a great deal of thought to, but I do now feel that it is something that I should have an opinion on. Should we be equal? Celebrate differences? Or remove gender identities all together? This is something that I need to decide upon, for it great affects the way that I not only view myself, but the whole of my sex.
Though feminism may now be labelled as rather passée, overshadowed by other equality campaigns, it is a divide of inequality that ever present. In 2010, the average wage gap across industrialized countries was 17.5%.  Therefore I have purchased Simone de Beauvior's seminal text 'The Second Sex', and Virginia Woolf's 'A Room of One's Own' and intend to inform myself. 
The wonderful Katherine Hepburn came up in a lecture this morning - one of the first women in Hollywood to wear trousers and one who often turned up to auditions wearing men's suits.  She marked a new era for the female role in Hollywood transforming the women of enigmatic passivity into women of substance and gumption. Perhaps I shall purchase some of those style defining trousers and channel Katherine for today...

"Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Katherine Hepburn

Sunday, 6 February 2011