Monday, December 26, 2011

Bang, bang

I've been trying to get used to long bangs for ages but to be honest it always drove me nuts, not to mention all the annoying trips to the hairdressers to have them trimmed! I've always appreciated shorter bangs, but do you know how hard it is to get a hairdresser to cut them super short? Sometimes it takes longer than the haircut! I'm hoping that Rooney Mara's super short fringe in 'Girl with Dragon Tattoo' will finally make them "in" enough for hairdressers not to think I'm mentally ill when I want them cut halfway up my forehead.

PS Rooney Mara's various hair do's in Fincher's 'Dragon Tattoo' was one of my favourite parts of the film - no joke. Though not so sure about the bleached out eyebrows though....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lists of Note

David Foster Wallace's Word Lists
Joan Didion's Packing List

Woody Guthrie's New Year's Resolutions 1942

(the first and last via Lists of Note - possibly even better than Letters of Note?)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fit for a Fortnight

I'm not one for fancy knickers. Truth I used to live in Bonds, with the odd Perele bra thrown in (from my Mum for Gods sake). However the Canadian's have got it right with Fortnight - balconette bra's and high waisted sheer things (we wear them under long johns and unitards atm - just kidding - maybe). Its hot hot hot under all the layers - when its cold cold cold outside. I just dance around to this to keep warm.

PS They have a pop up Etsy Shop till early Jan - just saying.


I watched all of these yesterday - please do yourself a favour this Xmas - its worth it!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I believe in love! I mean there's gotta be something for people to cling to besides TV right?

It was Gregg Araki's birthday on Saturday. I'm crap with friends b'days, hell my own parents are hard enough, so goes without saying, I totally didn't realise it was Gregg's.  Opening Ceremony did though! They curated a cute little dress in OC x screen cap ode that you can check here.

Seeing Gregg in conversation a TIFF Bell Lightbox was one of my all time fave events of the year - a year which included shaking Whit Stillman's hand, moving to Toronto, spending a month in Thailand with my best gal pal, going on a road trip to Detroit and visiting the Mo-town museum and seeing EMA, Louis CK, Malcolm Gladwell (and bajillion other peeps) live. So you know it was pretty good.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Can someone please give Ice Cube his own TV Show?

Pretty Pls?

I miss laughing.

This Funny or Die video with Lizzy Caplan, Lake Bell and Aubrey Plaza is really all I needed on a hangover Sunday.

I'm fucking with your cutie-q


Saturday, December 10, 2011

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Though it wasn't that long ago I was spouting superlatives about Cafe de Flore, I also just saw We Need to Talk About Kevin this week. I only saw Morvern Callar a few months ago, despite my good intentions. Lynne Ramsey has an undeniable aesthetic, which everyone seems drawn to, she somehow makes things affecting and poignant without being completely devastating and bleak (in a Lars Von Trier or John Cassavettes kinda way). This film is rad and you should totally see it, and read the book, because its awesome (love you Lionel Shriver).

And now we're back together, we've seen a change in weather

Before The Weeknd there was Weekend!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cafe de Flore

I've been catching up on some of the films I missed at TIFF this year, including 'Cafe de Flore' which totally devastated me. As opposed to "tragic" young love stories like 'Like Crazy', which just make me feel old and five different types of cynical, 'Cafe de Flore' has so much going for it. It had character development and believable relationships - sorry 'Like Crazy' you were just 2-by-4 and all sorts of lame.

'Cafe de Flore' is also relatively free of bad romantic cliches, and instead has a healthy 'mount of bourgey introspection and a lot of 'fate' talk - which I love, yes, I'm a sucker for some of that interconnectedness of the universe guff, so it ticked a lot of boxes for me. Did I mention the fact that the closest they got to star power was Vanessa Paradis and that she couldn't look further from a 'glamazonian'?

The setting couldn't be further from Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris' Paris either, despite the touristy, nostalgic title, this is no romantic 'City of Lights' type-of-deal. However it still looks beautiful, I guess its hard to make Paris look ugly.

Though the film's tribute to music feels a bit over earnest at the time, it feels true enough for the cheeseball middle aged club DJ character - yes I swear I did actually like this film. BTW that role was sooooo perfectly cast, from the bad tattoo's down to over-sculpted biceps - and his GF toe rings.