“Once in a while she’d give me some lilacs to take home and they were always fine-looking lilacs, and I always felt good, walking down the street, holding the lilacs high and proud like glasses of that famous children’s drink: the good flower wine.”—Richard Brautigan
It’s not often I feel the urge to post red carpet looks, because honestly, who doesn’t look great with that much primping and preening.
But I have to say that the lovely Ms Kruger has swept me away with this one. Tousled natural hair, minimal jewelry and makeup and a knockout dress. This is the Versace I remember, made for bombshells and party girls, who were all enamoured with Gianni. It still makes me sad thinking about the day news of his death broke. Such a pointless tragedy that meant one more unique creative was snatched away from the world too soon.
- Image of Diane Kruger wearing Versus by Versace at Cannes Film Festiva via Refinery29.
Sometimes the best part of the cinema experience comes after you leave.
Some films just seem to haunt you and hang in the air for a while, making you question what really happened and how you feel about it. Shame, the critically acclaimed Steve McQueen directed masterpiece really puzzled me. At first it was the graphic shock of witnessing someone so deeply entrenched in an addiction…so hollow and lost and unable to find a way out.
Maybe we never do? Maybe someone of us never quite recover and find a way back to normality. Or maybe we all just deal with our battle scars differently, unaware that we are as equally damaged.
These questions have been with me for days, swirling around.
If I could turn back time and escape to the past, I’d got to the roaring 20s in a heartbeat.
Whether its Fitzgerald books or Cole Porter tunes or silk turbans it’s always been my favourite. Full of frivolity and fun, but somehow it always comes of a little costumey when I try it in real life.
But sidestepping a little to the left, blending old with new, Benah seems to have got it completely right in their current look book. Delicate beading, drop waists and silk scarves matched back with clean makeup, doe eyes and the best accessories around are making me swoon.
Having a vision is a really wonderful thing. Giving birth to a unique idea of your own and hopefully watching it grow and evolve into reality. For me, creatively, it’s my reason to get up every morning and get on with the hard work at hand.
But the thing about new ideas is that a lot of people just don’t get it. How do you defend what instinctively you know to be true? How do you stand up to opposition and take on board criticism without taking it to heart?
Of course it’s not the first time someone has disagreed with me, but when it’s your baby, your hard work and your project it’s hard not to get a little touchy.
So I will listen to anything anyone has to say, and take from it what I need. It’s time to be a grown up and stick to my guns.
Life in Mexico is full of many exciting things. Great food, wonderous handicrafts, sun and sand and the best farmer’s markets one could even imagine.
But there is something missing. A long lost over of mine you could say.
A glass of rosé is proving almost impossible to track down. Some might say it’s a mere trifle but one of my great pleasures in life was sitting back and enjoying a girlie glass of pink wine on a weeknight.
And no matter how much tequila I drink, I can’t help but miss my old friend. It’s a damn shame and most definitely an issue I am working on solving pronto!
Right now, things are all a bit of a blur. I can feel the tides of change wash over me as I move between things that were planned and things that will happen. Nothing seems certain, but within that haze there is endless possibility.
I feel like Vianne in Chocolat, moved only by the clever north wind, who can only be satisfied by change. What will come still remains a mystery, but at least I’m bound for adventure.
Feeling very much homesick with all the MBFWA coverage floating about.
Tamila Purvis, in my eyes at least, is one of the absolute most talented stylists out there. Am head over heels for her cool girl aesthetic and seeing her take on the Zimmermann girl made my head spin. Definitely my favourite show to date.
- Image from Zimmermann SS1213 show via Pedestrian.