Wildfox dolls of Beverly Hills

My last hurrah!! I hope you all adore this collection, I worked so hard on designing it and re creating the Valley of the Dolls. I feel it is so Wildfox, and really back to the roots. Dreamy! 

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Young and Beautiful: Marine Vacth

Impossible not to fall in love with this effortlessly chic actress/model... stunning style and face, and impeccable taste.

 just can't wait to see her new movie, "The Young and the Beautiful" it looks amazing!!

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Take a break to laugh... New Episodes 5 of Tangents and the Times!!

Tangents and the Times is almost finished (SADLY!!) And if you've been following then you'll be as excited as I am to see the next couple episodes.

If you haven't seen the whole show yet, you must! Click here

Episode 5

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzMnCtgpvKU&w=1280&h=720]

 

 

I'm excited to know Marissa before she (inevitably) gets famous.

 

Lolita

 

 

An amazing, rare interview with Sue Lyon

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOLtXhPYxoM&w=960&h=720]

Sue Lyon was born in Davenport, Iowa, the last of five children to Sue Karr Lyon. Her mother was forty-two when her husband died and Sue was 10 months old. Her mother had to work as a hospital house mother to take care of her children and money was tight. Around this time, the Lyon family moved out to Los Angeles, hoping that Sue could help them out financially as a model. She got jobs modeling for JC Penny, and doing a commercial, which featured her dyed blonde hair. She also got small parts on "Dennis the Menace" (1959) and "The Loretta Young Show" (1953). Director Stanley Kubrick saw Sue on the show and suggested to his partner that they should see her for the role of Lolita (1962). Sue had been signed by the Glenn Shaw agency, and Pat Holms, an agent, brought her down to Kubrick for audition. She duly won the part of Lolita.

In 1964 she married Hampton Fancher III but the marriage was a short one. She did other movies like 7 Women (1966), The Flim-Flam Man (1967) and Tony Rome (1967). She married Roland Harrison, a black photographer and football coach. The controversy over their marriage made them decide to move to Spain. She continued in movies like Evel Knievel (1971), Tarot (1973), and To Love, Perhaps to Die (1973), but divorced Harrison, due to pressure over racism and other problems.

She met Gary "Cotton" Adamson at the Colorado State Penitentiary, where he was currently serving time for murder and robbery. She worked as a cocktail waitress and lived in an hotel in Denver nearby. She married him in 1973 and began working for prison reform and conjugal rights. Unfortunately this was another short-lived marriage as she divorced him after he committed yet another robbery. More films followed including Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976) (TV), The Astral Factor (1976), Towing (1978), Crash! (1977), Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready (1977) (TV) and her final film, Alligator (1980). She married a radio engineer, Richard Rudman and they live together in Los Angeles. Sue has retired from acting and avoids interviews.

The power of period piece costume designers

My absolute favorite costume designers and my favorite movies that they've done! If you haven't seen any of the following, watch them!!!

1. Sandy Powell

Interview with a Vampire

The Young Victoria

The Other Boleyn Girl

Shakespeare in Love

Sandy Powell OBE (born 7 April 1960) is a British costume designer who has been nominated ten times for the Academy Award . She won the Oscar in 1999 for the film Shakespeare in Love, in 2005 for The Aviator, and in 2010 for The Young Victoria. She has received nine BAFTA nominations, winning in 1999 for Velvet Goldmine and 2010 for The Young Victoria. She won numerous other awards in costume design for the latter film.

She left Central St Martins School of Art, London[1] before completing her degree, due to offers of work from, amongst others, Derek Jarman. Whilst at Central, the renowned theatre designer Pamela Howard,[citation needed] then first year tutor, told Powell that there was nothing that she could teach her.[citation needed]

She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours for services to the film industry.

 

2. Milena Canonero

Marie Antoinette

 

Out Of Africa

 

A Clockwork Orange

Born in Turin, Italy, Canonero studied art, design history and costume design in Genoa. She then moved to England, where she began working in small theatre and film productions. While designing for commercials in London, she met many film directors.[1]

Her first major film work as a costume designer was in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971). She worked with Kubrick again in Barry Lyndon (1975), for which she won her first Oscar, together with Ulla-Britt Söderlund. Her second win was for Chariots of Fire (1981), directed by Hugh Hudson.

She is married to actor Marshall Bell.

Canonero has also designed the costumes for several stagings directed by Otto Schenk, such as Il trittico (Puccini, Vienna State Opera 1979), As You Like It (Shakespeare, Salzburg Festival 1980), Die Fledermaus (Strauss, Vienna State Opera 1980), Andrea Chénier (Giordano, Vienna State Opera 1981), and Arabella (Strauss, Metropolitan Opera 1983). For director Luc Bondy she created the costumes for new productions of Puccini's Tosca (Metropolitan Opera, 2009), and of Euripides' Helena (Burgtheater, Vienna, 2010).

In 1986, Canonero became the costume designer for the television series Miami Vice.

In 2001, Canonero received the Career Achievement Award in Film from the Costume Designers Guild. She won her third Oscar for Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006).

3. Michael O'Connor

Jane Eyre

 

The Duchess

O'Connor began his training in theatre, as a dresser at the Old Vic in London. After this, he worked in a costume house for six years before deciding to go freelance.[1]

In 1993, he began work as a wardrobe supervisor on such films as The House of the Spirits and Emma, before becoming an assistant costume designer. In this role, he worked on various films, including Oscar and Lucinda, Quills, Proof of Life and was also associate costume designer on the film version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

After working as costume designer on several minor British films, he came to prominence with his work on Tom Brown's Schooldays, a TV movie for ITV. He then worked on his most high profile film up until then, the film version of Giles Foden's bestselling novel, The Last King of Scotland. He then worked on Brick Lane as well as Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.

He came to the attention of the film industry in 2009, when he received the Academy Award for Best Costume Design,[2] the BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design[3] as well as the Satellite Award for Best Costume Design[4] for The Duchess.


4. Alexandra Byrne

Elizabeth/ Elizabeth the Golden Age

 

The Phantom of the Opera

 

Finding Neverland

Alexandra Byrne is a costume designer. She trained on the Motley Theatre Design Course under Margaret Harris before embarking on her career as a costume designer in film.[citation needed]

She has designed the costumes for twelve films in her career, earning Academy Award nominations for four of them—Elizabeth [1], the 2007 sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age [2], Hamlet [3] and Finding Neverland [4]; and considerable acclaim[which?] for three others—Persuasion,[citation needed] Captain Corelli's Mandolin,[citation needed] and The Phantom of the Opera.[citation needed] She won the Academy Award for Elizabeth: The Golden Age. [5]

She was also nominated for the Tony Award in 1990 for Best Scenic Design for Some Americans Abroad.[6]

She is married to actor Simon Shepherd with four children.

Oh So Real Girls

This post is essentially my love letter to Jemima Kirke and Lena Dunham

If anyone should happen to know these two fabulous women please send them my way. I cant express how much I love the new HBO show, "Girls", I almost feel jealous watching it because it's a show I would have loved to make or be part of. The realism behind a group of young semi-privileged but struggling women represents part of this generation in a way I've never seen done before.

The grossly real element to these girls is so refreshing, I feel like shouting, "Finally!!" I am just in love with it, Lena and I must be carved from the same stone.

I also recommend watching Lena's movie "Tiny Furniture" also starring Jemima!

 

I hugely relate to every character, I haven't felt this way since Sex and the City, but Girls is not like SATC, in the way that it is strikingly raw without romanticizing women or how they behave.

 

Bravo Lena! Bravo.

 

Tim Goodman calls the show, “one of the most original, spot-on, no-missed-steps series in recent memory.”

“In the first three half-hour episodes (of a 10 episode season), Dunham manages to convey real female friendships, the angst of emerging adulthood, nuanced relationships, sexuality, self-esteem, body image, intimacy in a tech-savvy world that promotes distance, the bloodlust of surviving New York on very little money and the modern parenting of entitled children, among many other things – all laced together with humor and poignancy,” adds Goodman.

Newsday’s Verne Gay writes, “Hannah and the show are all about internal conflict and so is the humor, while sex -- and fair warning, it's pretty graphic here, which may be the handiwork o [producer Judd] Apatow -- is the metaphor for all that conflict. It's grotesque, malignant, unpleasurable and a particularly devious torture chamber, at least for the women, who still submit to it.”

Movie love: Adrift

This coming of age drama takes place in *Brazil, and although it can be a little heavy at times it really feels like you're 14 on summer vacation when you watch it. It's beautifully shot, really amazing. Enjoy these screen caps!

 

 *Sorry!

 

And it's streaming on Netflix! Wooh!