Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Moment Of Clarity

Today has been all about the anticipation of seeing A Single Man. Ever since I saw the first trailer for this film, I have been dying to see it. I don't know why, I guess it seemed to promise the possibility of those rare moments where you actually connect to something on screen...something that lingers for days after the credits finish rolling. Without sounding like a film critic, I will just say Tom Ford did an amazing job taking you into George's world of loneliness, despire, and helplessness. I haven't really lost anyone close to me, but it is something I think about once a while. Watching Colin Firth brought me to that place. I know this all sounds very unappealing, and perhaps not a great selling tool. I guess I am just never one to turn away from a film of a "depressing" nature, I always find films that mirror our reality much easier to enjoy than...let's say...talking dogs. So, take an afternoon off of Christmas shopping, and go see this breathtaking piece of work. It will make you want to fall in love or just simply kiss your lover a little longer.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dress me up please!

More often than not, I find myself dressing in boyish clothes these days. Don't judge me, some days a flannel shirt can go a long way. If any designer can change my mind, it would be Fleur Wood. The Australian designer travels around the world to find textiles, and draw her inspiration from Paris and New York. Her pieces are effortlessly feminine and chic. It's as if you got lucky at a flea market and found the most timeless and one of a kind piece. Oh, and it's just bonus that her garments are ethically manufactured, no animal products are used, and a percentage of company profits goes to charities in India.