Hello guys and dolls!!!
Well what a day I had yesterday! It was my 20th birthday (I feel so old!); I was swept of my feet by having the most amazing day with my boyfriend - I have never been, what's the expression?, "wined and dined" like I was yesterday. A perfect gentleman and paid for everything!
I won't gab about my day any longer, the focus of todays post is to review the new film "Water for Elephants" directed by Francis Lawrence - he has directed the dark films 'Constantine' and 'I am Legend', both of which I adore! If you haven't watched them, then please feel free to invade my dvd collection (I have over 200!), watch them and prepare to have your minds blown by the great acting talent and brilliantly intriguing plot lines; I love finding metaphors and philosophical messages in films like these, and 'Water for Elephants' is no exception.
'Water for Elephants' is the film adaptation of the historical novel by Sara Gruen, which stars Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz and Robert Pattinson - as soon as he appeared on screen, five 13 year old girls who were sitting behind me, all let out a huge sigh of lust and started chattering about how fit he looked. Ah, to be young again! They made me chuckle when Pattinson removed his shirt; all five started squealing and breathing heavily and dropping their popcorn and jumping in their seats and............ annoying as hell but strangely adorable!
Again I am digressing from the subject!! As a fashion student I was eagerly awaiting the costumes worn by Witherspoon. As her character is the 'star' of the show, Witherspoon's wardrobe was full of exquisitely made sequined gowns, with plunging necklines that ooze old Hollywood glamour, creating a seducing silhouette. Pleats and bias cut silk was on trend in the 1930's along with Chantilly lace, silk chiffon, and pearl encrusted gowns. Doesn't that just sound beautiful? I think if I could live in another time period it would be the 30's or the 20's - I would love to have been a flapper! Witherspoon's performance costumes where visually stunning and reminded me of nowadays simplistic couture.
I felt like I was in a dream; all the dark controlling themes created by Christoph Waltz's character merged effortlessly with the beautiful colours and soft fabrics. The wonderous illusion created by a travelling circus was truly achieved... I wanted to run away, join a circus and be free.
A must watch film! I highly recommend.
I loved the film so much, I thought how could I add a touch of circus magic into my own wardrobe. There are some lush necklaces out on the high street at the moment; my *Doll Tip* is to buy a small chained pendant with a little animal charm, then add layers of brightly coloured necklaces to channel this seasons tropical beach trend. Fashion lovers, best place to sources cute pendants is Accessorize, such as the one on the left. I find that Accessorize has the most beautiful jewelry that appeals to my 'magpie' nature - I love cute shiny charms hehe. I also discovered this white plastic elephant necklace on asos.com by my favorite accessory brand Pieces, on the right. (Any links feel free to ask)
Final words; Christina Aguilera's video for her 2009 hit 'Hurt' reminds me so much of the cinematography used in 'Water for Elephants' - two beautiful pieces of film with beautifully moving stories.