April 8, 2014
Kate Moss back in the early 2000's. Cute, pixie, modern Twiggy, modern waif: all in all a classic cut that's timeless.
The original Twiggy cut on Twiggy. With the 60's minimalist style as popular as ever, the cut is the cake on the cherry. Or rather, the cherry on the cake. Plus, if you aren't blessed with a long heavy silky curtain of straight hair: try the Twiggy. Add false lashes.
This may be a bad example of gorgeous short hair because Charlize Theron is gorgeous anywhere any placem any time. However, we can attest this cut works (personal experience). And is so practical. And chic. Even without diamond earrings by Harry Winston.
Audrey Tinkerbell Tautou is another face that embraces short hair. And the short hair embraces her. We love it and would love to try it. Emphasis on 'would'. However, we are sure there are candidates out there who would look absolutely fabulous with this cut. Add red red lips. You'll be luscious.
March 29, 2014
March 23, 2014
Discretion. Mystery. Garboesque 'I vant to be alone' ness. More of that please.
March 10, 2014
"I am French! I don't read foreigners." Says Emile in response to Alexander Humbolt's musings on Immanuel Kant. Now, who says German movies aren't funny? This one is and I loved it. Directed by Detlev Buck, the film follows two geniuses of the day, Alexander Humbolt and Carl Friedrich Gauss. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Daniel Kehlmann, we are presented with two independent plot strands. Well, maybe not so much plots as let's see how scientists fared in the 18th century - and that is what gives this film the drama: the how they lived.
Gauss had his adventures at home, in Germany. Humbolt had his in the Amazon region. Great actors, lush locations, naturalistic production design, decent cinematography and relayed with situation comedy. You feel the cold, the dirt, the grime, the dampness, the horror of life in the late 1700s.
Don't see it as an attempt to give historical facts but to immerse the viewer in a time we can travel to through the eyes of this movie.
"Measuring the World" is available on DVD and a streaming service near you. Or, read the book by Daniel Kehlmann.