Friday, October 30, 2009

Stealing From the British and Giving to an American

Thanks to the magic that is Netflix I have been enjoying the first season of the BBC's Robin Hood. It's fantastic, campy, funny, action packed and all the fun that is Robin Hood.

I have always loved the story of Robin Hood since I was little and saw the Disney version. Robin as a fox, it was just awesome and still one of my favorite Disney movies.

The BBC's Robin Hood is a little more adult, I mean Robin Hood is still a fox but in a total different way, even the bad guys are charming. The British humor of it all makes me laugh endlessly at the outrageous and lovable characters and the hysterical antics.

After watching the first season I honestly cannot wait to get the second in the mail, until then I plan to watch Robin and Marian this weekend with Audrey and Mr. Connery, which I have not seen yet but I cannot wait. It is the older story of the famous loves, who have rediscovered each other after Robin returns from the Crusades.
When he returns he find Marian has joined the convent. It all sounds like good fun and after reading Audrey's biography I learnt she was really happy that a movie about older people in love was made and was really excited to be apart of it.
So now that you know my weekend will be filled with work and Robin Hood and a little dress up for Halloween, what is everyone else doing?

All images via Google.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bare Minerals Part II

After using Bare Minerals for a while now I must say I really like the product. Now after walking home and sweating a bit I don't have the urgent desire to wash my face as soon as I walk in the door as I did before with my old foundation.

On the clear skin front I can't really say it is helping. At first I thought my skin was clearer but lately I am still breaking out a bit and actually with more blackheads than normal. I think my skincare routine might need a tweek.

On the makeup front I really enjoy the product even putting it on seems like it is better. I feel like I am paying more attention and spending more time on my makeup which could be considered a plus and a minus.

I would definitely recommend trying the product though, I cannot say if it is worth the money yet as I have no idea how long the start up package will last but I enjoy the look and feel of it and that is what's most important.

All images via Google.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Timeless Beauty

Ms. Hepburn and Ms. Kelly

Image via google

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Recent Acquisitions

Lately I have added a few wonderful items to my wardrobe.

The Buffalo Plaid Vest from Gap
This looks so cute on its really something I would have never thought of buying but I love it. I plan on pairing it with a black T, skinny jeans and black riding boots.

Ruffle-front Checkered Shirt from Gap
This is so adorable, I wore it twice already and got so many compliments. The only thing is that the stitching on the edge of the ruffle is coming undone so I might try to bring it back and get another, because that is just faulty craftsmanship.

Classic Trench by London Fog at Macys
I have been lusting after this baby for a while and finally broke down and bought it.

Leopard Print Cardi from American Eagle
I feel that I am a little too old to be shopping at American Eagle (I dont know it just screams teeny-booper to me) but I love this.

Tulle Wool Blend Walking Coat at Nordstrom's
I got this to replace my winter coat that got stolen in a bar last February, it was the same exact jacket and I was just happy they had the coat again this fall online. I had searched for such a long time to find a different winter jacket (color wise) and when I found this one I fell in love, and the fact that Lauren Graham wore it on a Gilmore Girls episode made it too good to be true.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Making Concrete Look Weightless

Take a peak at one of my favorite architects, and the majestic beauty of his buildings.

"Architecture is the reaching out for the truth."- Louis Kahn

"Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love."-Louis Kahn

"All material in nature,
the mountains and the streams and the air and we,
are made of Light which has been spent,
and this crumpled mass called materials casts a shadow,
and the show belongs to Light."-Louis Kahn

Images via Google and Flickr.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Utterly Happy

Every morning on my way to class I walk by a window with this beautiful print in the window and it makes me smile for the rest of my walk.

I hope this makes you smile too.

Print by Shelli Dorfe

S'Marvelous S'Wonderful

A lovely image of Fred and Audrey via the Audrey Hepburn Complex. Check it out, it is genius.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Inspirational Words

One of the lovely blogs I read had this up recently, but I cannot begin to remember which one.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Be Inspired: A Couple to Adore

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married for 50 years (til his death in 2008).

When asked why he never strayed Paul famously said, "Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?"

When Paul was asked on the success of his collaborations with his wife Joanne on screen he said, "You should see when we get back to the bedroom".

"I've repeatedly said that for people as little in common as Joanne and myself, we have an uncommonly good marriage. We are actors. We make pictures and that's about all we have in common. Maybe that's enough. Wives shouldn't feel obligated to accompany their husbands to a ball game, husbands do look a bit silly attending morning coffee breaks with the neighborhood wives when most men are out at work. Husbands and wives should have separate interests, cultivate different sets of friends and not impose on the other...You can't spend a lifetime breathing down each other's necks." Paul Newman

When Paul was asked about his long marriage to Joanne he said, "We are very, very different people and yet somehow we fed off those varied differences and instead of separating us, it has made the whole bond a lot stronger."

"Joanne has always given me unconditional support in all my choices and endeavors, and that includes my race car driving, which she deplores. To me, that's love." Paul

"Being married to Paul is being married to the most considerate, romantic man." Joanne

PS. I know I'm not the first blog to write
about them, but I had to add my two cents.
All images via Google

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

This Sunday I finally got to see Where the Wild Things Are. After waiting for this wonderful children's book to be made into a movie and seeing amazing trailer after trailer, I saw it. It was fantastic!

The art direction, the acting, the direction, the storyline. Perfection in my mind.

I was worried that the small children's book would be hard to transfer into a full length movie, but I was wrong the story was beautiful and I teared up, as I tend to do in too many "kid" movies.

Although the studio was nervous that this movie would not be good for families, the movie placed number one in the box office with a large percentage of the audiences being young adults who grew up with the book and the other percentage being adults with children. Spike Jonze the director, expected this saying the movie was not a children's movie per say but rather a movie about a child.

I would recommended going to see this movie if you grew up with the book, love indie movies, or just love movies about children.

PS. After watching all I want for Christmas is a Max outift! So cute and it seems so warm and cuddly!

All images via Google and Where the Wild Things Are website.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Be a Rebel, Banned Books to Love.

A few great "banned" books. All of them I have read and loved.

Be a rebel roll up in bed with one instantly.

All images via google.