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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

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Glitz, glam, decandence, titivating trash, heartbreaking kitsch and the robbing of every archive of costume and prop rental available is pretty much the synopsis of every Baz Luhrman movie (and a reason to go see them). In his latest attempt to lure us into a visual orgy you will very well feel like an extra in a Moët/Prada /Tiffany commercial too (aka would totally do it and be happy to be paid in kind).

So why the negativity? None of the reviews about the GG movie (by the way: great logo old sport!) I read were very positive, and I’m a bit surprised. Who cares if Baz is tone-deaf when dealing with nuanced human emotions or tragedy (- aren’t we dealing with those enough in real life?), or only aims for the over-the-top, operatic effect and not for the intimate (- be honest ladies, for real intimicy we go home, not to the movies, and cuddle our cat/BF/kids or shoes - optionally of course.)

To pay a little tribute to Mr. Luhrman's effort: this film will leave you very thirsty - dying for a sip of champagne - hungry for the next over the top party (YES! Slipping on a great pair of heels) and super keen to see a ... ergh....actually really good movie. Well, If that isn't positive! Bring it on baby!

Today’s shoes are not Prada. My jewellery (of course!) is Tiffany
Today’s photo was taken by Marco Bes at the lovely Krasnapolsky Hotel Amsterdam

The Eye Has To Travel

The Eye HasTo Travel

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Since having seen the movie about Diana Vreeland, am obsessed with her flamboyant allure and personality. And what better to do on a grey Sunday than dig into a world full of glitz, glam, and outstanding visions. Helps to distract from other Sunday options (aka FINALLY doing the laundry) too. Having left her mark as the first fashion editor of all time, am now studying all her covers for Harpers Bazar and Vogue - which she branded forever as mirror of fashion reflecting the Zeitgeist ("You can see the approaching revolution in clothes. You can see everything in clothes"). Loving it! Am tempted to jot down all her quotes: no, even better, print them in huge letters and hang them over bed: "You gotta have style. It helps you to get up in the morning. It's a way of life. Without it you are nobody."

And (sorry, couldn't help but replace the word "dress" with "shoe": but BOTH are so right): "A new shoe doesn't get you anywhere. It's the life you are living in the shoe and the sort of life you had lived before and what you will do in it later." And that from a lady who claimed (also VERY inspiring haha!): "I'm never dressed until lunch".

Ah, Mrs. Vreeland thank you so much for today's inspiration. Now will never again leave the house without sporting couture, ladylike gloves, satin slippers and an attitude.

xxx

Today's shoes are Yves Saint Laurent