“Walking on high heels, soaking up life”

The Great Gatsby

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