Thursday, June 13, 2013

Childhood memories
on open books

Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova uses open books as her canvas for paintings and sketches. {Via mymodernmet}

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Vintage shoes
on etsy

Christian Louboutin Tortoise Patent Leather Peeptoes

These are total femme fatale shoes! Lust.

Okay, I don't know whether these funkalicious beauties are from the 70s, but they do remind me of the decade and evidently, the 70s are my favouritest!

These are another pair of noir femme fatale type shoes which are just SO classy!

Who doesn't like the simple minimalism of navy colours?
Mauve Slingback Heels

Is it possible to ignore something that's mauve?
Purple Pumps with Bows at Heels

I chose this one plainly because of the sheer brilliance of the colour and simplicity in design.

Now do you why I love the 70s?
Beverly Feldman Stilettos

Incendiary is the word!
70s Rare Platform Boots {Never Worn} {Free Shipping Worldwide!}

Okay, this is my most favourite plus it's from the SEVENTIES!! Seventies, FTW!


Ever since I came across the film's intriguing poster and of course the interesting Tumblr campaigns, I have waited for the time I can get my hands on Stoker. The whole aesthetic made my designer eyes go all excited.

So, I finally watched it, last night. At first, I was under the assumption that Stoker set in England during the colonial times when names like India was common among girls. The outfits, decor and the atmosphere around the Stoker residence made me feel so. But I think it was all done on purpose, to separate the protagonist and her space from everything else. The art direction, cinematography, costumes, make-up and all props are first class.

But Stoker is set in present time, in the US. The movie is about the quiet and visibly sinister looking India Stoker who becomes even more reclusive after the demise of her father whom she is very close to. India wears cardigans and skirts from what looks like the 1950s. Enter Uncle Charlie, the creepily handsome brother of her dad who didn't seem to exist until now. And of course, bad things start happening.

In some ways, which I cannot clearly articulate, I wasn't greatly impressed with the film. Maybe because Nicole Kidman barely had a role there and because I watched the film with a lot of expectations. The single most spectacular scene is the piano sequence played by both India and Charlie.

But I would highly recommend a watch solely for the handsome Matthew Goode and the film's kinky heroine.