Monday, 23 May 2011

I love you like craaazzzzzy..

 You and Me - Penny and The Quarters

I knew what I was getting myself into when I sat down to watch this film, prewarned that its not for the faint hearted. 

Cutting across different time periods of this love story, it shows the highs and lows before the final demise of the marriage between two young people. Never what I want to see from a love story, but hard hitting and emotive with brilliant efforts from both Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Their raw and intimate performances are helped by the up close shots and contrasting acting styles. Gosling is far more open and shows what he is thinking, where as Williams internalises her feelings making her revelations of her past and of her thoughts all more shocking when revealed to the audience.

Two moments where we flashback to their growing relationship and courtship, we see the innocence of their youth and delightful break from the dark themes of the film. Dean sings to Cindy on the street as she dances and you see their attraction and interest in one another grow as you the audience attach to them. This feeling is repeated when he chooses "their song" with his puffy black eyes following a beating in the honour of Cindy.

You Always Hurt The One You Love - Performed by Ryan Gosling

You are warmed by Deans childlike and loving character, especially with his relationship to his daughter and resent Cindy and her coldness towards him, however it seems they both have their issues and inabilities to deal with their troubled pasts which only affects their future together.

A beautiful and intense portrail of a breakup that leaves you wrecked and questioning why?

BLUE VALENTINE


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Cannes Chic

The Oscars was all about those pure pallid beauties but Cannes has hit us with a far sexier style code. Plunging necklines and waist clinching belts were a popular trend on the red carpet.


Gwen Stefani in a sparkling sequined Stella McCartney jumpsuit accessorized with a handsome Gavin Rossdale at her side making them the sublimely cool couple of the event.



Both Cheryl Cole and Aimee Mullins looked elegantly chic in floor length St├ęphane Rolland Couture dresses in contrasting black and white both with gold sculptured detailing to the belt.



Joshua Jackson was ever the cheeky charmer looking suave in a Lanvin tux combined with black trainers. His better half Diane Kruger stole the show looking glamorous in a gold satin number from the Calvin Klein collection. The actress surpassed even models such as Lara Stone in the designer’s gown.



Jude Law and Brad Pitt, two of my favourite people were somewhat of a disappointment, Jude looking like he might choke at any moment with his white bow tie and Brad Pitt now sporting a grey beard appearing far too try hard in tortoise shell shades, nude suit with matching trainers…not quite the youth of Joshua Jackson to pull it off.



Cannes proved chic as ever with a special note to one particular belle, one of my favourite actresses Rachel McAdams. Definitely tipped for best dressed in Cannes, her high-waisted toffee raw silk trousers and a champagne sweetheart neckline bustier by Monique Lhuillier showed off her stunning frame matched with clutch by Salvator Ferragamo. Wowing us in a stunning red lace and nude panelled Marchesa gown, her natural beauty beamed with the glow of love as she graced the carpet with new beau Martin Sheen.

J'adore x