Not quite the spring break pictured in over the top movies.. but hey it was awesome while it lasted!
Movie Muse: Cleopatra (1963)
The art of looking like an Egyptian Goddess. An interpretation about as historically accurate as the film
1. The Dress- This light and airy dress is the epitome of desert goddess and provides the perfect base for some intense accessorization. Plus, cotton was a major commodity in Egypt making this TopShop pick totally justified.
2. The Shoes- If Cleo was transported to modern day, she would totally rock some Birkenstock-eque sandals.
3. The Jewelry- Can’t be queen of the Nile without statement jewelry. These sunburst earrings from TopShop are in the rust color that Cleo is apparently a big fan of. This necklace from Urban Outfitters compliments the Nile vibes perfectly.
4. The Accessories- Turquoise eyeliner and nails? What’s not to love? Top off the look with some cat eye sunglasses, just like Cleo’s signature eyeliner look.
Channel your inner Cleopatra this festival season.
It’s been a while, but here’s an update on some new tunes we’ve been jamming out to this Spring Break.
1. EFTERKLANG - Modern Drift
A true masterpiece. Soothing vocals combined with piano riffs. For fans of Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap.
2. French Kicks - Abandon
If The Shins and Local Natives had a love child…
3. Panama - Always
Rad synth. pop for fans of Two Door Cinema Club, Bombay Bicycle Club, and any other club.
4. Two Door Cinema Club - Next Year (RAC Mix)
Speak of the devil! RAC never disappoints when it comes to summer anthems.
5. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Do It With A Rockstar
For fans of The Wombats.
6. The Orwells - Who Needs You
Lyrics screamed melodically combined with loud drums and a rock beat.
7. Peter Bjorn And John - Up Against The Wall
Old release, new favorite.
8. The Preatures - Better Than It Ever Could Be
Fleetwood Mac? The Preatures hit us with some groovy tunes once again.
9. Gospel Claws - Pale Horse Dry Cleaning
By far my favorite new band and song I’ve discovered recently. Definitely worth a listen.
10. The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Ending this playlist with an all time favorite.
Movie Mondays: How I Live Now (2013)
When Netflix gives you a good movie, never let go. Here’s the movie from a teenage-girl-not-sophisticated-enough-for-Rotten-Tomatoes perspective.
The Breakdown: This movie was, essentially, a surprisingly fulfilling combination of a coming of age romance, wartime thriller, and ever so slightly telepathic / Carrie-esque film. It starts off with Daisy, a classic coming of age character, that is anxiety stricken and, of course, almost unbelievably angsty. She is sent to live with her cousin’s in the English countryside, where she learns to finally open up and develops a relationship with her falcon whispering cousin, Edmond (a.k.a long lost Weasley brother). In the midst of forming their “misunderstood teenager” bond, complete with picnics and bonfires, World War 3 breaks out. Eventually the couple is broken up in the evacuation process, and promise each other to meet back at the farm when they get a chance, queuing the survival-in-the-wilderness portion of the film.
My Thoughts: Considering the fact that I have a low tolerance for hopeless romantic films, the beginning of this movie was quite a drag. It wasn’t as bad as say some Nicolas Sparks film (no, I couldn’t get through The Notebook), but the romance did have some “too good to be true” aspects in it. The transition from meadows to war and destruction, was a little sudden and unbelievable, but once the war was in full swing and Daisy snapped into survival mode, the movie turned into this intense, realistic thriller. By the end, the film manages to pull itself together and makes all these crazy aspects of the plot work.
Rating: 6.5/10 Falcon Whisperers
A glimpse at the mess we consider our closet…
How To Be: Mrs. White (Clue, 1985)
"Men should be like tissues: strong, soft, and disposable."
1. The Dress- Can’t show up to a very suspicious and homicidal dinner party without the perfect black dress! This off-the-shoulder dress from Motel resembles Mrs.White’s fabulously detached sleeves.
2. The Shoes- These black, minimalistic heals are a “Mrs. White Must Have.” Proven durable for a night of frantic scavenging and killing.
3. The Bag- Great for holding all your dinner party essentials, including a revolver.
4. The Necklace- Mrs. White rocks her pearly collar necklace throughout the whole film, but why not switch it up with this sick choker from Regal Rose?
5. The Lipstick- Nothing says 1950’s , like a signature red lip.