Mayflower

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The English Patient

Most of the movies get dated after a while. But the truly good movies always feel like they just came out. In my opinion, The English Patient is one of the latter. No movie depicts better how wonderful and painful love can be at the same time. It's so frustrating to see that true love doesn't get the chance to make two people utterly happy forever and ever. Because Laszlo and Katharine were madly in love and each time I think how real love looks like, I think about these 2 characters. Anthony Minghella is a true artist and I'm forever grateful to him that he made this movie starring some of my alltime favorite actors: Kristin Scott Thomas, Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche... They don't make films like this anymore!



Sigh, now I want to watch the movie again. How gorgeous is Kristin?! She's so intelligent, beautiful and graceful... She's one of my rolemodels for sure!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Public Enemies

The mob and love, two of my favorite elements in a movie. When you add Johnny Depp to the mix, you know you're in for an amazing ride. And who knew Marion Cotillard would make the perfect mob girlfriend?! In love with this movie and its many intrigues. Knowing that it's based on real facts makes it even cooler! This movie makes me nostalgic to times and places I didn't even know, and that's always a good sign when you watch a movie.

Monday, July 20, 2015

A La Mala

Everybody who knows me in real life, knows that I'm crazy about anything Mexican. Mexican cinema is one of them. Many people don't know, but Mexico has always had amazingly good cinematography and actors. And no, I ain't talking about the telenovelas (I actually can't stand them). You have many serious movies, but also comedies. Because let me tell you, Mexicans sure are funny. Insert the movie that I want to talk about: A la Mala, a movie that I saw in theatres last March when I was in Mexico.

Meet María Laura a.k.a. Mala (Bad girl in Spanish). For my Mexican readers: the protagonist is played by Aislinn Derbez, as in daughter of Eugenio Derbez. Enough said. I'm kinda obsessed with her since seeing the movie, girl crush alert! The male protagonist is played by telenovela king Mauricio Ochmann. And damn, could he be more hot? Love him! Back to the movie: it's about sticking by your standards no matter what, true love and bitches who are trying to bring you down. My favorite thing about this movie? Aislinn and Mauricio being a romantic couple in real life as well



And before I forget, I leave you with my two favorite songs from the movie ♥



Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sucker Punch

I'm not a big fan of movies in videogame style. Except for Sucker punch. I discovered this movie when I was on a ten hour flight to Mexico and I loved it so much. It's so unrealistic (for obvious reasons), but at the same time so realistic. And I love the group of badass protagonists so much: hello Emily Browning, Jamie Chung, Vanessa Hudgens, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish. At the time of the movie, these actresses were new in Hollywood, crazy how time flies by!




















Friday, July 10, 2015

Bridesmaid casual

If they would ask me to describe my fashion style, I would say that I like to dress like a preppy bohemian rockstar. This description seems like a complete contradiction (actually it doesn’t seem, it totally is), but what can I say… I just like to clash styles because it just gives that something special and original to your daily outfit. Anyhow...  This weekend I rewatched the movie 27 dresses. Yes, the one with Katherine Heigl wearing ugly bridesmaid dresses. Fortunately, the days of hideous frocks are over and tons of fashionable dresses are be found! On Weddington Way for example, where you can select your dress based on color, length and style. How cool is that?! These dresses are so pretty that you'll want to wear them again and again and again. And why not?   
Life doesn’t give us sufficient occasions to dress glamorously (I don’t mean glam, but all the way Hollywood glamorous). Therefore I started to dress glamorous in normal situations, scaling it down enough to be acceptable in daily life. And let me tell you, I’m the queen of dressing down a fancy outfit.

My favorite look to go to a wedding, and for those hot summer days spent strolling in the city, is hands down a maxi dress. I just love the mysterious vibe of the maxi and let’s be honest… A maxi dress always looks chiquer than a mini dress. So choosing a dress was a no brainer for me: 

 
When you want to dress down, hair and accessoires are key.
Last week I had to attend a very casual wedding and I didn't want to put the bride in the shade (just kidding... actually I'm not ;) ...) and I found the perfect hair inspiration to dress my outfit down:
 
 You can't go more boho than this  
 Next up? Make up!
I would totally opt for dark nails to break with the romantic vibe of the dress.

My favorite? Rouge Noir from Chanel:
And killer lips to match... My favorite is definitely Mac, hands down the best lipstick out there. This particular shade is Dark Side:
Since we're going with bold lips here, I would recommend a soft, natural look for the eyes.
Another crucial part of the outfit are the accessories ofcourse. To rough this outfit up, I would go for a killer statement necklace and earrings, like these ones that I found on The Outnet... I'm so obsessed with Elizabeth Cole these days: really stand out pieces for a reasonable price:
But what about the shoes? If you would wear this dress to a wedding, I would scream: put some killer high heels on! But today it's about dressing down, so flat sandals are a must, like these Michael Kors ones:
 Ok, we're almost there... When you attend a wedding, you see clutches everywhere. But you gotta admit... Clutches in real life simply don't work, because where do you leave your keys, cellphone, wallet, chewing gums, etc... ? Insert the bags of all (casual) bags: Mulberry's Alexa bag:
Last but not least, the ultimate piece that can't be missing in your wardrobe and one of my personal favorites when dressing down: the denim shirt. Perfect for those long summer nights


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Inhale

Just the fact that this movie takes place in Mexico, was already a go for me. Diane Kruger was just a pleasant bonus for me! I didn't hear about this movie beforehand, but it's definitely one to watch. Hopefully this movie will sensibilize people all over the world about a very serious and horrible problem of third world countries: organ trafficking. The best part of the movie? No, not Mexico. But the powerful message: you always have a choice and every life has the same value.


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Into the wild

Some movies are so magical and at the same time realistic, that you'll remember them forever. Into the wild is that kind of movie. So pure, so simple, yet so touching. And the greatest thing of all, is that this movie is based on a true story. I admit, I would never be this brave to go on that kind of adventure...