Monday, February 20, 2012

Marilyn Michelle

Last week I was lucky enough to get to attend a screening of My Week with Marilyn followed by a Question and Answer session with Michelle Williams and Kenneth Branagh. 

Here's a trailer:

I was impressed. She does deserve all the acclaim she's getting. I will say her acting, for me, started a little weak, but it got progressively better and better throughout the film until she really was just killin it. And Michelle as a person is really interesting. I didn't know quite what to expect , but she is very intelligent and well spoken. And Kenneth Branagh was very intelligent, quite humble, and charming. As a pair, I thought they were very complimentary. I was obvious that both had an immense respect for the other. 

I highly recommend that you--especially if you are interested in fashion--go see this movie. You won't regret the 8 bucks. 

Here's some of the footage (taken on my iPhone, so, sorry about the quality) from the Q and A:

Michelle on Marilyn's magic and how she recreated it:

Kenneth on fear and how to overcome it:

Lauren's Rating: 9.1 red lipsticks out of 10 pumps

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wrong thing to do

Drake. Oh Drake. 

He's killing it lately. I know it. You know it. The radio definitely knows it. But if you've heard some of his CD (not just "Headlines"), you know that he's got soul. I particularly like this song off his album:

doing it wrong--drake

And this line:

When a good thing goes bad, it's not the end of the world. It's just the end of a world.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Spring Dreams

Don't you love when nature and fashion are compatible? I love how beauty is fluid. These colors are really inspiring me lately, and I hope they inspire you as well. I'm enjoying how light and happy they are. If you couldn't tell, I'm ready for spring to come! Can I get an Amen?

Ruffled, Kendra Spears by Mariano Vivanco for Vogue Russia February 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Midnight to 50

Los Angeles is really good for my movie star dreams. This week I was lucky enough to attend a screening of Midnight in Paris and 50/50 hosted by the Malibu Film Society. The director of 50/50, Jonathan Levine, stopped by to talk about the film afterwards. He was really interesting. I got to speak with him after the screening. Normally, I never talk to celebrity-type people (remember how I was a foot away from Xzibit and didn't say a word?), but this was a smaller venue so I felt braver than usual. He was nice. He talked about his early days in film school and the trials and errors of working on projects with few resources.

So, if you think about it, I am now one degree away from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan. Think about it.

Just in case you didn't know, Midnight in Paris is an Oscar-nominated film about a man's love of Paris and days gone by. There's plenty of Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard. A lot of people love this movie. Most people love this movie. ....I find it a bit silly. You know that discussion you had with your girlfriends in middle school about which decade you would live in if you could live in a different time? (answer: 1920's) This movie is basically just two hours of talking about that. I don't me, it's just a little predictable. But, don't let me influence you, because most everyone I know likes the movie.

Lauren's Rating: 7.8 dulling cocktail dresses out of 10 bottles of Champagne

Now, 50/50 was an interesting bag. It was simultaneously terribly sad and really funny. Despite the sadness of the material (cancer in a young man), you never felt very hopeless. If you know a little about the movie, you know that it was written by the man that this happened to (Will Reiser), so you know he lives in the end. I hope that's not too much of a spoiler...if it was, oops! Sorry 'bout it. Ultimately, I really enjoyed it.

Lauren's Rating: 8.4 medical marijuana cards out of 10 pube razors