Saturday, December 29, 2012

Top 10: Color Editorial Shots

Color matching is a high science, especially when mixed with light.  These guys did it right.

(photos collected from studdedhearts, vogue, oraclefox, thestylishwanderer, elle, and refinery29)

Top 10: Business Wear

Things to wear to work is an interesting genre of clothing.  It seems to be that you're either really boring  and wear the stereotypical button-up and blocky shoes uniform, or you step out of the box a little bit, adding some detail and a layer or two, while staying in the conservative, work-appropriate window.  Getting a good fit is also key.  I hope to be among these professional-wear geniuses when I get that real job.

(photos collected from fruity-girl, s3.amazonaws, fashionista559, pinterest, people, thesartorialist, atlantic-pacific, alltheprettybirds, and glamourai)

Better Late Than Never

I'm back from my unscheduled hiatus.  I hope you all had a very merry holiday, I certainly did.  But between work, friends, family parties, and trying to get a little sleep, I didn't have much time for blogging.  Well, you can breathe easy again, let's let the posting begin!

It probably would have been better if I had an exciting reason for why I wasn't posting, like spending the holiday in Paris ice skating in front of the Eiffel Tower, but oh well.

(photo collected from googleimages)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Top 10: Black and White Editorial Shots

Black and white makes everything more beautiful.  Somehow, by retreating to a simpler color palette, the photographs become more classic, more intriguing, almost other-worldly in a sense.  Or maybe it's the nostalgia connected to a black and white photograph; they seem to hold more weight as an artistic piece of history rather than just a snapshot.

(photos collected from berriesareworthit, thephotographylink, ffffound, styleite, fashiongonerogue, imgspark, refinery29, and myrepublicoffashion)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Top 10: Where You Can't See Their Face

Photographs in which they are looking the other way.

(photos collected from fashiongonerogue, thesartorialist, somethingnavy, notcot, laviebohemestyle, styledevil, glamourai, garancedore, and googleimages)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Top 10: Most Beautiful Movies

1:  Moonrise Kingdom.  Just watched this last night, and wow.  Every frame in the film could be a photograph, and the 60s clothing and color palette works wonderfully in the northeastern island setting. It's also pretty funny.

2:  Marie Antoinette.  The candy colors.  The over-the-top wardrobe.  The modernish rock music.  All taking place in Versailles.  How could this have not been visually awesome?

3:  Avatar.  An entire world, its creatures, and language created from thin air.  It's like watching another person's dream (which is their total, uninhibited imagination at work).

4:  Moulin Rouge.  Beautiful people, beautiful medly's of pop music through the years, a beautifully tragic love story, set in the beautiful town of Paris in the middle of the Bohemian Revolution where things like truth, beauty, freedom, and love are celebrated, and directed by Baz Luhrman.  What more could you ask for?

5:  The Two Towers.  Another sci-fi entry, this time for the sweeping cinematography of the untouched corners of New Zealand, perhaps the most perfect casting of actors ever, one of the most epic battles ever to grace the screen, and the haunting cry of a violin that captures the sadness of a civilization.

6:  Zorro.  Mainly for the costuming.  Layers upon layers of old-time, frilly Spanish clothing clothe another beautiful cast.  And also for the stunts.  The only one Antonio Banderas didn't perform himself was the part where he hurls himself over a horse and kicks a villain off the horse next to his.

7:  500 Days of Summer.  So indie, but charmingly so.  Vintage clothes and the people the clothes are on take the spotlight, with lovely little illustrations denoting the day interspersed throughout.

8:  Up.  It was hard to pick just one Pixar movie for this list, with movies like Finding Nemo and The Incredibles in the line-up, but Up really takes the cake.  The imagery of a house flying through the sky under a thicket of balloons directed by the weathervane is purely wonderful and the speechless montage of Carl and Ellie's life is heart-achingly jaw-dropping.

9:  The Dark Knight.  Unlike the rest of the movies on this list that use lots of color, this entry sticks to the darker palette to match its darker content.  The joker's highly patterned, and extreme high quality wardrobe adds to his controlled rage and crazy personality.  His greens and purples are the only colors in the film, besides the color of blood and fire.  Like I said, dark content.

10:  Chocolat.  A chocolate shop in a little french town.  Vienne, the vibrant newcomer to the quaint town, has a delectable wardrobe of high-waisted skirts and red shoes that make her stand out even more than she already does.  Then Johnny Depp and the river pirates come in all their bohemian glory, and together, they change the townsfolk to color-loving, joyous people as well.  Also features a beautiful performance by Judi Dench as a crabby old woman.

(photos collected from googleimages)