Every year, I try to resolve to wear more heels. Then I think about it more and decide that I hate having uncomfortable feet and abandon the idea entirely. However, while scanning through posts on some of my favorite blogs, I realize once again that heels worn casually just looks awesome. I work a desk job so I am not exactly on my feet all day, so tomorrow I am going to wear heels. I will plan my outfit tonight and make the leap tomorrow. Given that it is the rainy season here in Vancouver, I may compromise by wearing my new black Hunter boots to work and then changing when I get there. My other huge peeve is having wet feet...it makes me crazy. Now to start looking through my shoe collection.
Arg, once again I am late with my Musique Monday post. However, this is a super fun song so you should just enjoy it! I found this song when looking for new music (although it is from 2010!) two weeks ago. Then I heard it playing on Girls on Sunday night. It is a great summer song...add it to you playlist.
Mark Ronson & The Business International (feat. Q-Tip and Amanda Warner of MDNR)- Bang Bang Bang
It was along weekend here in Canada and I totally forgot to post yesterday, so here is my Musique Monday selection, Empire of the Sun- Walking on a Dream. We listened to this a bunch of times over the weekend. The video is totally weird and uber-hipster.
I think Empire of the Sun might be MGMT in disguise.
Another film that I am really looking forward to is Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, which has just debuted at Cannes and is receiving rave reviews. Anderson is one of my favorite directors which I have attested to in a previous post here. Thus, I will not go into too much detail about his film history as I already have.
Moonrise definitely appears to have the typical Anderson aesthetic with fabulous set design, costume and absolute quirkiness. I am also excited to see the new additions to his cast of actors as well the appearance of some absolute favorites. I feel a Wes Anderson movie would be incomplete without Bill Murray and Jason Schwarzman. Two newcomers, Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman play the mains in this and are said to be fantastic. Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Tilda Swinton and Francis McDormand round out the cast and I am delighted. This film is chalk full of amazing actors which should make for a fabulous and highly entertaining feature.
The Premise: Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965,
MOONRISE KINGDOM tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in
love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As
various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing
off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in
more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff.
Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances
McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda
Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the
boy and girl.
-From the official Moonrise Kingdom site
This film opens on May 25th. I can't wait!!
Check out the trailer and fall in love...
Here are some brilliant stills of the film to hold you over until the 25th:
I just came across this awesome tour of Moonrise Kingdom led by Bill Murray. Check it out:
I came across a fabulous post today on adventure journal about a series of photos shot in Aspen in 1971 by Life Magazine photographer, John Dominis. Dominis's focus was on an awesome scene of (hot) girls living in Aspen. Their style is amazing both on and off the ski hill.
One of my favorite bands is The Smiths. One of my favorite songs in the world and one that ends up in almost all of my mixes is The Smith's, This Charming Man. From the first little guitar solo at the start I am hooked. It is arguably one of their most peppy songs however, the lyrics still capture The Smith's moody vibe.
Since I saw the trailer a couple months ago, I have been anxiously awaiting the release of Tim Burton's latest film, an adaptation of the British soap series, Dark Shadows. This film features some of Burton's acting staples including his favorite leading man, Johnny Depp and Burton's wife, Helena Bonham Carter.
The premise: Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of
Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich,
powerful and an inveterate playboy...until he makes the grave mistake of
breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every
sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death:
turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries
later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into
very changed world of
1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate
has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family
have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. (Rotten Tomatoes)
Hopefully Will and I will have a chance to see this on the weekend and I will add my own review.
Theophilus London is probably my favorite hip-hop artist right now. I admit, I am not huge into hip-hop, but London casually blends this genre with amazing old school and new school sounds (see Maximum Balloon's Groove Me).
The track featured today, Why Even Try includes Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara doing beautiful vocals in his chorus, however she is not featured in the video.