Here's a beautifully shot ballet spot featuring clothing by Chloé. It is meant to show a more three-dimensional view of ballet, since normally it is just viewed from the front. I love that! Read more about it on Nowness.
Video: Created by Block Magazine for Nowness.com. Starring Janie Taylor and Justin Peck. Directed by Bon Duke. Styling by James Worthington DeMolet. Featuring clothing by Chloé.
I am excited to share this film from Kinfolk, a new website about gatherings that I'll be contributing to. This is a giant collaboration headed up by Nathan, the young talent behind Hearblack. Kinfolk celebrates my very favorite thing in life: gathering around a table for good food with friends.With a simple, uncontrived style, Kinfolk seeks to make everyday gatherings special, not just big events and weddings. I've been so impressed by what I've seen so far from this team and can't wait for the launch on July 15th when Kinfolk releases a magazine online and in print. For now, you can follow the Kinfolk journal and enjoy this sweet little film!
A few weekends ago I watched the new Jane Eyre (upon Amy Merrick's suggestion). While this version just scratches the surface of the book and doesn't feel quite dark enough, the photography, styling, and acting won me over. Filmed with a hand held camera, the movie is a beautiful peek into Jane's world. It drew me in emotionally and let me escape into the world of a girl I admire.
On a purely visual note: Mia Wasikowska dons the loveliest navy calico dresses, capes and intricately braided hair as she runs through secret gardens and off through moors. Michael Fassbender looks like a young Christopher Plummer (I am smitten!). Rumor has it that Mia took behind the scenes photos with her Rolleiflex camera. I would love to see them (couldn't find the photos released anywhere!). Have any of you seen the new Jane Eyre? What did you think?
P.S. The book is so special to me. I still remember reading and crying over it my Freshman year of college on Christmas break. Have you read it?
Erin over at Floret posted this video from The Guardian. It was made by Jyll Bradley, an artist who focuses a lot of her work on flower history and gardening. This stunningly beautiful video is about the dying tradition of flower farming in Cornwall and the now defunct train that used to carry the flowers to London. I am a big fan of portraits of people with flowers so her newest project, which you can see at the end of the video, became an instant favorite.
I saw a matinee of Please Give yesterday and really liked it, even though the ending was a bit underwhelming. If you prefer great dialogue and interesting characters to action/adventure (boooooring!) then you will probably like it too. Plus, two of the characters own a vintage furniture shop with lots of Mid-Century eye candy.
I really like the female perspective in Nicole Holofcener's films (She also wrote/directed Friends with Money). The women are always a bit more complex and there is always one character that I can identify with.
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