dimanche 29 juin 2014

Hermès Silk Ball

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to attempt the Hermès Silk Ball, organized by Susie Lau from Style Bubble. 
The dress code was extremely inviting. Silk, mask, sequins, extravagance, beauty, beast, magic,... 
So I based my outfit on a blue silk kimono, and work around it to create a 20s look. I wanted to wear my purple lipstick, so I used some purple shade of eye shadow to create a smokey eye. I'm not really good at make up, or really experienced, but after watching a numerous of different kind of tutorial, it's not hard to manage something (my eye brush is from Muji, not a brand someone would normally recommend, but hé, I'm not a professional and it works!).

The hair, as well, end quite the way I wanted it, without knowing how I will do it. I just braid my hair, and wore them on top of my head all day, so the waves will stay in all evening. I did a tiny bun, held by hair pin at the back.

Rudy, the king of ingenious extranvaganza !!

The Koko is such an amazing venue ! A group of dancer were "voguing" on stage with Hermès silk scarves.

A beautiful outfit.

The dancers striking a pose.

The dancefloor (the DJ was awesome !!!!!).

You had the privilège of taking a picture with a Hermès silk scarf.
That girl looked like Frida Kahlo.

More Vogue battles.

I'm wearing:
Kimono: charity in France
Vest top: H&M
Trousers: Charity shop in Clapham Junction
Necklace: Topshop
Earrings: Urban Outfitters
Salomé: TKMaxx
Bag: Vintage from my Mom

jeudi 19 juin 2014

That 70s Party

Last Saturday, my friend Emma and I had a little 70s Party !!! I did my hair and make up out of the blue, just trying to make volume !

I'm wearing:
Blouse, bangles : H&M
Skirt : second-hand from a yard sale in the Netil House.
Belt : from Pakistan but bought at Princess May Car Boot Sale
Earrings: Urban Outffiters

Some Inspi :

Miss Pandora as Loulou de la falaise and others.

Jane Forth 

Biba style

Potiche de François Ozon (2010)

Passe Ton Bac d'abord de Maurice Pialat (1979)

Pictures from my book The Beatles, pictures from the Daily Mail.

mardi 3 juin 2014

Three On A Match - Hollywood Babylone: Early talkies before the censor at the BFI

A few weeks ago I went to see two Hollywood movies made in the 30s, before the censor. It was part of one of the great film festival (Hollywood Babylone: Early talkies before the censor) that happened at the British Film Institute.
It was my first time at the BFI, and I was really exited to see some proper old movies on a big screen, especially as they project the original roll of film (well, not for the second one, Red Headed Woman, as something was wrong with the projector).
I really wanted to watch Three On A Match (1932), because its starred " the debut" of Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart. It tells the story of three young classmates who have very different characters, and expectations, and how they behavior will evolute when they get older.  The characters played by Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak are really interesting as their actions and doings are kind of swap, when they grow up. Obviously, as it was before censor, you have a mix of love, drugs, gambling, gangster, kidnapping, divorce, ad to a tragic end. Without mentioning the lovely costume of the three friends, the luxury outfit of Ann Dovrak and then later Joan Blondell, and those swimsuit during the beach scene, amazing !!!!! I had a special crush on the little boy, so so cute when he uttered "Ah! Gee! that was swell ", after drinking some water before going to bed. 

Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell & Bette Davis

Humphrey Bogart 

The Gangsta !

Ann Dovrak

the Schoolgirls

Beach outfits - Bette Davis & Joan Blondell