|Gerard Butler and Alexa Chung sharing a piece of cake at the after party.|
W Magazine has created this amazing editorial for its May issue featuring the androgynous-looking Tilda Swinton photographed by the fantastic Tim Walker. Tilda wears the most stunning and fashion forward pieces in a surrealistic story located in Las Pozas, a tropical rain forest in Mexico created by Edward James. James was a Scottish poet who first arrived in Mexico in the early 1940s and wanted to build a Garden of Eden and thought that the country was the most perfect and romantic place for that. The rainforest, which is more than 320,000 m2, includes natural waterfalls and pools interlaced with Surrealistic sculptures (he was a big fan of this art movement). Actually, to pay for it, James had to sell his collection of Surrealistic art to auction. Photographer Tim Walker first heard of Las Pozas from model Jasmine Guinness (granddaughter of James) and, when the art director Jerry Stafford suggested to go there for Tilda's shoot, Walker wanted to include references to James' early life in England and his art collection in the photographies. Here's the result of this beautiful editorial which I'm sure will blow your minds.
To learn more about Las Pozas and see the rest of the editorial click here.
|Two of my favourite artists, Andy Warhol and Salvador Dalí.|
I started watching The Rachel Zoe Project a few days ago and I'm totally obsessed with it. I used to dislike Rachel a lot because of everything that went on between she and Nicole Richie (tabloids said that the stylist gave diet pills to Nicole to lose weight, etc) but now that I got to know her through the show I changed my mind. I don't think anyone knows what really happened between them but themselves but that's another story that I don't want to talk about. So, back to the show, it's making me love Rachel so much because she is extremely passionate about her job. She works her ass off for her clients and tries to get them the best dresses no matter how hard she has to work. I believe not everyone could handle a job like this because it's so much pressure and stress but she is the best at what she does so I guess everything has a price. Of course since it's a reality show she's sometimes a bit of a drama queen and overdoes things but the woman totally dies for fashion. I love it when, after days of sleepless nights and crazy fittings, she gets so emotional when she sees the final result of her work and it turns out to be amazing. She knows what she likes and what she doesn't like and does her best so her clients look ba-na-nas at every event. She once even asked Karl Lagerfeld to modify a Chanel Haute Couture gown because she thought it would look better on Cameron Díaz without a sleeve (really, who asks Mr. Lagerfeld to modify a dress?). The result turned out to be amazing and Cameron shut it down. This is only one of the many crazy things she does to get what she wants and I admire her passion and how hard-working she is. So if you haven't watched the show yet I think you should give it a go because it will make you fall in love with her and her flared jeans (she must be the only person who, in a sea of skinny jeans, wears flared ones). Besides, she has some hilarious moments and things that make you think wtf? but she is Rachel Zoe after all. Here are some:
I hardly ever write about movies because I'm very bad at it. I can only think if either I loved it or hated it but I'm going to make an effort to find the right adjectives to describe this one. Like Crazy (2011) starring Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin, tells the story of two college students in LA who fall in love immediatly. She's a british exchange student who, when her visa expires, decides to stay for a couple of months more to be with him before returning to London for a family duty. When she comes back to LA this time as a tourist, she is detained and sent back to England because she overstayed her visa. This situation throws the couple into a complicated long-distance relationship. What I liked the most about the story is that it's extremely realistic; sweet, cute and beautiful but also bitter, painful and hard. It shows all sides of love, how difficult it is to keep up a long-distance relationship and to go on without the person you love by your side. It's a movie that stole my heart but also ripped it off. It's not like a typical romantic movie which tries to idealize the concept, it's so real that makes you feel what true love is. I wish it was longer because I wanted to see more. Here I post some of my favourite scenes. Please don't go ahead if you haven't watched it yet: