I've been trying to narrow down which version of this skirt that I want. I love the pink, but I'm close to choosing black with antique brass studs. Like a Balenciaga bag in a skirt form, perfect. Etsy, $139
*Also, I decided to move the giveaway to Monday so we can start the week off with some fun.
When we lived in LA we saw a new movie twice a week on average. It felt like more since I worked at a post production studio, and got to see sections of movies as they were being worked on.
Now it is more like twice a month, due to work constraints and lack of diversity here. (500) Days of Summer arrived 4 weeks after it was distributed through most major cities. Pretty embarrassing since I live in the largest city in my state(which toots its own horn as being artistically inclined).
Anyway, I got to see the movie last night and I loved it. The writing and direction reminded me of Cameron Crowe's signature style. A realistic relationship, which may or not have an happy ending, a definitive look of the movie's era on screen, and an awesome soundtrack.
Oh and I loved Summer's(Zooey Deschanel) apartment. You can see some of it in the picture above, think great wallpaper, iron bed, fairy lights and swans. I also saw what I think was a vintage butterfly trivet that I own. I rarely use it for my pots, because I don't want to ruin the finish. Instead they have it propped up on a shelf, and this morning it is doing similar duty on my kitchen window ledge.
I was surprised to come home and find out this was a first time feature for the director Marc Webb, and only the second screenplay for writers Michael H. Weber and Scott Neustadter. I hope they have a chance to collaborate again.
*edited to say I just read Liebmarlene Vintage's post. So sad she didn't like it upon initial viewing, but maybe we can win her over? So rare to find a movie that is realistic but with just enough whimsy to take the sting away. Or enough heartbreak to give it depth. Which ever way you want to look at it;)
I didn't go in watching it with any expectations though, and I didn't realize that they filmed it in LA until seeing it. Maybe that endeared the movie to me, since we are a bit lonely for the ocean and entertainment of that city.
Mr. M went with me to a vintage/antique flea market this weekend and he was such a trooper. We had to take a nap after four hours of shopping in 90 degree heat.
We also made time to stop at our favorite Korean restaurant with some friends, do marathon laps around a thrift store, and play with the cutest 2yr old in the world.
Here are some of the items I picked up:
(I bought the vintage silk & lace scarf above to throw over another table)
Vintage slip & tunic. Unfortunately the tunic is shredding at the sleeves, but I'm hoping to salvage it by removing them.
Vintage silk scarves, made in Japan, to tie jauntily at the neck
I've obsessed with black velvet. This little vintage cape is encrusted with rhinestones & pearls.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this vintage pink slip, but I couldn't leave it behind. I'm also obsessed with scrolly designs and this has plenty. The swing coat is a 1950's velvet number with rhinestone buckles.
I have a little more to share with you tomorrow, and also a new contest!