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Control

I have decided that the film ‘Control’ about the band Joy Division, staring Sam Riley, is one of my most favourite films.
I watched it again last night for maybe the 4th or 5th time. The acting is fantastic, the direction & pace captivating. As sad as the story is, I actually think it inspiring & hopeful. Now many may not agree with me, but I see life in it even though there is depression & death. Ian Curtis probably had more experience in his short life than many of us will have in our whole lifetime. And I’m talking about emotion & feeling & expression here. All of which is displayed though the music & songwriting. Amazing.
What made the film even more special for me, & has nothing to do with the film, is that I watched it last night with a friend & he thought it a great film too. It’s so good when that happens; when something you totally love is appreciated, understood & liked by someone who means a lot to you. Somehow it seems to confirm that they understand you & get what makes you tick. Also the shared appreciation is most satisfying & warming.
So, if anyone is actually reading this post & thinks they may fancy watching it, then you should. See if you feel the life in it.
I’ll even provide a link for you to purchase it right now…!
Hope you like it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=Control&x=0&y=0

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CO | TE

For some reason I have really struggled to write this post. I have started it numerous times and then deleted what I had written.

I want to write about the Italian fashion brand CO|TE. I want to say so much about it, but I am struggling. And do you know why? Because really, the clothes speak for themselves.

They are gloriously stylish, elegant and edgy.

Absolutely my style…!

I don’t own any of their collection yet, but I hope to one day.

CO|TE – for ‘A…Woman, who loves to experiment without being ordinary’

http://www.co-te.com/

 

Merging 2012 by Masha Reva
I saw this collection by Masha Reva, and shoot by Synchrodogs, some months back and it has stayed in my mind ever since.

Pattern and contrast is the extreme opposite of my own personal style, like so far apart it is untrue. But maybe this is why I am so attracted it? I think it is stunning but actually quite obscure at the same time. Which is what makes it absolutely work I reckon.

There is so much going on in some of the scenes, yet the clothes still manage to draw your attention straight away – I guess that is what you get from great design…!

Anyway, I love it. See your yourself and decide what you think….

http://thisispaper.com/filter/fashion/Masha-Reva-Merging-2012

http://www.mashareva.com/main/index.php?/fashion/-/

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RA – Summer Exhibition

I saw a programme the other day about the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. I had never heard of this before and thought it wonderful that anyone, absolutely anyone, can enter their pieces of loving created art in the anguished hope that it will be selected out of the 11,000 entries, to be hung of the walls of this great institution.

I therefore have to go and see this before the show ends for this year:http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/summer-exhibition-2012/

Might have to start thinking of something to enter of next year…Hmmm…now that would be a long shot! :)

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