The One – Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey most certainly is the One ('...and only true gentlemen'- in the words of Dolce and Gabbana) this year. With his incredible performance in Jean Marc Vallee's Dallas Buyers club, an incredible award season has followed and rightly so. Having already won the Golden Globe's Best Actor, the SAG and Critic's Choice Award for his portrayal of character Ron Woodroof, the sexy southern actor is now the proud owner of that ultimate gold statue. Last night Matthew McConaughey won an Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role, in a very tough category, up against the likes of Wolf of Wall Street's Leonardo di Caprio, American Hustle's Christian Bale, 12 Year's a Slave's Chiwetol Eljifior and Nebraska's Bruce Dern. And of course, the Dolce and Gabbana gentlemen accepted his Oscar dressed head to toe in Dolce and Gabbana, from the New Bond Street Dolce and Gabbana boutique concept store in London. This was McConaughey's first Oscar nomination and his first win,...
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A New Realm of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, a love story made extraordinary by the sad yet perfectly characterised Jay Gatsby... Last night F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby overwhelmed me once again, this time in a totally new realm. I have seen the 1974 Great Gatsby film, directed by Jack Clayton starring Robert Redford, watched those electric party scenes over and over again with complete awe - wishing myself there, reliving the novel I became enchanted by the first time I picked it up. And I've read the novel countless times, falling more and more in love with Fitzgerald and the world he penned so perfectly. Nevertheless,  that doesn't take away from how special I found watching The Great Gatsby on the big screen last night. No matter how many times I have read The Great Gatsby or, in fact, any of Fitzgerald's novels, long or short, without fail I am guaranteed to be ignited by his acute characterisations, his ability to materialise the human condition...
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L’Odyssee de Cartier – Cartier Commercial

Cartier...Connoisseurs of class... Allow your eyes to wonder into the world of Cartier, captured by director Bruno Aveillan. I think the words that instantly come to mind are enchanting and beautifully haunting. What a masterpiece. Be Charmed, Stay Inspired x...
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Analyze This

Analyze This 1999, starring Robert De Niro, directed by Harold Ramis.... I have spent the day recovering from my New Years Eve celebration watching films back to back. It started with Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Richie Rich, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Ratatouille and now, one of the films I can never watch too many times, with the actor who never tires, Robert De Niro in Analyze This. Because I absolutely adore this film, and am always amused by De Niro's right hand man Jelly, I just had to make a note of this quote. Jelly: I'm gonna get a bite to eat. You wanna sandwich or somethin'? Guard: What kind of sandwich ain't too fattening? Jelly: A half a sandwich....
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Lady Gaga – Marry the Night

“For example, those nurses, they’re wearing next season Calvin Klein and so am I. And the shoes? Custom Giuseppe Zanotti. I tipped their gauze hats to the side like Parisian berets because I think it’s romantic and I also believe that mint will be very big in fashion next spring.” Lady Gaga's official music video hit YouTube on the 2nd of December 2011 and as it stands today, has accumulated a colossal 15, 562, 509 viewers. The thirteen minute long self directed music film,  in typical Lady Gaga manner, is a feast of creativity - the mental institution scenes appearing to have taken inspiration from the 1999 film, Girl Interrupted, starring Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder.   For those who are particularly enthused by Lady Gaga for her unique and odd-ball fashion choices, this film is brimming with fashion references and visuals that make Lady Gaga's aesthetic choices a combination of design that is interesting to look at, fused with a sharp fashion knowledge and a desire to be alternative.  Naturally we expect Gaga to sport household designers such as Chanel,...
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We Love Films About Infidelity

Top 5 Films About Infidelity... It is probably apt, to save myself from being shunned by society like Hester Prynne, to point out that the subject of this particular blog post was inspired a conversation I once had with a friend. I am not having an afair, nor am I planning to have one at this juncture - albeit, if I was, it would hardly be declared on the world wide web. Anyhow, I digress. My friend and I were at the Eric Roberson concert at the Indig-o2, and as much as I adore Eric Roberson and as much as I loved the concert, I was slightly disappointed by the fact that he didn't perform my favourite song off his Music Fan First album, titled A Tale of Two. The song is about cheating, which got my friend and I talking on the topic of songs concerned about being unfaithful. 'Have you noticed that the best songs are about cheating?' I asked her. Well, have you noticed? My partner and I came home from a night at McQueen last Saturday, both falling asleep...
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Jennifer Aniston Films Worth Watching

 Jennifer Aniston Films with a little less Hollywood and far more worth watching... At large, a film starring Jennifer Aniston is usually a pretty  nondescript one. As an audience we generally don't expect a film featuring the ex-Friends actress to venture outside of the Rom-Com, Chick Flick genres. Very few of her films are particularly notable and, barring  the most recently, Horrible Bosses, The Break Up, in which she stars alongside one of my favourite comedy actors Vince Vaughn and Derailed alongside Clive Owen, as likeable as she is and as amazing as her body is, her films don't tend to be particularly memorable. It would appear that Jennifer Aniston is the go to girl for lighthearted undemanding mediocrity. And for that very reason, in preparation for my Saturday night in alone, alongside my pizza and Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie purchase yesterday, I also bought myself  a film in which Jennifer Aniston starred in - Friends With Money Aside from seeking lighthearted entertainment, I suppose like the aforementioned films The Break Up and Horrible Bosses, I was also drawn to Friends With Money because of Jennifer Aniston's co-stars, namely Frances McDormand....
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Julia Leigh’s Sleeping Beauty

Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty 2011 Advised by October's  UK Elle Magazine, I watched Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty, starring Emily Browning and Rachel Blake. What I found particularly captivating about this film is it's ability to haunt and disturb. Emily Browning plays Lucy, a young, evidently promiscuous girl, struggling to pay her rent and working a number of jobs to make ends meet. She stumbles upon a job in the papers, working as an Escort.  This is then preceded by the first of many sexual and particularly unnerving scenes. I won't reveal too much about the scenes, as I am guessing there are many still yet to watch this film. But it's tone sits somewhere in between Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman and Steven Shainberg's The Secretary starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. What's magnificent about this film, is its ability to push boundaries. It pushes our own personal boundaries and our boundaries as a collective society. I personally think that the old men in this film that desire to lay in bed next to Lucy, a...
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Inspired by: Robert De Niro

Inspired by Robert De Niro Robert De Niro is the likely star player in the world's selection of films that we'll watch as a collective, till the day we die. There are many actors and directors whose back catalogue I would like to purchase someday, perhaps when I decide to stop devoting my entire pay cheque to my wardrobe. If any of my friends are reading, Tom Cruise and Martin Scorsese are way up there at the top. But, naturally, at the very tip of the top sits Robert De Niro. Anyone who truly knows me will know that I have a special affection for Robert De Niro... then again, who doesn't? He is sheer brilliance. The best actor of his time. Robert De Niro is the star player of my collection of films that I'll watch till the day I die. You know those films that you'll watch every three months, and even though you have the film on DVD, you'll still watch it every time it's aired on TV and it never ever gets tired....
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