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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Anna Karenina by Leo Toltsoy

Inspired by a visit to Waterstones and Leo Toltsoy's opening line of Anna Karenina Yesterday I spent two hours in Waterstones selecting my next read. I have just finished Gabrielle Garcia Marquez's Memories of my Melancholy Whores, so there were some stipulations on my next read; it wasn't to be set in Latin America or the Caribbean, nor could it utilise magical realism, had to be written by a woman - as I cannot tell you the last book I read written by a female - and must be just released or, at the least, contemporary. With all that in mind, I found myself choosing between William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair and Leo Toltsoy's Anna Karenina.  Vanity Fair seemed most appropriate as it explores many of the themes the very novel I am still attempting to write explores. However, I read the opening  line of Anna Karenina and was moved instantly. 'All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its...
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The New Look Dandizette…Charms of a Dandizette

Hello Snow - Bunnies... It's been a while since I've blogged. The past few months have seen my creative juices at a loss - this could be due to intense job hunting and immense career worries, however, crisis, I can happily say 'averted!' The charms of this dandizette are back and looking ten times better - I hope you'd agree. And how convenient it is that I am back in time for christmas, to help you all build your christmas lists, plan your sales shopping and yes, it is indeed that time to start prepping the spring/summer wardrobe and say goodbye to Karl's great icicle that graced the Chanel runway for the winter show. Before we welcome in the new fashion season I will take a nostalgic look back at the key trends and collections of the winter season - all of which should provide inspiration for dressing sizzilingly hot in this freezing cold for the sparkly christmas season. Check out my a/w 2010/11 catwalk reports. x x x  ...
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Dandizette Charm – The New Blog

It is so often that I listen to a song, watch a film, notice a pair of shoes, stumble across a piece of art, eavesdrop on a conversation, am irked by a new trend, a viewpoint or something that someone says to me and at that exact point in time; at that part of that film or that particular ensemble on that catwalk, something evokes me. I realise i’ve tripped up on a second or moment in life, that i want to keep. Welcome to my brain, my diary, my wonderland of mish mash nothingness and everything Stylishly Fashionable … Discover the Charms of a Dandizette...x x x http://dandizettecharm.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/hello-world/...
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