Monday, September 27, 2010

Cinematic Prose - My Weekend in Movies

You know when you "know" your going to remember something, so you don't write it a new restaurant to try, a band to catch in town...and then it is forgotten by the time your thought reaches the end of the sentence. I do that ALL the time, especially with music and movies. Thankfully with Shazam my eardrums are getting ample amounts of new music, or new to me.

I have been wanting to see "A Single Man" since I saw the still of Julianne Moore in mascara streaked raccoon eyes perching on the fabulous curved sofa, a very similar one sits in the Allan Knight showroom in the International on Turtle Creek. Well and the fact that it was produced by Tom Ford, Gucci's main designing man since 1990 so I knew the fashion would be spot on, as well as the interiors. The men were groomed to absolute perfection of course (why can't straight men dress like this too?!) and I loved the Mid-Century time period, the cars, the clothes, the architecture...the interiors. Here are some stills to share with you...just rent it, but be prepared for a dark tale of loss and desperation.

And then was a Mid-Century weekend I guess. I stopped in at Antiques Moderne on Friday evening to scope out some chairs and that may have done me in.
"Factory Girl" tells the tale of socialite and heiress Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) who was introduced to Andy Warhol during his Factory days where he was beginning his next exploration using film as his medium for his creative outlet. Sedgwick was the star in many of the movies, fast becoming Andy's muse, his IT girl - she even went so far as to mimic his iconic hairstyle.
Sedgwick soon met and seemed to fall in love with, Bob Dylan - however Warhol while openly gay (but some think a virgin) became somewhat obsessive and controlling of their relationship and Sedgwick ended it to appease Warhol, later to spiral into drugs and alcohol when finding out Dylan had married and partly burying her childhood terrors as well. Her father was abusive and distant while her mother turned a blind eye, and most of the children were institutionalized when growing up. She was able to escape New York and went back to California, but her nightmares still followed her.
She died of an overdose at the age of 28.

A still - in The Factory

A promo for the movie, Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen who plays Bob Dylan

Edie Sedgwick

April 20, 1943 – November 16, 1971

Saturday, September 25, 2010

To Do List: Slocum Street Style

Did I fall off the side of Earth, you asked? Well...yes, actually...I will post the pictures soon! So I am starting up sloooww with a post of our Design District's very own Slocum Street Style happening next October! The Design District opens its doors for a night of strolling showrooms, good food, good music and good friends. Also designers can earn CEU credits at the INSPIRE! event happening in conjunction with Slocum Street Style. Be sure to register early for the events as space is limited! Hope to see you there!

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