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Lorelei Lee’s Pink Dress

In case you love iconic movie outfits (like me), and have a bank account with a value of $ 250.000 (not me), then you should buy one of the most legendary dresses ever. On the 10th of June the pink silk dress Marilyn Monroe wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) will be auctioned. It’s this gorgeous slik dress, copied by Madonna in the video for ‘Material girl’.  The value is estimated at $150.000-$250.000……..

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Out of Our Minds

Two days ago me and P. went to see Melissa auf der Maur, not only on stage, but also on screen. Before the gig we got a showing of her movie “Out of Our Minds”. (Actually we could watch it twice, Melissa was so kind to show it again for the people who missed the first minutes). She made the 28-minute film in 2009 together with director Tony Stone. It’s a strange little film, that doesn’t have a clear storyline. That’s not a bad thing, actually I thought about the film many times afterwards. I’m not going to tell a lot about it, go try to watch it sometime (or watch the trailer below…).

 

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SATC 2 – The Trialer!

Oh yes, yes, yes, sometimes the silliest things can make me extremely happy. Like watching the new movie trailer for Sex and the City 2. It’s got Aidan! Liza Minelli! And ridiculous outfits! (I’m talking about Samantha’s red dres…) Enjoy!

The 27th of May in Dutch cinemas.

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The Wardrobe of a Hollywood Queen

One of the things why I love London so much is that there’s always some great exhibition going on. To my excitement this Spring/Summer the Victoria & Albert museum will have an exhibition about the beautiful clothes of Grace Kelly. And the good news is, I will be in London this Spring together with the two other Three in a Crowd ladies! (Yes, this means I’m dragging you along to the Victoria & Albert).

Grace Kelly In Rear Window (1954), dress by Edith Head

With her mother in the fifties

At the Oscars in 1955, behind her is Audrey Hepburn

On display will be dresses from many of her most famous films, including ‘High Society’ and ‘Rear Window’; the gown she wore to accept her ‘Best Actress’ Oscar in 1955, for ‘The Country Girl’; the outfit she wore for her first meeting with Prince Rainier of Monaco; and pieces from her opulent haute couture wardrobe of the 1960s and 1970s by her favourite Paris couturiers, including Christian Dior, Cristobal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent.

In High Society(1956)

With Alfred Hitchcock on the set of To Catch a Thief (1955)

‘Grace Kelly: Style Icon’ will be arranged in three sections, tracing her evolution from MGM and Paramount silver screen star to real-life Princess. Three costumes designed by MGM’s Helen Rose, for Grace Kelly’s performance in ‘High Society’, in 1956, will be on show, including a Grecian-style bathing robe, and an embroidered evening gown, along with the black chiffon dress, designed by Paramount’s chief costume designer, Edith Head, for the Alfred Hitchcock classic, ‘Rear Window’.

Wedding dress, designed by Helen Rose

A second section will focus on the dress Grace Kelly wore for the announcement of her engagement to Prince Rainier and the clothes designed for her trousseau and dazzling wedding, in 1956.

The final section will illustrate her growing sense of style as fashion and culture ambassadress of the principality, and will include many couture gowns created for official royal engagements, such as the purple YSL, worn in 1981, to a Royal Opera House gala in London, where Princess Grace met the then Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles.

With prince Rainier

With the  Hermès ‘Kelly’ bag

The exhibition spans fashion across four decades, and includes eight dresses by Christian Dior, an extravagant, beaded Balenciaga jacket, Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Mondrian’ dress of 1965, Coco Chanel suits jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels, and, of course, the famous, original Hermès ‘Kelly’ bag.

Grace Kelly: Style Icon, April 17th-26th September, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; admission £6.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Tom Ford Directing “A Single Man”

From Tim to Tom: another great movie that will be out this winter: Former Gucci designer Tom Ford will make his directorial debut in an adaptation of the Christopher Isherwood novel “A Single Man”.

A Single Man is the story of one day in the life of a man (George), a gay college professor, who lives in Los Angeles. George’s lover has recently died, and George’s lifelong friend and student, helps him cope with his grief. The story is set in 1962. Colin Firth plays the role of George. Jamie Bell will play George’s lover who dies and Julianne Moore will play George’s lifelong friend.

In Dutch cinemas on the 4th of February 2010.

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You’ve Got a Very Important Date

Aah, this is going to be amazing: This spring Tim Burton’s movie of the classis Lewis Caroll tale “Alice in Wonderland” will finally be released! And here’s the movie trailer:

Alice will be played by Mia Wasikowska, The Mad Hatter by an unrecognizable Johnny Depp, The Red Queen by Helena Bonham Carter and  The White Queen by Anne Hathaway, just to name a few.

Alice in Wonderland will be in Dutch cinemas on the 11th of March 2010.

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Must see movie: An Education (2009)

I was reading some stuff about the London Film Festival, when I noticed these pictures of a beautifully styled movie. The movie’s set in one of my favorite periods, the early sixties, so that explains the beautiful dresses, suits and interiors. The film is getting excellent reviews, not very surprising, because Nick Hornby (he also wrote one of my favorite movies, High Fidelity) has written the screenplay.

The story is about a bright 16-year-old schoolgirl named Jenny (played by Carey Mulligan). Bored with her own smalltown life, she dreams of a glamorous, Gauloise-scented existence as she sings along to Juliette Greco in her bedroom. She’s a brilliant student, plays chello and her parents want her to study in the future at Oxford University. One rainy day, she meets 30-ish David (Peter Sarsgaard), who offers her a lift on her way home from music practise. David introduces Jenny to a glittering new world of classical concerts and late-night suppers with his attractive friend and business partner, Danny (Dominic Cooper) and Danny’s girlfriend, the beautiful but not very bright Helen (Rosamund Pike). David replaces Jenny’s traditional education with his own version, picking her up from school and whisking her off to art auctions and smoky clubs. Much to Jenny’s amazement, David even manages to charm her conservative parents, despite being nearly twice her age. Their romance flourishes, and David whisks Jenny away to Paris for her seventeenth birthday under the pretence of being chaperoned by his “Aunt Helen.” Upon her return home, Jenny is the subject of intense scandal as her headmistress (Emma Thompson) and English teacher (Olivia Williams) accuse her of throwing away her future. Will David be the making of Jenny or her undoing?

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Movie trailer:

Based on journalist Lynn Barber’s real-life experience as recounted in her book An Education, the film won the Audience Award for best film at the Sundance Film Festival and had tremendous acclaim at the Berlin Film Festival too. It will be released in the UK in October 2009. Unfortunately no information about when the movie will be released in the Netherlands.

More on www.sonyclassics.com/aneducation

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