dream bedroom consists of pastel coloured walls, white fluffy bed, tufted headboard, mirrored and lucite surfaces, sparkly, lace, and tulle accents, with lots of light. and perhaps a handsome gent. *swoon*
as far as art direction goes, jordan scott’s cracks, featuring eva green, might just be a new favourite. storywise it’s very dark and deep and somewhat disturbing, but the set decoration and costuming is top notch. set in 1930′s england, the film is about a group of young girls attending a boarding school and the personal relationship they form with one of their teachers and role model.
the film used a lot of deep greys and blues with embellishments of warm light and dark water. i’m not so sure i’d recommend the film to just anyone since it is so dark, but every frame is a piece of art which is rare to come by (sofia coppola for example.)
i adore every piece of clothing eva green wears throughout the film. a lot of head scarves, high-waisted pants, and long blazers. also the fabrics of velvets and silks were so rich on the screen and showed beautifully.
the sets were fascinating as well with so many trinkets and odds and ends. i love the dark wall colour and dark furniture.
a lot of my goodies these days have come from the holiday boutique, where they introduced me to the tiffany suite at the st. regis hotel! oh me oh my! this little gem of a room will set you back a pretty penny for $8,500 a night! the suite is both serene and sophisticated with a colour palette of whites, beiges, charcoal grey and silver, with the signature Tiffany blue as an accent color throughout the suite.
can’t you just imagine a weekend in this paradise with the facing views of central park, antique fireplace, and tiffanys sparkling within every inch of the eye. *swoons*
not only do they have the tiffany suite, but the dior suite as well! i can not get over it’s light grey and orange upholstery, as well as that stunning framed dior illustration in the living area. oh a girl can dream can’t she??!?!? what a girl really needs is an apartment like this with a beau like cary grant! now that is a goal to aim for!!!
ladies. proof that the wonderful world of oz exists.
i’m continuing the journey on the film bucket list, and i’ve certainly found some classics and some not-so-classic, perhaps so is the case of the 1998 version of great expectations. i’m really not sure if it’s worth anyone’s time, but there was some lovely set design and fierce wardrobe choices coming from anne bancroft.
something about abandoned mansions with broken windows and leaning chandeliers and torn victorian chaise lounges is so magical.
i’ve also decided that i want to dress like anne bancroft when i’m past my 60′s. colourful silk scarves as head wraps with gloves and printed dresses adorned with pearls and baubles. *sigh*
again though, do not be fooled by these really lovely images. the film does not live greatly up to it’s expectations and i suggest you stick with the classic.
on a completely different topic, i’ve started a little side blog called finding eureka. i think mixtapes and cupcakes is a place for all things pretty and inspiring and magical, but lately i’ve been getting in touch with the more philosophical side of things and felt it needed to be separate from the blog. while this blog is very visual and image driven, finding eureka is more word heavy and i know that’s only a cup of tea for some. so if you are ever interested in my current thoughts and theories and ideas on love, money, time, food, transportation, relationships, and the overall way we live life, then perhaps you should check it out!
well then. off to work i go. have you adjusted to the time difference? because i certainly have not…