Monday, August 3, 2009

August...

Can you believe this little dress still had its original shop tags on it when I got it?

3rd August 09

It's August already, and to be truthful, I am counting down the days until summer and the end of the year. I don't think it's my imagination, but it is definitely lighter in the mornings, and the weekends have been teasing us with beautiful sunny weather. It's now only one month until Spring is officially here - so bring on September I say!

I went to see Coco Avant Chanel last night, and I'm a bit sorry to say that I really didn't love it. I'm by no means a film critic, but I really don't think it did Coco any justice. The ending seemed rushed, there was maybe 2 minutes of the film dedicated at the end to showing her making actual garments and then all of a sudden she was at a fashion show and the film ended. Much of it was about her early life, and if that was what they wanted to focus on, then they really should have cut the final scenes and just had a little paragraph at the end explaining what happened when she actually built her fashion empire.

I don't want to put anyone off, I'm glad I saw it, but like I said, I was dissapointed. But then again, I am one of those people that can get caught up in the hype of a film and then be drastically let down when my exceedingly high expectations aren't met.

I did however, also see Ponyo which was gorgeous and one I recommend you see. I also saw Cheri, which I didn't have any expectations for, and quite enjoyed. The ending was strange, but the costumes and set were lovely.

Right, that's enough of the film critic in me babbling...

XX
Jen

36 comments:

  1. what a sweet outfit. I love that you paired a yellow bag with it. Its always so exciting to find a garment with the tags on...especially when its vintage:)

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  2. My friend went to see it last night who is so hard to please with films, and really liked it funnily enough! I think I will wait for the DVD though...

    Please, enjoy cosying up for winter. It is totally the 'grass is always greener' syndrome; our London summer lasted about a week and now we have that boring inbetween weather and I just want snow and coats and scarves (and a new season! ;) x

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  3. I heard about the Chanel movie and the review I read was similar to your reaction. The critic said Audrey was a good actress for the part.

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  4. cute dress! and it still had the shop tags? what a lucky find.

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  5. Such a cute dress! I love it when I find a good old piece with the tags still attached! :)

    It's so hard for me to imagine it being winter where you are... it's HOT here! I'm looking forward to Fall. :)

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  6. What a charmingly fun dress! Red is one of my favourite hues both for clothing and accessories (and certainly lipstick :D).

    I've been hearing luke warm reviews about that film too and am thinking I'll wait for it to come out on DVD, as I do want to see but don't want to feel the sting of the steep ticket prices these days if the movie is a let down. I appreciate your honest review, thanks!

    And many thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, sweet dear.

    Hope you have a brilliant and beautiful Monday!
    ♥ Jessica

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  7. I can't believe no one had worn that darling little dress.

    Oh I've been looking forward to the Chanel movie! I think I'll still see it though.

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  8. lovely vintage dress!! the red accents are wonderful!

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  9. Oh, that dress is too adorable, and it is so cool that it even had it's tags still. Vintage tags are so fun!
    I was curious about that movie, it looked so promising, now I really must go out and see it!
    Lovely blog!
    Thanks for you sweet comments.

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  10. The dress is very cool! I'm seeing Coco this coming weekend - I'll see what I think of it - loved An Education. Film fest is so great.

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  11. Pretty dress and what a bargain! You are making me excited for tights again :)

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  12. hi :) thanks for your comment on my blog :))
    your dress is also wonderful and i really love your bag ;) i hope the film coming soon to indonesia..you leave in New Zealand?i realy hope i can visit New Zealand soon, what a beautiful country :)

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  13. Oh your dress is quite lovely. I'm a bit sad you didn't like coco avant chanel. I haven't watched it yet but i must admit my expectations are a rather high

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  14. I love your outfit, too bad about the film. It sucks when a movie doesn't live up to its hype.

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  15. I love it when I'm the first owner of an decades old dress! And this one is marvellous, dear.

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  16. This is a real cute outfit! I like how the whole look goes together, and i love your red shoes!

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  17. What a pretty dress - you look so cute wearing it.

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  18. That dress is gorgeous. What an amazing find!

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  19. Very lovely dress, I can't believe the tags were still on!!

    Pooh, that stinks about the Coco movie.

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  20. Gorgeous find! Red is such an awesome color.

    I'm the same way when it comes to films when my expectations are too high... but also, I rarely like autobiographies (unless it's done in a documentary style). I go in expecting bad... : )

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  21. cute outfit!! love the dress <3<3
    -Linnéa

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  22. I really love the layered belt over sweater look.. I've been thinking how to put that together lately, and I think the way you did it is gorgeous!

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  23. I love this dress to bits! The yellow purse is pretty fantastic, too :D Too bad about the Chanel movie, but thanks for the warning :)!

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  24. Oh I LOVE that dress it's so cute and the belt/ cardi/ shoe combo looks just right :)

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  25. I hate it when you get really excited for a film and it's disappointing. I haven't seen it yet, but I still plan on it.

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  26. Oyyy this is DARLING!! I need more of this in my closet, a little innocence never hurt anyone?!? ;)

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  27. oh was this dress on trade me the other week? Its very sweet! I spent some time umming over it.

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  28. Love the dress! It's always exciting when shop tags are still attached :)

    I can't believe it's August already either! While you're anticipating summer, I'll be sad to see it go. We've had very few "proper" summer days here this year. It's been significantly cooler and very rainy :(

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  29. i love the bold colors! the entire outfit is adorable. :)

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  30. You should never tell your movie critic voice to be quiet! Thanks for the heads up! I want to see the Chanel movie as well, but I haven't gotten around to it, just like Marie Antoinette and several others...
    Your outfits are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. Hi I just got here from ModCloth. Dropping in to say your blog is good and your style even better.

    Ponyo is going to be great. Saw all of Miyazaki's movies and love em.

    You? which one is your favorite?

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  32. This is adorable!!! I love your pics!!



    xoxo juliemay.wordpress.com

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