Isaac and I got to see Frances Ha last night, and a Q&A with Director Noah Baumbach and his co-writer and star, Greta Gerwig. Isaac and I both really liked it, and I was so happy to see it on the big screen. Greta Gerwig was awesome and her co-star Mickey Sumner (yes, Sting’s daughter) was so so good.
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we saw OZ this weekend, and it was kinda eh, and as both the NYTimes and Jezebel have pointed out, super sexist compared to the original books by L Frank Baum. I read all of them one summer, lying on the grass in our side yard….which meant I also tracked down the movie Return to OZ when i was done with the books.
Did you see it? It’s creepy, dark and totally weird and awesome.
Of course it stars Faruiza Balk.
a while ago I watched the Isaac Mizrahi documentary, Unzipped.
It’s weird to watch something about my field, from a time period that I remember living through, but that was so long ago. And we can all feel the 90s coming back but please no cow prints. I remember, probably being influenced by this runway show of Mizrahi’s, buying a fake cowhide skirt in chicago, and then realizing: there was no way I would wear it to high school in Wisconsin…too many cow jokes, even in a city.
The documentary is actually pretty great…it’s directed by Douglas Keeve, Mizrahi’s boyfriend at the time. And there’s this extended metaphor thing with the way Mizrahi wants to present the runway that’s pretty awesomely meta with the documentary going on around him.
If you work in fashion, and haven’t seen it recently, you should check it out.
by Kerri Tribe’s awesome ambitious and totally impressive film that’s showing at the 1301PE gallery. GO SEE IT.
as a movie, kinda eh. but as a fashion and star vehicle for Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green it’s a grand slam.
Pfeiffer’s character is capable yet smoldering in elegantly riche bohemian shapes: velvets, long skirts, bell sleeves. Think a slightly more sedate Billy Gibb look.
While Green’s character, while (spoiler alert!) much older than Pfeiffer’s, looks to the future with Halston type suits and gowns.
costume designer Colleen Atwood did a fantastic job.