Friday, November 17, 2017

👗Fan Bingbing vs Kate Mara

Erdem x H&M collaboration has been a sale success all over the world, so it's no surprise that celebs loved it as well!
The first who wore this Erdem x H&M floral dress has been Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, during the press junket of her new movie "Sky Hunter", last September. She looked ethereal as always, with her sikly black hair left loose and just a pendant earring to complete the look.
On the other side of the world, American actress Kate Mara wore the same dress  at the  H&M x ERDEM Runway Show & Party, held in Los Angeles, last October. She went for her signature slick back hairstyle and wore a body cross brown mini purse.

FYI - This dress has been worn by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden as well, while hosting a reception at Haga Palace.


Who do you think wore it better?
Fan Bingbing or Kate Mara?

Photo credits: zimbio.com & IG 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

🎬 Movie Review: The Snowman

Harry Hole is a dective for the Oslo police department, but his alchool abuse makes it difficult for his sergent to give him the high profile cases he asks for. Not that it is a problem for Harry, who decides to help the department’s newbie detective Katrine Bratt with her investigation on a series of murders perpetrated on single or negligent moms.

It appears that a serial killer is targeting only single moms (or moms to be) that he consider bad moms and not worthy of such an important role. What's most disturbing isn't the motive, but how he kills them: cutting their troats and placing their heads on two big snowballs, making them the creepiest snow(wo)men. 
While on their investigations, Harry and Katrine cross their path with business man Arve Stop and his ambiguous 'friend' Dr.Vetlesen, whom seem to be involved in a not to clear series of abortions.

Like this isn't enought, Harry has an ex girlfriend, Rakel, and their relationship is messed up. They both can't move on from each other, but Rakel has another partner, Mathias, and Harry doesn't want to get back together, still he hangs close to them because he cares a lot about Rakel's son, Oleg.

Things start to turn difficult and dangerous for Harry and Katrine as they manage to put the puzzle pieces together and figure out who the serial killer is.


My Opinion👍👎
The story itself is good, the problems here are the endless moments of silence, wvwn if there are people in the scene, and the continuous change of year which, at the end of the 2 hours, is pretty confusing.
The actor aren't able to fully portray their characters feelings (or should I say demons?) and a few of the scenes are completely irrelevant to the main story, nor they even make sense...
Example: Harry Hole/Michael Fassebend arrives back into his appartament late at night and finds the mould man working with a really loud music on...Now, I've never been in Norway, but it can't be normal to find someone you don't know in your appartmant, at that time of the night!!

I know that adapting a best selling novel to make it an equal good movie must be challenging, but the parallel stories are mixed up and pointless, since they don't get their proper endings.


No, I'm sorry to say it, but this is a movie to avoid.


Would I pay the full prize ticket? I think it'd be better if you skip the movie, read the book if you're curious.

Raking: 2/5


Photo credits: impawards.com

Monday, November 13, 2017

👗Who Wore it Better: Chiara Ferragni Edition

Web influencer Chiara Ferragni has been on top of her game for years now, whether you love her or not. 
Personally, I like that an Italian girl (patriotism mode: on!) managed to create a new kind of job from scratches, thanks to Internet and her love for fashion, but this doesn't mean she's immune to #WWIB posts...as a matter of fact, we had quite a lot her on the blog and today's no difference.

Here's to you the latest looks that have been worn by Chiara and other celebs in the past weeks!
Enjoy!
Chiara Ferragni wore the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini top and studded leather skirt at the designer's fashion show during this past Milan Fashion Week and also for her "Chiara Ferragni Collection" shop grand opening, this September. She completed the look with a black bomber jacket and ankle boots, both from her collection.
Portuguese model Sara Sampaio wore the same top, at the private viewing, hosted by Vogue, for the Irving Penn exhibition, during Paris Fashion Week. She matched it with high waist grey trousers and black pumps.
Grey's Anatomy actress Kelly McCreary wore Sara's exact same look at the series 300th episode celebration, earlier this November. She matched it with metallic gold shoes.
Chiara Ferragni was the last of these trio to wear this coutry vibe dress by CD while attending thes the Christian Dior show during this past Paris Fashion Week.  She styled it with a studden red shoulder bag and baby blue shoes.
French actress Charlotte Le Bon wore a modified version of the dress, opting for a rose embellished non sheer bustier. She added black pumps, an embroidered white clutch and a magnetic orange eye make up.
American actress Margaret Qualley has been the first to be spotted wearing the rainbow-inspired dress, at the New York premiere of her latest movie 'Death Note'. She matched it with plum sandals and barely there makeup.
Chiara Ferragni and Pamela Anderson wore the same green embellished Miu Miu min dress while attending respectively the fashion show and the after party, nearly 2 months ago, in Paris. Chiara styled it with a furry white coat and embellished pink shoes, while Pamela opted for the "wow factor" and wore colourful open-toe pumps and a went for no make up.
Chiara Ferragni wore this Prada bright blue crop top and matched feathered skirt at the  #BoF500 gala dinner, held during this past September New York Fashion Week. She completed the outfit with yellow/acquamarine Mary Jane heels. 
Giovanna Battaglia attended some fashion shows during Paris Fashion Week with the same attire, but styled it with a yellow coat and velvet navy blue sandals.

Who wore these looks better? 
Chiara Ferragni or another celeb?


Photo credits: theblondesalad.com, zimbio.com, dailymail.co.uk, Chiara's IG & celebmafia.com

Friday, November 10, 2017

👗Victoria Beckham vs Gabrielle Union

If you're a 90s girl, it doesn't matter how much Victoria Beckham grew up in the fashion indursty, she always will be Posh Spice first! 
This isn't VB's first time in this column and it's not the first time either of her being a contestant in a dress/outfit she designed! If you need a reminder click HERE
Victoria Beckham wore this piece from here Fall 2017 collection first, while in Dublin earlier this October, while attending the Estée Lauder launch event. She completed the look with black high boots and a messy updo.
Actress Gabrielle Union showed up in Victoria same outfit at the promotion of her book ‘We’re Going To Need More Wine’ at Barnes & Noble, later this October. She opted for an half up/ half down braided hairstyle and black open toe shoes.


Who do you think wore it better?
Victoria Beckham or Gabrielle Union?

Photo credits: dailymail.co.uk & luxurycheckout.com

Thursday, November 9, 2017

10 Movies turned into Tv Series

From Harry Potter to James Bond (through Twilight, It and A Monster Call); from Game of Thrones to Handmaid's Tale and the Vampire Diaries, it's no news that we have been surrounded from movies and TV series...
What's pretty new, but it's already become popular, is to transfom the tv series in a movie...or viceversa.
From Limitless to Letal Weapon, here a list of the movies turned tv series!

1. Letal Weapon 
THE MOVIE series is made of 4 films, from 1987 to 1998, and the protagonists were portrayed by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Being these cop movies, a mix of comedy and action sequences, they were perfect material for a Tv show and so...
THE 2016 TV SERIES sees Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford for the roles of the two cops. It appears they did a good job, because the series has already been renewed for a second season.

2. Fargo
THE 1996 MOVIE was directed by the Coen Brothers and, beside being a cult movie, it won the Prix de la mise en scène (Best Direction) at the Cannes Film Festival and two Academy Awards (Best Writing Original Screenplay and Best Actress In A Leading Role). The cast itself should win an award: Frances McDormand, William H. MacySteve Buscemi and Peter Stormare.
THE TV SERIES tells a different story for each season, with a different cast every time (like in AHS). It has been very well received both by critics and audience and won at the 2014 and 2016 Emmy Awards and Golden Globes.

3. Rush Hour
THE 1998 MOVIE with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker had 2 sequels (2001 and 2007). A few weeks ago Jackie Chan revealed the project for a 4th movie has started and that the shooting will start probably in 2018, as soon as Chris Tucker will agree to get back to play Detective James Carter.
THE TV SERIES with Jon Foo and Justin Hires (who's also in the MacGyver reboot), wasn't lucky as the movies and has been cancelled after the first season.

4. 10 things I hate about you 
"Hello, Katarina. Make anyone cry today?"
"Sadly, no. But it's only 4:30."
THE MOVIE beside being my "go-to movie" when I want some 90's revival, this 1999 comedy's cast is full of promises: Julia Style, comedy queen in the 90ies, she worked in TV series like Dexter and Riviera. The male cast was composed by Heath Ledger, who won as Best Supporting Actor for The Dark Knight (posthumously) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, famous for combining indie movies like "500 days of Summer" and blockbusters like "Inception".
THE TV SERIES, however, wasn’t the hoped success and was not renewed after its first season.

5. Minority Report 
THE MOVIE was one of the first I've ever seen with Tom Cruise, I did't love it nor hate it, but worldwide it received positive critics and was also nominated for many awards, including the Academy (in the technical categories).
THE TV SERIES reception, on the other hand, was very poor and the show has been cancelled after one season.

6. The Punisher

THE MOVIE focuses on Frank Castle/The Punisher and is based on a comic book character, created by writer Gerry Conway, artists John Romita Sr. and Ross Andru. There have been three big screen adaptations.
THE TV SERIES: the first season of the show will air on November, 17th thanks to Netfix.

7. Limitless
THE 2011 MOVIE was abot Edward Morra (Bradley Cooper), a drug addict/writer wannabe: he became that (and so much more) after taking NZT-48, a drug that higly amplifies the brain functions. 
THE TV SERIES was based on the same concept, but the protagonist's name is Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who goes from shirker to music genius after taking NZT. That sudden change led FBI first to investigate on him and after to hire him as "special consultant". The series was funny to me, but wasn't renewed for a second season.

8. Beowulf
THE 2007 MOVIE was based on the cominc book written and drawn by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary. What's interesting about it is that it was shot with the motion capture technique (like The Polar Express) and a videogame has been released in 2008 based on the movie's plot.
THE 2016 TV SERIES was a British production, but due to the poor share and mixed feelings reviews, it has been cancelled after the first season.

9. Lemony Snicket's: A series of Unfortunate Events
THE 2004 MOVIE with Jim Carrey playing Count Olaf has been nominated for tons of technical categories at various events, like  Critics' Choice Movie Award and  International Film Music Critics Award. It won the Academy Awards for Makeup.
THE 2017 TV SERIES, produced by Netflix, sees Neil Patrick Harris as in the role of the Count and the first season gathered a good audience and critics were positive. It has been already confirmed for a second and third season.
10. Cobra Kai 
THE 1984 MOVIE quickly became a cult, with some of its quotes mentioned nowadays as well...Even if you never saw it, you'll know the "Wax on, wax off" mantra. After the first one, there have been 3 more, the 4th with a new protagonist (Hilary Swank, in the role of bullied young girl Julie Pierce). The latest movie of the series is actually more a reboot, with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan and it's set in China, not in America.
THE TV SERIES first airing is scheduled for August 2018 and will start off from the first movie, 30 years later. Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) is a success business owner, while his longtime enemy Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) tries to re open the unfamous karate dojo Cobra Kai...


Stay tuned, because in the next weeks you'll see the other way around: can you guess how many Tv Series have been adapted for the big screen?

UPDATE - Rumor has it that another comedy from the 90's is about to become a TV series...I'm talking about Four Weddings and a Funeral!

Photo credits: impawards.com

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

👗Keira Knightley vs Bruna Linzmeyer

It's weird to do a Gucci #WWIB and not having Salma Hayek as one of the contestants...
Anyway, back to business, shall we?
This Gucci Fall 2017 RTW floral piece has been seen first on British actress Keira Knightley, while at the BGC Charity Day, back in September. Keira is famous for her shabby chic/gipsy style so it was no surprise to see her hair left loose and she completed the outfit with sandy brown open toe sandals.
Brazilian actress Bruna Linmeyer attended the premiere of her latest movie "The Movie of my Life", screened during Rome Film Festival, on October, 30th.
She wore black open back shoes and, like Keira, left her short bob wild.


Who do you think wore it better?
Keira Knightley or Bruna Linzmeyer?


Photo credits: hawtcelebs.com & zimbio.com

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

👗Emma Stone vs Lily Collins

Two of my favourite actresses wore the same elaborated Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 look, but it two very different ways and I seriously have hard times deciding which style I like most!
Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone wore the runway version of the look (it is orginally a dress) at 'La La Land' premiere in Paris, earlier this January. She styled it with black sandal, a wavy updo and a warm toned make up. Actress Lily Collins opted for just the top part of the dress and matched it with a pair of jeans and black heels while in front row at the Chanel Show durig the Paris Haute Couture fashion week, back in July. She opted for a smokey eye make up and not too styled wavy hair.

Who do you think wore it better?
Emma Stone or Lily Collins?

Photo credits: celebmafia.com & stalkcelebs.com