Sunday, June 29, 2014

Cure it with Movies: Dads

Some time ago, I read a quote and has been stuck in my mind ever since: "It's easy to a be a father, what's really difficult is being a dad".
Usually, in movies, the father's figure is marginal and when it's not, he's the character that forbids to his daughter(s) or son(s) to date someone he doesn't think is appropriate, maybe he's way too overprotective or harsh.

Well in this "Cure it with Movies" I'll give you some alternative father's models: understanding, good and sometimes a little gullible, but always ready to help their children and (eventually) THEY are the ones who fix the situations.
  • For those fathers who worry too much and are overprotective
A Goofy Movie (1995) - binding father/son roadtrip turns to be a non stop of incredible ang funny circumstance
Finding Nemo (2003) - Marlin literally cross the entire ocean to find his son!
  • For those fathers who don't know what to do

Solo un Padre (Just a Father - Italian Movie) (2008) - after his (ex?) wife died giving birth to their daughter, Carlo has to deal with the sinlge parent everyday life.
The Boys Are Back (2009) - after his second wife died, Joe Warr has to grow not only his sons, but also try to create a bond with the older one, born from Joe's first marriage.
  • For those fathers who...don't know that are fathers!
The Game Plan (2007) - what do you do when you are a famous football player and during the most important matches of your career your daughter (that you never knew existed) shows up?
Kids Are All Right (2010) - a lesbian couple's kids want to find out who's their biological father
Delivery Man (2013) - David donated his sperm a long time ago. It was used 533 times and now 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. He'll find a few and help them out, without saying who he really is.
  • For those fathers who would to anything for their children
Jhon Q (2002) - John's insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, so in a moment of desperation he takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation
Taken (2008) - Basically, he destroys half Paris to find his kidnapped daughter. Famous is the speech " I have no money, but what I DO HAVE is some special skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. You let my daughter go and it stops here. If you don't I'll look for you, I will find you and I will kill you"

There's not a Global Father's Day date: in Italy is on March, 19th while in UK (as well as many other countries) was last Sunday and in Haiti is today, so any day could be used (and should be spent) thanking the most important man in our lives!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bella Thorne vs Olivia Munn

Let's go straight to business, shall we?
Actress Bella Thorne wore a Valentino emerald green romper @ the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards late in March and almost three weeks later (April 19th) actress Olivia Munn wore the same romper in a different colour @  the ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ Cast & Filmmakers press line.
Let me know which one is your favourite!

  • Bella Thorne
  • Olivia Munn


photo credits: Zimbio.com

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Today's Obessesion: Dreaming of Wimbledon


Immagine correlataWimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament and one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments (and probably the most famous!) along with the Australian Open, Roland Garros (French Open) and US Open.



It's my favourite tournament because it takes place during summertime so I can watch every match that I want without having hundreds of things to do and I like that there's a dress code...in fact every player has to wear a white outifit. And because it's the only of the Grand Slam's Four that is played on grass.


Since the 2014 edition is going to start tomorrow (Monday 23rd), here's my list of movie, books and everything that's Wimbledon related!


Movie(s) & Book(s):
- "Wimbledon" (2004) directed by Richard Loncraine. With Paul BettanyKirsten Dunst, Sam Neill Jon Favreau and James McAvoy
- After Wimbledon by Jennifer Gilby Roberts  (novel)
- The Tennis Party by Madeleine Wickham (novel)
Tennis by John McPhee
Wimbledon: The Official History of The Championships by John Barrett
The tournament has been used as synonymous of elegance and great performances, in fact the main sponsor partners are Rolex (the Official Watch at Wimbledon), Ralph Lauren (wears all Wimbledon on-court officials), Slazenger (official sponsor since 1902, provides with 52 000 tennis balls!) and Evian ( the Official Water of The Championships).


Wimbledon in Pop Culture

Famous are the Charles Schulz' stories on Snoopy going play tennis at  Wimbledon!
       
                           


Inspired nail arts

and last but not least, fashion!
Brands like Lacoste and Fred Perry base on tennis their entire collections and could not be otherwise since their names are from Frederick John Perry & Jean-René Lacosterespectively British and French famous tennis players.
   Maria Sharapova - DKNY
above: picture from iodonna.it 
Lacoste S/S 2014 fashion show


























                                                               Cruciani tennis racket bracelets


Hope you like this little "brainstorming" and if you will watch the tournament, I wish to all of you a Happy Wimbledon!!

Picture credits: all over the Internet

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Taylor Schilling vs Kerry Washington

Until now, we have had #WWIB's posts on dresses, feminine tuxedos , coats and sweaters, so it was pretty obvious that this one would be on....skirts!
This particular one is from Sportmax Fall 2014 collection and has been worn first by Taylor Schilling  the 18th Annual Webby Awards last May while Kerry Washington wore it early in June @ the Women In Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards.
If I have to take a side, I would probabily opt for Taylor's look, only because I really like the skirt with a white top. What do you thik? Let me know!

  • Taylor Schilling
  • Kerry Washington



Photo credits: Zimbio.com

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Novel Of The Week - The Maze Runner by James Dashner

                       

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is the first novel of a trilogy composed also by "The Scorch Trials" e "The Death Cure" as well as a prequel named "The Kill Order"
Here’s the plot:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blair Eadie vs Jamie King vs Alessandra Ambrosio

And here the second triple comparison! [if you missed the first one click here]
Fashion blogger Blair Eadie wore Rag & Bone ‘Talia’ sweater with a flawless b/w skirt (the pic is from her FB page: click here). Actress Jaime King wore it for some grocery shopping in L.A. last March while model Alessandra Ambrosio, in the same month, wore it for a lunch date with friends in Santa Monica.
Vote and let me know which one is your favourite look!!


  • Blair Eadie
  • Jaime King
  • Alessandra Ambrosio


photo credits: Blair Eadie's FB page & Zimbio.com

Monday, June 9, 2014

Today's Obsession: Lady Diana Spencer & HSH Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco

Thanks to the movie "Grace of Monaco", that opened Cannes Film Festival last May, I thought to do a comparison between two of the most influential people of the last century: Lady Diana Spencer and Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco.

They may seem to have NOTHING in common, except being the most popular princesses of all times. However, there are a few things in which Lady D and Grace Kelly were similar, starting with that both the biopics based on their lives caused a lot of press critics and indignation from their royal families!

Differences
Name: Diana Spenser or Lady Diana,Princess of Wales, Lady Di.
Date of Birth: 1 July 1961
Date of Death: 31  August 1997
Brothers/Sisters: SarahJaneCharles and Jhon (who died 10hrs after his birth)
Marriage: 29 July 1981 (religious ceremony)
Divorce: announced 9 December 1992 and effective 28 August 1996.
Children: William (1982) and Henry "Harry" (1984)
Wedding dress: by  David and Elizabeth Emanuel
the dress' train was 7,62m long. Was made of ivory silk taffeta
Movies on her life: 19, included "The Queen" (2006) and "William and Kate" (2011), where she was just nominated
Name: Grace Kelly or Grace, Princess Consort of Monaco,
Date of Birth: 12 November 1929
Date of Death: 14 September 1982
Brothers/Sisters: Margaret Katherine John Brendan, Jr. and Elizabeth Anne
Marriage: 18 April 1956 (civil ceremony)
                  19 April 1956 (religious ceremony)

Children: Caroline (1957), Albert (1958) and Stéphanie (1965)

Wedding dress: by Helen Rose, was made of 125-year-old Brussels rose point lace

Movies on her life: 2, "Grace Kelly" (1983) and "Grace of Monaco" (2014)
  
Similarities 
                                         They both had blond hair / blue eyes (I know, that's so obvious!)
                                              They both had a purse named after them!
Purse named after: Miss D(ior)
Purse named after: Kelly by Hermés
                                     Both of th Royal Highnesses were active in their respective charity
Humanitarian Commitments: she is and was famous for her engagement in campaigns against AIDS, landmines and helping homeless people.
Humanitarian Commitments: she worked a lot in carity for children's welfare
                                Both the  actresses who played them in the most recent biopics are from Australia
Actress who played her: Naomi Watts
Actress who played her: Nicolo Kidman
                                          Both Press and Royal House opinions were negatives
Press reactions: Rejected in full the Princess's idea that the movie wants to give, also Naomi's interpretation isn't entirely convincing. Even Hasnat Khan said that "the storyline is false and completely wrong.”
Royals reactions: not a word. They didn't comment.
Press reactions: They all agree that Nicole Kidman is a talented actress, but the  movie tells a story that otherwise would have some potential
Royals reactions: A Royal statement said: "The movie is too glamorours, contains historical inaccuracies and purely fictitious scenes". 
                                                 Both Diana and Grace died in a car accident
How she died: car accident in Paris, 1997
How she died: car accident in Monte-Carlo, 1982

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ella Catliff vs Blair Eadie

This #WWIB post is slightly different from the others because....it's fashion bloggers edition!!
Blair Eadie (right) from "Atlantic-Pacific" wore this Kate Spade NY coat in February with a 50's inspired hair style while Ella Catliff  (left) from "La Petite Anglaise" wore it whit a bi-coloured dress for Fendi Flagship Store Launch in London, last May.
                                   for Ella's look click here                                         for Blair's look click here

honestly like them both, so I'll leave the choice of picking up the winner to you! You'll see some other fashion blogger edition posts in future, so if you liked it...stay tuned!!!

  • Ella Catliff
  • Blair Eadie

photo credits: Holly McGlynn for Ella's photo while I couldn't find Blair's