Looks a little bit like I have jaundice in this picture, but I assure you all that I do not :)
Now getting down to business...
While I was driving home from an excruciatingly tiring trip to Charlottesville I realized that I a) want to get to know my readers and fellow bloggers a little better and b) need some good recommendations. My solution? I would love for any of you with some time to fill out a little questionairre (you can just write your answers in my comments) about a few of your favorite things (I love these kinds of lists!)
Cue the Von Trapp family montage in your head!
Questionairre (if you have multiple answers feel free to share as many as you like)
1.book/author 2.fairytale 3.scary movie 4.guilty pleasure 5.snack food 6.oldies song 7.piece of jewelry 8.photographer/painter/illustrator 9.actor/actress 10.tv show 11.vegetable 12.80's movie 13.shape 14.deodorant 15.child star 16.band/song (at the moment) 17.greek god/goddess 18.disney villian 19.gemstone 20.museum
One of the many great movies I have seen recently is a little movie called Gardens of the Night. The movie originally caught my eye because of the subject matter. I thought it sounded like an interesting perspective; to follow two young children, both kidnapped around the same time, as they grow up on the street and kind of form their own family after they are taken from their parents.
Needless to say the movie was sad, but the movie was also beautiful and soulful and engaging. The young actors flawlessly portrayed two abandoned children hanging on for dear life.
After the first half, Gardens jumped ahead until the two kids were teenagers growing up on the streets of San Diego in the 80s. The acting was still good, but weirdly the thing that caught my eye more here was the fashion. Sometimes you find inspiration in the strangest of places.
The main character, Leslie, had a pretty expansive wardrobe for a girl on the street...but ignoring that point it was very thrown together and carefree. Think California skater meets bohemian hitchhiker. Lots of tangled delicate chain necklaces, chunky rings, dirty waves of blonde hair, cut off cargo shorts, colorful suede booties, studded leather jackets, cut-up muscle tees and lacy mini dresses.