Saturday, 26 July 2014

The Lady Of Shanghai - Review

 


Péngyǒu nǐ hǎo,

nǐ hǎo ma? Okay enough of Mandarin, I am trying to get back into learning and speaking it – so hopefully after this post is up and you lovelies read this post, I will have to make time to learn all the phrases I have forgotten!

Back to the main topic of the post, THE LADY OF SHANGHAI! Before I talk about that I have to say, my sister and I did get caught out in the rain on Friday; en route to the BFI Southbank which was a nightmare, but hey ho that’s London! Here was my ootd consisting of Ralph Lauren shirt, Dorothy Perkins shoes, New Look earrings and Next pumps.


I love this skirt, I got a few admiring looks and who could blame them! It is a beauty!

Hmm food market!


Now The Lady of Shanghai was amazing! This is another film I will give a 5/5 to, as it sent me and all the other viewers in the screening, on an emotional rollercoaster. Prior to the film, we were given a brief talk by two gentlemen (who work in the education department at the BFI) about the history of Orson Welle’s films and the background gossip on the cast and production team. It seems that during the film being made Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles, were going through a divorce and as Rita wanted to grow as an actress and win Orson back; she petitioned to get Orson’s newly girlfriend removed for the protagonist role, so she could play it herself! And who could argue with Rita, at that time they were the public’s favourite beloved movie couple; like Liz and Dick! So in retaliation, Orson decided he wanted Rita to chop her much loved and recognisable long ginger hair, for an alternative short blonde do (which I think suited her just as well, as she was a stunning woman) however it was known, that Rita felt quite insecure because of her new makeover. Sounds like an episode of a soap opera to me!
 
I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who love old movies (which are in black and white), over-dramatic music, a love for vintage clothes (Rita wore some stunning pieces!), a hyper Irish accent by Orson Welles and a who-done-it that would give Eastenders and Columbo – a run for their money! – I know they really packed a lot into 87 minutes.

Here are some looks/scenes I loved!


 

 
 

The next showing for TLOS will be in October, so get your tickets as they are now on sale! Also they will be running some course at the BFI in September, if you love film and want to know more 
 
Thanks again to Victoria!
I hope you enjoyed this post lovelies,
until next time,
Lizzie
xxxx
 


 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Impromptu ootd // Greek Goddess?

Hello lovelies,
Today was lovely day, I caught up with my primary school bestie, had ice cream, a slice of cake and wore a vintage dress (well it is 4-5 years old, does that count as vintage?). I love this dress as it is free, cream and full of maybe patterns and materials - which I think makes it interesting and unique! The dress is from Next and the white sandals are from Topshop. Also I can eat as much as I like and it doesn't show - result!
 

 


 

How cute is the back! + my hair is super natural, thick and really fluffy today!

How cute is Jad's outfit!




Soo good, I love bubblegum ice cream, btw my nails colour is from Topshop
(feels like ages since I have painted my nails. Thanks to my sis!)

Hmm Victoria Sponge
 
 
Until next time,
Lizzie
xxxx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Some Like It Hot - Review


Hello gorgeous people,
Do I have a lovely surprise post for you. On Friday I got the chance to go see Some Like It Hot at the BFI Southbank - which I was really excited about as I love watching Marilyn and I love films from the 50's - one because of the fashion, two because of the acting and three because it was just a really authentic era which I just love. Here was my ootd and my sisters.

New Look dress//Misguided belt (came w/ a dress)//Primark sandals
// Cath Kidston bag

 
 

 


The film is definitely a must see, if you haven't seen it or if you just want to see it again. I would give it a 5/5 as I just couldn't stop laughing throughout the whole film - which is big for me to say, as I usually get bored easily! I won't give a lot away but if you love a good high chase scene between Italian mobsters and police, classic songs sang by the beautiful and highly talented Marilyn, cross dressing men and a whole lot of misunderstandings - you will love this film. Also it reminds me of the original White Chicks!

Here is some scenes/outfits I love!

 
 

 

All in all, I had a really good day out, as it has been crazy hot in London, so it was lovely to go out and watch a nice film in a lovely air conned cinema! Also the BFI are still showing Some Like It Hot, so definitely go book your tickets to go see it!
 

Thank you so much Victoria!
Until next time,
Lizzie
xxxx

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Summertime w/ Nicola Harvey


Hello lovelies,
Today's post is a little bit different, as I had the chance to shoot with my friend Nicola, who you will definitely see up on my blog again - don't you worry! She is an amazing photographer who deserve nothing less than a lot of attention for her work.

I got to Westminster a little early so I had some time to take pictures of London in all it's summery glory!






 First outfit consists of me in my new ASOS dress which I LOVE! Oh my you don't understand how pretty this dress is, but it is a bit too hot to wear in this weather. I paired in with my Next pumps and shiny sequinned bracelet. The next look consisted of my new New Look dress (which I wore when I met Henry Holland!), my cream cardigan also from New Look and my Jones black heels - which is its first debut out of its box and onto my blog!






















I had a really good time modelling, it was a lovely day and thanks so much to Nicola for the amazing pictures :). Also go read her blog, where she showcases her amazing photography skills!
 
Until next time lovelies,
Lizzie
xxxx