Wednesday, 7 March 2012

A Collection of Awesome Things

I found many awesome things on my travels around the internet (oh man, that sounds quite sappy) over the past few weeks and instead of writing a separate post for each thing, here they all are.

First: Since I've been watching the new NBC show Smash, I've been loving Angelica Huston. I've always loved her in Wes Anderson films and of course, in The Addams Family, but she is awesome as theatre producer Eileen Rand. There was also an article about in last month's Vanity Fair and it mentioned her modelling career so I just had to look her up and I found this amazing photograph:

Second: I love foxes and I saw this on someone's blog and thought it was ace!

Third: I was looking up tattoos (same search as above) and Moomins after I saw a waitress in a cafe's tattoo of Snufkin (fans will know who I mean, those who don't look it up here and I came across these two beauties, an amazing mural on the wall and a really cool cupcake design.

Fourth: I recently watched the most excellent documentary, The September Issue, which I was sceptical about at first but the story is intriguing. I wished it was longer or a series so I could see more of the goings on at Vogue. The Editor in Chief of Vogue, Anna Winters is cold and is the most unsympathetic person. The filmmakers try and gain sympathy for her when she talks about her siblings who think what she does for a living is 'amusing'. But just before that, she belittles what they do for a living with her tone and lack of information and care. Her daughter wants to be a lawyer, but she thinks its beneath her and keeps saying 'we'll see' when ever her daughter gets excited about law school. As soon as the cameras are away, the daughter keeps saying, with certainty, 'I do not want to work in fashion'.

The Creative Director, Grace, is an amazing talented woman, she has so many ideas and comes up with concepts for all but one of the photo shoots in the September issue which is the biggest and most important of the year. One her spreads was a 1920's theme which I loved, here are a couple of photos from it:

I tried my best to find the September issue they make in the film but its on ebay for $135, so I'll make do with these photos. Watch the film, The September Issue whether you like fashion or not. If you loved Ugly Betty, which I also love, you will enjoy this film.


  1. Love the pics of the two women in the cafe ehehhe reminds me of a certain duo talking crazy and commenting on everyone that walk past hehehe and I will try and find that issue in my library tomorrow :)