February 10, 2012

Nail Love: Mauve

I wanted to do a pink nail for Valentine's, but gravitated towards this particular shade of mauve instead. I never thought about it but mauve can be such a romantic colour. Pink is too, but in a more cutesy, puppy love kind of romance. Mauve is a more calming, serene, staying up until the morning and watching the sunrise together kind of romance. Am I being too sentimental :p

Inspiration from Pinterest

These wonderful images are from Pinterest

Under: Nails Inc. Porchester Square
Over: Nails Inc. Electric Lane Holographic Glitter Topcoat
The Face Shop Heart Nail Stickers
The Face Shop Nail Stone in 01

I really love the Electric Lane Glitter Topcoat, they really pack the glitter in and one coat gives life to the colour underneath. I just couldn't help myself but to add some heart stickers and jewels.

I hope you liked this week's Nail Love! I had a lot of fun doing this one, and looking at all these mauvey purpley images are such a nice calming way to end the week. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

February 03, 2012

Movie Break: My Fair Lady : Part 2

We're back with Part 2 of My Fair Lady!

And if you've read my last post and haven't guessed by now, this story takes place in England - London to be exact - which will be one of the destinations for my trip! So excited :))))))

Side note: Thank you all so much for your lovely comments!! I'm just swamped at the moment as it's stupid month-end again :( I will definitely get back to you guys soon ♥

Let's kick off with a very formal and pompous Ascot Opening Day:

I can't get over that weird mascara brush hat, it's so distracting!! But anyway, I love the design and choreography of this scene, how everyone seems to be walking into each other but just seamlessly slides out of the way without noticing. I think the production of this on a sound stage was great. If it had been on location, the setting would not only have taken away from the simple colour scheme of white, grey and black, but also the elaborate hats and gowns.

I love the bit with the two women who wore the same ridiculously extravagant hat. I guess there really is no way to hide if you're both wearing something so unique and huge!

Hehe, look at Higgins being all out of place and not caring in his beige suit!

And of course, we have this beautiful outfit:

"Well if I was doing it proper, what was you sniggering at? Have I said anything I oughtn't?"

How beautiful is this dress? And how much work it must have been to walk in it with that huge hat on your head, an umbrella in one hand, and a huge lace bag in the other?

Apparently, the ribbons in this outfit are not black and white, but a very deep purple and white. Flowers are attached onto the side, little violets, wheat, and red roses. I love the lace under-bonnet, the little flower details are darling.

Hehehe, you gotta love Audrey :)

Well that was a little speed bump they had to go over... but they finally make it to the Embassy Ball.

LOVE the pink satin ribbon overcoat
LIKE the pastel brocade kimono type overcoat
DON'T KNOW what's going on with that balloon feather puffy thing

This is probably one of my most favourite scenes in the movie. You can feel Eliza practically floating through the air, nervous and excited. And when Higgins offers his arm it's like omgomgomgomgomgomg totally cute moment!

I love the empire shape of this dress, beaded and gemmed throughout. It moves so beautifully when she walks and dances. It's definitely wedding dress material!

Hehe, old school gossip...

Everyone was dressed impeccably but I just had to mention the Queen of Transylvania, who looked so regal in her lilac dress. Such a beautiful colour!

When I was a kid, this was my second favourite outfit (after the Embassy Ball outfit) because it was pink and there were grapes in her hat. The shape of her jacket is really interesting, with it being pointed in the front and long and pleated in the back.

Imagine walking down the street now with that ensemble! This is the last and most feminine outfit for Eliza, a pink chiffony organza dress with ruffles and a huge rosette with a matching ruffly hat. Here she is finally a lady - perfect hair, rosy cheeks, and a reasonable, fair, forgiving attitude, coming back to stubborn old Higgins. I don't like the ending too much, but I like that it stays true to the characters. It would not have been Higgins if he suddenly became head over heels drooling over Eliza. So I guess it was a good compromise :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this Movie Break! Have a great weekend :)