The last three… movies

Os três últimos filmes

Nebraska (dir. Alexander Payne, 2013)

A kind of road trip with an alcoholic/senile father and his estranged son. A very sensitive movie, with wonderful photography, script and incredibly well built characters, amazing actors… of course it didn’t win the Oscars! But I think it’s infinitely superior to the weak 12 Years a SlaveWatch the trailer.

Série Noire (dir. Alain Corneau, 1979)

A door-to-door salesman sees the opportunity to make some money and save a young girl from prostitution at the same time. All this in a sinister part of Paris’ suburbs in the late 70′s. The movie has a dark humor and an unpredictability, which generates both uneasiness and attraction. Very interesting. Watch the trailer.

Absence (dir. Jimmy Loweree, 2013)

Official plot: a pregnant woman wakes up one day and discovers that the baby disappeared inside her belly. No one believes her except her boyfriend and his brother, so they decide to get a break from it all in a cabin in the woods. Unofficial plot: the most annoying guy EVER decides to film his sister and boyfriend non-stop in a cabin in the woods, where nothing interesting happens. And it’s filmed in found footage style (kinda like The Blair Witch Project, remember?), which is a great excuse to shoot everything poorly. Two hours of my life that I will never get back. Watch the trailer.

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Today’s craving: “Marc de Champagne” truffles

Marc de Champagne truffles

Because we deserve a little treat sometimes, right? Today I’m craving these ”Marc de Champagne” truffles, by traditional english brand Charbonnel et Walker.

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Charbonnel et Walker website.
Via Neiman Marcus.

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Cloud breadboard

Snug cloud breadboardSnug cloud breadboard

After the lovely animal breadboards, I’ve been wanting a cloud one by Snug Studio!

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Snug Studio etsy shop (ships internationally).

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perfect type of weird

perfect type of weird print

You are the perfect type of weird = love! ♥

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Via The Little Shop of Jasmine.

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super cute cakes

Pink Heart Mouse Valentine's Day cake, by Lyndsay SungFurry Fox cake, by Lyndsay SungFrosty Polar Bear cake, by Lyndsay SungFuzzy Mouse cake, by Lyndsay Sung

Aren’t those the sweetest cakes ever? For a world with cuter and more creative cakes (and less fondant, pleeease!). \o/

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Pretty cakes by Lyndsay Sung, on Handmade Charlotte.
Via au pays des merveilles.

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Slim Aarons: portraits of the good life

The Campbells' pool at Cotton Bay, on Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas, November 1982, by Slim AaronsPool at Lake Tahoe, California, 1959., by Slim AaronsTennis in the Bahamas, 1957, by Slim AaronsA desert house in Palm Springs designed by Richard Neutra for Edgar Kaufman, by Slim AaronsYoung women by the Canellopoulos penthouse pool, Athens, July 1961, by Slim AaronsSwimsuited revellers enjoy a glass of wine outside the Carlton Hotel, Cannes, by Slim Aarons

Images of american photographer Slim Aarons, known for shooting the glamorous life of socialites and celebrities.

Aarons defined his career as “photographing attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” Legend has it that the apartment of James Stewart‘s character in Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) was based on Aarons apartment. I wonder if that’s true…

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Via Staley-Wise Gallery.

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Brenda + Dylan

Brenda + Dylan sweater

90210 fans will get it! Hahaha!  ;)

Collaboration between the French brand French Disorder and illustrator Penelope Bagieu.

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Via Paulette Magazine.

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Mixed Project

Mixed Project, by AmamakMixed Project, by AmamakMixed Project, by Amamak

Mixed Project is a beautiful photographic project, idealized by Amamak (the model ama + the photographer mak) – that uses double exposure created in Photoshop to give these magical effects to the photos.

And you can also buy one of these beauties to spruce up your home!  :)

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Amamak photography tumblr & etsy shop (ships internationally).

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Beauty favorites – march

Beauty favorites - march 2014

These are a few of my march beauty favorites:

1. Acquaflora Post-Coloring – Color Maintenance - The line has coffee oil in its formula, that prevents colored hair to fade. It’s my first experience with this brand and I really liked it. Now I want to try the Hair Mist, a hair perfume that neutralizes odors and seems to be pretty cool!

2. Germed Pharma Hydracell - The best thing about this moisturizer is that, besides him serving both for the body and for the face, it has no fragrance, is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic (ie, doesn’t clog pores). The fact that it has no scent is great for when you’re already using a lot of other scented products (soap, bath water, perfume…) and don’t want to add another fragrance to that mix!

3. Elizabeth Arden Fantasy Britney Spears – Anniversary Edition - It’s Britney bitch! This perfume celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first fragrance by the pop star and is a fruity floral with notes of lychee, kiwi, cupcake (!) and orchid. It’s suuuuper sweet and even I thought it was a little too much (I happen to like sweet scents). But the good news is that the fragrance becomes much lighter throughout the day.

4. Leite de Rosas soap – I didn’t know that Leite de Rosas, a very traditional brazilian brand, was making these lovely soaps. It’s a pleasure to use a product that was once part of my mother and grandmother’s beauty ritual.

Which beauty products were your favorites this month?

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ASOS outfit of the day

ASOS Full Midi Skirt

Gorgeous ASOS outfit of the day: this midi skirt is amazing! I’m glad I don’t have it though, otherwise I would wear it every single day.  ;)

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ASOS website.

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