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Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – the “Cinema&Fashion” race

Scissors Closests and Streets is a blog about an alternative way to see and live Fashion. Part of Goosebumps Mag, SCS is a sort of a wishlist of things we love, and we think are special. It is the kind of lifestyle we want to have and we can actually be part of. It is affordable fashion, it is stylish bands with their catchy music, it is known and less known movies and the style we find in them, it is young and fresh designers/brands, it is love for (not so expensive) shoes. Being part of society, if not society itself, Fashion has different sides. We found our favourite and personal one, through which we look at the World. We will publish some specific pieces here, but for a more in-depth experience into our side of Fashion head to scissorsclosetsandstreets.wordpress.com.

Good stuff.

I currently find myself snooping into every single magazine, blog, website with an uncontrollable and overwhelming willingness of knowing and discovering every upcoming movie for the whole 2014. Continue reading Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – the “Cinema&Fashion” race

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Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – Night train to Lisbon

Scissors Closests and Streets is a blog about an alternative way to see and live Fashion. Part of Goosebumps Mag, SCS is a sort of a wishlist of things we love, and we think are special. It is the kind of lifestyle we want to have and we can actually be part of. It is affordable fashion, it is stylish bands with their catchy music, it is known and less known movies and the style we find in them, it is young and fresh designers/brands, it is love for (not so expensive) shoes. Being part of society, if not society itself, Fashion has different sides. We found our favourite and personal one, through which we look at the World. We will publish some specific pieces here, but for a more in-depth experience into our side of Fashion head to scissorsclosetsandstreets.wordpress.com.

When a movie becomes art trough perfect images.

Night train to Lisbon – 2013 – by Bille August – Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, August Diehl, Lena Olin, Christopher Lee.

Based on the homonymous novel by Pascal Mercier, Night train to Lisbon is, to me, the kind of movie that makes me want to watch it once in a while, without ever getting bored, leaving in me some sort of a nice feeling afterwards, knowing that I will watch it again. Continue reading Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – Night train to Lisbon

Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Scissors Closests and Streets is a blog about an alternative way to see and live Fashion. Part of Goosebumps Mag, SCS is a sort of a wishlist of things we love, and we think are special. It is the kind of lifestyle we want to have and we can actually be part of. It is affordable fashion, it is stylish bands with their catchy music, it is known and less known movies and the style we find in them, it is young and fresh designers/brands, it is love for (not so expensive) shoes. Being part of society, if not society itself, Fashion has different sides. We found our favourite and personal one, through which we look at the World. We will publish some specific pieces here, but for a more in-depth experience into our side of Fashion head to scissorsclosetsandstreets.wordpress.com.

My 2014 first great expectation comes from Wes Anderson.

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I am a huge fan of Wes Anderson: his movies are fun, they always put me in a good mood and they have plenty of style…great style, that I absolutely appreciate! Continue reading Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – “This Must Be The Only Fantasy”

Fantastic Rodarte.

Despite what it may seems at first glance, this short movie is not some sort of deleted scene of Legend, nor Labirinth. It can’t even be an unseen scene of The Lord of the Rings…it is way too sparkly and “dreamy” in a wonderful 80s’ style to be Peter Jackson’s movie. Elijah Wood is in there though…

“This Must Be The Only Fantasy” actually is the latest, exciting collaboration between fashion house Rodarte, and filmmaker Todd Cole, produced by The Creators Project. Inspired by Rodarte’s Spring Summer 2013 collection, which explored the same topics as in the movie, this is an open tribute to 80s fantasy role-playing games, a 13 minutes video where fantasy becomes reality and vice versa.

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I must say that I am an 80s Fantasy genre, movies in particular, devoted fan: all that glittery powder, over-sprayed, backcombed (and more glittered) hair, the fake contact lenses, the overdone make-up, the blurred images, the unicorns, the naughty and beautiful fairies, the extra ugly dwarves and extra evil villain, David Bowie in white lycra tights, Tom Cruise full of glitter (glitter is the key 🙂 )…the whole lot just amazes me!

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It also happens that lately my interest in Rodarte’s collections is significantly increased, especially from the last two seasons. This is why I particularly appreciated this short movie, the third one of the interesting collection of videos that Todd has done in collaboration with Rodarte, all very successful (Aanteni, 2010, The Curve Of Forgotten Things, 2011, featuring Elle Fanning).

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The video

This Must Be The Only Fantasy – by Rodarte, Todd Cole and The Creators Project – featuring Elijah Wood, Sidney Williams, Guinevere van Seenus – music by Beach House

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #012# – Stealing Beauty

Bernardo Bertolucci’s poem on screen and the 90s style.

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Stealing Beauty (by Bernardo Bertolucci – Italy 1996 – with Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Joseph Finnes, Donald McCann, Stefania Sandrealli, Carlo Cecchi).

I owe the summer another summery movie, and I am 110% sure that this is the right choice. Stealing Beauty is one of the most poetic, sexy/seductive movies I have ever seen. I remember the first time I saw it: I had to hide it from my mom who thought I was “too young” to watch a movie of “that kind”. I felt so grown up! And I still love it as I loved it the first time.

The location, an amazing villa on a hilltop in the Tuscan countryside, is my ideal place where one day I would like to live. The beauty of the place is emphasized by Bertolucci, whom is the perfect example of someone who makes of the cinema an art…and this movie “screams” Bernardo Bertolucci.

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Liv Tyler’s character, Lucy, is pretty enigmatic and…yes…also kind of weird sometimes. She is fascinating. Then there is Jeremy Irons: what can I say? I absolutely venerate him!

Of course I see in this movie a really interesting style: shot in the middle of 90s, and so completely “grungy/shabby style”, it is ironically totally up-to-date. And Lucy is my main, and only, character I wanted to focus on this time. Hope you don’t mind 🙂

LOOK ONE

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1.Zara  2.&Other Stories  3.Topshop

LOOK TWO

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1.Zara  2.&Other Stories  3.Topshop

LOOK THREE

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Stealing Beauty 3

1Topshop  2.Espadrillas  3.Beyond Retro

LOOK FOUR

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1.Topshop  2.Topshop  3.Hypanema  4.shorts Topshop

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #011# – Roman Holiday

Summer in style.

Roman Holiday (by William Wyler -Italy 1953 – with Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert).

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When Summer comes, when the heat hits me and the breeze is still warm also during the night, no matter where I am, I always have a recall of Italy and my teenage summers, spent eating fresh tomatoes and ice lollies, watching late night old movies, waiting for my ten days holiday with my best friends at the local seaside.

This is my mood in these surprisingly hot days in London, so when it came to choose the next movie for Cinema&Fashion it is been easy to go for Roman Holiday (speaking of old movies).

This movie is the exact picture of the boiling italian summers spent in the cities. I love the way the roman chaos is been caught and perfectly included into the story: the music, the people (the italian old maid is my favourite!), the feeling…everything makes you wish to be there, eating the “gelato”, the ice cream, with Audrey Hepburn and dancing on the boat along the river Tevere with Gregory Peck and the sweet, sweet barber (God, I would like to hug him!).

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I will never be tired of saying how much I love this movie and how wonderful is the choice of the costumes: Audrey Hepburn basically wears the same outfit during the whole movie, but the way it changes along with the evolution of the character is amazing. Always appreciated the charming style of Gregory Peck and the casual cockiness of Eddie Albert.

Lovely experience every time.

LOOK ONE – Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn)

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1.&Other Stories  2.Beyond Retro  3.&Other Stories  4.Beyond Retro  5.Topshop 6.Yamamay

LOOK TWO – Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck)

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1.Topman  2.tie Topman  3.Hudson  4.Topman

LOOK THREE – Irving Radovich (Eddie Albert)

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1.Beyond Retro  2.Topman 3.vintage camera  4.Beyond Retro  5.Kurt Geiger

By Anna D.

Cinema&Fashion #010# – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (by Lasse Hallstrom – USA 1993 – with Johnny Depp, Leonardo Di Caprio, Juliette Lewis).

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Put together Leonardo Di Caprio, Johnny Depp and Juliette Lewis in the early 90’s and you will have the corresponding in a movie of what Grunge was in music. Then if you think about the fact that you have got in the same movie the two most wanted actors of those years, and my idols, for a film of a certain thematic relevance you will figure out why What’s Eating Gilbert Grape could not not become a success and a (hypster) must in the history of Cinema.

Despite the fact I am usually not really attracted by mainly melancholic, partially depressing movies, I see in this one my exception. I just watch it every now and then, but I like it and it is in my list of good movies.

And by the way, I love Juliette Lewis’ style!

LOOK ONE – ARNIE 1 (Leonardo Di Caprio)

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1.Topman  2.New Balance  3.Topman  4.Topman  5.Topman

LOOK TWO – Arnie 2

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1.visor cap  2.Topman (tie)  3.Topman  3.Carhartt WIP  5.Reebok

LOOK THREE – Gilbert (Johnny Depp)

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1.COS  2.Ask The Missus  3.Topman  4.Topman  5.Ralph Lauren

LOOK FOUR – Becky (Juliette Lewis)

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1.Topshop  2.Topman  3.Superga  4.Topman

By Anna D.

The Great Gatsby – Dressed by Prada and Miu Miu, dancing good music produced by Jay-Z

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Already in cinemas in USA from the 10th of May, ready for UK cinemas from the 16th of May, The Great Gatsby is one of the most awaited movies of this early 2013.

This version of the movie, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel published in 1925 and directed by Baz Luhrmann (Rome+Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Australia), follows other four previous movies, and it seems to have an appeal to the public completely new.

Beyond the great cast (Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joen Edgerton, Isla Fisher), what I can say about it is that definitely the choice of the costumes comes from an  exceptional collaboration, since Miuccia Prada, designer of Prada and Miu Miu, accepted to provide this movie with some of the best clothes created for previous collections, and then rearranged for the big screen. The final result: spectacular outfits that add to Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby that “something more” that makes definitely the difference, made already special by an amazing hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock and indie, all mixed with hints of jazz and blues soundtrack executive-produced by Jay-Z. About that, just few names: Andre 3000, Florence+the Machine, The xx, Lana Del Rey, Jack White, Beyonce, Emile Sandé, will. i. am, Fergie.

Curious enough? As I said, the movie is out in UK on May 16 🙂

By Anna D.

Prada Candy L’Eau – Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola are back.

Our beloved director Wes Anderson and his co-writer of Moonrise Kingdom , Roman Coppola, are again together with another genious and fun project. Prada has given them the task of creating the new advertising campaign for the perfume Candy.

The result: an authentic Wes Anderson-ian work, starring Léa Seydoux. And well done again to Prada for the perfect targeted choice of its campaigns (see “A Therapy” by Roman Polanski)!

Here you are Prada L’Eau.

By Anna D.