Sunday, 5 January 2014

Wind From The West

Hello and Happy New Year! So, I've been away for a long time and you probably don't remember who I am, but I'm back again. Excuse-wise, I wasn't really online much at all for most of 2013 for various reasons. Now I have a lot of emails and where-the-bloody-hell-are-you-are-you-still-alive? messages to reply to, because I literally dropped off the face of the earth. Oh well.

I hope you're all well and starting the year off the way you'd like it to continue. I have a few plans for posts here, such as raving in awe about the lovely Kendra Bean's beautiful book, Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait, a few other film history books I've picked up over the last year, a kind of retrospective for Joan Fontaine and Peter O'Toole, and photos my new puppy, Plum.

But to make this pointless 'hello' post worthwhile, here's part of a sketch by the great Stanley Baxter, who's a fairly new discovery for me. After seeing this in a documentary about him over Christmas I thought, wow, I'd post that if I had a blog. Then I remembered that I do have a blog, so here it is: 'Wind from the West', a parody of 'Gone with the Wind'.


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Kailey's David Lynch Manicure

Quick post to highlight the wonderful Kailey's David Lynch inspired manicure. Please vote her in the ModCloth Marvelous Manicure Competition. Good luck, Kailey! xxx



In other news, another costume designer post will be up soon.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

My Top 20 Costume Designers (6-10)



The second part of my top 20 costume designers. Lots and lots of photos under the cut.


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

My Top 20 Costume Designers (1 - 5)


Over the next few days I'll be posting my top 20 costume designers. Most are legendary, but I'd like to highlight a few lesser known designers whose work is particularly interesting and beautiful. I'll just post 5 at a time because of the number of photos involved, but I hope that you enjoy them. Please get in touch with your favourite costume designers!



Tuesday, 26 June 2012

King Arthur Costumes


I nearly fell asleep several times while watching this film. Only the costumes, Ioan Gruffudd and Clive Owen kept me in the cinema. I'm of the old-school of Arthurian legends, and this film wanders off in a different direction. But anyway, the costumes are pretty. They were designed by Penny Rose and I found some new photos of the archer dress and the wedding dress which Keira Knightley wore. Costumersguide have lots of photos from when they were on display at exhibitions and previous sales on prop store


I also thought you might be interested in the costume maker's website - janelaw.co.uk. Her team have worked on many films and it's well worth looking through their gallery as the skill of the makers there is first class. Their King Arthur gallery is here.


More photos under the cut...