Black Swan

Divine. Engulfing. Terrifying. Black Swan may replace 'The Fountain' as my favourite Aronofsky film. I'm sure many people will disagree, and I know 'The Wrestler' had the most commercial success (*snort, until he finishes Wolverine 2, whaddajoke). I can't say much about it because it will ruin it for anyone going to see it, but I promise it's a visual, suspenseful treat. It feels very much like a 50s noir and there were a lot of neat wee tricks that Aronofsky obviously borrowed from them (like the use of mirrors and 'poison'). There was also, not to anyone's surprise, truck loads of tulle!


Natalie Portman was fantastic, and before even seeing most of the films which will probably get Oscar noms for Best Actress, I have her picked in my winner pool. She was really, really good. 

Here's a quick peek at the costume designers, but it sort of contains *spoilers*.

C x

(All images via link source)


Tulle Time

I've grown ever so weary of the British high street. It's full of hideous beige and polyester knits, and don't even get me started on that bast*** tax-evader, big Phil Green. So I'm living in fantasy and browsing net-a-porter and vogue.uk for ideas. During the sales I bought some bright green cotton fabric for my first project on the new sewing machine, and considering putting in a tulle underskirt to floof it out a bit. I do love me some floof:

Oscar de la Renta tulle & organza dress.

Lela Rose silk & tulle dress, adore this, it's such a flattering cut.

ChloƩ Tulle skirt (via fashion.telegraph.co.uk)

Isaac Mizrahi tulle overlay dress and tulle embellished heels (via fashionrollcall.com)

Collette Dinnigan tulle dress (via stylehive.com)

Marchesa tulle dress (via thestylemongers)

C x


Tulle Time

I'm behind all the blogs on this one: Michelle Obama wore a stunning vintage dress during a Christmas appearance, with a lace overlay and full tulle tea-skirt. She looked utterly charming:
(via LuxxGuru)