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Thursday

Headliners

One website that has had me glued to the screen this week is Magculture. if showcasses the best in Magazine design with some of the best covers. This, i thought, was fantastic - not because of the typography or the magazine headlines itself, look at him. Just look at him...

Also check out Nas Capas.

Wednesday

Winter

I must admit, work has taken over my life at the moment and I seem to be booking VIP seats for London and Paris Fashion Week - but not going myself!

I am off to Argentina in a month and did not predict how much flights would be. I am therefore selling a lot of clothing on Ebay. If you fancy sifting through what I may call vinatage, new and unused then please do. I will have them up over the weekend so do have a look. I have some KG shoes and Pucci sunglasses.

I went to Marks and Spencer today and it really suprised me. The Limited Collection has some fantastic coast, leggings and t-shirts that Urban Outfitters will be proud of. Check out some of the collection here. Reasonably priced too!

I need some new winter shows. I know , I know it is going to be an 'Indian Summer' but I dont think event London can dodge the rain and wind. I have my eyes on these items, wish list here I come - after my holiday, obviously!
I love the acne shoes after seeing them on Rosie from Made in Chelsea - check her fashion blog here.



I know they are Sprin 2010, but If i could find a similar pair of boots. They would look lovely!




Do you have any winter staples for London?

Thursday

VICE UK- lAUNCH PARTY

Tonight is the ViceUK Launch party. Free drink and a lot of skinny jeans. Expect a hangover tomorrow.


Do not realkly do many posts about fashion these days - been a bit preoccupied with living the London life all summer. I had my camera stolen and my phone, so updated via web and contacts with the virtual world is non exisitant.





Nicole Maire Winker



I dont really have anything else to say apart from Bestival - not much on the fancy dress this year, I loved The Cure, fell in love with orlando Weeks from the Macabees and loved spangling out to Tensnake and also FatboySlim.





Tuesday

Greenwich Comedy Festival



Yesterday was the opening night of the Greenwich Comedy Festival. Set up in the lavish grounds of the Naval College, thousands of fans entered the big tent to see the fantastic Tim Michin. Warmed up by Dan Atkinson, who is a resident of the Sunday Special in Greenwich and also a writer for Russell Howards Big News, Atkinson had the crowd in fits with his witty and quick humour, using the audience and making reference to the looters of London and how one member of the audience is really ‘unemployable’ rather than ‘unemployed. He was also very charming, donning a grey suit which gave me references of the cast of Black Books.



Some of the jokes by Dan Antopolski, the Jewish comedian – which he made a bombing reference too, was a vert theatrical performer, with random antidotes of his wife he calls ‘Wi:Fi’ and his two children, who live with him in Brixton. Slightly funny, not really my sense of humour – I like crude, wit and sarcasm more than clean humour.

Tim Michin, never seen him before live but I was impressed with his musical hands – not to mention the couple in front of me who had obviously spent more nights in watching his DVD than being out, you know, having a social life. I would of loved to put them on the stage, would of got a few laughs..

Tim Key – reminded me of a guest at a wedding, the best man trying to get a few laughs from the in-laws, or a drunk who has just been jilted, wearing a suit, spilling beer down himself and reciting poetry from playing cards. The most random of the acts, he read: ‘Eva, wear those Wrangler Jeans...Eva,’ I didn’t quite get his humour for the first few recitals, however his randomness was intriguing and had me in fits.



Michin with his crazy hair, trademark eyeliner and dancing fingers was quite shocking with his references to ‘fucking the pope’ and a song about being Ginger, but overall the music was clever and his poetry made me chuckle, sometimes.

I didn’t realise how much I would enjoy the comedy evening. Sitting in an 1800 strong tent with chuckles from every corner, it was a great evening which made me feel warm inside.

Thursday

One Day

Last night I went to see One Day. Despite being an avid fan of the book, I went with open arms to embrace the film, which despite has had bad reviews I did enjoy...


Ok, so Hathaway’s accent is appalling, we all know that – it doesn’t really cut the mustard, however 30 minutes in you forget about the American twang and become more obsessed with how the film just doesn’t create the best moment of Emma and Dexter.


I found that while we glided through the 20 years, at an exceptional rate, key moments were missed that really did give Dexter that obnoxious and selfish attire, which we loved and also loathed in the book. Hathaway, despite being the wrong casting, I did grow to like and actually love towards the end of the film where the actors seem to fall into their characters more comfortably. Ian – a great casting for someone who in the book was always the down and out comedian who Emma could never love, was fantastic. His Essex accent and his mannerisms were exactly how I imagined him to be Suki, on the other hand – the Lock In presenter that Dex has a fling with, was more middle class socialite than London TV presenter. Despite some errors in the casting, there is no shadow of a doubt that lead man, Jim Sturgess was fantastic. The grief he portrayed when Emma dies was believable and was as intense as in the book. He had the confidence, slimy and immaturity of Dexter, which in the book was evident through his cocaine binges, late nights partying and attitude towards Emma as a sex object.Of course, we are always going to compare everything with the book – the accents, what they look like and how they act in the film, but one thing that did drop like a bomb as the fact that you couldn’t tell if the 2 of them were friends, or lovers.
In the book you can see how close they are, how Dexter depends on Emma and how despite their differences they are the best of friends with sincerity. The Film was too quick to move from when they met to how they became infatuated with each other in a sexual way, so that you didn’t really feel they were friends. They didn’t seem close and you wouldn’t assume they had been friends for 20 years. More work needed to be down grounding the two together, however despite a lot of criticism, i thought it did ok. I had years and i had laughs, exactly how the book made me feel.