31.5.15

Film bucket list: Gia (1998)


Hello hello,

I often forget the name of a recommended film or am overwhelmed by options when I'm hunting at our video rental. So I've started a bucket list of all of the films I want to watch. Amusingly, the majority of the films on my list are drug related. So if anyone knows some fab comedy and light romance films let me know. Sometimes you just need a laugh.

Gia (1998) directed by Michael Cristofer, just happened to be first on my list. Now I am an absolute sucker for Angelina Jolie and think I came across a screenshot of her in it on Tumblr. That's all it took to suck me in haha. Luckily Ant also loves Ange so without finding out anything more, we watched it.

Now in the opening few frames it says something about a fashion model in the 80s. I instantly got excited, Ant groaned. Wow, were we in for a shock. I feel like fashion was the very last thing it was about. And not in a bad way. I mean the film was shocking and graphic but brilliant. It's been four days and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. It's experimental with the filming which I really enjoyed but Ant found a bit weird.

I don't like to judge anything until I've seen it myself which is why I'm not giving anything away. Reviews often spoil the film. So if you have been intrigued by anything I've said, watch the film and learn about the legend or lie - Gia Marie Carangi.

Dom

P.S. If you have seen the film watch the clip and check out some of these photo's. Crazy!

























18.3.15

LIFE UPDATE [October Last Year - Hardware Cafe]

BEST VINTAGE COAT EVER

Best thing I bought last year = Vintage Versace backpack off Etsy

I'm wearing a few RAD pieces (I need to do a blog post on RAD)

Not a great beach day..

Not cool to steal (MY) food, man.

So I obviously suck at updating my blog haha. I'm making an effort to get up a few posts of things I managed to photograph last year. I broke my lens so need to fix that before I can take anymore photo's. Or learn to use my 'new' film camera.

Hardware cafe in Titirangi is very nice, not that you can tell from my totes good shot. I took these in October last year when it was still coat weather.

Quick update:

  • I started a fair trade jewellery brand called RAD (www.radjewellery.co.nz) - will do a proper post on that soon
  • I bought a bloody nice ukulele
  • And a wicked film camera that I haven't touched since my first roll came out black. Need to read the manual.
  • I have started at Massey University - studying a business degree part time via correspondence. It's a bit stressful but hey.
  • I am saving and constantly planning for travel
  • I spend way too much on food + fun things + wearable things. This screws up my savings. And the viscous cycle continues.
  • I work part time for NZ shoe designer Kathryn Wilson which is epic.
  • I have taken a break from modelling and am starting to get back into it lol.

So yeah, a lil bit busy. But so much better than being bored.

WEARING: Vintage coat, vintage top, vintage levi jeans, Karen Walker sunnies, Chaos and Harmony shoes + RAD Jewellery

Dom.

25.5.14

WATCH: Le grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)






This isn't really a review. I'm not going to give much away. It's just a movie I watched a little while ago at Rialto with my sister after dinner at Mexico. A combination I recommend by the way. 

I thought this movie was great! It's set among the 'high life' in Rome. I had no idea what to expect. It's an Italian subtitled movie and won some awards which was enough to convince us to see it haha. It touches on loads of really interesting concepts specifically related to artistic expression. I love when everything in a movie is meant to be in it. Whether it was a scene to build the character or to explain something significant later on. There is no 'telling' in the script which is a pet hate of mine. The acting is also superb, the main character is played by Toni Servillo, and it's directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

So yeah, go watch it. Hopefully it's still on at Rialto and you might be able to track it down if you're out of Auckland.

Also, I'm just going to post things I feel like posting haha. I enjoy updating this blog but I've been finding old ideas mundane lately so I'm swinging in a different direction. Who really knows where I'll go with this, I have no idea. 

Later skaters,
Dom xx