Saturday, March 31, 2012

Oda. Is. Amazing!! (and tiny. . . and awesome. . . and for you too)!

Would you just look at these two? Are they not the tiniest little bomemians you've ever seen?  Though logic would tell me that these two must just have the coolest mothers on Earth, I would like to imagine that these two boho babies simply have a sense of fashion maturity that is way beyond their years - that they're just little dreadlocked hippie prodigies. That would be awesome.

Actually these lil' bit's are brought to you by the girls from Oda - one of my new fave fashion houses. And guess what? They make clothes for us older flower babies too! Just follow the link below!

Oda
By the way - I've named these two babies Clover and Phillipa "Pip." That is all. . .

Friday, March 30, 2012

Martha Marcy May Marlene

I just finished watching  Martha Marcy May Marlene and I am totally blown away.  Elizabeth Olsen gives a stunning performance in this quiet, chilling and captivating film.


 
Ms. Olsen is magnetic as the shattered Martha/Marcy May, a beautiful, yet-overaged twenty-something, who is at once listless and fierce as she struggles to rebuild a life with her sister and brother-in-law,after escaping a cult buried in the U.S's North-Eastern Catskill mountains.

Martha Marcy May Marlene is definitely 2012's answer to another little flick --2010/2011's Winter's Bone which starred a slightly younger, blonder and more indie version of Hollywood's latest it girl Jennifer Lawrence. Both movies share a common thread as well - - actor John Hawkes, who I'm totally obsessed with as an artist - who takes the lead as a charismatic and albeit brutal male anchor in both.

Lawrence received an Oscar nom for her performance in the bleak indie thriller, where she played a young, beautiful, rifle-toting Ozark teenager, dealing with an unfair welfare system, struggling to locate her missing father, and to keep her little brother and sister alive while her mother loses it in front of the fireplace. Lawrence followed up the much buzzed about leading performance with another. . . As Katniss Everdeen,  (central character in The Hunger Games, released March 23). who is at the moment, the biggest fictional heroine on the planet.The Hunger Games( something with which I'm also totally obsessed) is the first film in the series based on the best-selling dystopian YA novel trilogy by Suzanne Collins, where in the future, 24 unlucky children from the formerly American continent are chosen to fight each other to the death. In it, Lawrence plays a young, beautiful, bow and arrow-toting Appalachian teenager, living in the wake of her father's death, dealing with the oppressive and creepy control of the "government" and struggling to keep her little sister alive while her mother loses it in front of the fireplace. Though both roles sound strikingly similar, Jennifer Lawrence is amazingly different and versatile in both, and even with several other performances under her belt, Jennifer Lawrence has gone from rising star to supernova in just two roles.

Catskills. Ozarks. Appalachia. Awesome girls surviving bad shit. . . Actresses, take note.

No. Even with the similarities of these roles, uniqueness still reigns. And each each stellar actress does have her own unique energy!  While they are different in essence, both Olsen and Lawrence have a similar feel in their devotion, and with Lawrence's recent mega-success, I am just on pins and needles waiting to see what  Olsen will roll out with next. The young star is also the sister of two other famous Hollywood Olsens, but really, why mention any more names? -  I mean no disrespect at all but really, Elizabeth Olsen is in no need of nepotism here. The young Ms. Olsen does have a leading role in this spring's horror flick Silent House, another film boasting several of recently trending Hollywood phenomena. Not only is it shot in real-time, but it's also the remake of a recently released backwoods European horror story. These are two fairly popular, yet unabused themes in recent film-making history and Olsen's ability to insert herself into the recently celebrated styles of film, while still maintaining her own remarkable energy is impressively promising.


Based on what I saw last night, I would have to say that Ms. Olsen is  indeed shooting straight for the top, and while I would love to see her in many more similar small art-house flicks,  I have all ideas we'll be hearing about her in more epic roles very soon. I'd be okay with that! If you think you might be interested in the film, check it out on imdb (also obsessed). Here's a quick summary from the movie database's website:

Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.

So go check it out! And let me know what you think! Or, if you've seen the film or have any questions, go ahead and  post a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!! No need for a Google Account - - simply select anonymous in the drop-down menu and write your comment in the text box, if you wish to be known, simply sign your name!!! And as always, thanks for reading!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

With a Love So Pure. . .

Always....

that's how long I'll feel moved by the power of whites, creams and metalics. These airy hues take on just as many forms as the sky's more flamboyant friend . . . you know the one.
Whethers it's copper with its patina plateaus,  or the love-lorn yellow of a once-white baby blanket, there's just something about these colors that's utterly and heartbreakingly beautiful. Don't you agree?

Rust Lace Fringe Doily Wall Hanging
.com/entry/14810302/via/Sarennah

Emilia Clarke as Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen, VF Spread for Game of Thrones
Vintage Cuff
Copper Patina
The White Deer of the Senecas
Ursa Major necklace, true north

Star Trails


Champagne
Gold Plated Bobby Pins

retro sunlight

ride the light

casanspa

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Happy Hunger Games!

Saw The Hunger Games last night -- it was amazing! Jennifer Lawerence led a great cast and the movie stuck very close to the book! In honor of the movie's release I give you Katniss and Peeta, direct from my terrarium. Crafted by my new friends atPapercrane Studios on etsy, these little guys are adorable, and honor the book just as much as the movie!!!

Happy Hunger Games!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The "Other" Star of The Hunger Games


Formerly-under-the-radar actress Jennifer Lawerence, oscar-nominated for her role in last 2010's Winter's Bone is headed for some well deserved stardom as The Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen, but there's another lady that deserves some recognition for this fierce ya lit icon.

And it's Suzanne Collins. 
From CBS.com

I wonder what this lady's thinking right now. . .here she is looking so coy and cute at the film's premiere last week. I can't imagine how crazy it must be for her process what is about to happen  to her life . . . While a few of the films young stars have only recently flirted with fame, Suzanne Collin's has worked in Hollywood for years, and long staid under the radar. Before she was the author of  the The Hunger Games mega trilogy, she worked as a writer for Nickelodeon classic Clarissa Explains it All and also penned the lesser known childrens' series Gregor the Overlander.

The Hunger Games series, which is set to be released at 12am on Friday, has already broken most world-wide records for pre-sale tickets. Needless to say, Ms. Collin's world is about to be rocked - let's hope in a good way. Collin's may also be billed as a cowriter of the film's screenplay, but I hope she signed up for royalties too.


Way to go Ms. Collins!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2012 WALK FOR WISHES

 I don't normally put up posts like this but I wanted to take the opportunity to invite those of you living nearby to come out to Evans and 5th Street in Morehead City this Sunday between 12:30 and 5:00 and support this amazing cause! If you don't have time to walk, you can drop by my wish site to offer a message of support or even make a small financial contribution:
 Join me in my efforts to support
Make-A-Wish Foundation - Eastern North Carolina!
I am starting to get pumped up for Sunday's Make-a-Wish 5K!!  It is my first Wish event as a supporter. It is a walk, but I believe they are gonna let people run too, which I hope to do!

For those of you that don't know, back in high school, I was a wish kid myself. My family and I share many warm memories of my wish trip - a  cruise to the Western Caribbean. I have staid in touch with my wish sponsor over the years and I feel so blessed that she came into my life. I hope to make this sort of difference to a child one day as well. Until life slows down, I am gonna do what I can here and there to help this wonderful organization. Again, I can't tell you how much this organization has done for me!! I can't wait for Sunday. . . not only feeling excited but a bit nervous for my first 5K event.

Katie's Make-a-Wish Page


Moonset, Clubfoot Creek, NC


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Top O' the Day To Ya!

It's St. Patrick's day. . . which gives room for lots of celebration. . .because there is no better day indeed to herald one's Irish heritage, or, at least a good sugary bowl of Lucky Charms. And there's no better evening to visit the local pub, slosh around in some good ol' wet barley and hops. One thing is for sure - this day may boast around one of the rainbow's must seriously abundant and beautiful colors, but green is hue you can celebrate all year long. Whether you're  an old-time hippie, or into the comeback of yuppie greed, green is in baby, and it's as lucky as ever!

Ireland - Interstudy

schitzpopinov

Paris Rooftops - Etsy
Green Tea Butter Caramels - Etsy

A Geocache Adventure
Wild Eye View

from lauren elizabeth

Green Tunnel - Pico Cool

favium


From Melody like Music

Illosaurus
by Natalie Hughes Illustration

Favium
Right Truth
my modern net
kristpapas.com

Olive Green Linen Dress - Etsy



Autumn Horse by Andreas Stridsberg


A Green rest - from wallcoo.net


Grecian Green

From Run Pretty Far's Fab House on the Web!


Mystery Green

Alice Green
Run Pretty Far,com
Favium.com

 Green Glowin' Dotted Wings -Etsy
a little "green" green house

Green Gemstone Necklace - Etsy

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Second Glance: A Review

Cover image via Goodreads

In this page-turner, Ross Wakeman  is a guy who works as a PA on a paranormal investigation show that seems to be more about making money through its hoax-heavy productions than it does about anything else. Ross spends most of his time weighing the moral implications of the production's exploitation of its subjects and recovering from the death of his fiancee. A non-believer in the metaphysical of any kind, Ross tries to look for signs of life beyond the grave, but finds himself losing hope. While filming in small-town Vermont close to the home of his sister and ill nephew, he meets a mysterious waif in the woods, and his life changes forever.

I've read a lot of Picoult's books, and while some can be too gut-wrenching to fully enjoy, this one is really quite different. It has everything - Romance, Courtroom Drama, Science, and the paranormal - and Picoult pulls it off without seeming too swoony, dry, melodramatic, superior or trendy. The celebrated author navigates the politically potent waters of genetics, racism, eugenics, and religion with a steady hand - and never comes off as judgy, or opinionated. In doing so, she puts the reader into those same turbulent moral waters and asks them to make it to shore without sinking.

Piccolt not only gives us startlingly clear explanations of modern genetic advancements, but also brings into the story an accurate portrayal of the disturbing historical practice of eugenics. Jodi Piccoult carries the reader from the Native American reservations of the Northeast to scientific laboratories and 1930's courtrooms., and she does this all with so much authority one finds it hard to believe that she's never been a lawyer, a doctor, or even a production assistant on a national television show.

Even with all of her accuracy, explorations, and seriousness,, Picolt never comes of as unsentimenal, nor does she over-do. . . she simply never fails to captivate. Picoult doesn't just tell a story, she creates a world - and she does it flawlessly.

Second Glance is a must read for anyone who's ever straddled the fence between nature and invention, for anyone who's ever fully invested science, but believed, without a doubt, in the divind.