Sunday, 16 October 2011

If you can't find it, make it II

I have been a very infrequent blogger since I went back to school, and this is only due to lack of time and not lack of want. I still very much enjoy writing this blog and finding new things which will hopefully interest you as much as they interest me. Just so my almost random blogging habits do not get more confusing than they already were, you can now subscribe to this blog by e-mail (have a look at your left!).
Now, here's what I really wanted to tell you about.
Remember in the Spring when I found an old pair of cowboy boots and turned them into a pair similar to those IM boots (you know the ones/also, I did manage to make the ankle narrower but forgot to take photos)? Well I 'worked' (it wasn't actually work, and it took me about 1 minute) on a new project of the same taste recently. That taste being that if you look hard enough and own sharp scissors, you will save a lot of money and still own good quality clothing. Anyway, on with my project!

Last Summer, I fell in love with this peach-coloured silk blouse:
By Montmarte
After seeing this photo over and over again, I decided to do a little research only to realise that the blouse was in fact for sale.
Via Anaïse
The only problem was that the shop in which I could somewhat afford it (Anaïse) no longer had my size, and while La Garçonne still had it in stock, their price was simply too steep for me. So I turned to vintage, and found a beautiful peach-coloured silk blouse for under 20$.

I cut its collar off...


 And that's the extent of my project.


Oh yeah, and I took lots of photos because I was a bit too proud, and quite happy with my new acquisition. 
The only non messy part of my room at the moment...

Too lazy to set my camera's timer again, and reflection of aforementioned mess.
What about you, have you been working on any home-made projects lately?

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Make Way For Tomorrow

I recently watched a movie, Make Way For Tomorrow, about which Orson Welles said: "It could make a stone cry."

Cry, yes, of both joy and sadness. This movie came out in 1937, towards the end of the Great Depression. Its plotline was thus very actual, as it shows an old couple being unable to finish paying off their house, and losing it consequently; none of their grown children are either willing or able to take them both, and they have to part ways for the first time. Make Way For Tomorrow is a sentimental film, but mainly because it is naturally acted. Victor Moore and Beulah Bondi are particularly believable as the Cooper couple, and their complicity is so realistic that watching them reminiscing on their honeymoon, for instance, feels like eavesdropping on elderly family members. This familiarity with the characters' personalities is the main element which made this movie so moving and so beautiful to me. And, as you must know, I did indeed cry.