So Jennifer Lawrence claims she only “got through about three minutes” of Phantom Thread. “I put in a good solid three. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie. I couldn’t give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just [oof]”.
This isn’t gossip, and it is no exaggeration as I actually heard her say this to Marc Maron in his WTF Podcast. I finally got to see Phantom Thread on the big screen last night and thinking about it today, as most people do when they see a film that moves and stays with them, I now feel compelled to respond to Ms Lawrence’s claims.
a) I got through all two hours and ten minutes of Phantom Thread, loving every word, performance, the costumes, the cinematography, the sublime music and yes that juicy plot line that no-one is talking about; and
b) I wish I’d turned “Mother!” off after three minutes. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie. I wasted my time. Yes if I’d been smart enough it would have been three minutes and I would have just been [oof].
Phantom Thread 2017, directed and written by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville.
Main image: Vicky Krieps. Image below: Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Phantom Thread
1932 is known to have been an intensely creative period for Pablo Picasso and is the focus of his first ever solo exhibition at Tate Modern. With more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings it also features family photographs, providing a rare glimpse into Picasso’s personal life.
The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame Tragedy at Tate Modern Until 9 September 2018.
Main image: Pablo Picasso The Dream (Le Rêve) 1932, Private Collection © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2018
Olympia Zagnoli describes herself as a creative who drives a Vespa, wears stripes, has large round glasses, listens to T. Rex., and “draws like an ambidextrous octopus”. Her colourful, charming and funny creations have featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Apartamento Magazine and The Guggenheim Museum and she has recently designed a number of graphics for Prada Spring Summer 2018. Her website is also really, really great.
Visit (you won’t regret it): olimpiazagnoli.com
With notes of Neroli, Petitgrain, Tobacco Flower, Cedarwood, dry Amber and dark Musks I think I would benefit from a bit of Psychoanalysis by Bella Freud.
Put on your dancing shoes with Sézane’s High Suzanne Salomes. Also available in gold.
Gucci pays tribute to Sir Elton John, featuring the record cover of his single ‘Levon’ on Tote Bags, a Sweatshirt and a T-shirt.
Why wear your heart on your sleeve when you can wear it on your bag? The Marni Mrs Midi bag.
A playlist suitable both on and off the Roller Rink, just like these Veja X Flaneurz Roller Skate Sneakers which pop off their wheels when you’ve completed that last lap and it’s time to go home.
Image: Photo by @blobbybloherty on Instagram
Hung Up – Madonna
Behind The Wheel – Depeche Mode
Maniac – Michael Sembello
Zero – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Kids In America – Kim Wilde
Let’s Go – The Cars
I Won’t Kneel – Groove Armada
Stand Back – Stevie Nicks
Radio Ga Ga – Queen
Danger Zone – Gwen Stefani
My Favourite Game – The Cardigans
Love Don’t Love Here – Ladyhawke
It’s My Life – No Doubt
1901 – Phoenix
Dancing On My Own – Robyn
I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Rapture – Blondie
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“It’s a dreamlike place, especially late at night when it starts to empty out or first thing in the morning. Escalators and corridors go on forever. It feels like being on a giant cruise ship in the middle of Manhattan.”
An encounter between two strangers in an empty Manhattan movie theatre, a short film by New York-based director Yoonha Park, starring American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside.
Music by American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and choreography by Justin Peck.
A twist on the classic Greyhound, a pretty pink cocktail in time for Valentines Day via: goop.com
What you will need:
2 cups vodka
2 cups freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
2 cups freshly squeezed blood orange juice
Ice, as needed
Blood orange slices, to garnish
Step 1: Combine the first three ingredients in a pitcher and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
Step 2: To serve, pour over ice in a rocks glass, and garnish with a slice of blood orange.
Makes about 12 cocktails
“We loved with a love that was more than love.” Edgar Allan Poe
Image of Paul and Linda McCartney, 1969.
A playlist for all the lovers on Valentines Day. xx
Image: Hand drawn type by Maddy Rye for designlovefest.com
I Feel Love – Donna Summer
Familiar Feeling – Moloko
Day Dreaming – Aretha Franklin
I Remember You – Chet Baker
I Need You – Sylvester
Slowly Surely – Jill Scott
All I Do – Stevie Wonder
One Love – Massive Attack
Time After Time – Step By Step
Circles – Rufus & Chaka Khan
Crazy On You – Heart
Take Me With U – Prince & The Revolution
Why Can’t There Be Love? – Dee Edwards
La Ritournelle – Sebastian Tellier
Head Over Heels – Tears For Fears
Got To Get Your Love – Clyde Alexander
Finest Dreams – Richard X (featuring Kelis)
Gotta Have Your Love (D&B Mix) – Virtual Suspects & Gwen McCrae
You Make It Easy – Air
I Can’t Help It – Michael Jackson
There are two romances in the 1993 Tony Scott directed and Quentin Tarantino written movie True Romance, the romance between Alabama and Clarence and Alabama’s love affair with fashion. An aqua Bardot-style off the shoulder top with fuchsia leopard-print pants and pastel pink box bag one day or a teal bra with cow-print mini and blue cowboy boots on another, Alabama always wears her heart on her sleeve with an over-the-top bombshell style.
Alabama: “I had to come all the way from the highway and byways of Tallahassee, Florida to MotorCity, Detroit to find my true love. If you gave me a million years to ponder, I would never have guessed that true romance and Detroit would ever go together. And til this day, the events that followed all still seems like a distant dream. But the dream was real and was to change our lives forever.”
True Romance 1993, directed by Tony Scott, written by Quentin Tarantino and starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt and Christopher Walken.
Collectable art prints and New Season Women’s clothing and accessories at Paul Smith.
Main image: Jean-Michel Basquiat – Florence – Framed Poster and Paul Smith Women’s Red Colour-Block Textured-Knit Sweater.
All images via: paulsmith.com
Palladium Presents Warhol And Basquiat – 1985 Original Invite and Paul Smith Women’s Yellow Cashmere Sweater With Textured Collar.
Jean-Michel Basquiat – The Dingoes That Park Their Brains With Their Gum – Framed Poster and Paul Smith Women’s Cobalt Blue Pleat-Front Silk Shirt Dress.
Jean-Michel Basquiat – Untitled – Framed Poster and Paul Smith Women’s Pink Merino Wool-Blend Sweater.
Heart Motif Print – Peter Blake and Paul Smith Women’s Red Midi Dress With Pleated Hem.
Bullseye Motif Print – Peter Blake and Women’s Knitted Stripe Wool-Silk Dress.
Rainbow Motif Print – Peter Blake and Paul Smith Women’s White Leather ‘Nolan’ Trainers With Multi-Coloured Soles.
Star Motif Print – Peter Blake and Paul Smith Women’s Petrol Blue Silk Top With Multi-Coloured Trim.