luni, 22 februarie 2010

Bafta Winners 2010

Aseara la Londra a avut loc decernarea premiilor Academiei Britanice de Film. Intotdeauna am urmarit acest eveniment, nu doar pt. faptul ca poate "prezice" castigatorii de la Oscar - ce urmeaza a fi decernate la putin timp dupa Bafta - cat pt. faptul ca intotdeauna au existat diferente mari intre Bafta si Oscar si pt. ca, personal, am fost mai aproape de adevar in ceea ce priveste "the best thing" referitor la cele mai bune filme ale anului. Ma bucur nespus de mult ca Avatar n-a luat decat doua premii: pt. efecte speciale si pt. design. Intr-adevar, merita aceste premii, nimic de comentat. Daaaarrrrrr..... marele castigator al serii a fost drama The Hurt Locker! Yupiiii! A avut la fel de multe nominalizari ca si Avatar, adica 6, si l-a depasit. Probabil James Cameron turbeaza avand in vedere ca regizoarea filmului castigator este fosta sa sotie. Filmul ce ne prezinta o poveste despre Razboiul din Irak a castigat premiile pentru cel mai bun film, cel mai bun regizor, cea mai buna cinematografie, cel mai bun scenariu original, cel mai bun sunet si cea mai buna editare. Cel mai bun film de animatie a fost desemnat Up, iar premiile pentru make up & hairstyling si costume au mers catre The Young Victoria. Nu am avzut aceste doua filme inca. Up nu cred ca merg sa-l vad pt. ca nu-mi plac animatiile, dar pe The Young Victoria da. Astept sa vad ca se respecta adevarul istoric si ca se reface culoarea locala conform premiilor Bafta primite. Premiul pentru cel mai bun scenariu adaptat a fost castigat de Up in the air si premiul pentru cea mai buna muzica a revenit (surprinzator sau nu!) animatiei Up.
Am lasat la final categoriile mele preferate: actorii! Cel mai bun actor in rol prinipal a fost desemnat Colin Firth pt. rolul din A single man, filmul de debut ca regizor al lui tom Ford, fost director de creatie la Gucci, iar Carey Mulligan a castigat premiul pt cea mai buna actrita in rol principal pt. interpretarea din An education. Pentru rolurile secundare nicio surpriza. Cum era de asteptat Christopher Waltz a castigat pt. interpretarea din Inglorious basterds al lui Tarantino, iar Mo'nique a luat premiul pt. rolul magistral facut din Precious: based on the novel Push by Sapphire.

miercuri, 17 februarie 2010

R.I.P. McQueen - part II

Daca eu nu am stiut sa spun prea multe, urmatoarele mesaje ale unor guru ai modei vor spune cu siguranta ceva mai mult....


Donatella Versace: "Alexander McQueen... The fashion world has not only lost an icon but we have also lost a very special friend."

Philip Treacy: "In a world where every man and his dog is a designer, Alexander McQueen was the real deal. His talent was supersonic."

John Galliano: "McQueen was daring, original, exciting. He shook up the establishment with his creativity and understood what it takes to be a great British ambassador for fashion. I admired him very much. He was a fashion revolutionary that, like me, made the journey from [Central] Saint Martins to Paris where he put his own unique mark on the industry. He will not be forgotten.”

Diane von Furstenberg: "Today designer Alexander McQueen passed away...His talent was immense and he will remain immortal in the history of Fashion."

Karl Lagerfeld: "It’s a loss for the fashion industry. His story was one of success and talent, but that may not be enough to keep you alive.”

Jean Paul Gaultier: "I am really saddened by Lee’s passing on a human level, but also on the artistic one,” said Jean Paul Gaultier. “A great talent has left us and we will miss him and everything that he has done for fashion.”

Nicolas Ghesquiere: "I always had a big respect for his talent. My thoughts are with his family and his colleagues."

Stella McCartney: "Lee was a fashion genius. I don’t say that lightly, and it is a total shock that I am referring to him in the past tense. He was a real friend. I will miss him as a mate, a peer, and as a true British talent, full of life and energy in everything he ever did.”

Frida Giannini: “I have always admired Lee. He had a way of approaching fashion — both as a tailor and as an inventor — that was all his own. He was an enormous talent whose creative genius will forever remain in the history of fashion.”

Giorgio Armani: “This news has come as a shock and greatly saddened me. The world has lost a very talented young man whom I have always respected for his outstanding genius.”

Christopher Bailey: “I am truly shocked and saddened by this tragic news and my thoughts are with Lee’s family. Lee was one of Britain’s greatest designers and was an inspiration to so very many people. His unique vision, charm and warm character will be greatly missed by everybody who knew Lee and by everyone touched by his extraordinary talent. I think every designer’s dream is to have that talent, that vision and that integrity.”

Marc Jacobs: “He is such a great guy and such an amazing talent that it is so devastating to know he is gone. I will miss him, and I will certainly miss the beauty that he created, and his vision and his world."

Donna Karan: "It’s shocking to think that something like this could happen to somebody of that ability, who has that creativity and expression and love inside of him. There are very few people you look at who are icons of creativity.”

Prabal Gurung: "In a total state of shock about MCqueen's death. he was inspiring, daring, creative genius and his death is absolutely heart wrenching. RIP"

Sophie Theallet: "so much respect for you...RIP Mr ALEXANDER....."


Matthew Williamson: ""I am shocked and deeply saddened by McQueen's death. He was a genius and his talent was second to none. Like many others, I always cited him as a hugely inspirational leader of world fashion. He will be greatly missed."

Richard Chai: "It is such a tragedy. He was a genius. I really have no words."

Dolce & Gabbana: "He leaves the fashion world with an unfillable void."

Anna Wintour (via statement): "We are devastated to learn of the death of Alexander McQueen, one of the greatest talents of his generation. He brought a uniquely British sense of daring and aesthetic fearlessness to the global stage of fashion. In such a short career, Alexander McQueen’s influence was astonishing — from street style, to music culture and the world’s museums. His passing marks an insurmountable loss."

Alexandra Shulman: "McQueen influenced a whole generation of designers. His brilliant imagination knew no bounds as he conjured up collection after collection of extraordinary designs."

Olivier Zahm: "He was one of the most creative, radical and brilliant contemporary designers in fashion and he will be sorely missed."

Kate Betts: "Very sad news about Alexander McQueen. He was extraordinarily talented."

Joe Zee: "R.I.P. Alexander McQueen, a kind soul and brillant creative genius. Sad and shocking. You've touched us all."

Hamish Bowles: "Alexander McQueen’s heartbreakingly premature death, at the height of his creativity and influence, has robbed the fashion world of a soaring and unique talent."

Andre Leon Talley: "It is a great loss. It’s a tragedy for the fashion world. He was truly an innovator and a master. It’s just an extraordinary loss for all of us and a shock to the fashion world. He had incredible talents and gifts and at the same time, he was a great poet. There are very few poets left."

Hilary Alexander: "Devastating news about lee.have just come from his shop on w. 14th NY. Flowers candles messages and daphne guinness in black mourningm."

Naomi Campbell: "I am truly devastated to lose my close friend. His talent had no boundaries, and he was an inspiration to everyone who worked with him and knew him.”

Kate Moss (via statement): "Kate is shocked and devastated at the tragic loss of her dear friend Lee McQueen. Her thoughts are with his family at this sad time."

Karolina Kurkova: "RIP Alexander McQueen :("

Coco Rocha: "I am so shocked and sad to hear about Alexander McQueen."

Doutzen Kroes: "RIP Alexander McQueen I'm so sad, you will be missed!"

Imogen Morris-Clarke: "RIP to the most unbelievable person and designer. never predictable, never surpassable, now never forgotten. Alexander McQueen 1969-2010"

Frida Gustavsson: "Eugh alexander mxqueen is dead, i feel like sh*t. its so sad."

Gemma Ward: "Sleep peacefully lee, you will be missed x"

Meghan Collison: "RIP peace Alexander McQueen :("

Francois-Henri Pinault: "Alexander McQueen was one of the greatest fashion designers of his generation. His genius, sometimes provocative, admired and saluted by all, constantly opened new perspectives. Visionary and avant-garde, his creations took their inspiration from both tradition and timeless hyper-modernity."

Robert Duffy: "Very sad day for all.Yes we both knew him.Worked at LVMH together.Marc and I were crying earlierTold each other how much we love each other."

Julie Gilhart: "Sadness today with news of Alexander McQueen's passing. He was such a great talent and will continue to inspire. We miss you, Lee!"

Rachel Zoe: "I cant describe the tragic loss of such a brilliant man and designer Alexander McQueen..R.I.P xoRZ"

Terry Richardson: "Alexander McQueen…R.I.P."

Robert Polet, Gucci Group CEO: “I worked closely with Lee for the last five years. His creative force was inspiring to me and all those who were fortunate to know and work with him. He has left us too soon; he had so much more to give, but the legacy he leaves us is a rich one and one that we will cherish and honor.”

Domenico De Sole: "I loved him. He used to come to the house for dinner — he knew Eleanor and my girls well. At the last McQueen show I went to, the fall 2004 collection, he came up to me and hugged me, and he was crying. He was very upset that I was leaving. He was shy, but once you got to know him he was very open and he had a great sense of humor — he used to make fun of people. He was also a very decent man: He was unbelievably nice to all of the seamstresses in the factory in Novara [Italy] who made his collection. He treated them well and they loved him. He was just a fabulous person.”

Daphne Guinness: "He was the kindest, shiest, funniest person. And when the chips were down, he was there. He wasn’t a flake. You could count on him. I will miss him."

Camilla Nickerson: "The staggering thing about him was that he literally cut fabric off the bolt, folded it very perfectly on the floor, and asked for the scissors from his very attentive assistant. He would then think about it and attack the piece of fabric and hold it to the girl, and there was the dress or the jacket in place. I hadn’t ever watched anyone work so fluently and so directly."

Cathy Horyn: "Alexander McQueen’s death is just incredibly sad. That is the only word for it . . . He was enormously creative and intelligent — and funny and rude and fearless. He said what he thought — a rarity in the fashion establishment — and very often he could wind you up, toy with you, pull a bit of wool over your wide, innocent eyes."

duminică, 14 februarie 2010


Dupa un weekend vesel la munte unde m-am distrat si m-am relaxat am revenit in minunatul Bucuresti si.... Stupoare! Deschid laptopul si aflu ca s-a sinucis geniul modei britanice, Alexander McQueen. Beau o gura de cafea, incerc sa-mi revin din soc si un amic aflat undeva peste mari si tari ma intreaba ce stiu de Cristi, un amic comun, in ideea ca i s-a spus ca a murit zilele trecute. Fac cercetarile de rigoare si ajung sa vorbesc cu varul acestui Cristi cale mi-a confirmat tragica disparitie. Inca incerc sa-mi revin. Daca peste faza cu McQueen am trecut usor, peste asta mai greu. Nu-mi place 2010 pt. ca deja am auzit de moartea multor oameni cunoscuti, dragi, admirari etc. Sper sa fie mai bine de aici inainte!

Rest in peace, Cristi! Nu te vom uita niciodata! :(

Asta e tot ce pot sa zic... :(

P.S.: Voiam sa atasez si o melodie, dar mintea imi e blocata... Nici muzica nu mai ajuta in astfel de momente...