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{MUSIC MINUTE} “The Wheel of Fortune” by Kay Starr

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Oh, wheel of fortune
I’m hoping somehow
If you ever smile on me
Please let it be now
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Billie Holliday declared Kay Starr “the only white woman who could sing the blues”, and there’s no doubt that while you are listening to this moody ballad of luck and love, you will know exactly what she meant.
She’s also sassy AF which you will totally get from this 1951 colour video of the singer crooning her song which became a Gold Record and made it to #1 on the charts in the U.S.
All the glitter. All the glamour. All that timeless cool.
Thought she was a useful spirit to inspire.
Hope you feel the same.
Until next time,
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{CHECK OUT} I Heart Hamilton’s Kristin Archer Visits The Eye of Faith HQ!

We were so pleased to have Kristin Archer of local blog I Heart Hamilton come by The Eye of Faith Headquarters to peruse our record collection for her upcoming set at Discography {Session 48} this Sunday at The Baltimore House that we decided to document some of her finds on video, and pick her brain a bit on how she has evolved from doing her blog and radio show to DJing alongside some of the city’s best!

We’ve been lucky enough to be featured on her radio show for 93.3 CFMU twice, and she also took some prime perspectives of our pop-up basement shop, amongst other things, she has been so supportive of what we do, that its high time we turned the spotlight!

Check out the video above and get a little sneak peak at what’s in store, and get to know this fabulous woman!

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Until next time,

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{MUSIC MINUTE} “Just in Time (Remix)” by Gabrielle & Architect

So, a few weeks ago we are lucky enough to hold our first ever style procession for The Eye of Faith (I say “style procession” because I feel like our offerings are much more than just fashion, and really are an invocation of our truest style daemons who elevate us from the rest) which was a hit!

We had a lot of fun amidst the chaos of life, and managed to pull together our vision of bad ass teens and rebels mixed up in a dangerous game of “chicken” that may or may not have been provoked by witchcraft….you just had to be there!

And I know that many of you weren’t able to be there (purely because of geography), but I promised you wouldn’t be kept out of the loop if this was the case! So here’s a {MUSIC MINUTE} featuring our good friend Gabrielle & Architect who we opened up the show for, and got the pleasure of seeing perform live. She’s got great style, and above all- she’s got one killer voice.

Her music brings a cool, evocative, and seductive edge to classic jazz with a pulsating electronic fusion that will keep you grooving through the days and nights. Audience members were privileged with a world premiere of her first music video, and we’re gonna follow it up here with hopes of spreading her word ever further.

Hope you enjoy!

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Emanuelle Riva, Mon Amour . . .

Emanuelle Riva Goes Crazy in Amour Film 2012 Michael Haneke

85-year old French movie star Emanuelle Riva, star of this year’s unapologetic future classic “Amour“, is already making history as the oldest Actress to be nominated in her category at this year’s Academy Awards, and might just be going on to make history again if she wins- making her the oldest Actress to win the Best Actress trophy ever (beating Jessica Tandy’s record back in 1990 for the film “Driving Miss Daisy” at the age of 81).

And with a surprise win at this year’s BAFTA Award (just ask David O’Russell), Ms. Riva might just be on her way to that podium to accept for this year’s Academy Awards, set for February 24. In reaction to her nomination, Riva said:

Emanuelle Riva and Jean Louis Trintignant, 2012

“I am truly happy, touched, and honored to receive, today in New York, a nomination for the role of Anne in AMOUR by Michael Haneke. For me,  it is an immense gift, at this stage of my life, to be chosen by my sisters and brothers, for what I do as an actress. I never thought,  while working throughout the years in Europe and France, that one day, i would cross the Atlantic Ocean, come to the United States, and be nominated. It is quite surreal for me.  Shooting AMOUR with Michael Haneke was a complete joy for me, as I felt an absolute trust in him and we were in complete synch. Michael is the very music of his own film.”

[Awards Daily]

The film is nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Style enthusiasts will be excited to see what Ms. Riva busts onto the red carpet come the big night. But, just because of her age, don’t count her out on making an impression. She is French, after all.

But on top of that, she is a star that has been working in the industry overseas for decades upon decades.

Amour 2012 Stars Emanuelle Riva and Jean Louis Trintignant

Hiroshima mon amour

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Leave it to the Academy to wait until one of the most talented actresses there has ever been is 85 years old to garner a nomination. One of the first films that ever made a real impact on my style, and on my creative outlook was the 1959 art-house film classic, “Hiroshima, Mon Amour“, which aptly starred the beautiful blonde French bombshell (indeed, she was!).

The film was directed my Alain Resnais (“The Last Year At Marienbad“), and written by the novelist Margeurite Duras, in one of the most incredibly poetic screenplays ever written.

Emanulle Riva Goes A Little Crazy

Emanuelle Riva and Eji okada in Hiroshima Mon Amour

Emanuelle Riva Sexy in Hiroshima Mon Amour 1959 film

The film is fascinating as it travels in and out of the streets of Hiroshima, shot after the tragedy of the Atom bomb.

The film explores an interracial romance between Emanuelle Riva, a French Actress filming a war picture and her romance with the brilliantly handsome Eji Okada, and the culture clash that surrounds them in the beautiful ruins of the sad Japanese landmark.

The film is groundbreaking for the two as Eji Okada is given an almost European sophistication, not to mention a major dose of sex-appeal (something Asian men were not given in films at this time), and Emanuelle Riva bravely explores a plethora of conditions and situations as her character explores her past.

Emanuelle Riva shows off some major chops in this film – showing a range that could only be described as Award-worthy.

Sadly, the Academy was not up to snuff with their foreign film actresses, so it’s great today to see that so many talents from around the world are accepted into the limelight of fame and stardom no matter their age or race – what matters most is talent. And by gosh, does Emanuelle Riva have that!

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She is an actress that deserves to be recognized, and whose beauty we are lucky to have been captured on film over sixty years ago . Granted, she is very beautiful still, even at 85 years of age, but it’s really great to glimpse the actress in her younger years, watching her take big risks and break huge grounds. If it weren’t for her risky performances in the past, there probably wouldn’t even be the possibility of the range we see now for female actors in the industry.

Amour 2012- screen shots - EMANUELLE RIVA and Jean Louis Trintignant

Beauty can be summed up in many ways, but most importantly, it is this attitude of unwillingness to coincide with the expectations of the norms that is the most beautiful aspect of any human being there can be.

Fingers crossed for Emanulle Riva come the big night (if not her, we’d love to see little Quevenzhane Wallis take the prize!).

Until next time!

Emanuelle Riva, Mon Amour . . . 

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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Music Minute: “The Rockin’ Ghost” by The Modernaires

Happy Halloween! Well, we may be early, but we’ve been hearing laughter in the distance.  And … last night we woke up to disembodied voices and figures in the dark.  Okay, now we just got the mark of trinity slashed into our backs!! What the hell! This could only mean one thing.  We have a Ghost!


We bring you The Rockin’ Ghost by the Modernaires.  An American vocal group from the 1940s, who rolled with Glenn Miller and company through the 40s and 50s.  We can’t deny this get’s us feeling spooky days before Halloween!! Enjoy the flute!

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Music Minute: Patsy Cline – “She’s Got You” (1962)

No secret here, we love to revel in Vintage.  We had the privilege to find this rare performance by the incredible Patsy Cline of her hit “She’s Got You” thanks to  .  This one goes out to anybody who may be stewing over a lost love, missing days of the past.   We sure as heck miss Patsy Cline.  She truly had a voice like no other, with a distinct sadness in her voice that was truly beyond her time.

Take notice of Patsy’s unique flair for fashion.  Playing hard into the cliche’s of Nashville, Patsy wore the Cowgirl style like it were a uniform, yet somehow she stood out during her time and was a true original.  We are particular intrigued by the way she wore her headband.. talk about trend setter!  Imagine running into her ghost…

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