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{STYLE WISE}{MUSIC MINUTE} “THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH” by Garbage PLUS Being Obsessed with Shirley Manson

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Leave it to a band called “Garbage” to style one of the most iconic Bond songs ever made.

We’ve profiled Adele’s stunning take on the Bond song with “Skyfall” back in 2012, and still agree that it is one of the best, as well as a masterful encapsulation of the {PAST}, {PRESENT}, and {FUTURE}.

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Garbage did the same thing, only 15 years ago, which in our world makes it certifiably vintage!

That makes it all the more fun to revisit now and marvel at the power of Shirley Manson’s voice and the seductive lyrical quality that only a GREAT Bond song can provide.

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We still think Shirley Manson is a timeless style icon whose fashions are mesmerizing menageries of things {PAST}, {PRESENT} and {FUTURE} which in our {EYE} makes her the BOMB-DIGGIDY.

That’s why we made this special {MUSIC MINUTE} a {STYLE WISE} edition, as well, to keep feeding some Shirley Manson realness to the forefront of our popular culture!

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The world is not enough
But it is such a perfect place to start, my love
And if you’re strong enough
Together we can take the world apart, my love

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So there you have it. A little taste.

Colleen Nika at Rolling Stone Magazine wrote a comprehensive article on Shirley’s fearless and truly individualist style throughout the years.

We strongly recommend you check it!

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A Peak at Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” . . .

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some people make films to provide answers, but the way I make films is posing questions . . .

-Wong Kar Wai {VICE}

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Costumes to die for. Cinematography to boot. These are some of things I’ve been hearing about Wong Kar Wai’s latest film, “The Grandmaster” which is supposed to be some sort of epic tale of the man who trained THE Bruce Lee – Ip Man.

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Granted, Bruce Lee is BOSS, but so was his mentor! 

The film also star’s two of cinema’s most beautiful faces; that being of the unequivocal Zhang Ziyi, and the uber underrated Kar Wai leading man Tony Leung Chiu Wai as the Grandmaster, himself.

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Check out Tony Leung’s bad-ass style choices! So chic, so casual, so COOL! Wool blazer, love the socks, and blue shoe-laces are a nice touch. He finishes it off nicely with the scarf. You’ll never see a star in Hollywood looking that smart. Zhang Ziyi – DYNAMITE. Love the holographic nature of this print – it’s so bold, and some might say too much, but paired with her timeless grace, she pulls off this dress with an effortless flare and edge that only Zhang Ziyi could inspire. 

Indeed, there’s been many who say the Weinstein’s hacked a good chunk off the piece, so I might wait to get my hands on a legit Hong Kong copy. So, until then, there are plenty of vids on the net to help entertain my fancy. Thought it would be nice to share them with you, too.

Let’s start with this wicked convo with Wong Kar Wai from VICE:

Now lets see Zhang Ziyi and Tony Leung FIGHT!

(it’s always best to a little opera, don’t you think?

Congrats to Philippe le Sourd on his recent nomination for achievement in cinematography at this year’s American Society of Cinematographers Awards! Would love to see him make it to this year’s Academy Awards, as well, so fingers crossed in the meantime.

Just a bit of a taste. Did you catch how the VICE interviewer brilliantly brought up style in context to his films. It’s definitely a great feature, and one we’ve brought up many a time, most recently in a {MUSIC-MINUTE} a few weeks ago.

Movies will always be one of our major sources of inspiration, so don’t think we’ll ever stop watching!

Until next time,

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VINTAGE RED CARPET ROMANCES: Brad Pitt + Juliette Lewis

It seems like ancient history now, but yes, the two were an item, and boy what a handsome item they be.

One of our most popular posts is our “VINTAGE RED CARPET ROMANCES: Brad Pitt + Gwyneth Paltrow” so we thought we’d roll back the clock even a bit further to the dawn of the 90s when Brad Pitt was still a enigmatic young rising star who had hitched himself with the outspoken teenage dream child, Juliette Lewis.

It seemed for a while that their rebellious attitudes and nonchalant coolness were to be forever, but by 1993 their relationship had fizzled out and Brad was on to the next.

Brad Pitt is a huge mega star now, but besides being a major sex icon for both men and women at the time, the more acclaimed star was most definitely Juliette Lewis. Despite being 10 years Brad’s junior, it was she who was nominated in 1992 for an Academy Award for her performance in Cape Fear (at only 18)!

It was at this Academy Awards show the young ingenue made her famous appearance in an Old Hollywood beaded ivory gown, flapper pearls, and corn rows. Talk about PUNK ROCK?!

So, what was the problem?

When asked by a fan at a concert for her band The Licks, “What was Brad like in bed?”, Lewis laughed hysterically retorting “He was no BIG deal, if ya know what I mean!”.

Something things just aren’t meant to be…but it’s fun to look back and check out some of their wicked threads. Brad Pitt brings grunge to Hollywood with true star quality, as well as looking like he hasn’t aged a hair, while Lewis is always breaking new bounds in her own funky, quirky, personal style.

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VINTAGE INSPIRATION AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS 2013

As you know, we love vintage inspiration big or small, and this year’s Grammy Awards were chalk-full of unique vintage style inspiration.

Both the men and women of music have embraced their idols past, to create new looks that will last straight into the future. It doesn’t take much to tell, so let’s take a look:

ADELE

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Adele looked amazing in this floral Valentino dress, and while some might say it looked too much like tapestry, style aficionados will note the throwback to early 1960s floral patterns, and big skirts, like those seen on “Mad Men”.

KATY PERRY

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Katy Perry and stylist Johnny Wujek went the perfect direction with this mint green gown by Gucci, giving the California girl a taste of Nashville, and the decked out glamour of Priscilla Presley in the 1970s. Just check out that hair!

JACK WHITE

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Jack White’s performance outfit was a nod to rockabilly days past, with a hint of 1960s mariachi thrown in there!

JANELLE MONAE

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Janelle Monae described her outfit as a handful of “ideas”, but the one that stands out most is her Matador flare, which you can glimpse at almost every angle.

KIMBRA

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The boldest, and best, in our opinion had to go to Kimbra who channelled the glamour and whimsy of Hollywood. From Jean Harlow to Esther Williams the delicate tulle dress by Australian designer Jamie Lee Major evokes the magic of the past, but sets us straight forward into the future! Love this look. If only more stars had the guts to bring the fashion on when it comes to these events!

Then the world would be a better place . . .

Who sported your favourite vintage inspired look?

TWEET US @theeyeoffaith or COMMENT below . . .

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Naomie Harris is a Bad Ass!

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One of this Holiday’s biggest movie attractions to come to theaters is the 23rd installment of the James Bond 007 spy series “Skyfall“, and it’s not just Sam Mendes’ peroxide prescription for the film’s “colourless” villain, played by Javier Bardem, that has people citing the latest installment of the series as revolutionary in the history of the franchise, but rather one of the film’s dazzling dangerous leading ladies.

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The subject in question is 36 year old English actress, Naomie Harris, who comes to play in the film as Eve Moneypenny, a fellow M16 agent who works closely with Bond. On the surface of it all, she seems to join the ranks of dozens of beautiful actresses who have teamed up alongside 007 in one extraordinary mission after another. The coveted ‘Bond Girl’ title will always look good on a resume.

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But, Naomie Harris isn’t just your everyday beautiful actress. Time and time again she has exchanged the female stereotype, and impressed not only with her timeless looks, but more so her undeniable edge. Always willing to stand her grounds, at a casting with Michael Mann she is known for showing who is boss with just a look in her eye.

‘He called me for a meeting in his office and he was sort of embarrassed. He just said, “So how do you feel about this nudity thing?” And I said…’ she drops her voice to a low, menacing tone, ‘“Well, I don’t really want to do it, Michael.”’ She sounds terrifying. ‘And he went, “Yeah. OK.”’ I bet he did.

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Naomie has also always made room on her plate for faster, feistier, and darker characters. One of her earlier film roles really stands out as a loud and proud display of this quality she brings to the screen is in Danny Boyle’s art-house zombie flick “28 Days Later“.

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As Selena, Naomie tears up the screen with a will for survival matched only by her true grit in getting through post-apocalyptic England with her body and soul intact. This was one of the first, but certainly not the last strong atypical female characters she would conquer on her quest.

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“She Will Cut You! “

Indeed, she also made an impression as Tia Dalma, Goddess of Calypso in the “Pirates of the Carribean” franchise. She is almost indistinguishable as herself in the film’s fierce makeup, and once again brings her magic to the screen.

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Both elusive and dangerous, Harris brings the seductive powers needed to play the ocean goddess and matches it with her viscious voodoo edge. Not your everyday siren of the sea . . .

Throughout her career, Naomie has displayed her will to be something more than your everyday goddess of the screen. From “Pirates of the Carribean”, to “28 Days Later”, Naomie has shown off her ability to play the strong woman, and in “Skyfall“, this inherent quality comes to a head in a move that is completely revolutionary to the history of the franchise.

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For the first time in 50 years, 007 is accompanied by not a Bond Girl, but a ‘Bond Woman’.

It’s official. Publicity materials refer to Harris as the ‘Bond Woman’, which is in itself pretty bad ass, indeed. The franchise’s long time producer, Barbara Broccoli, supports the changes:

“‘It’s outdated,’ she says. It’s been a long time since Bond girls wiggled around in barely there outfits sighing, ‘Oh, James!’ every five minutes. And Eve is another significant evolution away from that. She’s a field agent taking the same risks and making the same sacrifices as 007.”

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Naomie had hinted at the change at a BAFTA Awards ceremony where she commented on a statement of her as the newest ‘Bond Girl’ , stating “Well, I’m going to change that to Bond woman.”’

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Seems like Naomie Harris gets it done. Whether it’s fighting pirates, zombies, or giving 007 a much needed hand, Naomie Harris embraces the evolution of popular culture, and where she fits in as a strong, intelligent, bad ass woman. (read more here)

So always remember to bring that edge!

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Bill Murray Brings Tiny Camera to Cannes {And No One Suspects A Thing}

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Opening ceremonies for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival were today, and everyone is psyched for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom to open the show. Luckily vogue.it has us covered, and more photos can be found here.

Madras on checks on plaid, this is what most stylists might regard as one huge offense. However, any skilled style stunner could only find absolute joy and envy Murray’s dapper deliciousness. Bill Murray has always been known for his offbeat character, so it’s good to see an outfit that expresses his true colors. Excuse the pun.

The contrast of different stripes and plaids really is the key, not to mention the mix of colors. Obviously, Bill Murray’s character (who wears plaid pants) seems to be sticking just a little.

Surprised no one is paying more attention to his very tiny camera. Could be more to it than meets the eye. No one seems to suspect a thing.

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Not suspicious, even a little? Say ‘Hello’ to Cannes for me!

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Vintage Red Carpet Romances: Brad Pitt + Gwyneth.

With the Academy Awards just later tonight, the world is buzzing to see the stars make their red carpet appearances. Jean Dujardin is sure to raise the bar on suaveness with his dapper European sensibilities, and everyone must be asking: WWRMW [What Will Rooney Mara Wear] ?!?!

Unwittingly we are all excited for the arrival of Hollywood’s most notorious couple: “BRANGELINA”. The stars have been together since 2005, after meeting on the set of the action-romantic-comedy “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”. Pitt divorced “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston to be with Jolie, the Academy Award Winning Humanitarian Hollywood Sex Goddess, and we get that.

But, with so much hype over each and every appearance by the undeniably gorgeous couple, we couldn’t help but reminsece the days even before Pitt married the Friends star. We’re tlking pre-1997- when Pitt was a young Bad Boy engaged to a stunning young American ingenue: Gwyneth Paltrow.

Daughter of American director Bruce Paltrow, and famed theatre actress Blythe Danner- Gwyneth is the epitome of true american beauty. Together with Pitt, the couple exude nonchalant American cool, and ultimate Nineties Style. There seems to be a lot of fun happening, too.

Miss those days. It’s like youth on fire with these two. Their energy is obviously contagious between the two, and they really seem symbiotic to eachother . . . . most of the time, at least. All good thing must come to an end, and it’s always best to leave the relationship at a high, we get that.

Today the two seem very happy in their marriages. The couple called off their engagement in 1997, and never looked back. Brad Pitt is nominated this year for his performance in Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball”, and Gwyneth Paltrow…she shows up to stuff.

Keep your eyes open for the fashions of the 84th Annual Academy Awards, and keep your fingers crossed that the stars amp up their style senses (because we’re tired of everyone trying to look so perfect! Shake it up! ) Really wish we could be there!

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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