Saturday, 22 November 2014

The Theatre Review ~ Miss Saigon

Rating 4/5

Miss Saigon was the first musical I ever saw in London. When I heard it was being redone I could not get tickets fast enough. Going to London for work seemed like a ‘sign’ so I purchased! Before which I downloaded the new album. I was glad I did because the difference is quite substantial. Mostly good! The worst thing being that “Her or Me” has been removed and replaced with an awful song called “Maybe” - poor Ellen! 

The theatre was packed and it has extended its run - so book in advance. The Engineer stole the show without a doubt. He is just incredible! The most shocking thing was Thuy - he was absolutely breath taking. I loved his reappearance in Kim’s nightmare - completely chilling. 

The relationship of Kim and Chris was so much more believable in this production. Chris played up the modern elements of falling in love not just being the simple ‘musical way’. His acting was just incredible. His reactions during The Wedding Ceremony were brilliant. 

The production was flawless. A must see. 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Film Review ~ Interstellar

Rating 5/5

Christopher Nolan is a genius! This was one of the most amazing films I have ever seen. The beauty of it was breathtaking. I am really not a ‘space movie’ person the theory of relativity is really not something I can understand. Nolan however, makes the subject understandable.... in a way. 

The acting was brilliant. The effects were incredible, and it was without a doubt the best work Hans Zimmer has ever done! The music made the movie... much in the same way of Inception. 

Matthew Mcconaughey was outstanding and I am completely in love with Jessica Chastain. 

I wanted to crawl into the movie and live there. Absolutely amazing!  

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Step Four ~ The Cull

The main thing to remember is that the cull doesn't begin and doesn't end... Yes I am being literally practical and philisophical! However, it's true. Fashion is fun. It's not something that your stuck with from season to season. It is something that must be fluid. It must be constantly changing. 

Fashion is how you choose to present yourself to the world, are you always the same? 

When I came home from Canada I had a major clean out. Four full black bags went to the Red Cross Charity shop in Woodstock, but since then I have revisited the shop with bags every few weeks. The cull needs to be constant. When you put something on and realize it isn't fitting as well, or an item of clothing won't match anything else in your closet then it is time to say goodbye. To maintain a healthy, fluid and fun closet you have to own the clothes and not let them own you.  I mean keeping on top of what you own and what you need to own. 

This leads to another element of the cull. There can also be such a thing as a too full closet! The other day I discovered a Marc by Marc Jacobs jumper I had hidden at the back of my closet. I tried it and it fitted better than ever and I have worn it pretty much constantly since. This was a clear problem with my overfull closet. I couldn't see what I had. So that's something you else should consider when moving in for a cull. 

Consistency is key to maintaining a healthy closet and this also relates to the cull. You have to cull constantly not just once a season. You cannot think of your closet as a solid, staple thing. You must start to see it as something fluid... everybody likes a few waves!