Thursday, 29 May 2014

Roxanne Emery 'Late' Official Music Video

The official video to Roxanne Emery's 'Late' from her upcoming album 'For Weddings and A Funeral' has just been released.


The video shows Roxanne projecting key lifetime events as the song is about her late mother, who also inspired her record company LATE (Linda Angela Teresa Emery).

She has most recently been featured on Luke Bond's single 'On Fire' and featured on her brother Gareth Emery's latest album 'Drive'. I'm so excited for the upcoming album!

Check out the music video below:

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Ann Ward in TimeOut Mexico Magazine


It's been relatively quiet since Ann won her cycle of ANTM, but she is recently featured in TimeOut Mexico Magazine, an editorial that is simple but captures her unique elegance.

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Allison Harvard by Manny Fontanilla


Having recently hosted MEGA FASHION CREW, Allison Harvard is shot by Manny Fontanilla in a series of editorial shots, styled by Kim Barik and dresses by Francis Libiran. 

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Allison Harvard in Vigore Magazine


Allison Harvard is featured in Vigore magazine. Shot by Irvin Rivera, the model is doing extremely well hosting shows and being a fashion figure in the East, especially the Philippines. 

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Woody Allen's 'Magic In the Moonlight' Film Trailer Preview

The trailer to Woody Allen's upcoming movie 'Magic In the Moonlight' has finally been released. Starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone as the two leads who come together and develop an intriguing relationship.


Stanley (Firth), is recruited to debunk medium Sophie (Stone), who is potentially scamming a wealthy family, but as the two get to know each other, an unlikely relationship develops when the two are drawn together.

Also star's Hamish Linklater from 'The Crazy Ones'.

The film is released in September. Check out the trailer below:

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Metallic Leaf and Seed installations by Michelle McKinney


Much like land artist Andy Goldsworthy, UK Artist Michelle McKinney creates intricate installations using natural forms, but made from metallic woven material which is cut and coloured. The delicate results are ephemeral despite the assumed heaviness of a man made industrial source.

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

'Chef' Film Trailer Preview

Don't know how I missed this, but the trailer for Lucy was released over a month ago and sees Iron Man 2 stars Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Jon Favreau reunite in a food comedy.



Favreau plays a restaurant chef who loses his job and starts a food truck to fulfill his creative passion whilst trying to reconnect with his family. Also stars Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Vergara.

Scarlett Johansson has been everywhere this year, starring in four other films including Captain America 2, Lucy, Under the Skin and Her.

Check out the trailer below:

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Paper Relief Patterns by Maud Vantours


Maud Vantours intricately cuts layers of coloured paper to create dramatically detailed patterned reliefs, much like the works of Jen Stark, one of my favourite artists. Here, Vantours also explores a range of shapes, both linear and organic for the compositions. 

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Flower Installations by Rebecca Louise Law

 

Rebecca Louise Law transforms public space such as galleries by suspending hundreds of flowers. The London based artist has been commissioned for large projects by Hermes and Gucci and the results explore a dynamic relationship between people, nature and space. 

The architecture is enhanced with an ethereal and soft quality that is intriguing. Check out more images below:


Saturday, 10 May 2014

Eurovision 2014 Final

First off, apologies for not recapping the semi finals this year. It's my final year at university and it is that crazy time of year of rushing deadlines etc. I did watch them but just didn't get to blog. I managed to predict 8/10 for both semi's so pretty happy as most of my favs are through. I'm going to be blogging about my thoughts of all the acts during the final show. 

What's more, it's probably the first year where I haven't gone and looked up the acts before the show, so it'll all be new and surprising to me (no bias)!


I just have to say that this year's post cards are really creative. Asking the artists to create their national flag from something that inspires them is really interesting and we have seen a diverse results: using Rubiks Cubes, body paint, tulips, post its, London buses, tattoo and many more!

So here is the running order for the final for tonight's show:

1.Ukraine*
A man running in a hamster wheel is rather gimmicky, but it actually rather adds to the whole graphics of the song titled 'Tick Tock'. There is definitely a sense of urgency about it. Plus, we have a beautiful girl in a flowing gown singing a catchy song. What more do you want from Eurovision?

2.Belarus*
Right... a song called 'cheesecake'... was kind of turned off to begin with but this is surprisingly catchy... 

3.Azerbaijan
Strong song, nice dress, nice woman. I think the acrobat woman is kind of gimmicky and distracting. I mean, she is too similar to the singer so really, the singer should be the one on the wire, otherwise make the acrobat a man and create some dynamic romance in there. 

4.Iceland
The funky multicoloured suits and the graphics make this whole performance seem like a blast from the past. That said, they surprisingly made it to the final, so who knows, might be a dark horse. But wow... 

5.Norway*
A simple and serene performance from Norway. Oh wait, it just got powerful. Apart from the somewhat distracting mole on his forehead, this was a great performance.


6.Romania*
Quite a cool post card using fireworks and water reflection. I liked them when they participated last time, so looking forward to this. I remember their glass piano last time and this time they have a circular piano- pretty cool!

7.Armenia
Rather quiet and simple to begin with, it definitely gained the power it needed at the end. Strong performance overall.

8.Montenegro
He looks like a sweet man, just look at that post card of him building puzzle with his two sons. awww... but pretty boring performance. :/

9.Poland
I like the native feel of the performance, but it just doesn't sound good, which is sort of a prerequisite for any musical act. >< eeek .

10.Greece
NEXT. enough said. Though I could do with a bit of trampoline fun right now.

11.Austria
Well, this is probably the most publicised at this year's Eurovision: drag queen Conchita Wurst. Well, this was actually not so gimmicky as I thought... They visually tried, but really they needed this to be a Katniss 'girl on fire' moment... and it just missed that powerful visual... more from her dress needed! 

12. Germany
P!nk wannabe lool. But quite catchy...

13.Sweden
A strong power ballad. Standard.

14. France
Quite a cool postcard but kind of annoying song... and too fixated on that guys hair lol

15.Russia*
Twins on see-saw, with hair tied to each other. This is Russia's entry to the Eurovision this year. I actually quite like this performance, minus the fact that they look like they are wearing dressing gowns and their boobs might pop out at any time. Though there could be something more dramatic with the moving see-saw. 

16. Italy
I was so disappointed she didn't make a pizza for her postcard :( but she was really pretty hehe... loved the outfit :P

17.Slovenia
Didn't expect to like this but giving off some nice vibes... the visuals definitely help... catchy chorus :P

18.Finland*
This is such a cool postcard, using ice blocks. Quite like this performance. But since when did Chord Overstreet turn Finnish and take part in Eurovision? So much strobe lighting my eyes are going crazy.

19. Spain*
Loved the staging and lighting for this. Was desperate for a waterfall of some sort though for the climax. Nonetheless, pretty strong performance.

20.Switzerland*
OK domino post card. VERY COOL. I want this to go through just so i could see that domino thing again... An average song... but he does use raining sparks... and this violin interval is giving me Alexander Rybak vibes.... 

21.Hungary
Thought this was a rather boring and substandard performance. Nothing really stood out to me. Why this is a fav is beyond me. :/

22.Malta
Pretty cool post card using fireworks given they're called Firelight. Quite a nice song and simple performance, but could be more exciting visually.

23. Denmark*
This is surprisingly catchy though Bruno Mars much?? EEkk

24. The Netherlands *
I definitely did not expect to see this here. The simple and beautifully sung country song is definitely growing on me. Is it typical Eurovision? Not quite! However, the simplicity of the performance and the growing revival of country music might just give this a boost to the top! 

25.San Marino
Initially thought that the wavy thing was her dress (which it really should be) but its not. The most exciting thing that happens is that it changes colour. The song is a deja vu to every Eurovision Song Contest. Feel like I've heard this type of song a million times :/

26. The United Kingdom
Started off soft but gained power and kind of like it hehehe... the staging was great and the lanterns towards the end definitely made it better. OOOhhh sparks hehehehe.... good luck Molly!

*indicates faves

My Top 10 Prediction of the Night
1. Ukraine
2. Romania
3. Netherlands
4. Sweden
5. Denmark
6. Norway
7. UK
8. Spain
9. Russia
10. Finland

OK cut too the chase. Austria wins... Netherlands 2nd, Sweden 3rd... really wanted Netherlands to win over Austria.. :/ Molly deserved more for UK- was one of the favs?? :(

Well... 

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Taylor Swift at the Met Gala (2014)


The Red Carpet was full of glamour last night for the annual Met Gala. Taylor Swift was ethereal in a fairy tale pink icing dress by Oscar de la Renta. The star looked chirpy with pals Karlie Kloss and Selena Gomez.

Karolina Kurkova also stole the spotlight in a dramatic blue Marchesa gown, worn also by Katie Holmes. 

Couples Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds looked super cute together as did Spider Man co-stars Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield.

The gala was also attended by Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway, Kate Mara, Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and many more.

Check out the rest of the images after the jump:

Saturday, 3 May 2014

'Transcendence' Film Review

Dr Will Caster (Johnny Depp), an A.I. scientist is shot by an anti AI group, RIFT, at a conference. Induced with radioactive poisoning, Will's only got weeks to live. With the help of his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and friend Max (Paul Bettany), Will's consciousness and memories are uploaded to a computer in an effort to preserve him and his life's work.



As the computer goes live, A.I. Will immediately demands for more power, raising questions. Is it really Will? Is he going to be threat?

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