RIP Jay Reatard. I love his music, and I love Calvin Johnson's ominous, deep voice as an addition on this track.
Tuesday was my first time taking OOTDs with the tripod I got for Christmas, and it was fun. As comfortable as I am around Ger, it was liberating to be in front of the camera without anyone behind it. I didn't have to wait for him to decide when I was looking "good" or worthy of pressing the button. Automatic timers just keep going, and that means I gotta apply all my ANTM Tyra tips (like smizing, haha) and show the camera some love. Since it was my first time with the tripod, I just went outside my house. I hope to eventually start dragging my tripod around, and doing some shoots in more inspired settings. I also hope to eventually learn a new pose other than putting my hands on my hips. Someday, dearies, someday.
Monday night Ger and I got to talking about clothes, and how, generally, I tend to prefer making contrasting statements with color, and he tends to go more complimentary. This all-gray outfit was my attempt at dressing (somewhat) against my instincts. Ordinarily, I probably would have chosen a colorful cardigan or a brightly colored scarf, but I liked putting together this mostly monochromatic look. I love this blouse, I have it in pale green too. They're on sale for cheap, cheap, cheap at Avenue right now, and are such a great basic. Very easy to layer and coordinate.
Sweater LB / Blouse Avenue / Skirt Avenue / Tights LB / Boots JC Penney's / Belt Target / Necklace Homemade gift / Bracelet Avenue
I wore this outfit to go lipstick shopping (unsuccessful) and to see Blue Valentine. I don't remember the last time a movie has affected me so much. The entire time I felt like a voyeur, watching these two people meet and fall in love while concurrently watching them struggle, fight, disconnect and fall apart. The contrast, especially at the end when their rise and fall is flipping back and forth faster than I could mentally disassociate from it, got to me in a big way. I cried during the movie, and I cried afterward describing it to Gerry. Everything about Blue Valentine, from the dialogue, to the looks, to the sex, to the heated fights, to the tears, etc., felt real and honest. It made for a strikingly beautiful, but also gut-wrenchingly sad film. My friend and I were in agreement that when the movie ended, we weren't ready. The character development was just too great, and we wanted more of them. So since then, I've been indulging in that feeling, watching clips and interviews. Here is a scene of Cindy and Dean from one of their highest points in the movie.
Gosling's character in the film was adorable, charming, realistic and engaging; a true hopeless romantic. I now have a full-blown crazy celebrity crush (as does my homegirl. We just spent at least 15 minutes talking about his general handsomeness). Seriously guys, I feel like a teenager! Maybe I need to get laid, but for now, I'm obsessing over Gosling/Dean and the way he pulled off those sexy one-liners. Here is one of the interviews I especially liked:
Have any of you seen it yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Best movie of the year, second to none. Go see Blue Valentine. Bring kleenex.