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Friday, 31 August 2012

Viva la revolucion

Let this be your inspiration for today.

Ciego de Avila, Cuba.

NG <3

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Les Demoiselles de Rochefort

At first, I will admit, I was a little apprehensive. 'Les Demoiselles de Rochefort', or 'The young girls of Rochefort' if you prefer, soon drew me in with its catchy, upbeat songs, impressive dancing, colourful characters and top notch, 60s French style.

 The film follows the enchanting twin sisters, Solange (Françoise Dorléac) and Delphine Garnier (Catherine Deneuve, the two were sisters in real life). Composing and dancing, they aim to escape and make it in Paris whilst finding their true love, but is their ideal man further away than they think? The plot is interesting, if a little unrealistic due to the overwhelming amount of coincidences. Don't write this film off as far fetched though, it adds to the unique charm of this cinematic masterpiece (oh yes, I went there). To add to that, the costume design is just lavish, and as you can see from the picture some exquisite hats are featured that could rightfully be described as works of art, just like the film itself! There is no doubt the film showcases 60's style in it's prime.Throw in some singing sailors, a dashing Gene Kelly, a reference to the classic 'Jules et Jim', probably the coolest name for a little boy ever, Bou-Bou, and you've got a treat.

The verdict? If I were giving stars as a verdict it would bethe magic five. It is an amazing film, untimely stylish and iconic. I recommend you watch ASAP!

Jacques Demy, I applaud you.

NG <3

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Shake it up

The Foo Fighters. Florence and the Machine. Metronomy. Kasabian. Passion Pit. Sleigh Bells. Santigold, to name but a few. My first festival did not disappoint. Even the weather stayed cheerful, bar a few odd showers but lets be honest, the true British festival experience would not be complete without a little downpour, and besides waterproofs were on hand.

 I had such an amazing time soaking (if you will pardon the weather pun) in festival culture and lifestyle, in particular the unique nightlife that surpassed the live music into sunrise!

I'm already planning my next festival, summer 2013 watch out! ;)

NG <3


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Just add wellies

Well I'm saying adios (see my Spanish is coming along!) for the weekend, as I'm off to a place where personal hygiene is non-existent, and it costs more for just one burger than two MacDonald's meals put together. Where? I here you cry, a music festival, I reply. It's my first time at one so as you can imagine I'm pretty darn excited, and as much as I'm excited I'm inexperienced, but with all my might I'm trying to look the part. Donning my wellies, I'm all stocked up on dry shampoo and salt spray so I'll at least be a tad presentable, and trying, that been the key word, to recreate a chic, surfer girl look.
Can't wait to share the pictures and stories you, but make sure you follow my adventures on Twitter

Have a great weekend, and share your festival experiences and tips below-very much appreciated for a novice like me!

NG <3

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Starter for 10

I have some amazing news to share! I'm very pleased to inform you that I have a place at the University of Nottingham to study English Language and Literature after meeting my target grades at A-level! Alongside brushing up on my English skills I'll be blogging from Nottingham about student life, style, culture, interests and just general NG stuff. I'm so excited to be one step further to my dream career and to be going to such a prestigious university with graduates like D.H Lawrence. Tough footsteps to follow in, but here's hoping.

 Celebratory champers!!

So stick around, things are about to get a little more mature and a whole lot more crazy ;)

NG <3

Friday, 10 August 2012

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