Hedda Gabler The Movie: By Celia Evans
The 2015 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 13th to the 24th and will honor screen legend Ingrid. Ingrid Bergman is best known for her role in “Casablanca” opposite Humphrey Bogart. But this beauty also played Hedda Gabler in the 1963 TV movie by the same name.
Director Matthew John has taken this classic story by Henrik Ibsen and retold it in his version of “Hedda Gabler”. The role of Hedda is widely considered one of the great dramatic roles in theater, played recently by both Rosamund Pike and Cate Blanchette on stage. The film was released in 2015, with newcomer Rita Ramnani cast as Hedda . “For me, Hedda Gabler is very much the tortured soul suffocating in a world that she doesn’t belong to, where men very much have all the power and control and if you were not married into wealth, life would be very difficult, especially for a woman. It was so important to convey this part of the story. Hedda chose a life of comfort however it came at a big a price whereby she had no voice to express her unhappiness nor was she able to escape from the manipulative hands of Judge Brack. Ibsen has written her descent into depression and ultimately her demise in such a way that you can see it building up inside of her to the point where she feels she has no choice and no other means of escape. Myself and the director really wanted to handle this delicately and I can only hope that we have done the story justice as we proposed to from the start.” Says the film’s lead actress Ramnani. The films director Matthew John plans to screen it at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
The story of Hedda Gabler, is of a beautiful aristocrat who returns home from her honeymoon to confront the boredom and banality of married life. When the reappearance of an old flame threatens her new husband’s career prospects and her own amour-propre, Hedda conspires against her former love and brings destruction upon herself in the end.
The new Hedda Gabler movie is projected to be the most lavish version ever filmed for big or small screen to date. Hedda was shot at a lavish, historic location in Somerset, UK. Maunsel House; owned by Sir Benjamin Slade. Taking full advantage of the opportunities film adaptation presents, this production will is more daring and explicit than any other versions. The movie may be a controversial one with Ibsen fans. Characters referred to, which never appear in the stage play, will be created for the first time and make their dramatic debut.
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Battle Of The Models
By Jessica Raye
I was recently thinking about the fun little clash between the trendy gorgeous models and the cutting edge editorial models.
Ok there are two groups of trending BFF’s. On one side there’s Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner, and on the other side you have Binx Walton and Lexi Boling. You may never have heard of them but Vogue Magazine has dubbed the two best friends and roommates “the resident cool kids of the fashion industry” then even mused that the duo could be the next Shalom Harlow and Amber Valleta.
Binx and Lexi are anti establishment models in terms of their awkward originality and angst but make no mistake they’re working for all of the big names, including Chanel, Tom Ford, Vionnet, Coach, Alexander Wang and Tommy Hilfiger.
Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner come from a popular world of commercialism. Hadid and Jenner’s families both have reality show fame and Delavigne’s social escapades are written about in the gossip pages daily. These girls are the popular celebrity dating sexy ones. Hadid was recently in Sports Illustrated Swimwear edition.
Models are all beautiful but have you ever noticed there’s a difference between the editorial high fashion models and the sexy high fashion models. Sexy ones would include people like Joan Smalls and Candace Swanepoel.
Then there are the atypical editorial beauties like Lily Cole and Saskia de Brauw.
Then there are the models that are unusual but still sexy like Lara Stone. Her gapped teeth and large head make her look almost otherworldly but that body is as sexy as it gets.
Of course there is always the queen of everything Gisele Bundchen who is sexy, editorial, commercial, and and and …
Anyway going to back to the battle of the models, we think there’s tension between the sexies and the editorials. Check out the harassment of Kendall Jenner at the fashion weeks.
Jenner has walked for Oscar de la Renta, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Dona Karan and Diane von Furstenberg so far at Lincoln Center. Models were upset that Jenner got into the fashion world so easily because of her reality show stardom whereas they have had to work extremely hard to book jobs. Its been rumored that Jenner has been bullied with people anonymously putting cigarette butts in her water.
After the Marc by Marc Jacobs show, which Jenner walked, Lexi Boling tweeted, “The season of the entitled,” which many believe was in reference to Jenner.
Then there was the bad picture of Kendall Jenner backstage at a fashion show. Boling made a snide joke about it to point out how bad the photo was, commenting, “she’s never looked better” but with a laughing-through-tears emoji. Binx Walton responded with her own comment, writing “that’s f**ked up” paired with laughing emojis as well.
The comments have since been deleted after Jenner fans quickly came to her defense. The girls then said that they didn’t mean it later.
But as Walton and Boling have admitted they relish in the quirky outsider personas that they have. Binx’s name was actually a nickname after Jar Jar Binx, the gangly lizard character from Star Wars. Boling was sometimes teased in high school due to her thin frame and early growth spurt, while Walton went through racial slights growing up in Tennessee.
“The models who grow up awkward and loser-y and just getting made fun of are the ones with the most character,” says Walton. “They know how to handle it. The ones that were bullied are the funniest ones because they have a comeback for everything. But if they are a popular girl and have someone like cussing them out, they don’t know what to say because it never happened before.”
They’ve mentioned that they don’t want Instagram pages like Kate Upton. Instead the duo captures themselves in more undone moments: middle fingers raised in the air; trays of room-service food scattered before them with the caption “Banned from the hotel”; faces covered in temporary tattoos.
Let us know which models you relate with most?
By Jessica Raye
This year in the watch industry everyone has been talking about smart watches. When Apple announced the imminent arrival of its interactive digital Apple Watch, the market began speculating if these high tech timepieces would somehow shift the marketplace similarly to how the arrival of quartz battery watches in the 1970s nearly decimated the traditional watch brands of the time.
However the innovative, artistic and original watches that came out of last month’s Baselworld fair cemented the allure of handmade traditional timepieces. Here is a list of some of the best watch trends for men:
Rolex has come up with a dark and sexy new timepiece that is a departure from their more conventional styles with its new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master watch. Rolex has got rubber straps in “Oysterflex” featuring a cool matte black coloring. The black and 18K rose gold color palette also helps to blur the lines between stylish and sporty, as does the option to buy the watch in a 37mm or 40mm case. But as different as this watch might seem, there are still enough hallmark Rolex touches — the trademark “cyclops lens” magnifying date aperture at 3 o’clock, the in-house mechanical automatic movements.
Probably the most talked about watch was the unveiling of Patek Philippe’s first pilot watch in over 80 years: The Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Ref. 5524 timepiece. Measuring 42mm, the piece was inspired by a pair of vintage aviator watches that take pride of place in the brand’s museum. The white gold watch has a second time zone function that adjusts with ease via patented locking pushers on the left of the case. The self-winding caliber 324 S C FUS movement can be seen through the transparent caseback, and the cool look of the dark navy dial echoes the hues used on fighter planes from the 1930s.
Harry Winston has now carved out a beautiful niche for itself in the feather dial department. Over the past few years, the brand has come up with a number of stunning watches that feature feathers painstakingly laid out to perfection across the dial.
Up until now the selection was more feminine. But now with the 42mm Midnight Feathers Automatic watch there is something for men. This watch has black and brown feathers laid across its face, and a sapphire caseback allowing an elegantly unfettered view of the timepiece’s in-house HW2008 mechanical movement.
Chopard is often referred to as a jewelry house, but its impressive lineup of precision luxury watches should not be missed. Case in point: the new L.U.C Regulator. This rose gold 43mm timepiece is a striking new addition to the L.U.C line and is chronometer-certified. It counts an impressive nine-day power reserve and features a second time zone, with the GMT function set into motion via an understated corrector pusher recessed into the side of the case. The dial is jam-packed with information, but Chopard has given every function space to shine and thus makes this multifaceted watch incredibly easy to read. It’s a great investment.