FashionSkribo apresenta… “The Water Diviner”

Não há nada melhor do que acabar um mês e começar outro com sugestões cinematográficas. Mais sugestões irão surgir depois desta. É um género ao qual não costumo dar imensa atenção mas que não me deixa de cativar. O trailer deixou-me sem dúvida com curiosidade em relação ao mesmo. E além do mais, tenho alguma curiosidade em saber como é que o Russell Crowe se saiu como realizador.

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The Water Diviner” conta a história de Joshua Connor, um agricultor australiano que, em 1919, vai à procura dos seus três filhos desaparecidos, que terão sido vistos por uma última vez a combater com os turcos na sangrenta Batalha de Gallipoli. Chegando a Istambul, ele é empurrado para um mundo totalmente diferente do seu, onde ele encontra outros que também sofream as suas perdas no conflito: Ayshe, uma mulher de uma beleza impressionante mas que gere um hotel e cria um filho sozinha; o seu jovem filho espirituoso, Orhan, que encontrar em Connor um amigo; e o Major Hasan, um oficial turco que lutou contra os filhos de Connor e que poderá ser a única esperança deste pai. Com obstáculos aparentemente intransponíveis no seu caminho, Connor tem de viajar por toda a Turquia, numa paisagem ainda cicatrizada pelo conflito, para encontrar a verdade… e a sua própria paz.

Realizado por Russell Crowe (“Gladiator“, “A Beautiful Mind“, “Body of Lies“, “Robin Hood” e “Les Misérables“), “The Water Diviner” conta com a participação de Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko (“Max Payne“, “Quantum of Solace“, “Centurion“, “Vampire Academy” e “The November Man“), Jai Courtney (“A Good Day to Die Hard“, “I, Frankenstein“, “Divergent” e “Unbroken“), Cem Yılmaz (“Everything’s Gonna Be Great“, “The Magician“, “A.R.O.G” e “Hunting Season“), Yılmaz Erdoğan (“Bir Demet Tiyatro“, “Magic Carpet Ride“, “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” e “The Butterfly’s Dream“), Dylan Georgiades, Ryan Corr (“Blue Water High“, “Packed to the Rafters“, “Where the Wild Things Are” e “Not Suitable for Children“), Jacqueline McKenzie (“The 4400“, “Angel Baby“, “Human Touch” e “Beneath Hill 60“), Isabel Lucas (“Home and Away“, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen“, “Immortals” e “Red Dawn“), entre outros.

Até ao momento, este filme tem recebido boas críticas e conta com uma classificação de 63% (com base em 88 críticas) no website de críticas, rottentomatoes.  Este website apresenta a seguinte descrição: “The Water Diviner‘ finds Russell Crowe on somewhat uncertain footing as a director, but he’s rescued by a strong performance from himself in the leading role“. Nos AACTA Awards, este filme ganhou os prémios de “best film”, “best supporting actor” (para Yılmaz Erdoğan) e “best costume design”.

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The Water Diviner” estreia hoje (24 Abril) nos Estados Unidos da América. No entanto, este filme já estreou no passado dia 26 Dezembro de 2014 na Austrália e dia 16 Abril em Portugal.

As informações foram retiradas dos seguintes sites: movieweb.com, en.wikipedia.org, imdb.com e rottentomtoes.com.

Quem é que tem curiosidade em ver este filme?

Holland: One Day @ Delft

In one of the days that my parents came to visited me in the Netherlands we decided to spend one day in Delft. This is a city and a municipality in the region of South Holland. It is located close to Rotterdam and The Hague. Delft is known for its historic town centre with canals, Delft Blue pottery (Delftware), the Delft University of Technology, painter Johannes Vermeer and scientist Antony van Leeuwenhoek, and its association with the Dutch royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau.

Once again, it was not the best of days because it was still cloudy and rainy. As you can guess this is not exactly the exception, but considering that we’re in Spring already, it feels a bit annoying that the weather hasn’t really improved yet. All these photos were edited using pixelmator.

One of the things that I liked most about this city is that it reminds me a lot of Brugge (in Belgium). I am saying this not only in regard to the buildings themselves (as you can see in these photos), but also in regard to the general layout of the city. However, there is only one Brugge (in my opinion). The architecture of this city is without a doubt its highlight. I must say that this city is even more pretty that Leiden itself, which is already a really pretty city. It felt like Delft had more historical buildings, so to speak. I just felt is was more beautiful.

The only thing disappointing about this city is its churches. Well, this something quite disappoint throughout the whole country actually. Because they are a country of protestants, their churches are not exactly the same as those in Catholic countries; and it’s not like they had a Gothic or a Baroque period. I feel like that their churches are not really worth the visit, unless they are free of charge.

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A Détacher @ New York Fashion Week Spring 2015

Mais uma vez estamos de volta ao mundo da moda. E hoje deixamos de parte o mundo das casas de moda, e entramos no mundo das marcas (ou aquilo que podemos chamar de marcas “normais” – se bem que eu não sei mesmo o que lhes chamar). Esta é claramente uma excepção, não só por este detalhe, mas também pelo facto de existir muito pouca informação sobre esta marca. Mas sem mais demoras, hoje apresento-vos a nova colecção de Primavera/Verão d’A Détacher.

Once more we are back in the fashion world. Today we leave aside the world of fashion houses and we enter the world of labels (or what we can call the “normal” brands – I am really not sure what to call it, though). This is clearly an exception, not only because of this detail, but also because of the lack of information on the brand itself. But without further ado, today I present you guys the A Détacher’s new Spring/Summer collection.

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A Détacher is a clothing label, a store, and a selection of objects and art. It is the project/business of Monika Kowalska. A Détacher clothes are individual explorations into surface, form and function – a research into the formal posture of each garment.” (x)

A Détacher é uma marca de roupa, uma loja e uma colecção de objectos e arte. Ela é o projecto/negócio de Monika Kowalska. As roupas d’A Détacher são explorações individuais de superfície, forma e função – uma pesquisa na postura formal de cada peça de vestuário.” (x)

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Esta é uma colecção bastante primaveril e provavelmente uma das minhas favoritas. Continua a existir um destaque no uso de cores neutras, mas em vez de este ser dado ao preto e branco (que ainda se mantém), ele foi colocado em cores como o castanho, amarelo, azul e rosa. Também temos de dar destaque ao uso de padrões (conjuntos 1, 2, 3, 13, 14, 17 e 18). Por último, temos o use de malhas (como nos conjuntos 8 e 9) e o uso de bikinis inspirados nos anos 50. Eu considero que esta colecção é bastante simples mas lindíssima.

This is a collection with a very clear Spring vibe and it is probably one of my favourites. There is still a big highlight on the use of neutral colours, even though it changed from the black and white (that are still broadly used), to other colours such as brown, yellow, blue and pink. We also need to highlight the constant use of patterns (outfits 1, 2, 3, 13, 14, 17 and 18). Finally, we have the use of knit in pieces of clothing (as in the outfits 8 and 9) and the use of bikinis inspired in the 1950s. I think that this is a very simple collection yet absolutely beautiful.

O que acham desta colecção? Quais são os vossos conjuntos favoritos? | What do you think of this collection? Which outfits are your favourites?

Holland: One Day @ Rotterdam #2

With my parents here for their Easter holiday, it was time to take a break from my thesis and do some traveling. In the next few weeks I will then be posting a couple of posts about the cities I visited (some new around here, others not so much) and with photos that I took too. I will start with Rotterdam, a city that I had previously visited in February (you can see the post I made about it here), and that I decided to show to my parents. It wasn’t the best day in terms of weather. It was cloudy and rainy sometimes, so the photos aren’t at their best level. They were consequently edited with pixelmator.

We started by visiting the new Market Hall (or “Markthal” in Dutch), which is a residential and office building with a market hall underneath – hence its designation. This market hall was opened on the 1st of October by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. This building comprises 288 apartments, a 4600 m2 market space, a 1600 m2 horeca (this is an abbreviation that means hotel/restaurant/café) and 4-storey parking garage. As you can see from the photos of the market (the first ones), the highlight goes to its ceiling which is absolutely beautiful and amazing. It was painted by Arno Coenen. This is a market worth visiting; that’s for sure. It has fruit/vegetables stands, flower stands, cookies/chocolate stands and several restaurants or smaller stands selling food. Everything looks amazing and I am sure they taste even better.

Next to the market we have the famous Rotterdam cube houses (or “Kubuswoningen” in Dutch). They are apparently famous but we just happened to see them because we decided to walk around the market. These houses were created by Piet Blom who decided to tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. These houses are located on Overblaak Street, right above the Blaak Subway Station.

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Challenge | What’s on my iPhone?

I saw this challenge on Jota’s blog and I thought it would be an interesting thing to do here. I’m sure there’s a lot we can say about someone from their phones; not sure what that means in my case. Maybe you guys can draw some conclusions on that.

As you can see, I have an iPhone; more precisely an iPhone 4s. He is new and old at the same time. Is new because I’ve only got it since Christmas but it is old because it’s a second-hand phone. It came in such perfect conditions (not a single mark or scratch or anything else) that I ask myself if it was ever used before. Its battery is not the greatest thing ever but none of their batteries are great, so this is nothing new. I couldn’t be happier with my new toy, to be honest.

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This has been my lock screen since ever. I have the same photo on my iTouch too. They are one of the best trios we’ve ever had in the team and that photo is one of my favourites of them. Is one of the cutest photos of the team, to be honest. My home screen hasn’t always been this one. That photo was one of the first I took with my phone in Lisbon, when I went back home for Christmas. It’s a good permanent reminder of home and I really like this photo.

I don’t think my apps are that unusual. I try not to have too much on my phone, so it doesn’t occupy too much space. I do have a problem with organisation so I’ve put the apps according to their categories (more or less). There is alway some connection between them and each screen has a main theme (more or less too).

The social media and tennis apps are probably the ones I use the most, and also the photography ones. That 9292 app is probably one of the best apps there is if you’re living in the Netherlands. It gives up up-to-date info on any public transport within the country. It works both for buses and trains.

Miu Miu @ Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015

Hoje é tempo de fazermos mais uma visita ao mundo da moda. Esta nunca foi uma marca que me chamou muito à atenção, mas nos últimos anos tenho-me apaixonado pelas suas colecções. E a deste ano não é uma excepção. Assim deixem-me apresentar-vos a nova colecção de Primavera/Verão da Miu Miu.

Today is time for another trip to the world of fashion. This was never a brand that caught much of my attention, but I have been falling in love with its collections in the past couple of years. And this year’s is not an exception. Let me present you guys the new Miu Miu’s Spring/Summer collection.

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Once more, we’re are in the presence of an exception, compared to what I’ve been posting since I started this Spring/Summer rubric. This is merely an example of a brand, yet a luxury brand. Miu Miu belongs to Prada and it was created in 1993. Nowadays, it is headed by Miuccia Prada (granddaughter of Mario Prada – the funder of Prada). Known for it’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, this brand is set to launch its first fragrance in 2015. With boutiques open all over the world, Miu Miu is also present in Portugal since 2012.

Mais uma vez, estamos perante uma excepção aos posts que tenho vindo a publicar. Este é apenas um exemplo de uma marca; marca esta de luxo. A Miu Miu pertence à Prada e foi criada em 1993. Actualmente, esta marca está nas mãos de Miuccia Prada (neta de Mario Prada – o fundador da Prada). Conhecida pelas suas colecções de pronto-a-vestir e de acessórios, está previsto para 2015 o lançamento desta marca no campo da perfumaria. Com boutiques abertas nos quatro cantos do mundo, a Miu Miu encontra-se também presente em Portugal, desde 2012 (podem ver aqui um post referente a esta loja).

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O principal destaque vai para a variedade de cores utilizadas nesta colecção: desde os tons mais neutros (como o preto e o branco) e escuros (como o roxo escuro, nos conjuntos 1, 3 e 5), até aos tons mais claros (como o rosa e o branco). A diversidade de padrões é também um das principais tendências (como podem ver nos conjuntos 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 e 12). Para além disto, podemos também encontrar as seguintes tendências: cabedal (conjuntos 1 e 4) e saias de cintura subida (conjuntos 3, 5, 10, 11 e 12). Por último, o uso de tons pastel são apresentados nos casacos dos últimos três conjuntos; casacos estes que são lindíssimos. Estes são sem dúvida as minhas peças favoritas.

The variety of colours used in this collection is the main highlight we can make: from neutral tons (such as black and white) and darker tons (as the dark purple in outfits 1, 3 and 5), to lighter tons (such as pink and white). The diversity of patterns is also one of the main trends (as you can see in outfits 3, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12). Apart from this, we can still find the following trends: leather (outfits 1 and 4) and high-waisted skirts (outfits 3, 5, 10, 11 e 12). Finally, the use of pastel colours is shown in the coats of the last three outfits; coats that I find to be absolutely beautiful. These are without a doubt my favourite pieces of clothing.

O que acham desta colecção? Quais são os vossos conjuntos favoritos? | What do you think of this collection? Which outfits are your favourites?

30 Day Music Challenge #27

A song that breaks your heart…

Acho que a letra e o vídeo desta música falam por si sós. Penso que comentários são desnecessários. Há uns quantos casos em que os vídeos nada têm a ver com as suas músicas, mas este é definitivamente um dos melhores vídeos feitos de sempre. É simples mas super eficaz, e eu penso que representa esta música na perfeição (no pun intended).

I think the lyrics and music video of this song speak for themselves. I think further comments are unnecessary. There are some cases when music videos have nothing to do with the their songs, but this is definitely one of the best made music videos of all time. It is simple but super effective, and I believe it represents perfectly the lyrics (no pun intended).

Que canção é que escolheriam? | Which song would you choose?