samedi 1 février 2014

Dolores Haze

    I find myself thinking it is idiotic that I am devoting this post to a film that is almost as old as I am but the truth is I have only just seen it. I seem to have a hard time believing my own self when I say that my first time watching this 1997 classic was just a couple days ago but alas, it is the truth.  After hearing about it countless times I thought I had a good idea of how the story would unfold before my eyes but boy was I wrong. If anything ,I was not prepared for the dreamy , hazy film that is Lolita. It seemed to me like the entirety of it was covered in a misty fog , much like the snippets of dreams you remember a few moments after waking in the morning. Everything, from the long shots of Dolores and Humbert driving along an endless sandy road to the intimate moments these two share in a small and crowded hotel room is reminiscent of a summer's warm and cozy reverie. The hypnotic score enchants you and soon you are in this trance , one that you thoroughly enjoy. 

     At first I didn't understand what it was that turned this film into a cult classic, if I can say that, and Lo into one of the most adored and treasured female characters - though I found myself thinking she was immature and even annoying for the most part - . So adored that she is still a part of our conversations today while characters such as Elizabeth in Prozac Nation ( A film that's also been quite popular among the same audience ) have been forgotten. I gave this question some thought and I have finally come to this conclusion :

    We are all Dolores Haze. We are girls , little girls, striving , needing to be wanted, sexy , provocative despite the fact that a part of ourselves - and a rather important one at that - lingers on in childhood.     


vendredi 16 août 2013


Here I am, sitting cross-legged on the white duvet enveloping my bed, sipping on some lukewarm black cherry tea as memories and thoughts cross my dazed mind, every one of them a little bit more bittersweet than the last. They cut through me like sharp knives, slicing through every vein, allowing my emotions to come pouring out of the womb. My exhausted body is asking for sleep but the demons in my head aren't tired just yet. Maybe it's the masochistic part of me that finds pleasure in such sorrow or maybe it's just human nature, but I cannot find the will or the way to pull myself out of these tumultuous waters that are now imprisoning me. In fact I lean into them. Let the waves come crashing over my head and wrap me up in this cold embrace. Let myself drown. Deeper and deeper, down to the ocean floor where I find comfort in the unknown. 

Anna xoxo

jeudi 22 décembre 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner and that means it's time to dress up and go glam! I've thought of these two outfits which I think would be wonderful for this year's holiday season. I will post another set including outfits for New Year's eve in the next few days. I hope you enjoy what I have put together and as always, don't be afraid to mix it up and make it you. 

Love, Anna xo

jeudi 3 novembre 2011

Fall Fall Fall !

Well summer drifted into fall and before we even knew it, the temperature started changing and so did everything else, including the trends. I have to say, fall fashion is my all time favorite. It's cool enough to wear more layers, yet warm enough to go out without wearing a big chunky winter coat. And this year's trends have not dissapointed me. We will be seeing lots and lots of knits, faux fur, leather and sheepskin. In short, have fun this season and don't be afraid to be different!

samedi 13 août 2011

Closer to the edge

  30 Seconds To Mars is probably my favorite band of the moment. They have been around for a while but really caught my attention only about a month ago. I have been listening to lots of rock lately and litterally fell upon the  music video to the song Hurricane and I was instantly hooked! Never have I seen a more artistically beautiful clip. Not only do all the band members star in it, but Jared Leto, the band's lead singer, actually directed the clip, as he does for many of their clips, such as Kings And Queens and Closer To The Edge.

 The band was formed by Jared and Shannon Leto in 1998. Since then , they have released 3 albums : 30 Seconds To Mars (2002) , A Beautiful Lie (2005) and  This Is War (2009) . Although their music is hard to cathegorise, they are usually considered a progressive rock band. Their sound is completely different and I personally love it! 

Rock fan or not, I'm sure that you'll appreciate 30 Seconds To Mars. Go get their latest album out in stores now, you won't regret it !

vendredi 22 juillet 2011

Maxi Summer

Hey Ladies!
Now, I don't know about you but I am currently obsessed with maxi dresses. They are soo versatile and most of all, soo comfy! Definitely a must-have this summer, no matter what your style is. So go ahead , crank up the heat with your maxi dresses this summer, and have fun!