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NY Fashion Week 2013 Day Four

Catherine Malandrino presented a lovely and artistic collection, inspired by French Art Deco, which was elegantly refined and cohesive. Dresses, coats, and separates came in wool, cashmere knit, and velvet. Burgundy/plum, deep blues and black- nude combinations brought a warm and inviting ambiance.

NY Fashion Week 2013 Day Three

Feminine strength and power gracefully marched down the runway as Prabal Gurung unveiled his military-inspired collection. The line came mainly in an army green, deep reds and blues, and black color palette. Each look beautifully married combat and elegance to reflect the spirit of women in the armed forces.

NY Fashion Week 2013 Day Two

The Czar by Cesar Galindo collection was nothing short of innovatively pleasing. Bubble skirts and layering were incorporated into some of the looks to add just the right touch of subtle exuberance. “I did convertible clothing,” Galindo said during a quick interview, “the coats are actually convertible…you could take the sleeves off, take the hoodie off, and play with it.”

Clockwork Angels: The Novel by Kevin J Anderson

“….for something like twenty years, Kevin and I had discussed working on a project together that would marry music, lyrics, and prose fiction. The right idea and timing eluded us for a long time, but at last, both converged perfectly.”

Making The Shining Shine: Room 237

Directed, or more realistically composed by Rodney Ascher, the documentary Room 23 is the result of many (many) such viewings. Like the inspirational movie itself, this can be of both stunning insight, and potentially, ever so slightly, maybe a wee bit insane.

Movie Review: Frankenweenie

A bit like a dark Santa Claus(aws), Tim Burton arrives every so often, bearing what you hope is the wonderful treat you’ve been waiting all year for. And just like Christmas’s that we’ve all had at some stage, they can be sometimes a bit of a disappointment.

Film Review: Ted

The comedy is un-apologetically politically un-correct, but it’s also touching and moving, and at times, genuinely sad. You start to forget it’s a CGI bear that you’re watching, acting.

Film Review: Batman – The Dark Knight Rises

Nolan completely (and very successfully) rebuilt the Batman franchise into the titan it is today. I just wish he could have also invented a few words to go along with it, to help us describe just how epic and truly awesome this all is. I’m starting to believe that quite a few notches above the word ‘epic’ lies the word ‘Nolan’. The Dark Knight Rises is Nolan!

HitchHikers Guide To The Galaxy – Live

I grew up with The HitchHikers Guide To The Galaxy. I remember listening to the radio series in primary school over and over and I read the book continuously quoting from it continually as a kid, adoring it completely.

Spider (Fashion) Sense

With the release of the latest Marvel Comic adaptation, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ on 3 July 2012, over-enthusiastic fashionistas may very well dare to wear the red and blue unitard and emulate Spiderman’s spandexy style. For the rest of us, this is not necessary because comic book fashion is already seeping into the mainstream.

The Really Really Amazing Spider-Man

In a great deal of superhero movies, evolution is everything, and Marc Webb’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ is a higher state of being, and a brilliant addition on this the 50th anniversary of Spidey’s birth.