Monday, February 22, 2010


Vidid shots of Scotland's lush forest, dilapidated castles and the always stoic Tilda Swinton are the ingredients to Pringle of Scotland's short film, directed by Ryan McGinley. Shot 15 minutes away from Swinton's home in east Inverness, the video is an oddly intense, beautifully scenic film that creatively shows off a few new looks from the company's spring/summer collection.

They have also released another film which premiered at Milan Fashion Week to celebrate its return to Italy. Animated by David Shrigley, this video is much less dramatic and rather an outrageously humorous, behind the scenes look at what goes into the making of a Pringle of Scotland sweater.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Since returning to my cozy shoe box sized dorm room I have had to leave cable television behind (bye bye Lost). So its safe to say I have been watching my fair share of movies lately and have seen some truly breathtaking ones recently. So while I feel like a terrible fashion follower, doing a post on movies when its fashion week, I figured, what the hell. Here's a little bit about A Single Man and Grey Gardens....
A Single Man:
Tom Ford has my infinite approval as a director. His novel style of filming is filled with ultra-dramatic slow moving shots that prevent you from doing anything besides staring intensely at the screen, wide eyed in pure amusement. The cinematography has inevitably been the focus since the movie's release, but beyond the strong colors and revolutionary shots, there is a deeply, touching, dark story of a man coping with the death of his soul mate. The intimate scenes and conversations are overwhelmingly powerful. There have been a decent amount of good movies this past year, but A Single Man is not a merely movie, it is a true film.

Grey Gardens:
Based on the 1975 documentary, HBO's latest success is a somewhat disturbing story of Little and Big Edie Bouvier Beale, mother and daughter (also aunt and cousin to Jackie Kennedy) and their fall from glamorous, high society life, to living in squalor in a home considered to be unsuitable even for animals. Regardless of their dire economic situation, Big and Little Edie continue on as though they are blissfully unaware of it all. They spend hours picking out the perfect outfit, make sure their lipstick is flawlessly applied before answering the door and when Mrs. Kennedy decides to drop by, they invite her to relax in their garden made of dirt and dried brush. Regardless of the rural living conditions, the cinematography and costumes are quite phenomenal.

Photo Credit:, The Wiestein Company, and HBO