Once again, I had a nearly chaotic week in which I have been mostly in uni or at work, or just doing my usual over thinking about future. Though, I had the chance to work with Final Cut Pro for the first time, the video editing program where me and Calais (film partner now haha) have spent quite a lot of hours only in order to get right some shots, the sound, the cuts and just everything. I would have never thought that editing can be so tedious, and also, SO FASCINATING! Now I understand the miracle of creating a film, it feels like you are actually making out of nothing, when you start playing it from the beginning and you realize that you have actually done all that, thought of every detail, created effects, moods and scripts.
Besides this, life has become a continuous wait. Waiting for fashion weekend, waiting for my very special guest in March( I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE HIM!) , waiting for my next holiday, waiting to finally finish university in May, waiting to move to London, waiting to actually start working in fashion, waiting waiting waiting. So I started wondering, when will I actually start living and stop waiting for things to happen?
Therefore I am trying to organize myself, do my usual very long lists and get off my ass when I have some time and do some of the things that I actually have the chance to while here, such as learning (even more!) about fashion, taking photos, reading, and also writing more often in here! Also, I find it absolutely hilarious how, since I decided to drop my last year of film degree, I became more and more into films and started frenetically watching them till morning. I guess the pressure of seeing films in a certain way, putting too much academic emphasis on beautiful things has made me grow out of my love for film.
I know it might come as a shock to some that I have not seen them before, but I am not much of a fan of romance movies. I have to admit that the reason for watching them in the first place was Julie Delpy and my huge girl crush on her: I find her beautiful, I am in love with her accent, the way she plays every role and her music as well! And I was most definitely not disappointed in these two movies either. She plays Celine, a girl/woman with so many particularities, that she almost drives herself insane. And this is exactly the beauty of the story: finding a stranger who understands you.
Though, the question is: what is the role of this stranger in your life? How is he going to change anything if he never becomes anything more? I love her realistic and straightforward approach, how she puts herself out there, how she is not afraid to talk about the fine line that a woman has to play with, between being a strong independent woman and wanting to love and be loved and how she goes from one extreme to the other ( I’m wondering why do I find it so familiar? hmm…) . I found every single scene of these films touching, realistic, and yes, romantic. I mean, Vienna and Paris, the ultimate combo! Walking hand in hand at night on small alleys, going on a boat on the Seine. These are clichees, but they are put in such a context, that they also seem natural, not romanticizing the moment too much.
Now I am very much looking forward to Before Midnight, the third (and hopefully not last) film of the series, due to be released in the beginning or summer, which will hopefully recreate the same magic atmosphere that seems to surround Jessie and Celine everywhere (maybe this time in USA?). Once again, I will have to be patient.
On the fashion side, I will show you my Valentine’s day choice of outfit. I haven’t done anything special (1. I am too far away from Barcelona so no lover for me, and 2.does getting drunk at 5 pm on prosecco count?) but I went for a sort of preppy look, with a leopard twist. Nothing incredible, I know, but hey, this is supposed to be a fashion blog, right?
Also, talking about fashion, I went to a fashion photography exhibition at the art gallery, but I was not allowed to take any photos I saw a beautiful mix of classics such as Richard Avedon or Irving Penn and Scott Schuman together with other contemporary photographers, and it made me realize how much fashion photography has changed, and the idea of feminine and elegance as well. I’ve seen the most beautiful necklines in the older photos, but striking body shapes and verticality in the newer ones. After this, we had a photography workshop with a fashion photographer who explained the basics of lighting, composition and other technical details to us, and I couldn’t help myself but photograph him and his very cool runing shoes.
And here is part of our small fashion society waiting for their turn in taking some shots:
To finish up, I finally received my camera, which is an entry level DSLR, Nikon D3100, but I am extremely happy with it. I still didn’t have the chance to properly play with it, and learn all its setting, but this is officially my goal for the beginning of the week, as I need to get amazing coverage from the fashion weekend and my first visit in London, by that matter. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!