Autumn days… getting cozy with a movie

f6d9e4e674cd4859b6f66a3a34b1e973Hi everyone! Today is looking very autumn-like weather in town and though I am at work, I sockswould loooove to stay home with a nice movie and some afternoon tea treats! Mmm… I wish I could snap my fingers and have a beautiful hot chocolate with cream from Starbucks… aaand be in some comfy pajamas… with a nice blanket and … what movie?

 

 

 

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Well, let’s see… 🙂 Recently I’ve been thinking about “Autumn in New York”, with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder. A very sad movie, I know, but I love its new york images (2)sophistication and minimalism… the clothes, the refined food from Richard Gere’s character’s restaurant… The lovely beads and silk hats that Charlotte (Ryder) creates… The autumn leaves landscapes, the chilly, windy, crisp atmosphere… Very elegant, very fall-mood movie. To watch while drinking some stylish New York drink and maybe some savoury treat, like the ones Will (Gere), a great chef, creates: something with arugula, fresh Parmesan and olives tossed in… and some posh hot tea, perfectly suiting the movie mood.

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when-harry-met-sally-original1Or, maybe… “When Harry met Sally”? I have to say, I’ve jimages (1)ust seen this movie, a few days ago, and for the very first time ever! Very nice indeed! Clever, smart, fresh, bubbling with jokes and sparkling with a wonderfully comic couple. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal are just perfectly matched in this one, you just can’t help it but to watch the idiotic things they do and say to sabotage their own lives and happiness and you just smile and shake your head with fondness! You simply have to love them and forgive everything they do, ’cause they are just so clumsy and confused.

 

 

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New York, wonderful as always through all the movie. And for this one, I would say tons of junk food, because I felt that I wanted to fight the miss Goody Two Shoes – Meg Ryan character by indulging in male self destructing behaviour: so, chips, Coca Cola, and leftover Chinese food a gogo! It will be very satisfying when in the end… eheh, spoiler alert!

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Come to think of it, this is turning rather into a New York autumn afternoon, huh? So, inew-york-city-autumn-android-wallpaper-movie-544ff8e864cd5c862e831d8ec121b5b8-big-17615f I have to stay curled up in bed or on the sofa, while eating and drinking and have to choose a fall-feeling movie, well, now… oh!!! “Sex & the City”!!!!!! But not the movie, the tv series!!!! Hell yes!! Perfect! Uuh, so many seasons to chose from, so many feelings and emotions to watch and feel… I’m gonna go with the last season and with the very last episodes and fly to Paris with Carrie, why not? Don’t you want to be with her on those lonely days in Paris, during the autumn? Don’t you wanna be her friend? Have a hot chocolate together in a Parisian cafè? Eating macarons? And go to that Blibrarian guys party that she never attended? And kick in the ass Alexander Petrovksy?? While Big is coming to save the day? 🙂 So, here we are, and for this one I think I’ll chose… hot coffee, maybe a nice frothy cappuccino and some sweet pastries! You know, when she’s in that cafè, smoking and feeding the Dogue de Bordeaux? Adorable, so sad… so nice…

 

 

 

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And so, that’s it! We’re all set, ready for a great dreamy afternoon indoors, no need to get out with all that cold wind and chilly air, just stay home, relax, eat good things and be happy with your beloved movies, which ones will you chose?? Happy autumn!!!! 

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Les gobelines du “Labyrinth”

Hi everyone! Today I will be telling you about a new little project I wanna start 🙂 If you’ve read abouLabyrinth (1986) Originalt my clayfigurines inspired by “The wind in the willows”, you’ll know where this is heading… yes, new clay figurines – sculpting, uuuh !!!!!!! But this time inspired by the great, magical, wonderful 80’s movie “Labyrinth” !!!!!! And that’s to say… GOBLINS FIGURINES!!!!!

Onglitter my last trip to Austria, which you know is the paradise of papery and DIY lovely stuff and shops, I bought a ton of clay packets and in a hidden box behind the clay I found thousands of these gorgeous vials of glitter!!! For all the fans out there you know what glitter triggers inside us: Labyrinth, Jareth, goblins and magic a gogo! So I told myself, “This time, goblins!”.

 

 

In London I bought this bookle book two years ago, “The goblins of Labyrinth”, a great collection and catalogation of the Labyrinth goblins, by Brian Froud, the painter, and Terry Jones, the man behind the Labyrinth moviescreenplay. It is such a rich and interesting book, funny also, and it was just what I needed to find all sorts of goblins to sculpt and paint.tumblr_static_4

If you are not familiar with the movie, “Labyrinth” tells the fantastic story of 15 years old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) whose baby brother is kidnapped by Jareth (David Bowie), the fascinating and ambivalent Goblin King in this mythical land where magic creatures and goblins live. Sarah will have thirteen hours to solve the labyrinth that lays around the King’s castle, in order to save her brother Toby and get home safe and sound. It is a pearl of a movie and definitely watch it if you haven’t, it’ll be a wonderful treat!!! 🙂

 

 

bookBeing an 80’s movie, “Labyrinth” has a set design which is very free spirited and carefree, with tons and tons of glitter on trees, landscapes, rocks, streets and even on the costumes of the creatures and animals. So it was veeery easy to chose what to create with those beautiful ampoules of shiny, magical glitter! I bought it in silver, gold and white! Now all I have to do is to chose the goblins I’d like to create! Hope you will stay tuned for more and have fun watching my little figurines taking life! See you soon and thanks for reading! And…

Sarah: “Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young girl whose stepmother always made her stay home with the baby. And the baby was a spoiled child, and wanted everything to himself, and the young girl was practically a slave. But what no one knew is that the king of the goblins had fallen in love with the the girl, and he had given her certain powers. So one night, when the baby had be particularly cruel to her, she called on the goblins for help!libro

Goblin: “Listen…!!!”

Sarah: “”Say your right words, ‘the goblins said, and we’ll take the baby to the castle, and you will be free!’ But the girl knew, that the Goblin King would keep the baby in his castle for ever and ever and ever, and turn it into a goblin! And so the girl suffered in silence. Until one day, when she was tired from a day of housework, and she was hurt by the harsh words of her stepmother, and she could no longer stand it…

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