3 April 2014

She saw the stars on gravestones, and sung the sky in blood


An outfit from a few days ago, on a spring walk before entering the red seats of the cinema. I'm heavily addicted to ranger looks again, big hoods, boots and simple black forms have covered most of my days. The cloak has been almost glued to my shoulders, it's the perfect shield for prawling the woods or running busy errands! 

Spring is definitely my least-favourite season, but I can't help but loving nature just before it starts to bloom. It's so stagnant, with all the shades of grey and brown mixed up in a wonderfully bleak palette.


Ovate cloak / bag & shoes flea market / leggings from my sister 

And about the cinema. We went to see Only Lovers Left Alive, and both liked it very much! A rare treat for any artsy or vampire film lover. The film was beautifully shot, with a dreamy slow pace that's best for the days when you need some slow drama in your life. It's worth watching for the performances of Hiddleston and Swinton alone, I find it rare to see believable romance on the silver screen and both were so compelling in their roles. And beyond beautiful!

Extra points for the mentions of Kit Marlowe and Nikola Tesla! (I always get childishly excited when someone mentions Tesla!) Also one of the best things about the film was that it didn't underestimate the intelligence of its viewers, which usually is a common flaw in the modern vampire film pool. Only Lovers Left Alive was slow, clever and shamelessly stylish, and I think the drowsy scenes fit the immortal life perfectly. Not my favourite vampire film, but still a very good one.

The film really made me want to listen to melancholic Arabic-influenced music and travel to see the decay of DetroitSome films just cling to the back of your head for days after you've seen them, like a tangible dream. Do you ever get the same feeling, thinking about a film for days, different twists and camera angles, and all that could have been? 

46 comments:

  1. Films often have the same effect on me, even if the film wasn't even worthwhile!
    I also want to say how much I enjoy your blog. I've been lurking around for several months, and finally decided to say "Hello." :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's true, even some really crappy films make that effect!
      And it's good to hear you enjoy my ramblings, I'm glad you said hello :)

      Delete
  2. Kävin myös kasomassa kyseisen elokuvan kun se ilmestyi.
    Harvoin pääsen sanomaan, mutta lähestulkoon rakastuin päähenkilöihin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sama! Ihan mieletön karisma kummallakin. Voisin vaan tuijottaa Tilda Swintonin kasvoja ties kuinka kauan, ellei se olisi liian creepyä. :D

      Delete
  3. Eikä, toi viitta sopii sulle kuin nenä päähän. Ihastuttava ♥

    ReplyDelete
  4. LOVE the cape, and I'm so looking forward to Only Lovers Alive.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I love it too! I hope you enjoy the film. :)

      Delete
  5. I've got very similar boots and after I started wearing them, and found out how comfortable they are, I also started buying shoes with chunky heels, since I realized that walking in them isn't that difficult either (compared to stilettos). Nevertheless, I'd like to ask you, what is the best way to treat sore feet and skin caused by wearing high heels? I'm sure that, concerning your experience, you"ll have some tips to share with us. Thanks a lot! Oh, and I definitely have to see the film. The thought of a new vampire film that isn't about high school teenagers always makes me happier. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well, if I have a long night ahead with very high heels, I usually use an ointment that prevents blisters from forming in the problem areas, especially if the shoes are new. And gel cushions beneath the balls of your feet will usually prevent sore feet. It's also advisable to massage your feet after wearing high heels for a long time. :) Can't think of anything else right now, but these tips should help!

      I hope you like the film!

      Delete
  6. Covered in black, sounds like the story of my life. Pretty as always.

    /Avy

    http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a good story, black is always the best choice. And thank you!

      Delete
  7. Ei Saatana, oot sää kyllä upia :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Apua, kiitän ihanasta kehaisusta! :D

      Delete
  8. OH! MY! GOD! The first pic! Wrap in a gift box and send to my address, please oh please!

    And about the movie - I had a very similar feeling with works of David Lynch. Twin Peaks of course. And the Lost highway! I could not stop thinking about it for a very long time. So many incredible shots!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe, you're so sweet Grace, thank you! <3

      David Lynch has a lot of puzzles in his films so no wonder that the audience thinks about the films for days and days. And not always in a good way, some images are just too disturbing to be quickly forgotten. :D And the world of Twin Peaks is something else, the feeling in it is so intense. I always feel a sad little nudge in my insides when it's over. And I feel the need to enter that world pretty often, that's why I watch the whole series about twice a year.

      Delete
  9. After some movies or series, I have the feeling that for a moment it was part of my life. The next days I feel like something is missing, I feel despressed or nostalgic. The same way you feel when you're far from your family, when someone you love is away. The characters, atmospheres, landcapes or locations leave an empty space in my mind. When a series or movie I loved ends, I mourn it for days. That's a feeling I love. I like that my mind needs to live in other worlds, other times. Books have the same effect on me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I share your feeling wholeheartedly. Some sagas, whether in TV or books, leave a mark on you and then a little sadness grips you when it's all over. It's somehow a lovely feeling, and it's even more lovely to be able to enter that world again whenever you wish to. :) I think you put it so well; "I like that my mind needs to live in other worlds, other times". I feel the same way!

      Delete
  10. Miten kukaan voi oikeasti olla noin kaunis kuin sinä! Olet niiiiiiiiin kaunis :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Apua, en osaa suhtautua tällasiin kommentteihin, hih! Kiitos ihan hirveän paljon ihanasta kehusta! <3

      Delete
  11. I would like to know what is your favourite vampire film?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a tough one! I might have to go with Bram Stoker's Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola, because Gary Oldman is too good for words in that role, and the film is a true classic.

      Nosferatu and Interview with the Vampire are also classics to me so they're worth mentioning. And I could mention a few others from the modern films, I really love Låt den rätte komma in (the original Swedish version of Let me in) and I also liked 30 Days of Night, just because it's the only vampire movie I've seen that was genuinely threatening.

      But all in all, I love to watch vampire films, even the really bad ones. :D

      Delete
  12. That cloak looks awesome! I have thought about getting a poncho, but a cloak is way much cooler :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! Ponchos are cool too, but cloaks are extra special. :>

      Delete
  13. from where are these beautiful shoes?
    if you can answer to my email: c-luna@outlook.com.gr

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I bought them from the flea market many months ago, but their origin seems to be Dinsko. Not sure if they sell them anymore, but you can always try!

      Delete
  14. Replies
    1. Kiitoksia! Ihana se tosiaan on. :)

      Delete
  15. Replies
    1. Thank you deeply Sylwia! <3 Perfection does not exist, but I'm honoured even still.

      Delete
  16. i had exactly this feeling with mulholland drive. such a puzzling, intense, deeply reminiscent piece of art, alluding ones most deep-rooted feelings.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree, Mulholland Drive is such a great piece, a haunting nightmare. It's truly a puzzle!

      Delete
  17. Kiva kuulla jos tuo leffa oli hyvä, itsekin olen ajatellut mennä sen jossain vaiheessa (toivottavasti) katsomaan. :) Viitta on tosi kaunis, sopii sulle! ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Voi kiitos paljon! Toivottavasti tykkäät leffasta :)

      Delete
  18. Looking great as always.
    The cloak is stunning! I do want one quite badly, however it seems to be unavailable :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Persephone! It's gone from their collection by now, but you could always try to find it second hand?

      Delete
  19. Tykkäsin myös leffasta! Nimien pudottelu ja taulut seinillä (Poe, Wilde etc.) tuntuivat tosin kliseisiltä, tarkoitan, että jos on elänyt niin kauan, on varmaan tuntenut loistavia ja lahjakkaita tyyppejä, jotka vain eivät tulleet kuuluisiksi jälkipolville. Mutta en toisaalta tulkitse, että se (kliseisyys) olisi ollut ilman huumoria.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nimien pudottelua leffassa harrastettiin tosiaan aika urakalla. :D Itseäni ei tosin moinen haitannut, vaikka se hieman kliseistä kieltämättä olikin. Teslaa ei vaan mun mielestä voi mainita liian usein, hehs!

      Delete
  20. You're missed! I hope everything's fine and you'll be back soon :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you sweetie, I'm pretty much fine now. :)

      Delete
  21. ...Greetings young lady,glad to see you lurking again.Cloak is simply~magical *big child eyes* ...and the last time when I got haunted by incredible piece of art is also my favourite movie ever (The Innocents,1961.) Don't know if you maybe have watched it,if not I highly recommend you,I have pretty strong feeling you might like it...Have a lovely day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Velyra! I need to see that film as soon as possible, thank you so much for the hint! :)

      Delete
  22. That cape is everything. So into the giant hoods these days <3

    ReplyDelete