December 29, 2010

Weddology: Up in the air

Hello, everybody! How have you been? Did you have a nice Christmas? I hope you did! I’ve been pretty quiet this week because I was super busy, but I’m back! ;) There’s a reason why I've been busy and why I'm posting these pictures for this week’s weddology post. Below you’ll see lots of people jumping because I’m jumping, too … for joy. I got my fiancée visa yesterday! Yay! :D I can’t believe I’m finally free to move to the States and get married. I really can’t wait to be David’s wife; we’re super excited <3. So, now it’s just a question of finding a plane ticket for me and Dimitri, packing my bags and taking off!

Thank you so much for the encouraging messages and e-mails; the good vibes have surely helped! ;) I'm very lucky to have you and for that, too, here's a big thank you!!! And now, let's all jump to the pics, hehe.  

The following couples are not jumping, but they're up in the air and the pics are really cool.

Have a lovely day! And jump! We all have a reason to feel happy and celebrate life ;).

December 23, 2010

I met Le Petite Lillí!

Hello, everybody! Are you getting ready for Christmas? I’m not. I haven’t put up a tree (nor am I planning to at this point), have no idea what I’m serving for dinner tomorrow, have not booked a car to go to my grandma’s house on the 25th the list continues.  I have, however, had a lovely Christmas Eve eve (get it? Bad joke, I know). This evening, I had the chance to meet Lillí, a fellow blogger. I’m not a people person at all and yet, keep meeting cool people I got to know thanks to this medium; weird, huh? I mean, I never go to dance clubs, or parties, or events where I have to socialize; I just can’t do it. I’m a wallflower and am totally fine with that. Still, I’ve been lucky enough to meet sweet people who turned out to be more similar to me than I’d expected. Is the world actually inhabited by lots of awesome people worth meeting? Does this mean I have to open up more to strangers? I don’t I think so, but I’m super grateful to have run into such cool individuals.

Back to today. So, Lillí and I had scheduled to meet for coffee. We went to a lovely tea house/restaurant called El Último Beso, located in Palermo. We didn’t drink coffee, but we had a cup of tea and a good chat. She didn’t seem to acknowledge my awkwardness which made me feel at ease; I had a very good time with her.

I totally forgot to take pictures while we were having tea, but I took a few before we left. These were taken in the store within the reataurant. There were lots of nice ornaments, crockery and a few pieces of clothing.

I couldn't help taking a few shots in the restroom. This is probably the coolest one I've ever seen.

Look! There was a tub in there! Filled with water and flowers! How cool is that?!

If you are in Buenos Aires, I recommend going to this place. Thank you, Lillí, for being so sweet! It was a real pleasure to meet you! =)

Movie task: Me Without You

When Me Without You starts playing, you see two little girls playing some mean and dangerous game; right from the very beginning, you can tell this is not another typical story about two best friends. Holly and Marina’s friendship gets more twisted and quirkier as the girls, a.k.a. Harina, grow older. Michelle Williams and Anna Friel (yes, the girl from Pushing Daisies! Can you believe it’s her?) did a great job. I felt trapped and exhausted; I could relate to Holly and seriously felt like punching Marina on her face. I honestly know nothing about acting or writing plots, but I can assert this is a good and effective movie. And even if you’re not into this story, hearing Michelle Williams speak British English makes it worth watching.

As for my task this week, it's connected with an early part of the movie where the girls start experimenting with sex and drugs. They go to this party expecting to meet Joe Strummer from The Clash and put on dresses made with plastic trash bags.

You can watch the scenes where they wear these dresses as from 4:40 in this video.

To make my trash bag dress I used a trash bag, naturally, scissors, tape, a stapler and another plastic bag.

I matched the dress with a pair of Melissas (Melissa is a Brazilian brand which makes plastic shoes, in case you didn't know. You saw a pair designed by Vivienne Westwood in my previous post).

Ok, I admit it; mine looks like total shit. The belt makes it look even worse and I seem even fatter. Oh, well, that's what happens when you don't know anything about dress making :(. Forget about this post, but go ahead and rent this movie :).

December 22, 2010

Weddology: hearts

What is the ultime symbol of love? Right! Hearts! Here's a collection of cute pictures involving hearts.

And here's a little trick taught by Katie Sokoler to make all the lights in your pictures look like hearts <3 :D.
You just have to take some black paper, cut a shape in the middle of it and then put it over your lens. You need to purposely shoot out of focus to see the lights change shape. Apparently, it works better when you have a lens with a wide aperture.

Happy Wednesday, everybody! XX