Je m'appelle Candy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Prada Candy is directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, starring French actress Léa Seydoux as Candy, Rodolphe Pauly as Julius and Peter Gadiot as Gene. That face. Those bangs. Her voice. She just has such an effortless beauty and chicness like most French women. I have a serious case of bang envy right now. I am desperately attempting to grow out my hair and bangs for over a year now. I feel like I shouldn't give up, since it's my mother and also Diane Keaton who have inspired me to grow out my hair the same length all around with a center part. But when I see photos of beautifully framed faces of Anna Karina, Jane Birkin, Françoise Hardy, Zooey Deschanel, Alexa Chung and now Léa Seydoux, I can't help but feel the urge to get bangs again. 

"All men are children."
"Maybe, but at least children are innocent. Julius has the brains of a scientist, but the intelligence of a gorilla. Gene, of course, is every girl's dream, but a woman's nightmare." 

Also aren't the boys super adorable? Their hair! Jealous. If you watch the making of, the two actors are speaking English and they're so debonair and suave and charming. Oh major swoon. Maybe the real story is actually about Julius et Gene (like Jules et Jim) and Candy's the third wheel!

Prada Candy L'Eau will be out in April. Ready for spring!

Mignonne, allons voir si la rose

Sunday, March 10, 2013

mignonne, allons voir si la rose

I dedicate this beautiful and romantic poem by Pierre de Ronsard to you. We all know life is fleeting, but sometimes we're so distracted by daily life that we forget to enjoy or even notice the small things in life. Seize every opportunity and live life to the fullest. Carpe diem. Bisou bisou.

Mignonne, allons voir si la rose
Qui ce matin avoit desclose
Sa robe de pourpre au Soleil,
A point perdu ceste vesprée
Les plis de sa robe pourprée,
Et son teint au vostre pareil.

Las ! voyez comme en peu d'espace,
Mignonne, elle a dessus la place
Las ! las ses beautez laissé cheoir !
Ô vrayment marastre Nature,
Puis qu'une telle fleur ne dure
Que du matin jusques au soir !

Donc, si vous me croyez, mignonne,
Tandis que vostre âge fleuronne
En sa plus verte nouveauté,
Cueillez, cueillez vostre jeunesse :
Comme à ceste fleur la vieillesse
Fera ternir vostre beauté.

Sweetheart, let us see if the rose
that only this morning unfolded
its scarlet dress in the sun
has lost, at vesper-time,
the folds of its scarlet dress
and its colour, so like yours.

Alas! See how rapidly,
Sweetheart, she has let
her beauty fall all over the place!
Nature is truly a cruel stepmother
when such a flower only lasts
from dawn to dusk!

So if you hear me,
Sweetheart, while your age flowers
in its greenest newness,
gather, gather your youth.
Age will tarnish your beauty
as it has faded this flower.

Ode à Cassandre by Pierre de Ronsard, 1553


Monday, March 4, 2013

I meant to post this when the video premiered a long time ago, but I was waiting to see them at Mercury Lounge on January 31st and then I'd write a post. Guess what happened? Nothing. No, I took a few photos with a disposable camera and wanted to post the photos, but they kind of came out blurry... What do you expect? It's a disposable camera. Anyways, I'm finally posting HITS' first music video Madness. I love that's it's in black and white!

I've been obsessed with black and white since I saw the Picasso Black and White Exhibit at The Guggenheim in January. And I bought LIFE: The Classic Collection, it includes a selection of the most influential and recognizable black and white photos, which moved me to tears. I'm just generally in love with black and white everything and all the in between shades of grey.

But you make my madness a pleasure.