it’s almost effin 30 degrees celcius every day & i’m looking at flippen boots? i can’t really help it guys, can you believe some of this stuff… click on the pics if you want to buy. if you actually do want to buy, please don’t tell me. i’ll be jealous.
my new tv obsession is boardwalk empire, which is not surprising since mad men just ended (sad face) and i needed another period drama to fill the void. set in prohibition era atlantic city, the story revolves around nucky thompson – played by the ridiculously awesome and surprisingly… dare i say attractive steve buscemi – and the various gangsters, government agents and ordinary folk whose lives are influenced by the fortunes and misfortunes of bootlegging and other illegal activities…
the characters are interesting, the acting is top notch, there’s plenty of nudity and sex (something i always felt mad men kind of lacked, he he) and it is also super violent (scorsese / gansters – what do you expect?) certainly the most impressive thing for me is the set design & the effort that went into recreating atlantic city in the twenties.
the set, which features a 300ft “period-perfect rendition” of Atlantic City in the early 1920s, took three months to build includes depictions of storefronts, cars and the boardwalk itself. after filming, digital effects were used to add details like skylines, billboards, piers and beaches, whose looks were based on vintage postcards.
the costumes are also to die for – look out for the scenes in the dress shop and all the outfits the ladies wear.
this picture of elvis from this amazing post
this post about the south
these guys and their bikes
this white leica
this dress from alexis mabille s/s 2011
this wine label
this girl (perfect)
this illustration of what to watch by alex latimer
this picture of bob dylan hailing a cab
this picture of jon hamm (sigh)
this woman – incredible.
these harlequin romance covers
this cat (!!!!!!!!!)
keira knightley’s skirt
and the look on this dragonfly’s face (hehehe)
i’m moving into a new place this month, and i’m excited. i’ll be living with my very good friends (yay) and just the thought of experiencing a change puts a spring in my step. have been catching myself looking at interiors online, which is kind of futile since i don’t have a money tree (yet). yeah. so, this is kind of what i would like my house to look like… one day. or at least elements of. taste veers drastically from very light & airy to pretty dark & moody.
click on the images for their sources. some of these might be reposts, sorry.
i wanted to do a street style round up but realised that nothing i’ve seen in the past week beats this lady.
photo by streethearts
thought i’d share some recent flickr favourites. oh, the quality. people are too talented for their own good!