Friday, February 11, 2011

Nowhere Boy

I remember wanting to see this several months ago. I finally watched it this week, and I was definitely impressed. I know a lot about the Beatles history, probably too much. I read the Beatles’ Anthology a couple years ago. It’s 368 pages and one of the only books my father has read (he prefers to listen to Harry Potter on tape). So I knew the story of John and his mother, Julia, maybe a story that most people aren’t familiar with.
 It’s a lovely story that really stands alone apart from the Beatles’. In fact they never mention the Beatles in the movie (they do talk about their earlier band, The Quarrymen).
Half of the movie I’m plagued by the actor who plays Paul. I know I’ve seen him somewhere before. Lo and behold, he is the adorable Sam in Love Actually played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster.

And of course the fashion is pretty incredible, especially Julia’s. Here’s a modern take on Julia’s style.

 1. Memory of Feathers Dress- Anthropologie $158  2. Ralph Lauren Fantara Sandal- Piperlime $109 3. Serpentine & Metal Necklace- thevamoose on Etsy $50 4. Command Attention Jacket- ModCloth $89.99

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I'm in love...

     ...with stationery. Christmas cards, personalized letterhead, thank you notes, I love them all.  Now I've never been very good about sending handwritten notes, some of that natural laziness showing through. However, I have a few friends that will send a card for a rainy day, a root canal, a traffic ticket, you name it. And it's wonderful. There's just something about a handwritten note. Being able to see their writing is almost like seeing a piece of them. It's a special sentiment that simply can't be replicated in a text or e-mail.
     So I've been attempting to send more cards, starting with Christmas. I used leftover blank cards from Hobby Lobby, mostly because one of the things I dread about printing is cutting paper. They feature lyrics from the Christmas classic "Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!" by Sufjan Stevens. I stenciled it by hand which was tedious but was able to screenprint them in one night.

 Currently I am working on some Valentines. I’m very excited about these. Pictures on Monday!