Cocaine Princess here.
*Sigh* No real good news in the sleep department. I'm lucky if I'm able to get 3hrs a night of sleep these days. One late night while channel surfing I became entranced by some type of cooking utensil device which is strange considering I don't have a domestic bone in my body. It was then I realized no more late night TV for me, at least no more infomercials. As I continued channel surfing a movie was about to begin that caught by interest. A movie I had been wanting to see but just didn't get around to it: "W.E." A film by Madonna.
The film tells the tale of the infamously scandalous affair of King Edward VIII (played by James D'Arcy) and Wallis Simpson (played by Andrea Riseborough) for whom, in the 1930s, he gave up everything for, even abdicating the throne of England. Being a twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson was a woman the monarchy would never accept, and because of that, King Edward left everything behind for love. The film concurrently takes us back to 1998 and Wally Winsthrop (played by Abbie Cornish) a woman who was named after Ms. Simpson by her Wallis-obsessed mother and who also finds herself in a marriage that is not living up to the magic she expected it to be, a fact which is brought more to life by the flirtations of a Russian security guard she encounters at an auction of the Windsor Estate at Sotheby's.
Before the film was even released it was bashed by the critics and given harsh reviews simply because it was connected to Madonna. I'm not saying this because Madonna happens to be my all time favorite singer but I really loved the movie. In my opinion the movie is brilliantly directed and written. What I liked most is how the timeline presented in the film ranges from pre-World War II England (1936–37) to New York in 1998, and the storyline swaps between these two eras. Madonna decided to use the Sotheby's auction of Edward and Simpson's estate in 1998, to flash backward from. Using archival pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier recreated the jewels Edwards showered Wallis with while designers like Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Madeleine Vionnet and Elsa Schiaparelli and London's Savile Row recreated the costumes. It's noted in the film that Ms. Simpson was a fashion icon and couture client well before meeting Edward.
The pop Queen decided to make this film because she was trying to understand the nature of their love story and trying to figure out if there is such a thing as "perfect love." She investigated the history behind the abdication and tried to understand what led Edward to leave his royal throne.
So my lovelies, would you give up everything for love?
The song "Masterpiece" for which Madonna received a Golden Globe for "Best Song" plays during the film's end credits. What beautiful lyrics they are....
"And I'm right by your side
Like a thief in the night
I stand in front of a masterpiece
And I can't tell you why
It hurts so much
To be in love with the masterpiece...."
....And Madonna's voice for this song is so angelic and flawless.
Fashion Friday News
If you recall I posted an entry about actor Brad Pitt becoming the 1st ever male spokesmodel for the perfume Chanel No. 5. He was paid $7 million dollars to appear in an ad that was ridiculed. If you haven't seen it yet, trust me it's worth a good laugh-- click on the above highlighted link to see it. Anyways, the perfume is now facing a possible ban because of an allergy-inducing ingredients it contains.
The show stopper of the night featured Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio (seen below) wearing a $2.5 million dollar "Fantasy Bra" that featured 5,200 precious and semi-precious stones including amethysts, sapphires, rubies and white, pink and yellow diamonds. The show will broadcast on Tuesday, December 4th on CBS right in time for the holiday season.
This up~coming Sunday is Remembrance Day, a day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Lest We Forget.
My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.
Whatever your plans are have a cheeky weekend. ~x