Jul 30, 2012

Cinemanic Monday: "You either be highwaymen's wives, Or would you lose your young lives?"

JungfrukÀllan (The Virgin Spring) Dir. Ingmar Bergman

   I remember being home alone on a rainy day, back in our first place in Austin, scrolling through Netflix's Watch Instantly list. The photo for this film caught my eye. I only noticed a few keywords (foreign, Academy Award Winner, controversial) and hit play. 
   I had no idea what to expect watching this but I instantly liked it. It's a revenge film set in medieval Sweden. I'm very interested in the middle ages but never really took interest in films that were set in it. Are there many films set in the middle ages? What I liked about this story was that it was based off a 13th century Swedish ballad. The story changed only slightly but I think it's pretty impressive that it has come such a long way and made into a beautiful film. 
   A young, virtuous daughter, Karin, is sent on a journey by her loving parent to deliver candles to a church. She's accompanied by her pregnant maid servant, Ingeri. After a spat, the two girls part ways and Karin meets 3 herdsman whom she sweetly shares her lunch with. This is where it got pretty difficult to watch. 
    They rape and murder Karin while Ingeri watches from a distace. The men leave and unknowingly seek shelter at Karin's family's home. They find out what they did when they try to sell the girl's clothes back to her mother. The father then locks the murderers in a shed and kills them, later begging God for forgiveness and promises to build a church on the site where his daughter was killed. 
     Sound familiar? The Last House on the Left was inspired by this story.

Jul 26, 2012

New page!

Vintage Film Strip
   Hey dolls! I just added the new page "Film Credit" for you to watch most of the films I've worked on so far as a makeup artist. Some of them are just clips and trailers. Click here to check it out. Let me know what you think. Have a great day!

Jul 25, 2012

California dreaming...

   I am one lucky girl. I have the most amazing boyfriend. Our 6 year anniversary is next month! He has shown me the most amazing things and I plan to share as many as possible on my blog. I'd like to start with an amazing road trip we took in 2010. We drove from TX to NM, AZ, CA and NV. It was the best two weeks of my life. Just me and my honey, on the open road, listening to Fashion Nugget from Cake over and over. That is the best road trip album in my opinion. :) 
   According to my Facebook album, this was Day 4 of our road trip. The Hearst Castle. We got into San Luis Obispo and were staying with his sister Jenny. I first read about it years ago when I was reading about Patty Hearst, one of John Waters' Dreamlanders and most infamous for being a kidnap victim turned convicted bank robber. When I found out how close the Hearst Castle was to San Luis Obispo I added that to our day planner. 
Me and Jenny on the San Simeon Pier.
   This was the party spot for the elite back in the 20's and 30's. Invitations were highly coveted. The A-list guest list goes on and on. Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Franklin Roosevelt, Orson Welles and Winston Churchill. Being a longtime fan, I was very excited to hear about Charlie Chaplin as being a regular. There was a short film showing the castle in it's heyday and there was Charlie, prancing around the tennis court, being adorable.

The Neptune Pool was absolutely stunning

We toured one of the guest houses and they had vintage clothing laid out. So pretty!

This one was my favorite. So sweet. :)

The tour guide mentioned that William Rudolph Hearst would subtly let a guest know they outlived their welcome by seating them farther and farther away from him at the dinner table. 

Jul 24, 2012

New Business Cards!!!

Photographer: Kurt Lawson
Model in both photos: Josephine McAdam
Hair: Kari Kennedy


   Ollie now has his very own tag on Instagram!!! #olliebaba 
So come along for the ride and follow me @littlesouvenir

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