Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Outfit: You Look as If You Had Seen a Ghost

First of all, sorry about the irregular posts in the last couple of weeks. I have been travelling back and forth, being surprisingly busy. I hope to be able to get into my regular schedule again soon, but until that time I will simply try to post at least once a week, just not necessarily on Monday.

As much as I would like to, I simply can't find the energy (or the courage) to dress up every single day. For those reasons and plenty more, I adore Asos' Halloween collection: comfy jumpers with spooky patterns galore. My favourite item from their Halloween collection was a ridiculously fluffy sweater with a ghost on it. Since I knew it would inevitably end up in my wardrobe sooner or later anyway, I decided to go for the 'sooner' option.

Yay, Autumn!
Jumper: Asos
Velvet skirt: Camaïeu
Tights: Primark
Overknees: Veritas
Boots: Doc. Martens

"Can you see my socks properly?"
The jumper has already been promoted to my favourite item of the year - it's so fluffy and warm and lovely and perfect. If I could, I would put it on and never take it off again; you'd have to pry it from my cold, dead hands. Sadly that is not socially acceptable and I should probably give my other clothes a chance as well.

Do let me know if you have made any lovely Halloween purchases. For now, I will leave you with a picture of me in my natural state: chasing a cat who will never love me like I love them.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Review: Danse Macabre

The kind people from Addovolt Productions have asked me to review their short film Danse Macabre. I will include the youtube video here and if you want to know more about the project, check out Addovolt Productions' blog. I will try not to spoil anything and let you discover this lovely little short film for yourself. Enjoy!

Danse Macabre, as the name suggests, is largely set to Saint-Saëns well-known piece of the same name. The film starts slow but immediately sets the tone: silly vampire tropes galore. Once the action starts, the story is on a roll until the very end, one new spin on vampire clichés after another. The finale of the music piece works perfectly with the final dénouement of the film. Without spoiling anything: the plot of Danse Macabre is simple but effective in its reminiscence of classic vampire films; the actors play their role well and the costumes are stunning.
Generally, Danse Macabre has a vintage feel to it, which would make a viewer nostalgic for 80s and 90s Halloween movies; it also seems to have borrowed its cute and campy atmosphere from films such as Hocus Pocus, The Goonies and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The fact that it is recorded during Halloween on the streets only adds to the quirkiness - seeing vampire brides in a commonplace setting makes it all slightly absurd in the best way possible.
If you're looking for a short and quirky Halloween film that is not too serious but plain, campy fun, don't hesitate to give Danse Macabre a try.