Friday, February 26, 2010

Way to go Anne Hathaway

Kudos to Anne Hathaway for her fashion choices. Dressed in short hemlines, flirty silhouettes and sophisticated dresses, her elegance halts the media firestorm surrounding her, catapulting Anne into a new, bolder fashion sense. I have been following her movies and her fashion since age 16. I cannot pick a better female star who is so "evolved" for our generation. Be it acting, be it fashion, she always amuses me.  No matter what designer she's wearing, she looks so simple and great in all colors. Yet the best colors that suit her are black, dark shade of red, dark blue, and reddish-brown. In the beauty department, Anne's best features are undoubtedly her full lips, large brown eyes and porcelain skin, which give her a classic Hollywood look.From the clumsy Mia Thermopolis in Princess Dairies to the White Queen in Alice in the Wonderland, she managed to grab a big fan following for her style both on -screen and off-screen.

How can one forget her costume in the last scene of  Princess Dairies movie. Girls must had envied Anne a zillion times for the off white satin dress.

From the massive wardrobe of Anne for Princess Dairies 2, i got instant gratification to my eyes when i saw the red ball gown. I felt red gets extra Royal when it is on Anne. She even wanted to keep the dress for herself, but Disney would not allow her to do so :(

One cannot miss out Devil wears prada when talking about Anne's on screen fashion. While the movie itself  is based on fashion, Anne's boring first scenes are metamorphosed into a Fashionista's lifestyle. Here, i cannot help but remember Miranda presley's pro-fashion argument. This one scene has increased my respect for fashion immensely.

Miranda Priestly: [Miranda and some assistants are deciding between two similar belts for an outfit. Andy sniggers because she thinks they look exactly the same] Something funny?
Andy Sachs: No, no, nothing. Y'know, it's just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. Y'know, I'm still learning about all this stuff.
Miranda Priestly: This... 'stuff'? Oh... ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don't know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis, it's actually cerulean. You're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar De La Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn't it, who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of 8 different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic casual corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of stuff....

This movie has changed my outlook on fashion as a whole. Earlier, i was the one would say  "How come a lady ends up with numerous accessories and why cannot my friend gets satisfied with two or may be three pairs of shoes". Now i understand the urge and my thirst for fashion  rose since then ( I own more than 15 pairs of shoes now, although it is comparatively less for a twenty something lady :))

(Okaaay, moving on, totally not going there!) my personal favorite look from the movie is the black boat neck top by David Rodriguez worn over a white shirt from Miu Miu ( I love layers). The costume was completed with Anne wearing a Chanel newsboy cap and white pearls necklace.

The frosting on the cake is the leather jacket seen on her in the movie before closing credits. (I got hold of similar jacket from GAP!)

Not only movies but her red carpet style is also equally stunning. Though her Oscars'07 appearance wasn't appreciated that much, her emergence on '08 carpet as a goddess is breath taking. She wore a goddess-style red gown by Marchesa.  One would definitely wonder if the gown added glamor to her or she added glamor to the gown.

And she did not stop giving surprises on Oscar red carpet since then. Oscars '09 has seen her in a silver Armani Prive gown as she walked the red carpet in Casadei 1616 pumps in a custom silver tone. This look was completed by a beautiful smile brought by her nomination in Best Actress category for her role in Rachel Getting Married.( loved her acting in the movie)

Recently, she has been spotted in London for the Royal world premiere of Alice in wonderland. I could not help but soak up in Anne's shimmering bronze Vivienne Westwood. What a vision! There is no second thought in saying that she can pull off almost anything.

Here is a picture of her from The Met's Costume Institute Gala. Anne looks quite the bombshell in her purple poofed and zippered frock. The dress is OK but her bouffant '60s hair and smoky eyes are what really stand out(though i think the hair is just not right). Love the silver criss-cross sandals.

And now the Oscars'10 is round the corner i can barely wait to watch her spread the magic yet again.She can truly claim the red carpet diva status. In my view she epitomizes "comfortable yet sophisticated fashion". There are only two people who can carry on the "Modern Day Audrey Hepburn" image. One being Leighton Meester, other, of course, is Anne Hathaway.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Inspired by David Choi music

You need unconditional love from me
but disregard to reciprocate
I want to chagrin your ignorance
when my feelings lose dignity in your thought
But cannot help stumble upon your smile
I knew it is not fake,
but it is not what you are for me

I am all that you've wanted,
a girl attributed to undiscovered pearl
You bask in the delight of my presence
finding me in every woman you come across
you wont deny experiencing these and i don't
deny sensing "conditional"

You worry about me but you are fractious
You groom me in your world
but shut your doors on me deliberately
And you come bursting sympathy on me,
an untouchable care, a solitary banter.

Do you make your heart up to break mine
the next time,When i am on top of the world,
when i forbear my logic and believe your eyes
not knowing when the love carousel pauses again

Your love for me is so intense, i know
But why visualize me as an obligation
when i am your prerogative in your dominion
I paint the moments of togetherness but you
welcome a time that makes me ambisinister

Impulsive or premeditated
what ever you name it
your behavior makes and breaks my heart
I am love struck and don't care if i am down
I will take care of the unconditional love for you
until i leave this world......

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Meluko (Telugu)

Neelo manchini penchi, maanavathvanni panchi,
Nava ramayanamunkai nandi ni paluku
Neelo kutilatvanni vanchinchi, pogarunu khandinchi
Bharatamlo nutana adyananni likhinchu
Nee Mansunu aadeshinchi, Indriyaalani vasaparuchu
Ee shatabdam Buddhuniga avatarinchu

Manishini muripinche maya prapancham adi
Anthu leni korikalaku puttinillu adi
"Manasu" ane danini madinchaga
Nivuru gappina nippu udbhavinchu
Amruthamu ani dani ni vembadinchaku o agyani
Miguluthundi neeku neellu leni o endamaavi

Alalake rekkalosthe teerame daatava
kalalake kadalikosthe manugade maaripoda
Maikame nee madini mandaginchaga
Manasulo korikale ninu bandhini chesenu
Nee aashayalane aaviri cheyaka
Manasunu adupucheyavale o neestama

Friday, February 19, 2010

Newton's philosophy

While reading a magazine on management education, i came
across an article that featured interesting moments from
great scientists' lives. I found this piece on Newton
very fascinating where, for the first time i read about a
scientist concluding God and Science belonged to the same
side of a coin.

It featured a conversation between Newton and an atheist
friend of Newton. Once he knocked on the door and came in
after Newton had just finished making his solar system
machine(i.e. one of the machines like the one in the
science museum where you crank the handle and the planets
and moons move round). The man saw the machine and said
'how wonderful' and went over to it and started cranking
the handle and the planets went round. As he was doing
this, he asked " who made this?"

Newton, writing on something, looked up and said "nobody did".

The man said "you didn't hear me. Who made the machine"?

Newton replied, " I told you. Nobody did".

He stopped cranking and turned to Newton," Now listen Isaac, this
marvelous machine must have been made by somebody-don't keep
saying that nobody made it".

At which point Newton stopped writing and got up. He looked at
him and said,"Now isn't it amazing. I tell you that nobody
made a simple toy like that and you don't believe me. Yet you
gaze out into the solar system- the intricate marvelous machine
that is around you- and you dare say to me that none made that.
I don't believe it".

As far as the record goes the atheist went away and he was no
longer an atheist. He was suddenly converted to the idea that
God was behind the laws that were found in creation.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Break Through

Have you reached a deadlock
with a bargaining impasse..
Is unfair climate cursing
you with tears of rain..
Has your faith slide down
from being strong to being vulnerable..

Don’t fade away with time
All those should haves and would haves are worthless
Say goodbye to your paralyzed judgments,
for its time to....
dump all those fractured thoughts,
into an abyss of unwanted sorrows.
vivify those brown grasslands,
that stand lifeless in your mind.
pull yourself apart from this rubble
and try for a Break Through in life..

Become torpor of pain.
Countervail all the barricades.
Perambulate through intangible fears.
Show fervid to live everyday.
And feel the new you

Enough living in penury of courage
Doughty is what you need now
Rampart your weak spirit
It is not too much to ask
And this aplomb will make you Sui Generis

Monday, February 8, 2010

news news.....

I want to quote about two news articles that caught my eye today....One being John Thain's reemergence as a new CEO of CIT Group Inc. How ironically pathetic that they have set his salary to $6 million/yr with 1.5 million in bonuses which is by all means low according to wall street standards. How can some one forget what turmoil he has left behind with Merrill.Nonetheless, CIT also was at a brink of dissolution but took a safe ride with taxpayers money. So, indeed it is Thain who is taking more risk in investing his prestige and time in CIT than the other way round. We had seen enough destruction and hope this time we see the growth graphs with positive results.

The other news begin Kodaali Nani's not-so-sensible take on Telangana issue in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Comparing Telangana activists to dogs is so humiliating. I wonder what was going through his mind while he made his statement but his apology wont do any good for his now running film and his future releases in Telangana region. His allegations against KCR and Prof. Kodandaram are lunatic. Earlier, telanganites respected Jr.NTR's plea for release of his new movie. But Nani totally do not deserve those respects(Jr. NTR is the hero and Nani is the producer of a movie called Adhurs(telugu)). He can feel the pulse of Telangana movement only if he can be a part of it which, obviously, he is incapable of. So it is useless in taking some random person's mindless talks into consideration and mislead the movement.

Jai Telangana!

A sonnet with 2 extra lines(if i can say that!)

First impressions are so superficial,
for the way I have known you through the years.
Deliberation has never been this tardy,
as I had to know me to know you.
The hubris in my mind’s eye drew a hyperbole,
made me think you are just another obvious character.
Found a huge paucity of muse for my life,
for too many analogies reflected in men around me.
I could only make allusions to kings, knights and heroes
and squeezed catharsis out of these..
Though my jargon sounds bohemian,
it is an archetype of woman's intuition.
If it wasn’t for my canniness,
you would still be flying under the radar
If it wasn’t for my intuition’s growing inclination towards you
The references I made in my dreams would never come true