December 14 -15 Celebrity Fashion

Diane Kruger took her velvet blazer dress to ACRIA’s 22nd annual holiday dinner. The actress went for an all-black outfit, topped with a single white stripe at the sleeves and on her long fabric belt. She then added more light, by carrying with her a black clutch completely studded with pearls. Love it!

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Singer Lena, who not long ago made my day by attending Chanel’s Metiers D’Art fashion show, as a front row face, was seen rocking just the other day a Kim Kardashian kind of look, with black top, track pants and boots, while performing live on stage at Huxleys, in Berlin. I like this approach on her.

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I’m glad seeing Kylie Minogue in a different place other than on stage (not that I’m complaining). It happened in Melbourne at the premiere of her latest project, comedy movie ‘Swinging Safari’. Her look for the event is relaxed, trendy and fresh, with a good conversation between shoes and dress.

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Singer and actress Maite Peroni made a delightful appearance on the red carpet while attending the premiere of musical drama ‘The Greatest Showman’, in Mexico City. Wouldn’t call myself exactly the biggest fan of her dress, but I will pretend I’m ok with it just because I like her. Rebelde anyone?

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Francia Raisa’s flared and extraordinaire pants have made my day, cause they are just cool. Love how the waist is built, love the stripes, the colors, the shape and even the length. She wore them with a cropped top, just simple one, and some pretty red strappy heels, the classic style. And that’s how it’s done.

Where: the Premiere Of ABC’s ‘Grown-ish’

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Although I’m not into these type of showy dresses, I’m gonna go and make a second exception for today, since Brittany Snow’s dress has those playful flowers placed nicely as a cover-up of some sort. It is such an innocent element, but it does so much to this dress, so much so that I will say yes to the dress. And besides, Britanny Snow is quite the charmer. In the end, it all works together well.

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12th Rome Film Festival

12th Rome Film Festival runs until November 5, with a total of 39 screenings from 31 countries, some of which already been under the eyes of press and film enthusiasts.

MOVIES: The Movie of My Life, original title ‘O Filme da Minha Vida’, a Brazilian drama based on Antonio Skármeta’s novel “A Distant Father”, drags you back while appealing to your sensitivity, to the southern Brazil of the 60’s, with a son coming back from college to face the unsettling reality of his family ties and self-discovery as an adult. Cast: Vincent Cassel, Selton Mello, Bruna Linzmeyer.

C’Est La Vie (Le Sens De La Fete) entertains the viewer through its French style of making a comedy. You would also feel like you’re watching theater, thanks to a place concentrated play. Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Suzanne Clément, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche.

The opening movie of the festival was “Hostiles”, starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike.

Maceo Plex Performs a Techno Dominated Set at Helsinki Flow Festival

Maceo Plex showed off his magic on the first day of Flow Festival in Helsinki, Finland. He worked an almost two hours and a half set dominated by techno goodies, some being quite the vintage type. A good example is 1994 Dave Clarke’s Red 2 (Wisdom To The Wise) played just after the 2011 Acapella track Supernatural by King Britt and Firely with lyrics mastered by none other than Ursula Rucker. He then played Relax officially released by himself in 2010 under Maetrik name.

Other goodies:

Citizen Kain – Apathy, released 2017.

Dj Skull and Ron Maney- Vision Revelations, released 2014.

4 Events of Music and Film Happening at the Beginning of July

FILM

52st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, shortened KVIFF, started on June 30, in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, and it will showcase as per usual around 200 recent films native to Central and East Europe. Uma Thurman, Karolina Kurkova, and Casey Affleck were among the faces that took a sit for the opening night, with James Newton Howard having an intimate moment with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The composer, who’s work has been honored on Friday, held an opening concert premiering music from his composition for the 2018 continuity to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

The festival is happening untill July 8.

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For lovers of Asian movies, there’s New York Asian Film Festival 2017 to have a look at between June 30 – July 16. The event has enough to feed any heart and features most recent Asian films, some of which have well-known actors from Taiwan, China, South Korea, Japan and South East Asia. For the opening day “Bad Genius” Thai actors Chanon Santinatornkul and Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying posed elegantly next to the movie director Nattawut Poonpiriya.

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MUSIC

Puerto Rican rapper Residente is on a European tour till later July, checking in often in Germany. His latest appearance made it to Berlin’s Huxley on June 30, styled with good music and a great vibe. You have to check him out!

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Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica went multitasking for his latest project, and directed, wrote and took the leading role next to Italian actress Monica Bellucci in a three-part narrative Serbian movie. Yes, Bellucci is speaking Serbian in the film, and I can only receive it as a treat. As for the story, watching the trailer brought me thinking to Jim Carrey’s ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events’. I doubt Emir Kusturica’s movie goes that deep into the magic, but there’s a hint of fantasy in there too, mixed with a story of love, war, and an unexpected end.