I met with Dinie, Ridhwan and Nabil of Onesixtynotepad last Saturday for a interview/meeting. If all goes well, I may be contributing to their blog [OSN] soon! Just the prospect of it leaves me very excited! I'm wearing a knitted top from Beijing, chiffon maxi skirt The Scarletroom (it's the same one I wore to ACP launch party), black wedges from New Look and my fav thrifted bag. This look in preparation of my watching of Black Swan :D
After the meeting I also went to watch Black Swan, and I feel that it was worth all the hype pre-release, not because Rodarte has designed the costumes but rather of the great performance staged by Natalie Portman. She portrayed the fragility and vulnerability of a girl who has never left ballet in her life, a girl do not know about the working society and the dirty games people play to get what they want. But at the same time, there's another girl inside her who pushes herself hard to strive for perfection, who is dark, twisted and wants to break free (as can be seen from how she fantasizes about lesbian sex). I think Natalie Portman understood that and struck a balance between the two halves clearly.
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But now in a movie, the audience can see the exquisite detailing of haute couture, and that prospect is interesting because I wonder whether more designers will join the ranks of Rodarte and produce haute couture for film. This would definitely make haute couture more relevant and accessible in our lives. Perhaps Tinseltown, instead of technology, would become a driving force behind haute couture in the future?
What do you think?