Here is my current board:
I really love finding things that inspire me. As you can see from my room I love collecting things and displaying them. Things that reming me of memories, and things that inspire me! I always have an inspiration board in my room, but couldn't find space on my walls to hang a cork board so I haven't had one all semester. Finally I decided to rest a cork board on my dresser because I couldn't go another day without it. Everything from art, photos, and quotes that I find interesting I pin them up. I also keep a folder with me so I can save things that I want to pin up on the next board!
Here is my current board:
Its award season! Here's the good and the bad… the really bad.
Good Trends: minimal makeup, braids, bright color
Bad Trends: Mullet Dresses, slicked back hair
Margot Robbie, new girl crush. Amy Poehler looked so good, I wish Tina Fey followed her lead! I love Lena and her confidence. Lupito Nyong'o looked absolutely stunning, and so did Amy Adams.
Best Beauty: These girls always switch it up and always look gorgeous
"We all can't be Superman, but we sure as shit can train hard, and with loads of practice, we can be Batman. And who the fuck doesn't wanna be Batman? Batman has an impeccable moral compass, he's clever and mysterious, and when fucktards get sassy, he punches them in the face."
"Life is like hockey: It's an exhausting, but exhilarating game, best when played with heart. If you go out there unprepared, you're gonna lose teeth. Actually, with age, you're gonna lose teeth regardless; might as well lose 'em fighting for something. It's a fun game, a brutal game, and a beautiful game, the fastest game."
"Here's the tough shit: Security, normalcy, convenience, protection and identity are opiates you've gotta wean yourself off before you can be an individual. You can't stand out if you're blending in."
"As human beings we govern our actions with our deepest fears. But if you name that shit, you claim that shit: Let enough people into your closet and you'll find there's no more room for skeletons. Leave yourself nowhere to hide and you can live life unguarded."
Kevin Smith's personal inspiration: John Hughes (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off).
The Tenets of Buellerism
amazing advice from Tough Sh*t by Kevin Smith
Right when I started thinking about film as a career I stumbled upon a book by director Kevin Smith (I wrote about it in my last blog.) It was one of the most inspiring books and I loved it because it wasn't sappy, and cutsie. It was inappropriate, hilarious, and such a fantastic read about not worrying about the future.
Ever since I read that book I have been totally in love with him! Today, while browsing the movie section at Target, like I do every week, I found an awesome package deal with three of his movies: Clerks, Chasing Amy, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back! Anyways, I tweeted about it and Kevin Smith favorited it. Greatest day ever!!! Even if you are not into film, the book is crazy inspirational so go read it!
Winter Break is finally over! This is the first year that I have been really eager to get back to school! I love seeing my family, but time seems to drag on a bit here in Great Falls. I decided to head back to JMU a little bit early, and will be back at school tomorrow night!
Here is one of my instagrams taken at a football game in honor of fall semester.
Not a huge country music lover, especially during the colder months.
However this line speaks to me
Just one of my random iPhone photos I think of a bonfire with simple text done on photoshop
No this is not about to be a post on how to actually survive the cold.
Never take advice from me.
This is more about entertaining yourself, while stuck inside.
Go on Netflix, I know everyone has one or at least knows someone who has one.
Yesterday I watched Prince Avalanche and Frances Ha
Such good films! PLEASE don't let the fact that Frances Ha is in black and white throw you off!!
What I like to do is pick a a favorite actor or director and watching a bunch of their films!
The reason I am always recommending Indie is because they're not seen by a lot of people, so its fun to share awesome films that you may have never heard of or thought to watch!
If you're not into the Indie thing, go to the Cult Films category!
Cult Films are movies that have people weirdly obsessed with them so they are always interesting!
My cult faves: The Big Lebowski and Harold and Maude)
If you're wanting something a little more serious watch Red State by Kevin Smith. It has a major Tarantino vibe.
FINALLY saw Inside Llewyn Davis!! And I actually saw it with other people, not alone! It was so good!! Definitely a change from the movies I have seen so far this break, much more serious and gloomy, but still a great film! I also watched Fargo, also done by the Coen Brothers, which was just as good.
Don't have much to say about this, its just funny so watch it.
can also be found on Netflix
I dragged my mom and sister to the independent film theatre, Angelika again and made them see the movie Her with me. It was one of the best movies I have seen in theaters in a really long time. It's one of those movies that leaves such lasting impression on you when you leave the theatre and makes you think for a while after. What is so weird about this film, is the fact that the actual story was my least favorite part. Basically, Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore Twombly and falls in love with his computer. It's basically like he fell in love with a more updated Siri, who learns how to feel emotions. It's pretty weird but the movie was so beautiful. It was so insightful and actually made me tear up during the happy parts.
The costume design was so perfect. All the women wore quirky clothes with fully buttoned up shirts, while the men wore extremely high-wasted pants. You can see the vivid colors Joaquin wears, always bright reds, sometimes with hints of orange, paired with grey and brown matching his awesome horn rimmed glasses. Big props to designer, Casey Storm.
Casey Storm collaborated with brilliant cinematographer, Hoyte van Hoytema. This movie has really made me re-consider cinematography as a possible future.
Fantastic movie, Joaquin Phoenix gave an amazing performance, as did Amy Adams. Seriously go see this movie, I'll go again with you!
I mean just look at the movie poster itself, awesome.