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The touching and empowering movie; Hidden Figures, proved to be more than successful as joy spread across the stage and filled the auditorium, at last night’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Based on a true story about 3 African- American women who aided NASA in their space race in the 60s, the brilliant minds of Katherine G Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson; played by Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe; used science and maths to provide invaluable contributions- that almost went unnoticed. But thanks to the above actresses, these inspirational women’s story has been told and it is hidden no more! Triumphing, the Hidden Figures’ cast won SAG Award for outstanding performance/ ensemble in a motion picture! If you’ve seen the uplifting movie, you will understand why and if not (yet), I highly recommend watching it as soon as possible! It will make you feel slightly uncomfortable at times (as you watched what generations before us went through), but it will also make you laugh, cry, high-five the air and appalled with sheer happiness.

With melanin popping and everything on fleek, Henson, Spencer and Monáe were certainly slaying- before, during and after yesterday’s awards ceremony; and quite frankly, I cannot get enough! Can you?

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…A first. As a fashion focused/art/travel/ food kind of blog, I’ve rarely publish post outside of the lines; so this “F” is for a “first”. A first time film feature. It just so happens that there are a few more F Words involved. Yep-Fast and Furious, well in this case just Furious. Given that Furious 7 has been out for over a week now and not to mention the non-stop press around the action-packed film sequel; I have decided to give my 2 pennies worth as well.

Figures show that in just 10 days, the 7th film of the Fast and Furious Franchise has hit box office highs and already breaks the record; becoming the highest grossing sequel yet. This may be in Fast and Furious terms, but in general the movie has broken US Box Office records; bringing in over $143m in the opening weekend; making it the biggest April opening ever and 9th largest opening weekend of all times! On a global scale,  the franchise can account for an additional $240.4m-making Furious 7 the 4th biggest worldwide launch; coming in behind 2 Harry Potter movies and Avengers Assemble. Bet you didn’t think Vin Diesel and his team would be so popular.

The movies itself was crazy. With cars falling out of the sky, driving off of cliffs and flying from penthouse apartments to neighbouring buildings-also by car; the 7th Fast and Furious movie, was full of unrealistic and over the top stunts. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the drama; because it created a sense of excitement and thrill. However, a lot of it was far beyond realistic. As the late Paul Walker states in the film; “Car’s don’t fly” -except unsurprisingly in this movie they did.

Despite Paul Walker’s tragic death half way through the filming of Furious 7, the directors and producers did an amazing job finishing the movie. Using 2 of Walker’s brothers and CGI editing, the show went on. So much so, that the change over in actors was extremely discrete; to the point it went unnoticed for many in the audience. I knew one of Walkers’ brothers had filled in and shot the remainder of the film, however I was awaiting the change over throughout the entire screening; not realising he was replaced about half way through. With this said, Paul Walker’s exit was also done very tastefully. Rather than killing off the beloved character, the role of Brian O’conner was “retired”. As the only one with a wife and kids, his character had no place in any further epic adventures or daredevil missions. At the end, we see O’conner playing with his family on the beach, while Dominic Toretto and his team watch on, talking amongst themselves about O’conner’s place “at home”. This also relates to Paul Walker and his place in resting. The end was emotional and had me welling up as the Wiz Khalifa (ft Charlie Puth) song; See You Again, plays and a tribute to Paul Walker ends the film. Before reading “For Paul”, we see Paul Walker’s character from the very first film right through to the 7th one. The song itself is also quite emotional; if you haven’t heard it yet, do take a listen-better yet, watch the music video. 

I have to say, this was what made the movie for me. Regardless of all the unrealistic action that had me thinking “yeah right”, the beautiful tribute that ended the film, made it all worth it. RIP Paul Walker.

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…Yes even Caesar has a sense of fashion!

As a newly obsessed fan of Planet of the Apes, I am super excited about the next one; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (out in UK cinemas today) so when I was shown this, I had to share it. Not only is it extremely clever, but it’s hilarious.

Photographed (above) in over fifteen hundred pounds worth of Gucci, I can not get enough. Caesar is well and truly in the mix. Dressed head-to-toe (below) in Ice white Emporio Armani, all black in Roberto Cavalli and a three-thousand pounds (plus) suit, shirt, shoes and tie outfit by Dolce & Gabbana; he’s on trend and has a higher fashion taste than I ever expected, that’s for sure.

As funny as I find it, the series of edits, have been executed to perfection. The ape is definitely spoilt for choice for his red carpet debut. Who knows he may even be back for fashion week in September! Oh the laughs. Ok, all jokes aside. Wait. Who am I kidding, it’s hilarious. As well done as they are, I can’t help but laugh. Mainly because it is so well done and has men’s magazine model down to a tee. I love it. Seems “Caesar-is-home” and rocking it more than ever!

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YSL in film

YSL in film

Hitting the big screen is the long awaited movie that is the life and story of fashion phenomenon; Yves Saint Laurent. Regarded as one of the world’s most eminent luxury designer brands, the French Fashion house was founded in 1961 by YSL and partner Pierre Bergé.

The movie that was released today (in the UK) will show the fascinating journey of the 21 year old fashion enthusiast who quickly became a prodigy and extraordinary figure in the fashion world. I hear original Saint Laurent designs are featured in the movie and secrets of the couple’s personal life are explored, so get your tickets, get in line and take a seat. I can’t say anymore because I haven’t seen the movie myself yet, nevertheless I can not wait.

[If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the trailer here] http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-ec-DQ_7EUM  

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