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?
When fashion is inspired by art and art is inspired by fashion; its just one big cycle; and it will continue to go around, then come back round again!
A contributor to the De Stijl art movement, Piet Mondrian was (and still is today), known for his abstract compositions of primary colours (red, blue and yellow) in a black grid of vertical and horizontal lines, against a white background; Mondrian !
His classic compositions were also used as backdrops in the fashion industry, before taking the catwalk in 1965 in the form of an A-line shift dress by Yves Saint Laurent. This iconic “Mondrian dress” was debuted in the Autumn/Winter ’65 season in both a jersey and wool knee length style shift dress.
Since then, similar dresses and other garments alike have been re-inspired and reproduced. Some taking the runway like the infamous YSL piece and others straight to high-street stores or street fashion.
So I managed to get myself into London Fashion Week[end]. Press pass and all- Woopi! I am pretty proud of myself; I just hope its not a one hit wonder but the first of many to come.
Taking on the cobbles at Somerset House in my Zara heels, I made my way passed (to the front of) the long queue, behind the barrier and into fashion paradise. From obvious designer wear, to alternative styles and up and coming brands; I couldn’t keep in eyes in one place; not for too long anyway. The distractions were insane.
As I made my way around the venue I picked up all the freebies that i could but had to hold back on purchasing any goodies. As hard as it was, I had to be sensible and stop myself. Whilst one can never (ever) have too many clothes, I couldn’t let my addiction take over. Nevertheless; going from room to room and browsing through rail to rail; I became inspired. Inspired by the fashion and inspired to really succeed, do well and be fabulous so that I can acquire such fashion amenities.
Although I didn’t quite get to see the show I originally wanted to see, I still had entry into LFW- for free! and had awesome time. Besides this is just the start and the best is yet to come so watch this space!
A person favourite of mines from last night's events; Zooey Deschanel. The New Girl star looked aaa-mazingd in a vintage-looking Oscar de la Renta that featured a boxy bejewelled crop top and sequin tulle asymmetrical skirt that fell to her ankles; revealing her matching pearl shoes. Love it. Love it. Love it!