Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Devil Wears a Print Dress

GR&DF only one more day..... then two glorious days off. It is a shame that I am wishing away the days and as time is a precious commodity I probably should be more circumspect and relish each day..... but I am basically selfish in that I want to sit around and watch film and stitch - I don't think that's asking too much. Even if I have to squeeze in doing the laundry, vacuuming and raking through the piles on the dinning room table occasionally. Heaven knows if I didn't do that we would be inundated with a flood of crap the likes of which are unimaginable.

On the way home yesterday we detoured over to Japan Town as I was out of incense, and I gotta have that - and the little shop I like is over there. I picked out two kinds this time both aloeswood based. The owner was there and we spent a long while trying out different kinds from some very run of the mill stuff to a really exquisite kind the ran $530 for a box of 30 sticks. This stuff was deliciously potent - but I am in no way able to afford this kind of luxury...... he does sell this by the stick and I may have to splurge at some point.......

We stopped at KFC/Taco Bell for a quick dinner - is there anything better than fried chicken!! Then it was home for the evening. I spent watching film and exchange stitching.

The post title reference is from - "The Devil Wears Prada" - 2006 - starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt. From the book supposedly based on Anna Wintour and Vogue. The film last night was the new release "The September Issue" - 2009 - starring Anna Wintour and Co. - which is a sort of rebuttal to the DWP. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the movie DWP - I also enjoyed the SI last night. It was nice to see the actual Anna Wintour in action - although guarded at times - you see her moving through the daily meetings a run throughs leading up to the September issue - which they work about 5 months on. She is very determined and makes hard decisions without apology to produce a great product. A fact I will admit - not that I am a fashoinista by any stretch of the imagination - I do buy the Vogue September issue and have for years. It is a beautiful piece of work and a very interesting read. The DVD has a bonus disc that has much more footage so the movie and bonus stuff is about 3 hours of information. I liked it and if you want to see the real work being done I would recommend the film.

I did get the Third Trade/Swap Post and snaps up so give it a look.

There you go sports fans. Thanks for stopping by - do come again!!

Take care,


Linen Stitcher said...

One of my favorite activities is to stitch while watching a movie. Haven't been able to do that much of late, but I hope to again soon!!

I e-mailed you about your trade/wish list.

Sharlotte said...

I totally get wanting to sit and stitch and watch. It's my favorite! Yep, understand the dining table clutter as well.Well, any flat surface to be exact.:) I liked the movie "The Devil Wears Prada". Isn't chicken a staple in nearly every household? LOL. Plus when you pick up food, there is less dishes to watch and more stitching time!

Valerie said...

I agree, nothing like stitching and watching a movie! The September Issue sounds really interesting. I love Vogue and would love to see Anna Wintour in action!

Oh, and the dining room table bit made me laugh. Not that it is funny but that I am not alone! What is it about flat surfaces collecting things????

Margaret said...

That's interesting about the Anna Wintour film. I hadn't heard of it and would love to see it. I'm going to have to add it to my Netflix list. I haven't seen The Devil Wears Prada, but I read the book. It's hard to believe Anna Wintour is really that nasty! Hey, if she's Roger Federer's friend, she can't be that bad, right? lol!

April Mechelle said...

Now I have to have Fried Chicken from KFC tonight!!! lol. Just you saying that made me want some !!!
I was going to have cubed steak, mashed potatoes and biscuits... Nope... KFC here I come !!!

ariadne said...

Tonight the TV had The Devil wears Prada. I enjoyed it for the second time!And I remembered you!Ariadne from Greece!