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Falling For Emeralds

Emeralds are always beautiful but this season the shade is all the rage.  This luxurious green compliments all the darker hues of Fall 2012. No matter what you’re wearing, be sure to add a touch of emerald to make your outfit pop. Here are a few of our favorite things that make us green with envy!

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Jason Wu Fall 2012: These pumps are to-die-for! The leather trimming and green patent leather are enough to make anyone look you down then up.

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Lanvin Fall 2012: Lanvin set the catwalk alight with classic Victorian jewels and darker shades. Don’t be afraid to bling out this fall.

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Blossom Box: These Haute Mumbai Razia Earrings are a personal favorite for Fall. It’s classic sophistication with a contemporary edge.

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Red Carpet Style: Charlize Theron recently rocked the red carpet in a Dior Haute Couture gown complimented with emerald accessories. Emerald jewels adds glamour to any all-black ensemble.

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Blossom Box: Another favorite at Blossom Box are these stunning Haute Mumbai Zarin Earrings. Clearly a must-have for Fall.

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YSL: The Y may be gone but we still have O-M-G! These Fall 2012 pumps (above) are a winner and the you can’t go wrong with the YSL Chyc signature clutch (below).

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By Ashlene Nand for Blossom Box Jewelry.

clockworkwhooves said:

Well, Emrald is a full breed german shepherd, but the father has a mix of three dogs I think, cant remember which, but her eyes are from her father alright

aaaawww oh my gosh shes just too precious i wish i could meet her ;U;

anonymous said:

Helll! Can I ask- are you Buddhist by any chance? I just saw a picture of u and u had a really pretty emrald Buddha necklace (or at least I think it is unless my eyes failing)

Hahah, no you’re right. I am indeed Buddhist. My necklace isn’t a fashion statement. That would be disrespectful to any religion, but yes I am Buddhist. :)

also, it’s jade, not emerald.

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Last night I visited the theater to catch a showing of As Above, So Below. I’m a huge fan of horror films, and I love going to see them on the big screen. I’ll be the first to admit that I have been thoroughly unimpressed with the horror films that have come through the box office within recent years, and I know there are a lot of like minded fans amongst those reading this. So with that having been said, this is the mindset I held while sitting in the darkened theater. To my surprise, I didn’t hate As Above, So Below. In fact, after thinking and talking through the film’s ending, I quickly grew to love it as a horror movie.

The film is about a group of young explorers who venture into the catacombs of Paris. While exploring, they find that there are many dark secrets to be discovered amongst the underground city of the dead.

The film’s title is derived from the beginning of “The Emerald Tablet,” which if you’re like me, you have no idea what that is. It’s a tablet that, as legend goes, was found clutched in the hands of Hermes Trismegistus; a very important guy when it comes alchemy and magic. “That which is above is like that which is below and that which is below is like that which is above, to achieve the wonders of the one thing.” In laymen’s terms, it means that what is on earth is to be a reflection of what is in Heaven. 

Overall the film’s visuals are beautiful. The opening sequences are filled with scenery that is any photographer’s dream to capture. This is not something you would come to expect when viewing a horror movie, but it works perfectly for As Above. However, the visuals of the film quickly change to dark and nightmarish tones. The entire movie is shot using found footage style, a trademark in the horror genre. This style is much easier and cheaper for filmmakers, so horror movies use it all too much. However, As Above utilizes the style for storytelling and atmosphere. The style works so well for this film so much that, if it were filmed any other way, it would greatly take away from the film’s quality.

Because of the way the film is shot, it adds to the intensity of the film’s horror. The labyrinth that the explorers make their way through is unpredictable, and because of the found footage style, the viewer is just as terrified as the crew within the catacombs.

The film’s soundtrack however, is not something to be acclaimed. I suppose one could say that it is hard to be original when there have already been so many greats that have come before, but that’s no excuse for not trying. When I think of my favorite horror films, I immediately can recall the film’s score. But with As Above, So Below it’s easily forgettable.

With it’s fast-paced, unpredictable story it easily scares audiences, but because of all the focus on suspense, the film greatly lacks when it comes to developing the characters it follows. The film references lots of historical sources pertaining to alchemy and mythology, but many of them were obscured to me and not explained very well in context. These sources just so happen to be a major part of the film’s plot, so if you don’t take the time to do some quick research afterwards, you may be  not understand the story. The film ends on a bit of an anticlimactic note, but balances itself out with all that is left for the viewer to ponder.

With very mixed reviews, it’s easy to pass up on seeing As Above, So Below. If you’re a fan of horror movies and you’re not going to see this one, you’re missing quite the gem.

My rating: 7/10

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