Festival Reviewer

The Tiff Next Wave Festival, a film festival run by teens, for teens, premiered a stunning and potent film, Lily and Kat. An impressive first effort by director Michael Preysler, Lily and Kat tells the story of the two title characters (played by Jessica Rothe and Hannah Murray respectively), who are fashion students and best friends in New York City.

Lily and Kat Film ReviewThe Pulp Zine

You can’t be a human person who is alive and attracted to men and not address the Styles Factor. I’ve never had any particularly strong feelings about Harry Styles before and I don’t have any particularly strong feelings about him now, but every time he came over to our section of the stage, I’d let out an involuntary whoop and throw my hands up or clasp them to my chest, my eyes morphing into lovehearts. These are actions I cannot explain. When he doused the crowd with bottled water, it felt like we were being baptised into the church of Styles.
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Makeup Under- and Over-Achievers!

When we spend $50 on a lipstick, we EXPECT it to perform better well; it’s nothing to write home about.

And when we pay $2 for one, we don’t tend to gripe too much if it doesn’t last extremely well.

But when products perform way better or worse than expected for their price bracket, that’s worth knowing about!

Today’s Dayre post is a list of over and under-performing products, most of which I’ve tried recently!

Products Used
FACE:
Amazing Cosmetics Primer
Cream Contour Kit from Twinkledeals
Gripless Beauty Blending Sponges
Smashbox Cosmetics BB Cream in “Fair”
Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Island Goddess Prep, Prime, & Powder in “Ocean Surf" 
Moody Sisters Cream Foundation in "04 Pure”
Amazing Cosmetics Concealer in “Ivory”
Sweet LeiLani Cosmetics Camera Ready in “Sea”
It Cosmetics “Bye Bye Pores” Finishing Powder 
Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in “Coral”
Moody Sisters Mineral Blush in “Patina”
IT Cosmetics Hello Light Creme Luminizer
EYES:
Luka Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow in Fiery Sky, Santorini, Burlesque, & Celestial
Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen
Luxe Pineapple Brush on Brow in “Dark Brown”
Billion Dollar Brows Brow Duo Pencil
Chella Beauty Eyebrow Defining Gel
LIPS:
Luka Cosmetics Organic Lip Lacquer in “Athens”

What I’m Wearing
WholesaleBuying Two Piece
Romwe Earrings

Watch my youtube video to see how I did this look :)

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Jesse Jacobs’ wondrously weird wilderness tale Safari Honeymoon has been reviewed by the blogs Festival Season and Sequential.

FESTIVAL SEASON

“Jacobs plays with our anxiety about nature by turning the forest inhabitants into one-eyed, many-legged, slithering, toothy, tentacled predators that can devour you, strangle you, pass through your rectum, take over your brain, feed upon your soul, or worse — swim in your glass of Chardonnay.” — Jason Viola, Festival Season

Read the whole review here!

SEQUENTIAL

“The painstaking accumulation of microscopically precise visual elements creates the pulsating symbolic anatomy of the safari and its denizens, the sense that, at any moment, a stunning totality will emerge from the infinite minutia.” — Will Wellington, Sequential

Read the whole review here!

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On August, 2004 The Killers played V Festival for the first time at the NME Stage. Today 10 years later they’re headlining the festival for 4th time (And it’s their 5th time attending to the festival if we count this 2004 performance) Setlist at their first appearance: Smile Like You Mean It, Somebody Told MeGlamorous Indie Rock & RollJenny Was a Friend of MineMr. Brightside and All These Things That I’ve Done.

THE KILLERS wowed fans at V FESTIVAL this afternoon (August 21) – drawing massive crowds to both their mid-afternoon set and their appearance at the NME SIGNING TENT.  During their set, the band showcased songs from their hit album ’Hot Fuss’, including ’Smile Like You Mean It’, ’Somebody Told Me’ and ’Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine’. Some fans brought with them a giant banner bearing the band’s name made out of CDs. Speaking to NME.COM backstage, singer Brandon Flowers said the show had been one of their best festival experiences so far. He said: “It was the sunniest show we’ve ever played! I heard there was a massive banner, I liked it! The best song was ’All These Things That I’ve Done’. Leaving with ’All These Things That I’ve Done’.” The singer said that he was looking forward to the band’s opportunity to meet their fans at the NME signing tent, but hoped there would be no repeat of the earlier scenes at Weston Park when BRMC stormed off after a fan asked for an inflatable penis to be signed. He laughed: “There’s always some skin and hats and wallets! I don’t think I would sign (an inflatable penis). I’m with them on that!(NME, August 2004)

Cannes 2015 Special : Fan Bingbing

This Chinese superstar is undoubtedly one of the most prettiest ladies of this world. Walking the red carpet since 2010 representing L‘oreal, Fan has always made us fall in love with her. With her fabulous sense of style, she can never disappoint anyone!

Here’s a look to of journey at the Cannes Film Festival…

2010 : 

Debuting that year and pulling off 6 looks, Fan looked phenomenal. Her first look showed a bit of Chinese culture. Beautiful!

Her second look was a white net gown and I loved it!

Her third look was a black Armani Prive gown.

Fourth one was a one-shoulder printed flowing gown with a gorgeous hairstyle.

And the last two for the photo calls consisted of a Alberta Ferretti dress and a light pink dress.

2011 : 

The next year too she didn’t disappointed, in fact, looked even more amazing wearing purple shaded Atelier Versace gown, Elie Saab Couture, a chinese design and Oscar de la Renta. Loved every look!

2012 : 

Fan happened to take Cannes very seriously and stood up to everyone’s expectations the next year too wearing Elie Saab, Valentino Couture, a chinese design and Elie Saab Couture.

2013 : 

And her last walk at the red carpet left us all wanting for more… She didn’t walk in 2014 (don’t know the reason). The first look was beautiful yellow Elie Saab Couture gown with orange lips.

The second look was a strapless Louis Vuitton gown in which she left her hair down.

And her last look was a gorgeous Ulyana Sergeenko Couture gown. Very classy!


I’m desperately waiting as for what she’s going to wear this year… Can’t wait!

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'Bare': Love Lies Where Two Paths Cross in the Desert
In a very small town in the middle of the Nevada desert a young girl strips off her clothes, a drifter gets vulnerable and opens her heart, drugs factor without judgment, and the two characters veer into darkness as they hopefully and hopelessly sear...

The film brings us Sarah (Dianna Agron, Glee), a young girl who has been following the path set for her by her family and her small town, she has a boyfriend and works as a cashier at a supermarket until she meets Pepper (Paz de La Huerta, Boardwalk Empire), a drifter, who is doing some drug deals and schemes in town. As she gets more and more involved in her new friend’s world, Sarah gets a job in a strip club and gets caught up in between two worlds.

On how such worlds can collide and what can be someone’s motivation for such a change, Agron says of her character Sarah:

She wants something different, but she can’t put her finger on it, until she meets Pepper and becomes exposed to so many things that are out of her realm of comfort and imagination but sometimes it takes someone else to put a finger on it to really inspire change.

I think life lessons come in times of need, want, and in times of inconvenience. I think they can come from somebody on the street or through an important figure in your life; you just have to be really open for them to move you in a way that they are intended to.

Five things you didn’t know about: Declan McKenna

1. His protest song ‘Brazil’ rallies against Fifa and its role in bringing football’s biggest prize to a poor country, without “doing anything for the communities,” he explains

2. Declan hosts a live radio session on Periscope regularly, look out for his next one here: https://www.periscope.tv/Deccoooo

3. He’s signed to management agency 13, the same agency that represents Foals

4. In November, he self-released his second single, “Paracetamol”; the 5 and a half minute song discusses how transgender teenagers are misrepresented in the media and was inspired by Leelah Alcorn

5. His musical heroes include: David Bowie, Jeff Buckley, The Beatles, St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, T Bone Walker, Vampire Weekend, UMO, The Kinks, Big L and LCD Soundsystem

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Locke is getting raves at Sundance. "…compelling, genuinely moving, and suspenseful…a singular achievement.“ www.vanityfair.com

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Tom Hardy Drives a Car For 85 Minutes, And It’s Mesmerizing

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Locke is a boxed-in thriller centered on one very charismatic Welshman.

There are worse places to spend 85 minutes than inside a car with Tom Hardy, even he ignores you the entire time to make calls on speakerphone. This lesson comes courtesy of Steven Knight’s experimental Sundance entry Locke, during which Hardy does just that in real time without ever exiting his vehicle or speaking to another person face-to-face.

And despite those somewhat extreme constraints, the drama is compelling, genuinely moving, and suspenseful. It’s a singular achievement for Knight, who also wrote the drama’s measured script, and Hardy, who manages to propel the story forward even though his butt is planted in the same position for an hour and a half.

The film opens on Hardy, a construction manager named Ivan Locke, as he steps into his BMW S.U.V. and leaves a work site. During each phone call Locke makes, the audience slowly discovers more about Hardy and his late-night excursion via trickles of exposition. Knight carefully unfurls more stakes about why Hardy’s car ride is so urgent, why his family is so disappointed in him, and why the timing of his trip is so damning for his construction company.

As the pressure on Hardy’s character mounts, the actor never resorts to showing his stress by going Nic Cage on us—raising his voice, banging on a steering wheel, or flipping off speeding passersby. Instead, he speaks in a Welsh accent so lilting and soothing that we would personally request it for our iOS if we lived in a future Her-type universe that allowed us to make these kinds of decisions. Even though he maintains composure (for the most part), and his position at the wheel for the entirety of the movie, Hardy, with Knight’s direction, is able to summon legitimate suspense thanks to the script’s snaking personal revelations, which are masterfully laid out.

Locke made us think of another thriller starring a European hunk who finds himself captive in one location for the bulk of the movie—Phone Booth,starring Colin Farrell—and marvel how Locke was 10 times more engaging. Even without any snipers hitting toy robots and homicidal pizza delivery men.