Do you even Chella?! But really though, I love the look of this, and if I was tall enough to pull this off, I would 110% be considering this as an outfit. A maxi shirt like this is easy to wrap around your waist when you want it out of your way. I’ve definitely done that before with some maxi skirts. The open front makes it easy to dance still, which is nice too!
Shoot for the Star Maxi Romper: Nasty Gal, $78, Buy it Here
I have a lot of them, I’m not going to go into detail just yet, I’m just going to list off my OC’s names from oldest to newest, but I’ll be putting a (+) between names because I’m doing them by universal groups. Note that some of the names are fictional places, ships, and “groups” within that universe.
“It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains.” #AssataShakur #blackhistorymonth #itsourduty by chella_bella1 https://www.instagram.com/p/BBSZSypQT2M/
After the fun-filled Gala at the 2016 Victoria Film Festival, I was ready to head to the aisles to view this show’s weekend selection in the best of what independent cinema has to offer. But first, one of the staples that is a must-attend for me, especially when I want to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work, is Springboard’s In Conversation series hosted by
ITA, the line was crossed towards the end of season 2. If everyone has doubt, I suggest you watch the C/hicago q&a/pics, they're full of flirty-flirt and heart-eyes! And that's also when they started to interact less on SM, i belive. Also during that time #2 left a barely 6 months old M in Van with S, while he was working, to go to Coa/chella with her squad. I remember thinking that was weird but now, after Mexico, I think that's her method of "coping" when things between S and E get too real.
Wait! She did what? I had no idea she left M to go to Coa/chella! Wow. I guess she wasn’t breastfeeding.
The 2016 Victoria Film Festival (VFF) started off with a great bang with the screening of My Internship in Canada, a very funny political satire by Phillippe Falardeau (Congorama). This movie explores how democracy should really work instead of who can sway prevailing opinion.
In one microcosm of rural Quebec about MP Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard) trying to solve a local problem between miners and an Algonquin tribe over land use (it could have easily escalated to a fight) to the macrocosm of Canadian politics he is involved with — he holds the swinging vote to whether Canada (led by a Stephan Harper type of character) goes to war — just where he stands is beautifully examined by an idealistic Haitian, Souverain (Irdens Exantus). This young man arrives at Guibord’s office seeking work in the political arena. Souverain needs to earn his chops, and his observations to his family back home certainly tickles the funny bone. The chemistry these two leads share makes for great contrasts. And just how this movie handles the Cornelian dilemma in this film’s plot is cute. Exantus is a talent to keep track of and I think he carries the same kind of charm Eddie Murphy channeled in the 80’s. There’s a genius lurking in this talent just waiting to bust out.
CTV Arts Reporter Adam Sawatsky introduced this film and Exantus, who was present for this screening. Kathy Kay, festival chief, welcomed film enthusiasts who came down for this movie and party. In a blustery evening packed with many events around town (including a broader movie festival at Cineplex theatres and a Jim Brynes concert up in Sidney), competition is getting tough. The VFF is a fixture for cinema buffs to enjoy and I was here instead of anywhere else!
The night continued strong with a Gala party at a rented space off Government street. Filmmakers, performers and attendees of the festival mingled. Present at this event is Canada AM / CTV film critic Richard Crouse. He will be hosting VFF’s In Conversation series this weekend starting at 11am for early risers. This year, he’ll be interviewing Semi Chellas (Mad Men) and Larry Weinstein (Mozartballs, Beethoven’s Hair). Both will be talking about their careers and their present work. Weinstein will be introducing a work in progress, The Devil’s Horn, this year! For a preview, I recommend checking out the interview I conducted for Vivascene here.
Everyone got to party it up in a Freudian style world. People arriving at this venue had to choose, Alice in Wonderland-style, between going sweet or naughty as the entry-point before being welcomed by hugs of teddy bears which I received, or an entourage of blow-up dolls. Once inside, the highlight is the rousing performance of familiar musical hits by the R&B band, New Groovement.
Film enthusiasts had to be paying attention to notice the projections of silent films against the walls. The surreal mix (I noticed a few segments from Georges Méliès early works) of cinema is present, but not many folks were necessarily paying attention to this presentation. The band rocked the night and Camosun College’s Cooks Program fed the masses. I enjoyed the mix of hors-d’oeuvres offered but where’s the oysters?
Return visits were needed to fill anyone up and I hovered around those tables should new tastes pop up. The selection was nice, but I was starting to crave a proper meal. Fortunately, I did eat before going to the film and this after-party. The bar catered by Spinnakers provided an endless supply of tasty booze, ranging from ciders to oyster stouts to keep everyone spirited, and I had to be careful since I was driving home.
Although this party
felt scaled back (food-wise) when compared to previous years, the enthusiasm was infectious. Familiar faces were everywhere, and I was introduced to Connor Gaston, one of Victoria’s favourite filmmakers. He will be screening The Devout on Feb 13th. Other movies made in Victoria include The Girl in the Photographs, a movie that I found particularly thrilling. I got a chance to screen this in advance and also talk to Nick Simon, the writer/director and Thomas Mahoney, producer. His interview will be published later in the week and appear in Absolute Underground Magazine. This film is notable because of Wes Craven’s involvement prior to his sudden death and it will be screened Feb 12th.
Another notable product by Victoria-based documentarian, Patricia Sims, is When Elephants Were Young. This will play on Monday, Feb 8th at Star Cinema in Sidney, BC and a review and interviewing will be coming! I’m sad to report that the downtown Victoria show at Cineplex Odeon is sold out, but if people show up super early, a few tickets might get released for cash only sales.
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I’m 5'4 and have pale skin according to my friends xD i think im on the lean side.. with straight/wavy black hair with dark brown eyes. I like drawing and i can say im pretty good xD. I also play the flute and im quiet around others most of the time. my personality is chill but im kind of weird around my friends. XD I’m also a perfectionist and kind of competitive :)
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I believe I’ve said this before with Norway, but you would be the type to have healthy competition with him if you were in a relationship. The two of you would always try to see who was better at certain things (though even if he was going to win at something he would probably purposely lose once in a while to make you happy). You also seem to have fairly similar interests, and would probably be able to just chill in silence and still love the other’s company. And I don’t think he would mind if you had your weird days, after all, his best friend is a troll…