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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Olivia Wilde Meadowland - food for thought - Reid Morano - Film, Feminism and #Breastfeeding

Olivia Wilde has starred and produced the film, Meadowland, which premiers this week at the Tribeca Film Festival.  Olivia Wilde has caused controversy as well with her newly released breastfeeding photo in Glamour. 
Olivia Wilde at her panel discussion of the new film Meadowland which premiers at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. 

Olivia Wilde has starred and produced the film, Meadowland, which premiers this week at the Tribeca Film Festival. Her role as a distraught mother makes her almost unrecognizable with a look that captures utter despair - see below.
Sex symbol Olivia Wilde almost unrecognizable in her role of a mother lamenting over the loss of her son.



Although some may accuse Wilde of partaking a controversial photo shoot as a publicity stunt to promote her new film she produced and acted in,  Wilde claims her son was hungry and she fed him while she was working on the job - and thought it would be a perfect shot for Glamour to have a portrait of her actual everyday lifestyle. 


Meadowland” star Olivia Wilde admits there was stiff competition to land the film’s coveted role of a mother whose son has gone missing. Her agent even told her not to get her hopes up — something she plainly ignored as she pushed to win over director Reed Morano.
A two-hour meeting at the Bowery in New York and a reading session at Wilde’s apartment helped the two connect both creatively and collaboratively, which led to Wilde not only starring alongside Luke Wilson in the film but also signing on as a producer. She was determined that the project find the right financier and get made the way she felt it deserved to be made.
“I never would have asked Reed to make me a producer if I wasn’t going to commit to it 100%,” she said. “And I knew I had the passion to commit myself to it completely. I haven’t encountered material before that I was willing to give that to.”Morano, a d.p. known for stunning and naturalistic visuals on films like “Frozen River” and shows such as HBO’s “Looking,” knows how to talk to actors from the world of cinematography. As a director, she was worried that she wouldn’t get it right. She credits Wilde’s openness for enabling her to succeed as a first-time director — especially on such a hefty project.
“I think we analyze things in the same way,” said Reed, “which means we can talk for hours about a character. But, by that same token, we can make an adjustment with just a look if we’re in the middle of a scene. We could lay everything out on the table and it made me feel much more comfortable.”
Despite the dark themes of the story, Wilde said, “We both felt there was redemption in it, and even humor and humanity. I know it’s weird to say humor, but we felt [my character] Sarah was a real and dynamic woman and we could see ourselves in her shoes.”
In fact, impending motherhood almost kept Wilde out of the role. But Morano, a mother of two sons, promised she’d wait for her leading lady and persuaded her producer and writer to postpone the shoot dates.
“That was a really huge moment for me,” says Wilde, who exec produced the 2013 comedy “Drinking Buddies” and a couple of shorts, but never dedicated herself in that collaborative role with the director until “Meadowland.” “At that point I knew that I’d do anything for this film.”

Spring Break Thailand Koh Samui, Phuket, Chiangmai







Few places on earth are as exotic and luxurious as Thailand.  Many luxury resort places provide scenic oceans - but Thailand provides a spiritual wellness mixed with exotic foods and experiences often at extremely affordable prices meaning anything luxury based is also below the global cost but exceeds all expectations when it comes to luxury wellness spas and hospitality.  Hotels allow for 6 star ratings and villas sprawl for acres with staff support at the highest level. Thailand is the worlds greatest mix as young and those on a budget can also still find incredible deals on accommodations and travel within Thailand.

Furniture design - from Carlo Scarpa to Eames to Armani to Fendi Korea



















Fast and the Furious - The Most expensive car in the world - Lykan HyperSport

The Lykan Hypersport is a limited production sports car by W Motors, aLebanese based company founded in 2012. It is the first supercar to be produced in the Middle East and featured in Fast and Furious 7 the movie.[1] W Motors plans to produce only seven units of the car.[2] The first pre-production Lykan HyperSport was launched at the International Dubai Motor Show in November 2013.[3]
Fast and the furious star - The Lykan

At US$ 3.4 million, the Lykan HyperSport is the third most expensive car to ever be made, behind the very limited ( seven created, three sold)Lamborghini Veneno (US$4.5 million)[4] and the one-off Maybach Exelero(US$8 million).[5] As reference, the Lykan Hypersport is US$1 million more expensive than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which was officially the fastest road car in the world.
The cause of the car's high price tag is due to its included options. It is the first car to have diamonds in its headlights. The front lights are made up of titanium LED blades with 420 diamonds (15cts).[6] The buyer can choose which rubies and diamonds they want embedded in the headlights. In addition, the client can choose between a selection of rubies, diamonds, yellow diamonds, or sapphires to be integrated into the vehicle at purchase.



The Lykan HyperSport is powered by a twin turbo flat-six 3.7-litre (3746 cc) engine from the Ruf CTR3 [7] producing 552 kW (740 bhp; 751 PS) and 960 N·m (708 lb·ft) of torque.[8] The car is claimed to have a top speed of 385 km/h (239 mph) and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in 2.8 seconds.
















Fashion looks by Madonna, Pricess Di, and the Beatles - Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Hermes. Vintage over the ages



1940s














1950s




Grace Kelly, Pricess of Monaco


1960s

The Beatles - adding hippie chic to the scene - minus or including the bare feet.






1970s





1980s






Fashion has changed since our great great grand parents time. Haute couture and custom tailored bespoke was all there was. Over the last 60 decades technology made the ready to wear a very accessible commodity. No one ever thought there would be a time where a huge surplus of clothing fashion would be available to the masses and sit in department stores waiting and hoping that a curious customer would come along and adopt the orphan clothing sitting on miles of racks.  Couture is making a comeback - but with internet shopping becoming more and more prevalent - people want immediate satisfaction even faster. The beauty of this surplus is a whole new wave of vintage wear which is as close to one of a kind limited edition is most shoppers will get that simply can't afford the custom dress of the past from houses like Dior, Chanel, Maggie Norris. For those who can't do a Met Gala Maggie Norris Couture piece - Vintage is the new limited edition...and its also ecofriendly to boot. - Ecomanta