Rooney Mara & George Clooney

Hello Darlings, With Oscar-awards season upon us – and some rather uninspiring winter weather – this past weekend I was keen to watch some of the most buzzed about films: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo with Rooney Mara, The Descendants with George Clooney, and My Week With Marilyn with Michelle Williams.

Despite the sombre plot, The Descendants unfolds in unexpected ways and is overall positive and inspiring. The film is based on a novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and tells the story of a distant husband and father who comes to face his wife's infidelity while coming to terms with her upcoming passing. There seems much love these days in Hollywood for George Clooney, and he will likely will win the Oscar for Best Actor for this role. My advice is to definitely watch The Descendants in theaters since the Hawaiian scenery is beautiful and inspiring in the heart of winter, and despite the underlying topic you will surely leave happy!

A major reversal from my cheery Saturday selection, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a dark murder mystery based on the best selling trilogy, Millenium series, by Stieg Larsson. The plot is detailed and the character development is complex. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is very heavy and a long movie, however Director David Fincher (who also directed last year’s Oscar nominee The Social Network) does a terrific job. The movie is captivating and engaging, and probably the movie that I preferred out of the two. Again, it will be better seen in theatres since the cinematography and music really add to the overall experience.

I AM WEARING: Autumn Cashmere Cashmere Sweater // Zara Wool Double-Breasted Coat // Alexander McQueen Razor Necklace // 7 For All Mankind  The Skinny Jeans // Coach Madison Leather Lindsay Satchel  // Manolo Blahnik Booties 

As for my movie-going outfit, cashmere is my favourite. Saturday I wore a cashmere dress and scarf combination, and Sunday my new pullover. During cold winter months cashmere is the easiest way to stay warm. While more expensive, don’t forget that cashmere lasts longer than any other knits or fabrics. I say buying cashmere on winter sales in hands down the best “investment” a woman can make for her wardrobe, and this is the perfect time to keep an eye out for cashmere steals.

Have you seen any of the mentioned movies?

With Love...


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