Sunday, May 31, 2009

Devil's Lair

I go through phases of adoration of bright red lipstick.

I'm currently in a bright red lips phase, so all outfits are topped up with a swipe of L'oreal 'Garnet Creme' (shade 460 if we're going to be technical about it).

I actually put MAC's bright red matte lipstick (I forget the shade name) on my imaginary shopping list on Friday but walked straight past Myers without a second thought. Ah well, it'll just have to be acquired on Tuesday.

On Friday, Stuart invited me over for dinner (delicious cream cheese stuffed mushrooms topped with cherry tomatoes and a steak and sweet potato main course....drooool) followed by a movie at the cinema next to his place.

We watched Samson and Delilah, Warwick Thornton's first feature film. The film is exquisite, hauntingly so.....there's hardly any dialogue and the movie bears no resemblence to the biblical story yet leaves a lasting impression. Its about two teenagers in a remote Indigenous community, and about love in the face of adversity. The movie is understatedly fantastic. There isn't a theme of sentimentality or even a forced story line, instead the actors are mind-blowingly good. Samson is a petrol-sniffing good-for-nothing, whilst Delilah is surprisingly self-contained and looks after her grandmother in the remote community. When her grandmother dies, they both head off to Alice Springs where they live on the fringe of the community (aka under a bridge with a homeless guy), unable to get life together.

I was amazed at the emotions delivered by the young actors, and more so how the film is so well-made...its a tough film about love, and as Margaret and David at the Movies say, "It's a knockout". It's so sad but ends on such a high note, its a completely unexpected relative happy ending.

I urge the Aussies out there to watch this beauty of a film, its one of those that grabs at your heart, doesn't preach and will make you laugh, be appalled and aghast all in one sitting. Just gorgeous, in a wonderfully understated way.


red lips

delicious stuffed mushrooms

Saturday night outfit: the Devil's Lair, here we come....


Karsten, love the unawareness :)



the girls....

and the boys.....


Hope everyone's having a great weekend; we have an extended one here in Australia in celebration of the State's first European settlers to the Swan River Colony (Foundation Day).

1st outfit: leather jacket, vintage. tank, witchery. jeans, random store. boots, asos.
2nd outfit: cape, kookai. tank, witchery. jeans, valleygirl. shoes, urban soul. necklace, diy & diva chains. rings, markets.


The Seeker said...

You look great with your red lipstick.


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-wow, The Devils Lair looks awesome, so pleased you had a great time and love the photos of you all! Your meal on Friday looked soo delicious too!!

stilettostetico said...

Ooooooh YES intense RED lipstick, OR the timeless/sulfurous twist of GLAM . . . gladly "Femme Fatalisant" on a "Party Girl-esque" version (especially by contrasting effect with such dominant exquisite Dark tones) !!!!

à Bientôt, Antoine

Couture Carrie said...

You look so gorgeous with the red lip, Anika! Love the whole ensemble. And it looks like you and your friends had a blast ~ thanks for sharing these pics!

So glad you received the top - it is a tad roomy, but I guess maybe we'll tuck it in or wear something really skimpy or tight on the bottom?


Dooder City said...

I agree with you! Sometimes I am all about red lipstick but then I always forget to reapply it. I have never heard of that movie you mentioned. I will put it on my Netflix. As always, you look fab.

La Fée said...

I love both your outfits!

Damsels said...

mm the shroom look yummy and i adore your heels
We Were Damsels

june said...

i looove ur heels!

Krystal said...

love the red lips, its my favorite!

KATLIN said...

Is it weird that the mushrooms got me really excited? Haha. And you have really nice hair, it works really well for you. That was a compliment, sorry not the best at giving them! :)

Emz said...

I think you look fantastic with the red lipstick! And that mushroom looks sooo delicious!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thanks, you really complimented me, because I took those photos a la tripod/timer ;) so, thanks! :)



Stompface said...

red lipstick = love!

super cute photos, that capey thing is hot town.

long weekends make my heart happy!
off to see the Nick cave exhibition today, and go to the art gallery and lunch. fun fun.
have just been drinking it up with mates all w/e

hope you are having a lovely lovely w/e it sure looks like fun.


Style Porn said...

Wow, foundation day, huh? Learn something new every day. Sadly, our 3-day weekend was last weekend here in the states (memorial day) so it's a full 5-day work week. Boo.

Red lipstick looks killer on you though! I've always thought that brunettes can pull it off better than blondes, but I'm biased.

Meg and Komie said...

Holy hinges those chains are def what's up!!! You look fabulous!!!!! Red lips + all black = Awesome...

Have you been back to that great coffee shop you posted about a while back? Btw soooo in love with stuffed mushrooms it's ridiculous.

Maverick Malone said...

Great photos! I really love those boots in the first couple photos!

xox, mavi

Fashion Is Poison said...

the lipstick looks great on you!