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Archive for August, 2011

The Emperor’s New Groove

Finally Friday! And what better way to celebrate than curling up on the sofa with a good old Disney movie? Well, not that old, mind you, because the movie in question here is no other than the fantabulous The Emperor’s New Groove (2000).

Poor spoiled-little-brat emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his cunning and evil advisor, Yzma, and finds himself shipped off into the countryside due to henchman Kronk’s moral standards and a whole bunch of random coincidences. Hilarity ensues.

This is one of my all time favourite Disney films. It is self-aware, includes awkward silences and has so many good quotes. And Kronk is adorable!

Want to be happy tonight? Watch this film!

Love, Elin

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Jason Isaacs

As the last Harry Potter film has finally been released into the world, I thought it fitting that this week’s hottie should be from the amazing Potter-cast, and so I hereby present you with the lovely Jason Isaacs (1963).

He is, naturally, most known for his portrayal of Lucius Malfoy, which he did wonderfully (I do like a man who can snarl while he talks). His character was in fact voted one of the 12 Sexiest Men Who Where Never Alive. And I see why.

But Jason Isaacs has of course starred in other films as well, for example The Patriot, Sweet November and Peter Pan. He also featured in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s faux Grindhouse trailer Don’t:

Now, more piccies:

Love, Elin


Giambattista Valli

It’s been a long time since we served some fashion here at Vili Flik, so I think we’re all starved for some extravaganca. And who better to indulge us than the brilliant Italian designer Giambattista Valli (1966 – )?

This style is so wonderfully over the top, which, to quote Vogue, “are the closest to couture that ready-to-wear could possibly produce.” Ah, Vogue. Ah, Valli.

Mr. Valli studied art in Rome and London, and then landed a job with Roberto Capucci, another awesome Italian fashion designer. (Just for the record, ye amazing fashion gurus out there, all of us are currently unemployed).

Valli has also collaborated with Fendi, before he, in 1997, moved to Paris to work for Emanuel Ungaro.

In 2005, Giambattista Valli introduced his own line to great success which has continued to grow for the past six years. And no wonder! The clothes are simply marvelous.

Love, Hanna


Hadestown

Hello my dearies. Things are quite chaotic still here in Norway, so I thought it would be nice to share some wonderful, wonderful, amazing music: Anaïs Mitchell’s folk opera Hadestown.

This is a musical based on the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, but set in a post-apocalyptic American depression era. The cast includes, among others, Ms. Mitchell herself, Ani Difranco and Greg Brown.

I really, really, really recommend this CD to everyone. It is absolutely magical!

You can read more about it here: http://www.anaismitchell.com/home.html

And here is a sneak-peak:

Love, Elin