Back as promised and hopefully with something to entertain you. I hope everyone had a horrifically, entertaining (?) and mostly happy Halloween. Mine was sadly spent sick and in bed (horrible indeed) and wishing I would just die already. It wasn’t even that bad- I’m the most dramatic when ill of any description. Mentally ill mostly.
Now moving onto a post that I’ve been wanting to do for a while... I’ve noticed this trend of styling young actors, the Hollywood heartthrobs like old school sex symbol James Dean, mostly notably Ed Westwick and Robert Pattinson (hence the opening image). You know the drill- the undone hair, devil may care rebellious attitude, brooding, surly, awkward. All words and phrases used at one time or another to describe James Dean, Pattinson and Westwick. But no offence intended the image of the old stars just doesn’t seem to compare when it comes to the modern men women and teenage girls worldwide lust after as some attempt at wish fulfilment fantasy. (James Dean) (Robert Pattinson)
Quiet, mild mannered and soft spoken Pattison so shaken by the media intrusion upon his life that he may quit acting post the finale of the Twilight franchise and then Westwick, the smooth talking Brit in LA who isn’t recognized in the streets, hasn’t even been thrown out of a bar and greatest rebellion are his musically inspired tattoos, seem to me like tiny ghosts of an actor like James Dean. Dean became the immortalisation of the disaffected youth that Pattison so longs to play and never presented himself with the option of being a musician as a back up career like both Pattinson and Westwick have. James Dean was a passionate actor, often improvising entire scenes to the shock and applause of directors and co-stars alike, becoming the first actor to be awarded a posthumous Academy Award. Neither Westwick or Pattinson have ever been nominated for an Academy Award. I guess that I’m just trying to say that styling them like a star won’t make them into one and that even so early on in their careers they are levels below someone like James Dean in talent and devotion. With Pattinson rumours of a drinking problem are probably closer to life then any rumours of an intense relationship stirring between him and long term Twilight co-star and good friend Kristen Stewart. His drinking to deal with social anxiety is probably the only legitimate comparison between him and James Dean.
( Ed Westwick in Arena Homme)
I hope that they don’t as quoted by Westwick “Live fast, die young.” Like Dean did. Reading about his death at 24, just reminded me of Heath Ledger, especially as he too posthumously won an Academy Award. It just seems to me that the best die young when they live their lives on screens and in front of camera lenses. It’s like there is no way to live forever and that it is common within such circles to die young before you burn out-cement yourself as something beautiful and tragic. Modern film stars are living at a slower pace for a reason it seems. Time is money and they want to have all of the time in the world to do what they love and have their fans love them for it. It makes sense even if it’s sometimes so boring that gossip blogs and magazines have to fabricate their personal lives into something worth reading about. Yeah I’m talking about OK! Magazine. Here's some photos of Robert from Vanity Fair.
I really like these-Vanity Fair do some of the most beautiful and intimate shoots. The loose, casual styling just adds to everything I think. This final shot of him playing the piano is my ultimate favourite. He really is a much more talented musician than he is an actor.
My name is Jasmin but I've always liked boys with girls' names and names that end in -ie.
I'm an insomniac. I like to stay up late to watch the sky change from blue to black to beige and blue again. I'm a critically indecisive realist whose in love with the little things. I enjoy writing lists and schedules but never stick to them. I want to learn to do a million things like speak Swedish, play guitar, skateboard, hula hoop and play poker. My mind is always turning over a million things but I am a simple girl and I never ask for much. I'm a typical nerd and I'm excited by fashion, photography, books, ideas and theories.
I could pour through books and magazines until my eyes dribbled down my face in a torrent of glitter and sequins. It's true.
I like to paint what I write, write what I think and photograph what I see.
"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known." Chuck Palahniuk, INVISIBLE MONSTERS