Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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Last week's favorite looks (April 21 - 27)

Here we go again! My last week's favorite looks (April 21 - 27).

Starting with beautiful spring white outfits. Naya Rivera and Jordana Brewster attended a lunch for the Carolina Herrera Archive Print Collection on in Beverly Hills, California. Of course they both wore Carolina Herrera dresses. Naya opted for fitted frock while Jordana picked more loose outfit.

Emma Stone in structure nude Prada gown with exposed plunging open sides at The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro New York Premiere. Gorgeous!

Sofia Vergara has a lot of things to promote these days! Her tv series Modern Family, new movie Chef and her fragrance Sofia By Sofia Vergara. I loved her in fitted Michael Kors dress with sheer inserts on Good Morning America in New York City.

She also made a guest appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyer in figure-flattering geometric-print knitted Roland Mouret frock. Sexy yet sophisticated!

Two street looks. Fergie rocks a plaid shirt, Black Orchid denim jeans and studded pumps as she arrives at JFK airport in New York City. Meanwhile Olivia Munn in simple sleeveless maxi black dress with golden accessories in West Hollywood.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

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Movie review - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) / adventure, fantasy, drama, comedy

Directed by Ben Stiller
Screenplay by Steve Conrad
Based on The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., John Goldwyn, Stuart Cornfeld and Ben Stiller
Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Penn, Patton Oswalt, Jon Daly, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Terence Bernie Hines
Trailer: click.

Dare to Live your Dreams!

This is the second film adaptation (loosely based) of James Thurber's 1939 short story of the same name. Simple story about a negative assets manager (photographs) at Life magazine Mitty (Ben Stiller) who frequently daydreams of fantastic adventures. He's not sure how to ask out his coworker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig) and new boss is Ted Hendricks (Adam Scott) is giving him a hard time. Unappreciated and struggling to find his voice Mitty is in trouble when he can't find negative 25 that photojournalist Sean O'Connell (Sean Penn) send him. This negative it supposed to be on the last printed cover of Life magazine so he must get it. Therefore he must find Sean and he's set out on a journey to locate the missing photograph.

What a surprise! Firstly cinematography is wonderful and so amazing! Fantastic views and extraordinary camera shots. One of if not the best in 2013 in my opinion! Ben Stiller is another great surprise! He directed the film and also star in it. Great performance from him and whole cast. This is an example of a movie where story is simple and predictable, script is not perfect and yet you don't care about that stuff because the film is relatable, thought provoking and heart-warming. Mitty is normal underachieving dreamer that finally discovers the world. The movie is perfect mix of reality and fantasy adventure with a glimpses of comedy and seriousness. Entertaining, visually and audibly marvellous and must see flick! 4/5

Monday, 28 April 2014

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Happy Birthday - Jessica Alba (33)

Happy 33th Birthday to beautiful and inspiring Jessica Alba!

I've been her fan for over 10 years now and she continue to impress me! I don't want to repeat myself... So what's new from last year? Click.

We'll see Jess in five movies this year: sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, romance How to Make Love Like an Englishman, action comedy Stretch, drama Dear Eleanor and action Barely Lethal. Her upcoming projects involve horror The Veil and comedy thriller The Wright Girls.

Jessica's company Honest turned 2 years old in January and carries on with amazing work. You can read more about innovations on the webside.

Jessica said in a statement: “We really want to help people and see that we are making a difference. It’s not just money we want to give. We want to put our time into directly helping families in need.

Recently whole family, hubby Cash Warren and their two daughters Honor (she'll be 6 years old in June) and Haven (she'll be 3 years old in August) were on European holidays. They were seen in Paris and Berlin.

I love what she's doing with Honest company and her book (click) is so useful! Since she has become a mother her style is even better. More daring and cool! Love this girl!

Happy Birthday Jess and Best of luck in the future with new projects and goals! Keep on creating great stuff and inspiring us!

Sunday, 27 April 2014

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Kate Middleton Down Under style recap

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton), Prince William and their 8-month old son Prince George are done with the royal three week tour of New Zealand and Australia. And because Kate looks amazing you know I had to do her Down Under style recap.

Royal family landed in Wellington, New Zealand and first participated in a ceremonial welcome after arriving. Kate wore military-style red buttoned Catherine Walker coat and matching pillbox Gina Foster hat.

In the middle in Tory Burch dress while attending Plunkett’s Parent’s Group at Government House in Wellington.

Kate opted for cornflower-blue Alexander McQueen coat with a belt and pleated back for a ceremony at the war memorial in Seymour Square in Blenheim, New Zealand.

Catherine wowed us in black custom Jenny Packham dress with a fern on her shoulder while they admired the newly unveiled portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by New Zealand artist Nick Cuthell at the Government House in Wellington.

We've also seen more sporty but chic looks from Kate. The royal couple race with Team New Zealand during a match race in Auckland, shotover jet speed boat in Queenstown and attended a children's Rippa Rugby tournament at the Forsyth Barr stadium in Dunedin where they did some sporting activities with children.

Back to being fabulous. She looked gorgeous in green Erdem tailored coat while arriving at the Cambridge where they also visited the Rainbow Place Children’s Hospice.

Then we have aquamarine Emilia Wickstead dress and Jane Taylor hat while arriving at Dunedin International airport.

In gorgeous Luisa Spagnoli red dress Kate was ready to play a competitive game of cricket in Latimer Square Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Before leaving New Zealand Kate and Will paid a visit to the Royal New Zealand Police College where they met some adorable little puppies. Royal couple board a Royal Australian Air Force plane with their baby boy Prince George at the Wellington Airport’s military terminal in Wellington, New Zealand. Kate wore two-piece blazer and skirt suit by Rebecca Taylor.

From New Zealand to Australia. Royal family arrived at Sydney Airport. Catherine stepped off the plane looking picture perfect wearing a bright-yellow Roksanda Ilincic frock.

Lovely white springtime trio frocks. The couple at Echo Point in Katoomba. Kate wore lovely ikat-batik-printed Diane von Furstenberg dress. In Zimmermann dress at the Royal Easter Show at Olympic Park in Sydney and in floral LK Bennett dress while waving to the crowd during a walkabout on the South Bank in Brisbane.

Another wow look Duchess of Cambridge gave us while arriving at St. Andrew’s Cathedral for Easter Sunday Service in Sydney. She wore dove-grey Alexander McQueen coat, a Jane Taylor hat and cream LK Bennett Harper pumps.

The family spend the afternoon at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Kate opted for another eyelet pretty frock.

The Royal Family continued their trip in Canberra. Kate wore bright-blue Stella McCartney dress as they arrive on an RAAF plane at Fairbaim airport.

Another chic and sophisticated look as they arrived at Ayres Rock airport. Kate wore Roksanda Ilincic dress paired with L.K. Bennett pumps.

The couple took a stroll around the base of Uluru. Kate opted for romantic grey and white Hobbs dress.

In soft pink V-neck peplum Alexander McQueen top with a swing skirt while the couple stayed in Adelaide. They had some fun in the DJ booth at the The Northern Sound System youth community center and also at a skate park where they were presented a skateboard by Mr. Glenn Docherty, the City of Playford Mayor.

They also visit the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. Kate wore emerald-green belted Catherine Walker coat dress.

Royal duo at a reception hosted by the Governor General Peter Cosgrove and her excellency Lady Cosgrove held at Government House in Canberra. Kate wore Lela Rose dress with its delicate macramé lace.

Wrapping up their three-week tour, Kate Middleton and Prince William paid their respects to fallen soldiers by attending the ANZAC Day march and a commemorative service in Canberra before visiting the Australian War Memorial in the country’s capital. Duchess of Cambridge wore Michael Kors coat dress.

The Royal Family pose before boarding a plane at Fairbairne Airbase in Canberra on Friday.

I love Catherine's classy yet modern style and really enjoyed their journey. It's hard to pinpoint my favorite outfit(s) but you can share yours in coments below. The Royal Family was busy for sure but it looks like they had fun. And we as well.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

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Weekly health tip: Get enough sleep!

Another pretty basic tip but so important for you and your body. Get enough sleep!

Sleeping not only makes you feel better but its importance goes way beyond.

Because sleeping improves your memory, keeps your heart healthy, reduces inflammation, encourage creativity, lower stress, sharpen attention, bolsters your metabolism, etc. We all know how good it is to sleep well and how different we feel and react when we are rejuvenate!

On the other hand sleeping depravation decrease performance and alertness, impair your memory and your cognitive ability, increases risk of sustaining an occupational injury and may also cause significant problems for the relationships. You know lack of sleep can affect your mood and increase hormonal stress levels which will have a negative impacts.

It's very important not just to sleep but to sleep quality! The best for our bodies is to keep a regular sleeping schedule, spend more time outside during daylight, then turn off your television and computer when in bed. The bedroom should be quiet, dark, a bit colder and comfortable. A relaxing bedtime rituals like reading or listening to music are worth trying. Of course qulity of a sleep also depends on what you've eaten during the day (especially for dinner) and when was your last caffeine/alcohol intake. But I'm sure you already know all this stuff.

How much sleep is enough?
Well... this is one of those internal questions. People who sleep around 6,5 to 7,5 hours a night tend to live longest but I think that depends on other variables as well. And more than anything, you should listen to your body.

Don't forget you should get plenty of sleep and even more so if you are doing hard training. Nighty night! ;)

Friday, 25 April 2014

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American Idol: season 13 toughts

We're down to Top 5 on American Idol season 13 and I still haven't written anything about it! I'm not wasting no more time so here we go!

My favorite trio by far. Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. have a good chemistry and they all have constructive criticism but fun at the same time. They all bring something to Idol and I think they're great! You can tell they love music, have a lot of experiences, are interested in contestants and their journey plus, they have the same goal: to find next American Idol!

Ryan Seacrest! He's still with Idol and I can honestly say that he's amazing at what he dones! For me this is his best season because I feel he is more relaxed (but still professional) and he's having more fun and good time with judges!

There are some changes in the show and I like all of them. Shorter music intro, contestant comments, facts about them... every week something different (not only Ford commercials) and I really like they also include judges (how was their first gig, etc).

Rickey Minor band is awesome and I can rave about them for hours. Exceptional musicians!

The biggest shock for me was when Majesty Rose was eliminated. I tought American would love her? Malaya Watson was very cool and kept on surprising me with her voice.

Top 5 was revealed and I'm ok with it. My front runner is definitely Jena Irene Asciutto. She's aaaaamazing! Love her, her voice and song choices! Can't wait for her album! Alex Preston is my second favorite. What an artist! Love his interpretation of songs as I do Jena's. Caleb Johnson is all about rock'n'roll and you know I love that! His voice is great and everything but I don't know... I'm missing something... meanwhile Sam Woolf is a nice young guy but I don't think his an idol. Same goes with Jess Meuse. Sometimes she sings very annoyingly and I don't think she delivers anything new.

The show had a special guest on performance night this week. One and only, Grumpy Cat! Inescapable selfie...

Idols with Grumpy Cat backstage.

What else? On elimination night Keith kept his promise from last week and suit up! Now we can confirm that he looks good in the suit like he does in his cool T-shirts! :)

What about your toughts for season 13?

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Movie review - Rush (2013)

Rush (2013) / biography, drama, action

Directed by Ron Howard
Screenplay by Peter Morgan
Produced by Andrew Eaton, Eric Fellner, Brian Oliver, Peter Morgan, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, James Norton, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino, David Calder, Natalie Dormer, Stephen Mangan, Christian McKay, Alistair Petrie
Trailer: click.

One of the best films in 2013!

The movie is based on real life events and it's about the 1976 Formula one season and the rivalry between drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Two totally different personalities: James is careless young Englishman playboy always ready for party, while the Austrian Niki is very serious, calculating technical genius who relies on precision. They both have ups and downs and you don't want to miss their journey!

So you're saying that you don't care for F1 and genuine don't like sport movies? No worries. It's not just about racing cars but it's also not hard core drama. This film is a story about two racers and it's watchable for anyone. The film catches rivalry and respect between James and Niki beautifully and performances from Chris and Daniel are very good! The whole pace of the movie is great, cool race sequences, cinematography, storytelling. Everything simply works! Excellent film, really exciting to watch and must see 2013 film! 5-/5

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Last week's favorite looks (April 14 - 20)

My last week's favorite looks (April 14 - 20). There were not many but here they are.

Starting with street style.
Katie Holmes in a yellow sweater and cropped jeans in New York City. Taylor Swift also ran errands in Big Apple in a colorful plaid shirt, gray skinnies and brown shoes. Heidi Klum in black outfit at JFK airport (NYC).

My only pick for event look is Jordana Brewster in Kate Spade Saturday sleeveless crop top and Monique Lhuillier blue trousers at Jimmy Choo’s exclusive launch party for CHOO.08˚ in Beverly Hills, California.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day 2014!

I love our mother Earth and respect it very much! Time spent in nature is never wasted and I'm so grateful for eveything that has to offer. I especially love trees, animals and beautiful colors! Seeing green and blue in various shades is just epic! Breathing and powerful! Funny enough, the Earth wanted to say something today because an hour ago we had an earthquake in Slovenia. Scary!

Nevertheless, on this occasion I wanted to post some beautiful pictures from our amazing time in New Zealand. I also add some quotes. Enjoy!

''Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.'' Albert Einstein

"Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” Rabindranath Tagore

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." Lao Tzu

''The Earth does not belong to us. We belong to the Earth.'' Chief Seattle

“The good man is the friend of all living things.” Gandhi

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall