Dec 26, 2010

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Fashion Made Famous by Movies

We all know that in the world of advertising you have to be one step ahead all the way and must use every trick in the book to help sell whatever you are advertising, it’s no good just sitting on your laurels and hoping for the best or thinking that people will be so taken with your product that it will just fly off the shelves.So you need to get either someone famous on board that loves your product and is willing to endorse it. Or even better give it away to TV shows or movies to use on set as props, yes it will cost you a few of the products but it is free advertising and if it turns out to be a big hit (like Sex and the City) you are on to an absolute winner, because the general public and celebrities will be falling over themselves trying to get some of what you are selling.

Jimmy Choo Atlas patent sandals £450


Sex in the City is a fashion trend all of it’s own, everyone who is a big fan and even celebrities want to look just like the girls Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda and it’s set to continue for a while with the recent release of Sex in the City 2.

Gucci patent heels £355


Sex and the City is one of the best places at the moment to show off your fashion if you really want to be noticed as a designer, The girls on the show including Sarah Jessica Parker are constantly parading themselves around town in sexy high end fashion. Jimmy Choo is one of the biggest successes to date, with everyone wanting those awesome shoes, celebrities go absolutely mad for them.

Thomas pink Winchester shirt £85


Sarah Jessica Parker also has her own fragrance called Lovely, which of course has also been a big hit all over the world, which has been aided by the massive success on Sex in the City..


Jessica Simpson in the denim hot pants and cowboy boots


The movie Dukes of Hazard with hotty Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke, set off a trend of wearing cut off denim shorts and tight t-shirts with cowboy boots. The shorts she actually wore in the movie were made from cutting the legs off Lucky brand jeans and shops all over America reported a jump in sales of both denim shorts and cowboy boots

Jennifer Beals in the grey sweatshirt (Flashdance)


Jennifer Beals dancing in the trendy leg warmers (Flashdance)

Flashdance the 1983 movie with Jennifer Beals, who starred as a steel worker by day and a dancer by night, set the trend of wearing leg warmers and oversized off the shoulder grey sweatshirts, the teens in America went absolutely mad for these Fashion accessories after it was released, so along with the movie being a big hit, so was the Fashion.

Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan


The 1985 movie Desperately Seeking Susan and of course Madonna were responsible for a whole host of fashion crazes in the mid 80’s. Ray Ban’s saw a massive rise in there sales of sunglasses just after the film was released in American cinema’s. But Madonna in the movie was really trend setting in this film, as countless female fans rushed out to buy clothes and

accessories just like the ones she wore in the movie, like fingerless lace gloves, the rhinestone boots, the necklaces and even going as far as getting their hair cut and streaked just like hers.

Rhinestone Boots


Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis in Top Gun


The movie Top Gun which was a massive hit in 1986 and really couldn’t have got many more famous faces in it if they had tried. The cast included Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, Tim Robbins and Meg Ryan. There is no way it was gonna fail, so it was very clever or just very lucky of Ray Ban to get them onto the film set as props, these Aviator sun glasses literally flew off the shelves after Top Gun was released.

Oakley’s 3-D glasses


The new 3-D movies are stirring up a storm with eyewear manufacturers like Oakley and fashion houses like Gucci. They are all jumping on the band wagon at the moment, rushing to manufacture lines of 3-D glasses, starting at a massive $95 a pop. This is about 10 times the price of them in the cinema’s.

They are set to be a huge hit, as demand for 3-D specs skyrocket with the release of all these 3-D movies like Tron : Legacy, Avatar and The Chronicles of Narnia :The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. And it’s only going to get bigger and better, with news that there are another 30 3-D movies scheduled to be released next year.

I’m off out tonight so better get ready, big girly night out, so lots of mascara and lip gloss required. Bring on the cocktails and dancing !!

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Dec 18, 2010

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Interesting Facts About The Movie Home Alone

“Home Alone”- one of the best Christmas movies of all time.I suggest to get acquainted with an interesting collection of facts about the movie “Home Alone”.


Legend has it that Elvis Presley, who died in 1977, played a cameo in the film.Many of those who believe that the King is alive, convinced that the bearded man who stands behind Kevin’s mom is Elvis.


In the scene with a tarantula actor agreed to play only one take. He was supposed to depict the face and scream of fear, but without sound, since sound could scare the spider. Creek was recorded later.


John Candy starred in the movie only one day. All episodes with him were withdrawn for 23 hours of continuous shooting.


Kevin reads the magazine Playboy, where Miss July Erika Eleniak Maia, who starred in Baywatch


On the pictures you found Kevin in the box at the Buzz, supposedly his girl. In fact, in pictures the boy, who was styled as a girl. Chris Columbus thought that making fun of a girl in such a way – not good.


The concept of the movie Home Alone was born thanks to a scene from the movie “Uncle Buck”starring Culkin


Film about gangsters Angels with Dirty Souls  does not exist. It was filmed specifically for the Home Alone. By the way continued in Home Alone 2 also from a nonexistent film.


Terrible effect stove in the basement was made by two guys with fishing line and a flashlight.


Robert De Niro turned down the offer to play the role of Harry.


Dictaphone Tolkboy Talkboy, which uses Kevin was a concept model and in reality does not exist. But by popular demand movie fans, this model went on sale.


In this scene, Joe Pesci bites finger Calkin. He finds it really bit and Calkin scars.


Chris Columbus took in some scenes of his family. So his wife, Monica Devereux Columbus played a stewardess, who tells Kate about the fact that their home phone is not answered. His father in law played a police officer who radioed requests to Mack Kalistery re-counted their children. Also in the film you can see Columbus mother in law along with his then baby daughter Eleanor (the camera passes by them in the air show, when there include senior Mack Kalistery).


On the role of Peter Mc Callister (John Heard) tried such venerable actors as Martin Sheen, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Skerritt, Bill Murray, James Belushi, Chevy Chase, Tom Hanks, Sean Penn, Rick Moranis, and even celebrities such as Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone and Jack Nicholson.On the role of Kate Mc Callister (Catherine O’Hara) a list of contestants was also impressive: Sigourney Weaver, Diane Keaton, Holly Hunter, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stockard Channing, Carrie Fisher, Kelly McGillis, Linda Hamilton, Helen Hunt, Laura Dern, Anjelica Huston, Sharon Stone, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Daryl Hannah, Debra Winger, and Annie Potts.Dom Mc Callister is located at 671 Lincoln Avenue in the village of Winnetka to Chicago.In the film, from its interior were filmed in kitchen, grand foyer with grand staircase, a cellar and a few rooms on the first floor.Dining room and all the other rooms are decorations. Private property, in August 2008 is worth about 2.3 million dollarsWas built in 1920, has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bath, Equipped attic, fireplace, separate double garage and conservatory.Was bought by a family on Dec. 15, 1988, which owns it today.Contributed to the tourist attractions of the list of Illinois, is a kind of slogan, “How to take your home into a movie.””Treehouse” was shot in the back yard of this house, but he was built for the filming and so it no longer exists.The church, in which Kevin meets up with old Marley was shot in a double version: the outside – it’s Grace Episcopal Church at 924 Lake Street in Oak Park, Illinois, and inside – schools Hiven Midel at 2417 Prairie Avenue in Ivanstone.The official emblem of the movie, Kevin, in a scream clamping hands to her face, was based on a painting by Edvard Munch “Scream.”


In the movie “Dogma” muse Serendipity (Salma Hayek) states that “19 of the 20 highest-grossing films century – is my job.20th was about the boy.He was alone at home, burglars broke, and he overcame them.But it’s not my project. Somebody sold his soul to the devil, to earn money this s*it. “

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