piątek, 29 czerwca 2012

The Vampire Chronicles paintings

As I love collecting beautiful things on my blog
I will post some work of an amazing artist Iliana Zambrano R.. 
Check her on deviantart here.
She has other great paintings,
but what for I fell in love is her Lestat.
It is the best Lestat I have ever seen.
He looks exactly how he should look like
and you can even see his proud and some arrogance on his face.
I put him on my wallpaper and stare all the time. 
Lately he showed himself in my dream
looking exactly like this one  *___*

And other characters:

Thank you Iliana for allowing me posting photos <3 

Starbucks, a doll and red shoes

So today I had my last exam
(from kanji- OMG I hate myself... 
I will never learn them ..>.<)
so I can say that in fact I finished university >.<
Feel old >.<
To distract it: Starbucks coffee^^

And two more pics from last days.

A doll from the antique shop
(the same one I bought Fleur in)
She looks like a ghost here!

And a pic referring to my last post
about red shoes.
(shoes not mine)

poniedziałek, 25 czerwca 2012

See, what beautiful dancing shoes!

Nothing in the world can be compared with red shoes.

Today I am going to write about a fairy tale
which intrigued me lately:
The Red shoes by Andersen
(Generally the motif of shoes in fairy tales is really fascinating.
Also in reference to gender studies).

I do not like this fairy tale.
The general image is inspiring,
but I can not agree with the message of the tale.
Of course Andersen lived in different times,
but still I can not hide my aversion to it.
Karen is vain and when she gets her beautiful red shoes
she can not think about anything else,
dances until her legs are finally cut 
and then when she finally understands her "sin"
she receives a redemption
and can die to go to heaven.
Andersen seems intolerant, 
judges on appearance
and in a first place Karen't punishment is too big 
for her crime.
He criticizes a consumptionism, the value of an enjoyment
and a superficial beauty.
Can not it coexist with other aspects of live?
Can not a consuptionism be creative?

Okay, I will stop this topic, because it makes me angry.
Now some tale's adaptation.

My favorite one.
The Red shoes from 1948
It tells a story about a famous ballerina
who plays her first important role in a ballet The red shoes.
Ballet scene lasts over 15 minutes
so the dance is really the movie's character 
not only a background.
The ballerina is torn between love and dance
and in the end she dies, 
because she is not able to choose her own path.
Shoes (she dies in red shoes) 
lead her to death.

Sorrow will pass, believe me. Life is so unimportant. 
And from now onwards, you will dance like nobody ever before

Next one is a Korean horror- Bunhongsin
The story about a woman who has found red (well rather pink..) shoes
and gets obsessed about them.
Her little daughter who is a dancer
shares her passion.
Of course the red shoes are connected with a tragedy from a past
and can be read as a symbol of a desire we are not able to control.
The irresistible wish chooses a path for ourselves.

I really like an interpretation of a tale
in one of Vampire Princess Miyu's episode.
Here we have a very shy girl
who lacks any talents and seems depressed and disappointed with herself.
Thanks to magic red shoes she is able to become a famous singer
and for the first time feels happy.
Red shoes give her an illusion.
It is a lie, but without them she would never know 
this feeling of being satisfied with herself.
Miyu drinks her blood and
allows her this way to stay in a dream forever.

Last version I want to mention
is one of songs from Dance of vampires- a musical which is a remake of Polanski's movie.
Red shoes symbolizes a freedom and a way to escape in a world of amusement.
(btw I want to see this musical on a stage...)

I need to research the motif of shoes more deeply.
BTW writing this made me want to buy red shoes XD

piątek, 22 czerwca 2012

Straw hat

Such a good mood^^
Almost all my exams are behind me
(just kanji next week)
and I can finally enjoy books and movies^^
Last days were too busy...

+ we can finally officially write that our magazine 
Our dream will come true^^

Out of topic
my new lovely hat <33333

poniedziałek, 18 czerwca 2012

Nosferatu - multimedia show

Yesterday (at night) I went to see Nosferatu (1922).
It was not a normal show in a cinema,
but with a spatial music and narrator.
Read here (in Polish)

My outfit from today
First time wearing KuroLoli


The theater in which it took place
was situated in the basement of a cafe.
This is how the surrounding looked like *.*

I could not resist a temptation
to take some pics.

My fav.
I look like a vampire XD

And inside.
(bad light...)

The movie was presented in a small bricked room 
with a barrel vault and very soft couches.
All the place, the late hour
made a perfect start.
Then it was only better.
There was many instruments and sintetizadors,
but when cello joined I was just taken somewhere
 inside black-white images of the movie.
I caught myself floating inside the story instead of following the movie's plot. 
Of course there was a few times
when I thought about (my dearest) Lestat.
He would enjoy the music for sure,
but occasionally burst into laugh as well XD
(Yes... in the middle of the 'eye and ear fest'
I thought about it during watching XD).

A sample here^^
Well I want some more.

sobota, 16 czerwca 2012

Sushi time

We went to eat sushi today
and they served it on a ... boat^^

I really like this restaurant
with a tatami room
and all decorations.

My outfit from today.
Quite classical and casual.

niedziela, 10 czerwca 2012

Fleur and Sleeping beauty ballet

Today is my birthday^^
And here is my birthday present from myself XD
Her name is Fleur.

In fact the story is a little more complicated.
Every time I go to work I pass by an antique shop
and once on a display I saw a gorgeous doll.
I loved her since the first sight XD
And I named her Fleur.
Somehow inspired by this song
- the story about Pierrot who fell in love with the doll named Fleur.
It also suited to the fact that I dream 
about having a big porcelain dolls collection
and all of them would be named after flowers.
(Fleur means a flower in French).

Yesterday I went to buy the doll,
but the shop was closed..
so I did it today
-seems it was supposed to happen on the day of my birthday.
From now on I want to have a big porcelain dolls collection^^
I promised that Seimu will be my only dollfie,
but Fleur is a sign that is a high time to start collecting porcelain dolls.

I bought her before work
so then we could play with photos in the shop where I work.
(photos taken by mobile...)

And taken at home

She seems quite old
and her clothes are a little dirty, 
but it makes her even more precious.

To make birthday more amazing
I watched Sleeping beauty ballet.
It was performed by Paris Opera
and choreographed by Noureev 
(after Petipa of course).

This is exactly the kind of ballet I adore to my heart's content.
The fairy tale motif, a classical technique, the high level of dancing,
sophisticated costumes and stage design.
There is no better fairy tale adaption than using ballet.
Ballet and fairy tales are just a perfect couple.

Felling into sleep
(can it be showed better?)


Blue bird dancing with Florine

And gorgeous, perfect
(made me crying)
wedding pas de deux

Both Manuel Legris and Aurelie Dupont are fantastic,
but frankly speaking I can not put in words what 
I feel when I watch Aurelie dancing.
She is not a normal dancer, she is an ideal prima ballerina
with all this mysticism the word is packed with.
She is just a present for the world.

Watch at least pas de deux
to feel what real (imo)
beauty is *.*

niedziela, 3 czerwca 2012

Le Spectre de la Rose

Do you know Theophile Gautier's poem The Ghost of the Rose?
It tells a story about a girl who comes home from her first ball 
and falls asleep on an armchair.
The ghost of the rose which she wore on the ball 
visits her in the dream, dances with her and then disappears. 

Open those eyelids now closed, 
Soft-touched by a maiden’s pure dream; 
I am the ghost of the rose 
That you wore to the ball yester-even. 
You pluckt me while yet I was pearly 
With the watering can’s silvery tears,
And about the glittering soirée
You paraded me under the stars. 

O to thou who brought about my death 
(For to chase death away you’ve no chance), 
Every night my rose-colored wraith 
Will appear at thy bedside and dance. 
But fear not, for I am now owed 
Neither Mass nor De profundis. 
This fragile perfume is my soul, 
And I’ve arrived here from paradise. 

My destiny was to be envied, 
And to suffer so lovely a fate 
More than one would gladly have died, 
For thy bosom became my grave; 
And on the alabaster where I repose 
The poet there with his soft kiss 
Has inscribed: "Here lies the rose 
Who made even emperors jealous." 

This beautiful story was made into a ballet choreographed by Fokin.
Here is a quite new version by Paris Opera Ballet.
This one is much more subtle, delicate and magic <3

First performed by Tamara Karsavina and Vaslav Nijinsky.
Nijinsky made such a beautiful rose^^

I really love this story.
I read interpretations that it shows how the girl grows up.
After waking up from her dream she has already turned into a woman.
She lacks illusions and knows that this moment is gone for all life.
I prefer to look at it differently.
She fell in love with the ghost of the rose not with someone from the ball.
(She saw the ghost in her dream not a ball itself)
She refuses to enter an adult world. 
Instead of it she chooses the world of fantasy.
The ghost reciprocates her love and he promises to appear at her bed every night.
Where is this all growing-up?

Btw this story would suit to Versailles.
Just imagine Kamijo as the ghost of the rose^^

So beautiful that he 
made even emperors jealous XD