minx sa

Inspire. Motivate. Laugh. Love….. Your Guilty Pleasure. ♥


Leave a comment

Red Carpet Flops At The Golden Globes

So it seems third time’s the charm for Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who got their “final” stint as big-time award hosts at last night’s 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. I hear they did a stellar job and the night had more than it’s fair share of touching and memorable moments.

I wont say much else, but I just came across some of the red carpet pictures from last night 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

S*%t.

All I could think while going through the pictures was, “What happened!!!??”

Television and movie stars who are usually so beautifully turned out failed to produce even a decent outfit, let alone a red-carpet-worthy one. As I scrolled through, they all managed to disappoint me, one after the other.

All of them. All of.

Rather than spew a bunch of haterade, let me just allow the pictures to speak for themselves.

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig in uhm…

Lena Dunham in shapeless red

Lena Dunham in shapeless red

Kerry Washington...no comment.

Kerry Washington…no comment.

Amal Alamuddin in gloves for goodness sake

Amal Alamuddin in gloves for goodness sake

golden-globe-2015-red-carpet-tina-fey

Tina Fey… *sigh*

Rosamund Pike in ill-fitting

Rosamund Pike in ill-fitting

...no words....

…no words….

ya...no...okay.

ya…no…okay.

Lupita Ny'ongo disappointing all of Africa

Lupita Ny’ongo disappointing all of Africa

Zosia Mamet & Jemima Kirke...dont...just dont.

Zosia Mamet & Jemima Kirke…dont…just dont.

Keira Knightley traumatised me. Fully.

Keira Knightley traumatised me. Fully.

*Haterade: n. A liquid generally contained within those who are filled with hate for another. Known to spill out of the mouth when said hater begins to share their hate.


Leave a comment

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards

The 2013 Sony World Photography Awards are an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation (WPO), which allows everyone from amateurs to the professionals to showcase their work and compete with others in their field.

The competition is open to anyone, from any background or experience level and of all ages. There were more than 122 000 entries this year, from over 170 different countries and the WPO has recently announced its shortlist of finalists.

There are three different sectors and within each sector there are categories into which the photographs are divided.

Within the Professional (for the serious photographers with a true passion for the job), the Open (for the amateurs and  photography enthusiasts) and the Youth sectors, the photographs can be divided into the following categories:

  • Architecture
  • Arts & Culture
  • Campaign
  • Conceptual
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Current Affairs
  • Enhanced
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Landscape
  • Lifestyle
  • Low Light
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Panoramic
  • People
  • Portraiture
  • Split Second
  • Sport
  • Still Life
  • Travel

With a Basic Membership you can enter up to 3 photographs, with an Advanced Membership, you can enter up to 8 photographs and with a Premium Membership you can enter up to 20 photographs.

This is for people who are creative and passionate, those who understand the art of “taking pictures, documenting a story, conceptualising an idea, capturing emotions and evoking a response” from the viewers.

The winners will be announced in March/April, but for now, here are some of the finalists:

Ali Asadi, Iran 2013

Ali Asadi, Iran 2013

Christian Vizl, Mexico, 2013

Christian Vizl, Mexico, 2013

Andrea Gjestvang, Norway, 2013

Andrea Gjestvang, Norway, 2013

John Matzick, USA, 2013

John Matzick, USA, 2013

Jose Ramon Moreno, Spain, 2013

Jose Ramon Moreno, Spain, 2013

Alecsandra Dragoi, Romania, 2013

Alecsandra Dragoi, Romania, 2013

Adam Pretty, Olympic Park, July 25, 2012

Adam Pretty, Olympic Park, July 25, 2012

Marek Andrzejewski, Poland, 2013

Marek Andrzejewski, Poland, 2013

Gali Tibbon, Israel, 2013

Gali Tibbon, Israel, 2013

Nathan Wills, Australia, 2013

Nathan Wills, Australia, 2013

The Niger Delta, Nigeria, October 2012Dr Lekwe Deezia claims to heal mental illness through the power of prayer and traditional herbal meds. While receiving treatment, which can take months, patients are chained to trees in his courtyard. No shelter. They are sometimes beaten.

The Niger Delta, Nigeria, October 2012
Dr Lekwe Deezia claims to heal mental illness through the power of prayer and traditional herbal meds. While receiving treatment, which can take months, patients are chained to trees in his courtyard. No shelter. They are sometimes beaten.

Roberto Bettacchi, Italy, 2013

Roberto Bettacchi, Italy, 2013

Johannes Heuckeroth, Germany, 2013Aerial view of surreal world of Dubai

Johannes Heuckeroth, Germany, 2013
Aerial view of surreal world of Dubai

Tatjana Bachmistova, Lithuania, 2013

Tatjana Bachmistova, Lithuania, 2013

Robert Gifford, UK, 2013

Robert Gifford, UK, 2013

Reza Nezamdust, Iran, 2013 (Tradition)

Reza Nezamdust, Iran, 2013 (Tradition)

Val Proudki, USA, 2013

Val Proudki, USA, 2013

 


2 Comments

Meryl Magic!

Yea, it’s awards season.

Coming from the excitement of the SAG Awards and heading to the glory of the Oscars and the Grammys we decided to do a profile of one of the most prolific actresses of our time.

With a record 17th Oscar Nomination (for her role as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady”) under her belt, Meryl Streep is regarded, by both the industry and her peers, as one of the greatest living actresses. Diane Keaton once described her as “my generation’s genius” and her closest rivals for nominations are Katherine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson, who have 12 each. She has been described by her critics as too cold and technical, but who didn’t love her as the boss from hell in The Devil Wears Prada, or dance along to her (very warm) colourful character in Mamma Mia. She is without a doubt the most versatile actress of her time, having played a scorned wife, a Nazi concentration camp prisoner, a factory worker, a writer, a hobo, a dru addicted young actress, a teacher, an insane editor of a New York fashion magazine, a very strict nun and a British Prime Minister! Considering that its her peers (and rivals) who nominated her for all these Oscars, its strange that she’s only won twice (for Kramer vs Kramer and Sophie’s Choice).

Here’s looking at Miss Streep’s amazing career…

  • 1979 – The Deer Hunter. This was her first Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, and only her second film. She starred alongside Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken and had a small role (in which she wrote her own script!).
  • In the same year, she played a scorned wife in Kramer vs Kramer, alongside Dustin Hoffman (the cheating husband), for which she won her first Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 1981 – The French Lieutenant’s Woman. This performance as a 19th-Century English maiden in love with a French Lieutenant earned her one of her many nominations for Best Actress, and she showed her amazing gift for mastering accents.
  • 1982 – Sophie’s Choice. For this heart-rending performance, she won her first Best Actress Oscar, for her role as a Polish mother (with impeccable accent) in a Nazi concentration camp, who has to decide which of her children to sacrifice.
  • 1983 – Silkwood, gained her a fifth Oscar nomination for acting as a factory worker who blows the whistle on her boss
  • 1985 – Out of Africa. This time she was a Danish writer (another accent) having a love affair in Kenya, with Robert Redford’s character, the big-game hunter.
  • 1987 – Ironweed. Meryl shows, once more, her versatility, as she plays (alongside Jack Nicholson), a vagrant in Depression-era America. Her portrayal of a sad, muttering bag lady who is in shambles is quiet haunting.
  • 1988 – A Cry In The Dark. One of her most well-known roles as Lindy Chamberlain, the Australian mother who was charged with murder after her baby was snatched by a dingo during a camping trip.
  • 1990 – Postcards From The Edge, showed Meryl doing comedy, as a drug addicted young actress. She is quick witted and gives a sweet portrayal in the face of a breakdown
  • 1995 – The Bridges of Madison County. Meryl was weepy in this one, where she plays a farmers wife in the sixties, having an affair with a photographer (Clint Eastwood.
  • 1988 – One True Thing. Another deep performance as she portrays a mother dying of cancer, who is being taken care of by her daughter (Renee Zellweger).
  • 1999 – Music of the Heart. Here she starts out bedraggles as an abandoned wife who somehow tranforms and becomes an inspirational violin teacher.
  • 2002 — Adaptation. Meryl wows the audience as a writer who gets mixed up with the wrong people (among them, Nicholas Cage) and investigates orchid theft. Part thriller, part comedy, this was also her record breaking 13th nomination, and her third for Best Supporting Actress.
  • 2006 – The Devil Wears Prada. Here she gives a brilliant performance as the monster of all bosses, editor of a New York fashion magazine, and she’s not only hilarious in her role, she dominates every scene…even those in which she’s just included over the phone.
  • 2008 – Doubt. In this she play a nun who runs a school in the Bronx, in the sixties, and accuses a priest of paedophilia. She is pale with red-rimmed eyes throughout the movie, stern and humourless and very scary
  • 2009 – Julie & Julia. Here she is funny and charming as American cookery writer, Julia Child, showing off her uncanny ability to impersonate almost anyone, down to perfection.
  • 2011/2012 – The Iron Lady. As Margaret Thatcher, the first female British Prime Minister (and the longest serving of the 20th Century), she earned her record 17th nomination for what we already knew would be a dazzling performance.