A Dash of Red

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

It all went a bit wrong on the picture front today. I'm in fat ghost mode in all of these - I swear the flash kills any slight colour I might have in my face. I know I'm pale but I'm really not that pale!



Sashay!! (Actually, I was walking perfectly normally towards the camera to find out why the self timer wasn't working. I really didn't know I did such weird things with my arms. The flash must have startled them.)

Dress and bag - H&M
Pumps and scarf - Dorothy Perkins

I also wore my newest creation - some chunky knit wristwarmers. I knitted them myself!! I don't care if no-one else is impressed by this. I'm bloody pleased with myself. It must be the world's easiest pattern because I'm really cackhanded with a pair of needles but I did it, wahoo!!


I went to see Love And Other Drugs tonight which I really enjoyed. I'd have liked it even more if I hadn't been surrounded by the most atrocious group of stupid teenagers I've ever seen. Not only did they eat vile smelling food and talk and text all the way through it, they kept asking really loud and deeply ignorant questions about all the characters, squealed and shrieked through all the sex scenes and then topped it off by actually laughing at the people in the film who had Parkinsons disease. Words fail me.

I'm not going back to the Odeon if that's the sort of audience I'll have to be part of. It's back to FACT for me - it's substantially cheaper and the sort of people who go there are a) grown up and b) intelligent. Plus almost of all of them pass the Code of Conduct. I'm there tomorrow to see The King's Speech followed by a satellite Q&A with Colin Firth. Hopefully it will make up for the unpleasantness of today's cinema trip.

38 comments:

  1. Dearest Alex, I love the red scarf and lipstick on you. You take your pictures with a timer? I've not worked out how to do that which is why I only manage head shots in the mirror.

    I must see both those films. The audience sounds hideous. I'm sure The King's Speech will attract a different crowd and a chat with Colin sounds good. He is lovely and has the most gorgeous smile. You must go to Screen on the Green next time you're in London. It's my local and I've only just rediscovered it xx

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  2. Teens are so annoying, almost as annoying as indoor shots ;) I know the feeling. I like your black and red combo!

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  3. Love you in that red lipstick, Alex. Fat ghost? Pah! Amazing job on the goves, so impressed.
    I never go to the local fleapit as it's always full of morons like you've described plus it only ever shows Hollywood action movies, cartoons and bloody Harry Potter. The smell of that plastic cheese is foul. xxx

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  4. Fat ghost? You moron, you look incredible! This is actually one of my favourite things that I've seen you wear. The red lippie, scarf and shoe are gorgeous with the black dress. I know you are a green girl but red is definitely one of your colours.

    I never go to those big cinemas anymore, they smell bad and are so expensive. For the same price as a crap cinema in Leicester Square I can go to our independent local where you get comfy chairs and they will bring you wine or tea where you are sitting. That is more like it. Though I do think one sign of getting old is that you start to hate teenagers! xx

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  5. Ahn the scarf and the lipstick are beautiful. Red suits you so much.

    Well done on the mittens, I'm addicted to gloves like that, they are so cosy. And ratbags to the idiots in the pictures. Sad isn't it?

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  7. Oooh love the scarf matching with those amazing shoes! And the green bag= love! Everyone looks pretty pale with flash :p Very impressed with your knitting!
    Urgh how annoying, I hate being near such immature sorts. I saw The King's Speech last night and the audience was pretty well behaved. I loved it, hope you do too :) Satellite Q&A sounds exciting, send Colin my love xx

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  8. You look amazing, nothing like a fat ghost! Scarf and the lips are gorgeous. And that lovely bag! Well done on the gloves!
    I really want to see The King's Speech but haven't managed along yet, looks good. And Colin Firth being in it is a bonus. Saw him interviewed at the Golden Globes and he started speaking Italian... eeeeeeeeee! (It was for his Italian wife but we can ignore that part).
    x

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  9. Really love this outfit, especially the scarf and the shoes! red lipstick really suits you, too!
    Don't get me started on people in cinemas, seriously. I can't bear going for that very reason. Tuesday daytimes used to be my favourite time to go, when I was working shifts. I had the whole screen to myself! Bliss!

    xxx Maddie

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  10. I love that scarf - I can't believe its from DPs! You look fabulous!

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  11. I love the scarf and shoes, the red looks perfect matched with the black dress. And glad to see you've mastered knitting! x

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  12. Same here, that's why I am no longer a patron of the multiplex cinemas. I figure if it's not on at the Tyneside Cinema (indie) then I probably won't want to see it anyway. I fancy that Love and other Drugs might give it a go. Did you hear the wittertainment reviews for 137 hours, I really fancy that one.
    Kandi x

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  13. I love the accessorising in these pics! That scarf is lovely. And nice work on the wristwarmers! I got some purple glittery ones for Christmas and they're secretly my favourite present. Ever.

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  14. I love the red and green combination, they work really well as accents to the black.

    Being a fellow resident of the 'pool I have to say I would opt for FACT over the Odeon anytime. Obviously not always possible with a 3 year old who wants to see Toy Story etc. :)

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  15. Alex, you don't look at all as bad as you think you do! I actually really think bright red lipstick looks mega on you! :) Plus, green bag and red lipstick and you make it look awesome! Go girl! :)

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  16. I'm impressed, and jealous about your wrist warmers!

    You need to wear red lippie every day x

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  17. That lipstick is gorgeous on you, really gorgeous. I hate it when that happens at the cinema, its so disrespectful x

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  18. I love your handwarmers, I'm useless at following patterns though.
    This will make me sound like a snob, but the only time we go to the cinema is if we go to the Cinema de Lux, which costs a ridiculous amount per ticket, but is just so much nicer. I like the later showings as well, our local Vue does them at midnight!

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  19. Nice scarf! And that shade of lippy really suits you.

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  20. Love the combination of black, red and green.
    Had to laugh at your arms being startled by the flash!

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  21. you look lovely, the scarf is so pretty! thank you ever so much for writing an article for me - sorry ive been slow getting back to you i've been super busy lately! ugh i hate idiots in cinema, that is one of the reasons (as well as the ridiculous prices) why i havent been in a while xx

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  22. LOVE that scarf - off to search for it on Sat. Must. have. !! xx

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  23. Well done on the knitting, I would have never thought they were hand made! Lovely outfit too :)

    Soooooo know what you mean about the cinema! When I went to see Monsters (which I thought was aces)I was sat infront of some teenager who felt the need to vocalise every detail of the film about 3 minutes after everyone else had noticed...! 'A VW camper van!' Yes it was, we all saw it, but we were concentrating on the fact a family including a child are all lying dead in the road. Phht, enough to make me understand why pirate DVDs are so popular.

    Rant over! x

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  24. You're not a fat ghost!!! SO impressed that you knitted the wrist warmers - they even have holes along the edges - that MUST require SKILL! xx

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  25. The red scarf is really sophisticated! And, as a fellow pale-and-interesting lady, I think your skin looks really luminous in these photos. And I mean that in a good way!

    K xx


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  26. Terrific look Alex! I agree with many others above - this is one of your best outfits. The red scarf, lippy and shoes - you're rocking it! And of course the handknitted wristwarmers, very clever and appropriate in this weather.

    As for the cinema totally sympathise. Luckily I can go with my elderly mother to the senior screen sessions where there are no teenagers or even any annoying munching noises because we're all too savvy (or mean) to pay the outrageous prices for the snacks on offer. LOL!

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  27. I love your black and red color combo! You do not look like a ghost! I think your skin looks so pretty :)

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  28. I think we must be quite lucky with our cinemae - i've been to on ein Chester whcih was just like you describe.. full of noisy teens (it may not have helped that i was there to see twilight with some of my guides!)

    but you certainly don't look like a ghost, and definitely not at all fat!?! xx

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  29. Fat ghost??? I think not, more elegant young lady, echoing everyone else, red REALLY suits you.
    You also have stunning shiny hair, I bet it would look sensational up.

    PS has your little package arrived?
    XXX

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  30. I hateeeee when people text through movies... so annoyiing. Anyways I just came across your blog and I'm loving it. Now following.

    tess s.
    CESTDEMODE.blogpsot.com

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  31. I love FACT too :) the only problem with FACT is that they don't show films for very long, they weren't showing Tron about 3 weeks ago when we wanted to see it! Boooo. The red lipstick really suits you too btw.

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  32. i love your homemade chunky knit wristwarmers, they are fab! I'm impressed! :)

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  33. my mum has super tiny feet so no borrowing shoes but clothes fit except she doesn't have much that I would consider 'me' haha!! I love all the red colour popping you have going on in this outfit, very nice =)


    Hannah xx

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  34. I love this, love the scarf, love the shoes and I'm STILL having massive bag envy (even though I treated myself to a new handbag!).

    I hate going to the cinema for all the reasons you've just given. Hand me the DVD any day- crash out on the bed, glass of wine to hand and pick 'n' mix that costs less than the average 3 bed semi.

    I'd love to hear what the King's Speech is like, desperate to see it.

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  35. You look great - love the dashes of read!!

    Hope your next cinema trip is berrer for you!!

    Sal xXx

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  36. READ????? Red!!! and BETTER!! :D

    Oh dear - bed time me thinks!

    xXx

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  37. Oh, I love your red lippy & scarf, you look gorgeous & not pale at all! I always go to the FACT rather than the Odeon, you can have a drink in the bar & the popcorn is just about the best around! :)

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