I'm not quite sure why someone thought Spiderman needed a hyphen, but I really enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man in 3D yesterday with Ginge. The action was nail-biting and fast-paced, the characters on the whole were convincing and likeable, and there were some parts which made me laugh out loud, including a few that probably weren't supposed to be funny. Remember, kids - when you're in a school chemistry lab, any two brightly coloured liquids in pretty flasks, when mixed, will result in effervescence and rapid uncontrolled release of energy: a bomb.
Just to make this post appropriate for a fashiony sort of blog, I collected some images of Gwen Stacy, played by an Emma Stone, whose styling I thought was simple yet sophisticated. Throughout the film she's pretty much always in these lovely knee-high brown boots, a comforting consistency.
One of her outfits included thigh-high grey socks with the boots, which I thought was a really nice look, but I unfortunately didn't find any photos of it. The only problem with bare skin, socks then boots, is the seasonal ambiguity - one would usually only wear that kind of combination on a warm day due to the strip of exposed skin, but that results in really hot feet. Trust me, I know.
Gwen also sports a whole range of off-white coats. The three pictured above all seem to be slightly different, now that I look at them. I love how she employs neutral colours like grey and brown to create an elegant and understated look.
I'm not really a hat person, but this one looks rather nice, especially with the chunky cardigan and stripes. And check out that umbrella handle!
I didn't notice the ensemble above while watching the film, but I love
the spotty dress and cardigan set off with a pop of colour in the hair
Though it wasn't an important point of the film, it got me thinking, empathising. Imagine you've a fine son, with all the virtues of youth, beauty and
intelligence - though not yet wisdom. On the brink of manhood, he's
bursting with potential, and could be something great. Every night he's
not only coming home at an ungodly hour, but he looks like he's been
dragged face down behind a taxi through the roughest part of
town, the part where you just don't go even in daylight, and he's not
opening up about what's going on.
"Secrets have a cost. They're not free." God, I'd be sick with fear and worry
and pain and anger. The life of a superhero is exciting, but not one that you'd want for a loved one.