June 27, 2012
You’ve seen the classic 1981 film. Who can forget the bathing suits, flared jeans, Chiko rolls, and that horrific tub of Vaseline…? Although the film was entertaining, it wasn’t exactly what you’d call an accurate portrayal of the book on which it was based.
Southern Star are currently re-making Puberty Blues into an 8 part tele-series, to be screened later this year on Channel 10. I went to see the filming of one of the episodes a couple of weeks ago, and it was so great.
Filmed on location in and around Cronulla Beach, the remake is haunting, moody, funny and smart. No cheesiness or cliches or bad acting. It was a real class act!
Directed by Glendyn Ivin (Beaconsfield, Offspring, Last Ride) and Emma Freeman (Hawke, Tangled, Offspring), and starring Claudia Karven, Dan Wyllie, and Susie Porter (as well as a whole bunch of super talented teenagers who names I don’t know), I’m so keen for it’s release.
Here are some photos taken on set, by director Glendyn Ivin. Check out his blog here.
I wasn’t around in the 70s, but this actually looks like the 70s!
All images via Hoaxville.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
June 26, 2012
I re-read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky over the weekend while I was
hungover in bed. It really is a good book, bar the fact that the protagonist is slightly irritating!
Set in the school year of 1991-1992, the novel follows the life of Charlie, a 14 year old social outcast, and is told via a series of letters he writes to an unnamed person. Although it can be a bit contrived at times, the novel really manages to succinctly sum up what its like to be a slightly dysfunctional teenager. Especially one who is beginning to develop complex, adult thoughts but isn’t quite old enough to fully understand them. Anyway, unsurprisingly, the book is being turned into a film with a typically good-looking all star cast. The trailer looks promising though, apart from Emma Watson‘s terrible fake American accent! Check it above.
“And all the books you’ve read have been read by other people. And all the songs you’ve loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that’s so pretty to you is pretty to other people. And you know that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing “unity.” It’s like when you are excited about a girl and you see a couple holding hands, and you feel so happy for them. And other times when you see the same couple, and they make you so mad. And all you want is to always feel happy for them because you know that if you do, then it means that you’re happy, too.”
- Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
June 26, 2012
In 1946, Salvador Dali and Walt Disney collaborated on a short film, entitled Destino. I saw it screened at a Dali exhibition in Melbourne a few years ago, and was blown away. It has (thankfully) made it’s way onto YouTube, so everyone can now have a look. The illustration is so beautiful and also works so well with the music. I love when a couple of creative geniuses team up to create something really cool.
Behind the scenes…
June 22, 2012
The Tilly Summer 2012 photoshoot took place today in our workroom! Our stunning model Valentina was willing to brave the freezing weather in summer dresses and shorts, and we kept ourselves going with copious amounts of coffee. Here are some photos we snapped behind the scenes. I’m looking forward to seeing the final product- I’m sure it will be divine.
Inspiration: Things we love
June 21, 2012
Images via Tumblr.
Its all over…
June 19, 2012
The Voice Australia has been a whirlwind. Whether you’ve been watching for comical/entertainment purposes or an actual interest in the contestants, there is no denying the strange hypnotic effect that the show has had on much of Australia.
The finale was last night, and pedestrian.tv (“the digital House of Pop Culture”) covered the story via a live blog. Sooo much funnier and more entertaining than the actual show, which was a bit anti-climatic. Here are some of the highlights from Pedestrians’ live coverage:
7:53pm: Sarah and Joel are singing a Bruno Mars song I’ve never heard in my life. It’s very dark and moody on stage with blue filters. I’m kind of shocked to say that Sarah’s voice actually pales in comparison to Joel’s. There are fake flames burning around the stage and faux golden rain (fire?) dripping from the ceiling. It’s the ugliest set I think I’ve ever seen. But it was all symbolism. The lyrics of the song were about fire so the stage had fire on it. Get it?
8:12pm: Next to perform are Rachael and Delta singing “The Prayer”. It’s Delta’s favourite song of all time ever written. These two mutual sycophants are embarrassing around each other. Delta asks Rachael, “When I sing this song I say hello to the Universe. Do you say hello to the Universe?” She does.
8:46pm: Okay guys, the moment of truth is almost here. Joel talks about how much he loves Australia and says how everyone’s a winner tonight. “You’re not running for office mate,” says my boyfriend. You can tell all the judges are emotional about the show ending. Keith thanks Nicole who is back stage right now (!!!!), his kids and the band. He remains the judge I hate the least.
8:54pm: Next the third place goes to… Rachael Leahcar. (No kidding, this is exactly how I’d thought this would go down!) She wants people to know her as a performer and not just “the blind girl who can sing”. Now I feel super guilty about calling her “the blind girl” through the entire series. She’ll have an album out before Christmas.
Images via Pedestrian.
Final Winter Sale!
June 18, 2012
Up to 65% off all Tilly winter stock!
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Die Antwoord + Alexander Wang
June 14, 2012
You may or may not have heard of futuristic rap-rave duo Die Antwoord. They proudly hail from Cape Town, South Africa, and their music is both inspired by and representative of the South African “zef” style. Zef is an Afrikaans slang term, and is said to be “the ultimate South African style”. Zef style draws on outdated (read: kitch) popular culture and stamps it with African individuality. Visualise a mash-up of tracksuits worn with high heels, popular cartoon paraphernalia from the 80s, gold chains, long leather jackets and rough as guts haircuts. And home made tattoos. Lots of them.
Die Antwoord have fused this aesthetic with their own musical flavour: hip-hop inspired beats, fast paced (and often explicit) rapping in English and Afrikaans, with the intense energy of rave. The result is undeniably powerful. Die Antwoord were transformed from a little known local South African act to international icons virtually overnight, via one of their YouTube videos going viral.
The point is- they are now so big that Alexander Wang has cast them in the campaign for his new label- T by Alexander Wang. I’m not so sure if their weird, over the top style works well with Wang’s classic cool aesthetic. Check out the official video above and judge for yourselves. Whatever the outcome, I saw them live earlier this year and can vouch for the fact that they are both super crazy and super talented!
Yo-landi Visser and Ninja of Die Antwoord:
Image via W Magazine.
Christmas has come early…
June 8, 2012
It feels like Christmas in the Tilly office! Heres a snap of some of our goodies, ready to be shipped out to you. So colourful!
June 7, 2012
Selected styles now up to 50% off. Shop online here!