BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
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I've never fallen in love with a person in a film quite as fast as I did with Bill Cunningham (as Roger Ebert so simply and perfectly began his wonderful review of the film, "Here is a movie about a happy and nice man." That's all you need to know.). I was smiling so broadly throughout most of this film, in awe of this character and his gracious, humble attitude. It's so refreshing. I absolutely loved this movie (and apparently, I'm not the only one; it's got an impressive 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes...). It's the best documentary I've seen in the last five years.
And, while we're on the subject of fashion...
WOMEN'S PENNY LOAFERS
When I was in high school, I had a pair of clunky penny loafers (with tassels!) that I thought were awesome. You know, chunky heels, scuffed toes peeking out under the hem of my faded bootcut jeans...they were pretty rad. I threw them out years ago once ballet flats became the thing, and haven't thought of them since....until the past couple weeks. I know penny loafers aren't exacting a blazing-hot trend (I think they've been the next "it" shoes for at least a year), but I'm finally on board and I think they're adorable. With a low profile (no more chunky heels), they're cute with skinny jeans and a slubby long-sleeved t-shirt, leggings and a tunic or even cropped pants and a blazer, they're awesome for dressing up and down. Leather, black, bright colors, metallic...I love 'em all. I just ordered some the other day and can't wait until they come in. You know, just so I can get 'em all scuffed up again.
SOUTHERN TIER PUMKING
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