Sunday, March 25, 2012

Francesca Lia Block

I have a new favourite author. Her name is Francesca Lia Block and she is magical.
I recently finished her very first novel Weetzie Bat and am currently reading the second book in the series, Witch Baby. I discovered her books while reading an interview with Stephanie Perkins, author of two adorable novels, Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door. She was asked what her absolute favourite book is and she said without a doubt, WEETZIE BAT. So I really didn't have much of a choice but to get my hands on a copy as fast as possible.

"A kiss about apple pie a la mode with the vanilla creaminess melting in the pie heat. A kiss about chocolate, when you haven't eaten chocolate in a year. A kiss about palm trees speeding by, trailing pink clouds when you drive down the Strip sizzling with champagne. A kiss about spotlights fanning the sky and the swollen sea spilling like tears all over your legs."

Wildfox's Weetzie Bat photo spread:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Jennifer Westfeldt

Jennifer Westfeldt, writer, director and actress. I like to think of her as the female Woody Allen; her movies are charming and quirky with a touch of neurosis. She co-wrote and starred in Kissing Jessica Stein. A cute, funny film about a girl who tries to give being a lesbian a try. She wrote the screenplay and starred in Ira and Abby. A romantic love story about two New Yorkers who get engaged the day they meet. And her latest film Friends With Kids which Westfeldt wrote, directed and starred in is about two best friends who decide to have a kid together. I've seen these films countless times and I never tire of them.