Thursday, 25 March 2010

Crazy About Alice In Wonderland

Hey guys, I've gone completely mad (again, how many times did I say it already?)!
First it's because of unhappy love (no need to say more, that's probably my excuse for the lack of posts lately...). Which is not just unhappy for me but for my best friend too. So we really enjoy breaking down together and then picking ourselves up with crazy activities and sports.
Second - and that saves me from total breakdown - is that I went to see Alice in Wonderland. Twice already. And I'm planning on seeing it again.
Despite all the great Tim Burton movies I've seen, I still don't know what to think about him. Well, I must admit that he's crazy. He's a dreamer. He's slightly weird. His imagination is amazing. Incredible. Awesome. He's a genius. But every genius is strange (I really did not like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
I did not know if I wanted to see Alice. I'd heard many reactions, some of them fascinated, but many people say that it was too much. Too colorful, that it was created to be a blockbuster with all those animations and battles and grown-up Alice and so on and so on. And that made me curious. Tim Burton's movies are never only positively or only negatively rated.
And another thing that made me curious was that I hated the Lewis Caroll's book as a kid. Then I forgot about my hatred and just thought that it was a bit strange. BUT...
The story of 19-year-old Alice Kingsleigh, who runs away following a white rabbit (wearing a waistcoat) after she's been proposed by a stupid lord Hamish, falls through a rabbit hole and gets into Underland, where she's supposed to save the creatures from the evil Red Queen's reign by killing the monster Jabberwocky on the Frabjous day just pulled me in and did not let go.
Wow. Since I left the cinema for the first time, I feel lighter, dreamier and stranger. I really LOVED it!
Of course, I always have some troubles with every movie. I didn't like Helena Bonham-Carter - the Red Queen's look (the big head... :/ ) and the Jabberwocky. But like I said. I've got problems everywhere.
On the other side, Wonderland (or Underland, if you want) was as perfect as possible.
So it doesn't matter that no creature was looking at least a bit realistic. So it doesn't matter that my head was spinning from all the colours.
Could a movie where you "meet" crazy Johnny Depp (Hatter), Helena Bonham-Carter, Alan Rickman and Anne Hathaway altogether be bad? Not to mention Mia Wasikowska. Why did they put her name in the credits after all the more famous actors( OK I've done it too but I wanted to say the best at last :))? Damn it, she was the main character and she was great!Colleen Atwood, the costume designer, has also done an awesome job. She is now one of my favourites along with Jacquelline Durran (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and Ngila Dickson (Lord of the Rings). But I can't find a picture of the tiny dress that Hatter made for Alice after stuffing her into a teapot. Does anybody have it? Please, give me the link. They were the BEST.
It was GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! (But I cried in the end... :))
By the way, Danny Elfman is totally ingenious, I can't get his music out of my head, but did you like the Avril Lavigne song at the credits? I DIDN'T.
Never mind, my rating : 100 %

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Kate Moss On Alexander McQueen's Funeral

wearing Christian Louboutin heels. They were very close friends...

Thursday, 18 March 2010


THIS is how I feel. Spring has finally come to Prague!!! Yayyy! I feel like I'm gonna jump up to the sky, dance through the streets and sing every happy song I remember. I hope you feel the same.
OK, this is a "test" that was sent to me by my cousin Cate. Just turn on shuffle on your iPod and answer the questions with the name of the song that comes. Enjoy!

Are you male or female?
Book Of Dreams

Describe yourself:

How do you feel:
Wonderful Tonight

Describe where you currently live:
The Brethren Court

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
In Bloom

Your favorite form of transportation:
The Passing Of The Elves

Your best friends are:
Gandalf The White, Professor Umbridge

Your favorite color is:
My Father's Eyes

What’s the weather like:

Favorite time of day:
Presence Of The Lord

If your life was a T.V. show, what would it be called:
Drain You

Your ideal birthday present would be:
Tom's Diner

What is life to you:
Elven Rope

Your relationship:
Romeo Is Bleeding

Looking for:
Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through The Strip

Wouldn’t mind:
Sea Of Monsters

Your fear:
The Wolves Of Isengard

What is the best advice you have to give:
Long Ways To Go Yet

If you could change your name it would be:

Thought for the Day:
I Need A Man To Love

How I would like to die:
On A Plain :-)

Soul’s present condition:
Voodoo Child

Biggest secret:
Everything :-)

My motto:
Up Is Down

Saturday, 13 March 2010


I've just arrived from two weeks of skiing.
The first one, in Austria, Dachstein West, was totally awesome. I absolutely recommend you to visit Dachstein (near Salzburg, W.A. Mozart's birthplace).
Everything that could screw up was great: weather, snow conditions, skibuses, and people who went with us (and that was absolutely unsure due to some people's frequent bad moods and irritating characters...)

the house where we stayed

Hallstatt, a beautiful town nearbya picture from the top of the Dachstein West area.

A week later, I went to Giant Mountains in Czech Republic. It was a school ski-course. The weather was nice too, but our slope was terrible. Only the last day we went to a place called The Bear's Lair and it was great there (but in my opinion nothing compares to Dachstein).
It was emotionally much more interesting and yes, difficult. Almost every girl cried and several alcohol-affected love accidents happened too. What would you expect from a school ski-course?
Some photos from there:

The hut where we stayed (a hut is a traditional staying place in czech mountains instead of a hotel)Fighting in the snow

A ski trip
Our little private theater
One of the coaches said that he preferred blondes and one of the brunettes took it far too serious :)
Free ride
The end of free ride
Gliding shoes contest final
Ski trip 2: totally lost, climbing uphill a deadly steep mountain where it was forbidden to enter and where snow-slides fall
One of my best friends, Anna. A perfect Milka chocolate ad, isn't it?
At the snowboard park
Simulation of being under a snow-slideGames which we didn't want and were forced to play. They turned out to be pretty funny.

Now I'm fully enjoying the rest of the weekend at home and trying to sleep up all the missing hours of rest.
Have a great weekend!