Thursday, 20 June 2013

My Great Gatsby experience

Last week my buddy and I finally had the opportunity to watch Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby (in 3D no less!) it was such an enjoyable movie and I was enthralled from beginning to end.
The gorgeous costumes were dazzling, and the gaudiness of the jazz age was vividly brought to life.

After reading the book twice before going to watch the movie, I felt that Gatsby was glamourised in the movie. Whereas in the book, the impression one gets of him is that of a mobster, a fraud obsessed with a delusional dream (one which he thinks would make him respectable). That being said, Di Caprio brought a likeable quality to the character and one cannot help but love Gatsby and empathize with him. His unspoiled image of Daisy, seems unrealistic and she comes across as shallow and whimpering in the movie.
I could go on and on about what I felt, how Leo was the perfect Gatsby and how much the decadence of the parties, jewels and the era was embodied in the movie!

Since it was midweek, I decided to don sneakers which seems to be my go to choice nowadays!
I paired it with a leopard print t-shirt and bright blazer.













I was wearing:
Cotton On Blazer
Country Road T shirt
ZARA jeans
Levi sneakers
Asos handbag
Sass diva necklace
CK sunglasses


Ciao,

RuBe xoxo