Is it too early for holiday gift planning? Sofia Coppola’s first coffee table book is available for pre-order, landing in September.
Archive, published by MACK is a kind of time capsule of film storyboards, scripts, photos and ephemera, charting the creative life of the one-time designer, 90s It girl, influential director and all-round style icon.
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IMAGES: Sofia Coppola, (second one by Andrew Durham)
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“I was just so interested in Priscilla’s story and her perspective on what it all felt like to grow up as a teenager in Graceland. She was going through all the stages of young womanhood in such an amplified world – kinda similarly to Marie Antoinette.” Currently loving the fact that Sofia Coppola has joined Instagram to show a peek of the creative process of her new, still-in-the-making movie, Priscilla.
She promises not to overshare but the few mood board teasers are intriguing enough to keep me following for the duration. (more…)
Can you believe that Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette film is 15 years old this year? It’s such a fantastic piece of cinema and Vogue thinks so too. It has managed to compile an astonishingly lengthy oral history speaking to the actors, music consultants, costume designers and even Thierry Boutemy, the famous Belgian florist, breaking down every element of inspiration, technical specs and – of course – fashion detail in this over-one-hour long read. (more…)
I have three uplifting music recs to make this summer.
A couple of weeks ago I went to the cinema for the first time in over a year and it was so worth it. (It was also pretty empty.) We saw Summer of Soul, a wonderfully observed documentary revisiting the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Never heard of it? That’s because it was completely overshadowed by Woodstock. TV producer Hal Tulchin’s 40 hours of footage were relegated to a dusty basement for 50 years until Summer of Soul’s director Ahmir Thompson (aka Questlove) decided it was time to edit, update and air them.
Wow. Everything about it is fantastic – the clothes, the music, the performances, not to mention the emotional recollections from people who were there. (more…)