Category: An education

CelebrityCatching Up With Carey Mulligan

The talented Carey Mulligan has been turning heads and winning hearts ever since her Oscar-nominated performance in An Education
 
I was excited to see her on the cover of Vogue for October 2010. The story behind the shoot is really interesting, as they paired this fresh faced actress in couture pieces from Paris (pictured left). Photography is by Peter Lindbergh
 
It seems Mulligan’s talent can radiate and transform on any landscape, and I can’t wait to see her newest film, Never Let Me Go, which was released earlier this month.
 

The film follows the journey of three friends who grew up in a secluded boarding school in England. Also starring Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield. Watch the trailer above, and visit Vogue to view behind-the-scenes footage of the cover shoot!
 

NewsAnd the Nominees Are…

Don’t forget to tune into the Oscars, THIS Sunday, March 7th! You bet we’ll have lots to say about the fashions on the red carpet, but first, what do you think about the 10 films nominated for best picture? I’ve only seen half of these so far, so share with me what film wins your vote and why!

1. Avatar

2. The Blind Side

3. District 9

4. An Education

5. The Hurt Locker *my vote*

6. Inglourious Basterds

7. Precious

8. A Serious Man

9. Up

10. Up in the Air

NewsRising Star: Carey Mulligan

I had never even heard of British actress Carey Mulligan until I went to see her staring role in An Education. And it wasn’t until I looked her up on IMDB that I realized I’d not only seen Carey play Kitty Bennet in the remake of Pride and Prejudice, but I had actually watched her perform live in Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

She had always stood out to me, but it wasn’t until An Education that I really took notice of the girl who’s rumored to be the next Audrey Hepburn. I loved watching her character’s growth throughout the movie, from the smart school girl who threw caution to the wind, to a woman who was wiser to the ways of the world but more spirited than ever.

Her fashion style also changes with her growth. She starts out in her plain school girl uniform and then experiments with her new grown-up lifestyle by donning elegant coats, dresses and updos. I loved the movie and the message, and her performance was fresh and honest. I look forward to seeing more of Carey’s work in the future, and this time, I won’t have to read her name in the credits to know who she is.