Monday, February 28, 2011

Congratulations, Colin








A fabulous weekend, ending with the Oscars.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Just on Saturday, we experienced a few inches of snow, which perfectly encompassed our girl's night in—cozy, and made complete with dark chocolate cake, French vanilla ice cream and a sweet movie. And yesterday—a relaxing day at home with family and of course, the Oscars! I truly enjoy the Oscars—the outfits, the presentations, the little extras, and of course, the awards themselves. And I must say, I am so thrilled that Natalie Portman and Colin Firth won for best actress and actor in their respected leading roles. I have long been following Colin Firth, ever since I first saw him depicting the ever so dashing Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice, BBC version, 1995. And to think, he almost declined the part—feeling that he wouldn't be suitable as Mr.Darcy! This story instantly stole my heart, and is by far my favorite film interpretation of Jane Austen's novel. Congratulations to Mr.Firth on finally getting the recognition that he deserves!

+ this week's links: a beautiful pop-up shop and my favorite item / great new Spring pieces from Heidi Merrick (love the leather + cotton jacket) / Sasha, stunning in crimson / fresh looks and new things to love from Toast, UK / an inviting window and settee / delicious: a tiny bit of heaven / a fun clutch for Summer living / a pretty shirt with the perfect drape / and lastly, a new online magazine called Dabble...

— images:  01, 02, 03, 04, 05 / video: 1 of 3

20 comments:

  1. I have loved Colin Firth since his first movie. I was so happy when they called his name last night. Truly earned and deserved.
    Glad to hear you had a great weekend.
    Teresa

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  2. We are in perfect agreement! Such a classy wonderful man...

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  3. Oh I totally agree on both counts.
    xxx

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  4. I was so happy when he won! My mother stood up and cheered. The King's Speech was my favorite.

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  5. The young Colin Firth and his curly hair! I love the BBC :)

    So glad they won!

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  6. Bridget Jones was right about Colin Firth, and now the whole world knows it! XX!

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  7. Amanda: that's wonderful—haha—love!

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  8. I am so, so happy that not only did Colin when best actor, but Tom Hooper for Best Director and the King's Speech for Best Picture - I have, after all, seen the King's Speech some five times (admittedly, as a projectionist, I get free tickets, but five is still considered somewhat excessive).

    Andrea x
    andreareh.blogspot.com

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  9. Perfect post! I am so happy he won.

    Have you seen Black Swan yet??

    Caroline

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  10. what a fine actor and a true gentleman...the perfect Mr. Darcy!! a totally well deserved Oscar!!...xx meenal

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  11. Thrilled that Colin Firth won as well - like you, have been a fan from the beginning. I thought he and his lovely wife were one of the handsomest couples there. And as for the links, don't you just love Mary Jo's bags? Also someone I've been following!!

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  12. Love, love, love Colin Firth. Even in Bridgette Jones' Diary, I just about cringed when she almost blew it by leaving her Diary out for him to read. Such a talented actor. I am in my studio and just saw him backstage on Ellen. So trim and good looking ... love to see actors casual and as themselves and he pulls it off very well! ;)

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  13. Andrea: Lucky you! I have yet to see the movie. This is thanks to my Verdigo—I have been scared to watch the big screen just in case it made me feel worse—going to see it soon :)

    Hello Caroline! I have not yet seen Black Swan—can you believe? I keep wondering if I should... the boyfriend says it's weird/creepy/interesting but I've also heard that it is really good. Thoughts?

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  14. Colin Firth should be the inspiration for young men today -presents himself well-even when casual, well spoken, well mannered, classy, private, respectful...I could go on and on...(though we know little of him personally to speak on - that usually is also a good sign)

    and of interest to you - here's something I just learned about him, he is also a writer...this makes me admire him even more...

    "Firth's first published work, "The Department of Nothing", appeared in Speaking with the Angel (2000).[22] This collection of short stories was edited by Nick Hornby[23] and was published to benefit the TreeHouse Trust,[24] in aid of autistic children." (Wikipedia)

    I rarely admire the people in the industry - but some can be admired for just being a good example to mankind. I am so glad you honoured Colin Firth - he deserved that award!

    cheers :)

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  15. I'm so happy Natalie won too! Much deserved. I am still obsessing over Mila's dress! SO gorgeous!

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  16. so glad colin won! i thought he should've won last year for a single man!

    ps - i'm hosting a giveaway starting today!

    xo.ashley

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  17. Colin Firth is one of my favorite actors (current). So I am happy that gave him the Oscar.

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  18. now THIS is a post I can officially confess I'm embarrassed to agree with. Not because of the well deserved merit of Colin's win. Oh now, it was long over due, after he was snobbed for the Tom Ford flick. No, I'm referring to the original Mr. Darcy himself, who (as much as I loved the most recent kiera knightley version), Mr. Firth will forever be Mr. Darcy.

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  19. Jacquelyn: I had no idea! Now I find that I adore him even more as a person—not just a respected actor. So glad you mentioned :)

    Ashley: I will be sure to stop by!

    Fri: YES! There is no one who could play the part better than he—the current Darcy cannot touch him!

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