If the English know how to do one thing, it’s hop on a trend, and that is far from bad. With their rich history and culture to draw from, that they’ve become adept at juxtaposing the old with the ingénue to make something utterly new and exciting. There isn’t a better example of this than Mulberry. Under the inspired watch of Emma Hill, the company has elevated itself to become one of the most sought after accessory lines in fashion, using some of today’s emerging talents as inspiration. This season’s muse is none other than Video Games chanteuse, Lana Del Rey.
Lana Del Rey
It was by all accounts a momentous occasion. Harvey Weinstein loitered in the hallway. Seth Rogen politely acknowledged some overzealous fans with his trademark chuckle. Shailene Woodley, with a gaggle of girlfriends in tow, waited patiently out in the cold to be let inside. The stars were aligned for the world premiere of CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER on Friday evening at the Sundance Film Festival’s 1,270-seat Eccles Theater.
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger (THE VICIOUS KIND, Sundance ’09), the film follows Celeste (Rashida Jones, who co-wrote the screenplay), a branding exec, and Jesse (Andy Samberg), an unemployed artist who, after a life-long friendship and six years of marriage, decide to split and see other people. Both parties, however, struggle to close the book on their storied past and start new, separate chapters in life.