This premiere is the kind of thing I live for, naturally. Period film and themed parties and two of my faves combined! I wore a wine-coloured vintage dress I've had in my closet forever, along with a sparkly headband and a lot of string pearls. So committed was I to the theme that I even dug out and put on some very girly, very matchy-matchy vintage-look earrings (I never wear earrings). My now curly hair went up and up!
And we had to give Mashariki Mix Presenter Nic Wangundu a 1920s do-over as well...
The critics have been unforgiving, but I for one loved The Great Gatsby. The Art Direction and Costume Design were sublime - a riot of colour and vintage styling with a modern edge. I am forever a fan of Director Baz Luhrmann serving up classic stories and making them relevant to contemporary culture.
The Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/reviews/article-2325782/The-Great-Gatsby-review-Baz-Luhrmanns-film-shallow-spilt-champagne.html
Rotten Tomatoes http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_great_gatsby_2012/
|This movie is a styling gem - classic all-American menswear & ladies dressed to the nines to sit at home.|
|Emma Cavendish of Adelle Dejak (left), Aprelle Duany, CEO KikoRomeo (right)|
|Shreya Karia, Director SHK Consulting, Brennen Matthew, Chief Editor Destination Magazine|
|Bree Wanjiru, SHK Consulting, Chimano of Sauti Sol, model Rashid Robert|
|Actor Gerald Langiri & Musician/Actress Patricia Kihoro|
|Miriam & Robert Crippa of Oltre Fashions, with Bree of SHK Consulting|
|Nic Wangundu, Presenter Mashariki Mix|
|New friends: Aprelle Duany of KikoRomeo and me.|
The Great Gatsby opens in Kenyan theatres on June 7th. That's today.