Sneak Peek: Madonna’s W.E

As promised, here a some stills from the film W.E that have been released ahead of its premiere at the Venice Film Festival in a few days time. The cast includes Abblie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough (as Wallis), James D’Arcy (as Edward), and Oscar Issac. Enjoy!

Vanity Fair September 11: Editorial for W.E

Oh what a delicious editorial in this month’s Vanity Fair, shot by Tom Munro! The shoot is to promote the upcoming film W.E (directed by Madonna!) which will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in a few days. If you haven’t heard about it yet, W.E of course stands for Wallis and Edward, and the film will explore the story of the romance between Mrs Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne to marry the glamorous divorcee. Some stills have been released from the film, so I will post those as well – it’s going to be a Swing Fashionista’s dream come true, swoon!

Preview: Water For Elephants

The film adaptation of the novel Water For Elephants, by Sara Gruen, set in the world of 1930s circus, is due out on 15th April. It will star Reece Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. I read the book a while back, and certainly enjoyed it. I won’t say it blew my mind, but perhaps the film will help with the slow parts. Here’s the trailer and a few photos from the set, showing that we can expect some 1930s glamour and showgirl glitz in Reece’s wardrobe!

The King’s Speech

Well, The King’s Speech is the Golden Globe favourite (which makes it an Academy Award favourite too, of course), with seven nominations. I can’t wait to see it – I adore Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, how could it not be wonderful? And the story! All us Swing Fashionistas know about Edward VIII, who abdicated to marry the American divorce, Wallis Simpson (since he was such a style icon for the 1920s and 30s, and besides, oh what a love tale!). But I certainly never knew this side of George VI and the Queen Mother’s story. When my mum explained it to me the other day I was very touched. This should be wonderful!

Anyway, plenty of fashion to admire.  I’ll post some images of the real King and Queen, who Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter are depicting, since I can see the film is aiming to be historically accurate.