Rachel Weisz

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Rachel Weisz has starred in films such as The Shape of Things, The Lovely Bones and Denial. She was born in Westminster in London. Rachel’s latest film, The Favourite, in which she costars with Olivia Coleman and Emma Stone, is about two cousins who are contesting each other to be Queen Anne’s first pick in court. But the plot of the film isn’t as innocent as it seems; this is because the women are also contesting to be the Queen’s sexual favorite.

The rapport which Weisz shared with the other cast members (of the film) onscreen was perhaps a result of the British actress spending some days making acquaintance with them. Weisz had also spent time learning more about the historical figure she plays in ‘The Favourite’ by reading a biography of her but Rachel has stated that reading it left her in the same spot as before – back when she hadn’t read it.

In the film, Rachel’s character is that of Sarah Churchill. Churchill counsels Anne in a political capacity and she is the sort of woman who can intimidate just like the Queen, even though unlike Anne, she does not have a high-ranking of position which can do it for her. Churchill can intimidate because of her disposition and acts: she is shrewd, iron-handed and inflexible (but self-doubting) plus she suffocates, poisons and hits the Queen. Weisz has remarked that her character (in the film) is the type of woman who cherishes her country and perceives that her country would not run properly without her and that the Queen was never much of a ruler; I think because of that Churchill becomes the figurehead which her country requires.

The other side to Sarah’s story is not, in my outlook, about acquiring professional ascendency over her rival in a morally correct way because it involves sleeping with Anne to do that. Sarah and the Queen’s relationship stretches over the course of many years: they were friends during their adolescence but the friendship was actually shockingly mixed with romantic feelings.


Mia Wasikowska

Recently, Mia Wasikowska starred in the movie Damsel along with Robert Pattinson. The movie had made its premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In the film, Wasikowska played Penelope – a wild woman and the love interest of Samuel Alabaster (Pattinson).

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Mia’s journey as an actress began after she approached several talent agencies in her country – Australia. However, only one of the agencies took her on board and that also after Wasikowska continuously rang them to convince them to do that. Years later, she was seen in award-winning films such as The Kids Are Alright.

The 29-year-old actress is actually no stranger to playing wild characters. Previously, Mia had played Alice Kingsleigh in two films: Alice in Wonderland plus Alice Through the Looking Glass, and both of them were based upon characters or stories written by Lewis Carroll; Alice is a wild young girl with an inquisitive character.

Mia recently stated that Damsel has an unpredictable quality about it, as in when you go and watch it, you can predict that the film will unravel in a certain way but what it does instead is unravel in a different way.

I couldn’t find anything unpredictable about the film; it is more of an average romantic drama. In short, the plot of the film is about a man who is travelling to marry a bossy woman he loves who has also been kidnapped; he has a tiny horse with him on the journey (it is supposed to be a present for her).

Penelope, it’s important to note, is a really inspiring character. This is because she is a free person with a strong disposition. She is just the type of woman who makes watching a female embroiled in a romantic arc on-screen, a bearable, and even enjoyable, experience.

Party Dresses

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The best party dresses to get

There are many parties which are held during the holiday season (for example: a New Year’s Eve party). When you go to one, wear a dress plus a pair of heels (choose: Rupert Sanderson Nicolette) and remember to carry a clutch (choose: Versus safety pin clutch).

Attico Metallic Striped Lame Midi Dress at Moda Operandi
This strappy black dress is made from metallic striped lame and it has a draped bodice; the stripes in the dress are in various colours, such as blue and green. Wear a black bandeau bra underneath the dress and accessorise it with a pair of rose gold earrings.

Johanna Ortiz In Search Of Time Tiered Jacquard Dress at Moda Operandi
This red dress is made from dotted silk jacquard and has cutouts at the waist, a bow at the back plus a tiered skirt; wear the dress with a set of gold-coloured bangles.

Alexis Sinclair Ruffled Silk-Chiffon Maxi Dress at Moda Operandi
This green dress is made from sheer silk-chiffon and it has a ruffled bodice plus collar, a smocked waist and balloon sleeves; wear it with a pair of diamond earrings.

Markarian Chameleon Paillette Silk Mini Dress at Moda Operandi
This short dress has ribbon straps that fall down at the back, bows on the shoulders plus a belted waist; it also has cream and green embellishments – wear it with a set of silver-coloured bangles.

Winter Knitwear

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The best knitwear pieces to get

This winter, the best knitwear pieces in the market either feature stripes or some form of embellishment. Make one a part of your outfit and wear a pair of earrings (choose: Oscar de la Renta Silver tone crystal clip earrings) with it and also carry a clutch (choose: Kate Spade New York heart it newspaper clutch).

Alberta Ferretti Sequin Embellished Slash Neck Sweater at Farfetch
This sweater is pink in color and has sequin embellishments across the neckline and the hem in colors such as silver and gold – wear it with a pair of black leggings.

Burberry Crystal Embellished Cardigan at Harrods
This brown cardigan is made from merino wool and has embellishments in the form of crystals and pearls – wear it with a satin camisole and a pair of jeans.

MSGM Vertical Stripes Jumper at Farfetch
This jumper is striped in design (the stripes are in the colors red and white) and has striped bow details on the sleeves; it also has a black-colored funnel neck – wear it with a black leather mini skirt.

Self-Portrait Balloon Sleeve Knit Sweater at Matches Fashion
This sweater is striped in design (the stripes are in the colors off-white and green) and has eyelet details plus balloon sleeves – wear it with a strappy top and a ball gown skirt.

Beauty Gift Sets

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The best beauty gift sets to get

This Christmas, put a beauty gift set (for example, those which include makeup items) inside a stocking for a woman who is obsessed with looking good, looking after her skin or smelling nice; she will really appreciate it.

Benefit Triple Decker Decadence Set at Nordstrom
The beauty gift set includes a beautiful three-tier tin which resembles a cake tin and the following four products:

  1. A mascara labeled BADgal BANG Volumizing Mascara which volumizes your lashes; the effect lasts for thirty-six hours.
  2. A silver-colored brow highlighting pencil labeled High Brow Highlight and Lift Pencil that actually lifts your eyebrows; it also brightens them.
  3. A face primer tube labeled POREfessional Face Primer which features an illustration of a woman. The face primer reduces the visibility of lines plus pores in your skin and makes it look nicely smooth.
  4. A lip and cheek stain labeled Gogo Tint Bright Cherry Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain which adds a bright red color to your lips and cheeks.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Set at Nordstrom
This gift set includes the fragrance Flowerbomb – a fresh and floral scent featuring notes of vanilla, patchouli and mandarin, in four different editions: an Eau de Parfum spray, a travel-size Eau de Parfum spray, an Eau de Parfum rollerball and a body lotion; the products are presented in a case which has been inspired by a music box.

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hollywood Liquid Lipstick Charms at Harrods
This gift set includes the following two lipsticks by Charlotte Tilbury: Too Bad, I’m Bad and Show Girl, which are in the shades of pink and red respectively, plus a beautiful golden-colored case which has a red-colored strap.

Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Lash Mascara Set at Harrods
This gift set includes the following four beauty products: Double Wear Infinite Waterproof Eyeliner in three separate shades – Espresso, Kohl Noir and Graphite, and Pure Color Envy Lash Multi Effects Mascara in the color black. It has beautiful packaging featuring the colors red and gold, as well as prints of snowflakes and stars.

Party Shorts

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The best party shorts to get

A pair of shorts is a great item to wear to a party with a top. When wearing such an outfit this season, wear a pair of high heels (choose: Alexander Vauthier Yasmin Swarovski crystal-embellished patent-leather sandals) with the clothes and carry a clutch (choose: Jimmy Choo Cloud crystal and feather-embellished suede clutch).

Valentino high-waisted belted shorts at Farfetch
This pair of pink shorts features a print of hearts and has a tailored style plus a black-colored belt; wear it with a sequinned black-colored top.

Rainbow Sequin Hot Pant at Boohoo
This beautiful hot pant features sequins in many colors, such as pink and silver – wear it with a strappy black top.

Versace printed short shorts at Farfetch
This colorful pair of shorts has a high-waist and an allover letter print – wear it with with a black-colored top which has a sweetheart neckline.

Copper sequin-embellished shorts at River Island
This pair of shorts has an all-over sequinned design – wear it with a black-colored bodysuit tucked inside the embellished shorts.

Party Tops

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The best party tops to get

This season, there is a top for every type of party in the market, from cocktail parties to garden parties. You can pair such a top with different kinds of clothes (for example: a pair of trousers or a pair of shorts).

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Embroidered Polka Dot Tulle Top at Harrods
This tulle top has embroidered polka dots and its trims have a design of scalloped frills – wear a black-colored bra inside the top and pair it with a pair of cigarette trousers.

Jonathan Simkhai Embellished Chiffon Blouse at Mytheresa
This midnight blue blouse has silver-colored embellishments and fluted sleeves – wear it with a white-colored mini skirt.

Dolce & Gabbana Stretch Silk blouse at Mytheresa
This transparent black blouse has ruffles both at the front and on the sides plus a gathered bodice and sleeves; it is made from silk chiffon. Wear a black cami top inside and pair the blouse with a pair of shorts.

Sylvia Tcherassi Briana twisted silk-charmeuse blouse at Net-a-Porter
This red top has a knotted design on one shoulder and a ruched design across the trunk; one of its sleeves is long in length whilst the other sleeve has been slashed off – wear the top with a black sequinned mini skirt.