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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Annie Leibovitz's Magical Touch on Disney

My all time favourite photographer, Annie Leibovitz does it again, but now working with Disney, creates these marketing masterpieces that are sure to attract anyone from kids from 1 to 92. Each image features a scene with the featured celebrities transformed into the role of a fabled Disney character, expressing their own dreams and imagination.

  • As Cinderella, Scarlett Johansson is seen running down a flight of stairs as the clock strikes midnight with her glass slipper unknowingly left behind. The tagline reads, "Where every Cinderella story comes true."
Befitting a true princess, Johansson wears a stunning, one-of-a-kind Harry Winston tiara – a dazzling piece in platinum with more than 62 carats of sparkling diamonds and valued at $325,000. The dress worn by Johansson is a custom-made, Cinderella-inspired gown designed by Nicoletta Santoro.
  • David Beckham plays the part of the gallant Prince Phillip from "Sleeping Beauty," atop his trusted steed fighting the evil dragon. The tagline reads, "Where imagination saves the day". (See Below)
"There were many Disney characters I liked as a kid," said Beckham. "Now my sons love the Disney characters and it's a big part of their lives, a big part of many children's lives around the world. So to be part of that is an honor and very exciting. "I love going to Disney, I'm like a big kid," he added.
  • Beyoncé appears as "Alice in Wonderland," twirling in a teacup, accompanied by Oliver Platt as the Mad Hatter and Lyle Lovett as the March Hare. The tagline reads, "Where Wonderland is your destiny."
It just keeps coming, the ads and everything..I love what they did with the theme and the ad you watch on tv. More about the new campaign, the WDW Website offers exclusive sneak peek about what's going on by clicking here. View the "Year Of A Million Dreams" ads right here .The latest Disney ad for the affordable passes can be viewed by clicking here


Saturday, January 27, 2007

America's So Called " New Prince Charming" Arrives in US

Recently, Beckham had been cashing in on fame and fortune. Since he's migrating to Los Angeles and no more the Mr.Red Devil we know in UK...he choose to come here as a prince, wtf! I mean, c'mon is this the way to get exposure in America? Why not show us your "trademark" corner-kick skills instead? And the question would be:'is there a part for Victoria in all this?' I hope not!

Not to mention, days ago, New York's Madame Tussauds museum put on display figures of the soccer idol and his wife, a former member of the Spice Girls singing group.

The figures are dressed for the red carpet, draped in a US flag and being greeted by a figure of US President George Bush holding a sign saying "Welcome to America." The couple will move to the US in August when Beckham begins a five-year contract with the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team in a deal worth $US250 million ($A316 million). Give me a break about the attention they have!


Monday, January 22, 2007

...Looks Like Your Marshmallow

Snow can wait
I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose
Get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart
When I think of winter
I put my hand in my father's glove

I run off where the drifts get deeper
Sleeping beauty trips me with a frown
I hear a voice
You must learn to stand up for yourself
'Cause I can't always be around

He says when you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
'Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Boys get discovered as winter melts
Flowers competing for the sun
Years go by and I'm here still waiting
Withering where some snowman was
Mirror mirror where's the crystal palace
But I only can see myself

By: Tori Amos, from her album "Little Earthquakes"

A great song that tells you the season', what it can do to oneself and a time to reflect! This is my first winter for me and will never be the last. Another 4 months of pure white satin, not for the faint hearted


White Premonition

So, it begins the year of 2007 with temperatures hitting below subzero, Its been a month since I've writing my deviant deeds of my daily life yet all seems to be coming back to me now. Plattsburgh, as white as ever unleashes its wild, dark side of cold, harshness. This semester is definitely freezing everyones brains to think, on a slow start. I can only hope that things would turn out for the better. More to come....