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September is the January in Fashion June 26, 2009

Posted by Patrick in Cinematics, Trashion.
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Anna Wintour

International woman of mystery and US Vogue editor Anna Wintour finally lets her guard down in the docu-film “The September Issue”. The film follows nine months in Wintour’s life leading up to the prestigious September Vogue issue.

The trailer has just surfaced online, and it literally does look like a real-life “The Devil Wears Prada” (Wintour is said to have been the inspiration for Meryl Streep’s character in the film), but did pick up an award for Excellence in Cinematography at this year’s Sundance. Hmmm…

[Image: Sundance Film Festival]

Hard Copy, Schmard Copy February 12, 2009

Posted by Paula in Cinematics, Misc.
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The Devil Wears Prada

I always knew I’d need a portfolio. For later life. Well, for 2010, when I leave college. Employers will want to see what I’ve written. I knew this. I did. They didn’t tell us, but it’s one of the things we’re meant to know. Don’t play with matches, don’t swim on a full stomach, make sure you have a portfolio of your work.

But I’ve never made any real effort to save anything I’ve had published. I thought because it was on my laptop that was fine. Someday I’d just email everything to the Irish Times and they’d email right back with a job offer. While watching The Devil Wears Prada last week though, I noticed Anne Hathaway’s character had hard copies of all her published pieces, as they were printed originally. She’d cut them out and mounted them on card and EVERYTHING.

So I asked around. The Devil Wears Prada isn’t real life; Anne could have been taking the wrong approach entirely. It turns out though, that yes, I should be keeping a copy of everything I write. And mounting it on card if possible. So now I have a ten old issues of my college paper to find and rip apart.