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Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Haircut/ Film Inspiration

Soo on Saturday, I got a new haircut, and unfortunately it's taken me until TODAY to figure out how to style it properly.

I was going more for a Grace Slick kind of look, like this:
But I think I have more of an Uschi Obermaier look going on:
I'm not upset though: Uschi is one of my favorite style icons from the 1960s/1970s.  I've been a little obsessed since I saw the German movie Das Wilde Leben (for those of you with Netflix, it's labelled as "Eight Miles High).  The movie is phenomenal, and even if you're not a fan of her/her lifestyle, it's worth checking out for the fashion and music alone.

Since I started taking college level German, I've been watching a lot of foreign language movies.  Das Wilde Leben, in my opinion, gives an excellent account of the alternative lifestyle in 60's Germany.  When people think of 60's counterculture, it's always America that springs to their minds (at least to me, anyway).  I'm particularly enjoying foreign movies set in that time period: it's always interesting to compare the culture clash in other countries.

It's also got me thinking a lot about my impending move to Europe (possibly/hopefully to Germany, but perhaps elsewhere) and making me wish the year was going by a little faster!

Another movie that demonstrates this pretty well is "The Dreamers," which is set in Paris.  It's an English language film and rated NC-17, so if you're squeamish/adverse to sexual content, I don't recommend it.

Until Next Time,

Ashley

2 comments:

  1. I think it's great to see an American interested in German culture not just always the other way around =) If you like German ("history")movies you should check out "Goodbye Lenin" if you haven't already :)

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  2. Thanks for the recommendation! I thought I had seen all of Burghart Klaussner's movies, but apparently not- it's going directly on my NetFlix queue (Not to mention the amazing Daniel Bruhl- loved him in The Edukators).

    -Ashley

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