Thursday, 17 January 2013

Hoss Intropia Fashion Shoot from 2008


Fashion: Actress Naomie Harris works the spotlight

Pirates of the Caribbean star Naomie turns the glamour on full beam to model the season’s most scintillating party pieces

By CAROLINE BAKER and AMY WILLIAMS

    Fashion

Naomie know-how
Actress and face of Hoss Intropia Naomie Harris, 32, jetted in from filming a
new BBC drama in 
South Africa for the YOU photo shoot. Next year she stars in
the action film Ninja Assassin, and she’ll begin filming the dramatisation of
Andrea Levy’s 
Small Island in February.
Describe your style...
Eclectic. For day, I’m quite bohemian. I love all things bright and Indian-inspired – I could live in long floaty skirts. For evening, I go for a more structured look.
Which designer would you turn to for a red-carpet gown?
Nicole Miller uses great prints and lots of colours – very me. My favourite outfit was a long pink Marchesa dress I wore to the 2006 Baftas. I was so nervous that night because I’d been nominated [for the Orange Rising Star Award], but I felt really comfortable in that dress.
Whose style do you admire?
I always look at Helen Mirren and Judi Dench and think, ‘I hope I look as good as them in 30 years!’ 
How did the partnership with Hoss Intropia come about?
They contacted me and when I saw the clothes – the patterns and the way they are cut – I knew we’d be great together.
Flats or heels?
Off duty, flats, but nothing beats a pair of Jimmy Choos for a night out.
Your wardrobe stars?
My Rock and Republic jeans and a multicoloured silk top I bought in a Miami salon where I was having my nails done.
What’s the most you’ve spent on an item of clothing?
I spent £500 on a Prada coat, but it’s too warm for summer and not warm enough for winter. Plus it has lots of silly buttons. 
Are you a hoarder or shedder?
I keep everything. The problem with me and my clothes is that we’ve been all over the world together, and, you know, it hurts to say goodbye…
How do you keep in shape?
I got into the Gyrotonic system [which combines yoga, pilates and qigong] while in Florida filming Miami Vice. I’ve also had pole-dancing lessons – a great work-out, every woman should try it!

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

SPOILER ALERT: Dame Judi Dench creates stylish 007 Skyfall souvenir


SPOILER ALERT: Dame Judi Dench creates stylish 007 souvenir by turning brass bullets from final Skyfall scene in to cufflinks


IT was the moment she finally got out from behind her London desk and in amongst the action – and it cost James Bond’s M, played by Dame Judi Dench, her life.
The matriarchal MI6 spy chief went out in a blaze of glory in her dramatic last ever scenes for the blockbuster franchise, fatally injured in a gunfight with Javier Bardem’s flamboyant villain and his henchmen in the latest Bond outing, Skyfall.
But while clearly emotional at bowing out of the series, the acting dame was clearly thrilled that she got to fire off a few shots at the baddies before she went down, the only time throughout her seven-film tenure as M she got to show her credentials in the field.
After shooting her final James Bond scenes as M in Skyfall Dame Judi Dench kept the casings of the four bullets she fired and had them turned into cufflinks as Christmas presents
Dame Judy Dench attends a photocall with cast and filmmakers to mark the start of production which is due to commence on the 23rd Bond Film Skyfall
After shooting her final James Bond scenes as M in Skyfall Dame Judi Dench kept the casings of the four bullets she fired and had them turned into cufflinks as Christmas presents
For the Oscar-winning actress, famed for her Shakespearian roles, kept the four brass shells she discharged from her pistol and had them fashioned into gold cufflinks.
She gave one pair to her 15-year-old grandson, Sammy, and another to her daughter Finty’s boyfriend for Christmas.
Designer jeweller Roger Elliott, 63, gold-plated the cartridges and studded their tips with rubies.

    He created bullet-shaped end bars and engraved them with Skyfall, the name of Bond’s fictional childhood home in the Scottish Highlands where M dies the arms of 007, played by Daniel Craig.
    Mr Elliott, from Redhill, Surrey, who has made a necklace and earrings for Dame Judi in the past, said: 'She told me the cartridge cases were especially meaningful to her because they marked the end of her career as M.
    'She also said they were the only gunshots she ever fired on screen.
    “Dame Judi normally plays more deskbound characters, so the action sequence was very unusual for her.
    'I made more of them than Dame Judi expected. She was delighted with the result.
    'I hope they made a lovely present. They are quite unique.'
    Jeweller Roget Elliott plated the bullet casings in 18-carat gold, studded them with rubies and engraved them with the film's title
    Jeweller Roget Elliott plated the bullet casings in 18-carat gold, studded them with rubies and engraved them with the film's title
    Dame Judi thoroughly enjoyed getting out of M's office: 'It's extremely nice to get a go in the field, as it were, and get a bit of the action. It made me feel very grown-up.'
    Dame Judi thoroughly enjoyed getting out of M's office: 'It's extremely nice to get a go in the field, as it were, and get a bit of the action. It made me feel very grown-up.'
    Dame Judi inherited the role of M from Robert Brown and before him, Bernard Lee. Her character, introduced in 1995’s Golden Eye, was loosely based on real life former MI5 head Dame Stella Rimmington.
    Her M was initially sceptical of Pierce Brosnan’s Bond and his womanising ways, branding him a dinosaur relic of the Cold War.
    The two eventually formed a close relationship, with M playing mentor and mother-figure, a bond that was cemented in their final outing together, in which her character is central to the plot.
    The actress, whose meatier M role in Skyfall has seen her nominated for a Bafta, has revealed that, just like her character, she was reluctant to give up the part after 17 years.
    Asked if the end had come as a relief, she said: 'No, certainly not. I could go on for years. Maybe I'll come back as a ghost. Now that would be Shakespearian.'
    At least she enjoyed her action-packed final scenes, in which Bond uses her as bait to lure Bardem’s vengeful former secret agent, Raoul Silva, to his isolated ancestral home   for a fight to the death.
    Dench has said her favourite memory of filming was 'going to the ammunition shed', adding: 'It's extremely nice to get a go in the field, as it were, and get a bit of the action. It made me feel very grown-up. It's not just the fellas who are spinning about and shooting guns – I get a go.'
    Mr Elliott now plans to sell replica versions of the Skyfall cufflinks to Bond fans.
    He said: 'You can’t put a value on the originals, because they are so sentimental.
    'The materials themselves were not that precious as the shells were made of brass.
    'But I will make solid gold copies which should sell for around £1,600 and silver versions for about £600.'
    Dame Judi Dench and director Sam Mendes (far right) on the set of Skyfall in M's make-shift office
    Dame Judi Dench and director Sam Mendes (far right) on the set of Skyfall in M's make-shift office


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