Next Film Fatale will take place on Saturday 6th August in the Sugar Club. Film and further details on the night to be posted here soon...
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
A military outfit, while perhaps a little bit too much on a Saturday night in the pub, is perfect for our screening of Casablanca. Choose pencil skirts in grey, army green, beige or navy and match with a white shirt and skinny tie. If you prefer a dress, a pencil dress in the same colours would look just as great. Accesorise with lined tights, fancy heels and red lipstick. For those of you lucky enough to come across a military hat or badges, go all out and wear them and a pair gloves as well. For the perfect 1940s military hair do to compliment your outfit, check out the Glamour Daze blog.
For the Gentlemen
For the gentlemen choosing the military look, wear army green, navy, grey or beige suits with a white shirt and tie. Accesories with a military hat (joke shop) badges (charity shops) weaponry and the stern look of an army man.
Dressing up isn't essential, it's just fun.
We could not recreate Rick's Bar without a few shisha pipes. The shishas will be available for hire from 8pm-11pm for €20/hour or €10/half-hour. Ideal to share with your friends! You can book yours in advance by emailing us at email@example.com
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The hat makes the man or lady, for some Moroccan chic read on for instructions on how to make your own Fez.
One small piece of regular felt for the top of the fez.
One piece of stiff felt (or regular felt if you prefer) for the body of the fez
thread and needle
small tassel (purchase or make your own with braided nylon cord)
Initially, I must note that although this pattern fits Lucius, it may need slight adjustments or improvements to fit your needs. Therefore, first, measure the circumference of your companion's head. Lucius' head is approximately eight and three-quarter inches in circumference. If your subject's head is larger or smaller, you will want to take that into consideration when cutting the pattern.
Second, right click on the picture to the right and save a copy of the picture. Next print your saved copy. The printed copy should be full size. Then cut the pattern out, adjusting as needed. You may wish to rough fit the paper pattern to your compatriot's head to make sure of the fit before cutting the felt.
Third, cut out your felt using your pattern. I prefer using stiff felt for the body of the fez as it holds its shape better. However, I prefer to use regular felt for the top of the fez because I feel that a more malleable fabric is required.
Fourth, wrap the long piece of felt (the body of the fez) around your friend's head and use several pins to fix the two ends of the felt together where you wish to sew them. At this time, make sure the conical angle of the fez is to your liking. Sew the two ends together leaving the top quarter inch free. Eventually, the top quarter inch of felt will be folded inside the fez and will be sewn to the top of the fez. If necessary, cut away any final excess felt.
Fifth, turn the body of the fez inside-out. Bend the top quarter inch of felt outward. You will need to make a few cuts in the felt so that it folds outward properly (three or four should be sufficient).
Sixth, take the top of the fez and lay it on top of the folded down quarter inch and pin the two pieces together. Remember that once the top of the fez is sewn on, you will turn the fez right-side out again. Therefore when placing the top of the fez onto the body, place the side that you want to show on the bottom.
Seventh, sew the body and top of the fez together by stitching the folded down quarter inch to the top of the fez. If necessary, you may make a few small cuts around the edge of the top of the fez to avoid gaps in the felt.
Eighth, turn the fez right-side out and shape the fez to your liking. Sew the tassel on top of the fez. Add any additional embroidery or other decoration that you desire.
Last, enjoy your fez.http://luciusmonkey.tripod.com/fezinstruct.htm
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
As the Great Depression came to an end and war descended on Europe, fashion for both men and women was dictated by economics more strongly than it had been during the first world war and the 1930s. The war meant Paris and Italy were no longer fashion leaders, and strict rationing, beginning in Britain in 1939 and America in 1941, meant designers had their work cut out for them. Substance mattered much more than style. Everyone needed practical, sturdy clothing, and no one wanted to be accused of a lack of patriotism by wearing something too flashy.The key to dressing 1940s is a good suit .
While the rest of the world was wearing rationed clothing Rick's bar remained a classy gin joint full of tuxes and fine linens jackets. For a cheap and cheerful Casablanca outfit like Signor Ferrari choose a linen jacket, slacks, white shirt and a tie all in light summer colours. This will be one of the easiest outfits to dance in, top with a fez if your feeling fun. The key Casablanca outfits are Rick's trenchcoat and Fedora combo, military and a classic tux. Whether white like Rick's, shiney gray like Sam's or traditional black, nothing says class like it, don't forget the dicky bow. If that doesn't take your fancy read on for more 1940s inspiration