February 17, 2012

Must See: W.E.

This past week WE (Doug, Gene and Morgan) went to see Madonna's new movie W.E.
(We absolutely loved it!!)

watch the official trailer ^

Our top three reasons why WE recommend this film!

1. It's the best portrayal of Wallis and Edward (W.E.) we've ever seen.
(Riseborough's performance as the Duchess is dazzling!)
2. It recreates the Sotheby's sale of the Duke and Duchess's personal possessions to perfection.
3. The "twist scene" 
(if you've ever followed their story...you'll LOVE this scene!)

Left to right:
Hugh D'Arcy as the Duke 
the Duke and Duchess photographed by Philippe Halsman
Andrea Riseborough as the Duchess
 Wallis and Edward with two of their pugs.

Photos from the auction catalogues of their personal possessions.

Clockwise from top left: 
The gem-set Diamond Cross Bracelet by Cartier 
Embroidered linen bearing the cypher of The Duchess of Windsor 
Six pairs of The Duke of Windsors patterned socks 
Porcelain lettuce leaf dish circa 1755
A group of The Duchess of Windsor's evening bags 
Plastic hoop collar necklace by Mimi di Niscemi and Kenneth Jay Lane ear clips 
Christian Dior silk twill scarf
 A pair of George III style etageres 
A group of nine pairs of elbow length evening gloves
Drawing of Wallis Simpson Serving Cocktails by Cecil Beaton 
The Dukes tartan and leather satchel by Hermes

The nine-day auction of the contents of the Paris home of
the Duke and Duchess of Windsor brought in $23 million, more than three times
 the estimated value, Sotheby's closing figures showed. 

WE loved this chic chick flick, it's a MUST SEE!

Doug, Gene and Morgan

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