The dynamic duo, Sandy Wasco (set decorator) & David Wasco (production designer) worked closely with author E.L. James to gain a first hand insight into her character’s psyche for their multi layered process of visually communicating the author’s vision and that of the film’s director Sam Taylor-Johnson. Cast your eyes over just a few of the photographs from the stunning set in Vancouver, Canada and let the film’s visual language seduce you…
Janet Morais, the Creative Director and Founder of Koket said, “my passion and mission with KOKET is to create highly desirable, empowering statement pieces. The essence of my pieces dreamily compliment the film’s aura of desire, passion and power. Although I’d never thought my collection would be powerful enough to grace the set of Fifty Shades of Grey, our inclusion has revealed the influence of exceptional design”.
RelishMix, which monitors the major studios’ social media, reports that the early teaser with Beyonce’s song “Crazy in Love” churned out 25M views and Ellie Goulding’s Vevo video reported 36M. RelishMix says that fans are reposting trailers, music videos & review spots with total views soaring on YouTube at 314M.
Fifty Shades counts almost 8 million Facebook fans 7x the fans of the book!
I wasn’t tempted to recreate a European Christmas Tree, in fact I’d always thought that those traditional images didn’t suit Australia at all. Instead I looked at my own interior space and compared that with the landscape outside and let those two factors determine my style & direction.
Sydney Flower Markets: 5.am
I came out from the flower markets armed with long sinewy tortured Willow, a bunch of cut Spruce and a bunch of Holly.
Closely followed by cheap bangles, gold baubles, strings of silver beads and good old fishing line from the inner city suburb of Glebe, often known as ‘bohemian and book wormish’ because it has everything from Chakras to Chavez.
My Christmas Card Design.
And digitally printed in the nick of time.
Glorious Sunflowers and Succulents greeted us for a late Christmas Lunch.
October 31 is actually the Christian All Hallows Eve known as ‘Halloween’.
November 8th, is the original Pagan and true Wiccan Holy Days which began on the actual cross-quarter or half-quarter day between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice. The true Halloween Holy Days began on November 8 and ended on the night of November 16. The hallows, or spirits of the dead, return to this world on November 8th, on ‘Hecate Night’ known as the darkest and deadliest period of the year.
Hecate is ‘The Queen of the Dead’, the Greek Goddess of Death amongst many other titles.
When the veil is at it’s thinnest, it is open between this world and the next, it is believed that the dead enter her realm. Hecate rules over the souls of the departed ; she is the goddess of purifications and expiations.
So, if you choose to celebrate the true meaning of the day on November 8, without all of the hype and silliness of Halloween and it’s trick-or-treaters.