Day 20: Romeo from Romeo + Juliet
Ok, let’s talk about Romeo + Juliet! When I was in middle school, the Baz Luhrmann version of Shakespeare’s most classic love story came out in theaters and I was instantly in love! And we’re talking pre-Titanic Leo love, which is an entirely different kind of love. One year later, Leonardo Dicaprio would become the biggest heart throb on the planet. But for those of us who started our love of Leo off with Romeo Montague, this one’s for you!
But I don’t just want to mention my deep and abiding love for Mr. Dicaprio (which has never diminished, even after all these years) I want to also talk about my love of Shakespeare, which was largely ignited by this very movie. After seeing it (about 100 times) I started reading it over and over again. In fact, my dad got me my own volume of Shakespeare’s works for Christmas that year and wrote a beautiful note to me about how Leo started me down a path and he was happy to have me continue down it. I memorized all the great monologues and would recite them in my room to my collection of beanie babies…I was a really cool kid, I promise!!
To this day, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet is one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays. I’m sure there were teachers that tried to get me to read Shakespeare, perhaps my parents even attempted it. Shakespeare’s plays are enduring and everlasting. They are timeless and beautiful, but for my little middle school heart, it took Leonardo Dicaprio to spark my interest. And look at me now!!
Shirt from my dad’s closet
Pants from Plato’s Closet
Shoes from Goodwill
Necklace from my Granny
Hello my lovely nerds! It’s that time again. A time for 4am wake up calls and an intense relationship with my hair straightener! That’s right! It’s 30 Days of Nerdy Hair. If you need a refresher of what has come before, Click Here. I have yet to repeat a hairstyle. And after this series, I’ll have done 120 nerdy hairstyles altogether. Wow!
I hope you have enjoyed what I’ve done in the past and are ready for some brand new things. I have discovered the wonderful app Flipagram! And will be using it to make little mini step by step tutorials on Instagram. So make sure to check over there for the vids. If you wanna take this challenge with me in any way (everyday or once in a while or maybe you have your own spin) then I encourage you to #nerdinthecity on all social media and make sure to send me the pics! I’d love to have you along for the ride!
Without further ado. Here it is:
Day 1: Josie from Josie and the Pussycats!
A quintessentially, terrible high school movie that I absolutely loved when it came out in 2001. I was a high school senior and all I wanted to do was go join a chick rock band! This movie starring Rachel Leigh Cook as Josie along with band mates, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson, went a long way to helping me believe I could be a funky rock star if I wanted. (Clearly that message got me far in life!) Fun Fact: These ears are official Josie and the Pussycats merchandise from back when this movie debuted. Definitely bought them and kept them all this time. I guess I always knew one day I’d grow up to be Josie! Ah… dreams.
Regardless of whether or not it deserves a vote at the Worst Movie of the Year awards or not, it was fun. And personally that’s all a girl like me really wants, is to have a little fun!
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