20 Sexiest Bad Guys On Film

Roy – Blade Runner – Rutger Hauer

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 He has the perfect post punk look, with the white tee, leather jacket and ice blond hair. He also combines wit, determination and throws in a beautifully poignant speech.

Lucius and Draco Malfoy – Harry Potter – Jason Isaacs and Tom Felton

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They really are cruel but that doesn’t stop them from being very easy on the eye, even with those hair do’s.

Lestat – Interview With a Vampire – Tom Cruise 

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Some would say the most attractive, charismatic and die hard vampire of them all.

Max Cady – Cape Fear – Robert Mitchum

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Laid back, very charming, handsome and utterly terrifying, he really is the perfect sociopath.

Loki – Thor – Tom Hiddleston 

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Almost too pretty and at times slightly whiny to be a convincing bad guy and then he throws one of these looks and things get rather confusing for a girl!

The Joker – The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger

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This is definitely a case of charisma over looks but then as soon as you know it’s Heath Ledger under that makeup it’s easy to be smitten by this psycho.

 Simon Phoenix – Demolition Man – Wesley Snipes

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This guy has insane amounts of charisma – literally insane amounts.

Caster Troy/Sean Archer – Face Off – John Travolta

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John Travolta in full on bad guy mode is a wonderful thing to watch. He really works hard to make a character you will simultaneously love and hate.

Tyler Durden – Fight Club – Brad Pitt

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Ok, so I know he’s not essentially a bad guy…More of a bad influence but he’s definitely sexy and no good will ever come of listening to him!

 Hughie Warriner – Dead Calm – Billy Zane

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You get the feeling something is off with this character from the moment he is introduced but then you quickly don’t care.

David – The Lost Boys – Keifer Sutherland

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Looking back there aren’t that many redeeming features as to why this bad guy is particularly likeable apart from his bad boy look, which obviously appealed to teenagers in 1987 and beyond.

The Devil – End Of Days – Gabriel Byrne

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The devil is often portrayed as being manipulative and charming not unlike vampires in contemporary culture and this devil does a great job. Sarcastic, unshaken by pretty much everything and of course darkly seductively handsome.

Bane – The Dark Night Rises – Tom Hardy

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Yes, he has a lot muscles and bulk going on in general but when his characters back story is revealed you genuinely feel for him, rather than just wanting to feel him (sorry).

John Ryder – The Hitcher (2007) – Sean Bean

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Mysterious and confident but with a strange melancholy about him, he is utterly menacing.

The Sheriff of Nottingham – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Alan Rickman

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Rickman’s performance is an absolute delight to watch as he camps it up as a lusty, ruthless and very sarcastic sheriff. Not the most attractive bad guy but there is just something about him that makes wenches quiver across the land.

J.D – Heathers – Christian Slater

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A breath of fresh air, a free thinker, confident, sexy and a total nut job.

Tobin Frost – Safe House – Denzel Washington 

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He’s incredibly clever, charming and deadly but who’s side is he on?

Dracula – Bram Stocker’s Dracula – Gary Oldman

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Obviously we are talking about Dracula when he appears as if young and not as an old man or some furry beast. He really is the perfect romantic anti-hero with such heartbreak in his past it’s easy to see why Nina falls in love with him and forgets about -what’s-his-name….

Stewart Swinton – Wolf – James Spader

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Rather than getting type cast for his good looks in the 80’s and 90’s James Spader got type cast for playing interesting bad guys. *spoiler alert* A supposed nice guy who eventually turns out be a werwolf is pretty interesting!

Leon – Leon: The Professional – Jean Reno

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He has a gorgeous accent, he loves his plant, he protects kids and just happens to be an assassin for a living.

Chrissie xx

Loosing My Personal Style and How I Got It Back

Having personal style is that feeling of instantly knowing which type of items you want to buy because they are just so ‘you’ and knowing what type of outfit you want to put together and more importantly why. Not just because it simply suits the occasion but because you can effortlessly identify with it and to some extent it clearly conveys your personality.

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Yes, even this!

I think a lot of the time when people look in their wardrobe and have “nothing” to wear it’s because they are confused about exactly what message they are trying to convey or what mood they are in. Even if you just put items together that match, your outfit will still have a certain feel to it, it will fit into some kind of style genre even if that genre is just ‘practical and comfortable’ and it will have an effect on how it makes you feel as you are wearing it.

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Nothing works!

There are so many reasons why someone might loose their personal style such as putting on/loosing weight, becoming a parent, moving to a totally different climate, leaving uni/getting older, having a crisis of confidence.  However, just because circumstances have changed doesn’t always mean your personality has so you just need to find a slightly different way to express this through your new clothes without loosing, well, you!

The styles below are pretty much how I’ve always dressed (apart from night on the town) and it has always just come naturally to me. Ok so some thought is required so an outfit works practically speaking so it’s comfortable and weather appropriate but apart from that I’ve always been sure how I want to look because I’ve always been sure how I feel and who I am.

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Then bit by bit I started to loose my personal style and myself. I was swiftly approaching my mid thirties – it’s not old but it’s not exactly young anymore relatively speaking, I had some serious health issues on my mind, of which one was making me very fatigued some days, it was also making me feel oddly apathetic to absolutely everything. This was the real killer. How do I feel? Don’t know. Am I in the mood for a more punky, urban or boho style today or all three? I really don’t give a damn. Ok I’m just getting cold now so I’ll throw something snuggly on.

Then me and the bloke started going out on date night every Friday which was lovely but I think the word ‘date’ threw me a bit. You know this idea that a serious date outfit is meant to make you look feminine and appropriately attractive like someone’s (wannabe or actual) girlfriend and not some fiery wenchetta on the pull? I misguidedly figured well at least this gives me something to aim for, some direction to go in when putting outfits together. I also did lots of shopping for basics in the January sales which was great as I really needed them but they were hardly inspiring. So I ended up with a bunch of outfits that were cute but they didn’t look like ‘me’ and I didn’t feel like me in them, well not the usual me, the true me.

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I noticed when I asked the bloke for feedback he would carefully say “Yeah, your outfit looks nice” rather than casually saying “you look nice” like he used to. When we were at a friends birthday do one night I bluntly asked him “Is this outfit me?” to which he confidently replied “No”, without a hint of hesitation. I gave him a big grin and a thank you.

So now I’ve made the decision to not care if I’m fatigued, if it’s cold (yeah, I live in jeans 80% of the time anyway!?) or what – within reason the occasion is, I’m getting my style mojo back! Even if it’s only putting my trusty Ugg boots to the back of the shelf and bringing my pirate boots to the front (they have four wide straps that fasten with big buttons). Even if it’s simply replacing my slouchy Field & Treck fleece with a fitted black crochet jumper and vest combo. I also got my hair cut shorter and layered with a shaggy fringe so that my hair is textured, wavy, and full of movement again which I love!

You know what? It’s made a massive difference! I feel more upbeat, more confident, less ‘woe is me’. I’m really enjoying putting outfits together again rather than being apprehensive about it like it’s some bewildering challenge. However you put your outfits together and what ever inspires you, getting dressed should never feel like a bewildering challenge!

10 Personal Style Tips

  • When shopping buy at least one item that’s really ‘you’ for every three practical items.
  • Only buy items which are really ‘you’ if you know you have items in your wardrobe which will go with them to make an outfit (or buy more things to go with your new exciting item) otherwise your wardrobe will be a cluttered and confusing place.
  • Basics are the glue which holds things together but have you thought about getting several in different colours or some with a little bit of detailing on. It’s amazing the difference lots of small details can make if you aren’t keen on wearing a statement piece.
  • Never wear something simply because it is in fashion or it’s conventional. Your outfit needs to revolve around you not the other way around. The clothes are highlighting your personality, you are not adjusting your identity to fit with the clothes.
  • Lot’s of things look nice but is ‘nice’ enough? If you are buying an item which you will want to wear again and again then it has to feel like you’ve been lucky to have discovered something that is so ‘you’, otherwise you will end up wearing perfectly good outfits which you aren’t remotely arsed about.
  • Don’t go shopping when you are tired, stressed (unless it’s therapy), distracted or are very short on time. This never ends well!
  • When getting dressed don’t automatically think “What will people think?” constantly. Unless you are cosplaying as The Joker to the funeral of your great Aunt, it’s non of their business! As long as you like it and it doesn’t feel forced, then that’s what matters.
  • Obviously there will be occasions like weddings, funerals, snobby lawn parties even, when you do need to dress a certain way that is expected of you but it doesn’t mean you can’t add your own bit of flair with an accessory or print. It’s in the details remember.
  • If you need a specific item it’s best to have a specific idea of exactly what type you want. In your head think about the detailing, the cut, the colour, the length. What decade or genre should it look like it’s from? More importantly how should it make you feel and what are you trying to express or convey when you wear it? Once you have this picture in your head go and track down your wonderful item!
  • You shouldn’t have to grudgingly make do with items you dislike. Donate anything to charity that doesn’t fit you well or that was an impulse “what the hell was I thinking” kind of purchase. This will probably drastically reduce the size of your wardrobe but it will be a case of choosing rather than eliminating items to wear every morning. A lot less depressing and time consuming. Plus you will feel better about every outfit that you wear! You can always gradually rebuild your wardrobe with items that are suitable once you have a clearer idea of what you want and need.

 

Chrissie xx

How To Be Your Own Valentine

Whether you are single or your loved one is far away or you just want to ignore the whole bloody thing, here are some simple ideas to treat yourself.

  1. Have a Netflicks binge – avoiding anything romantic. Comedy zombies are always good for this.lazy
  2. Buy your favourite foods and be glad no one is asking to share them.
  3. Visit the hairdressers or go clothes shopping to give yourself a fresh new look…Maybe one you hadn’t dared to do before but have secretly ALWAYS wanted? 
  4. Go to an exhibition or museum or hop on a train with your camera and discover a city you’ve not been to before.
  5. Buy a cool little notebook book and start writing down anything positive that has happened to you that day. Like a mini diary full of random positivity.
  6. Help out at a shelter, wether it’s for animals or humans. It will make your day/evening worth while and give you some well needed perspective if you’ve been throwing a pity party for yourself. The helping bit is the most important bit though obviously!
  7. Spend the day with a mate where you take turns deciding what you will both do next. If posing for silly joint-selfies in front of popular landmarks is their idea of fun then so be it. If riding a mechanical bull is your idea…Well then that’s more than enough payback.
  8. Have a long bubble bath with a good book or use epsom salts if bubbles are too girly.
  9. Spend the day making your living room/bedroom as awesome as possible. Basically creating a man/woman cave where you will enjoy having time to your self.
  10. Set up a dating profile on a well known site (that isn’t Tinder). Either be serious and pro-active about finding love or set up a really bizarre profile and laugh at the responses that you get back. ‘Is anyone else a devout follower of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?’

No love and hugs, just Netflicks and chill,

Chrissie xx

Valentines Gifts for Geeks & Alternative Girls and Guys

My Geek Box (Dark Side)

WOOT £17.99

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Sourpuss Till Death iPhone Case

Beadesaurus £7.99

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Speech Bubble Wall Light

Find Me A Gift £29.99

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Robot Love Tee

Etsy (The Geeky Tavern) £11.44

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2 Row Pyramid Stud Belt with chain

Black Rose £18.50

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Scrabble Tile Lights

The Discovery Store £19.99

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‘Mix Tape’ USB

Prezzy Box £14.95

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Eden Project Entry for Two

Find Me A Gift £29.00

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 Batman Mirror 

IWOOT £24.99

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Tunnel of Love Carnival Light 

Beadesaurus £49.99

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Chrissie xx

5 Fandom Friday – Deliberately Late To The Game TV Discoveries

I thought I’d be late posting this and really keep up with the late theme…And you just thought I’d buggered up my scheduling didn’t you, bah!

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Luther S02 & S03

I was going to pick Hannibal (not the dude with the elephants) but had to give up watching this as I found it just to gruesome and sick. On to Luther, the bloke and I think this show is the dog’s doo-dah’s. We were very late to Luther though and didn’t realise how many series were actually made. Yay, there’s more!

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Foodie Review: Lotus Vegetarian Kitchen

I decided to treat the bloke to a meal where he could order anything on the menu because it’s all veggie. Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant is a family run restaurant which offers traditional Chinese food and mock meats such as beef, prawn and chicken dishes. They also offer the largest amount of vegan dishes I’ve ever seen on a menu and  have a hygiene rating of four out of five.

This isn’t a place that opens late night to cater for people after the pubs shut (although it is right near to The Red Lion), it closes at 10.30 and 11.00 on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is brightly lit and their is no alcohol on the menu , although you are welcome to bring your own within reason.

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Geek Pop Culture Tees – January

I’m obsessed with buying tees. I always have been, even when they were still called T-shirts ;o) It’s the one item that will go with everything and you can eat all of the pizza you like and they will still look flattering and cool.

Tesla V’s Edison 

$19.99 Think Geek

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Betty Boop/Snow White by Timshumate

$17.00 Teefury.com

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Bender Keep Calm 

$19.99 Think Geek

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Deathtiny

£21.01 Spread Shirt

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Chrissie xx