That Film Girl, Britt: Established '94.

For as long as I can remember, I've dreamed under a sea of the brightest stars and those dreams have always had a cinematic quality to them. Most of my fondest memories growing up involve a bucket of fresh buttered popcorn, an ice-cold soda pop, and the Mustang Drive-In, where my dreams came to life on the silver screen. The Mustang Drive-In is where we lay our scene: One fateful weekend in May, beneath the brightest stars, I sat on top of my mother's car and witnessed Anakin Skywalker's descent into darkness in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas, 2005). I was only 11 years old at the time, but this moment has stayed with me ever since as it was in this moment, I realized film was where my heart would always lead. I've created this blog as an extension of who I am and how I see the world, including my work behind the camera. That Film Girl, Britt may be a persona, but I am a real living, breathing human being who finds the greatest comfort in the fantastical worlds brought to life on the silver screen and it is here, I hope to share those dreams with you! 

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You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.
— Brene Brown.

As a little girl, I would hold the VHS tapes of Walt Disney's classics close to my heart and run down hallways imagining myself to be Pocahontas on her way to save John Smith. I drink Starbucks Vanilla Latte's out of Walt Disney World mugs. I listen to Across the Stars, John William's love theme for Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker, on Vinyl. I'm a caricature all my own and I take heart in what I love most in this world. With this blog, I hope to give life to the world of cinema and ignite the passion I've always felt for film in others! If you're reading this, thank you for taking a trip to my little corner of the galaxy. 

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Now you might be wondering about my unique logo, created by the insanely talented Liana Kangas! I can't quite thank Liana enough for creating this for me as it beats in time with my heart. One day, I hope I'll be able to adequately tell her sincerely how much this means to me. I've been given a second chance to make this blog a reflection of who I am at my core and this logo is only the beginning. 

See you at the movies! Britt. 

 

That Film Girl, Britt Presents...Fett&Co.

When your heart has irrevocably been taken by the most unappreciated (and under-represented) characters from the galaxy far, far away, you have to find other creative ways to passionately let the world know exactly where your loyalties lie! #NowPlaying: Across the Star...bucks. 

 "I thought we had decided not to fall in love, that we would be forced to live a lie, and that it would destroy our lives." - Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones). 

"I thought we had decided not to fall in love, that we would be forced to live a lie, and that it would destroy our lives."
- Anakin Skywalker (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones). 

I found a solution to this never-ending problem in the form of Brittany Hughes and her budding clothing company, Fett&Co. Hughes set out to create unique designs that would appeal to Star Wars and Disney fans alike, and knowing how avid my love for Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala is (and always will be), she wanted to create a design specifically featuring these two characters who are more often than not over-looked when it comes to the multitude of Star Wars merchandise out there in the universe. Thus the StarWarsBucks (or as I like to call it, "Across the Star...Bucks") shirt was created. Inspired by a fellow fangirl blogger's Instagram (Susan Connelly of Lightsabers and Lipsticks), we were able to come up with a design that combined our love for Star Wars, Disney AND Starbucks all into one perfect design; a hipster trifecta, if you will. Her designs are all printed on softer than soft American Apparel shirts and they make for the absolute best #OOTD's when visiting the Disney parks or spending a day out running errands which I can definitely attest to from a recent visit to Disney Springs (wearing her #SQUAD design) where the compliments were overwhelmingly gracious. You can also purchase this design featuring the ICONIC interaction between Princess Leia and her beau, Han Solo, in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. You know the one I'm talking about! 

 "I think our lives are about to be destroyed anyway. I truly, deeply, love you." - Padme Amidala (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones). 

"I think our lives are about to be destroyed anyway. I truly, deeply, love you." - Padme Amidala (Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones). 

I may or may not be totally biased, but I've got this (bad) feeling that you should not miss out on this one of a kind shirt, especially if you're a lover of the star-crossed lovers from a galaxy far, far away. Brittany is constantly brain-storming brand-new designs and I can promise you that what she has in store for you is legendary! I definitely would not want to be caught sleeping on this brand if I were you; after all, you're no good to a Fett practically dead. 

You can purchase this shirt (and the Han/Leia alternative) on Fett&Co's official website and you can currently find the brand on Instagram. May the force be with you! 
- Britt. 

P.S. The photos featured in this piece were graciously taken by the wonderful Savanna Kiefer of The Dorky Diva in Disney Springs, located in Walt Disney World on a Canon Rebel T5i.