Posts Tagged ‘celebrities’

The celebs’ favorite sunnies

June 17th, 2009

Prada’s ‘butterfly’ sunglasses are currently the most popular celebrity accessory and they wear it everywhere, day or night.

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Prada butterfly frame sunglass

Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton

Rihanna

Rihanna

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Charismatic Cate Blanchett

May 24th, 2009

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She’s broken every rule be it with her film roles or her red-carpet ensembles. Now, Cate Blanchett is reaping the rewards as she stands apart with her own signature style. Cate Blanchett turns everything we’ve taught about beauty and style on its own. Sure, with her creamy ivory and gold skin tone, she can wear any color from deep scarlet to high shine silver without being overwhelmed. But, she has a nose that doesn’t always seem to fit and eyes that are narrow and set too wide apart. However, taken together, Cate has a face that is utterly unforgettable, sexy and knowing.

Part of the secret is because she prefers a natural approach to beauty. Plus, she wears her clothes and isn’t worn by them. That’s not to say that she hasn’t made the odd fashion misstep – who hasn’t? But even then she acts as if she’s worn the slightly weird even for her outfit on purpose, just to wake us up :)

Cate, who is also global ambassador for Japanese skincare brand SK-II, looks perfectly polished in sharply tailored clothes, even the military boilersuit and sharp shina doll bob she wore in Indiana Jones And The Crystal Skull had many of us thinking about heading to the nearest Army-Navy surplus store not that we could pull the look off with such elan as her!

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At home, the 39-year-old mother of three boys, aged seven, five and a year old, is relaxed but still stylish. During her last pregnancy, she looked comfortable but pretty in china blue and white printed dresses and a sunhat. To prove that you are never too young for style, she even has her boys join her in the front row at fashion shows.

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But where La Blanchett really shines is full regalia… the red carpet gowns. She has sailed past the crowds in a one-shouldered draped gown with a long swirl of train like a ship in sail and she has slinked past the photographers in a skin-tight black lame number that few mothers of three would dare to wear.

In October 2007, she arrived at the premiere of Elizebeth: The Golden Age in a brilliant turquoise toga gown, the graceful folds trimmed with a deep black metallic stripe hid the early stages of her third pregnancy.

At the golden Globes in 2005, she pulled off a lavender blue one-shouldered gown complete with ruching, fabric flowers and a swirling train. Even so, her approach to fashion is very intellectual. “You spend half an hour with Karl Lagerfeld and he’s so keyed into current movements and he is always expanding himself. He gives you 20 books to read and you’re enriched.” And what draws her eye in fashion mags? “I certainly think that when I flick through all the magazines at the hairdresser’s, I like to see and am drawn to images of models that have an intelligence and mind at work behind them.

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Watch her details. Her mouth is always beautifully done up, often a warm nude pink or brilliant red. And her hair is never overdone. In fact, when she said, “Look, it’s one of the great mysteries of the world. I cannot answer that question. I think I am vaguely blonde.”

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Pulled back and up, or loose and wavy and a little messy, Cate always looks as if she’s just gotten up and pulled on her gorgeous gown to stroll off a movie premiere. Now that’s effortless style!

Stars with a cause

May 22nd, 2009

From traveling the world to playing gigs, many celebrities parlay fame into opportunities to help others. The charity work means even more when it grows out of a personal connection, as these celebrities found. How does it feel to reach out and help others? These celebs share and tell.

Courtney Cox : Raising awareness of an incurable disease

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Courtney has partnered with The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation ( www.ebkids.org ), which raises money to find a cure for the rare genetic condition that primarily affects children.

Usher : Bringing displaced families back home

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The R&B star has launched Usher’s New Look ( www.ushernewlook.org ), which is helping to resettle 1,000 families in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and Rita. “Every time I’ve been to New Orleans, I’ve taken the time to roll up my sleeves and help,” he says.

Lee Sinje : Giving hope to kids

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A long time World Vision child sponsor who’s known for her work in helping underprivileged kids receive education. Malaysian actress Lee Sinje says, ” We must remind ourselves that nothing is too big to overcome or that we are never too small to bring about significant changes. Seemingly small measures can make a dramatic difference in the lives of the needy.”

Reese Witherspoon : Empowering women

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” I think we all know people who have been touched by domestic violence, whether it’s your mother, sister or girlfriend. I personally know many people who have dealt with the situation and I think it’s important to stress that there are ways to talk about it.” The 32-year-old Oscar winner recently launched the Women’s Empowerment necklace, designed to save and improve women’s lives worldwide. “This necklace is a way to take action and demonstrate solidarity to reduce the epidemic of violence against women.

Charlize Theron : Ending violence against women

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The actress is the newest UN Messenger of Peace for her work in ending violence towards women. “This is something that has been dear to me and disturbing to me for a long time.” At 15, Charlize witnessed her mother fatally shoot her physically abusive father in self-defence.

Eva Mendes : Helping sick kids cope through the art of therapy

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Eva donates her time and talents to The Art of Elysium (www.theartofelysium.org) which pairs critically ill kids with actors and musicians. “I give these kids every ounce of love I have, and in return I get the same thing.”