Lady Dior 2014 Campaign Featuring Marion Cotillard

Published on: 26 Mar 2014 in Fashion and Style, Fashion News

Lady Dior 2014 Campaign Featuring Marion Cotillard

The new Lady Dior 2014 campaign brings French actress Marion Cotillard into the spotlight. The Oscar winning star looks graceful and relaxed in the new ads lensed by skilled photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino even though she’s actually jumping from a hidden trampoline. The 38 old fashion icon has been promoting the luxury fashion house’s creations since 2008, so the ballerina dancer type poses idea managed to bring a touch of freshness to the new campaign.

Cotillard wears several feminine dresses with a ladylike allure from Raf Simmon’s Dior pre-fall 2014 collection. The gray background the new ads feature ensure the attention will be focused exactly on the essentials: the new versions of the iconic bag, and of course, the brunette star since, according to the press release issued by the company, the iconic style created in 1994 and later made popular by Princess Diana is meant to fit many criteria in order to meet the needs of modern women: “timelessly elegant, it’s forever renewing itself in surprising and creative ways”.

Marion Cotillard Lady Dior Campaign 2014

The focus on femininity is strongly reflected both in terms of color and print. From bold fuchsia toned options to gorgeous styles featuring floral prints, the new alternatives offer interesting representations of the concept of modern femininity. The new Dior Lady 2014 campaign will make its first print appearance on Friday in Vogue Brazil before debuting in the U.S. in Vanity Fair on April 2.

Marion Cotillard Lady Dior Campaign Spring 2014
Lady Dior 2014 Marion Cotillard

A closer glimpse at the 95 second making of video gives a much better perspective of the entire process of making the new campaign offering a more up-close view of the new options and makes us further understand why the new French actress has managed to stay the face of the label for so many years: her natural charisma and effortless graceful poses perfectly illustrate the elements the iconic Lady Dior handbag has become defined by over the years.

Marion Cotillard Lady Dior Spring Summer 2014

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CFDA Fashion Icon Award Winners

Rihanna is the newest celebrity to be honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with a Fashion Icon Awards. The Barbados-born singer is only the 8th recipient of the prestigious title that solidifies the recipient’s status as a style icon.

While the CFDA has started giving out awards for outstanding accomplishment in the field of fashion in 1981, the first Fashion Icon Award was only awarded in 2012. Discover the CFDA Fashion Icon Award winners, outsiders who made a huge impact in the fashion world with their gorgeous style.

2014 – Rihanna

The latest celebrity to be included in the very exclusive club of CFDA Fashion Icon Award winners, Rihanna will receive the prestigious award at the CFDA Fashion Awards on June 2. A true chameleon, both in regards to her fashion choices and her hairstyles, Rihanna is also the face of Balmain for the brand spring/summer 2014 campaign.

After landing her second big fashion campaign (the first was Armani Jeans), Rihanna also made headlines at the Paris Fashion Week F/W 14 with a daring mesh top.

2012 – Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp Cfda Fashion Icon Award Winner 2012

The only man ever included in the list of CFDA Fashion Icon Award winners, Johnny Depp has proven himself to be a fashion trend-setter. While his scarves, bandanas and jewelry aren’t a good fit for every man, Depp has managed to become a style icon for millions of young men.

Depp’s quirky fashion sense has truly become iconic in the past decade and nobody few men can pull off a fedora as well as him. His four year relationship with Kate Moss, another CFDA Fashion Award winner, certainly seemed to help the actor develop his unique style.

2011 – Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Cfda Fashion Icon Award Winner 2011

After outrageous fashion moments like her meat dress or showing up in an egg on the Grammy Awards red carpet, few can disagree that the singer is a fashion visionary. Honored by the CDFA for her daring style choices and her trend-setting appeal, Lady Gaga continued to strengthen her ties to the fashion world.

Choosing some of the biggest fashion photographers in the world to direct her videos and becoming the face of Versace, the singer has certainly proven her win was justified.

2010 – Iman

Iman Cfda Fashion Icon Award Winner 2010

The Somali fashion model married to David Bowie has truly made an impact in the fashion world, both in her 14 years as a professional models and by creating her own cosmetics line (Iman Cosmetics) and signing young Somali designers to represent it.

After making her debut in the pages of Vogue in 1976, Iman has worked with major designers from Gianni Versace and Calvin Klein to Yves Saint-Laurent and Donna Karan, making her one of the most accomplished CFDA Fashion Icon Award winners.

2005 – Kate Moss

Kate Moss Cfda Fashion Icon Award Winner 2005

From her heroin chic days to her return as one of the biggest supermodels in the world, Kate Moss has modeled for all the major fashion brands and continues to be one of the most well-paid models in the world. After being honored by the CFDA, Kate Moss’ career took a step back related to a cocaine scandal, but in a year she was back on top, proving that her status as a fashion icon is untouchable.

2004 – Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker Cfda Fashion Icon Award Winner 2004

After “Sex and the City” ended, Sarah Jessica Parker was welcomed in the club of CFDA Fashion Icon Award winners. The trend-setting looks she wore as Carrie Bradshaw contributed to her status as a style icon, but Parker continued to push boundaries by becoming the face of Gap and even launching her own perfumes and shoes. A close friend to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the actress is also a rumored contender for the prestigious position after Wintour’s retirement.

2003 – Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman Cfda Fashion Icon Award Winner 2003

One of the most impressive red carpet fashion icons, Nicole Kidman was the first actress to be honored by the CFDA. Her flawless looks during award season still keep her at the top of Hollywood’s best dressed list.

2002 – C.Z. Guest

C Z Guest Cfda Fashion Icon Award Winner 2002

A muse to artists like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dal?, C.Z. Guest was one of the first true fashion icons. The socialite who also became a fashion designer later in life was the first among the select list of CFDA Fashion Icon Award winners. Named in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1959, C.Z. Guest died one year later after receiving the CFDA distinction.


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MAC Pantentpolish Lip Pencils Spring 2014

The MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil spring 2014 line is the beauty retailer’s newest set of suggestions for a fresh look for the spring 2014 season. The beloved brand has prepared twelve new limited edition tones designed to help makeup enthusiasts get sultry lips effortlessly and with a single product. 

The Pantentpolish lip pencils have the a smooth, non-sticky texture and the consistency of a lip balm thanks to the unique blend of emollients included in the formula, so in addition to lightly coloring the lips, these products will also leave them soft and well moisturized.

The label comes with a multitude of interesting options ranging from subtle and delicate tones to more vibrant ones. The product’s effortless application is one of it’s most important characteristics. 

The new crayon-like pencil doesn’t need sharpening – a simple twist releases more product and allows effortless, mess free application. According to the label, the new tones give the lips a luscious shine and are designed to flatter all skin tones. Choose between these lovely shades:

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils

Mac Cosmetics Pantentplish Lip PencilsMac Patentpolish Lip Collection 2014

Innocent – Nude beige
Berry Bold – Orange-red
Fearless – Deep blue-pink
Go for Girlie – Bright yellow-pink
Hopelessly Devoted – Bright clean fuchsia
Kittenish – Mauvey pink
Patentpink – Washed-out lilac
Pleasant –  Rosy pink
Revved Up – Creamy peach
Sincere Mojo Maker – Warm brown 
Spontaneous – Soft plum with pearl
Sultana –  Dark grape
Teen Dream – Bright coral orange
Clever – mid tone brick coral

Each of the new lip products from new limited edition MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencils (with the exception of Sincere Mojo Maker and Clever which are exclusive to Asia) are priced at $20, currently available on the label’s website and will hit the US stores in April. The international launch date for the new line is May. Note: In Asia, the Sultana and Hopelessly Devoted tones will not be available.


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Makeup Tips for Small Eyes

When you’re looking for the most flattering makeup tips for small eyes, color placement is the first trick that you can try. Going brighter at the inner corners of the eyes and darker at the outer ones is the classic way of making your eyes look bigger, but there’s a lot more to it than that.

Find out how to use makeup on your eyes in order to create the illusion of a bigger, more open eye and pick your favorite tricks from these professional ideas!

Use a Brightening Concealer

Before you start using more sophisticated makeup tips for small eyes, the most important detail about your makeup should be the concealer. Dark under-eye circles will only make your eyes look smaller, so fight this optical effect with a brightening concealer. Make sure that the are under your eyes not only reflects light, but it does so more than when you use regular concealers.

Eyeliner Makeup For Small Eyes

Go for Light Eyeliner on the Waterline

One of the oldest tricks for making eyes appear larger through makeup is using white eyeliner on the waterline of the lower eyelid. However, that’s not a look many women want, so go for the next best thing. A very pale pink or peachy shade on the waterline will make your eyes look brighter and bigger. You can also try a pale blue on the waterline for a similar effect.

Use Dark Eyeliner Correctly

You can’t just stick to light shades, but you need to use dark eyeliner carefully. One of the best makeup tips for small eyes is to extend the lines you draw with eyeliner on the upper lash slightly below the outer corners. Whether you use pencils or liquid eyeliner, you should also try to control the thickness of the line. Start with a thin line up to the middle of your eyelashes. Start going thicker and thicker towards the outer corners of your eyes.

Small Eyes Makeup Taylor Swift

Play with Light Eyeshadow

After you’ve lined your eyelids right at the lashline, you can use a bit of light eyeshadow to make your eyes appear bigger. The trick is to go with lighter shades right under the brow bone and blend them correctly downwards. If you’d like to go with a gradient look from your eyelashes to the brown bone, make sure you always blend the shadow with a clean brush.

Double Down on the Mascara

Two coats of mascara are better than one, according to the best makeup tips for small eyes. If you’re not crazy about that much mascara and you’re sure you don’t want fake eyelashes (which work wonders for small eyes!), try this simple trick: start applying mascara in the middle of the eye and work towards the outer corner. Apply more right at the corners or go for the second coat on the eyelashes in the area for a great effect that makes your eyes appear bigger.

Small Eyes Makeup Megan Fox

Go for Smoky Eyes

Even if you don’t like the smoky eyes look, smudging your eye pencil is a great way to make your eyes look bigger. Go with a dark shade on your upper eyelids and use a smudging brush gently to get the desired effect. You can stick to neutrals on the lower eyelids for a look that’s more daytime or use the same smudging effect with a pencil in a dark shade.

Try a Natural Look

If you’re not interested in the more dramatic makeup tips for small eyes, try a more natural trick. Choose an eyeshadow that’s a few shades darker than your skin tone and use it on your entire upper eyelids. Apply it from the lash line to the crease and start blending it carefully there. You can stick to just the one shade or add a lighter one on your brow bone, but if you find the right color, this eye shadow tip will be enough to make your eye look bigger.

Small Eyes Makeup Jessica Biel

Curl Your Eyelashes

Big eyelashes that are curled upwards can do wonders for small eyes. Fake eyelashes usually come pre-curled, but you should also make sure they have the right natural curve that will make your eyes look bigger. For your natural eyelashes, curl once at the lashline, and once in the middle for the perfect curve. Finish with volumizing mascara.

Makeup Tricks Small Eyes

Groom Your Eyebrows Thoughtfully

Even when you’re being extra careful to use the right makeup tips for small eyes, you can fail if your eyebrow shaping habits aren’t working towards the same goal. Make sure your eyebrows are always looking good and experiment with brushing them upward. Thinner eyebrows will make your eyes look bigger, but you should aim for balance, not for super thing eyebrows.


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Jessica Simpson Weight Loss Tips

While most celebrity mothers try to lose the pregnancy weight as fast as possible, Jessica Simpson didn’t rush herself and ended up on her ideal weight by taking it step by step. After building a billion-dollar fashion empire, the 33 year old is thinking about going back to singing, and she’s got her hot body to keep all eyes on her.

Jessica Simpson gained 50 pounds for her first pregnancy, but after the second she lost over 60. Despite not revealing her ideal weight, the blonde singer and fashion entrepreneur says she’s reached it and was recently photographed looking healthy and happy while she rocked her iconic daisy dukes with a white tee.

Discover Jessica Simpson’s weight loss tips, that can help with post-pregnancy weight loss, but are also fundamental options any woman can try.

Jessica Simpson Second Baby Bump

Setting Reasonable Goals

Doctors and nutritionists agree that new mothers shouldn’t be in a hurry to lose weight after giving birth. While almost half of the pregnancy weight is lost naturally in the first six weeks, a good goal to set is to lose the rest by the time the baby is six weeks old. One of Jessica Simpson’s best weight loss tips is to avoid a strict deadline to lose weight.

“I’m taking it week by week so I don’t get frustrated with myself,”, Jessica said after giving birth to her son. “If I had a long-term goal, and that’s all I thought about it, I think it would set me back more. So I really, every week, try to make sure I stick with my points and get four workouts in. That’s my goal this week, and I hope that I can lose from that. If not, I’m going to keep on going and try it the next week. So far, so good,” she explained, according to Daily Mail.

Jessica Simpson 2014 Weight Watchers

Staying Active Through Pregnancy

No matter how much you eat, stay active! This is great advice for expecting mothers, but also for any woman looking to lose weight. “I had to learn that with my first and second pregnancy. My first pregnancy I ate a lot more, but my second pregnancy I ate enough, like I ate what I wanted to eat but I stayed active and I think because I had gained so much weight with my first that I had to stay active throughout my second because I didn’t know what to do with myself if I didn’t,” Jessica explained to ABC News.

Weight Watchers

As a Weight Watchers spokesperson, the singer relied on their “Simple Start” program and managed to lose 8 1/2 pounds in two weeks. The key to succeeding in any weight loss program is choosing the right way to start and one of  Jessica Simpson’s weight loss tips is to avoid any huge sacrifices. “After almost two years of eating pretty much whatever I wanted, I didn’t want to feel like I had to totally deprive myself of all the foods I loved, not to mention an occasional glass of wine,” she admitted.

Jessica Simpson Meal Plan

A Good Breakfast

All nutritionists agree that the first meal of the day is the most important and Jessica Simpson took this into account when starting her weight loss plan. “For breakfast I am an oatmeal girl. Lunch, I do like bread so I will have a sandwich or something. But for dinner I try to keep it super clean.”


Staying active without going to the gym is as easy as walking. It’s one of the most useful of Jessica Simpson’s weight loss tips and also a secret to the slender figure of French Women. “I try and walk about four miles a day consistently. It makes me feel better,” Jessica told USA Today. Walking an hour at a brisk pace of 4 mph can actually burn 350 calories, which amounts to losing 1 pound.

Keeping Active

“With both kids I’m running up and down my stairs a million times. Kids can keep your metabolism going,” Jessica admitted. While new moms get to burn calories by carrying their children around and playing with them, every woman can make a few changes to stay active, from skipping the elevator to parking in the farthest spot from the entrance of a building to get those extra steps in.

Jessica Simpson Workout


Jessica Simpson’s weight loss tips also include working out for 45 minutes, 4 days a week. Personal trainer Harley Pasternak helped her create a balance between resistance training and cardio, both of which play an important part in losing weight. “It’s a lot of resistance training, lots of lunges and squats. There are bursts of cardio throughout the workout as well,” she told Redbook magazine.

See also:
Kim Kardashian’s Post Baby Weight Loss Diet

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Raf Simons x adidas Sneakers Spring/Summer 2014

The Raf Simons x adidas collaboration continues with a cool new spring/summer 2014 sneakers collection. Since the fall/winter 2013 line has received such an overwhelmingly positive response, the new line features more models than before. 

The new Raf Simons x adidas Originals sneakers line consists of eight eye-catching unisex models, each in up to four colorways, totaling over 20 cool designs.

Despite the fact that the new line features plenty of diverse options, none of the pieces included in the new line could be described as subtle or understated. In fact, the new options will become an instant focal point every single time, so they are definitely not for the faint hearted.

Raf Simons Adidas Originals Sneakers 2014

It seems like comic books were the ones that managed to inspire Dior’s creative director to use cool exaggerated shapes and eye-popping tones for a maximum impact every single time. With a mix of bold colors, cool mixes of materials like nylon, leather, sport mesh and embroidered textiles, the new kicks can liven up any outfit.

Raf Simons Adidas Originals

Sportswear influences are one of the hottest trends for the new season, so if you’re looking to experiment with the trend, one of the edgy new Raf Simons x adidas sneakers can prove a good pick. Plus, these options not only make a strong style statement, they also manage to combine style with performance, which is definitely plus for those who want style and function to go hand in hand.

Raf Simons Adidas Sneakers 2014

If we are to judge by the color choices the new adidas x Raf Simons styles, the designer took inspiration from his Dior fall 2014 collection, which although has a completely different set of influences, still features much the same chromatic alternatives.

The Raf Simons x adidas collection is scheduled to arrive soon at adidas Originals concept stores, boutiques, and retailers carrying RAF. The new styles will have prices ranging from $440 to $570.


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Michelle Obama Best Fashion Moments

During her first 6 years as the First Lady, Michelle Obama has used her looks to promote young designers and bring more color along with cooler trends to the White House. A true fashion icon, Obama has impressed with daring choices ever since her first events at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and has managed to get high praise from both stylists and fashion critics.

See Michelle Obama’s best fashion moments, from her first White House appearance to her new China visit, and discover the designers behind them.

First White House Appearance – Maria Pinto

Michelle Obama Maria Pinto Red Dress

Michelle Obama’s winning fashion streak began during Barack Obama’s first campaign, but she really made a splash with her first White House appearance. The coral red dress designed by Maria Pinto is definitely one of Michelle Obama’s best fashion moments and showed the First Lady wasn’t going to settle for the boxy feel of previous 1600 Penn fashion.

Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Gown – Jason Wu

Michelle Obama Jason Wu White Gown

The inaugural ball allowed the First Lady to show off a more daring fashion choice and she went for a stunning Jason Wu asymmetric column dress. At the time, Michelle Obama’s pick was surprising, but it set a precedent for the First Lady’s preferences for young designer and basically launched Wu’s career.

First Black Tie Dinner – Peter Soronen

Michelle Obama Peter Soronen Sequin Gown

Another important event coincided with one of Michelle Obama’s best fashion moments, as the First Lady went strapless for the first black tie dinner she hosted at the White House. Pairing a Peter Soronen strapless gown with a layered necklace was already daring, but the First Lady also rocked full sequins.

2011 Chinese State Dinner – Alexander McQueen

Michelle Obama Alexander Mc Queen Red Gown

While Michelle Obama’s support for young designers defines a lot of her style choice, the First Lady also wore creations by some of the biggest fashion brands in the world. One of her more controversial choices was a stunning Alexander McQueen red gown, since it allowed her detractors to criticize her choice of a British label in favor of an American one for an important event.

2011 Phoenix Awards Dinner – Michael Kors

Michelle Obama Michael Kors Sequin Dress

While attending the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in 2011, the First Lady opted for a Michael Kors dress with plenty of sequins. It’s one of Michelle Obama’s best fashion moments thanks to the perfect mix of glam and elegance, and the cinching band is definitely the detail that pulled the look together.

2011 South Korean State Dinner – Doo-Ri Chung

Michelle Obama Doo Ri Chung Dress

After the Chinese State Dinner faux pas, the First Lady paid a lot more attention to her style choices and bounced back with a creation from a young Korean American designer. The asymmetrical violet gown is both sophisticated and a bit daring at the same time, perfect for cementing Obama’s reputation when it comes to fashion flair.

2012 Democratic National Convention Speech – Tracy Reese

Michelle Obama Tracy Reese Dress

Before Barack Obama’s reelection for a second term, Michelle Obama stepped up to support her husband at the 2012 DNC and looked stunning while doing it. While her speech received plenty of praise, the occasion was also one of Michelle Obama’s best fashion moments thanks to a custom Tracy Reese dress.

Second Inaugural Gown – Jason Wu

Michelle Obama Jason Wu Red Halter Dress

Reprising her choice from the first inaugural ceremony, Michelle Obama accompanied the president in a dress from the same designer, Jason Wu, who had turned his work into a multi-million dollar brand thanks to her early support. Wearing a red gown, the First Lady proved her versatility when it comes to elegant outfits.

Kennedy Center Honors – Marchesa

Michelle Obama Marchesa Green Gown

After making strapless gowns an important part of her style, the First Lady’s choice of Marchesa for the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was truly inspired. The flowing green gown is certainly one of Michelle Obama’s best fashion moments.

2014 Beijing Visit – Carolina Herrera

Michelle Obama Carolina Herrera Graphic Print Dress

While the First Lady takes fashion risks at the White House as well, few could have predicted her daring print choices on her Beijing visit. The most modern look during the visit was a Carolina Herrera sheath dress with a bold graphic print in red, tan, gray and black.

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