Posts Tagged ‘Alicia Vikander’

PIRELLI 2017: A RETURN TO HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR!

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Pirelli NicoleWhile the 2016 Pirelli Calendar shared  diversity in its aesthetic and focused on the strength of its subjects (Annie Leibovitz’s subjects included Serena Williams, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, and Amy Schumer), the 2017 edition marks a return to Hollywood glamour.  Photographer Peter Lindburgh chose an all–star line-up, which includes, Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Chastain, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman (above), Lea Seydoux, Robin Wright, Zhang Ziyi, Helen Mirren, Rooney Mara, Penelope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain, and “special guest,” Anastacia Ignatova, a professor at Moscow State University.

Speaking with Vogue, Lindburgh called the shoot, “a love song to the women I really know and really like, and there’s no exception.”  The German photographer joked that he cast “Everyone in this calendar, at one point in my life, I wanted to marry, and I didn’t have the balls to ask them!”  Lindburgh shot his first Pirelli Calendar in 1996, choosing supermodels of the day.  Yet, in 2002, he changed the iconic brand’s landscape by casting Hollywood actresses (in this shoot he featured ingenues such as Selma Blair, Brittany Murphy, Jaime King, and Julia Stiles).  So why return to actresses, not models, this time?  “The one big difference between actresses and models is that models are fixed to the camera, and actresses never look at a camera if you don’t force them. They learn their whole life to be there and forget there’s a camera. That’s a fundamental difference.”

MET GALA 2016: EDGY AND ETHERIAL!

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Edgy

Edgy looks on the red carpet were seen on Lady Gaga (Atelier Versace), Alicia Vikander (Louis Vuitton), Willow Smith (Chanel), and Taylor Swift (Louis Vuitton).

Etherial

Etherial looks were worn by Emma Watson (Calvin Klein Collection), Kate Bosworth (Dolce & Gabbana), Nicole Kidman (Alexander McQueen), and Juno Temple (Erdem).

 

AMANDA PEET: SCARED OF BOTOX & BOOB LIFTS!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

amanda-peet-435Amanda Peet recently revealed her tremendous fears of cosmetic enhancement in Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s on-line publication, Lenny Letter.  In an essay, entitled, “Amanda Peet:  Never Crossing the Botox Rubicon,” Peet subtitles the piece, “It’s painfully obvious, but I’m still ashamed to admit this: I care about my looks.​”  Peet, who recently starred in the HBO series, Togetherness, has been an in-demand actress in Hollywood since her breakout role in the small-screen comedy, Jack & Jill.  Appearing in films such as Something’s Got To Give, Gulliver’s Travels, and Syriana, the 44-year-old has come to the realization that in Hollywood, “employability is based on looks.”  Additionally, she acknowledges that she is competing with younger talent (specifically naming Alicia Vikander), simply to remain relevant.

Peet has maintained her appearance over the years through “soft touches,” such as teeth bleaching, hair coloring, and skin lasering.  She even has a glam squad, consisting of a “trainer, stylist and my Barney’s card.”  Admittedly, “Nothing about this suggests I’m aging gracefully.”  So why not travel to the dark side, as many other have?  The actress simply admits that she is afraid:  “I’m afraid one visit to a cosmetic dermatologist would be my gateway drug. I’d go in for a tiny, circumscribed lift and come out looking like a blowfish.”  She is even more afraid to go under the knife to lift her “saggy boobs,” citing septic shock as a possible complication!

Nevertheless, armed with a good sense of humor and a dose of paranoia, Amanda Peet is a realist.  “Botox or no Botox, we shouldn’t feel bitter, because we’re ALL going to look like shit. Every last one of us. Even Alicia Vikander. (Sorry, Alicia.)”  Well, Amanda, you’ve made your choices and we will make ours to avoid looking like shit.  It doesn’t mean we’ll try Botox, but it also doesn’t mean we won’t consider the boob lift one day.