In case you haven’t noticed yet, the gallery for the Bike in Style Challenge Ceremony has been filled with loads of HQ pictures over the last few days.
For yesterday’s international Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest conducted a survey for their magazine Sélection. From January 14 to 16, 2009 they asked 3,755 people in France who they thought symbolizes best the woman of the beginning of the century. Rachida Dati, Sophie Marceau and Claire Chazal claimed the first 3 spots. According to the survey the 21st century’s woman is independent, responsible and dynamic. Among the group of women from politics, journalism, acting, nobel prize winners and more Marion Cotillard came in 12th.
After browsing a ton of blogs and websites talking about Oscar fashion I can say that the majority of people loved Marion Cotillard’s dress. It has to be said however, that she also appeared on a number of worst dressed lists. Either people seem to love or hate her dress.
Fact is however that style authority Vogue named Marion one of the “Vogue’s Ten Best Dressed” in their Special Edition for the Oscars. She appears on number 5. The full list: Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Tina Fey, Marion Cotillard, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Penelope Cruz, Freido Pinto and Angelina Jolie.
A new article from The Sunday Times lists the reason why we’re all loving Kate Winslet and there’s a remark to our favourite actress Marion Cotillard.
Artist Biagio Black (www.biagio.tv) announces the inclusion of his “JUNOESQUE” collection at the 2008 little black dress pop-up boutique. The series was created specifically for the philanthropic event and features 6 foot tall portraits of celebrities including Keira Knightley, Eva Green, and Marion Cotillard in little black dresses. Sales from Black’s exhibit support the Junior League of Los Angeles.
A fashion-forward who’s who of Los Angeles will attend the opening reception of the “JUNOESQUE” exhibit on Wednesday, October 8th at 7:00 pm at the little black dress “Canvas and Couture” event at The Sunset, 8570 W. Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. The artwork will be viewable and available for purchase until Sunday, October 12th.
“Every painting in Biagio’s exhibit captures the essence of being a woman. Their bold colors and expressive complexions showcase every aspect of a woman’s personality: from the sexy vixen to the girl next door,” said Emmy Cortes Kasten, little black dress’ founder. “I feel that his artwork echoes the range of the classic ‘little black dress’ from the formal gala to the casual dinner with a friend.”
“These pieces range from cool to dark dreams. Iconic, distant, soulful. These women are pop culture royalty. The fact that these classism killers are fashionable is inevitable. These iconographic works offer images in simple hi-contrast forms that follow essence,” notes Black.
The buzz around the JUNOESQUE series from private showings has already resulted in numerous commissions for portraitures. Black is currently working on a new series that explores the relationship between celebrity, royalty, and prostitution.
In other news, I have found a solution for the gallery on Friday evening. Ever since my computer hasn’t been turned off, constantly downloading the files from the server and uploading to the new one. Stay tuned!