Oscars 2019: Hollywood thinks pink by Judith Lacroix

What if pink was the new empowering color? Fuchsia, blush, magenta, coral, amaranth, rose… floral or metallic, pink was everywhere for the 2019 Academy Award ceremony transcending age and gender lines. Dresses or suits created by the biggest designers and worn by the best actresses offered some showstopping moments on the red carpet traditionally ruled by safe fashions.

Here are all the pink looks (not in any specific order) of the 2019 Oscars.

Sara Paulson in Brandon Maxwell

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Helen Mirren in Schiaparelli

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Maya Rudolph in Giambattista Valli

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Angela Basset in Reem Acra

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Kacey Musgraves in Giambattista Valli

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Gemma Chan in Valentino

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Awkwafina in Dsquared2

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Michelle Yeoh in Elie Saab

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Emilia Clarke in Balmain

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Meagan Good in Georges Chakra

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Marie Kondo in Jenny Packham

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Laura Marano in Hearts on Fire jewelry

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Kiki Layne in Atelier Versace

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Lucy Boynton in Cartier jewelry

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Linda Cardellini in Schiaparelli

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Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet both in Karl Lagerfeld

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Julia Roberts in Elie Saab for her surprise appearance

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Quotes to remember from Karl Lagerfeld by Judith Lacroix

One week ago, the fashion world lost one of the most era-defining designer of the 20th and 21st centuries: Karl Lagerfeld.

Famous for its work at the French House, Chanel, where he has been the creative director for nearly 36 years, releasing 6 collections a year and outstandingly taking over the legacy of Coco Chanel, he is also known his bold opinions and straightforward yet wise statements.

To pay tribute to this irreplaceable fashion figure, we gathered some memorable Lagerfeld’s quotes.

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On himself

“I am a black diamond, unfaceted. Black diamonds are rare, hard to cut, and therefore uncommercial.”

“I have no human feelings.”

“I am a sort of vampire, taking the blood of other people.”

“I am a living label. My name is Labelfeld not Lagerfeld.”

“I am a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm.”

On being controversial

“I hate double-talk. If I say something unkind about people, it’s when they’ve done something to me, however long ago, which in my opinion gives me the right to have a go at them for fun whenever I like.”

On designing

“When you hear designers complaining about the challenge of their profession, you have to say: don’t get carried away—it’s only dresses.”

On nostalgia

“There is nothing worse than bringing up the ‘good old days.’ To me, that’s the ultimate acknowledgment of failure.”

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On selfies

“They are this horrible thing where you are distorted. The chin is too big, the head is too small. No, this is electronic masturbation.”

 

On self-image

“To think appearances don’t count these days is a lie: it lets you live in harmony with yourself.”

“Vanity is the healthiest thing in life.”

On style

“Summer clothes that are rumpled or relaxed drive me mad. I loathe ‘rumpledness,’ if I can put it that way. It’s okay between the ages of 25 and 30, but unfortunately after that it’s dreadful. I hate people in the street who look like they’ve raided their grandchildren’s wardrobe.”

“Don’t dress to kill, dress to survive.”

On Coco Chanel

“What I do Coco would have hated. The label has an image and it’s up to me to update it. I do what she never did. I had to find my mark. I had to go from what Chanel was to what it should be, could be, what it had been to something else.”

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On his sunglasses

“They’re my burka… I’m a little shortsighted, and people, when they’re shortsighted, they remove their glasses and then they look like cute little dogs who want to be adopted.”

On luxury

“You have to live your life according to your ideas. Spend all your money and live life in line with what you are fighting for. I hate it when rich people try to be Communists. I think that’s obscene.”

On men

“I get along with everyone except for men my age, who are bourgeois or retired or boring.”

On solitude

“I live in a set, with the curtains of the stage closed with no audience – but who cares?”

On the world

“We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.”

On weddings

“Normally, I don’t recommend me for wedding dresses – they all get a divorce.”

On life

“When I was younger I wanted to be a caricaturist. In the end, I’ve become a caricature.”

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On money

“If you throw money out of the window throw it out with joy. Don’t say: ‘one shouldn’t do that’ – that is bourgeois.”

On his legacy

“I’ve always known that I was made to live this way, that I would be this sort of legend.”

On his inimitable image

“I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long.”

On being childless

“They grow so fast, and having adult children makes you look 100 years old. I don’t want that.”

On interview etiquette

“I had an interview once with some German journalist – some horrible ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists – maybe a week after – and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me: ‘It’s impolite; remove your glasses.’ I said: ‘Do I ask you to remove your bra?'”

On fame

“You cannot fight against it. There’s a price you have to pay for fame, and people who don’t want to pay that price can get in trouble. I accepted the idea of celebrity because of a French expression: ‘You cannot have the butter and the money for the butter.'”

On intellectual conversation

“That’s exactly what I am. As a child I wanted to be a grown-up. I wanted to know everything – not that I like to talk about it. I hate intellectual conversation with intellectuals because I only care about my opinion.”

On TV

“I don’t go to movie theatres because I don’t want to be photographed by strangers. People bother me wherever I go. I like to imagine the world my way. I don’t want second-rate images of the world.”

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If you want to find more about Karl Lagerfeld, we recommend the book The World According to Karl: the Wit and Wisdom of Karl Lagerfeld, a recollection of his statements on fashion, women, art, politics, love, and life high and low.

Rest In Peace, Karl.

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Happy 50th Birthday Jennifer Aniston – recreate 10 of the actresses most iconic looks! by Savanaugh Robertson

This week Jennifer Aniston celebrated her 5oth Birthday! We are taking this opportunity to take a look back at this stars most iconic looks through the decades, starting on  the set of the 90s hit sitcom ‘friends’ to her staple street-style of today. We have also found similar pieces that are available for you to recreate these classic Jennifer Aniston outfits. Thank us later!

1. The 90s Dress

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It was September 1994 when Jennifer Anniston first graced our screens as Rachel Green with her slim physique and iconic haircut she was undoubtedly the most enviable character, not to mention her highly successful career in fashion that resulted in a job offer in Paris (jealous!) The subtle Gingham print of this a-line silhouette dress is perfect for any occasion as the weather starts to warm up. Pair with white trainers and you’re good to go! Shop similar looks at PrettyLittleThing & I Saw It First.

 

2. Denim

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Denim was a wardrobe ‘must-have’ of the 90s. Whether is was dungarees, pinafores, jackets or a classic pair of Levi’s, Jennifer Aniston pulled off every denim look effortlessly. In recent years, denim has been re-claimed by many designers as a high-end fabric and in turn it has filtered down to high-street brands who have been creating stylish pieces from denim. Coincidently 90s trends have made a comeback which makes it so easy for you to recreate a classic Rachel Green vibe. Copy her style at Urban Outfitters & PrettyLittleThing.

 

3. The Patterned Mini Skirt

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This tartan mini skirt paired with long, white sports socks go hand in hand creating a preppy look expected of a young Rachel Green. Many would argue this was the beginning of the patterned co-ord trend which has  reappeared in recent years. Other examples of this vintage staple can be found in films such as Clueless and Legally Blonde but it was Jennifer Aniston who started it all in the early 90s and paved the way for this quintessential ensemble. You can recreate it with pieces like these ones from Missguided & PrettyLittleThing.

 

4. The Little Black Dress

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An essential to any girls’ wardrobe: The Little Black Dress dates back to 1926 and its creation by Coco Chanel, the interpretation of this style has changed throughout the years however it has remained simple and elegant. We think Jennifer Aniston wore this LBD perfectly at at a Red Carpet Event. Pair with a some strappy heels and a simple hairstyle to recreate this absolute classic.  You can find great dupes at Urban Outfitters, Missguided, PrettyLittleThing & basically any other high-street store!

 

5. Sequins

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From the Simple and Elegant LBD  to this Sparkly and Bold sequin dress, Jennifer Aniston makes any garment look flawless. This midi sequin dress is perfect for a formal event like the Red Carpet. Sequins are a great way to have fun with your fashion choices and attract attention in any situation and Aniston does this effortlessly. Stay on trend and steal the limelight at any party with these Sequin dresses from Urban Outfitters, Zara Missguided & PrettyLittleThing.

 

6. The Suit 

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The ‘power suit’ is an easy way to create a sophisticated and versatile look that can be worn at any occasion; ranging from running daily errands to a wedding. Jennifer Aniston stuns in this chic black suit on the Red Carpet. For day-to-day life pair simple, checked trousers with a matching blazer and white trainers for a trendy outfit that will ensure you always look well put together. For more formal occasions matching block colour two-piece suits and a pair of heels are a great alternative to a dress. Find examples of sticking suits at Missguided, PrettyLittleThing, Zara & Topshop .

 

7. The Midi Dress

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As Jennifer Aniston has continued to stay on trend throughout the years while at the same time dressing age appropriate which is one of the reasons she is such a style icon. The higher necklines and longer length dresses that she chooses with the bodycon style allows her to keep showing off her amazing physique. Midi dresses are great to pair with peep-toe heels and an elegant clutch. Find similar midi dresses at PrettyLittleThing & Missguided

 

8. The Maxi Dress

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Jennifer Aniston knows how to create an understated look that still stuns on the Red Carpet. Here she combines sequins with a pastel, nude tone, natural makeup and a ‘beachy’  hairstyle that makes her look effortlessly flawless. At PrettyLittleThing you can find examples of both long-sleeved and short-sleeved maxi dresses.

 

9. Street Style

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The ‘friends’ star is widely known for her chic, casual street style. Rarely, snapped looking anything but well put together by the paparazzi, Jennifer Aniston has got her personal style nailed. She often pairs plain t-shirts, (we think that the best ones can be found at Zara) with blue jeans and heels or wedges. Jeans are a staple for anyones wardrobe and we’ve found our favourite pairs at the moment on UrbanOutfitters.com, Zara.com & Topshop.com.

 

10. The Bikini

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An article about Jennifer Aniston wouldn’t be worth writing without mentioning her amazing body! Nobody would believe that she has turned 50 years old this week from the way that she looks! Often snapped relaxing on beaches in southern American destinations such as Mexico and holidaying in European countries such as Italy it is undeniable that Jennifer has got the beach babe look down. She almost always opts for a Triangle style bikini to show off her toned stomach. The simple, triangle style bikini is very much in fashion again and great ones can be found at Urban Outfitters, Missguided & PrettyLittleThing.

 

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TOP 10 ROMANTIC MOVIES TO WATCH ON VALENTINE’S DAY by Judith Lacroix

Valentine’s day is almost here. For all our readers who might not have a Valentine this year or for the ones who prefer a cosy night at home, we have selected the best romantic movies that we cannot get enough of for this special occasion. This post will rank movies depending on their quality and on their popularity. We are focusing on recent movies starting in the early 2000s until today.

  1. Valentine’s Day (2010)

What is better than a movie that actually shows different versions of people’s own Valentine’s day? This 2010 American romantic comedy follows the story of 19 characters in their struggles during Valentine’s day in tangled plots. Starring huge Hollywood stars such as Jessica Alba, Bradley Cooper, Ashton Kutcher, Julia Roberts and even pop star Taylor Swift this movie will surely keep you entertained for the night.

You might also like: Love Actually (2003)

  1. P.S. I Love You (2007)

After the sudden death of her husband, Holly (Hillary Swank) receives letter from her late husband that he wrote before he died sending her on adventures to recover from his death. Along the way she tries to start a new life. It is for sure a tear jerker, but this movie about love and loss is worth it.

You might also like: Remember Me (2010), Before You (2016), The Fault in Your Stars (2014)

  1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

One of the most current movies in this list. It is based on Jenny Hann’s novel and was Released on Netflix last August. It immediately received favorable reviews from the audience as this teen rom-com is a perfect combination of everything we love: relatable characters, charming cast, and a perfect high school love story. The good news is that a sequel has officially been announced.

You might also like: The Kissing Booth (2018), Love, Simon (2018)

  1. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Andie (Kate Hudson) is a gorgeous young journalist working for a fashion magazine as the “How to…” columnist and Benjamin (Matthew McConaughey) works in advertising and has to pitch a new diamond campaign. They have nothing in common, yet they will have to stick together to reach their objectives for their respective jobs. This hilarious and complex love story is all you need to have good time.

You might also like: About Time (2013), The Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

  1. One Day (2011)

With the main roles pictured by Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, this movie follows two people from opposite sides of life begin a lifelong friendship. Emma, an idealist from a working-class family, wants to make the world a better place. Dexter, a playboy, thinks he owns the world. For 20 years, the two friends reunite on the 15th of each July, sharing dreams, tears and laughter, until they discover what they’ve been searching for: each other. What a perfect plot for a romantic movie night!

You might also like: Love, Rosie (2014), The vow (2012)

  1. 500 Days of Summer (2009)

When Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meets Summer (Zooey Deschanel) he immediately falls in love with her. They begin a relationship and through ups and downs their story depicts perfectly the truth about relationships. The movie’s honesty will instantly conquer your heart.

You might also like: The Spectacular Now (2013)

  1. The Big Sick (2017)

One of the most modern movies from this post follows the love story of Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and graduate student Emily. The story follows them as they fall in love and the struggles they face with the clash of cultures. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. A funny and fresh movie, ideal for February 14th.

You might also like: Letters to Juliet (2010), Trainwreck (2015)

  1. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

An award-nominated rom-com that will warm up your heart. Starring Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Steve Carell and Emma Stone, it follows a recently divorced man who seeks to rediscover his manhood. Tangled plot, romance and a lot of fun, this movie is perfect for a valentine’s day night.

You might also like: Valentine’s Day (2010), Crazy Rich Asian (2018)

  1. Bridget Jone’s Diary (2001)

A feel-good movie about a 32, single, Londoner who is worried about her weight and her love life. The movie follows the love intrigue of Bridget (Renée Zellweger) with her boss (Hugh Grant) and her childhood acquaintance (Colin Firth). This British rom-com is certainly one of the most charming movie and a perfect fit for a Valentine’s day night.

This first movie was followed by two sequels.

You might also like: The Proposal (2009)

  1. The Notebook (2004)

Adapted from the Nicholas Sparks’ novel, the Notebook is the ultimate romantic movie starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling. The heartbreaking and beautiful story of Noah and Allie is perfectly depicted by both actors. The film received mixed reviews back in 2003 but eventually became one of the most beloved and iconic romantic movies of this century and received a couple of award nomination.

You might also like: probably all the other movies adapted from Nicholas Sparks’ novels (The Last Song (2010), The Choice (2016), Dear John (2010), A Walk to Remember (2002)…)

There are many more films not included in this post such as musicals (West Side Story, Moulin Rouge…), animated movies (The Little Mermaid, The Beauty and the Beast…) etc. There are also lots of iconic yet less recent movies that are also a perfect fit for a Valentine’s day evening (Notting Hill, Titanic…). That is the reason why we are certain that you will find the perfect movie to spend the night. Romance has always been around in the movie industry.

 Are you ready to feel the love?

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