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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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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A Princely wedding by Admin

Saturday, May 19th, marked one of the most remarkable ceremonies in history. On this day, the union of a couple breaking the codes of the English monarchy will forever live in legend. His Royal Heirness, Prince Harry, famous for his angel face and rebellious past, and Meghan Markle, an African-American actress, divorced, with deep-rooted beliefs, said yes at the Windsor Castle in front of more than 600 people.

Meghan Markle made a remarkable entry. And if she climbed the stairs of the Chapel on her own, she later walked down the aisle with her new stepfather, Prince Charles, under the beloved eyes of her mother and her promised, dressed in his frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.

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She was the eponym of simplicity and natural charm and dazzled the world with her incredible simplicity. Her bateau neckline gown signed Givenchy was enhanced with a train of 5 meters long made from silk tulle, with a trim of 53 hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads, characterizing each state of the Commonwealth.

Her hair was styled in an updo and she wore the magnificent Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara, loaned to her by the Queen. Her look was accessorized with the beautiful ring Harry has designed with two of his mother diamonds, in order to make her live in their hearts forever.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have offered the world a ceremony full of love. Just look at the sparkles in both grooms’ eyes during the entire ceremony and the sweet words whispered by Harry to his beloved. We could not have dreamed of a better wife for the Prince. Meghan seems to be a perfect choice, a woman of character, with a heart as big as the Prince, full of simplicity and courage.

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We are now looking forward to seeing what the future holds for those two and cannot wait for them to start their role in the royal family, build up a family and keep making the world to believe in fairytales.

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