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April 09, 2013  | by: Leigh Badrigian
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Diane Kruger played demigoddess Helen of Troy nearly a decade ago, making her big Hollywood film debut as the most beautiful woman on earth (sheesh…what an overachiever).

Once Troy wrapped, Ms. Kruger continued her role as a goddess…a fashion goddess that is. The woman knew how to rock a fancy-looking toga thing back then and has since shown she can rock literally anything in the mortal world. You see, Diane’s what I like to call an “NRRT” or a “no risk risk-taker” when it comes to fashion. This phrase, which comes from the Greek phrase (probably) meaning “flawless fashion goddess,” describes a woman like Diane, who takes fashion risks – wearing some pretty ballsy styles and trends – but whose looks never turn out to be much of a risk because it’s impossible for a Diane-like being to fail in the realm of fashion.

Put one of her gutsy looks on any other person, even Aphrodite for that matter, and you’ll go, “Bleck! What what the hell was she thinking?!” Yet you see this look on Diane and say, “I die. That outfit is everythingggg!” Gawd, I love her.

You know what else is flawless about flawless Diane Kruger? Her skin. Pshh…like a goddess would have blemishes…or wrinkles for that matter. The woman is 36 and totally creaseless! Not even any laugh lines, which is crazy because she’s always smiling in photos!

Well, as a result of her flawlessness, she has just been named the new face of Chanel skincare! Hmm…maybe she uses Chanel skincare products and thus has god-like skin, and if that’s the case I’ll buy and slather on that magic potion no matter how much it costs! And it’s Chanel, dahling, so you know it ain’t cheap.

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It comes as no shock to anyone that Kruger was named the new face of Chanel. The German actress has shared a long loving friendship with fellow German and Head Designer/Creative Director of Chanel, Mr. (or shall I say, Herr) Lagerfeld, for years. This is her third collaboration with Chanel, as well! In 1996 Diane was named the face of the company’s “Allure” fragrance, and nine years later Karl had her pose in a Chanel handbag campaign in which he played photographer.

With this new campaign, Diane is now officially a Chanel “ambassadress,” meaning she’s going to have to don Chanel wherever she goes, which, I imagine, will be a real chore. I’m not jealous in the least! But the woman practically already has Karl living in her closet so encountering a shortage of Chanel is simply not possible. And now she’ll have all these awesome free skincare products to play with?! Damn you, goddess!

Now, if I recall correctly, Mr. Brad (as in Pitt) also starred in that Troy flick alongside our gal. He was the sexy demigod, Achilles…(clearly a total stretch for him). He was also recently the face of Chanel for a haute minute (oh, that infamous perfume ad)! So Brad the demigod and Diane the demigoddess both became faces of Chanel. Ipso facto, Chanel is the brand of the gods! OHMYGAWD Chanel is god!

Well duhh…one doesn’t need an oracle to tell you that.

Look for Diane’s Chanel skincare campaign out later this year! Surely a match made in heaven, am I right?

April 04, 2013  | by: Leigh Badrigian
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Officially, GQ stands for “Gentleman’s Quarterly.” Non officially? It stands for “Got QTs,” because, let’s face it, whoever graces the magazine’s cover each month…well…they ain’t ugly. more…

March 30, 2013  | by: Emilie Moran
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Twitter (RitournelleBlog)

 

People say accessories are what make an outfit. With my stacks of bracelets, layers of necklaces and cluster of rings, I couldn’t agree more. My love for jewelry is jus one of the reasons why I am so excited for the popular jewelry designer, Marie-Hélène de Taillac to open up her first US store this upcoming Saturday, March 30th. Taillac, who has stores in Pairs and Tokyo says the majority of her customers are American, this being the reason why she has finally decided to grace the United States with her presence. more…

March 28, 2013  | by: Emilie Moran
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During the day I must check my email about one hundred times. My inbox is always flooded with messages about classes, homework, exams, meetings and extracurriculars, and sometimes, if I am very very lucky, pictures of cute animals. Have you ever noticed how people love staring at photo after photo of cute, furry baby animals? These photos prove to be an instant de-stresser during the busy work day and instantly put one in a happy mood, momentarily taking our minds off of the task at hand. more…

March 28, 2013  | by: Jara Montez
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And the plot thickens….I’m going to chalk this up as the most bizarre, but possibly most damaging, of Justin Bieber’s recent string of not-so-innocent events. And no, I’m not talking about walking shirtless through airport security in Poland (funny, Justin. Funny), I’m talking about allegations of battery…on Bieber’s part.

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March 26, 2013  | by: Emilie Moran
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Facebook (Swarovski Elements)

 

They say diamonds are a girl best friend. Shiny, glistening jewels glam up any outfit and brighten up any day. Zoë Kravitz shows us the power of the jewels with her new collaboration with Swarovski Crystallized. The collaboration, which features many glistening jewels, was celebrated this past Thursday night at a special dinner hosted by Swarovski Crystallized, in which Kravitz, dressed in a black Alexander Wang dress, was guest of honor. more…

March 20, 2013  | by: Aanchal Jiwrajka
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Twitter (VogueUK)

 

When Helen Hunt wore H&M (remember, the navy blue strapless gown) at the Oscars red carpet, everyone was rather shocked at how beautiful she looked wearing a product of a mass retailer rather than dressing in a Marchesa, Dior or Valentino! It was later found out the she chose the dress for its eco-friendliness – the new vision of H&M who has recently launched a partnership with environmental group Global Green.  While the beautiful gown worn by Hunt won’t be available on the racks, the Swedish brand has extended their ethical and sustainable ‘Conscious collection’ with a ‘Conscious exclusive’ line to fulfill party wear needs featuring red carpet worthy options. more…

March 18, 2013  | by: Joanne Wu
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Flickr (myownstyle1234)

 

What? A Mad Men inspired collection? This could be interesting. Banana Republic will be collaborating with Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant for their new collection. 

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March 16, 2013  | by: Emilie Moran
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Creative Commons (alex|hates)

 

One of the most coveted events of the year is the Monaco Rose Ball, a private charity event that raises money for the Princess Grace Foundation. The event is held in the Salle des Etoiles, and includes food, music and is graced by some of the most important members of the Monaco royal family. This year is the Rose Ball’s 150th anniversary. more…

March 15, 2013  | by: Aanchal Jiwrajka
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Flickr (ramonbaile)

 

The two most glorious cultures in fashion are the French and the British. But what happens when you mix the French luxury with British Heritage? The answer will be noticed by those who step by the Harrod’s Brompton Road Store in the coming month. The iconic British store in London has opened its doors (and windows) to the luxurious French fashion house of Dior. more…