Vogue’s Marilyn Monroe Cover by Michelle Williams

Actor Michelle Williams collaborated with highly acclaimed photographer Annie Liebovitz to bring back to life “Marilyn Monroe” for the cover Vogue’s October issue. Also added to the Blonde Bombshell’s enduring legacy in style and entertainment, these pictures further enhance Michelle Williams’s transformation in the upcoming film “My week with Marilyn”.

As told by Williams to Vogue that in preparing for her role she had to start outing on weight but it had changed the way her face looked and then she decided to stay slim and wear hip padding instead. As she felt that she wanted her face to be like Marilyn Monroe not her hips.

 

Marilyn Monroe has a lot of strong influences in Hollywood, which can be seen on Megan Fox as she has Monroe’s face tattooed on her arm, Lindsay Lohan named her clothing “Label 6126” after Monroe’s birthday and Scarlett Johansson played the part of “America’s Temptress” for a Dolce&Gabana ad campaign. But this larger than life image intimidated Williams, but at the end she learnt as much of the actress’s life as she could before filming.

William’s was quoted saying that she goes to bed every night with a stack of books next to her and she will fall asleep to her movies. She wanted to know much about he as she had big shoes to fill in Hollywood.

“My Week with Marilyn” is due in theaters November 4th, 2011 with her co-stars Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh.

GQ Awards 2011!!!

GQ, every year has the greatest award show where they choose to select the best men in whole world, who have succeeded in to the highest in their work environment – be it politics, writing, acting and designing as well.

The “GQ Men of the Year Awards 2011” was held at the Royal Opera House in London and was the main attraction to a lot of stylish and attractive celebrities. Out came the haute couture best for men and women, each wanted to show off their red carpet fashion and become the best dressed Fashionista!

Some of the awards given were –

This year it was Tommy Hilfiger who was named “Designer of the Year” award


Mario Testino has been awarded with the “Inspiration Award”

For the “Best International Man” – Bradley Cooper took home the award.

Duran Duran got the “Lifetime Achievement” award

The “Best Politician” award was given to George Osborne.

For the “Best Music” award, it was Hugh Laurie.

The only women honored at the GQ Man of the Year awards was Lara Stone – “Women of the Year”

Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Wayne & Kanye West – Too Haute for Fashion

Haute fashion will be seen with a little more bling, little more glam and little more hip hop. When Snoop Dogg and Karl Lagerfeld collaborated in our midst, it was only a matter of time before we see hip hop music and glamour on the runways of the haute couture world.

Lagerfeld hooked up with Snoop Dogg in St. Tropez to film a scene for his latest music video, he (high profile fashion designer – Lagerfeld) was all decked out in white at the popular vacation spot while he was filming a scene for the hip hop legend new single, titled “St. Tropez”.

The other hip hop artists to have broached the haute couture fashion barriers are –

Lil’ Wayne revealed that the leopard print jeans which he had adorned to perform at the MTV VMA’s were actually women’s jeggings! This is the rage with all women as it is very versatile and baggy hip-hugging style by Tripp NYC and it is still available for sale.

Kanye West is another rapper who has the hots for women’s clothes and who is getting ready to launch his debut collection for New York Fashion Week. Kanye is in partnership with British designer Louise Goldin for the debut, where they are setting shop in Goldin’s London studio. The secretive launch will be held in NYC very soon.

The fashion world and the rap music world are crashing into each other and creating a whole lot of blinged out couture. This is one of the third notable intersection between rap and fashion. Soon to see many more artists rock the ‘Fashion World’!

Vera Wang Designing a Knockoff of Kim-K Wedding Gown

The storybook wedding of the century – American Style! The Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries wedding was the most talked about wedding whether it was about the location, nuptial ceremony to the setting and decoration, this wedding was hot! The main attraction was the bride’s wedding gown which was created by Vera Wang for the wedding at a whopping cost and which Kim K looked stunning in on the ‘D’ day.

If you loved the bridal dress and wondering how you can ever afford one like that, don’t be! Vera Wang has said that she will be replicating two of the three gowns for the affordable bridal line at the ‘David’s Bridal’ store. All of Kardashian’s fans can purchase a facsimile bridal gown she wore for the walk down the aisle as well as the ruffled mermaid gown for the reception.

The decadent mermaid dress and the ball gown will be sold for under $1,600 at the affordable wedding dress retailer. Wang claims that the dresses designed by her, merely “capture the sense of old fashion romance” which was derived from the original pieces. Now anyone can afford to look as beautiful as Kim K on their “I DO” day!!

These gowns will hit the racks of David’s Bridal in February. Be sure to get there ASAP!