As the weather warms up, the world is reminded that it is that time of year again when the Hollywood elite are transported to the French Riviera for decadent parties, exclusive events, and copious amounts of movie watching, otherwise known as the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. In typical French manner, fashion was at the forefront of the scene and one particular gilded guardian stole the spotlight. From glistening lemon hues to sunshine yellows, gold jewelry become Cannes’ simplest yet most luxurious style statement.
Naomi Watts and Sharon Stone were just a few fashionistas to be spotted wearing gold throughout the festival. At LoveGold’s Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show, Anna Dello Russo wore a gold Bulgari necklace that complemented the charm of her flamenco inspired skirt. So take a fresh step this summer, say goodbye to the shiny silver counterparts, and go bold with gold.
Macy’s just unveiled their exclusive Marilyn Monroe Collection dedicated to the sassy style of the 21st Century Hollywood icon. If there’s anywhere for Miss Monroe to come back to life, it’s in a movie theater. So Tribeca Cinemas was the perfect place to hold the preview. This flirty and fun collection, said to be a modern take on the starlet’s retro style, will be available at 150 Macy’s stores and online in March. I’ve always been fascinated by the life and mysterious death of the iconic Marilyn Monroe. Having been captivated by many Lifetime movies about her, I can’t wait to dress like the girl once known as Norma Jean.
I’m so happy that this collection is launching just in time for spring. I adore all of the reds, pinks, and figure flattering styles. The soft blues, cherry prints, and polka dots give the collection a soft girl next door quality. I could totally see myself wearing various pieces on the boardwalk this summer during a beachside weekend. With prices from $29 to $89, you don’t have to be on a Hollywood budget to snag a sexy halter dress or gingham tie-front button-down top. I think Macy’s needs to come out with a Jackie collection next. After all, it’s only fair.
You’ve seen me taking over the New York City scene, but what about my West Coast counterparts in Hollywood? New York is a city of socialites while Los Angeles is the home of the actor. I haven’t been an actor since high school, but maybe someday my acting talents will reemerge when I’m asked to play myself in a film cameo. I hear playing yourself is actually harder than it looks. If I’m the next great socialite celebrity, then who’s the next Anna Faris or Matt Damon? Well, I think I might have an idea. Alexandra DiNovi and Talon Reid are two of a kind. They’re the same age and they’re in the same game — The Hollywood Game.
Last night at Matthew Lillard’s Pool Boys Premiere Alexandra and Talon were seen looking sharp on the carpet. Alexandra sizzled in Aidan Mattox and Versace while Talon rocked Armani and Gucci. Now that they have appeared together in couture, they will soon be seen together in a music video for the song The Player. In true Hollywood style, the two were introduced by Shane West who never ceases to make me cry whenever I watch A Walk to Remember. You might be one of the 14,000,000 viewers to have caught Talon’s lead role in Lloyd’s hit Dedication to My Ex. Sadly, I’ve never been to L.A. But, I’m hoping to change that sooner rather than later.
While New York is a city of aspiring socialites, Los Angeles is one of aspiring actors. But, why not have the best of both worlds? After all, both socialites and actors need headshots. I have recently become Twitter pals with the incredibly talented, Alexandra DiNovi, a Beverly Hills-based socialite and actress. Aside from throwing huge over the top parties in Beverly Hills on Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day for hundreds of her nearest and dearest and cruising about town with BFF, Jaimie Hilfiger, Alexandra DiNovi won Best Actress at the 2010 New York International Film Festival for her leading role in Purity, A Dark Film. She has been known to attend red carpet and private social events in L.A. on a regular basis.
Originally from Hinsdale, Illinois, this red carpet mogul was discovered in a restaurant while she was in high school. Like many great actresses with a dream, Alexandra made the move to sunny Los Angeles to study Theatre, Communications, and Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University. Alexandra DiNovi is a face you are going to want to watch. I see great things for her and am looking forward to partying it up socialite style with her next time she is in NYC. As aspiring up in comers, we have a lot in common. You can also catch Lexi on the radio/TV show she hosts known as Late Nights with Lexi. Many thanks to Lexi for being a fabulous actress, socialite, fashionista, and friend. Best of luck in all you do.
Elegant watches have long been a symbol of wealth and class. Socialites have always been known to sport designer watches as a true symbol of timeless style. Though the wristwatch has now been replaced by cell phones as a primary means of telling time, the classic watch still remains an iconic fashion accessory for every season.
Today, Glam Rock Watches debuted their SoBe Collection in Hollywood with the announcement of a special partnership with the Give Back Hollywood Foundation‘s new Hollywood Pledge campaign. Celebrity ambassadors for this campaign include the recently engaged Kim Kardashian, Jewel, and Denzel Washington. In honor of this wonderful cause, the Miami-based watch designer will be selling limited edition Hollywood Pledge watches with part of the proceeds going directly to the pledge.
SoBe watches allow women to instantly change the look of their watch with patented “Just Click” technology inspired by how people in Miami transition from the office to the beach or from a boat to a party. In one motion both the and straps case cover can be changed for an entirely new look. Though Hollywood Pledge formally launches today, some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities will be attending the ultra exclusive VIP Launch Party and beauty retreat at a private Beverly Hills mansion on Saturday in honor of this ever so “timeless” partnership.