Monthly Archives: June 2011

Shia LaBeouf in Persol Sunglasses

Photo: Media

Shia’s been beating the pavement hawking his new film Transformers: Dark of the Moon which opens in theaters today. But the real news has been more focused on his love life. He admitted that he hooked up with Megan Fox while making the earlier Transformers films — and he’s not sure whether or not his sexy costar was attached at the time to then-boyfriend Brian Austin Green, now her husband. (say what?) In a new Details mag interview, Shia explained about the hook up, “Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them.” And when asked about Megan’s status with Brian at the time, he flustered, “I don’t know.” (and repeated “I don’t know” about eight more times). “It was what it was.” He added that the time he spent with Megan was “their own thing,” and that you can see the chemistry onscreen. He also fesses up about other previous romantic hook ups including a single date with fellow Disney alum Hilary Duff–which he described as “probably the worst date either us of have ever had.” But he gushed about his ex-girlfriend Carey Mulligan, with whom he parted ways in October 2010: “I still love her…I think she’s a fu**ing awesome person and an incredible actress. We’re still pals.”

Now, five months after stepping out together hand-in-hand, the 25-year-old actor and current gal pal, Hollywood stylist Karolyn Pho, are still going strong. Although Shia became a superstar thanks to the mega-blockbuster Transformers franchise, he says he’s ready for more sophisticated material. “There’s this coming-of-age thing that’s happening within me,” he says of his acting career. “I have these yearnings to do different things. Which way is this boy gonna go? I have no idea.” We do know, however, that he’s looking mighty hot with an extra “pumped-up” physique and wearing dapper Persol wayfarers, available  in three frame hues. –rpuccia

Buy these now: Persol PO2989S, $136

Kate Walsh in Ray Ban Sunglasses


Kate Walsh is best known for her portrayal of Dr. Addison Montgomery on the hit ABC dramas Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, but the gorgeous actress earned a few paychecks from both Burger King and Dairy Queen back in her younger days. She studied at the University of Arizona and became interested in theater, which lead to modeling and acting. Her first major TV appearance was in a stint on The Drew Carey Show in the late 1990s— and she had to wear a fat suit in some episodes! Now that’s dedication to your craft! She nabbed the role of Dr. McDreamy’s estranged wife in 2005.

Kate’s a self-proclaimed “beauty junkie,” and she’s joined the hordes of celebs with their own perfumes. The initial concept for “Boyfriend,” came to Kate after breaking up with a former flame a few years ago. The fragrance of his cologne lingered around the house, and the “boyfriend in a bottle” idea was born. “I didn’t want it to be a straight-up masculine scent, because I wouldn’t wear that every day,” she explained, and the result is a perfect musky, juicy slightly-masculine scent. Genius idea! Glam as always, Kate paired this skintight blue crocheted knit dress with stylish matching Ray Ban sunglasses. Now that’s an outfit that’ll make any ex jealous!

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Julia Roberts in Persol Sunglasses


Julia Roberts is hitting the big screen with Tom Hanks–who happens to return to his comedic roots in the new highly-anticipated film. Julia and Tom dish about the film–Larry Crowne–in the new issue of W magazine. In the flick, which Tom also directed and co-wrote with My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s Nia Vardalos, Tom plays a middle-aged man who loses his job and decides to go back to college while Julia plays his disillusioned teacher. While writing the script, Tom admits he had the 43-year-old starlet in mind while creating the role Mercedes Tainot. “I had some teachers who looked like Julia. I would see them and think, ‘I love you.’ So there was never anyone but Julia.” (too cute!)  But he does say she can be quite intimidating.

While it might have been a bit scary for Tom to direct Julia, the mom of three confesses that parts of filming were scary for her, too. Standing in front of classroom had her, unexpectedly, shaking in her boots. “All those faces looking up at me, thinking, ‘What is she going to teach us?’ I needed to find my composure. It was very hard — it was terrible, in fact.” Luckily, Julia says, she got to indulge in quite a few on-camera cocktails. “I spend a lot of the movie woozy,” Julia laughs. “Tom had me chugging margaritas.” You can catch Julia in Larry Crowne when it hits theaters this Friday, but in the meantime, you can check her out in these stylish cat-eye Persol shades, available in three sophisticated frame hues. –rpuccia

Buy these now: Persol PO2977, $214

Christina Aguilera in Glam Oversized Red Sunglasses


Xtina literally bares all in the latest issue of W mag. Not only does the 30-year-old singer pose rather provocatively for the feature, but she opens up about the incredibly rough year she’s had–which included canceling a concert tour due to low ticket sales, getting divorced from music producer Jordan Bratman, flubbing the lyrics to the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, and being arrested with her current boyfriend Matt Rutler for being “extremely intoxicated”. “I don’t mean to martyr myself, but I think I was a victim of celebrity,” Christina tells the mag of the incident. “I don’t drive, I wasn’t driving, and I committed no crimes, but they put me in jail.” (hmmm)

But things are looking up for our embattled diva. Her latest gig as a  judge/mentor on the new reality singing competition The Voice, was met with critical success and the show has become an instant hit. And her relationship with Matt, who she met while filming Burlesque, is going as strong as ever. Christina says of her man, “He was so supportive — and he still is. We’ve been through a lot in the past year.” Through it all, she says ultimately “I have to be myself.” And she is certainly her diva-self in these ultra-fab oversized red sunglasses with open temples.  –rpuccia

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Vanessa Hudgens in Tom Ford Sunglasses


Eat your heart out, Zac! Vanessa Hudgens has just unveiled a sizzling new Candie’s for Kohl’s stores ad campaign which features the 22-year-old Sucker Punch star sporting the adorable clothing collection from floral frocks to sexy lingerie. The campaign, called “Candie’s-isms,” also features rules that girls who wear Candie’s supposedly live by, such as “Candie’s girls believe you can do anything in heels” and “Candie’s girls think every aisle is a runway.” On the set, Nessa confessed that her favorite of the sayings is “Sometimes a girl needs cake for breakfast.” So true! While getting styled for her photo shoot, the actress revealed she was having a blast. “I’m just playing around,” she said. “Not to mention, I get to eat a lot of cake and lick lollipops and just be silly and have fun.” The fashionista got to try on plenty of trendy duds, too.

Speaking about her own style, Vanessa recently told People, “I’m extremely inspired by the ’60s and ’70s. I adore Bianca Jagger and Cher.” She added that she thinks a few other young stars really know how to rock the red carpet citing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, gal pal Ashley Tisdale, and Blake Lively. “They all play with fashion and have fun with it!” Candie’s also asked fans to help choose the TV commercial for the campaign from three choices via their Facebook page. The winner will air nationally in late July while print ads will start popping up in magazines and on billboards in August. Here she channels her fave era in retro-bohemian style donning a pair of round Tom Ford shades which come in three frame hues. –rpuccia

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