Monthly Archives: December 2011

Janet Jackson in Tom Ford Sunglasses

Photo: Media

Janet wrote fearlessly about her self-image issues in her book, “True You,” documenting the struggle with her weight and becoming fodder for fat jokes in the tabloids. After reading her book–which was published in hardcover earlier this year and hit stores in paperback this week–Nutrisystem chief executive Joe Redling approached Janet about his weight-loss program and gave her some of Nutrisystem’s pre-packaged foods to sample while on tour. She said she was instantly sold. Janet now joins the ranks of Nutrisystem users to become the “new face” of the weight-loss program, promoting a new “SUCCESS” diet plan.

“Weight gain,” she wrote in her book, “is something I’ve dealt with my entire life….eating was emotional for me; eating calmed my nerves and brought me instant gratification.” Janet recently told Reuters that she is going about her Nutrisystem weight loss plan in an entirely different way by not putting a pound amount on it. “It’s about when I feel healthy, about when I feel good. That is how I want to be,” she said. When asked about her favorite Nutrisystem meal, Janet cited: “They do have cheese puffs…It had been years since I wrapped my lips around cheese puffs because they were things I had to stay away from.” Here, she’s all-out diva in a full-bodied, curly do and  Tom Ford shades, available in four fab frame hues.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Tom Ford FT0009, $276

Demi Lovato in Ray Ban Sunglasses


Demi Lovato’s struggle with food is no secret and the star is now fuming over a joke about eating disorders on Disney Channel’s show Shake It Up. The former Disney darling took to Twitter about her beef: “I find it really funny how a company can lose one of their actress’ from the pressures of an EATING DISORDER and yet still make joke about that very disease. #nice.” Demi, 19, who entered rehab for bulimia and bipolar disorder last year, didn’t stop there. She added: “And is it just me or are the actress’ [on Disney Channel] getting THINNER AND THINNER…” referencing that she misses the days of Disney series like That’s So Raven and Lizzie McGuire starring fellow former Disney actresses Raven Simone and Hilary Duff who tout more “realistic” body types. Demi then sent one final message to her former employer: “Dear Disney Channel, EATING DISORDERS ARE NOT SOMETHING TO JOKE ABOUT.” (oopsie, Disney!)

In addition to reaching more than her five million followers, Demi’s rant clearly made it to Disney folks. Just a few hours later the company’s PR team attempted to extinguish the fire with two tweets directly to Demi: “@ddlovato – we hear you & are pulling both episodes as quickly as possible & reevaluating them” and “@ddlovato – It’s NEVER our intention to make light of eating disorders!” Disney ended up pulling the Shake It Up episode as well as an episode of another one of their shows So Random!. Clearly, an impressive display of getting “the man” to admit its mistakes! Disney’s quick actions proved to satisfy Demi. She tweeted: “@DisneyChannelPR thank you.” Here Demi more than satisfies in cute short shorts, a bold Jimmy Choo bag and retro-cool Ray Ban wayfarers. –rpuccia

Buy these now: Ray Ban RB2140, $114

Jennifer Aniston in Ray Ban Sunglasses


So we know Jennifer Aniston is likely one of the coolest and most gorgeous women on the planet, but just to what extent? Well, she was recently named “Hottest Woman of All Time” beating out every single famous lady (past and present) out there in a poll. At the very top of the list of 100 ladies, the 42-year-old star beat out the likes of Raquel Welch (#2), Marilyn Monroe (#3), Britney Spears (#4) and Madonna (#5) and even “arch rival” Angelina Jolie (#10)–partner of ex-husband Brad Pitt. “Funny is sexy, and Jennifer Aniston is funny,” the Mens Health site explains of Jen’s virtually unbelievable coup. “Her down-to-earth persona makes her seem attainable. . . And her all-too-human love life off screen inspires sympathy that not even a string of bland, run-of-the-mill rom-coms can diminish.”

The site goes on to explain that the other sex symbols on the list “drift toward one-dimensionality, becoming flat icons in the process” but Jen has remained sexy, funny, and unmistakably real” throughout her career. Jen responds to the sexy honor by naming her own “hottest woman” pick on the site. “It’s a tie between Bridgitte Bardot and Gloria Steinem,” Jen says of the French screen siren and the feminist hero. “But if I had to choose one, I’d say Gloria because, well, she’s the full package. That’s sexy.”  Here she exudes stylish attainability in these classic Ray Ban aviators.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Ray Ban RB3025, $110

Jessica Alba in Chloe Sunglasses


Jessica Alba and hubby Cash Warren welcomed their second child, daughter Haven Garner Warren, into the world on August 13 but the infant is still a tiny little thing. “Haven’s so small and can’t even pick up her head but she likes to smile. She’s adorable,” 30-year-old Jess recently gushed to US Weekly. She also confessed that big sister Honor Marie is great with the baby. “Honor is just the best big sister. I guess that’s a pretty great landmark in itself,” the proud mama bragged.

During her pregnancy, Jess spent time developing The Honest Company, a business that will help new moms find eco-friendly products such as diapers. The Honest Company is tentatively slated to launch in January, but it’s been in the works for more than two years. “When I was preparing for my first child I started doing research online about how to have a safe home. I was completely shocked by how many dangerous chemicals were in so many products that I used. We were able to create a safe environment for our family but it was very, very expensive. I understand that not a lot of families have the means to buy all new items and products…but there are a lot of great eco-sites out there are helping people buy safe products,” she explained to the magazine.

Seen here with the absolutely delightful Honor in tow, Jess is an eco-conscious mom who still knows how to mix glam with casual. Her cute Chloe sunglasses are the perfect way to accessorize, but nothing can top the cuteness factor of that beautiful little girl!

Buy these now: Chloe CL2200, $218

Britney Spears in Marc Jacobs Sunglasses


Hopefully third times the charm–Britney is getting married…again. Though it was main squeeze and former agent Jason Trawick’s 40th b-day celebration, it was actually Britney who got the big surprise. While the pair sat down to a romantic dinner for his milestone birthday, he popped the question. The pop star posted on Twitter: “OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! xxo.” Seems that some of the media predictions that Brit would marry her boyfriend of two years in 2012 have apparently come true.

Her first two weddings were relative “quickies” in the scheme of things, so this time she may take her time and go for a more lavish ceremony. In 2004, the former Mousketeer wed childhood friend Jason Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel on the strip in Las Vegas. Before the ink was dry, Britney was already seeking an annulment. Later that year, she married Kevin Federline in a secret ceremony in southern California in front of just a handful of friends and family. Kev is the father of her two sons. The couple divorced just two years later. Let’s hope for Brit and her two children, that her marriage to Jason will stand the test of time. Here she hits the street in style in these chic Marc Jacobs shades, which come in seven frame hues.  –rpuccia

Buy these now: Marc Jacobs 016/S, $225