Monthly Archives: February 2012

Tyra Banks in Burberry Sunglasses

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We already knew Tyra Banks has beauty and brains thanks to the success of her endeavors under her very own company Bankable Productions. A supermodel, TV host, NY Times Best Selling author, and actress, Tyra can now add Ivy League grad to her long list of accomplishments. The America’s Next Top Model creator and host has just graduated with a certificate from the Owner/President Management Program at the prestigious Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tyra–who actually dropped out of Loyola Marymount University to pursue modeling at age 17–said she enrolled in the Ivy League program to better her brand. “In order for my company to grow and be the best, and to reach these women, and to serve them, I needed the best…So I went to the best.” At 38, Tyra admitted that her decision to pursue higher education was met with skepticism at first. “When people have low expectations, you’re just constantly going, ‘Ta-da!’ And they’re like ‘Wow!’” she said.

To add to the great news, the CW has just ordered a 19th season of ANTM, which is slated to be a co-ed/college edition, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 18th season, themed the “British Invasion,” premieres tomorrow, Feb. 29 at 9/8c on the CW and features British models pitted against American contestants. Here, Tyra’s all glam in wavy locks, signature head scarf and ultra-chic Burberry oversized oval shades, available in four irresistible frame hues. –rpuccia

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Cindy Crawford in Sexy Shield Sunglasses

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Former supermodel Cindy Crawford doesn’t want her daughter following in her footsteps…at least not just yet. She recently told The Daily that her daughter Kaia Gerber will need to wait until she’s 17 to be a model. “At this point, she’s too young to pursue a career. There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl,” she said. This is quite an about-face from her initially enthusiastic attitude about her daughter’s foray into modeling. Kaia–who looks strikingly like her mom–was an overnight sensation when she modeled for Versace’s new line of children’s clothing back in January 2011. On the shoot, Cindy had said she didn’t want to be a “stage mom” and that she was excited for Kaia to have that experience. Donatella Versace even gushed about Kaia saying, “Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really, really loves her.”

Reportedly, Kaia is ok with her mom’s change of heart. According to Cindy, her daughter quipped, “I might model first… but then I want to be a baby nurse.” With those genes, Cindy’s daughter is sure to have a full schedule when the time comes. Here Cindy shows where her daughter’s stunning genes came from in these sexy shield-style shades.  –rpuccia

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Liam Hemsworth in Carrera Sunglasses

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You probably know hunky Liam Hemsworth best as Miley Cyrus’ main squeeze, but he is soon to become a star in his own right  thanks to The Hunger Games film, based on the cult-followed series of books, when it hits theaters March 23. The Aussie actor, who’s been Miley’s on-again, off-again boyfriend since they met while filming 2010′s The Last Song, plays Gale in the highly-anticipated flick, the best friend of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), the main character who volunteers to take her little sister’s place in an annual fight-to-the-death between children.

While the 22-year-old’s future looks bright now, he reveals in the new issue of Details magazine that that wasn’t always the case. He remembers–just before he was cast in The Last Song–that it looked like his older brother Chris (Thor) had outshone him in Hollywood. “I was sitting at our manager’s house with Chris. He booked Red Dawn and Thor in the same week,” Liam tells the men’s mag. “We were celebrating for him. But then it was like, ‘Yeah, I’m probably going to have to go home in a week.’ But I didn’t want to! I love this town.” Just in the nick of time, Liam got the gig — and a relationship with Miley as a bonus. Next up for the actor–he nabbed a role in The Expendables 2 with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here he’s simply irresistible in a plaid shirt and sporty Carrera shades. –rpuccia

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Kate Middleton in Christian Dior Sunglasses

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Even princesses can end up solo on Valentines Day. With hubby Prince William deployed to the Falklands, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was without her man on the most romantic day of the year. But she certainly didn’t sit around moping about it. Instead, Kate spent V-Day doing good works. With the poise of a future queen, she toured a number of charitable organizations in Liverpool, England, including Action on Addiction, of which she is a patron. According to the Associated Press, Kate received a bouquet of red roses and a card from eight-year-old Jaqson Johnston-Lynch whose mother runs the organization. Reportedly, he wrote “Happy Valentine’s Day, your Royal Highness. I’m sorry Prince William can’t be here.” Kate did, however, assure his mother Jacquie that she had received a card and flowers from her husband earlier in the morning.

Despite the fact that Prince William is 8,000 miles away, Kate was feeling the love from the crowds that gathered along Liverpool’s main thoroughfares. Looking elegant and understated in a slim, Valentine’s appropriate chocolate brown wool overcoat, black tights and black suede pumps, she graciously accepted more bouquets and cards from her adoring fans. Britain’s Mirror reported that her Hobbs overcoat sold out online in under an hour after she was pictured wearing it! Now that’s some serious style power. Here, she’s prim and proper, but with her usual modern, youthful flair in a cardi, white skirt and chic oversized Christian Dior shades. –rpuccia

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Adele in Ray Ban Eyeglasses

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You would think that having inarguably one of the greatest voices of a generation would be enough. But not according to design maven Karl Lagerfield, when he outright called Adele “fat” in a recent Paris newspaper interview. To add insult to injury, he then praised her  “beautiful face” and “divine voice.”  For many women, this would have been the ultimate insult. However, Grammy-nominated sensation Adele is not one of them–in fact, she says she’s just fine with her shape and size. In response to Lagerfield’s wave-making comment, Adele had this to say: “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women, and I’m very proud of that.” She went on: “I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off…I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance.”

KL’s critique of Adele resulted in immediate backlash from the singer’s fans, as well as many women who just plain thought the comment unnecessary. Calls to “boycott Chanel”–the fashion house Lagerfield heads up–popped up on Twitter, and even sparked a dedicated Facebook page over the past two days. Though he tried to back-peddle with an apology saying he’s Adele’s “biggest admirer” and that his quote was taken out of context, it was literally “too little” too late. Regardless, Adele has much more important matters at hand. On Sunday, she’ll be appearing at the 2012 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, where she’s up for six awards–including Album of the Year–and will be performing for the first time since undergoing throat surgery in November. Here, she’s just divine with a sexy tousled do’ and ultra-fab Ray Ban eyeglasses.

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