Monday, January 30, 2012

The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Who's Who in television and movies joined their actor peers for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in L.A. Sunday, and female stars from both the big and small screens dazzled out on the evening's red carpet.

Emma Stone- Alexander McQueen

Kelly Osbourne-Badgley Mischka Couture 

Ashlee Simpson-  Jenny Packham

Jayma Mays- Elie Saab Reem Acra
Kaley Cuoco-  Tiffany blue silk organza gown, Romona Keveza's  ball gown skirt 

Lea Michele- Versace

Naya Rivera- Naeem Khan

Sofia Vergara- Marchesa

Rose Bryne- Elie Saab

Stacy Keibler-Marchesa

Emily Blunt- Oscar de la Renta 

Michelle Williams- Valentino

Zoe Saldana- Off the runway Givenchy Haute Couture   
Angelina Jolie- Jenny Packham

Viola Davis- Marchesa

 Melissa McCarthy-Badgley Mischka Couture

Sarah Hyland- Temperley London dress and platinum Neil Lane jewelry.

Amber Heard- Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2012 black silk faille cutout gown.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hanaa Ben Abdesslem is the new face of Lancôme

Since making her catwalk debut for Vivienne Westwood last year, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem has walked for Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy and Ralph Lauren as well as gracing the pages of French Vogue.  The 22-year-old Tunisian beauty has just been announced as the new face of French beauty giant Lancôme, which makes her the brand’s FIRST EVER  Arab Muslim ambassador. 

Hailing from Nabeul, located at 100km from Tunis, she joined and won second prize on the Lebanese equivalent of reality show Project Runway, Hanaa signed with  modeling agency IMG. 

"People in Tunisia have this misconception of what modeling is about, Modeling can be a career too. I plan to change this misconception within my culture,"-Hanaa Ben Abdesslem

Paul Rowland, head of Ford's women's division told the New York Times: 'My ideal legacy at Ford would be to open up the idea of beauty, not only being classic but being global. I want to find girls in Egypt or Sri Lanka or India — all the places where people don’t look.' 

“It’s incredible how much Hanaa reminds me of Isabella Rossellini. Her universal beauty simply channels the je-ne-sais-quoi that makes the uniqueness, strength and charm of every Lancôme woman", said Youcef Nabi, the President of Lancôme International. 

Hanaa will be featured in the cosmetic company’s new campaign for Teint Idole Ultra 24h foundation. The young model hopes her success will help galvanize other Arab women to break the stereotype mold and believe in modeling as a career. 

Way to go, Hanaa!