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Eva Chen, one of fashion and social media’s most beloved darlings made what is arguably the cutest, most fashion/current pregnancy announcement in the history of Instagram.
Chen has had a news-filled few weeks. It was recently announced that she’ll also take on the role of chief creative officer when Lucky merges with Beachmint while retaining her role as editor in chief of the mag.
Part of Chen’s charm (and success) has to do with how well she interacts with her community on social media, and an example of this is the #evachenpose. It’s famous all on its own. All 225k of Eva’s followers scroll through morning snaps of her ever-chic shoes, bag, and even her morning apple – there’s no time for a cold when you’re the editor in chief of a major mag. This morning’s stakes were raised big-time when Chen posted normcore New Balance on her feet, a classic Chanel bag at her side, and yes, a piece of fruit too, matched by mini-me versions of each accessory.
She captioned the pic: “#evachenpose: like mother, like future (winter 2015!) daughter edition),” and it’s currently nearing 10K likes. Any daughter of Eva’s (with Chanel bag awaiting her at birth) has a very chic future indeed. Congrats, Eva!
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Some divas, you sort of expect them to refer to themselves in the third person, or even the royal "we." Celine Dion. Mariah Carey. Aretha Franklin. (Wait, do these women actually use the word "I"? BRB, fact-checking.) But what about American Idol winner Jennifer Hudson?
Nothing against Jennifer Hudson. It’s not her fault that her subplot in Sex & The City was terribly silly. Or that she’s more famous for being a Weight Watchers spokesperson than for winning an Oscar for Dreamgirls.
But I did not expect to be reading the interview with J-Hud in January’s Lucky magazine and read this sentence:
When Jennifer has free time, I am shopping!
Come again? Did Jennifer just refer to Jennifer in the third person like Jennifer can get away with doing that?
If Lindsay Lohan referred to herself in the third person, we would all assume that’s just because she is insane. But Jennifer Hudson seemed grounded for someone with such an amazing a rags-to-riches story. Maybe … not.
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These days Christina Aguilera is all over TV as a judge on The Voice, so its easy to forget her pop star roots. Remember Genie In A Bottle? And Dirrty? (That’s two "r’s", spellcheck.) In an interview with the September issue of Lucky magazine, the singer implies she would be all to happy to forget it, too.
After politely telling her interviewer "That’s cute" when the Lucky reporter informs her that she and a bunch of friends dressed up like Aguilera and Cher to go see Burlesque at a rural Pennsylvania mall, the singer settled into a conversations with the shopping mag about her personal style. With songs like Beautiful and Fighter, it has been no secret that Aguilera’s early life was a difficult one: her father was physically abusive to Christina and her mother, causing them to flee, and they’ve been estranged in her adult life. But the singer also reveals that controlling behavior from her record label made life difficult:
When you’re young, it’s so easy to get bulldozed. … There were these two ladies who always wanted to come to fittings and dress me up like a Barbie doll. It was disgusting.
It wasn’t until her second album, Stripped, with her girl power anthems like Can’t Hold Us Down and Fighter, that Aguilera came into her own voice musically and felt more empowered in her professional life. (Rihanna has voiced similar complaints about her early career, too. For the life of me I cannot find it online, but I remember Rihanna talking in an interview once about how she was only allowed to wear certain colors of lipstick approved by her handlers. And people wonder why female pop stars have a high rate of losing it.)
Good for Christina for speaking out like this. I hope the label doesn’t freak out and make her issue a statement saying she was "misquoted."
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