Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on a Demi Lovato kick. I know that I could be considered a little old for her demographic, but listen to Skyscraper and tell me you don’t find yourself singing along. The former Disney star turned pop princess has been in the news the past few years because of her advocacy against bullying to her spot as one of the judges on X Factor.
The Many Bags Of – Celebrities and their handbags(Page 6)
Just like last week, we’re using the busy holiday travel time to take a look at an actress whose rapidly rising star is second only to her rapidly expanding bag collection. Jessica Chastain may not be a household name quite yet, but with the amount of praise she’s received for her roles in films like The Help and the just-released Zero Dark Thirty, it won’t be long.
I’m the last person on Earth not to have seen The Hunger Games, but I assume that’ll change sometime in the near future, mostly because I’ve become such a big fan of Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the movie’s lead character. Not only is she consistently smart and funny in interviews, but I saw her movie Silver Linings Playbook two weeks ago and absolutely adored it (and her in it).
When I write one of our Many Bags of… features, I always find myself feeling one of two ways by the time I’m done: Either I walk away with a newfound respect for the personal style choices of the featured celebrity, or I’m barely containing an urge to punch her in the face for being tedious/pretentious/boring/what have you. Assembling these photos takes a lot of time, after all, and it can make you feel like you’ve gotten to know a celeb pretty well by the end.
I’ve had a serious girl-crush on Reese Witherspoon since I first watched Cruel Intentions. I fell in love with her and Ryan Phillippe in that movie and loved that they were a couple and started the perfect little family together. Reese and Ryan didn’t last, but Reese continues to be one of the leading ladies of Hollywood and is well-respected in the industry.
To tell you the truth, I’m not 100% clear on how Alexa Chung became the much-adored It Girl she is today. I guess that’s the thing with It Girls, though; they have a special magic to them that renders obsolete the linear, logical paths that most of us take to success. Alexa started out as a model in London, and her charisma quickly propelled her onto television as a presenter and host.
Happy day-before-Thanksgiving, Americans! Happy Wednesday, everybody else! Because Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday this (and every other) year, we won’t be having a new The Many Bags of… feature tomorrow. What we have for you today, though, is an easy cheat sheet for those of you who are new to our celebrity handbag lookbooks and want to catch up today instead of pretending to work before it’s time for a couple of days off.
I want you to think back, all the way back to when Real Housewives first appeared. It was just the Orange County wives back then, and the show was intended to be a behind-the-scenes look at the privileged lives of a group of women who lived in the exclusive Coto de Caza gated community. Now the show is more about drama than wealth, but the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills somehow manages to bring both in almost equal measure.
Let me be honest, I used to watch 7th Heaven. On Fridays in middle school, my teacher would sometimes put 7th Heaven on in lieu of, you know, actually teaching, and I got hooked. Any form of watching a movie or video in class was always a plus at that age, and 7th Heaven can’t be considered highly educational, so that only made my tweenage self happier.
In the interest of full disclosure: I’ve never seen a single movie that Emma Roberts has been in, and therefore I cannot pontificate on her merits as an actress. It’s not that I’ve avoided them, but Emma simply plays to an audience younger than I am. Tweens love her, but somehow she’s managed to make a great career for herself without being thought of as only a tween star.