When I think of Cameron Diaz, people like Jennifer Aniston springs to mind. Both women are the epitome of the fun girl next door character who girls want to be friends with and guys want to date and as far as Diaz goes, for a long time it hasn't be hard to understand why.
Things seemed to have changed recently. Her most recent red carpet appearances have been a far cry from the memorable looks that she used to come up with and her covers seem flat too. For June she appears on the cover of British Harper's Bazaar shot by Tom Munro in what in my opinion is her weakest cover yet wearing Calvin Klein S/S12. When news broke that she would cover the title's summer issue I really hoped that they would do something really interesting and different with her but it all feels a bit stale.
Models have long forayed into different branches of the entertainment industry. Cameron Diaz, Tyra Banks and Heidi Klum are just three models that have managed to make the transition into film and TV. Saying that, not many have managed to move into music but that's exactly what Ruby Aldridge and Miranda Kerr are reportedly looking to do.
At Coachella Ruby Aldridge told Vogue.com that she's part of band called Texture (ironic, no?), which held its first concert recently at an art opening in New York. 'We did a cover of 'Astro Zombies' by the Misfits and three of our own songs,' she said. 'I was so nervous about the show, I almost didn't show up! ... I don't consider myself a musician yet. I'm just a fan who's excited to be making music for the first time.' Miranda Kerr is also tapping into music but don't expect her to release anything anytime soon. 'I have recorded a couple of songs, actually, that no one knows about! You probably won't hear them but I love to sing,' she said.
Cameron Diaz has been the subject of a fair amount of criticism recently. Her new 'look' hasn't gone down particularly well but Tag Heuer seem to like it. This week the brand announced that Diaz will serve as their new brand ambassador and that's not it. Diaz was the muse of their new Link Lady collection, a campaign which she will also front.
“The Link Lady is modern, sexy and elegant, and I’m equally comfortable wearing it on the red carpet or in my day-to-day life,” she said at an appearance at Basel in Switzerland. Along with fronting the campaign, the actress will also work with the brand on initiatives to help empower women.
Despite hiding her bump in past months, this week Rachel Zoe decided to show it off in this sheer top whilst shopping on Rodeo Drive.
The stylist is ready to drop any minute but is hoping that she doesn't give birth until next week. This period marks the busiest time of year for Zoe as she prepares for the Oscars - where she'll be styling long-time client Anne Hathaway, who will also host the event, as well as Cameron Diaz and Liv Tyler. "I have conversations with him on a daily basis, like, ‘You cannot go anywhere until after [the Oscars]," she said. "I have a lot coming up so he’s not allowed to go anywhere yet!'
London Fashion Week transplant Jenny Packham had a clear story for her Spring '11 show this week. "I loved the idea of a girl getting dressed for her first ball, and the thought of debutantes in the 40s," she told the Telegraph. If that brings to mind vintage styles, chiffon and an ethereal ease, then Packham's show was right on point.
The designer, whose fans include Jessica Biel and Cameron Diaz, relied on a dusky palette of peach and blue to carry her collection. She explored cleavage and low-back styles (no one said a ball had to go without scandal), but the textiles stood out more than the silhouettes. A De Gournay hand-painted silk organza gown could take us - and any girl - anywhere.
Over the last few years Rachel Zoe has grown a huge empire ranging from the foundations of her company, her celebrity styling, to her jewellery line for QVC, her website, TV show 'The Rachel Zoe Project' and a range of faux-fur vests. After taking these initial baby steps into design, it was only a matter of time before the stylist was set to launch her own clothing range.
In an interview with WWD, Zoe revealed that design was always the next step for her. "Subconsciously or consciously, my whole final goal -- I don't want to say final because that sounds very like it's the end -- but I would say my ultimate dream was to be on the design side", she said.
If you're a fan of Zoe's signature seventies style, the collection (set to launch for Fall 2011) will not disappoint. “I’ll definitely do faux furs and incredible leather jackets and trousers,” she said and was quick to make it clear that, “you will definitely see me in the clothes. Like, you will absolutely see me in my trademark pieces”. The collection is said to be based around accessible prices and will be made available online and in department and speciality stores.
So does that mean that we'll see a lot of her celebrity clients - including Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes and Anne Hathaway - sporting her designs on the red carpet? Only time will tell but Zoe did make it clear that she will give the line a big push. "The bottom line for me is if I'm passionate about it, I will sell it like crazy because I love it," she says. "I just want to put out the most incredible product and have people love it and be excited about it. And I want to have an entire lifestyle brand. Everything. No limits. No limits! I hate limits. Give me a limit, I'm going to break it."