When I heard that Christina Aguilera was Marie Claire's February cover star, I really wanted to like it. Last year wasn't a good one for the singer. Although her fashion choices have never generally gone down particularly well, last year seemed to be exceptionally bad. As a big fan of hers I was really hoping for a strong revamp and comeback with her first cover of the new year but it sadly it feels a bit flat. Don't get me wrong - the cover isn't bad but I was expecting a lot more from it.
We all fell in love when she appeared on the cover of Dazed & Confused with fierce curly hair and nowTilda Swinton has charmed us again on the August cover of W magazine.
Rather than taking her out of her comfort zone, stylist Jacob Kjeldgaard played on Swinton's androgyny - but not in a I've-seen-this-one-hundred-times-before kind of way. The magazine also called on Jerry Stafoord, the creative director of a French production company who also helps Swinton pick looks for red carpet events, to direct the shoot.
I wanted to show Christina in a new light, show off the icon that she is. For me, she's a real woman. She's got ups and downs and now she's back up again. And really, it was sort of to celebrate that, the fact that through all this she's come out on the other end as a cultural icon.
Christina Aguilera hasn't been onto a good start with the promotional tour for new film 'Burlesque'. Despite the amazing costumes used in the film, Aguilera's look for the movie's UK premiere failed to excite. She teamed her fur shawl with this black revealing Zuhair Murad dress and black Christian Louboutins. After the release of her thrid studio album, the singer moved away from her 'dirrty' days opting for a more sophisticated look but it seems that she's slowly reverting back to her sexed up days.
Christina Aguilera began the round of promotion for her new film 'Burlesque' this week at its Los Angeles premiere. The singer chose this emerald-green strapless maxi dress that, though nice on its own, just didnt' work with the voluminous hair and severe makeup.
Although she doesn't get our vote for this look, hopefully things will get better on the promotional tour.
When WWD hinted that the surprise face of Madonna's new line, 'Material Girl' was to be a young starlet, who starts "on a hit teen drama series and is known for her frayed, rocker-tinged style off-screen," it became fairly obvious who the singer had chosen to represent her brand. So it comes as no shock that Gossip Girl star and front-girl for rock band The Reckless, Taylor Momsen was announced as the face of her latest range.
In keeping with Momsen's rocker look, the junior collection is said to mix the fierce and the feminine, colliding studded leathers and floral prints. Available only at Macy's, we have to say that the teen rock look the advert goes for looks familiar - anyone remember Christina Aguilera in her Xtina, dirtier days?
Christina Aguilera is best known for her "Dirty" phase back in 2002 when blindfolds and whips were on the agenda along with some very raunchy dance routines. However when she married Jordan Bratman in 2005 and gave birth to two year old son Max we all thought that side of her was long gone, dead and buried. Aguilera, the mother and wife, was mellowing with age, which did reflect in her last album. But with the release of her latest album 'Bionic' and upcoming World tour starting in July, she has revealed one interesting detail ; expect lots of latex.
When asked about her fetish for the fabric she said, "It just fits the body so well and it's very simple. It's also very graphic-looking on camera and film and so that ended up being a lot of my go-to choices for this record. It's very slick, it shines and you can lubricate it up."