Lindsay Lohan Bares All in Steamy Photo Shoot

Even though most of my writing is about advertising, marketing, sales, promotions and business in general, I find once in a while I must take a break from that and write about some hot topics in the news today.

Currently one the hottest topics in the news today is Lindsay Lohan`s steamy (well steamy if you think she is attractive) pictures ala Monroe-esque.

According the NNDB, “At three, Lindsay Lohan was a working model. As a kid she appeared in ads for dozens of products from Pizza Hut to the Gap, and co-starred with Bill Cosby in a Jell-O commercial. At six, she was one of the trick-or-treaters who rang David Letterman`s doorbell on a Halloween Late Show. Her costume was made from garbage allegedly found on the D-train, and Letterman gave her a garden hose. At ten, Lohan was a semi-regular on the soap opera Another World, as Alexandra “Ally” Fowler. The following year, she made her motion picture debut as twins in Disney`s 1998 remake of The Parent Trap with Dennis Quaid.”

She was very busy and on her way to be being an even bigger star until all the drugs, alcohol, partying and wild life style hit. Lohan entered the Cirque Lodge alcohol rehab in Sundance, Utah following her second drunk-driving arrest in three months in July 2007. This is the third rehab facility Lohan has checked into this year after stints at Wonderland and Promises in California.

But what has kept her in the news as of late is her naked pictures where she is depicting a somewhat re-enactment of Madelyn Monroe`s photos from many years ago.

According to Lycos, “Lindsay`s latest publicity move mimicking Marilyn Monroe`s 1962 final photo shoot, she created quite an online buzz. In New York Magazine`s current Spring Fashion issue, Lindsay bares it all, well most of it. Photograpger Bert Stern, who also photographed Marilyn Monroes`s original Vogue shoot, says he chose Lohan because he suspected Lindsay “had a lot more depth” than some give her credit for. Lohan, is apparently a big fan of the 1950s icon, she owns an apartment where Marilyn once lived and has a huge painting of the famous blonde bombshell.”

Lindsay Lohan, the oldest of three siblings, was born in The Bronx and grew up in Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island in New York. Daughter of Michael Douglas Lohan Sr., and Donata “Dina” Sullivan. All of Lindsay`s three younger siblings, are budding actors: brother Michael Jr., appeared as the “Lost Boy at Camp” in her movie The Parent Trap (1998); sister Aliana had a small role in Lindsay`s 2003 movie Freaky Friday…as did brother Dakota (Cody). Lindsay claims she has a superb relationship with her brothers and sister.

Emma Watson’s Fashion Style So Far

Emma Watson rose to fame playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. From 2001 (and at the tender age of nine), the young starlet has literally been growing up before our eyes, and although she’s proved herself as a hugely talented and critically acclaimed actress, it’s her fashion sense that’s really been taking centre stage recently.

It was glaringly obvious from her red carpet appearances that Emma’s fashion choices and style were getting better and better as the years progressed, but it was in 2008 when she really started becoming a major player in the fashion world. Not only was she popping up in all the ‘best dressed’ lists and in the front row of many major fashion shows, but there was a lot of speculation that she was going to replace Keira Knightley as the new face of Chanel.

Despite persistent rumours linking her to Chanel, and her ubiquitous presence at international fashion shows, it was actually announced that Emma (aged just 19) had landed the contract as the new face of Burberry. Filling the shoes of Kate Moss and Agyness Deyn, she fronted the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2009 campaign and proved she could carve out a figure as a leading style icon as well as a top actress.

The campaign, which was photographed by Mario Testino, features Watson in clothing from the Burberry autumn/winter collection, which was inspired by Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury set.

At the time, Burberry’s creative director Christopher Bailey described the young star as the “obvious choice” for the campaign, stating;

“Emma has a classic beauty, a great character and a modern edge. Her charm, intellect and brilliant sense of fun made the whole shoot feel like a picnic on the Thames”

Following her success in the Burberry campaign (where was reported to receive a 6 figure sum), she later appeared in the 2010 Spring/Summer campaign alongside her brother Alex.

At this point in time, one wouldn’t blame the actress if she chose to spend her Harry Potter afterlife as a full-time clothes horse, but instead she chose to flex her considerable fashion flair by creating a range for the ethical clothing brand People Tree. This was a savvy move – People Tree has some serious fashion cred, and up to this point clothing with a conscience had never felt quite so on trend.

In February 2010 the collection was launched and Emma was quoted as saying:

“It is hard to know what is good and what is bad on the high street and equally hard to find fashionable or youthful ethical clothing, so I decided to work with People Tree to put together a collection I could be proud of in terms of both ethics and design”

Following her success in fashion, the star also proved she was just as hot in the beauty industry when she became the new face of LancĂ´me cosmetics in March 2011.

Company president Youcef Nabi went on to gush about Emma stating;

“Thanks to her charm, romanticism and her incredible modernity, she has become the icon of her generation”

The actress stepped up her fashionable status just before the Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows; Part Two promotional duties recently when she graced the cover of the July 2011 edition of American Vogue.

Looking all grown-up and glamorous she modelled a chic Prada Fall 2011 dress accessorized with a pair of bangles by Ben-Amun and a cute flower ring.

Bagging the cover of American Vogue was a massive testament to her fashion muse status, especially when you take into consideration that the sophisticated photos were taken by the famous photographer Mario Testino and the creations came from designers Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, Prada, Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana.

It’s important to note that she was just turning 21 on the day that American Vogue interviewed her for the scoop to accompany her first cover. Even style goddess Sienna Miller only managed her first cover at the age of 26.

Since earning herself mega-star status, Emma Watson has become quite the fashionista and is admired as much for her preppy off-duty style, as she is for her polished red carpet appearances. Indeed it would seem fashion designers are clamouring to dress the star as she’s just finished the promotional trail for the new Harry Potter film, wearing a range of designers from Balmain & Oscar de la Renta to Valentino and Elie Saab.

Taking into account her appearance in American Vogue, her recent red-carpet outfits, & any of 2011’s best-dressed lists, one fact is unmistakable: the fashion world just can’t get enough of the Harry Potter star. She may have grown up in a Hogwarts uniform, but she’s blossomed into everyone’s favourite British starlet and looks set to become an icon. I can’t wait to see what she does-and wears- next.

The Fashion “It” Girls

We keep reading in various magazines and on various blogs about the IT girls. And even if in the beginning we are not that interested who they actually are we eventually start wondering. Who are these IT girls?

The first thing that has to be mentioned about these girls is that they are the daughters of singers, actors and actresses and so on. They have been called the IT girls for a very simple reason: because of the way they dress. The cool factor is something else that has determined the media to refer to them as the It girls ( the girls that all of their fans would like to be).

Coco Summer (alias Eliot Pauline, Rumer Willis and Georgia Jagger are just some of the girls that have captured the attention of the media because of their fashion choices. From British – rock stylish jeggings and fur waists to sexy outfits on the red carpet these girls seem have the world of fashion on the palm of their hands. Another important common factor that these girls have is that they are very young. But even so, their fashion style proceeds their age.

And so we start wondering what exactly we do these girls do all day besides choosing their outfits? As you might have guessed they are actually busy with photo shoots for various fashion magazines, they have their acting careers, singing careers and some of them have their own reality shows.

Fashion is relative, we don’t have to dress in certain manner to be trendy. As long as we choose to wear clothes that make us look and feel great, not even the price tag matters. Fashion trends come and go, but there is one constant thing that we should all know about these trends: they make a strong comeback after a few years of absence. This is why you could choose to keep some outfits because you many never know when you can wear them again. Invest in high quality clothes and you will manage to have a great wardrobe you can rely on.