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Celebrities attend many award shows, opening nights, charity galas and other events where everyone pays attention to fashion, but the Vera Wang, Michael Kors and Hugo Boss numbers can be hard to remember after a while. They might wow crowds on the big night, but being memorable for the right reasons is difficult. Here are a few outfits that still stand out at the end of the year.
Taylor’s Transition to Pop Star
Taylor Swift had no shortage of fabulous outfits to choose from as she made People’s Best Dressed List in 2014, but her outfit at the MTV Video Music Awards was especially memorable because the singer wanted to promote her new album “1989” and emphasize that she was no longer a country singer. Her Mary Katrantzou romper gave off the right impression as it was bold, fun and perfect for the pop star who graced the VMA stage to perform “Shake It Off.”
Many of us are familiar in how celebrities manage to escape the eagle eyes of the public and still manage to enjoy episodes or privacy in their lives. They are termed episodes because they rarely last long enough to be called a period on their life. Even if eventually found out by adoring fans and snooping reporters, they can at least claimed to have gotten away even for just a while. It is of note though that many believe that celebrities who live the Hollywood life are not entitled to privacy.
Wearing a Disguise
Celebrities have done it all, from wearing wigs to wearing clothes the public wouldn’t expect them to wear. Some even manage to disguise themselves by actually going out in public sans makeup and all the celebrity glitz associated with them. Several have managed to become so ordinary looking that no one bothered to give them a second look. A number of celebrities who covered up their faces ended up being more noticeable.
Hiring a Double
Some celebrities have reached the extremes of their quest for privacy that they decided to hire doubles to confuse the public so they can go on their way without being disturbed. Not a few reporters and fans have been “victimized” by this style of hiding. This is probably one of the costliest privacy protection option since it would require the services of another person for a certain period of time.
Going to a Private Hideaway
Celebrities for all their worth can afford to buy or rent the most remote but magnificent places to relax in. There is determined effort to hide the location of these places since invasion of privacy will surely come. The media however has uncanny abilities to discover these secret places which is largely responsible for many embarrassing photos of celebrities.
Staying Put at Home
Many celebrities have chosen to stay put in their homes rather than brave going out in public. Reclusion has become the mark of many established stars who can afford not to work anymore and live off the great wealth they have managed to accumulate. It isn’t really so bad considering the fact that celebrities have many homes to speak of.
Stars try to protect their privacy by granting very minimal interviews. They know that the less they reveal of themselves, the more they can protect their privacy. The wise celebrities only allow themselves to be interviewed for a specific purpose such as a soon-to-be-shown movie thus effectively limiting the topic to the movie.
When Angelina Jolie founded the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict (EPCC) in 2006 together with Gene Sperling, it was expected that her celebrity status will be put to good use in matters pertaining to the creation of widened awareness for the existence and the cause of the charity. Of course, Jolie knew much better than to brazenly promote her personal causes lest they be interpreted as media hype but her involvement with EPCC has certainly created just the right exposure for the charity.
A case in point is the jewelry collection which Jolie and husband Brad Pitt created in cooperation with renowned London jeweler Asprey. The couple promoted their artistic and philanthropic venture simply through the reinforcement of the message of the charity they are supporting. There was no hard-sell, just reliance on the big potential in the creation of a successful project through three factors: the cause as provided by EPCC, excellent craftsmanship by Asprey, and the celebrity signature of approval by Brangelina.
The jewelry line called “The Protector” has for its basic design a coiling serpent. It was reportedly inspired by a serpent ring given to Jolie during her first pregnancy supposedly for her and her child’s protection. From then, it has become to symbolize a protector or a family guardian. This and the Russian culture were combined to produce the end result as seen through the symbolism and colors.
The Protector Collection is a collection of jewelry for both children and adults that includes bracelets, rings, earrings, pendants, and sterling silver baby gifts. It also includes the first men’s item- the Protector Black Diamond cufflinks executed in 18k white gold with black diamonds and emeralds. The designer cufflinks reportedly fetched the handsome price of $ 11,000. All proceeds from the sale of Protector pieces goes to EPCC to fund the education of child victims of war, conflict, and natural disasters. There are indeed many benefits of being a celebrity but none can be better than being able to use stardom to help people in need.