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My Faves From 2012 Golden Globes

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Angelina Jolie in Versace

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Natalie Portman in Lanvin

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Mila Kunis in Dior

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Paula Patton in Monique Lhuillier

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Emma Stone in Lanvin

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Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci

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Claire Danes in J.Mendel

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I’m biased for Angelina Jolie (awesome, something other than black), Natalie Portman (so girly glame) and Mila Kunis (nothing bold, just classy). I get a lady boner for Paula Patton for going bold with the yellow! Emma Stone – just gorgeous and dreamy! Evan Rachel Wood – I love the dark, dreaminess of the sequins and feathers. Claire Danes brings out the classy!

Kelly Cutrone is My Hero

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In your book you say that publicity is built on spinning the truth. How would you differentiate between spinning the truth and a lie?

[Laughs.] Oh my God, if I can answer this question I could maybe get a religion. I would say that spinning the truth has a starting place that’s good, real and right, whereas a lie does not. It really depends on the perception and intention of the spinner.

This quote in particular is applicable to any industry that needs to present itself to the public, audience, users, consumers because a good brand or good company need to have a core that is coming from a place of truth in order to resonate with the public.

The difference in just creating a poster and building a brand is that you can create a really amazing advertisement for a shitty product (“the lie”) but people aren’t going to keep buying into you whereas a well developed strategy (“spinning the truth”) will compel people to try you out and keep coming back for more. And as a designer where my role is to present a company/brand/product, I have found that the most successful campaigns always expressed themselves truthfully.

I’m looking forward to picking up her book “If You Have to Cry Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You”. I’m sure it’ll be a fun and entertaining read, much like what I’ve seen from her appearances in the MTV shows “The Hills” and “The City”. And now you know I have a weakness for bubble gum shows.

Anyway, read the Times Magazine Interview with Kelly Cutrone to find out more about her. She rocks my world.

Girl Crush Emma Stone

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Note: Vanity Fair March 2010, Young Hollywood

First saw her in SuperBad, enjoyed the sillyness of The House Bunny, surprised to see her in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and rocked my world in Zombieland, thus securing her place in my girl crush roster for being pretty, funny and badass.