By Jocelyn - Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 11:11am
Marion Cotillard has been asked by Dior to design her own handbag. The French actress can be seen in this new behind-the-scenes video showing how the new bag – named the 360 Degree Bag – is coming along.
Naturally, it’s in French, but the subtitles tell us that Cotillard will be putting her own personal spin on the Lady Dior arm candy.
She explains in the three-minute video that she is ‘torn between a rock and roll type or something extremely simple’.
She goes on to say that she would like to put a ‘strong Dior symbol on it’, and that she ‘adores houndstooth’, quilting, knots and a big letter ‘O’.
The short documentary also shows Cotillard getting inspiration from trees, a number of catwalk shows and music.
‘It was, of course, completely natural that Marion Cotillard would go on to design her own bag, her personal Lady Dior, as modern as it is timeless’
A statement on Dior’s website read: ‘She has been the face of the Lady Dior bag since 2008, the epitome of a sophisticated and vibrant woman.
‘It was, of course, completely natural that Marion Cotillard would go on to design her own bag, her personal Lady Dior, as modern as it is timeless.’
The 37-year-old is loyal to Christian’s company by rarely being pictured wearing any other designer at red carpet events.
I love her! I think she’s so beautiful and talented!
By Jocelyn - Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 11:11am
Marion Cotillard covers the December issue of W Magazine. The actress is promoting her new movie, the French film, ‘Rust and Bone’. From what I’ve seen, the movie looks very, very good…and very, very sad. Critics say Marion could walk away with another Oscar, so we’ll see!
Now about this photo shoot. WEIRD! Man, bizarre pictures. It’s like an S&M Nutcracker photo shoot, no?
Here are some highlights from the interview, via Celebitchy:
Marion on not winning Best Actress at Cannes this year: “I think I may have been on too many magazine covers. In France, they like the underdog. In America, they appreciate success.”
But she’s still so French: “It is much easier for me to understand something vast and complex than something light and uncomplicated. Perhaps that makes me very French.” She laughed. “Tragedy is almost always interesting to me.”
Getting respect in France and America: “I had costarred in three commercialhits in France,” Cotillard told me in 2007. “To have your place in French cinema, you have to prove that you are a serious actress in a noncommercial film. When Tim Burton picked me, French critics were impressed. In France, they see Tim Burton as a kind of film doctor, and the movie was not successful—so voilà!”
What were her first film-going experiences? “Fantasia. The dancing hippopotamus made an impression on me. And, of course, E.T. I went totally mad in the theater. I was almost pulling my hair out when they took E.T. away. That’s a deep memory of anger, despair, and pain. They had to get me out of the theater. I was screaming.”
Dreaming in French and English: “I recently spent six months filming in New York, and all my thoughts were in English. I played a Polish woman, and I would have loved to dream in Polish. Mostly, I am confused—some people talk to me in French, and I answer in English. And some people talk to me in English, and I answer in French. I think I’m too tired to dream in any language.”
What’s worse, a sex scene or a death scene? “Definitely a sex scene. I hate sex scenes. The body is so important in this movie, but I hate being naked onscreen. It’s very weird to imagine how a person would have sex. It cannot be your way. Otherwise, it would be super uncomfortable and overly intimate. Everyone has a way to have sex, so a character does too. I mean, kissing is very powerful. You feel something, you know? It’s really intense to kiss as anotherperson.”
French people love Batman: “Oh, yeah, he’s very popular. Not all superheroes are, but Batman is. He is human, so you can relate to him. The French like that. I loved the TV series. I was totally crazy about Catwoman. She was so witty and fun.”
Her Oscar experience: “It was amazing. In France, we have a lot of actors, but you never get a chance to share your experiences. In America, you show the movie, and you talk about it with actors who know what it’s like to open your heart, soul, and mind to another person and let them in. I especially feel very close to other actresses.”
I love Marion. I think she’s an incredible actress. Check out the trailer for ‘Rust & Bone’ below!
Instyle Daily Beauty Tip: Retro Half-Updo
Although she was being honored for her 2012 film Rust and Bone, Marion Cotillard?s half-updo at the Hollywood Film Awards was all retro. The structured style added a touch of vintage flair to her otherwise modern ensemble, and can instantly dress up a more casual getup. Recreate her look by starting with second-day strands, or by adding a texturizing spray to clean hair to give it extra hold. Part your hair as you normally would, then begin twisting a medium-sized section above your ear toward the center of your head. A loose twist gives off an effortless, carefree vibe, while a tighter roll will impart a super-defined retro style like Cotillard?s. Secure the style by crossing two hair pins in the shape of an X before moving on to the other side.
Inspired by a 1973 short film by famed fashion photographer Richard Avedon that stars Lauren Hutton, the new Dior film features Marion as a young Hollywood movie-star, frolicking pool-side for a Dior TV commercial. She looks the part too, complete in oversized sunglasses and floppy hat. The teaser shows much of the film’s footage only sliced into quick frames for our intended deciphering.
The full film is due to be released tomorrow but in the meantime, if you just can’t wait any longer, you can view the making of the film right here:
Marion Cotillard’s latest campaign for Dior — co-starring the chain-handled Miss Dior handbag — breaks Monday in Italian magazine Amica, followed by Madame Figaro and British Elle on July 16. A range of September magazines are slated to carry the sun-dappled ads by Mikael Jansson, including Vanity Fair.
These pictures were reportedly shot two weeks after she gave birth to her first child!