Saturday, March 31, 2018

ECO ANGEL: Margot Robbie


Margot Robbie  Joins Hollywood's A-List 

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Aussie actress Margot Robbie joins Hollywood's A-List with her recent Oscar nomination for her incredible role as Tonya Harding in the film I, Tonya. In the last 2 years Margot has received 22 Best Actress award nominations, not bad for a farm girl from Dalby! 

Queensland born Margot Robbie grew up on a farm and studied drama at her local school, Somerset College. After graduating she moved to Melbourne to launch her acting career. Margot landed her first big break on the small screen as Donna Freedman in the Aussie soap Neighbours. The role scored her a nomination for most popular new female talent at the 2009 Logie Awards. 


Margot Robbie - New York Times


Margot had "big, big dreams for the future" so she left Australia and moved to LA LA land to pursue a movie career. 

Margot: "You don't leave Australia unless you are passionate. Any Australian actor who comes to America is really committed. There are no dabblers - it's all or nothing. I kind of left everyone behind in Australia - all my friends and my family and I had to break up with my boyfriend." 


Margot Robbie - Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot 


She landed the role of flight attendant Laura Cameron in the TV drama series Pam Am in 2011, however after just 14 episodes the show was cancelled. The following year Margot starred in her first major film, About Time - a British romantic comedy with Rachel McAdams. 

Hollywood success was just around the corner with her leading role in Martin Scorsese's 2013 film Wolf on Wall Street. 23 year old Margot starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio as blonde bombshell Naomi. The film grossed $392 million worldwide, was nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including best picture and established Margot as one of Hollywood's sexy young starlets. 


Margot Robbie - Wolf on Wall Street

Margot: "When you look at movies, the lead girl is always gorgeous and thin. There is a stereo type that you ned to look a certain way and when you get in the business you really feel the pressure."

Margot was soon stereotyped as the typical Blonde Bombshell, but this smart, sassy actress was much more than just a pretty face. The year following Wolf on Wall Street, Margot founded her own film production company, LuckyCap Entertainment. 

Margot: "If there aren't roles you want to play, you have to create them." 

Two years later Margot co-starred alongside Will Smith in the romantic crime thriller Focus.  Her role as the sexy and seductive Nicky earned her a nomination for BAFTA's Rising Star Award. 


Margot Robbie - Focus

In 2016 Margot reunited with co-star Will Smith and gained her superhero status with her role as Harley Quinn in the popular DC Comics film Suicide Squad. Her performance scored Margot a Critics Choice Award and People's Choice Award for best action movie actress. 

Margot:"Playing a bad guy is always more fun than playing a good guy." 

That same year Margot landed her first campaign ever when she became the face of Calvin Klein's new fragrance Deep Euphoria and featured in the perfume's print ads. 





Most recently Margot was named as the new brand Ambassador for the house of CHANEL. Margot dazzled in an ivory custom Chanel couture gown designed by Karl Lagerfeld at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony on March 4th, 2018. 

Margot: "It's a dream to represent such a timeless and iconic brand. The history of the Chanel woman is so exciting... I'm thrilled to be joining the Chanel family and continue their celebration of women and fashion." 


Margot Robbie - CHANEL

Margot Robbie - CHANEL


On December 20th 2016 Margot announced her marriage to assistant director Tom Ackerley with a photo on Instagram. The two met on the set of her film Suite Française in 2014 and were married in a private ceremony in Bryon Bay. 


Margot Robbie - Instagram

Last year Margot joined Hollywood's A-List with her best actress nomination for I, Tonya. The film based on the true story of figure skater Tonya Harding. She also co-produced the film with her production company LuckyCap Entertainment. 

Margot: "I won't take parts where the female character has no substance." 

To prepare for her Academy Award nominated role, she trained for 4 months ice skating and meeting Tonya Harding herself. Margot worked with the the film's Makeup and Hair department and Costume Designer to transform into Harding and re-create Tonya's fizzy 90's style ponytail. Her hard work paid off, with Margot receiving 14 Best Actress award nominations for I, Tonya which included an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. 


Margot Robbie - I, Tonya

This Easter Margot is back on the big screen as Flopsy, an adorable rabbit and narrator of the live action/animated film Peter RabbitIt's Margot's first time working as voice artist in a major animated movie.

With 11 film roles in just 4 years it may seem like Margot was an overnight success but it took years of hard work to become one of Hollywood's most talented young actresses. 

Margot: "Everyone's like, 'overnight sensation'. It's not overnight it's years of hard work."

So what's next for this Aussie sweetheart?  5 new film projects!  

Margot stars as the lead in the action thriller Terminal in cinemas May 11th. She will also star as Queen Elizabeth in the bio pic Mary Queen of Scots due out this September. 

Robbie has filmed scenes for her upcoming crime thriller Dreamland and has been cast as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Plus she will be back reprising her role as Harley Quinn in the highly anticipated sequel Suicide Squad 2 due out next year. 



Margot Robbie - ELLE Australia


Margot: "Everything happens for a reason is something that we have to tell ourselves all the time, because it's good to have the idea that something good is around the corner."

She maybe an Oscar nominated big time Hollywood actress now, but we know Margot as the down to earth, humble Aussie girl with "big, big dreams for the future" and we can't wait to see what she does next! 




Margot Robbie 

Instagram: 
Instagram.com/margotrobbie

Facebook: 
Facebook.com/MargotRobbie



 This cover story is featured in Eco Glamazine March 2018


Sunday, March 18, 2018

ECO GLAMAZINE: March 2018

Oscar nominee Margot Robbie is joining Hollywood's A-List! 

Here is your first look at our March / April 2018 issue featuring Aussie actress Margot Robbie. 




ECO GLAMAZINE
March / April 2018


Our Autumn issue is dedicated to the girl boss as we celebrate strong women in business. 


Stay tuned for our cover story featuring Gold Coast girl Margot Robbie and her rise to fame. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

SELENA GOMEZ: Puma En Pointe


Selena Gomez PUMA En Pointe 


Singing sensation Selena Gomez is the face of Puma's En Pointe Collection, a new collection designed for confident women. 

Selena is looking on pointe sporting Puma's new Phenom satin sneakers which come in a pearl pink hue to mimic a ballerina's slipper. 


Selena Gomez X Puma


Puma collaborated with the New York City Ballet to incorporated linear elements, wide strapping and woven details into their new trio of sneakers. 

In the new campaign photos, the 25 year old singer is bringing Puma's ballet-inspired sneakers out of the dance studio and into her everyday, on-the-go lifestyle. 

En Pointe collection features satin sneakers, sports bras and activewear inspired by the ballet but with the modern woman in mind. 







Selena is currently Instagram's most followed person, so it's no wonder she took to Instagram to share her new Puma collaboration. 

Selena: "I feel confident. I feel empowered. I feel in control. I am brave."





She maybe Instagram's golden girl but Selena admits she's far from perfect. "Yes, I might not be perfect, but I'm always ME. No masks, no filters, just Selena Gomez."






Selena Gomez truly embodies Puma's new feminine and fashionable En Pointe collection. With 134 Million adoring fans on Instagram, Selena inspires and empowers women. 

Selena: "Girl power is almost more powerful and more special than anything we are competing for." 


Selena wears Puma's Phenom Satin Low Sneaker

Selena: "If you are able to look yourself in the mirror everyday and with the decisions you make, that's where power starts." 

Fearless. Fashionable. Phenomenal. 

This new collection is Selena's 2nd collaboration with Puma. Selena joined the PUMA family in September 2017 and launched her first PUMA campaign in November. 

Selena: "Being part of the PUMA family is very exciting for me. Puma has changed the game when it comes to the mash-up of athletic wear and fashion. It's amazing to see this influence on style and culture and I'm excited to be a part of it." 

Shop the new En Pointe collection at Puma.com




Selena Gomez

Instagram: Instagram.com/selenagomez 

Facebook: Facebook.com/Selena 

Official: www.selenagomez.com

Friday, January 19, 2018

ECO ANGELS: Brittany + Cynthia Daniel


Brittany & Cynthia Daniel The Sweet Life 


Living the Sweet Life.

Remember the 90's tv show Sweet Valley High
The teen comedy based on Francine Pascal's books about the life of blonde twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield living in Sweet Valley, California. Twin actresses Brittany and Cynthia Daniel starred in the hit tv series which aired for three seasons from 1994 to 1997. 


Sweet Valley High

Two decades after Sweet Valley High, the 41 year old twins are back with The Sweet Life - a California inspired lifestyle blog where balance meets beauty. Be inspired by Brittany and Cynthia's journey as they share their tips and advice on how to create a healthy, balanced and beautiful lifestyle. 

Brittany: "Cynthia and I worked on Sweet Valley High years ago so coming back and working with my sister is amazing. She's my best friend."

The Sweet Life features everything from fashion and beauty to clean eating, fitness, personal growth and wellness to travel, home decor and parenting. 

Cynthia: "We're trying to promote beauty within." 
Brittany: "We're all about living our best life."

Together, they have navigated life's highs and low including family, fame and Brittany's battle with cancer. The sweet sisters have come together to share their journey toward their Sweet Life



www.brittanyandcynthiadaniel.com


Cynthia. 

After starring in Sweet Valley High, Cynthia retired from acting, became a professional photographer and founded Five Arrows Photography

Cynthia: "I see beauty in pretty much everyone and everything. Nothing gives me more satisfaction then creating beautiful and soul filled pictures."

Cynthia has three beautiful children with husband, actor Cole Hauser - two sons Ryland and Colt, and a daughter Steely Rose. 


Cynthia Daniel

Brittany. 

Brittany continued her career as an actress starring in films including Joe Dirt, White Chicks and Skyline. She guest starred on hit TV shows including Dawson's Creek, Just Shoot Me and That 70's Show which lead to a starring role in That 80's Show. A few years later Brittany landed the lead role in the TV series The Game in 2006. 



Brittany Daniel

But after 5 years on the show, Brittany left after being diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She began chemotherapy and Brittany and her mom moved into sister Cynthia's Guest house, so she could be close to her family during her recovery. 

Brittany: "It happened so suddenly. There is no way I would have ever gotten through this without my family. My family is everything to me and I feel like they saw me through this." 

After her chemotherapy treatment and recovery, Brittany was cancer free in 2014 and returned to her show The Game for the final 2 seasons. 

Although at first Brittany kept her cancer battle private only sharing with close friends and family. But now that she is healthy and cancer free, Brittany wanted to share her story to help others going through a similar situation. 

Brittany: "I want to let people know it is absolutely possible to get through something like this. I want people to know they are not alone." 


Brittany Daniel

Summer Glow.

Being California girls (and admitted beauty junkies) Cynthia and Brittany love to have a nice golden glow all year round. In our Summer issue, the twins are sharing their Favourite Bronzing and Illuminating Products to help you transition your summer tan into Autumn. 

Brittany: "Having tried virtually every bronzer out there, at every different price point, I have a pretty good idea of what products provide great results. I wanted to with y'all our favourite bronzers of all time. These are the ones that we feel are worth the money, aren't orange, and provide a beautiful golden glow."

  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
  • YSL Les Sahariennes
  • Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer - Tahiti Bronze
  • Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Bronze Age
  • L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion (Medium Natural Tan)
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
  • Sephora Colleciton Pro Flawless Bronzer Brush

Keep your Summer Glow | The Sweet Life


Brittany's Tip: Remember when creating your perfect faux glow to apply your bronzer in light layers, and if possible, in natural light - You can always build up more, but it is hard to go backwards! Also, hitting the points on your face where the sun would naturally hit you will give you that beautiful post-sun glow.



Beauty meets balance at The Sweet Life

The Twins are sharing their beauty secrets, healthy recipes, DIY projects and fitness tips on their new Youtube channel. Subscribe for adorable videos featuring the gorgeous Daniel sisters.  

The Sweet Life blog, youtube channel and their love for Instagram is certainly keeping them busy, but the sisters love spending time together. 

Brittany: "I think that Cyn and I have so many interests that all go together perfectly. I think secretly we just want to spend more time together!"

Best friends. 

Last year Brittany married Attorney Adam Touni in an urban chic style wedding in downtown Los Angeles. "My heart is exploding. The best day of my life when I married my best friend."


Brittany & Adam | Michael Segal Photography

Of course, her twin Cynthia was by her side as Brittany's maid of honour.  

Brittany: "I couldn't have gotten married without my original other half Cynthia by my side! Hopefully Adam realises that we come as a package deal." 

Brittany's special moments were captured by Michael Segal Photography exclusively for People magazine.  


Michael Segal Photography - People

California Girls. 

Blondes just wanna have fun and these sisters are total California girls! 

Brittany: "Cyn and I are total California girls. Living in Los Angels for so long, it's hard to imagine calling anywhere else home. One of my favourite coastal spots to spend a day is Venice Beach!"

Brittany shares the twins favourite Venice Beach hot spots over on The Sweet Life.



With blogging, acting, photography, marriage, kids, and their sweet sisterhood Brittany and Cynthia are certainly living their best lives. We truly appreciate their awesome advice on beauty, fitness, food and love following their fun adventures living The Sweet Life




The Sweet Life 

www.brittanyandcynthiadaniel.com

Instagram.com/brittanyandcynthiadaniel

Brittany: Instagram.com/iambdaniel

Cynthia: Instagram.com/fivearrowsphotography


 This cover story is featured in Eco Glamazine January 2018. 

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

ECO GLAMAZINE: January 2018

Remember Sweet Valley High? 
The Twins from the 90's TV series are back with a new lifestyle blog The Sweet Life

Our January 2018 issue features The Sweet Life sisters Brittany and Cynthia Daniel. 




JANUARY 2018


In this issue


THE SWEET LIFE Brittany + Cynthia Daniel 





FASHION 
PUMA Selena Gomez 


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ECO ANGEL: Shania Twain


Shania Twain Now & Then

ECO ANGEL 

She's not just a pretty face, she's got everything it takes. 

Shania Twain was born Eileen Regina Edwards on August 28, 1965. This Canadian born "Queen of Country" is the highest selling female country artist of all time with over 100 million records sold. 

She began singing lessons after she graduated high school in 1983. Back then she was just a girl with a guitar who went to Nashville with a dream. But after her mother and step father died in a car crash in 1987 Shania Twain moved back to Canada to take care of her siblings. 

In 1993 she signed her first record deal with Mercury Nashville Records and release her debut self titled album. Although we know Shania to be a very talented song writer her first album included 9 tracks written by other artists and only one track co-written by Shania. 





It wasn't until her second studio album, The Woman in Me released in 1995 that fans experienced her talent for song writing, in particular country songs with her writing partner and music producer Robert "Mutt" Lange. The album included her hit songs I'm Outta Here, Any Man of Mine, You Win My Love, The Woman in Me and Who Bed Have Your Boots Been Under

Mutt Lange and Shania met in June 1993 and became husband and wife 6 months later in December 1993. Not only partners in life but in music - Lange was Shania's music producer, co-writer and husband. 

After the success of her second album, Shania released her career defining album Come on Over in 1997. Debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, Come on Over stayed in the Top 10 for over 151 weeks and sold over 40 million copies worldwide! Shania released 12 singles and 9 music videos from Come on Over including fan favourites You're Still The One, That Don't Impress Me Much and Man I Feel Like a Woman!





Shania: "Without a doubt, the best way to get to know me is through my music." 

Shania spent 17 months touring USA, Canada, Europe and Australia from 1998 - 1999 promoting the album to sell out crowds! Come on Over is the best selling album ever released by a female artist. 

After the incredible success of Come on Over Shania took a break from music and gave birth to her son Eja in 2001. The following year she released her 4th album simply titled Up! 
This album featured 3 versions (red, green and blue discs) containing different mixes of the same 19 tracks. A diverse and interesting way for fans to enjoy her music. 




In 2003 - 10 years after the release of her debut album - Shania needed a break! 

Shania: "For a good 10 - 12 years, I was working non-stop and I wasn't really enjoying my success... I had been working really hard and intense for over a decade, I just had a baby and I was ready for a break and then I was suddenly having a voice issues. I just figured it was fatigue."

Sadly Shania was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. She thought she would never sing again after doctors told her she had permanent partial paralysis in the nerves connected to her vocal cords from her battle with Lyme Disease. 

Shania: "It will heel to a degree but I will still have scar tissue, it can never heal 100 per cent. It adds to my anxiety, it's a lot of pressure." 


Shania Twain | Billboard

If things couldn't get any worse - during her illness her husband Mutt Lange had an affair with Shania's best friend Marie-Anne Thiébaud. Her fairytale romance was shattered. Shania was heartbroken. The couple announced their separation on May 15, 2008. 

Shania: "It's going from believing that it was so wonderful and believing in it to then all of a sudden wow, I guess it wasn't as wonderful as I thought. I think what made my divorce heavier for me in the moment was the fact that it was like I don't think I can handle one more bloody thing like that, how many more traumatic moments can I take." 

After 16 years of marriage, Shania and Mutt divorced on June 9, 2010.  Shania admits "I'll always be sad that my marriage ended." 

But as they say every cloud has a silver lining and Shania soon found new love with Frédéric Thiébaud (her ex-best friend Marie Anne's former husband). The pair had bonded after discovering their partners had an affair and in a unique twist of fate fell in love and were engaged just 6 months after Shania's divorce. 

Shania: "Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind." 

Shania Twain & Frédéric Thiébaud

Shania and her new beau Frédéric were married in Puerto Rico on January 1, 2011. Later that year Shania released her autobiography From This Moment On which she gives a heartfelt account of her childhood, rise to fame, personal tragedies and her process for healing. 



Following her whirlwind romance Shania briefly returned to music with her first single in 6 years Today Is Your Day and began writing her 5th studio album. 

Shania: "First I have to finish my new album this winter. Six tracks are already completed. I've written 38 songs in total, and now the process is underway to narrow that down to another six or eight to finish recording." 

The following year Shania began her Las Vegas residency with her highly anticipated first Still The One show at Ceaser's Place on December 1, 2012. Her Still The One vegas shows showcased Shania's greatest hits and were a huge success. So Shania embarked on her Rock This Country Tour in 2015 performing 72 concerts in North America. 


Shania Twain STILL THE ONE

In 2016 at the age of 51 Shania accepted the Icon Award at the 2016 Billboard Women in Music awards. 

Shania: "I don't always feel brave, I don't always feel courageous and confident. But on a day like today, celebrating women who have come so far in the industry - we all know the only way to get here is by dreaming, working really, really hard and being courageous." 




In 2017 the Queen of Country returned to songwriting and released her first album in 15 years simply titled NOW. Every track written by Twain. 

Some may call it a comeback, but it's more like a triumphant return to country music from a remarkable woman who has faced tremendous odds and downfalls only to emerge as a truly inspirational singer who provides wisdom and hope. 

Shania: "I feel like I'm on top of the world. Honestly, I feel like I've climbed a very giant mountain, and I'm just standing right on top with my arms wide open and breathing rarified air." 

Shania's new album NOW features her uplifting new song Life's About To Get Good which truly embodies Shania's new outlook on life. Shania describes her new album as "An emotional roller coaster, and the lyrics reflect that." 

Shania: "My voice is stronger today than ever." 


Shania Twain NOW

Next year Shania will return to the stage performing all her greatest hits for her adoring fans around the world on her NOW World Tour.  

Shania: "It's time to get back out there and give the music a chance to live a life!" 

Shania Twain is a truly remarkable woman with strength and courage. She teaches us that you can overcome life's toughest obstacles and be triumphant. Shania Twain is a true music legend and her songs are timeless and iconic. And the time for Shania to shine is NOW.  


Shania Twain 

Official: www.shaniatwain.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/ShaniaTwain
Instagram: Instagram.com/ShaniaTwain


 
This cover story is featured in Eco Glamazine November 2017.