Angelina Jolie is about to start killin’ it (literally?) in the new live-action Disney adaptation of Maleficent, and what better way to capitalize on a movie she already made millions on than by releasing costumes for kids to go along with it?
That’s right: Angie and designer Stella McCarthy
The line is aimed at kids from 4 – 14 years old (I’m sorry, but no 14-year-old is going to wear that shit) and includes sandals, t-shirts, princess dresses and sneakers. The cheapest thing in this range is $75 and the most expensive is $185, which is INSANE. Sorry, kid. I’m not spending $185 on a piece of shit you’ll rip, ruin or get tired of in a month’s time. No thanks.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Disney growing up, as was my mother, and I grew up watching all the films like most kids did,” said McCartney, who has collaborated with Disney in the past with a costume jewelry line for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 and who featured Disney characters in her fall 2009 ad campaign. “When the opportunity presented itself and I was invited by Angelina Jolie to visit the film set, I jumped at the chance.”
I love Stella McCartney – her clothes, her perfume, sign me up. But this is some serious bullshit. They’re kids! I know I’m not really the target consumer, considering I’m not filthy rich nor do I have small kids, but damn. I’m sure it’ll sell like hotcakes, anyway. They should have did this shit for Frozen – really missed out there.
March 24, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
As you’ll well remember, Angelina Jolie underwent a voluntary double mastectomy last year after discovering that she would most likely be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. No doubt it was a difficult choice to make, but a brave one, and she’s bounced back well following the procedure. While she initially decided not to publicly discuss the situation beyond her initial statement, she recently revealed that she’s due to return for another procedure.
From Entertainment Weekly:
There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet [Jolie is also genetically at risk for ovarian cancer, which is what took her mother’s life at age 56]. I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage.
Jolie also said she has no regrets about her decision to undergo the mastectomy:
I’m great! I’m very happy I made the decision. I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken [the World War II survival story she is directing] to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work.
Good for her. It’s great that she’s been able to be such a vocal spokesperson for such a common issue, and great that she’s recovering so well and has such a positive attitude about what must be a very difficult situation.
March 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
We’re all looking forward to seeing Angelina Jolie in Maleficent, right? The makeup and costuming are great, since she pretty much looks like something straight out of your worst nightmare, so I’m into it. Incidentally, her 4-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is, as well – and she seems to be the only one.
Producers were looking to cast a young Princess Aurora in the movie, but unfortunately, all the kids were too terrified to come anywhere near Angelina while she was in costume, so that wasn’t really going to work. Luckily, Vivienne didn’t mind too much!
From Entertainment Weekly:
“The other 3- and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.”
“The exercise wasn’t ‘how can we have fun with a villain?’ It was ‘what turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel? What could have possibly happened to her?’”
Sounds good to me. However, what really sounds the best is the fact that MAC is going to be coming out with a Maleficent-inspired makeup collection this year. That’s almost more exciting than the movie itself. That lipstick!
March 6, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
I’m sure you’ve seen the above photo about 800 times by now. Ellen DeGeneres decided to take her hosting duties at last night’s ceremony to the next level by getting together some of the biggest names in Hollywood to take the ultimate selfie! We’ve got a little Jennifer Lawrence, some Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper holding the camera, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto struggling to fit in the frame, a little Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita’s brother, Peter… it’s classic.
There’s not really much to say about this, other than that I really like this and everyone is so handsome/beautiful and that the Oscars seem like a nightmare that I would never attend because getting dressed up to that level is like, my worst nightmare. The end.
March 3, 2014 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Anyway, check out these looks and make your picks for BEST, WORST, and WTF look of the night. Mine are at the bottom. Personally, I felt everyone played it a little on the boring side.
Last year’s Oscar fashion post can be found here.
GO FOR IT!!
March 3, 2014 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts hold annual award shows and it’s really just another excuse to marvel at celebs’ red carpet looks. From Brad and Angie’s matching tuxedos to Lily Allen’s interesting hairdo, I bring you the BEST, WORST, and most WTF looks of the 2014 BAFTA Awards.