Bold Face: Singer/Actress

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Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives. To be considered for inclusion please contact senior editor, Deirdre Carroll.


In Hollywood these days everyone is something-slash-something and being multi-talented with the ability to cross over into other genres is a requirement. In this week’s Bold Face, we highlight three such young starlets who are adding slashes to their resumes…

Jordin Sparks has made her big screen debut in Sparkle which debuted in theaters on Aug. 17. The former American Idol winner stars as Sparkle Williams, a music prodigy who struggles to overcome family issues. Sparks stars alongside the late Whitney Houston and collaborated with Houston on the R&B/pop duet “Celebrate” off the Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Time will tell if Sparks can recreate the critical acclaim that fellow American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson captured with her role in Dreamgirls, but we don’t have to wait to see how great Sparks looks in this Nine West optical style, NW5005, from Marchon



Anne Hathaway was recently snapped in the Sexxxy sunglasses from Thierry Lasry in matte black while sporting the new short do she has as a result of filming the role of Fantine in the remake of Les Miserables. Though a relatively brief role in the movie, the role of the tragic and noble prostitute Fantine is integral to the plot line and she delivers one of the most heartbreaking and recognizable songs of the film “I Dreamed a Dream.” So evocative of the story is the pathos-drenched ballad about despair that the producers have already released a moving trailer of Hathaway warbling the song despite the movie’s December release date…



Jennifer Lawrence arrived at LAX wearing the Oxford pair of Leisure Society sunglasses from Baumvision while en route to Atlanta to begin work on the much anticipated, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second installment of the Hunger Games franchise. Those familiar with the story know that her character, Katniss Everdeen’s, symbol in the movie is the mockingjay, a genetically engineered bird that can copy perfectly, down to the last note, any human tune and as such music plays a pivotal role in the stories plot. Those not familiar with the story have plenty of time to catch up while waiting for part one of the film’s release in late 2014.