Stars Who Serve as Fashion Inspiration

Kate Middleton with Prince Harry and Prince William

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When it comes to fashion inspiration, celebrities are great to turn to, as they have access to the finest clothing and top stylists. While there are many stars who know how to dress well, these are some of the most stylish celebrities out there.

Kate Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge is not only known for her royal status, but also for her impeccable fashion taste. Whether she is strolling around London in designer jeans, or walking the red carpet in a flowing gown, Kate Middleton knows how to flatter her figure in an elegant and classy way.

Rachel Bilson
A much-loved actress, Rachel Bilson has a petite frame, and knows how to dress in a way that really accentuates this. She has long since been an advocate for fashion, and has a number of fashion projects currently on the go, from being a Chanel ambassador to being the style director for Sunglass Hut. Bilson is also a star that can look just as chic in everyday clothing as she does on the red carpet, and always seems to pick just the right pieces to wear.

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens has a fantastic sense of personal style, dressing in a way that embodies the 70’s, but with a modern and trendy twist. On top of this, Hudgens has quite the signature look when it comes to hair and makeup, with her sultry eyeliner and long bob managing to work with all of her outfits.

Rosie Huntington-Whitely
An English actress and model, Rosie Huntington-Whitely has a style that screams rocker chic, making her a great celebrity to look at if this is the vibe that you want to go for. Many of her looks feature black skinny jeans, boots and a choker, making them extremely versatile. After Rosie became pregnant, she started keeping track of all of her maternity looks, showing how her sense of style evolved as her body changed.

Victoria Beckham
Ever since she was in the Spice Girls, Victoria Beckham has been known for her love for fashion and her sophisticated way of dressing. This “posh” look is one that has really evolved with Beckham over the years, and even though she may have toned it down slightly, there is now a complexity to her style that never existed before. For those who want to turn to Victoria Beckham for fashion inspiration, do not forget to look at the fashion collections that she has designed, as well as all of her own previous looks.

Nicole Richie

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Nicole Richie
While Nicole Richie may not have had the greatest reputation over the years, she always manages to perfect that bohemian princess look that keeps coming back into style. In addition to her fashion choices, Richie has always been a woman that has loved to accessorize, and now has her own jewelry line that beautifully reflects her personality.

There are so many chic and stylish stars out there, and when it comes to deciding who to look to for fashion inspiration, you need to keep your own sense of style in mind. If you prefer looks that are more refined and elegant, take inspiration from Kate Middleton or Victoria Beckham, while those who want some edge and attitude will be inspired by Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Nicole Richie.

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Celebrities Turning 40 This Year

Turning 40 is something that many dread, but there is absolutely no reason as to why you cannot turn 40 in style. From Orlando Bloom to Kerry Washington, here are a few celebrities who are turning 40 this year that you can take some inspiration from.

Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington
The star of hit television show Scandal, which has been running since 2012, Kerry Washington turned 40 in January. Married with two children, Washington is also known for her roles in Django Unchained and Ray, and her success looks set to continue on well into the future.

Kanye West
American rapper Kanye West turned 40 in June, and he has certainly accomplished so much in his 40 years of life. In addition to being an award-winning rapper, West is also a fashion designer and a record producer, as well as a father, and a husband to celebrity Kim Kardashian.

Shakira
Shakira rose to fame in the English-language music market in 2002, with her single “Whenever, Wherever”, which most of you likely remember. In February of this year, the singer turned 40, but is still keeping busy, and is rumoured to be working on her eleventh studio album.

Orlando Bloom

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Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom is another star that turned 40 in January, and while he may have starred in several movies over the years, his most-loved roles are the ones that he played in Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. A month after the star’s birthday, his relationship with singer Katy Perry ended, and the award-winning actor has since revealed that he is looking for someone new to settle down with.

Sarah Michelle Gellar
An actress and producer, Sarah Michelle Gellar was first spotted by an agent in New York at the tender age of four, after which she starred in her first television movie. The star’s worldwide recognition came from her role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she has continued to feature in a number of television shows and movies since then. Although the actress turned 40 in April, she has not let this slow her down, and continues to develop her various entrepreneurial start-ups, while focussing on her acting career at the same time.

Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler, a beautiful American actress and former model, turns 40 this July. Her career began at the age of 14, when she started modeling, but quickly turned her attention to acting. This resulted in success for Tyler, as she ended up starring in a number of different roles, both television and movie, but has continued to give back to the community by serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2003.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Maggie Gyllenhaal
Indie actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will be turning 40 in November this year. Happily married with two beautiful daughters, Gyllenhaal is set to star in a new HBO series, so do keep an eye out for her.

As you can see from the celebrities mentioned above, turning 40 does not mean that your life needs to slow down in any way. Instead, make the most of your age and experience by working out how to take your career to the next level, and build up a life that you can be really proud of.

Celebrities Who Never Seem to Age

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Makeup Tricks for Every Type of Skin

When it comes to beauty and makeup, there is so much to learn that even experts can sometimes feel overwhelmed. However, if you’ve ever wondered about those little makeup secrets that all the professionals seem to know, then you’re in the right place, as OROGOLD has put together some fantastic makeup tricks for every type of skin.

Color wheel

Color Theory
Color theory is something that every makeup user should be aware of, and is the foundation when it comes to successful makeup techniques. Find a color wheel online, as you are likely to need this extra guidance at the beginning. Opposite colors cancel each other out, meaning that if you have a red pimple, applying a green-toned concealer is the best way to hide it. This is a trick that many makeup artists use, and a color wheel really is so useful when it comes to working out which shades work best with your skin tone or eye color.

Highlighter Underneath Foundation
This is a great way to achieve the ‘glowing from within’ look that many celebrities are sporting these days. By applying your highlighter before applying your foundation, your complexion will be given a natural-looking glow that will stick around throughout the day.

Finish Your Foundation With Your Fingers
Foundation needs to look smooth and blend well into your skin, and while it can sometimes be difficult to achieve this with brushes, your fingers will never fail you. By using your fingers, you will be able to gently press the foundation into your skin, without leaving a spotty or streaky finish. The warmth from your hands will also help to heat the foundation up, which makes it much easier to blend.

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Hide Dark Circles
Dark circles are something that we all experience at one point or another, no matter what our skin type may be. While you may usually reach for concealer or foundation to hide these, there is a much better way to go about it. OROGOLD recommends first preparing the area under your eyes with an eye cream that is hydrating and quick to absorb, such as the OROGOLD 24K Dark Circle Eye Solution. Then, apply a corrector to cover over any green or purple tones, before following this up with the concealer that you usually use.

Use HD Powder Sparingly
HD powder has become extremely popular in recent years, giving the skin a soft but flawless look, hiding any imperfections for the camera, thereby making the product a favorite amongst celebrities. HD powders contain silica, and this is what reflects the light. However, apply it too heavily and you will be left with a baby powder-white face in any photos. OROGOLD recommends only using HD powders on the parts of your face that contain moisture, such as your T-zone, as this will enable it to fully absorb into the skin, giving you the flawless finish you desire.

While there are many makeup tricks for each of the different skin types, these are some that we can all use, no matter what your skin tone or type may be. From understanding color theory to knowing how to cover up your under eye circles, these makeup tricks will no doubt come in handy.

Most Exclusive Fashion Labels

Fashion is all about individuality, creativity and personality, with the very best fashion brands being the ones that are able to convey this with their clothes. While some brands may cater to the mass market, there are others that focus on creating garments of the best quality possible, making their collections highly sought after. When it comes time to splurge on updating your wardrobe, take a look at this list that OROGOLD has compiled, featuring some of the most exclusive fashion labels in the world.

Louis Vuitton store

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Louis Vuitton
Originally founded in 1854, Louis Vuitton is synonymous with luxury, exclusivity and style. For six consecutive years, from 2006 to 2012, Louis Vuitton held the title of being the most valuable luxury brand in the world, with over 460 stores in 50 different countries. Although the brand does create ready to wear collections, they also design exclusive pieces, and collaborate with artists and other designers to come up with limited edition collections.

Gucci store.

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Gucci
Gucci’s beginnings can be traced back to 1920, to a small shop in Florence that sold classic leather goods. Today, Gucci is the biggest selling Italian brand with over 450 stores around the world, as well as a variety of franchise deals and upscale department store outlets. Gucci’s distinctive style has made it one of the most copied brands in the world, but this hasn’t deterred its high-end clientèle, and the label continues to stand strong as one of the most exclusive fashion brands in the world.

Versace store.

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Versace
Founded by Gianni Versace in 1978, Versace is one of the newer brands on OROGOLD’s list, but it didn’t take long for the label to become one of the most influential fashion labels in the world. With sharp cuts, vivid prints and offbeat colors, Versace consistently pushed the boundaries of fashion, integrating contemporary culture and fine art in many of their collections. While it may be one of the most expensive luxury fashion brands, Versace’s loyal customers are willing to pay any price for an exclusive Versace piece, but with such exquisite style on the line, it is not hard to see why.

Chanel store

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Chanel
Chanel first gained popularity in the 1920’s, when Coco Chanel’s unique creations were the opposite of mainstream fashion at the time. Known for the invention of the Little Black Dress, as well as for the Chanel Suit and the Chanel No. 5 perfume, Chanel has become one of the most popular fashion houses of our time. Their collections are loved by celebrities and models, from Marilyn Monroe to Nicole Kidman, helping to elevate the brand’s status. While their ready to wear collections are always stunning, it is Chanel’s haute couture that OROGOLD loves the most, with these exclusive pieces being especially sought after.

From Louis Vuitton to Chanel, these fashion brands are not only some of the most exclusive in the world, but also some of the most well known. While the fashion industry may always be evolving, it is great to see that these luxury brands are able to hold their own, and continue to creatively innovate, significantly influencing the fashion industry as a whole.

Our Favorite Canadian Celebs – OROGOLD Reviews

Although it may not always be immediately apparent, Canada is the birthplace of many celebrities that are much-loved all over the globe. From Hollywood’s biggest actors to country music’s biggest stars, OROGOLD brings you our favorite Canadian celebs.

Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne, born in Ontario, Canada, struggled with ADHD as a child, but managed to develop her love for music. By the time she was 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain, and, by 16, had signed a record deal worth over $2 million. Her debut album, Let Go, brought her worldwide success, with many of her songs holding on to the number one spot on music charts in different countries. Although she may not appear on Canada’s Walk of Fame and has never won a Grammy Award, her success has led her to become one of Canada’s most famous musicians of all time.

Keanu Reeves
Although he lived in a few different countries when he was young, Keanu Reeves primarily grew up in Toronto, and started acting at the age of 9. In 1994, he received his big break, when Speed became a worldwide phenomenon, of which he had a starring role. His subsequent work in The Matrix series has earned him a net worth of around $350 million.

William Shatner
With a current net worth of over $100 million, William Shatner first arrived in Hollywood from Canada in the 50s, and soon began appearing in Westerns and detective shows. It wasn’t long before he landed himself the role that made him famous all over the world, as Captain Kirk in the 60s classic Star Trek series, as well as the subsequent feature films. Recently, Shatner has been seen in popular television dramas, such as Boston Legal and The Practice.

Shania Twain
Proving that the stereotype of great country singers only coming from the south is not true, Canadian-born Shania Twain emerged as a country star in the 90s, quickly becoming a worldwide sensation. Not only is she the female to produce the best selling album of all time, but she has also produced the best-selling country album of all time, with over 40 million copies sold globally. Shania Twain has also won 5 Grammy Awards and 27 BMI Songwriter awards, and, to this day, is still one of the most popular singers in Canada.

Rachel McAdams
Born in London, Ontario, Rachel McAdams studied at York University in Ontario, graduating from a theatre program. She went on to work in Canadian film and television production, winning many Canadian awards and nominations. In 2002, McAdams moved to the bright lights of Hollywood, and landed a starring role in the teen comedy Mean Girls, as well as the romantic drama, The Notebook, both of which turned her into a worldwide star. She was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame last year, along with her Canadian colleague, Ryan Reynolds.

Over the years, Canada has produced some world-class talent, with OROGOLD’s favorite Canadian celebs having an impact in many different countries. From the best selling country music star to Hollywood’s biggest names, it is only a matter of time before we see even more extraordinary talent coming from Canada.

Inspiring Female Celebrities Over 40

They say that women can do anything that a man can do – even with their eyes closed and in high heels! But it’s not so much about keeping up with our counterparts as it is about making an impact.  The contributions that women have made to the world over the past few centuries are just mind boggling and if our inspirational female celebrities of today are anything to go by, the role and importance in various facets of life is bound to increase over the next few decades.

One of the biggest reasons for the growth and development of women all over the world has been the inspiration offered by female celebrities all over the world. These celebrities are living examples of how to deal with life and fight for survival. OROGOLD celebrates inspiring women by celebrating the achievements of celebrities who represent the OROGOLD woman in various ways. If you’re still wondering what an OROGOLD woman looks like, don’t rely simply on appearances. The OROGOLD woman is not just beautiful on the outside, but on the inside was well. Moreover, the OROGOLD woman is an inspiration to those around her not just by her work, but also by her involvement in the community.

This post celebrates the achievements of some inspiring female celebrities over 40 – individuals who would be the perfect candidates to exemplify the OROGOLD woman – and tries to bring together a few who have made the most difference to countless women all over the world.

Smiling Christie BrinkleyChristie Brinkley

Who Is She

Christie Brinkley is an American model turned actress who became famous all over the world in the late 1970s. She was covered by 3 consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and also spent approximately 25 years as the spokesmodel for CoverGirl. Brinkley also went on to work as a photographer, writer, TV host, and a designer. Her work for human and animal rights as well as her contributions to the conservation of the environment did not go unnoticed either. Today, Brinkley boasts of having enjoyed a career that spanned over more than 3 decades and countless magazines such as Men’s Health, Playboy and Allure, who have all named Brinkley as one of the most attractive women in the world.

Inspirational Achievements

Christie Brinkley is one of those who had her share of ups and downs, but finally managed to come out on top once again. She also managed to maintain her beauty and her looks over the years, a factor which inspired thousands of women to want to age as beautifully as her. She managed to have the longest running contract for any model with CoverGirl ever. She is also a mother and a well known philanthropist. We are most inspired by Brinkley’s positive attitude toward life – she blocks out the negativity of the internet, always has a big smile on her face and makes philanthropy a family affair.

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

Who Is She

Jamie Lee Curtis, an American actress and an author, was initially known for her roles in horror movies such as Prom Night, Halloween and The Fog. She also went on to win the Golden Globe award and Bafta award for her performances. Jamie’s biggest asset was her body of work that spanned over various genres. Her books Other Moods That Make My Day and Today I Feel Silly also managed to make it to the bestseller lists in the New York Times. If that wasn’t enough, Curtis also became a celebrated and widely followed blogger for The Huffington Post.

Most Inspirational Achievement

One of the most inspirational aspects about Jamie Lee Curtis was the way she managed to carry out each and every role that she undertook to perfection – be it an actor, an author or a blogger – Jamie Lee Curtis was always known to rank among the very best. However, what inspires her followers the most is that like most famous people, she had her share of ups and downs. And her biggest achievement? She managed to turn her downs into her ups. In fact, Jamie is considered to be one of the best examples of what can be accomplished when you love your body and what it means to love your body the way it is.

Tina FeyTina Fey

Who Is She

Tina Fey is an American actress, producer, writer and comedian who is most popular for her work on shows like Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock and movies like Date Night, Baby Mama and Mean Girls. Fey has managed to amass a personal collection of 8 Emmy Awards, 5 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards and 4 Writers Guild of America Awards. Her book Bossypants also managed to top the New York Times Bestsellers List for 5 weeks at a stretch. In the year 2010, Tina was conferred with THE Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, making her the youngest winner of the award.

Most Inspirational Achievement

Tina Fey is one of those actresses who audiences can identify with and feel that she is aging not just beautifully but with authenticity. She is considered to be one of the very best when it comes to aging graciously and her sense of style is envied by countless people all over the world. However, what makes Fey truly inspirational is her work with charities such as Autism Speaks and Mercy Corps. Fey is also known to be a champion of causes aim to eradicate violence against children. Her work for Love Our Children USA is truly commendable.

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie

Who Is She

Angelina Jolie is an American actress, author, director and screenwriter who is the proud recipient of 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award. Jolie was also named Hollywood’s highest paid actress in the years 2009, 2011 and 2013 by Forbes Magazine. Apart from her looks, her lips and her acting skills, Angelina Jolie is also known for her work as a Special Envoy and as the former Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR.

Most Inspirational Achievement

Her voluptuous looks have made her a household name across the world. What makes her truly unique is that her aging looks have not managed to diminish her sex appeal, despite the fact that she has had to manage 6 children, an extremely successful movie career and her social work. Winning the Oscar might be great, but becoming the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN in recognition for her social works is what makes Angelina Jolie the epitome of greatness. If this isn’t enough, Angelina Jolie has also been named among the most beautiful women in the world by countless media outlets.

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey

Who Is She

Despite being born into poverty and being raped at the tender age of 9, Oprah Winfrey has managed to become one of the most influential and most admired women in the world. From her world famous talk show to her charity work, this world famous celebrity truly redefines the meaning of the phrase “being inspirational”. Oprah has been named the most successful woman of our times and no one in their right frame of mind could deny this fact. Apart from earning more than $300 million in a single calendar year, Oprah is also known to be the Most Powerful Celebrity in the world. She has launched the careers of countless people such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, Rachael Ray and Dr. Phil McGraw, all of them world famous celebrities in their own right.

Most Inspirational Achievement

What makes Oprah so inspirational and a role model for millions of women around the globe is that her role model status extends way beyond her professional career and into her philanthropic work as well. The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls was launched by Oprah in the year 2007 and it continues to educate underprivileged girls in South Africa. The facility where these girls are taught was also sponsored by Oprah herself.

J.K. RowlingJ.K. Rowling

Who Is She

J.K. Rowling, also known as Joanne “Jo” Rowling is a British novelist who received international fame with her Harry Potter series. She wove the tale of a young wizard and transform him into every child’s fantasy and she did that from a coffee shop. Her books have won countless awards, received recognition all over the world and have become the best selling book series in history. Rowling is particularly known to be popular among children as the one who gave “birth” to Harry Potter, but she is known to be equally inspirational to adults as well.

Most Inspirational Achievement

J.K. Rowling boasts of having the perfect “rags to riches” story. From being a struggling single mother, she managed to become a billionaire author thanks to her works in the epic Harry Potter series, dubbed to be one of the greatest book series of all time. What makes Rowling so unique is that she managed to create her young wizard, who ultimately conquered hearts all over the world, in a coffee shop.