Monday, June 15, 2015

Five Celebrity Businesswomen Luxe Models Admires

This week we decided to name the five celebrity businesswomen Luxe Models most admires, to salute the famous female faces who’ve used their talents to build huge financial empires.

It’s a woman’s world

Oprah Luxe Models Business
The girls have come a long way. When the modern concept of “celebrity” first arose in the 40’s and 50’s, a woman could be famous but she couldn’t control her own financial future. It was the men who had their hands on the purse strings.

Oh how times have changed. Fast forward a few decades and you’ll soon see that it’s the girls who run the show these days. Female stars are using their fame as a platform to develop entire business empires, and show that the girls are every bit as good as the boys when it comes to making money.

These five women know how to make money!

There are a few women who stand head and shoulders above the rest; women so talented, intelligent and ambitious that they have accumulated serious piles of cash throughout their careers. Here are five that Luxe Models particularly admires.

1)      Oprah: Since she first started The Oprah Winfrey Show back in the 80’s, this fabulous female entrepreneur has gone on to become the world’s only African-American billionaire. Dubbed the “Queen of all media” by the international press, there isn’t a media-flavoured pie Ms Winfrey has failed to grab a slice of. She even has her own TV network.

2)      Madonna: The mother of reinvention has always had a talent for making money. Ever since her meteoric rise to stardom in the 80’s, Madonna has never missed an opportunity to market herself, turning her image into a speeding juggernaut of a global brand. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and has developed numerous products including her own clothing line and a chain of gyms!

3)      BeyoncĂ©: The woman that CNN has described as a “global brand,” Queen Bey has straddled the line between marketing herself as an astute businesswoman whilst maintaining her relatable girl-next-door appeal. Not only has she sold millions of albums worldwide, but she has released so many products that we don’t have the space to list them all in this article!

4)      J.K. Rowling: We love J.K. Rowling because she lived the classic rags to riches story. She lifted herself out of a life on benefits when she dreamt up a story about a boy wizard at magic school that transformed the lives of millions of children all over the world. Rowling’s story shows that one idea can change your life.

5)      Taylor Swift: By far the youngest name on this list, T-Swizzle has such a talent for making money that it’s astounding. Named a “savvy business leader” by, her estimated net worth is $220 million even though she’s only 25 years old. It’s really amazing how much dosh you can make off the back of a few (dozen) failed relationships!

Luxe Models salutes you!

The reason we admire these women and others like them should be obvious. They have used their talent, intelligence and raw ambition to overcome the misogyny that’s still rampant in the business community to turn their names into global brands. For that, we salute you celebrity businesswomen of the world! 

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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Which Celebrities Have The Best Smile?

A new poll has revealed to Luxe Models which celebrities the British public think have the best smile. So who won the coveted title?

The celebrity currency

Many celebrities live on their looks. They use their hair, bodies, nails and even their skin to secure lucrative advertisement deals that boost their public profiles and line their pockets.

There’s arguably no element of a celebrity’s look that matters more than their smile. As Rochelle and Marvin Humes, ambassadors for National Smile Month said recently "there's nothing better than a genuine smile." A good smile is infectious; this is why it’s the ultimate celebrity currency.

British public votes on best smile

The Duchess of Cambridge Luxe Models
The ambassadors also said that "the best smile ever comes down to confidence – true confidence shines through, and this is what makes smiling infectious." The British public took this to heart recently when they voted in a poll sponsored by Wrigley’s to determine which celebrity has the best smile.

The competition was fierce. Hello Magazine reported that The Duchess of Cambridge was crowned the winner when it came to the girls. She was closely followed by Holly Willoughby, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (who we’re still surprised didn’t win – she always wins these things.) and Julia Roberts.

Meanwhile David Beckham was the male celebrity who the British public thought had the best smile. He was followed by the hunkiest man on the planet, George Clooney, in second place and the man-who-just won’t-go-away (Olly Murs) in third. Honestly, we’re not sure if the British public got it right as far as Murs is concerned but oh well.

All you need is a smile

This proves our point about how far a celebrity can go if they have a good smile. With the exception of the Duchess of Cambridge, who can’t do commercial things because she’s a royal, every name on these lists is a staple of billboards, TV ads and pop up ads around the world. 

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Monday, June 01, 2015

The Mystery of the Celebrity and the Gagging Order

News of a juicy celeb affair hit the tabloids recently. The kicker? LUXE Models consider the importance of a gagging order and why it's so serious to abide by the orders. 

Everyone loves a good celebrity scandal

Every time we hear that a celeb has cheated on their significant other, we find ourselves in two minds about how to feel. On the one hand, everyone loves a good celebrity scandal. On the other, it's never great to enjoy someone else's misery.

Despite our misgivings we usually find ourselves getting wrapped up in the story anyway. Think Cheryl Fernandez-Versini or Sandra Bullock. When we discovered that they’d been cheated on we found ourselves starting to like the unlucky in love A-listers more than we ever had before.

The story of CHS and Mr Y

Obviously we feel differently when the celebrity was the one who cheated. Maybe that’s why the Daily Mail reported that a female celeb, only identified as CHS, has taken out a gagging order to prevent details of her illicit affair with a “high profile” married lover called Mr Y from leaking into the public domain.

CHS had a boyfriend herself. He found a journal she’d used to meticulously detail her time with Mr Y. He took a few snaps of the journals “intimate” entries and confronted her and of course, they had a massive blazing row. After a few more massive blazing rows, CHS decided to take legal action against her boyfriend to preventing him handing over the evidence of her torrid affair to Fleet Street.

Judge grants gagging order

Judge David Hodge QC granted the gagging order under the Human Rights Act. He basically said that if the pics were leaked it could do enormous damage to both CHS and Mr Y as figures of public trust. Hodge also suggested that it would have severe financial repercussions and that in this case, CHS’s privacy was more important than any claim that could be made in the public interest to reveal the pictures.

David Hodge has shattered our dreams! If CHS went to the effort of getting a gagging order to stop these pictures leaking you just know they’ve got to be juicy!