Bold Face: It's all in a Name…

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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.


Some women are so famous or have such unique names that is all you need to immediately call their face to mind. In this edition of Bold Face we highlight four such women and the just as recognizable sunwear brands they’re wearing…

Latin for violet and the name of one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, perhaps it is no surprise that Viola Davis made a name for herself as a stage actress. A Tony and Drama Desk Award winner, Davis was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her 8 minute long performance in 2008’s Doubt. Now she is in one of the most critically-acclaimed movies of the summer with the debut of The Help. The movie, based upon the 2009 best-selling book of the same name written by Kathryn Stockett, is out in theatres now and is already generating award buzz. Here Viola wears the JS602S sunglasses from Jil Sander (whose namesake is also recognizable by only her first name) from Marchon




Madonna. It is a name that only conjures up one face for most people despite its long religious and cultural significance. Certainly not a saint, Madonna Louise Ciccone was born in Michigan in 1958 and nonetheless has a devotees the world over. She has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and is recognized as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time by the Guinness World Records. With a career that now spans more than three decades and now an icon, she is still culturally relevant and powerful. The legendary performer is wearing another legend here, the Yves Saint Laurent YSL 6337/S sunglasses from Safilo….




Not as famous as our last lady, her unique name nevertheless ensures that only one women comes to mind when you hear it. Selma Blair has been acting for most of her adult life and has been is some of the seminal films of a generation; Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde and the Hellboy franchise. A new mom, Selma was a paparazzi favorite during her pregnancy and it is no wonder given how stylish she remained despite her ever growing belly. Here the lovely Selma wears an eyewear style that has gotten quite a bit of press in its own right, the gorgeous Prada Minimal-Baroque PR 27NS sunglasses from Luxottica




Angelina Jolie. Her first name and significant other Brad Pitt’s are so recognizable they have even spawned a hybrid, Brangelina. One of the most famous people in the world and the current highest paid actress in Hollywood, Ms. Jolie still takes time out from her busy schedule of being beautiful, sexy and fabulous to be a hands on mom to her brood of six. While in Malta, where Brad was shooting his latest movie World War Z, she stepped out for a trip to the toy store with the kids wearing the John Varvatos V758 modified aviators from Base Curve.