Bold Face: Media Darlings

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.

There are all sorts of media attention. In this week’s edition of Bold Face we feature three famous faces that get their share of camera time and the eyewear they do so in…

Hoda Kotb is the co-host of the fourth hour of NBC’s TODAY. She began hosting back in 2007 and currently shares the duties with Kathie Lee Gifford. In addition, Kotb keeps herself busy as a Dateline NBC correspondent, a job she’s held since 1998. As if that weren’t enough she is also a New York Times Bestselling Author, making her a multi-media darling! Speaking of being a darling, the 48-year-old was also just named number 79 on the 2013 Maxim Hot 100 List. Go Hoda! Here she wears the MarchoNYC Mulberry optical style from Marchon


On the other side of the media frenzy is global pop sensation, Rihanna. The paparazzi are in constant pursuit of the Bahamian singer and her fashion choices are always a hot topic of conversation. Well here’s new some new grist for the mills, Rihanna is wearing the new Versace Signature Collection style VE 4253 sunglasses from Luxottica. RiRi was spotted wearing the frames while in Manchester, U.K. where she is currently performing on tour and was actually snapped waving to her fans with the Versace case in her hand…

Princess Charlene of Monaco gets yet a totally different sort of media attention. A bit more reverent, more respectful and slightly more highbrow, royal watchers nonetheless have their own opinions about the commoner who married Grace Kelly’s son, Prince Albert II, in 2011. She is often accused of looking unhappy and there were even rumors prior to her wedding that she had gotten cold feet and was… strongly persuaded… to go through with the marriage. Whether those rumors are true or not, the South African native and former Olympic swimmer was all smiles at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix in May wearing the Tod's TO94 38B sunglasses from Marcolin.