Tiffany & Co. Cast Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning in First Celeb Campaign

Grace Coddington, who joined as the brand’s creative partner in April, also cast Christy Turlington and Natalie Westling.

For one of Grace Coddington’s first gigs as a creative partner of Tiffany & Co. — a position she took on in April after stepping down from her role as creative director of American Vogue — the fashion icon handpicked Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning and models Christy Turlington and Natalie Westling to star in the new “Legendary Style” campaign.

Not only did the women receive the honor of being plucked by the fashion legend herself, but they also make history as the first celebrities to star in a Tiffany campaign.

Though she’s been known to express disinterest in celebrity, Coddington told Business of Fashion that the goal in casting the ads was to “find people who are beyond the average celebrity” and who “have to have more to them,” rather than cast any old Kardashian/Jenner.

The portraits, shot by David Sims against a backdrop of the brand’s signature robins egg blue, are juxtaposed with black-and-white close-ups of the jewelry on the body instead of still-lifes, as is Tiffany tradition. Coddington notes that these small changes help give the 179-year-old jeweler an edge.

Proud to share my @tiffanyandco collaboration for the #legendarystyle campaign with creative partner @therealgracecoddington

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

“The Little Mermaid” Flips for Director Rebecca Thomas

Chloe Grace Moretz’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Flips for Director Rebecca Thomas (Exclusive)

Thomas is still set to direct John Green‘s “Looking for Alaska” for Paramount, which wants Elle Fanning to star

Rebecca Thomas is in early talks to direct a live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” starring Chloe Grace Moretz for Universal and Working Title, multiple individuals familiar with the project have told TheWrap.

Thomas met with Moretz this week and the two hit it off. She remains attached to direct Paramount’s adaptation of John Green‘s “Looking for Alaska,” which is further along than “The Little Mermaid,” though neither film has received a greenlight yet. Richard Curtis is still writing the script for “Little Mermaid,” while Paramount has yet to cast anyone in “Alaska.”

Meanwhile, TheWrap has learned that Elle Fanning is Paramount’s top choice to star in “Looking for Alaska,” and coincidentally, she turned down “The Little Mermaid” earlier this year.

Sofia Coppola was previously attached to direct “The Little Mermaid,” though she left in June due to creative differences. In another Hollywood coincidence, Thomas beat out Coppola’s niece, Gia Coppola, for the coveted “Looking for Alaska” job.

“We didn’t agree creatively about how to do it, so I didn’t want to continue,” Sofia Coppola told TheWrap about her “Little Mermaid” exit. “As we were getting closer, it just wasn’t the right fit for what they needed for that project and the way I work. I decided to do something in a smaller scale, the way I like to work.”

Based on the beloved fairy tale from Hans Christian Andersen, “The Little Mermaid” follows a mermaid who saves a man from drowning and falls in love with him.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce, while Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger will executive produce. Universal executives Erik Baiers and Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for the studio.

Thomas is an up-and-coming filmmaker who has been in demand since directing the 2012 indie “Electrick Children” starring Julia Garner and Rory Culkin. She’s represented by CAA, Principato-Young Entertainment and Hansen, Jacobson.

Source: The Wrap

Elle Fanning Explains Why Her Instagram Account is Private

Elle Fanning Explains Why Her Instagram Account is Private

Did you know Elle Fanning has an Instagram account? We bet you did not because the Maleficent star keeps it private, and only allows her close friends and family to follow her!

But, but… why?

During an interview with i-D, the 17-year old starlet revealed she does not think her account is cool enough to share. Elle stated,

“Will a piece of me go away if I touch that button that makes it public? Who knows? But it just seems like such a hard job. People always have witty captions and great photos and mine does not look like that, at all. Oh, the pressure of being cool…”​

Oh Elle, please just hit the public button so we can follow you already! We bet you have some pretty amazing post to share, and we would love to hit “Like” right now.

Source: FanLala