- Caitlin Tadlock
(Nikki Reed spotted wearing Wayfarer II 2143 Raybans, Nike Dunk High Premium Rainbows released January 09')
The other day I stumbled upon (http://www.stumbleupon.com/) a website that is devoted to give you details on how to dress like a celebrity, whether it’s a paparazzi shot of them walking through an airport, a magazine spread or a screen shot of a movie scene. I spent some time on the user-generated website, Coolspotters.com and was surprised of how these folks were committed to give you each star’s intricate look.
For example, your favorite movie last summer was Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, you love Kat Dennings lipstick in the movie, and you want it yourself. First, you go to her page on Cool Spotters and at the top it gives a short biography “Kat Dennings, born Katherine Litwack; June 13, 1986…is an American actress”, alright good to know that she’s American. Under the entertainment section you can either go to her movie Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist or to the Adventureland premiere where it shows her hanging out with Kristen Wiig and Kristen Stewart on the red carpet. I believe my best option is to go to the Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist page and click a picture of her character, Norah. I hover my mouse over her face and voila, a box pops up over her lips telling me it’s “Sheer Magic” lips stain by Lorac! Alright, now I need to go order that from Amazon.
Coolspotters.com is able to depict a movie shot by shot and give you the lowdown, from the car they drove to the bedspread used and where to buy it. After viewing a picture of Lindsay Lohan I now know where I can purchase Red Bull, Camel Number 9’s and a Sharpie pen. Probably all of these can be bought at a gas station but it is best to know where Lindsay buys them, so I click the link for the Sharpie pen and get an online address to where I can make my purchase.
Is this taking hero worship to an extreme? Yes. Coolspotters.com in a way is like a shopping/celebrity hybrid of Twitter and Facebook. You can create yourself a profile, follow certain celebrities or movies and get updates on where they are going and what they are wearing. You can stop watching the Style channel and unsubscribe from fashion magazines because Coolspotters.com is attempting to bring all celebrity style into one slick click on its website.
Right now, I’m on my final step to buy a pair of Ray Ban 2143 Wayfarer II shades I just saw Scarlett Johansson wear in a TMZ video from Monday night. I followed them for only $99.00!