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DIOR'S NEW MUSE: Self-described "makeup girl" Tinsley Mortimer already considers Dior's new Ultra-Gloss Reflect lip gloss one of her favorite beauty products. Now the socialite is wearing a new hat — that of Dior Beauty Ambassador in the U.S. "Ms. Mortimer has long been a supporter of the brand," Dior Beauty stated, noting the Girl-About-Everywhere was in the front row at the recent Dior Cruise collection show in New York. "Her unique combination of style, visibility and nonstop energy will help round out Dior Beauty's roster of bold-face names, including Sharon Stone and Charlize Theron." As a beauty ambassador, Mortimer will offer ideas to Dior Beauty's U.S. marketing team and celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff, host selected Dior Beauty events and help launch products. Plus, presumably, get plenty of free ones.
ROYAL ACCLAIM: Thanks to artist Candice Breitz, even fans can have their 15 minutes of fame. "I filmed diehard fans of celebrities such as John Lennon in a way that they became the celebrities themselves," the South African artist said in describing the focus of her recent installations: "Hard-core obsessed fans, the real thing." Breitz got a brush with a famous royal last Wednesday in Paris when Princess Caroline of Monaco awarded her a laureate of the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation. Breitz's clever and comical video works have been winning international kudos. She was granted 30,000 euros, or $40,200 at current exchange, and her works will be exhibited at the foundation in October.