Though we did a post on how to pose like a star back in 2009 (dating myself!!), the rules of celebrity posing have changed!
While stars used to smile and even laugh on the red carpet, the smug mug is now more de rigeur. Two hands on your hips? Not so much. The key these days is to make it all look effortless. Take a look at a few tips.
1. Try not to smile–perfect your smize.
The reigning King and Queen of the Smize
Too cool for school? Too hot to trot? Yes, you got all dressed up to be there, and had your glam squad do it up! But that doesn’t mean you’re very happy to be there (reference Eddie Murphy from Coming to America).
The key to conquering any carpet these days is to smize. Smize for your life! And if you’re caught smiling, catch yourself and go back to scowling.
2. Keep your hands down…if you can help it.
Gone are the days of the two hands behind the back, two hands on the hip, or even hands behind the head (Beyonce did a little bit of everything for the Dreamgirls London Premiere in 2007).
2015 requires a little less showmanship. Let your arms relax by your side, and unleash that sultry gaze!
3. If you must do something with your hands, the one hand on the hip trick is universally flattering.
The one hand on the hip pose works and looks good on everyone. Use it, flagrantly!
If you want to switch it up, pop your hand behind your back. Boom! Flawless.
She woke up like this
7. Have fun!
While most celebs have posing down pat, it’s ok to break the mold and have a little fun! Jump for joy, kick one foot in the air, and laugh it up (but don’t laugh too hard– a camera catching you with your mouth wide open is never a good look.)
Otherwise, have a ball!