As Paris Fashion Week, Céline Dion could be seen weeping in the front row. It’s not entirely clear which part of the breathtakingly beautiful presentation really got her, but what was clear was that Dion is a tonic the world needs now more than ever.
Having made somewhat of a comeback through fashion thanks to her overt enjoyment of couture and all its theatricality, Dion can be seen, largely on Instagram, as the very human embodiment of "living your best life," because at 51, that’s exactly what she’s doing. There's even a Celine-approved Celine Dion biopic, The Power Of Love, set to drop in 2020. Now, she has been named as the new spokeswoman for a global beauty behemoth: L’Oréal Paris.
"I never saw that coming, especially at 51 years old," Dion said of her new appointment. "I thought seriously about it because, if my name was on it, I wanted to truly believe in it. We, women, are all dealing with a society that is pushing so much today. Considering that L’Oréal Paris gives women plenty of tools to feel good, to feel strong, to have a voice, to fulfill themselves, and to feel worth it, I was honored to become a global ambassador for the brand and represent women all around the world." Dion joins a long list of L’Oréal ambassadors, which includes Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, and Andie Macdowell — all over age 50. Age, indeed, is something that Dion is aware of, but only because she seems more content now than at any other time of her life.
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More show dates have just been added to Celine’s Courage World Tour! September 30 – Montreal - Bell Centre December 10 – Toronto – Scotiabank Centre December 14 - Boston - TD Arena January 18 – Miami – AmericanAirlines Arena Team Celine pre-sale is on now! More info at the link in bio! - Team Celine . De nouvelles dates de concert viennent tout juste d’être ajoutées à la tournée mondiale Courage ! 30 septembre – Montréal, Bell Centre 10 décembre – Toronto, Scotiabank Centre 14 décembre – Boston – TD Arena 18 janvier – Miami, AmericanAirlines Arena La prévente Team Céline, c’est maintenant ! Pour plus de détails, cliquez sur le lien dans la bio! - Team Céline
"I feel so good now that I don’t even want to think about my 20s or 30s when I was still discovering myself," she said. "For the last couple of years, I have grown in a very strong and happy way through my passions, my work, friendship, motherhood. I am now embracing myself and feel free to do what I want, where I want, when I want. I am thankful to keep going, I’ve never felt so beautiful, strong, and I feel that the best is yet to come. Today is the beginning of the rest of my life and I don’t want to go back in time, I am going forward."
The first time we’ll all see Dion as the new face of L’Oréal will come later this month, when she makes her debut in the new advertising campaign for Excellence Hair Color. She’s also finishing her residency in Las Vegas and has a new album out at the end of the year. It looks like 2019, happily, will belong to Céline Dion.
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