LOVE IT OR HATE IT? THE HALF-BUN HAIR DO

Enter this seasons newest “cool girl” hairstyle…the half-bun hairdo! From street style casual to red carpet glam, this new ‘do is on celebs everywhere. Here are a few of the most recent sightings of the style. Love it or Hate it? Let us know what you think on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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Candice Swanepoel

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Sienna Miller

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Julianne Hough

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Margot Robbie


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Whitney Port

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Kate Mara

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CHIC ICON: Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Taylor’s charm, beauty and talent has left a permanent legacy in Hollywood. She gained notoriety as a young British-American actress and grew up to become one of the biggest stars in Tinseltown. As a tribute to this stunning CHIC-icon we wanted to take a glimpse at her life and achievements.

EARLY YEARS

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Even as a child, Liz Taylor’s natural beauty was hard not to recognize. After moving to Los Angeles from London during WWII, her mother was often encouraged to enroll young Elizabeth in tv and movie castings. After her father started working at MGM Studios, a young Taylor was offered a role in an upcoming Lassie film, which would prove to be her breakout role in 1943.

AS AN ADULT

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Elizabeth continued to practice her trade, continuing to work as an actress through adolescance and into adulthood. One of her first successes as an adult came with the film   Father of the Bride starring alongside Spencer Tracey.

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Her popularity continued to grow, with the release of the 1951 film A Place in the Sun. Her performance was praised from every movie critic and the movie quickly became deemed a classic.

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In 1960, Elizabeth Taylor became the highest paid actress in Hollywood, receiving a reported $7 million for staring the 1960 movie Cleopatra. It was then that she also met her future husband, Richard Burton.

Later Years

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Taylor proved to be less lucky in love than she was in Hollywood, after being married seven times. Taylor, however, found true love in her activism and charity undertakings. She devoted much of her later years fundraising for HIV and AIDS related projects.

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March Madness CHIC-style

March Madness is not just for the boys, and we are here to prove it. We’ve compiled a list of tips, tricks and styles to make sure your style game stays strong this month, whether you are at a local sports bar watching the game or sweating it out on your own! Have your own tips? Make sure to tweet us at @CHICSTUDIOS!

BEAUTY

Focus on the essentials and keep it simple! Apply mascara, tinted moisturizer (with SPF) and gloss to show your natural beauty. If you want a bit more color try using a bit of lip stain.

Minimal Makeup

Get the look with Laura Mercier Lip Glace in “Bare Pink” and Diorshow mascara.

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Get the look with Benefit’s Benetint.

HAIR

Go for loose, effortless waves (think Lauren Conrad style). The easiest way to achieve this look is by using dry shampoo and a flat iron! Apply dry shampoo before going to sleep (or before working out…yes before!). In the morning, or after getting back from the gym, your hair will have a slight wave. Smooth out with your flat iron. Not your thing? We also love a cute hair accessory!

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Get the look with the GHD Eclipse Flat Iron and Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo.

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Get the look with Fabletics, ‘The Headband.”

FASHION

Have you noticed our themes? Effortless and simple! Let those same traits transcend to your wardrobe. Pair a cute tee with wedged sneakers and a sporty tote to finish everything off.

Victoria's Secret PINK CollegiateSupport your favorite team with the Victoria’s Secret PINK Collegiate Collection 
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These sporty-CHIC wedge sneakers from Nike are a great choice for game day!

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Carry all your essential in the Lorna Jane Love Tote.

BONUS: Game Time Recipe

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Impress your friends or significant other with this delicious recipe! These salt and pepper oven-fries will have everything convinced you truly are the total package. Get the details here.

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VALENTINES DAY CHIC-SPIRATION: BEAUTY, FASHION & GIFT-GUIDE

Happy (almost) Valentine’s day to all of our CHIC-friends! Whether you’re going out to dinner with a special someone or hanging out with your BFF’s, we promise that you’ll fall in love with our Valentine’s Day CHICspiration!

BEAUTY

We’re loving these combinations of smoky eyes with pinky nude lips! If you want to have more simple eye makeup, try pairing with a bold red lip.

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FASHION

We love the soft feminine touches on these beautiful dresses, perfect for date night!

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GIFT-GUIDE: FOR HIM

Men are hard to shop for, but here are a few gifts that are sure to please!

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GQ Magazine Subscription

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Bluetooth Speakers

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Tickets for the Knicks or Lakers

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Gucci Guilty Cologne

GIFT-GUIDE: FOR HER

Do yourself and your girlfriends a favor. Share this post with them so they know exactly what they need to shop for this year.

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Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Perfume

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Tiffany & Co.’s Loving Heart Ring

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Fresh Flowers (delivered to work!!)

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Carbon28 Activewear

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TOP 10 CHIC-EST COUPLES

It cannot be denied, there are some celebrity couples that while beautiful by themselves…together become exponentially gorgeous! Since Valentines day is coming up, we wanted to celebrate these CHIC celebrity couples that we simply can’t stop swooning over.

BLAKE LIVELY & RYAN REYNOLDS

Top Celebrity Couples: Ryan Reynolds Blake Lively

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY & JASON STATHAM

Top Celebrity Couples Rosie Huntington Whitely and Jason Statham

SOFIA VERGARA & JOE MANGANIELLO

Top Celebrity Couples Sofia Vergara Joe Manganiello

MIRANDA LAMBERT & BLAKE SHELTON

Top Celebrity Couples Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton

CINDY CRAWFORD & RANDE GERBER

Top Celebrity Couples Cindy Crawford Rande Gerber

CHRISSY TEIGEN & JOHN LEGEND

Top Celebrity Couples Chrissy Teigen John Legend

CAMILLA ALVES & MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY

Top Celebrity Couples Camilla Alves Matthew McConaughey

ANGELINA JOLIE & BRAD PITT

Top Celebrity Couples Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie

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SAG AWARDS 2015: RED CARPET FAVORITES

It’s official…awards season is upon us! Our favorite part? Watching celebs walk the red carpet, of course! Here are a few of our red carpet favorites from the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Julianne Moore

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In this beaded, emerald Givenchy Couture gown, Julianne Moore proved nothing short of stunning. We love how her natural makeup and wavy down-style complement the look!

Camila Alves 

Camila Alves 2015 SAG Awards

Camila looked gorgeous in her amethyst Donna Karan Atelier gown! She also kept her hair and makeup sleek, simple…making the whole look incredibly CHIC!

Emma Stone 

Emma Stone 2015 SAG Awards

Emma has been full of daring and bold fashion choices this season! This all-black Dior-Couture gown proved no exception. It was high fashion and fabulous.

Julia Roberts 

Julia Roberts 2015 SAG Awards

Julia’s black tuxedo Givenchy jumpsuit was a great choice. She looked effortlessly glamorous.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon 2015 SAG Awards

Reese’s custom Giorgio Armani gown and Harry Winston jewels looked beautiful. She kept the look very classy with sleek pony and pink lipstick.

Lupita Nyong’o

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We love how Lupita not only looks gorgeous in her Elie Saab gown, but she seems so incredibly confident! The colors on this gown worked perfectly with her red lipstick.

Sofia Vergara

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Sofia looked like a total bombshell. This red, form-fitting Donna Karan Atelier gown fit her impeccably.

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2015 GOLDEN GLOBE FAVORITES: MAKEUP, HAIR & FASHION

With Hollywood‘s A-listers in their best-dressed, the red carpet is like a feast for the eyes…and this year was no exception! Here are our choices for the best in Makeup, Hair, Fashion. We’ve also included a bonus winner for OVERALL, this CHIC beauty‘s name kept coming up in every category, so we decided she deserved an award of her own!

MAKEUP

Chrissy Teigen

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We loved the simplicity of Chrissy’s look for this year’s show! She’s a natural beauty and had such a radiant glow. 

Jessica Chastain

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Jessica’s smokey eye was the perfect complement to her gorgeous locks and gown! We love how dramatic eye was off-set with a more natural lip.

Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita’s plum colored accents were gorgeous with her gown, but not too matchy-matchy. She’s another one of our favorite natural beauties!

HAIR

Allison Williams

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Allison’s sleek waves had the perfect touch of Old Hollywood glamour. A job well done!

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Kate’s sleek up-do was classy and a great match with her gorgeous earrings. 

Sienna Miller

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Sienna Miller looks like she just woke up ready to walk the red carpet. Her blonde bob is perfectly ‘CHIC.’

FASHION

Jennifer Lopez Golden Globes 2015

Never one to disappoint, J-Lo looked like a true goddess in her gown…showing just the right amount of skin!

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale Golden Globes 2015

Kate’s dress was not only beautiful, but fit her impeccably. The glittery beaded accents amp up the glam-factor.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts Golden Globes 2015

Naomi made a daring choice with this bright yellow gown, but it pairs stunningly with her modern necklace and simple clutch.

OVERALL

Amal Clooney Golden Globes 2015

Amal Clooney had everything right for the Golden Globes. In addition to her white gloves, she has another perfect “accessory”…her husband, George!

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CHIC CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re thrilled to share with you what’s giving us the most CHICspiration during this Holiday Season.

BEAUTY & FASHION INSPIRATION

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FOOD & DECOR INSPIRATION

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Holiday Champagne Cocktail

2 parts Champagne

A splash of cranberry juice

raspberries + mint leaves for garnish

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FALL INTO WINTER LOOK-BOOK

MAKEUP

Focus on your eyes with a jewel toned pop of color. Recreate the look with Stila Magnificent Foils in Jade.

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Recreate Dior AW 2014 Stila

Add that extra bit of glamor with some false lashes, such as Lashes In A Box in style #7.

Top Shop AW 2014

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If you want to play up your lips, then go for a bronzy shade. We love Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Beige.

Rodarte AW 2014

Laura Mercier Lip Glace

HAIR

We are fully embracing these effortless and casual hairstyles. For a loose top knot, we recommend using Evo Builder’s Paradise.

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For a down and tousled look try using a bit of Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme.Chloe AW 2014 BB Texture

FASHION

To make the transition from Fall to Winter, keep lines and colors simple and classic.
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 For a  bit of extra edge, add a few retro inspired pieces into your wardrobe

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Top off your look with a killer pair of statement boots.

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YOUR CHIC THANKSGIVING GUIDE

It is time again to get out your boots, scarves and craving for pumpkin spice lattes! With Halloween already over and Thanksgiving coming up in two weeks, we’re constantly looking for CHIC holiday inspiration to share. Grab your favorite holiday drink to sip (or make the Pumpkin Pie Martini recipe included below!) while browsing through some of the ideas we will be incorporating to make sure our holiday is extra CHIC.

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BEAUTY & FASHION INSPRATION

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FOOD & DECOR

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PUMPKIN PIE MARTINI RECIPE:

2 PARTS RUMCHATA CREAM LIQUEUR

1 PART VANILLA VODKA

1 PART PUMPKIN LIQUEUR

CINNAMON (FOR GARNISH)

POUR ALL INGREDIENTS INTO A COCKTAIL SHAKER FILLED WITH ICE. SHAKE WELL AND STRAIN INTO A CHILLED COCKTAIL GLASS. SPRINKLE CINNAMON ON TOP FOR GARNISH.

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