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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87th Annual Academy Awards: Best Dressed

The Academy Awards are like the crowning jewel of awards season. We’re just as excited (if not more) to see what our favorite starlets will be wearing on the red carpet. Here are our top choices for this year’s best dressed at the 87th Annual Academy Awards!

ANNA KENDRICK

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Anna Kendrick’s custom Thakoon gown fit her perfectly! We love the coral hue…feminine and sophisticated. 

CHRISSY TEIGEN

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Chrissy’s red carpet report card has all A’s! She looked so glamorous in this light blue Zuhair Murad piece.

EMMA STONE

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Emma Stone has been taking a lot of risks on the red carpet lately, but it’s paying off! Her long-sleeved Elie Saab custom gown was glowing!

JENNIFER LOPEZ

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Speaking of glowing…JLO is the queen of the red carpet as far as we’re concerned. She looks perfect in this Elie Saab ensemble.

MARGOT ROBBIE

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Margot’s black Saint Laurent gown was anything but basic! It was totally sexy, while still leaving a bit to the imagination.

REESE WITHERSPOON

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We’re in love with the classic cut of Reese’s Tom Ford gown. She looked classy and elegant.

RITA ORA

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This custom made Marchesa fishtail gown is amazing!! The gold details bring the entire ensemble up another notch.

ROSAMUND PIKE

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Did she really just have a baby three months ago?! By the way that her Givenchy gown fits, we certainly can’t tell! Amazing.

ZOE SALDANA

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Another new mom that looks fantastic. Zoe looks like a vision in her Versace dress.

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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

Sofia Vergara SAG Awards 2015

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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5 CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

JACKIE GOMEZ

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FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM @JGMAKEUPXOXO

WHO SHE WORKS WITH…

BEYONCE

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CANDACE SWANEPOEL

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LILY ALDRIDGE

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SAM FINE 

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FOLLOW HIM ON INSTAGRAM @IAMSAMFINE

WHO HE WORKS WITH…

VANESSA WILLIAMS

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KERRY WASHINGTON

LATIMES

QUEEN LATIFAH

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ETIENNE ORTEGA

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FOLLOW HIM ON INSTAGRAM @ETIENNEORTEGA

WHO HE WORKS WITH…

EVA LONGORIA

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PARIS HILTON

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KAT GRAHAM

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YOLONDA FREDERICK

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FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM @YOLONDAFREDERICK

WHO SHE WORKS WITH…

CIARA

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JENNIFER HUDSON

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KELLY ROWLAND

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LAUREN ANDERSEN

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FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM @LAUREN_ANDERSEN

WHO SHE WORKS WITH…

REESE WITHERSPOON

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JESSICA ALBA

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CHRISSY TEIGEN

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ALL ABOUT LASHES

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Is there anything more enviable than long, luscious lashes? Voluminous lashes are flirty, fun and completely feminine! Here are a few tips, tricks and products that we love to help pump up our lashes:

MASCARAS

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We never leave the house with a couple coats of any of these amazing mascaras!

LE VOLUME DE CHANEL

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BENEFIT “THEY’RE REAL” MASCARA

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TOO FACED “BETTER THAN SEX” MASCARA

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EYE LINERS 

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Basic black eye liner helps define your eyes and create the illusion of volume at the base of your lashes. We love using liquid eyeliner to add a hint of drama!

MAC PENULTIMATE EYELINER

PHOTO 7 If you’re feeling bold add a pop of color either above

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…or below your lashes!

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STILA SMUDGE PROOF, WATERPROOF EYE LINER

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LASH SERUM

Stroger lashes = fuller and longer lashes! We recommend the addition of a lash serum into your beauty routine to help condition them and promote growth!

GRANDELASH MD

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MOST CHIC LOOKS AT THE 2014 VMAS & EMMYS

The red carpet was full of gorgeous ensembles at these back to back awards ceremonies! Here are our top choices for “MOST CHIC” at each event:

2014 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS:

GWEN STEFANI

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RITA ORA

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IGGY AZALEA

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RITA VOLK

Rita Volk

KENDALL JENNER

Kylie Jenner

2014 EMMYS

CAT DEELEY

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KRISTEN WIIG

EMMYS Kristin Wiig

HALLE BERRY

Halle Berry

HAYDEN PANETTIERE

Hayden Panetierre

SOFIA VERGARA

Sofia Vergara

TAYLOR SCHILLING

Taylor Schilling EMMYS

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BACK TO SCHOOL BEAUTY & FASHION

MAKEUPJewel Tones

Add some intensity to your look with sapphire, emerald or amethyst colored eye shadows! With a nude gloss this creates a perfectly CHIC day-time look.

Get the look with: 

STILA eyeshadow palette in “In The Garden”

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in “Abigal: Vanilla-Creme”

Full Brows

For a lip-focus try a deep berry lip paired with perfectly groomed brows!

Get the look with: 

MAC Lipstick in “Heroine”

Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in “Taupe”

HAIR

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Braided accents have been all over the runway this season! Try twisting a low braid into a bun for an effortlessly polished look.

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Celebrities everywhere are wearing top-knots and it’s no secret why! A tidy top-knot is sleek, but still youthful.

ACCESSORIES

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Every girl needs a Marc Jacobs Computer Commuter bag. They are lightweight and come in a variety of patterns! We’re loving the newest addition “Dusty Jade,” as shown above. 

Kate Spade Notebooks

Kate Spade never disappoints in the accessories category! We promise you’ll be extra-motived to stay motived with any of these chic notebooks!

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…And every chic notebook, must have a pen to match! Shown above is Kate Spade’s “So Well Composed” pen set.

CHICSTUDIOS AT BEAUTYCON LA 2014

CHICSTUDIOS NYC is going to BeautyCon LA and we couldn’t be more thrilled!! At the CHIC STAGE, we’ll be hosting demos by Beau Nelson and Scott Barnes, as well as a panel discussion all about Success In The Beauty Industry.

For a complete BeautyCon LA guest list visit: http://www.beautycon.com/guest-list/

To purchase tickets for the show visit: http://bit.ly/1nC0DxD

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