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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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 

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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 

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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 

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

Reese Witherspoon

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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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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BEAU NELSON

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Color inspiration can come from almost anywhere though, from a jelly bean, to a swatch of car paint, to a picture in a magazine. Everywhere I look, I see inspiration for something.” –Beau Nelson, on finding inspiration.

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Beau Nelson’s amazing talent for makeup artistry continually inspired us! At the young age of 14, Beau already knew he wanted to work in beauty and fashion. As he became increasingly dazzled with editorial images in Vogue and Elle, Beau decided to pursue makeup artistry. And the rest is history….

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Beau is known for his work with celebrities such as:

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Kristen Stewart

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Nicole Richie

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Jessica Alba

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Sienna Miller

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MEET BEAU AT THE @CHICSTUDIOS STAGE, AUGUST 16TH, 2014,

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ARTISTS SPOTLIGHT: MARY PHILLIPS I GREGORY ARLT I LUCIA PIERONI

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“During [American Idol], it was fun because we got to do something new every day.  The juices were constantly flowing, and you were constantly flowing.” ~Mary Phillips on her work with American Idol.

How you know her:

  • Favorite makeup artist of Jennifer Lopez (see her work in the Same Girl music video)
  • Currently also works with the Kardashians
  • Worked with Jessica Simpson in Dukes of Hazzard

MARY’S WORK….

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Jennifer Lopez in the April 2014 issue of InStyle Magazine

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Jessica Simpson in the film Dukes of Hazzard.

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Mary working on Jaclyn Smith.

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Gregory Arlt

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“I consider myself a beauty exorcist. Instead of piling makeup on the face, I bring out a woman’s beauty, respecting her features, bone structure, coloring, and most importantly, her personality.”

How you know him:

  • Director of Makeup Artistry for MAC Cosmetics
  • He’s a red carpet favorite for celebrities, such as Dita Von Teese, Victoria Beckham and Alicia Keys
  • Creator of of runway looks for popular designers including Oscar de la Renta and Alexander McQueen

GREG’S WORK

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Gregory speaking during one of his MAC Pro Master Classes.

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Gregory’s work with Gwen Stefani in a recent Shoedazzle campaign.

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Lucia Pieroni

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 “It’s always my goal—when working with any woman—to enhance her natural beauty. And that’s definitely also my approach when working with celebrities”

How you know her:

  • Created looks for runway shows like Jason Wu, Missoni and Vera Wang
  • Works with celebrities including Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, and Cameron Diaz.
  • Makeup creative director for Cle de Peau Beaute

LUCIA’S WORK

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Lucia creating another beautiful runway look.

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Lucia’s editorial work with LOVE Magazine.

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ACADEMY AWARDS 2014 BEAUTY RECAP!

The 86th Academy Awards, affectionately known as the Oscars, swooped in and drew Hollywood’s most glamorous to a night of awards and celebration of the year’s best. In honor of the ceremonial spirit, here are our favorites from this year’s festivities in fashion, beauty and beyond!

BEST OVERALL

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While everyone looked stunning on the red carpet, we loved Angelina Jolie‘s ethereal elegance, Charlize Theron‘s sculpted perfect, and mama-to-be Kerry’s Washington‘s lavender look!

BEST MAKEUP

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Nude shades and light palettes were in this Oscar season, and Kristen BellJenna Dewan Tatumn, and Penelope Cruz all pulled off the perfectly subdued look which accented their gorgeous gowns.

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We fell in love with the re-incarnation of the traditional Hollywood glam hairstyles of yesteryear modernized by the eternally beautiful Kate Hudson and Sandra Bullock!

BEST FASHION

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Jennifer Lawrence always knows how to turn heads, and besides being owner of the most eye-catching dress color of the night, her attention-stealing back necklace is a must-have! Meanwhile, Jessica Biel sparkled in a metallic strapless Chanel stunner.

BEST HOSTellencollageAnd, of course, there is no denying the incomparable Ellen Degeneres stole the show with her fabulous fashion and always on cue hosting abilities!

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CHIC GRAMMY LOOKS WE LOVED!

Award season is officially here! We saw many gorgeous looks from music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards. Here are our top 5 looks of the night.

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Per usual, Beyonce was unstoppable at last night’s award show. After the sultry songstress opened the show with her performance of “Drunk in Love”, she looked like the ultimate cool-girl in perfectly undone waves and a deep bordeaux lip.

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Rita Ora’s purple smokey eye was nothing short of mesmerizing! The singer traded her signature red lip for a subtle, nude shade and her brows were perfection.

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Ciara glowed on the red carpet. The mom-to-be wore her hair in a loose up-do with plenty of face framing strands. Her makeup was simple and natural with a gorgeous shimmery lip.

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Louise Roe looked gorgeous in bouncy side-swept curls and ultra flirty lashes. A nude lip completed the look as well as her heavily rimmed eyes.

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Taylor Swift kept her hair simple in a laid-back pony. With a touch of metallic in her inner eye corner and a silver smokey eye, she looked every bit polished.

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CHIC CELEBRITY TRANSFORMATIONS OVER THE YEARS!

Throughout their years in the spotlight, these three celebrity beauties have shown transformations of their images. Check out Lauren Conrad, Sandra Bullock, and Selena Gomez as they progress their Hollywood style!

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One of the pioneers in the beauty world, Lauren Conrad pulls off polished and feminine hair and makeup while remaining laid-back and fashion-forward. From ombre hair to bold lips to a wavy faux bob in 2008, Conrad proves time and again that she isn’t afraid to take risks. Although she did turn to the dark side (of hair color that is) for a brief moment in 2011, Conrad remains the ultimate sun-kissed California girl.

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It’s official: like fine wine, Sandra Bullock only gets better with time! The movie star has been in the business for over 20 years and she just keeps getting more and more stunning. In 2004, Bullock lightened up with warm honey and golden strands that made her eyes pop. At the 2011 Golden Globes she modeled blunt bangs and a sexy nude lip. Nowadays, Sandra loves bold lips and tousled, wavy locks on the red carpet.

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Former Disney star Selena Gomez has grown right in front of our eyes. Though always maintaining a more natural makeup look, Selena has definitely experimented with her hair over the years. From blunt bangs in 2008 to a short bob to a straight, sleek look in 2011, Selena was able to rock it all. Transforming from a cute girl to a confident woman, Selena keeps her locks luscious and long. We hope it’s here to stay!

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5 HOTTEST LOOKS AT THE 2013 EMMY AWARDS!

The 2013 Emmy Awards shook things up in the beauty world! No longer was the focus long hair and dark smokey eyes, rather stars were all about the bob and light, shimmering eye makeup (read: inner eye!) Read on for our top five stars who dazzled on the Emmy red carpet last night.

Julianne Hough

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Although we’re still undecided about her gown (do we love it?), Julianne Hough’s makeup and hair were undeniably perfection. She opted for tousled beach waves and matched her shimmery eye shadow to her Jenny Packham design. The effect: modern mermaid!

 

Kerry Washington

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The Scandal star wowed everyone as her flushed pink cheeks, neutral lips and loose curls only enhanced her natural beauty. Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez topped off the look with a soft smokey eye, keeping with the star’s romantic dress and makeup look.

 

Jane Lynch

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Where can we buy Jane Lynch’s beautiful copper eye shadow!? The hue picked out by makeup artist Toby Fleischman looked amazing against her blue eyes! Lynch also scores a perfect ten with just the right amount of volume in her coif and perfectly sculpted eyebrows.

 

Kate Mara

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Mara was another bob-believer last night, wearing hers slick straight with a deep side-part. Shimmery gold eye shadow rimmed her lower lash line and made her caramel eyes pop! We especially loved her glowing skin created with help from a little well-placed highlighter and makeup artist Coleen Campbell-Olwell.

January Jones

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January Jones went all-out retro on the red carpet, perfectly framing her gorgeous face with sculpted curls. Makeup artist Rachel Goodwin applied frosty white shadow to the Mad Men star’s inner eye to give a flash of interest to her otherwise natural and subdued makeup.

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VMA BEAUTY & FASHION ROUNDUP!

It is officially red carpet season! And you know what that means: celebs in gorgeous makeup, amazing hairstyles and a bevy of gorgeous gowns for us to lust after. We especially love the VMAs for the edgy vibe of the evening. Check out our top three picks for Best Dressed and Best Beauty of the night!

Best Dressed: Ciara

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     Ciara nearly took our breath away in this Givenchy gown. Strategically placed nude panels, loads of gorgeous embroidery and subtle feathers gave us lots to look at! All in all, Ciara pulled off the ensemble.

Naya Rivera

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     Naya Rivera showed off her amazing figure in a form-fitting black gown with side cutout. The Glee star managed to look sexy, edgy and sophisticated all at the same time!

Melanie Iglesias

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Although she may be a newcomer to the limelight, Melanie of MTV show Girl Code looks like she was born to walk the red carpet! The amethyst color of her gown complemented her warm, auburn hair color perfectly and she wasn’t shy with that (J.LO circa 2000-esque) plunging neckline!

Best Beauty: Taylor Swift

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     Taylor Swift turned up the dial in the glamour department. Her faux bob was styled in Marilyn Monroe-inspired curls that were one part retro, one part polished and 100% glam. To keep it modern, T-Swift went with edgy dark liner and a touch of silver shadow to make her eyes pop.

Jennifer Hudson

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     If anyone glowed on the red carpet, it was Jennifer Hudson. She played up the almond shape of her eyes with a smokey cat eye with a hint of blue liner on the lower lash line and long, flirty lashes. Expert contouring and a glossy nude lip topped off her look.

Selena Gomez

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     Selena not only won the award last night for Best Pop Video, but she also wins for one of the best beauty looks. With a creamy berry lip and sleek, glossy locks, her look was sophisticated and on point!

TEEN CHOICE AWARDS 2013!

Missed last night’s Teen Choice Awards? Lucky for you, CHICSTUDIOS has a recap of the best red carpet hair and makeup looks. Here are the young Hollywood starlets that caught our eye and lit up the red carpet!

HAIR:

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Lea Michele styled her locks in flirty, beachy waves. We also admire her beautiful, brave smile!

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We adore Nina Dobrev’s effortless looking ponytail. Volume at the crown and super shiny strands make the look polished yet laidback.

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Attention beauty lovers: braids have proven a hair trend here to stay! Maia’s tousled braided crown shows off the star’s gorgeous eyes.

MAKEUP:

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Shay plays a natural beauty on Pretty Little Liars but she stepped it up a notch on the red carpet with her summery glow, bronze smokey eye and nude lip.

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Holland’s skin looks flawless and that bright red lip is pure perfection!

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Selena plays up her sultry new image by rocking a sexy cat eye achieved with thick, winged black eyeliner.

It’s safe to say that last night the red carpet was filled with so many gorgeous young ladies. Who was your favorite at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards?