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best dressed of the CFDA awards

There is nothing I love more then red-hot stars on a red-hot carpet, and if there was ever an event to showcase extraordinary style, it’s the CFDA awards – the Council of Fashion Designers of America. When it comes to stunning styles and show-stopping looks, this year was no exception. Stars were turning heads and stealing headlines with amazing silhouettes, draping, and color.

It was hard to choose, but we narrowed it down to five ladies we feel deserve our red carpet best-dressed nod.

 

 

Sophia Bush

The former One Tree Hill actress proved that she’s become a serious style star.

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ACMA red carpet style stars

The Academy of Country Music Awards – the country music world’s self-declared “Party of the Year” – kicked off to a rollickin’, country-lovin’ good time last night with a boot-tapping performance by Carrie Underwood. Hosted by Reba McIntire and Blake Shelton, the evening was full of performances, both fun (as with a rousing, booze-soaked rendition of “Red Solo Cup”) and heartfelt. Of course, it being a country kinda night, there was enough sparkly cleavage, formal denim, and big hair to last us all year. Amidst these Texas-size accoutrements, however, there were a few fashion standouts. Here, we’ve declared our red-carpet winners from last night’s ACMA’s.

 

Carrie Underwood

The always-gorgeous Ms. Underwood had her famous legs on display in this lovely gown.

 

Taylor Swift

Looking more polished than usual, Taylor wowed in an architectural column gown and straight locks.

 

Nicole Kidman

We love the whimsical collar and illusion neckline, which add interest to a simple black dress.

 

Shannon DeLima

Marc Anthony’s new lady-friend strutted down the red carpet in this amazing yellow gown.

 

Hillary Scott

Lady Antebellum’s lead songstress looked subtly gorgeous in a clingy black dress, stunning emerald earrings, and perfect hair.

 

Miranda Lambert

Bedecked in gold, Lambert looked ready to take home a statuette.

 

Jennifer Nettles

We love the lacey coral number Nettles floated down the carpet in; we’d like it even more sans yellow belt.

 

Karen Fairchild

The Little Big Town singer stood out from her group in a gorgeous sequined dress. Love the wavey, Missoni-esque print – and the daring neckline!

All photos courtesy Yahoo!

best-dressed at 84th Academy Awards

Ellie Kemper looked amazing in this rust sequin strapless. This dress accentuates her curves and complimented her gorgeous locks making her our pick for boldest-dressed!


Lara Spencer simply shone in this one shoulder gown. From the texture to the cut — which truly accentuated her statuesque physique — the look was flawless.

Louise Roe took our breath away with the unique white satin gown. Delightfully ladylike, we love the metallic details.

 

Maria Menounos looked stunning in the green side cut out gown. Showing off her natural curves while managing to keep the look elegant, we have to give her a nod as the evening’s sexiest-dressed celeb. Meow!

Michelle Williams is almost always a red carpet beauty stand out with her striking and flawless porcelain skin, but this Louis Vuitton number sent her straight to the top for our best dressed list. Chic yet adorable!

Milla Jovovich dazzled in this jaw dropping Elie Saab one shoulder gown.

 

Missi Pyle looked incredible in this eco-friendly turquoise design. She proved going green doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish!


Berenice Bejo wore a low cut, long sleeved mint green Elie Saab creation.  The gown, paired with her red locks, was a study in elegance that was not lost in translation.

Gwenyth Paltrow is almost always a fashion ‘do’ and  last night she proved why with this gorgeous Tom Ford gown. We give Gwenyth our vote for most chic.

Stacie Keibler looked incredible last night — and it wasn’t just George Clooney on her arm!  She rocked this amazing gold lamé Marchesa gown, causing neck sprains up and down the red carpet, making her tarte’s favorite head turner of the night.

best-dressed at the 54th Grammy Awards

Looks like we have Lady Gaga to thank for inspiring celebs to dress like it’s Halloween on the red carpet. The 2012 Grammy’s were filled with some outlandish attire, but we were still able to narrow it down the 10 best dressed.

Carrie Underwood was glowing in this intricate, open-back gown.  With her swept-back blonde hair and stunning blue eyes, she outshone everyone on the red carpet.

Adele Stayed true to her classic style by rocking the retro cat eye with a gorgeous vintage style Armani gown. She arrived at the red carpet already a winner!

Hilary Scott wore this gorgeously draped gown that really flattered her figure. Her long sleek locks pulled this entire look together. Oh yeah, and her makeup? All tarte.

Julianne Hough chose this exotic black strapless gown and kept her hair and makeup simple, balancing out her entire look.

Kelly Osborne, infamous for her daring dress choices,looked chic and elegant in this one shoulder Grecian-influenced  gown. And her soft purple locks looked beautiful — Katy Perry, take notes!

Kelly Rowland knows she has an amazing figure, and in this gown so does everyone else! She chose a dress that really complimented her shape, but still looked lovely and elegant.

I usually don’t choose Paris Hilton as a best dressed candidate, but she really looked gorgeous last night. She shockingly chose a tasteful and sophisticated gown. Well done, Ms. Hilton!

Rihanna collaborated with Armani to design this  risqué little number. She definitely could have done something else with her hair, but the dress was perfect.

Jane Seymour kept it simple in this fitted, gold gown. She looks amazing, while still dressing for her age and maintaining her sexy appeal.

  Honorable Mention

Katy Perry always knows how to stand out and make a statement. Despite her blue hair her blue gown and makeup were done up to perfection.

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red carpet chic: the evening gown guide

Awards season has us regularly drooling over one incredible gown after another… and dreaming about what we would wear if we ever got the chance to saunter down the red carpet. Our non-movie-star salaries might not necessarily afford us Dior and Valentino, but it is possible to find glamorous formalwear that’s Hollywood-ready without blowing your entire paycheck. We’ve collected a few affordable options, all under $500, that we would be proud to sport down any crimson walkway (even if it’s just the one in our imaginations).

 

 

Angelina looked smoking hot in this drapey black Jenny Packham gown at the SAG awards… but we think she would have rocked this sexy Halston Heritage Halter just as well.

 

 

Our favorite look from the SAGs was Michelle Williams’ unique lace shift – a classic, ladylike silhouette meets screaming, siren red. An equally sexy option would be this ADAM sheath dress, whose gorgeous lace is amped up by a surprising pop of red.

 

 

The always-gorgeous Mila Kunis looked sleek and sexy for the Golden Globes in this black chiffon Dior. We dare you to compare it to this lovely Max & Cleo look, — all wrapped up with a bow.

 

Lea Michelle wowed at the SAGs in this flowy, one-shoulder number (not to mention the thigh-high slit!). Even though this Amsale version is slightly more subdued, we love its sweet champagne color and romantic, bodice-hugging shape. And if you’re still desperate for some leg, a tailor can make it happen for you in a snap.

 

Emily Blunt had us majorly envious of her emerald gown at the SAG awards – a simple, glamorous silhouette in an absolutely stunning shade. This ONE by Contrarian halter gown is in the same pretty jewel tone – made even sexier with its backless cut.

 

best dressed at the People’s Choice Awards 2012

The red carpet was sizzling last night at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards. Celebs were dressed to the nines and wow factors were at an all time high - sheerness, outrageous cuts, and risky styles were abundant! It was hard to narrow it down, but here are a few of our favs!

The sheerness, the length, the neckline – we’re obsessed  with everything about Vanessa Hudgen’s Jenny Packham gown.

We love the short and sweet style in which award winner Nina Dobrev opted to go green!

Miley Cyrus looked stunning in this sophisticated, yet edgy dress – sheer, deep necklines were the trend of the night!

Ooh la la! Juliana Hough fearlessly sauntered down the red carpet in this incredible, backless number.

 

Ginnifer Goodwin paired a retro fingerwave ‘do and with a thoroughly modern structured, hot pink dress .

 

The boldly peachy color and slight Grecian influence of Demi Lovato’s gown is genius. Oh, yeah, we’d also like to add, va va va-vooom!

 

Flirty and feminine, Ashley Benson hits a fashion home run with this black and white cocktail dress.

 

 

Honorable mention: Lucy Hale certainly took quite a risk with this gown . We applaud her fashion guts and think she pulled it off.

 

What were your favorite looks of the night?

Get the Look:

The beautiful Kate Bosworth arrived at the premiere of L!fe Happens not only wearing a gorgeous pink number, but also decked out in tarte. Celebrity makeup artist Amy Nadine wanted to give her a look that would compliment her hot pink Richard Nicoll dress. She “opted for a simple and soft look to highlight Kate’s natural beauty.”  She incorporated delicate pops of pink on her cheeks and lips. Following Amy’s easy steps, there’s no reason why you can’t replicate Kate’s look at home!

 

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What tarte products are you wearing on your “red carpet”?

Style Star of Week: Rachel Bilson

Each week we’ll be featuring our favorite style icons that portray fresh, eco-chic looks that work morning, noon and night. To kick it off this week we’re featuring America’s sweetheart Rachel Bilson.  Whether she’s grabbing a coffee, running errands, walking her dog, or hitting up the Red Carpet, Rachel’s always looking amazing! The bronzed beauty doesn’t stop! Our eco-fashionista has sported many different looks and we’ve selected some of our favorites to share with you.

                         

From pants and maxis to shorts, she always chooses styles that flatter her petite shape…

A regular on the Red Carpet, she can don a sultry look in black or a more bohemian take in a cream shade.  She’s constantly changing it up with pops of fresh color that impel her to stand out.

To replicate Rachel’s eco-friendly style try incorporating these accessories into your wardrobe: a weaved-tote, a black-quilted bag or a fantastic pair of neutral pumps. These key pieces work with so many different looks giving you a more versatile take on your closet. Other items you’ll find Rachel wearing are trendy sunglasses, a bold cuff or a black blazer—these can be worn with almost anything in your closet. Go nuts, have fun, and outshine this summer with a fresh new style!

We want to know:  what staple item will you be purchasing this season?

Meet the Pro: Beverly Fink

Whether you’re walking down the aisle or on the Red Carpet, this makeup artist knows how to make any woman look flawless! Introducing… Beverly Fink. She’s one of Florida’s most talented makeup artists, and she often contributes to media outlets such as the Miami Herald and The Green Bride Guide. I had the pleasure of chatting with Beverly and I’m going to share some of her beauty secrets with all of you! Check out her Q+A to learn more about her endless talent and if you have any questions for her, then please comment below!

Meet the Pro: Mathias Alan

It’s April and that means it’s time for us to introduce this month’s new artist. Please meet celebrity makeup artist Mathias Alan!  He has painted gorgeous faces and created eye-catching hair styles for Red Carpet beauties, television hosts, and commercial talent. I had the pleasure of catching up with Mathias and this Q+ A is just a quick snapshot into Mathias’ world.  You can learn more about him on his site www.mathias4makeup.com, but here’s just one tidbit from the master: he considers tarte’s dark circle defense the perfect cure for those puffy bags underneath your eyes.  Hope you enjoy reading about Mathias, one of my favorite makeup artists.