Red Carpet Beauty: Lupita Nyong'o At The 2014 MTV Movie Awards (Update En Espanol)

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At this point we’d create an event just to have Lupita strut her stuff on a red carpet…you know she would kill it.

Here is the Academy Award Winning actress slaying at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards…oh yes she's wearing Chanel Fall 2014 RTW. Yassss!

We’ll get back to that in a moment but let’s talk Lancôme first. Namely, the beauty inspiration for the event. 2014 MTV Movie AwardsWe love her hair style from celebrity stylist Larry Sims. Her makeup was fun and Celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose gave the recently appointed Lancôme ambassadress “sparkly, disco-inspired eyes” for tonight’s red carpet. Barose wanted to complement Nyong’o’s colorful dress with a silver metallic eye.

We got the scoop on the colors she’s rocking.




Here is the side by side of Lupita in Chanel and the same dress on the runway. I think we can a agree who wore it best! It’s Lupita, ICYDK. Lupita in Chanel

And finally, its not a proper fashion moment until theres a Lupita Nyong’o/Jared Leto moment. So here it is, enjoy.

2014 MTV Movie AwardsInspiración

El maquillista de celebridades, Nick Barose, le dio ojos brillantes, inspirados por la disco a la nueva embajadora de Lancôme, Lupita Nyong'o. Barose quería complementar el colorido vestido de Nyong'o con un look metálico de plata.




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Red Carpet Beauty How-To: Kate Mara

Celebrity makeup artist Coleen Campbell-Olwell used Orlane products to create Kate Mara’s stunning look for the red carpet premiere of ‘Transcendence’ and gave us the beauty breakdown.
“For Kate’s look tonight, she’s wearing a gorgeous, gold Valentino dress with swept-up hair, so we decided to do bold and metallic shadows on her eyes with a pop of color and luminous, radiant skin.
Since the weather in LA is so warm and dry, I started by massaging in Orlane’s Super-Moisturizing Light Cream for extra hydration.  This product is a staple in my kit!  It really preps the skin so that the foundation goes on smoothly.
I then dabbed on Orlane’s Absolute Skin Recovery Eye Contour under her eyes.  Next, I mixed two drops of the Morning Recovery Concentrate into Chanel’s Vitalumiere Foundation for extra luminosity and applied it with a dampened Beauty Blender.
For extra definition, I contoured under her cheekbones with a medium-sized fluffy brush and Orlane’s Bronzer in Soleil Cuivre 02.  This bronzer is perfect for contouring because it is matte and looks so natural.  Then, to add a hint of peach to the apples of her cheeks, I swirled on Dior’s Blush in Amber Show.
On Kate’s eyes, I applied metallic and gold shadows and used a purple accent for a pop of color.  I decided to forgo false lashes and instead lined her top lash line with Antonym’s Certified Natural Eye Pencil in Noir.  To add density to her lashes, I took a small, dense shadow brush and smudged it in.  Then, I applied two coats of Orlane’s Volume Care Mascara.  I LOVE this mascara as it creates such long, lush lashes
I love Kate’s lip color, so we went au natural and just applied a balm on top to keep them hydrated.
To finish off the look, I used Orlane’s Highlight Care Brush to add extra glow to the top of her cheekbones, the inside corner of her eyes, and the top of her lip line. Lastly, I dusted Orlane’s Translucent Loose Powder on her t-zone.”

Red Carpet Beauty: Emily VanCamp At The Premiere Of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Emily VanCamp Votre Vu Captain America The Winter Soldier Red CarpetCelebrity makeup artist Rosie Johnston is the artist behind this beauty look! For Emily’s look, Rosie took inspiration from her dress which was a short Monique Lhuillier number with long sleeves.  “It’s very sexy, but very demure and classic at the same time.”  Rosie and Emily wanted to do something that was sleek, modern, yet sophisticated.

The look for tonight really focused Emily’s eyes.  “We went for a not so traditional smokey eye paired with really nude lips.  To start, Rosie began by applying Votre Vu’s Champagne Kisses to Emily’s lips to prep them for the lipstick later on.  The lip balm is infused with Vitamin E and champagne grape seed oil so it intensely moisturizes the lips and creates a great base for lipstick.  Rosie kept Emily’s skin looking super fresh and clean using a combination of Kevyn Aucoin and Chanel foundations.  To add a subtle flush to her cheeks, Rosie used Votre Vu’s Vu-On Rouge in Bouquet Rose and applied it using a foundation brush on the apples of her cheeks and blending up a little.

To prep the eyes and make the colors pop, Rosie first applied Votre Vu’s Lingerie Pour Les Yeux in Light all over Emily’s lids.  Then she went in with the nude-bronze shade from the Palette Play in Copper and swept that all over the lid.  Focusing next on the eyeliner, Rosie took the Le Joli Crayon in Charbon and lined her eyes with it.  To smoke out the liner, Rosie then took the deep violet and black shades from the Palette Play in Violette and blended out the liner using a flat, wide eye shadow brush.  “The eye shadow palette is amazing; the colors are so gorgeous and really created the look we were going for.”  To finish off the eyes, Rosie applied lots of individual lashes and then three coats of Votre Vu’s Eiffel Power to give volume and length.

For her brows, using Arch de Triumphe in Warm and an angled brush, Rosie filled in Emily’s brows, combed them out, and then filled them in again, repeating this step 3 times for a “natural, yet defined look.”

“We always try to keep Emily’s look soft and sexy, but with a little bit of edge.”

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“American Hustle’s” Sizzling Dress Steps Off the Screen and Into Hollywood Costume Exhibition

AME100BENever before seen outside the movie studio, Rosalyn Rosenfield’s (Jennifer Lawrence) shimmering white dress and Irving Rosenfield’s (Christian Bale) velvet suit, both designed by Oscar®-nominated Michael Wilkinson for “American Hustle,” are set to open the internationalHollywood Costume exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum, March 26.

Curated by eminent costume designer and historian Dr. Deborah Nadoolman Landis, the show features more than 100 of Hollywood’s most iconic costumes including Dorothy’s (Judy Garland) blue-and-white gingham pinafore from “The Wizard of Oz,” Indiana Jones’ (Harrison Ford) leather jacket from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and Marilyn Monroe’s billowing white dress from “The Seven Year Itch.” Much more than a display of costumes, the exhibit combines multimedia elements including interviews with actors, costume designers, and filmmakers, animation and clip montages, to fully explore the role that costume design plays in cinema storytelling and the contribution that costume designers make to every production.

AME100BFAnother new addition to the already expansive collection is Darth Vader’s (David Prowse) menacing black suit and cape from “Star Wars,” designed by John Mollo. The rarely seen costume appeared in the London debut of Hollywood Costume, but has not yet been seen as part of the exhibition in the United States. Darth Vader is paired in the show with “Ming the Merciless” (Charles Middleton) from the 1930’s “Flash Gordon” serials and together, they represent the two evil rulers of the universe.

Phoenix Art Museum is the final scheduled stop and one of only two U.S. museums to host the V&A exhibit. Once the show closes July 6, costumes will be returned to studio archives and an international array of private collectors, making it the last opportunity to see one of the largest collections of Hollywood costumes ever assembled. Five years in the making, Hollywood Costume is the greatest exhibition on the collaborative art of filmmaking ever mounted.

Hollywood Costume at Phoenix Art Museum is a ticketed event and is anticipated to sell out. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in

The Countdown Begins for ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

Universal Pictures just unveiled the first introduction to Christian Grey. ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ will not be in theaters until next year but get used to seeing this image.

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY PosterThe above #FiftyShades artwork will be posted in 5 outdoor locations, starting the yearlong countdown to Valentine’s Day 2015 when the film arrives in theaters.

Keep an eye out in the following cities!

New York (Grand Street & 6th Ave) | Los Angeles (Wilshire Blvd. & Gayley)

Chicago (LaSalle & Hubbard) | San Francisco (Mission St. & 6th) | Seattle (1st & Wall St.)

Will you be one of the first to see this movie?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Beauty Looks Created by @CoverGirl

I was lucky enough to be invited to s very special screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. IDK about you but after the first installation I’ve been obsessed (Katniss Everdeen braid (with mixed success) for weeks.


So when CoverGirl launched beauty looks inspired by the film (hitting theaters today) it
was like they read our minds. CoverGirl launched perfect looks inspired by Panem’s District beauties (yes, Katniss Everdeen too).

Inspired by each region’s strength — Luxury, Masonry, Technology, Fishing, Power, Transportation, Lumber, Textile, Grain, Livestock, Agriculture and Mining — the bright and gilded palettes may not be the best camouflage in the forest but they’ll certainly make an impression on the Gamemakers in the big arena.


Check out a how to video:

Which look are you most likely to rock?

Steal Her Style: ‘Hunger Games’ Star Stephanie Leigh Schlund Rocks Denim on the Red Carpet

Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Alan Ritchson, and Stephanie Leigh Schlund were seen in Miami this past weekend for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” press tour. The cast of The Hunger Games series took part in a ‘Victory Tour’ featuring Q & A’s, signings, and a meet and greet with fans.

Stephanie Leigh Schlund in Frankie B. Denim at The Hunger Games Catching Fire Press Tour
Stephanie Leigh Schlund rocking Frankie B. Denim at "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" Victory Tour last weekend.

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Get the Look: Lily Collins at the Premiere of The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones

Not sure about you but we’re excited to see The Mortal Instrument: City of Bones. There was a touch of girl-crush when we spotted Lily Collins, at the Los Angeles premiere, in this amazing white leather number by Cushnie et Ochs. We adore the sleekness of the dress and her hair! So much so, that we asked celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak, who styled Lily Collins, how to create the gorgeous slicked back look on Lily.


“Lily wore an incredible leather structured dress by Cushnie et Ochs.  I knew I wanted the hair to have a graphic feel with lots of shine.
I started by sectioning her hair deep to the side and then applied Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice to Lily’s damp hair and blew it dry straight.  For an extra straight look, I flat ironed each section straight down with no bend.
To tame any fly aways and add extra smoothness and shine, I used Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel all over.  I did not use it sparingly!  I first put the product in my hands and rubbed it in before applying it from the bottom up.
Next, I used Leonor Greyl Gel a l’Hibiscus to slick back the sides of Lily’s hair and pinned it in the back, leaving the back section down.
To finish the look and ensure it lasted all night, I sprayed Leonor Greyl Spray Structure Naturelle all over the head.”

Are you as excited as we are? Check out the trailer below.

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Must See Summer Movie: Despicable Me 2

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.  In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.
Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.
Now that the ever­entrepreneurial Gru (STEVE CARELL) has left behind a life of super crime to raise Margo (MIRANDA COSGROVE of television’s  iCarly), Edith (DANA GAIER of  Bullied) and Agnes (ELSIE FISHER of television’s Masha and the Bear), Gru, Dr. Nefario (RUSSELL BRAND of Get Him to the Greek, Hop) and the Minions have some free time on their hands. 

But as he starts to adjust to his role as a suburban family man, an ultra­secret organization dedicated to fighting evil around the globe comes knocking. 

Now, it’s up to Gru and his new partner, Lucy Wilde (KRISTEN WIIG of Bridesmaids, TV’s Saturday Night Live), to discover who is responsible for a spectacular crime and bring him to justice. After all, it takes the world’s greatest ex­villain to catch the one vying to take his place…

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Joining the returning cast for  Despicable Me 2 are KEN JEONG (The Hangover trilogy, television’s Community) as Floyd Eagle­san, proprietor of the local hair replacement club for men and key suspect in the most despicable crime to hit the globe since Gru departed the game; STEVE COOGAN (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Tropic Thunder) as Silas Ramsbottom, Lucy’s boss in the Anti­Villain League and a superspy whose surname offers an endless source of amusement to the Minions; MOISES ARIAS (Hannah Montana,  The Secret World of Arrietty) as Antonio, the oh­so­suave object of Margo’s girlhood affection (and Gru’s supreme annoyance); and BENJAMIN BRATT (Miss Congeniality, Snitch) as Eduardo Perez, Antonio’s father, owner of Salsa & Salsa restaurant, and the man who may or may not be the most macho super­villain who ever villained, El Macho. 

You’re Invited to Dinner and a Movie @KTCHNnyc

ktchnaWith Pride Week in full swing there so much to do there almost isn’t anything to do.

This summer KTCHN Restaurant (508 West 42nd Street) hosts an Interactive Dinner and a Movie on summer Tuesdays from 8pm-10pm. The 3-course prix-fixe menu is $35, and includes a complimentary "themed" cocktail and popcorn while you relax and enjoy the following films:

Think ultimate foodie combined with Rocky Horror Picture show and you'll get the idea of KTCHN's dinner and a movie series, which when I went was showing the 1980's hit movie Dirty Dancing. Whether you're a foodie, movie buff, or just one of those people that likes to be loud in a theater, all are embraced here. Actually participation is encouraged.

ddAt the beginning of the hosted screening, along with a pre-fix menu including Dirty Dancing themed cocktails, we were also handed lyrics from the movie’s soundtrack. The night is filled with crazy sing-a-longs, trivia, quizzes, dancing and the best part is the movie comes alive at KTCHN.

If you can't make it for To Wong Foo tonight check out the upcoming line up of feature flicks for the dinner and a movie program at KTCHN:
June 25th – To Wong Foo
July 2th – Silence of the Lambs
July 9th – Birdcage
July 16th – Moonstruck

Visit KTCHN for additional info & more movies coming up this summer.