Sunday, August 16, 2015


This is my first post in a VERY long time, but now that my little one is almost two, I feel ready to get back to my blog and share my fav finds, design inspirations and all things TRES CHIC!

Lately I've been browsing YouTube before bed, watching makeup tutorials and getting up-to-date on the latest beauty buzz (e.g. lips a la Kylie Jenner, contouring, strobing and baking - makeup, not cookies). Although not all of these looks are for me, I am obsessed with the videos and their dramatic before and afters! Currently these YouTube beauty mavens are my Top Three in heavy rotation:

Stephanie Lange
I was drawn to Stephanie Lange's tutorials because she has cool toned skin like mine with pink undertones. Foundation shades that match my skin are super hard to find, as most are too yellow. So I figured I'd get some color tips and product recommendations from Ms. Lange! This professional makeup artist from Australia loves Guns N' Roses and Chanel (nice combo!), does an amazing job of camouflaging redness and acne, and she is super fun to watch!

Stephanie posts new videos three times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri). Here's one of my favs, Flawless Foundation Routine:

Check out Stephanie Lange online:

Nikkie de Jager's video The Power of MAKEUP! recently went viral and gained this makeup artist from the Netherlands a huge following. I love watching this down-to-earth glam girl (those are hard to come by!) and her user friendly techniques. Even Stepahnie Lange is a fan!

Nikkie posts new videos twice a week (Wed, Sun). Now check out why The Power of MAKEUP! has 21 million views and counting:

Check out NikkieTutorials online:
Snapchat: Nikkietutorials

Carli Bybel
Bringin' it back state-side, Carli Bybel is a Jersey girl and Megan Fox look alike (hello gorgeous!). This professional makeup artist has been my go-to for contouring techniques and drugstore makeup finds. Her home-based "Beauty Room" where she films is unreal (and there's a video about it)! Carli jet sets between New Jersey and L.A. and blogs about fashion as well as makeup.

Check out one of my fav videos from Carli, How to Contour & Highlight | Drugstore Update:

Find Carli Bybel online:
Snapchat: carlibybel

While you're at it, be sure to follow TRES CHIC online:

Do you have a favorite makeup guru on YouTube? Leave a comment and let me know!

Monday, January 14, 2013


Last night stars from television and film turned out for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. Stunning celebs lined the red carpet to kick off awards season and show off some fierce fashion!
Check out TRES CHIC's picks for BEST DRESSED and winner for Most Improved!
In addition, a special look at Hollywood's New Moms Club!


Jessica Alba is stunning in a coral Oscar de la Renta gown.
Lucy Liu took a fashion risk with a floral Carolina Herrera ballgown.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is chic in a custom Vera Wang gown.


Naomi Watts is a screen siren in her deep red Zac Posen dress.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shows some leg in a sleek Saint Laurent dress.

Julianne Moore wore a custom made Tom Ford gown with a plunging back. 
Most Improved goes to Helena Bonham Carter for selecting a
beautiful black lace Dolce & Gabbana gown. Love the fun lip clutch!
This look is a thousand percent better than her typical red carpet get-ups.
The carpet was full of celebs who just became new moms (or are about to be)!
The evening was the first time we got a chance to see the new mommies all dressed up!
New mom Sienna Miller chose a top and skirt from Erdem.
The star gave birth to her first child, daughter Marlowe, in July.
Singer Adele made a rare appearance on the red carpet, looking chic in Burberry.
This new mom welcomed her first child, a son, in October.

Megan Fox was stunning in Dolce & Gabbana after giving birth to her first child just four months ago.
The star and hubby Brian Austin Green welcomed a son named Noah on September 27. 

Claire Danes gave birth to her first child less than a month ago!
The star, who stunned in a red Versace, said "I've been in sweatpants for quite a while so this is successful."
Her son Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy was born on December 17.
Soon-to-be new mom Kristen Bell rocked her baby bump in a flowy Jenny Packham dress.
Bell and fiance Dax Shepard are expecting their first child this spring.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


They say everything is bigger in Texas. So it's no surprise that Dallas-based design duo Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford decorate for some of the most lavish homes and yachts! These business partners (and sisters) have impeccable taste. Their style is not only luxurious, it is fun! Enjoy a sampling of the KK portfolio and take note of a few themes:
Use of the color Blue,
Painted floors,
Lacquered walls,
Fun with art work.


Visit Kirsten Kelli online

Friday, March 16, 2012


In 1929, Prohibition was in its ninth year, women had gained the right to vote, and for 35 cents Americans could purchase a copy Vogue Magazine.
In its January 19th issue, Vogue featured Spring Fashions in true flapper style - so synonymous with the roaring twenties. To be "in vogue" in 1929 meant short hair, lipstick, cigarettes, booze and Jazz. Designers like Coco Chanel set the new standard for feminine style with designs like the "little black dress" which Chanel debuted in 1926. Eighty-six years later Vouge still features a woman's must-have LBD!

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Enjoy this peek at Vogue from January 19, 1929:

“We’d rather do without clothes than give up the car.” - Mother of nine children, 1924.

“I think a woman gets more happiness out of being gay, light-hearted, unconventional, mistress of her own fate.... I want [my daughter] to be a flapper, because flappers are brave and gay and beautiful.” - Author Zelda Fitzgerald, 1924.

Friday, March 9, 2012


Uber chic designer Diane Von Furstenberg has teamed up with The Gap to launch an exclusive kids line. The pint-size DVF designs aren't available until March 15th, but check out some of the cute looks in the new collection!

It's a mini DVF wrap dress!

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Recent preview party with Hollywood moms like Molly Sims!

See more at The Gap.