Get The Look: Reese Witherspoon’s Do

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HE LOOK: A modern take on classic, 40s waves

INSPIRATION: Inspired by the sleek and beautiful lines of Reese Witherspoon’s dress, celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel gave the Best Actress Nominee a deep middle part that transitioned into soft cascading waves for the red carpet tonight. “I wanted to play up the duality of texture and create a look that had strength and softness at the same time,” said Adir.

Here is his step-by-step breakdown:

  • Adir started by creating a severe middle part and then applied John Frieda Luxurious Volume Volume Building Mousse from roots to mid shaft to towel-dried hair.
  • To continue building the perfect foundation, Adir applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Beyond Smooth Frizz-Immunity Primer from roots to ends before blow-drying hair away from the face with a medium-sized round brush.
  • Once dry, Adir tucked hair behind both ears and pinned into place. “A great tip to avoid dents in the hair is to use a business card and hair clip to hold the style in place,” said Adir.
  • To create the soft waves in the back, Adir used a 1″ curling iron and curled the hair in a barrel curl from ends to mid shaft, pinning them in place to cool down.  He continued that motion throughout the entire back section of the hair that was down.
  • Before removing the cooled curls from their pin set, Adir sprayed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray. He then removed all the pins and let the hair drop, applying more hairspray on a paddle brush and brushing out the curls into a smooth 1940’s wave.
  • Adir then removed the business cards that were holding the front structure of the hair in place and applied John Frieda Frizz Ease Expert Finish Polishing Serum with a coloring brush to create duality in texture.
  • To finish, Adir spritzed John Frieda Frizz Ease Keraflex Flexible Hold Hairspray to lock in style all night.

 

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Oscars 2015: Chic Tweak’s Best Dressed List
This year’s Oscars red carpet was about making a statement—blazing red, all over pearls, high drama jewelry—and pulling it off with aplomb, not to mention a few sequins (80,000 on Julianne Moore’s dress alone!).

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1. Dakota Johnson in a Saint Laurent dress, Forevermark Diamonds jewelry, and Bally bag

2. Cate Blanchett in Martin Margiela Couture

3. Naomi Watts in Armani

4. Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford

5. Emma Stone in Elie Saab Haute Couture

6. Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

7. Julianne Moore in Chanel and Fred Leighton jewelry

8. Sienna Miller in Oscar de la Renta and Forevermark diamond jewelry

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5 Good Things for the Weekend!

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Here are five things we’re super into this week:

1. This Cat Tipi – I want it for my cat Mr. Waffle Fry – Hw cute? And only $54!

2. This New Neutral Shade from Essie’s spring collection called ‘Picked Perfect.’

3. This Deluxe Butternut Mac n’ Tease recipe from mynewroots.com. It’s dairy-free (and gluten-free if you sub in rice pasta).

4. A Military Button-Up for tucking in and out of every pant. Only $58.

5. A Great Article on the pros and cons of juicing from a paleo/nutrient-dense perspective via Chris Kresser.

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Red Carpet Style With Repetto

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A few years ago, we were introduced to one of our favorite shoe brands, Repetto, and the rest is history. What makes this brand so special? Repetto uses “stitch and return” to hand make its iconic ballerina flats and loafers, which translates into shoes as soft and flexible as true ballet slippers. Feel like you’re floating on air when you walk (and rock) the red carpet. Shown above: “Michael” black patent loafers ($350), “Cendrillon” blue suede ballerina flats ($295) and “Brigitte” pointy-toe ballerina flats ($380).

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3 Tricks to Up Your V-Day Gift Wrap Game

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If you ask us, wrapping gifts is half the fun of gift-giving. Even if you don’t have the perfect present inside, putting a little something extra into your wrap job always impresses the giftee. Click on Brit+ Co’s how-to here for three easy ways to gussy up your already-wrapped gifts and make them even more Instagram-worthy. How can you not love these? Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day! xo Chic Tweak

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Hump Day Week Treats!

French Macaron Valentines For Your Bae

Happy Month of Love!

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Known for bringing an American twist to the quintessential French macaron, Dana’s Bakery is elevating the traditional Valentine treats with an exclusive collection of new flavors. Inspired by the iconic Necco Sweetheart treats, the collection features candy-colored cookies in decadent flavors printed with classic heartfelt messages.

Dana’s Bakery Sweetheart Macarons ($35 for box of 12);

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Chic Tweak’s Grammys 2015 Best-Dressed List

Now that we’ve seen all the glamorous looks hit the Grammys red carpet, we’ve narrowed down our top picks below. (Don’t see your favorite? Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!)

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1. Beyonce in Proenza Schouler

2. Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad

3. Zendaya in Vivienne Westwood

4. Taylor Swift in Elie Saab

5. Charli XCX in Moschino

6. Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

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FRIEND PARTY Series One Balloons!

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FRIEND PARTY is a collection of artist-created balloons for birthdays, holidays, or any time you need to celebrate with a little something special. Each round, six new friends will create six new designs, available in short batches… so get them quick!

Each artist’s twitter/instagram is listed so you can share your celebrations with them. Let’s keep this party going!

There’s a limited batch each time around, and you can get a pack here for $12.

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Day Zero Project (101 in 1001)

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It’s the beginning of February and with the winter still lingering on, I know we all could use a little pep in our step. I have always been a fan of challenges and after coming across the dayzeroproject I couldn’t help but want to participate! The timeline is realistic (about 2.75 years to complete your list) and allows you to really organize and plan your tasks.

1. Create your list of 101 things you want to accomplish.

2. Go out and do it!

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New Jewelry Brand Alert: Saint Vintage Couture Collection

Disappointed in the lackluster snowfall from Juno?  Get all the ice you need this winter with shimmering jewelry from the Saint Vintage Couture Collection.  The charity jewelry line combines vintage and antique embellishments, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, antique glass, vintage beads and antique pearls, Saint Vintage necklaces, earrings and bracelets for designs that will shine throughout the season.  What’s best?  Every piece in the Saint Vintage collection donates up to 50% back to cancer research.   The Saint Vintage Couture collection retails for under $250 online, HERE

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Super Bowl Party Planning 101

Need some tips on how to plan an awesome Super Bowl party? There are so many different options when it comes to Super Bowl party ideas. Just don’t lose sight of what that night is all about: football, food, and fun.

  • Plan simple, portable foods. A buffet is your only option. Nobody wants to be sitting down at a table to eat when they’d rather be screaming at a television set or two!
  • Set up as many televisions as you have available around the party area.
  • Don’t prepare recipes that will keep you locked in the kitchen all night. You should enjoy the party too.
  • Have one room set aside without a television for partygoers who aren’t interested in the game and would like a quieter place to talk.
  • Likewise, set up one room with a television for serious football fans who don’t want to be distracted by idle chatter.
  • Plan on plenty of beverages, and don’t forget the beer. With all of those beer commercials bombarding your guests, they’ll be working up a strong thirst for the suds.
  • If you feel compelled to decorate, think team colors, footballs, team jerseys, goal posts, and pennants. But don’t knock yourself out. Most eyes will be more impressed by the clear reception on your television.
  • Have lots of paper towels, napkins and rug cleaner handy for messes created during exciting plays.
  • Keep a little spare change and small bills handy for any betting pools that just might pop up over the course of the evening.
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Ice Cream Football Sandwiches for your Super Bowl Party

We found these adorable, easy & quick treats on The Celebration Shoppe

You’ll Need:
– Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
– Wooden Spoons
– Sharpie
– Rubbermaid Storage Containers
– White Cake Icing
– Resealable Bag
– Icing Tip #4 and Connector
– Knife
– Optional: Chocolate Sprinkles

Simple Steps:
1. Using a Sharpie, draw football plays, referee stripes or team colors on wooden spoons
2. Unwrap your ice creams and lay them on a sheet of wax paper or in Rubbermaid container
3. Pierce one end of the ice cream with a knife so that your wooden spoons can be inserted easily later
4. Cut the edge of resealable bag, insert your icing connector and tip, spoon in icing and pipe football design
5. Place in Rubbermaid container and freeze until guests arrive.
6. Insert wooden spoons, sprinkle container with chocolate sprinkles (to finish the look) and serve.

Tip: If you serve them at halftime and they’re hard frozen, they should last the full 30 minutes!

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Fashion Book Essentials For Your Shelf

1. Sensation (Young British Artists From the Saatchi Collection)
2. Black & White (And A Bit In Between)
3. Cubism and Fashion
4. The Carlyle
5. Rare Bird of Fashion
6. Cecil Beaton
7. Beene by Beene
8. Louis Vuitton
9. Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty
10. The Journey of a Woman

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Best Dressed- SAG Awards 2015

Let’s get straight to business: There’s a lot of looks to discuss from the 2015 SAG Awards!

1. Keira Knightly in Erdom

2. Kaley Cuoco in Romona Keveza

3. Emma Stone in Dior

4. Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab

5. Reese Withrespoon in Armani

6. Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang

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DIY Valentine’s Day Roses For Him

“What do I get him for Valentine’s Day?”

Yes, it is true that this special day is meant for the ladies, but a man deserves some fun treats too! I am one to plan ahead, so this Valentine’s Day I am going to show up with a 6 pack of his favorite beer in one arm & my DIY “bouquet of roses” in the other.

Manly goodies to use as roses:

1. Pink Polo Ralph Lauren Woven Boxers

2. Red Polo Ralph Lauren Woven Boxers

3. Miniature Jack Daniel’s Old No.7 Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey 750ML

4. Beef Jerky

5. A Fine Cuban Cigar

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PUNCHCASE by Leslie Hsu

Keep charged and carry on! Launching for SS15, PUNCHCASE by Leslie Hsu, the fashionable tech accessory brand is introducing phone charger bags into their collection of functional double duty designs.  Letting you charge on the go, chargers (which can be used with any USB cord) will be available in three new silhouettes: Perry, Gigi and Rivington. Each style is available in an array of chic spring hues and styles including neon perforated, raffia, leopard calf hair, and more, retailing from $139-199 online at www.punchcase.com.

Created for the modern, multitasking woman in mind, PUNCHCASE transforms an ordinary cell phone cover into a clever wallet/purse that securely holds your smartphone or e-tablet, while giving you complete access to it.  Combing the workmanship of designer handbags with practicality, founder and fashion industry veteran Leslie Hsu has developed statement pieces including wallets, pouches, totes and cross body bags designed in a hip mix of materials and hardware including at an affordable price point.

 Perry—a chic envelope clutch