Zoe Saldana

Cannes 2014: Nicole Kidman's Day-to-Night Transformation, Plus Three More Dresses You Can't Miss

May/14/2014 at 03:30 PM ET

Nicole Kidman CannesDominique Charriau /Le Film Francais/Wireimage; Jo

With her new film Grace of Monaco opening the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday — and with last year’s unbelievable Cannes style streak behind her — we knew Nicole Kidman was going to bring her fashion A-game to this year’s opening night festivities. And she delivered as expected. From day to night, she kept things sophisticated and stately — we bet Grace Kelly would have been impressed.

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Met Gala Predictions: Six Looks We're Hoping to See (in Some Form!) on the Red Carpet

May/02/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

The Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute Gala (or Met Gala, for short) is on Monday, and it promises to be one of the most formal evenings in ages. The dress code specifies white tie and tails for men (think what Prince Philip might wear to a royal wedding), while ladies will be wearing gowns influenced by the famously glamorous and over-the-top beautiful designs of Charles James. (Who? Read more about him here.) And of course, dozens of stars will be attending on the arms of designers who have created custom gowns just for the occasion.

Due to the extremely high-fashion nature of the ball, stars are likely to be wearing very formal, very elegant one-of-a-kind dresses to walk up the famous Met Gala stairs. But we couldn’t help but take a look at recent runways to see where inspiration may lie for these A-list designers and their planned celebrity dates. Below, see six outfits we think we might see in some form Monday night.
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Zoë Saldana Is the New Face of L'Oréal Paris! 'I've Grown To Believe Every Woman on this Earth Can Rock a Red Lip' (Plus: Exclusive Video!)

Mar/28/2014 at 11:10 AM ET

Zoe Saldana for L'OrealCourtesy L’Oreal

With the news that Zoë Saldana is joining the ranks of women like Lea Michele and Blake Lively as a L’Oréal Paris spokesperson, we had to ask: What does this new title mean to you? “It puts the stamp on, like, ‘Congratulations, you’re finally a real woman!” Saldana tells PEOPLE, laughing.

The N.Y.-born beauty, who describes her beauty philosophy as “simple, clean and strong,” is known for her elegant signature makeup look, a cat eye and red lipstick — the latter of which she loves so much, she confessed to having three red lipsticks in her purse alone. And though she knows what works for her now, she recommends a lot of trial and error to get to that perfect shade for you.

“In the years I’ve been on this planet, I’ve grown to believe that every woman on this earth can rock a red lip,” she says. “It doesn’t matter how big or how thin their lips are, how dark their skin is, or yellow or light or pink, there’s so many shades of red, you can find the right shade. Women just look so beautiful and powerful when they’re wearing red lipstick.”
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Oscars Gown Showdown: Reese Witherspoon vs. Zoë Saldana -- Pick Your Favorite!

Feb/13/2014 at 09:45 AM ET

Oscar Gown Showdown: Reese Witherspoon, Zoë SaldanaFernando Allende/Splash News Online; Kevin Mazur/W

The Showdown: Reese Witherspoon in 2007 vs. Zoë Saldana in 2010
The Editor’s Pick: Zoë Saldana
Who Made the Call?: Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director
Why She Chose It:
Before I launch into all the reasons why I picked one of the most polarizing gowns to ever hit the red carpet, I need to confess that I changed my mind like seven times before I finally made peace with my decision. And by “made peace” I mean that I was about to miss my deadline so I was forced to choose one and move on.

What made it such a tough call is that I think Reese’s deep amethyst gown, designed by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci, is the best thing she’s ever worn. The actress collaborated with Theyskens to create “something really fitted through the bust and hips,” the designer told PEOPLE back in 2007. The two worked out the details by phone (she was in Los Angeles and he was in Paris), with the help of sketches Theyskens sent to her. And here’s another fun fact: He had two mannequins with the actress’s petite proportions custom made. Two, because he actually made two dresses for Reese in case she changed her mind the day of the Oscars.

Check out the full Oscars Gown Showdown bracket here!

She (wisely) chose the bustier gown with a cascade of ruffles that faded in color from dark eggplant to pale lilac. Reese’s makeup artist Molly Stern told PEOPLE the decision was an easy one. “She said that it was the most beautiful dress she felt she’s ever worn.”

So what can trump 40 meters of purple silk jacquard from Switzerland constructed into a show-stopper just for Reese? Another purple ombré gown. Zoë Saldana’s Givenchy Couture (made by Riccardo Tisci) was straight off the runway and featured everything: sparkles, ruffles (upon ruffles) and a stunning color gradation. For some, the bold design catapulted Zoe to the top of the best dressed list. For others, it was a high-fashion disaster (many compared the ruffles to heads of cabbage). I loved that she took such a big risk at such a major event. She knew the dress would be polarizing, but she wore it anyway and because of her style cojones I’m giving her my vote.

Voting is now closed but click here to see who came out on top — and to weigh in on today’s matchup: Hilary Swank vs. Jennifer Lawrence!


Sundance Style Recap, AKA How to Look Cute in Cold Weather

Jan/20/2014 at 03:49 PM ET

Kate Hudson Sundance StyleFameFlynet;AP;Getty(3)

As another big storm prepares to hit half the country (get the latest on Janus here), we’re busy jotting down style notes from the stars at Sundance. Most celebs aren’t hitting the carpet in Beyoncé-style minis in chilly Park City. But they still manage to show off their fashion sense. So we’ve created a quick list of style tips for looking cute in below-freezing temps. Read More

Every Single Lipstick Worn on the Golden Globes Red Carpet (Well, Practically)

Jan/13/2014 at 02:01 PM ET

By now, your Pinterest boards are flooded with gorgeous photos from the Golden Globes. And you’re probably dying to give at least a few of the beauty looks a shot. But often, it’s nearly impossible to recreate the star’s exact makeup look unless you have a team of A-list pros working on you for hours in a suite at the Four Seasons. The one thing you can replicate, however, is the lip color. Here are all the lip looks we want to swipe — check out the full lipstick report below (stars are called out left to right, top to bottom) and let us know which will have you running to Sephora.com! Read More


Golden Globes 2014: The Looks We Just Weren't Loving

Jan/13/2014 at 08:35 AM ET

You may have noticed that we love awards season, particularly dress discussions. And though we prefer to recount the good dresses, occasionally a look we’re not crazy about will cross our desk and inspire plenty of heated debate in the office. We rounded up the looks that didn’t quite “land,” in our opinion, as well as the ones we loved the most. Below, see the dresses we disliked from Sunday’s Golden Globes. And don’t forget to check out all the links below to catch up on our must-see beauty looks, gown roundup, all the news from the night and much more.

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