Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bohemian-Inspired Styles for Spring…

Spring is in the air……which means one thing, It’s time to brighten up your wardrobe!
Whether you are searching for a few key pieces to add a burst of color to your current wardrobe, need a complete overhaul of your closet or preparing for a Spring Break getaway with the girls – this spring’s hottest looks bring the latest prints, punchy hues and fun into your style!
The Bohemian-inspired style is back with a new urban twist….. Anyone can achieve this feminine, eclectic look by pairing romantic prints with weathered favorites. The freshness comes from prints ranging from paisley, florals to medallions which are featured in flowing tops and skirts. Hot colors for this style are deep earth tones such as espresso chocolate and pesto green with vibrant pops of aqua and warm red. To complete the look, pair the outfit with vintage-like accessories and strappy sandals in an of-the-moment gladiator style.
Here are a few of our favorites……
The Sienna Rose Mushka Collection is an LA based contemporary women’s line is known for their bold and bright sublimated prints. The complete Sienna Rose Spring ’09 collection includes tops, tunics, dresses and skirts with prices ranging from $59 – $89. Sienna Rose is available at fine boutiques and department stores nationwide including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s , Belk, Dillards and Macy’s.

Sienna Rose Embroidered Tunic
Are you totally smitten with Bohemian looks this Spring??? One lucky winner will win a piece from The Sienna Rose Spring 09′ Collection (a $85.99 value). Just leave a comment and a winner will be selected randomly and announced tomorrow.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tres Chic Style 2009 Oscar Report…

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for my Live Oscar Blogging last night. I had so much fun… I’d also like to thank my loyal readers on Facebook for your comments and questions. I actually made it through the whole show….around 11:00pm my adrenalin was slowing down but my lovely fashionistas kept me going. Thanks Guys…
First of all I thought Hugh Jackman was the best host in years!!! Many congrats to Miss Kate Winslet and the entire cast of Slumdog Millionaire for their historic Oscar sweep. I just keep saying to myself…Those kids are so cute!!!
For a list of winners, click here.
Now for my favorite (Natalie Portman, pictured above) & least favorite looks of the evening…….

By now most of my loyal Tres Chic Style fashionistas already know Sarah Jessica Parker can do no wrong in my book when it comes to fashion…. The sultry fashionista sashayed her fabulous self on the red carpet in Dior. Simply Stunning!!!

Jessica Biel on the red carpet in strapless ivory satin Prada. Reminded me of Eva Mende’s gown for the Globes last month. Well…kinda sort of…. You be the judge!

Even the hair was awful…Did she do that herself on her way there in the limo???
Where are your accessories Beyonce???? This look was very mature and missing some Gold jewelry….. the messy ponytail and barely there make-up was not an Oscar look to love!

Marion Cotillard also donned Dior and had us all taking a double take…. Very similar to SJP’s look.

My absolute favorite of the evening…. Penelope Cruz in vintage Pierre Balmain. Ms. Cruz stole the show with this one and even took Oscar home with her!!!

I’ve been receiving so many emails and comments about this one… Lil’ Miss Miley Cyrus arrived in a Zuhair Murad dress with a sparkly v-neck bodice and tiered “asparagus -like” skirt. This look reminds me of a debutante or cotillion gown. Not too sure how I really feel about the look but I personally believe it’s too mature for this teen starlet. I would have loved to see her in something shorter and fun with a pop of color…..

(sucking my teeth on this one) Now didn’t we warn celebs about paying tribute to Oscar by looking like one…. Breakout actress Viola Davis obviously missed the memo that Gold lame is a no-no at the Oscars. I think Beyonce tried it one year and the results were disastrous (at least in the world of fashion).

Best supporting actress nominee Taraji P. Henson wears a white tiered gown by Roberto Cavalli and jewels by Fred Leighton. We’ve been seeing a lot of ms. Henson these days with all the Oscar buzz. Her signature bob and delicate make-up are her signature look. Although I loved the look, I thought we’d see a dramatic look for the Oscars, possibly an up-do or extensions. Nonetheless, Missy rocked it…..

Angelina Jolie chose a stunning design by Elie Saab adorned with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Very classic Hollywood….Simple yet sexy…Love it!

Now the say something nice challenge…… Honestly I almost forgot about Alicia Keys in “Secret Life of Bees”. Initially I was wondering why was she there?? Anyhoo back to the fashion….Question: Is Tina Knowles her stylist? This look definitely reminds me of Beyonce. The dramatic side split, wig and make-up…. A fan of both celebs but I wished Alicia could have played it a bit more natural. As many of you know I absoultely adore wigs…but this is by far not one of my favorites!!!! By the way, she’s wearing Armani Prive, loved the gown but hated the hair and make-up….

Not a fan of Heidi Klum’s red architectural gown by Roland Mouret…There said it!!! Many fashionista’s and critics were gushing over this edgy meets glam look. I loved the shoes but couldn’t appreciate the complexity of the gown. An up-close view of her accessories revealed heavy baubles, chains and bangles. Geesh!

Kate Winslet wore Atelier Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati. Her charcoal grey/black ensemble reminded me of Old Hollywood Glamour! Hepburn would be proud….. With Chopard jewels and perfectly coiffed hair Kate was a winner on the carpet and inside the Kodak theater.

As you can see, I enjoyed the Oscars last night…. What did you think??? Leave your comments at the end of this post or email me, here. I’d love to hear from you….

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscar Night Blogging….

Greetings Fashionistas…..
The clock is ticking and in just 6 short hours, Oscar will make it’s 81st Annual debut for all the world to see….
This year, Tres Chic Style will host a Live Blogging Chat Room. It’s a unique chat room where Tres Chic Style fashionistas are invited to join us to dish about your favorite or least favorite looks of the evening.
I’ll be tuning in live at 7:00PM EST/4:00PM PT, for the Oscar Pre-Show, so make plans to join us in the chat room ….

ABC’s “Oscars Red Carpet 2009” coverage runs from 8:00pm to 8:30 p.m. EST, with Robin Roberts and Tim Gunn doing the gushing, with the actual awards show to begin at 8:30pm.
Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic will cover celebrity arrivals on E! ‘s “Live From the Red Carpet” from 6-8 p.m., The TV Guide channel also will be on the red carpet from 6 to 8 p.m., with “Live at the Academy Awards” with Lisa Rinna and Joey Fatone hosting.
How do I join in on the fun???
Simply click the join chat icon in the left hand side of the page. Feel free to use a tag name or your most fashionable alias and join us for an evening of fun….

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Weekend Guide….

With less than 72 hours to go, celebs are being prepped and primped for the *1st Annual Academy Awards. Tents have been erected on the Red Carpet in anticipation for rain. The Academy has even Oscar fans a step by step update of the evenings events. From the construction outside the Kodak theater right down to the decor and theme for the Governor’s Ball.
Obviously, I’ll be tuning in for the Red Carpet festivities hosted by ‘Project Runway’ style guru Tim Gunn and ‘Good Morning America’ anchor Robin Roberts. I absolutely adore Tim Gunn’s take on style and look forward to his take on Oscar looks. I’m not a huge fan of Robin Robert”s fashion sense or lack there of…. In the past few years we’ve seen her go from drab to fab before our very own eyes. Her signature close cropped mane as the result of her battle with cancer has created a buzz for the anchor in the fashion world.

Designer Gilles Mendel and Suze Yalof Schwartz, executive editor at large of Glamour magazine, joined Robin Roberts to help her pick out the perfect Oscar-worthy gown.

“Good Morning America” asked its viewers Wednesday to weigh in on Robin’s Oscar dress choices. More than 7,000 viewers lent their opinion for or against one of Robin’s final three dresses. The decision still has not been made and Robin still needs your help. Check out the dresses and vote here.

No plans to venture into the Kodak Theater on Sunday???
Rest assured we’ve got you covered with a few tips to get your Oscar Party started….
  • Visit the official Oscar Party website
  • Snag some entertaining tips and recipes courtesy of Wolfgang Puck
  • Lay out the Red Carpet your family and friends
  • Download Oscar ballots and predict your own winners

In other news…….

Be sure and check out The Tres Chic Style Fashionista Network for exciting weekend steals & deals.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Fashion Week Update…..

As previously reported, Kimora Lees Simmons will be unveiling her Baby Phat Fall ’09 collection this Tuesday. This year Kimora’s giving her fans an insiders look into what goes on backstage at one of her shows. Baby Phat will be doing a live Twitter feed from backstage at the Baby Phat show Tuesday, February 17, 2009 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
Fashionista’s will be able to log on to and get a “backstage pass” to find out what goes on behind the scenes at one of the most fabulous shows of the year!
Fashion Week Day 4…..
The glamorous creations of Jill Stuart & Tracey Reese sashayed down the runways at Bryant Park today. Making for quite the star-studded front row, Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush teamed up with the Hilton sisters at the Tracy Reese show.

Tracy Reese’s runway was filled with her signature, mostly easy-to-wear frocks and some excellent pants as well.
Models adorned black thigh highs, some knitted caps and a few donned the of-the-moment nerdy eyeglasses. This show was dedicated to Tracey’s mom, Patricia, who passed away last week. Her front row seat sat empty with a bouquet of flowers resting on it.
Looking forward to…….Season four Project Runway winner Christian Siriano will show in Bryant Park on Thursday marking his first time with his own collection in the tents.

A FLABuLess Secret….

As promised we’re bringing you an entire week of Red Carpet must-haves…….

This season celebs are bidding farewell to the “jiggly” arm flab. The FLABuLess is similar to a girdle for your arm. Founded in early 2008 by Lee Ann Stevenson, FLABuLESS is the first ever arm shapewear that slims, conceals and re-shapes the arms.

Just look at the difference…..

The FLABuLESS can be worn under tops, dresses or jackets “to make arms appear toned and firm. Women’s Wear Daily says “it’s among several new products that help people get closer to the body of their dreams – without surgery”.

FLABuLESS is made of a nylon spandex blend, available in sizes extra small to 5XL and copper nude or black. The arm sleeves are available in short, three-quarter, or long sleeve and cost $26.95 to $51.95.

Tres Chic Style is inviting our readers to participate in an amazing Giveaway! One lucky reader will receive a FLABuLESS set of compression sleeves. Just drop us a line ( and tell us why you would like to win.

Please leave us your email so we can contact you if you are the winner. Contest will end 2/18 Midnight EST.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fashion Week Update

Fashion Week Day Two

Yesterday I hit the tents for the Barbie Runway Show. With nearly 1500 people in attendance, standing room only, A listers and little girls scurrying about. The theme of the show was “All About Girls” and unapologetic materialism. The show began with a video installation of Barbie through the years, then featured three runway shows, based on interpretations of classic, modern and future Barbie. My favorite design was famed Barbie designer Bob Mackie, who presented a god beaded gown. Something I wish my Barbie rocked back in the day……

Fashion Week for me normally means dynamic shows, celeb sightings, chic after-parties and an extra 2 or 3 pounds at the end of the week… Yes 3 pounds!, shows often treat VIP’s (writers, editors, etc.) to decadent treats before the show and at the after-parties. Miss Tres Chic has been hitting the gym regularly and limiting her eternal love affair with desserts (with the exception of a cupcake every now and then…) I am so committed to my new regimen, even Fashion Week won’t deter me on this one!

Luckily for me, my handbag is armed with my new weight loss secret, courtesy of PurpleLab. It requires no prescription, or dreaded FDA warnings…..A wave of my Huge Lips Skinny Hips lip gloss wand actually curves my urge to snack while leaving my lips instantly plumped without the usual burning or stinging.

The secret to this tasty lip-plumping gloss is 10% Hoodia Gordoni extract, a natural appetite suppressant extracted from cactus-like plants in South Africa and Nambia. Used for centuries by the locals for its hunger curbing abilities. Hoodia works by mimicking the effects of glucose on the brain, tricking it into thinking you’ve just eaten.

The gloss is available in 6 georgeous, on-trend spring hues, like Red Sole, Love Your Thighs (personal favorite), Worship Kate, Lychee Martini, No Panty Lines and Kitty Poledancer.

Huge Lips, Skinny Hips retails for $20 and will be available March 1 at Space NK and Scoop!

On a lighter note….. Join Tres Chic Style and help 5 year Jasmina Amena realize the “Magic” of Barbie for generations to come…..


Red Carpet Must-Haves…. Part 1

In just 6 days everyone will be focused on the 81st Annual Oscars at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Over the years, we’ve witnessed glorious red carpet triumphs as well as numerous red carpet fiascoes. With just a few days remaining until the broadcast, Tres Chic Style would like to congratulate all the nominees and dedicate an entire week of giving our readers a glimpse at some haute products celeb stylist rely on to assist their clients on The Red Carpet.

While full lips have been all the rage in Tinseltown the past few years, they have some sizable competition with the latest “It” accessory…..full luxorious lashes!

Many fashionistas denote their eyes as their best feature. We’ve spent countless dollars on high-end mascaras and lash applications. Lash extensions are unforgiving on the eyelashes amd tend to leave you with dry, brittle and damaged lashes. The fab folks at Lashfood have unveiled a natural conditioning stimulant guaranteed to enhance your lashes in just 2 to 4 weeks.

Lashfood is very similar to liquid eyeliner. For best results the makers advise you apply the serum morning and evening. I’m actually in my 2nd week and I’ve noticed a considerable difference in my sparse lashes. My lashes appear thicker and I can even apply it before my mascara application in the morning.
Best of all……Lashfood can also be used to improve thin, overplucked eybrows. The natural ingredients are safe and easy to apply to the root of the brows to stimulate hair growth.

Tres Chic Style Reader Giveaway……..

Bruno Jamais Restaurant Club brings the French Riviera to the upper east side. Where else can one dine in style until 3am with delectable cuisine such as chocolate soufflé and Foie Gras? The service and décor are equally impressive. The restaurant received the “Best Interior Design” award by Hospitality Design Magazine. There is also live entertainment on Monday nights with the best of jazz and soul. On a cold winter’s night, allow debonair owner Bruno Jamais to make you feel at home and beat the doldrums of winter.

Celebrity patrons have included: Billy Baldwin, Joan Rivers, Cindy Adams, Chazz Palminteri and even former President Bill Clinton. *Reservations are suggested and chic attire is requested.

Bruno Jamais
24 East 81st Street
New York, NY 10028

One lucky winner wil receive a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Bruno Jamis by entering our Tres Chic Style Reader Giveaway.



The Rules

  • The contest starts Sunday February 15, 2009 and ends Thursday February 19, 2009
  • Email us ( your favorite Tres Chic Style Post. It can be a post you found informative, something that made you smile or a useful fashion tip.
  • Be sure to include your name and contact information.
  • Emails must be forwarded to the Tresc Chic Style email account no later than, Wednesday February 18, 2009 12 midnight (EST)
  • One winner will be selected at random.

*Stay tuned for a full week dedicated to Red Carpet must haves and Fashion Week Updates…


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