Some stars' past Academy Award beauty looks weren't the best we've ever seen, but a peek back into the red carpet vault proves that there were many who got it right. Sure, poodle perms, frosted shadows, and brick red lipstick might look strange or dated to us now, but they at one point constituted what was hot at the time. Here are 40 stars who stood out with their memorable makeup and hairstyles at the Oscars (and Governors Ball) from way back when.
With only eight days to go until New Year's Eve, I thought it fitting to pay homage to the quintessential party girl and ladylike legend, Holly Golightly. The iconic image of Miss G enjoying coffee and a croissant while gazing into Tiffany's is permanently ingrained in my head. Holly was the ultimate glamorous girl-about-town, and she always dressed the part. Get her glam look with a long black sheath dress ($80), shiny kitten heels, and elbow-length gloves. Make the look modern with a crystal headband and sequin clutch — and don't forget the pearls.
Celebrity stylists Phillip Bloch, Jessica Paster, and George Kotsiopoulos know a thing or two about getting dressed up for a celebration — after all, they've styled Katy Perry, Jennifer Aniston, and Halle Berry, to name a few. Watch our video for their tips on how to put together a creative Halloween costume by taking a cue from Katy Perry's "California Gurls," Britney Spears, or the Kardashian sisters.
Behind the scenes, Oribe set the hair first before the makeup team got to work, calling the experience a group effort. "Everything works together to make it a great shoot," Oribe explains. "From being in Paris and working at the [Hôtel de] Crillon to seeing the beautiful clothes — the look just comes together from this inspiration. On top of everything, Anne is a major movie star, and all of these aspects propel you to tell a great story with her," he says.
Get Oribe's tips on how you can get Anne's classic-meets-modern hairstyle with lots (and lots) of modern texture, just keep reading.
Take cue from a few of our favorite runways shows. This season, it's all about ladylike details! FabSugarTV shows you three easy ways to incorporate the ladylike trend into your wardrobe. Tweed-inspired jackets, feminine frocks, and delicate blouses are simple ways to add sophisticated touches to your Fall look. Watch to see how! Thanks to Neiman Marcus and Endless.com for providing wardrobe and shoes!
Most of you prefer heavier eyebrows, but just like hairstyles, makeup shades, and clothing fashions, different shapes and textures of eyebrows go in and out of style over time. In the the '20s and '30s, it was all about thin, dramatic brows with lots of curves. In the '80s, it was all about a bigger-the-better attitude. And then there were the '90s, when brows were so thin, tweezers never got a break. So let's take a peek at some of the most memorable eyebrow styles over decades past. Which era stands out most for you?
Before Sex and the City, we had Holly Golightly, the fabulous single lady portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. In the upcoming book Fifth Avenue 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, author Sam Wasson argues that Hepburn's portrayal was one of the first to glamorize the single, city-dwelling woman.In the 1958 book on which the movie was based, Truman Capote made Golightly a racy call girl, a far more controversial character who was tamed for the big screen. In the latest issue of New York magazine, Wasson says the casting of Audrey Hepburn made Golightly a more aspirational figure:
"Before Hepburn, there was the prude and the slut, and the reality of in-between had no cinematic correlation. If Monroe had played her, she would have just been a hooker. That was when I got the power of the movie, and the genius of casting Audrey Hepburn."
In a much-discussed season two episode of Mad Men, the creative types at Sterling Cooper argue that all women fall into two camps: the Jackie or the Marilyn, the Madonna and the whore. But being a "Jackie" also means being a mom, so for single women, perhaps the Marilyn vs. Audrey dichotomy is more accurate. What do you think?
A few weeks ago, Rihanna walked the Nickelodeon orange carpet wearing a multitonal hairdo at at the Kids' Choice Awards. We've seen her do the blond and deep brown look before, and she's not alone. As long as there's hair color, two-toned hairstyles will multiply. Check out some other celebrity hair color pairings now.
This scene from Roman Holiday is one of the most charming ever, as Audrey Hepburn's character, Princess Ann, liberates herself from her stuffy, regal lifestyle. Watch as the expressive and flirtatious Italian barber ("Off, off, off!") takes her hair from below the shoulder to this iconic wavy pixie. It all makes me want to go for a gelato run on a Vespa. What about you? Much like Audrey's character is freed by chopping her locks in this classic film, have you ever found a haircut to be liberating, too?