Our May guest editor, Nicole Chavez, shares her favorite red carpet looks from her career as a celebrity stylist.
Nikki Reed in Michael Kors at the Twilight New York Premiere
"The color was magnetic and the cut-outs were subtle yet sexy. This look is a total standout to me."
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Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana at the 2011 Oscars
"Scarlett and I collaborated with Dolce and Gabbana on this one-of-a-kind gown for the 2011 Oscars. The open back was a stunning surprise."
Piper Perabo in Oscar de la Renta at the 2011 Golden Globes
"Her Oscar de la Renta gown was the first gown she tried on and instantly we all knew it was the one. The silhouette was so feminine and timeless. This dress was one of my all-time favorite dresses."
Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham at the 2013 Golden Globes
"I had less than 24 hours to find a dress and one that had room for a little baby bump and she slipped right into this runway sample with little to no alterations. This dress was kismet."
Catherine Zeta-Jones in Monique Lhuillier at the 2011 Golden Globes
"When I saw Monique Lhuillier's Pre-Fall collection, I instantly knew that this dress was meant to be worn by Catherine. I fought hard to have that gown in my fitting and it was the first and only dress she tried on."
Katherine Heigl in Escada at the 2008 Oscars
"This is a very sentimental look for me because it was the first time I styled for the Oscars. As a little girl I grew up watching the Oscars, so to have the opportunity to collaborate with Escada to design a custom gown for Katherine was a dream come true."
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Rachel Bilson in Erdem at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards
"I personally love mixing prints. Not everyone does and we knew it was a risk. In the end, I loved how playful and fun the look was. Fashion should be expressive not perfect."
Kristen Bell in Stella McCartney at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards
"I loved the vibrant tangerine and nude paired together.The color was magical on her skin and the silhouette was conservative and yet the sheer overlay gave it a youthful vibe."
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Scarlett Johansson in Armani Prive at the 2010 Iron Man 2 Premiere
"I am totally obsessed with this look. The dress was from the much-loved 'Moon' collection. The one-shoulder structured creation was actually a very soft mint hue — I referred to it as Daiquiri Ice (my favorite Baskin Robbins flavor). It was mistaken for white in all the press."
Rachel Bilson in Suno at 2010 Fashion's Night Out
"Rachel has the ability to pull off some risky looks. This super print bubble skirt is no exception. I love the juxtaposition of chaotic print and sweet silhouette. Her minimal accessories and simple booties make this look effortless."
Nicole’s artistic collaborations, from memorable red carpet moments to an impressive array of print, commercial and on-camera work, have garnered her industry-wide acclaim. She is the recipient of the award for ‘Star Stylist Extraordinaire’ at the Hollywood Style Awards and has been named one of the ‘Top 10 Superstar Stylists' by Forbes. Her work has graced the covers and editorial fashion pages of InStyle, W, Seventeen and Harper’s Bazaar, to name a few. Nicole's celebrity client roster includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rachel Bilson, Katherine Heigl, Kristen Bell and Nikki Reed. She is also currently a co-designer with Rachel Bilson for ShoeMint.
| The item in my closet I'm currently wearing most is… 3.1 Phillip Lim A-line black leather skirt.