Friday, February 13, 2009
Style File: Oscar Ready
The Oscars are a week away and we've uncovered some of the star's secrets to looking fab at the awards show. In tonight's Style File, Seven's Belkys Nerey gets us red-carpet ready.
WSVN -- Ever wonder how all the celebs get that red carpet glow? We've just uncovered their secret weapon, it's facialist-to-the-stars Tracie Martyn.
Tracie Martyn: "Celebrities love this facial, especially on Oscar night because it's the one facial you can get right before an event because you'll look less puffy, look more lifted, more firm, more radiant and there's no downtime."
Her New York office is already booked solid with appointments from stars who want a flawless face for the Oscars. Now, you can get that same treatment at the Fountainebleau's Lapis Spa in South Beach.
Tracie Martyn: "Everyone in Miami can now come and have the same treatment that we offer in New York that we give to Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep and Brad Pitt."
The first step, a diamond microdermabrasion, which resurfaces the skin and takes off dead skin. Then Tracie's anti-aging products are applied for that special glow, but the magic wand is really her re-sculpting device.
Tracie Martyn: "Then I use my re-sculpting device, which is a low current, and it helps to lift and contour and reduce puffiness, so the client's cheekbones look more lifted, the jawline looks more firm."
Tina Ratsy: "It's like a little massage on my face. It feels like I've been lifted."
The result, glowing skin, even without makeup. The facial costs $325, and the results are supposed to last a few weeks.
Tina Ratsy: "It's amazing, I feel like a celebrity."
To dress like the stars, head to Aventura Mall where stores there are already predicting the red carpet looks.
Jillian Jacobson-Altit, Astoria: "I think the stars are going to be focusing on their favorite body part, whether it be their arms, chest or back."
Some showstoppers at Astoria, this loose black dress that shows off a killer back.
Jillian Jacobson: "This has beautiful flowers and details of the stones and the chiffon and the chains. I can definitely see Angelina Jolie wearing it, showing her back with her hair up."
Purple is still the "it" color this season, and this bright, flowing dress made of silk Italian fabric is a standout.
Jillian Jacobson: "I definitely see Kate Winslet wearing that dress. She is definitely about color and rich fabric, purples, pinks, goes with her blonde hair and blue eyes."
At Adolfo Dominguez, old Hollywood glam still rules. They believe this hot pink dress screams nominee Anne Hathaway.
Anabel Llopis, Aventura Mall: "It's one of those dresses where you walk in and make a statement. It has a beautiful, full skirt. It's very form-fitting at the waist and has beautiful accents with the feathers and a low back-line."
They chose this black and white, one-shoulder beauty for nominee Penelope Cruz.
Anabel Llopis: "Definitely hot this season, the one shoulder, most recently seen by Michelle Obama. The black and white just makes it more timeless, and the silhouette is more beautiful."
You can't rule the red carpet without fab shoes. Stuart Weitzman is always a celeb fave.
Christina Krezmian, Stewart Weitzman, Aventura Mall: "Actually, Jordin Sparks is considering wearing the shoe with the rose on the toe, and I know we've sent out more of samples to many other celebrities, so we'll definitely be seeing our looks on the red carpet."
This award season, you'll see lots of fabric using roses and tuxedo ruffles on both shoes and purses.
Christina Krezmian: "We went into using fabric to create beautiful details. All of it's hand done, and it creates a lot of volume."
Also, expect lace, exotic skin, some bling and of course, metallics.
Christina Krezmian: "Metallics are always extremely popular. They go with every color, and they really play up that sparkle and shine."
Now you know how to shine just like the stars.
For the fashion recessionista, the designer A.B.S. usually does affordable knock-offs of all the red carpet dresses.