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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NW Beauty Archive: Hollywood's "Go-To" Stylist Nicole Chavez

Nicole Chavez,
Photo Courtesy of Nicole Chavez Facebook
Recently, I’ve been fascinated with the works of celebrity stylists. I watch their features, and decide how I'm going to plan out my own wardrobe.  I’ve been lucky enough to speak with several stylists over the last few weeks in an effort to develope stories about them on NW Beauty Mag. On the top of my list of stylists to interview, was Nicole Chavez.

Nicole Chavez, is often described as an inspired visionary. She began her career in the costume/wardrobe department of the Fox Network series "The OC." The trend-setting show would be the launch pad for Nicole’s distinguished success as one of the Hollywood Elite’s most highly sought after stylists. Nicole has since been the recipient of the award for ‘Star Stylist Extraordinaire’ at the Hollywood Style Awards in recognition for her exemplary work in styling, as well as also having been named one of the ‘Top 10 Superstar Stylists' by Forbes. With featured profiles in the Los Angeles Times Magazine and Angeleno respectively for her excellence in styling, Nicole continues to have her work consistently celebrated in WWD and InStyle for its innovation and beauty as well. While Nicole’s ‘expert advice’ remains a highly coveted commodity by a myriad of world-wide media outlets, publications and on-line fashion sites, her established relationships with today’s top designers along with her keen eye for detail and fit have firmly landed Nicole at the forefront of fashion. (Bio courtesy of Nicole Chavez Official Facebook page).

Nicole's client roster includes Scarlett Johansson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Courteney Cox, Rachel Bilson, Katherine Heigl, Kristen Bell, Nikki Reed, Miranda Cosgrove and Piper Perabo, while her work has further graced the covers and editorial fashion pages of InStyle, W, Seventeen, and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few. Having additionally styled campaigns for L’Oreal, Macys, T-Mobile, Lux, Max Factor and Neutrogena, Nicole has also styled and hosted events for W Magazine, Darphin, Loft and Vogue, in addition to also lending her talents and expertise to styling sessions for Modelinia and Theory respectively.

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 and accolades from clients and colleagues, praiseworthy of the commitment and caliber she brings to her craft.

Nicole was not available for an interview so instead I am featuring my top three favorite looks and picks from Nicole Chavez: her 2009 WhoWhatWear Feature, Insider Picks for LAMixx Blog, and her ShoeMint collaboration. These looks and picks are from 2009, 2010 and early 2012. I can't wait to see what she puts together for 2013!

1. Her July 2009 feature was fantastic! I love what she picked for Kristen bell.

2. Nicole Chavez’s INSIDER looks on LAMixx blog, back in May 2010 were timeless. Who doesn’t love boyfriend jeans, oversized watches, and classic black blazers?  Those are still staples, years later.

3. Nicole Chavez partnered with Rachel Bilson to create ShoeMint. What’s not to love there? ShoeMint is a brand where fashionable footwear and affordable prices come together to make a brand every woman will love. Nicole & Rachel are often photographed together, so I included a photo from Refinery 29‘s coverage of Chavez’s essentials.
Rachel Bilson & Nicole Chavez
Featured image "Hollywood's Go To Stylist: Nicole Chavez" courtesy of Tracey Mattingly. Hair by Davy Newkirk.

About the author: Maile CabralView all posts by 
Maile Cabral is one of the founding partners of Cabral Edwards Management, a boutique Public Relations and Event Marketing company. In addition to her NW Beauty Magazine articles, she also blogs for Girl Power Hour and her own blog, Pink Energy. Follow her on Twitter at @MailePRMedia, @CEMManagement & @SeattleCelebBuz.

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