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Tuesday(3/4) evening, fashionable Chicago guests took a break from the dreaded never ending winter outside to fete Chicago native, E! Fashion Police co-host and celebrity stylist George Kotsiopoulos. His book “Glamorous by George: Movie star style made easy”made it’s Chicago tour stop at the Swarovski store on Michigan Avenue.
As someone who has seen countless of movie stars and “celebrities” from his styling days to red carpet commentator to fashion police, he’s an authority in the space and he wants to show you how to get that style. He offers easy-to-achieve tips for looking like a movie star without the movie star budget.
I miss iconic women. Especially today looking out into a sea of overnight boldface names, many of whom are defined by dalliances and headline-making disasters. I long for the return of the real movie star: the allure, the wit, and the mystique.
“You may think that movie-star style is beyond your reach, but I promise you it’s not. Some of the biggest, most iconic, gorgeous, and now-established movie stars made the same leap you’re about to make. When I was an assistant stylist, I worked with Charlize Theron on a shoot for Esquire back when she was a mere model. She was bubbly and upbeat and running around the set half naked and fully wild. She was like many other model-actresses I had worked with, but there was a spark to her that stuck with me. About a year later, we crossed paths again, on a photo shoot for InStyle magazine. This time Charlize was on the cover. She wasn’t a half-naked wild child running around the set but instead a golden goddess in our midst. It was apparent through her gracious nature and the elegant way she carried herself throughout the shoot that she had made the transition from model-turned-actress/quasi-celebrity to a bona fide movie star. That day, I felt like I had witnessed an exceptional change—which ultimately led Charlize to winning an Oscar.
That transition, and its lasting impression, is what I want for you.
Following the book signing, an intimate dinner later that evening was held in George’s honor at Siena Tavern.
*Images: Swarovski(Barry Brecheisen)
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