Calling it now: 2016 is going to be the year of women in entertainment, and we're getting a jump start on celebrating some seriously talented ladies with our third-annual Fresh Faces issue. Marie Claire honored this year's squad with a super-fly party at Los Angeles' Sunset Tower hotel, and we tagged along with MarieClaire.com's exclusive digital cover star Nicola Peltz to find out what it's like getting ready for an event with Kylie Jenner's name on the guest list.
You know what they say: a girl can never have enough leather (someone totally says that, don't even worry about it). Nicola's outfit was edgy *and* chic, and you better believe she picked it out herself: "I normally work with my stylist, Leslie Fremar, but this time I picked out a Coach jacket to pair with my Saint Laurent skirt."
Shop more jackets from the Coach 1941 collection at coach.com.
Nicola chose a glittery pair of wedges and sleek clutch to go with her completely major outfit. Her thoughts on the matter? "Girls know how to accessorize." #Facts
Coach 1941 Dinky Crossbody 24, $395, coach.com.
Nicola worked with hairstylist Derek Yuen and Chanel celebrity makeup artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua to get ready for Fresh Faces, and the results were pure gorgeousness. "Love working with these two incredibly talented artists," she says.
Nicola's beauty look was modern yet feminine thanks to an array of Chanel products and Kara Bua's magic touch. "I was going for a soft, slightly cat-like smokey look," she explains. "I kept it looking modern with fresh skin and lips, as well as natural fuller brows."
How do you get the perfect imperfect blowout? Add a little "grit and dry texture" with the Bumble and bumble products featured in Derek Yuen's arsenal. Throw a hair dryer and GHD Curve Iron into the mix, and you're party ready. 👏 👏 👏
Glam squads are great, but sometimes a girl has to take charge of her own lip liner. Here's Nicola adding the finishing touches to her look before she heads out the door and hits the red carpet.
The look goes live! "Marie Claire threw an incredibly party for their Fresh Faces issue and I had a great time running into my girls!" (Aw, shucks.)