There must be fertilizer in the shampoo because Hollywood hair is all abloom this season with petal pushers Drew Barrymore, Björk and Rite Wilson, among others, tucking blossoms into their well-coiffed locks. “Wearing flowers in my hair makes me feel very feminine, very glamorous and a little mysterious,” says actress Ali Landry, who sprouted a red rose in April at the American Latino Media Arts Awards. The secret is simple, according to L.A. stylist Ricci De-Martino. “It’s a great look because it looks impromptu,” he says. “It’s very natural and sexy.” Real or artificial, flowers can be inserted in up dos or tied throughout flowing strands with thin wires, as Ally McBeal star Jane Krakowski did with purple buds at another event. The blooms “make you feel better,” says hairstylist Karmela Lozina of Manhattan’s John Sahag salon, “especially now that summer is coming and there won’t be much we’ll be able to do with our hair.”
Pick your posy with care. A too-big bud might “overwhelm your face, your hair or your look,” cautions DeMartino. “You want it to complement.” So keep those pruning shears handy.
with Samantha McIntyre in New York City
behind the seams
Lolita Davidovich fashioned her own style feat at L.A.’s World Stunt Awards, matching a funky striped Hervé Léger dress with gold mules and purse by Stuart Weitzman. Her stylist Tod Hallman deemed it the right move for the event. “It was feminine and sexy,” he says, “and had a little punch to it.”
Sure, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld has had a favorite model before—does Claudia Schiffer ring a bell?—but I hear nothing compares to how taken the designer is with 18-year-old Asian-American runway sensation Devon Aoki, daughter of Benihana restaurant-chain owner Rocky Aoki. Being Lagerfeld’s muse du jour has its privileges: Aoki recently freebied her way through the Chanel boutique in Paris like no other catwalker before her. After the model made her selections, a dutiful staffer rang up the head office to get approval. The quick response? Mais oui! And she walked off with almost $60,000 in goodies….
Benevolent bride-to-be Angie Harmon, I tying the knot with New York Giants cornerback Jason Sehorn in her hometown of Dallas on June 9, is helping her guests get pretty by placing a Wedding Survival Kit in each of their hotel rooms. The package will include Michael Kors perfume, Bumble and bumble hair products and an array of M.A.C Cosmetics in Harmon’s peachy-pink wedding colors….
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are making their first swing through L.A. in eight years. So the Italian design duo is throwing an intimate dinner party on June 1 for 100 of their best chums at a ft 1920s Hollywood Hills estate that will be strewn with 3,000 roses flown in from Sicily. The guest list is hush-hush, but my moles tell me that Gwen Stefani and Naomi Campbell will be among those supping on a Japanese spread and rocking to a Celia Cruz concert. And I’d bet my D&G rhinestone belt that the duo’s new best friend Angelina Jolie will turn up too.
Seen: Elizabeth Hurley in oh-so-tight jeans, a striped V-neck tank top and pink aviator sunglasses, lunching at the Ivy in L.A.