From kimono-inspired dresses to embroidered outerwear, stylesetters set off for Asia—no frequent flyer miles required
Susan Sarandon, in a vintage Chinese robe, in N.Y.C.
Actress Sharon Warren, in Yves Saint Laurent, at an L.A. premiere.
Audrey Tautou, in Dries Van Noten, at a premiere in L.A.
Michelle Pfeiffer, in a Giorgio Armani dress and Emporio Armani coat, at a New York City gala.
Behind the Seams
Gap girl Sarah Jessica Parker still enjoys the occasional night in white satin, wearing Narciso Rodriguez the American Museum of Natural History Ball in N.Y.C.
SHADY DEALINGS: Their own star power is blinding, sure, but Matt Damon and George Clooney can’t seem to part with their amber-lensed Persols. The two chose the same style to wear in heist flick Ocean’s Twelve and have sported them in New York and across Europe. They’re so attached to the specs, even a real thief couldn’t pinch them….
Persol sunglasses, $144; http://www.luxottica.com
GRAIL SEEKERS: Although the underground L.A. tattoo artist who creates the graphics for the clothing line Grail has kept his identity a secret, his signature skull and Gothic-rose designs have attracted a high-profile following, including Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson and Wilmer Valderrama. Grail’s threadbare, paint-spattered look says “starving artist.” Or maybe that should be “low-carb artist”…
Grail T-shirt, $110; http://www.shopkitson.com
WU DUNNIT: L.A. dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu babies the complexions of Amy Smart and Mariska Hargitay. And now she’s launched the Chinese botanical-based cosmeceuticals skin-care line, which eschews harsh chemicals and scrubs. Lucy Liu is a fan of the Heel, Elbow & Cuticle Cream. Notes Wu: “Who wants to be wearing a $5,000 jeweled sandal with cracked hooves?”…
Dr. Jessica Wu Anti-aging Brightening Complex, $145; Heel, Elbow & Cuticle Cream, $65; Refining Cleanser, $55; http://www.drjessicawu.com
IT SUITS HER: The relaunch of Eve’s clothing line Fetish won’t hit department stores till the fall of 2005, but the rapper-designer is so excited that she can’t keep it under wraps. At last week’s Vibe Awards she gave a sneak peek of her tweed jumpsuit blinged with Swarovski-crystal tuxedo stripes and glittering belt loops. Yup, count on Eve to take tweed from fusty to frisky.
THAT’S A WRAP!
Making a list? These gifts will add star quality
NAUGHTY OR NICE?
On a cold winter’s night, Underglam’s Holiday Tulips camisole, $42, and undies, $30—Beyoncé is a fan of the line—help turn up the heat; http://www.underglam.com
Sarah Jessica Parker bought Mia & Kompany’s diamond necklace in medium, $1,430; small, $1,100; Fred Segal Couture, 310-458-8100.
TECH THE HALLS
A practical-minded Demi Moore recently snapped up eight Wa laptop bags, $89; Jennifer Kaufman, 310-854-1058.
Bruce Springsteen’s manager gave him this limited-edition stingray-skin set from John Allan, $625; 866-JASTYLE.
FAUX BABY, FAUX
Russell Crowe bought his son Charles this faux-mink stroller blanket, $95; Kimberly Hall Kids Limited, 212-254-4006.
Dreaming of a white one? Crest has packaged its Spin Brush Pro Whitening toothbrush with a special white-leather clutch by Buzz by Jane Fox. They’ll keep you shining bright come party time—and a portion of the proceeds will go to Operation Smile.
Debra Messing says, “Cheers!” with these wine bags from Pack Happy, $12; http://www.packhappy.com