December 06, 2004 12:00 PM

Eastern Standards

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

WINNER’S CIRCLE

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

DANDY CANES

Hilary Duff has added this peppermint tee from Americana Couture to her wish list, $49.99; http://www.americanacouture.com

DREAM CREAM

Clé de Peau is giving Naomi Watts and Madonna its La Créme moisturizer in special crystal-studded jars. For mere mortals, a regular 1-oz. jar is $450; Saks Fifth Avenue, 310-887-5464.

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

SNOW BRIGHT

Sarah Jessica Parker bought Mia & Kompany’s diamond necklace in medium, $1,430; small, $1,100; Fred Segal Couture, 310-458-8100.

HOLIDAY SHEAR

Kate Hudson received these little E.D.A shearling baby booties from mom Goldie Hawn, while Liv Tyler ordered her own; $40; http://www.lifesizekids.com

TECH THE HALLS

A practical-minded Demi Moore recently snapped up eight Wa laptop bags, $89; Jennifer Kaufman, 310-854-1058.

HOT SEAT

Fergie‘s stylist requested for the Black Eyed Peas singer this briefs season’s greeting from 2Belles, $58; http://www.figleaves.com

FILE AWAY

Lindsay Lohan is giving her posse Dr. Siegal’s nail kits, $49.99; http://www.clshealthyfeet.com

JINGLE GELS

The Anthony Logistics line—used by Nick Lachey—offers holiday potions, $30 each; http://www.anthony.com

BURN THIS

Spice up a party with this cinnamon-scented candle by Swoon (a line favored by Reese Witherspoon), $24; http://www.shopkitson.com

BOY TOYS

Bruce Springsteen’s manager gave him this limited-edition stingray-skin set from John Allan, $625; 866-JASTYLE.

MINT CONDITION

Courteney Cox Arquette gifted pals with Davies Gate products at her baby shower. This gift set is $48; http://www.daviesgate.com

FAUX BABY, FAUX

Russell Crowe bought his son Charles this faux-mink stroller blanket, $95; Kimberly Hall Kids Limited, 212-254-4006.

FOR CHARITY

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.

BUZZ WORTHY

Debra Messing says, “Cheers!” with these wine bags from Pack Happy, $12; http://www.packhappy.com

Queen Latifah and Drea de Matteo have taken both brush and bag for a spin—a $100 value for $29.95; http://www.spinbrush.com

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