May 22, 2006 12:00 PM

Shorts Stop

When are shorts chic? When they’re knee-length, tailored and dressed up smartly with blouses, heels or elegant jackets

Keri Russell in Club Monaco shorts at a photo shoot in Rome.

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon in Theory shorts at an L.A. benefit.

Mandy Moore in Tory Burch at a taping of MTV’s TRL.

Rebecca Romijn at a TV appearance in New York City.


Instead of going overboard, Emmy Rossum opted for a simple chic red Ralph Lauren Collection dress at a screening of her film Poseidon.

Behind the Seams

ON TARGET: There are still bargains aplenty to be had at Target, but their iconic bull’s-eye logo is going high-end. Designers from J&Company, Raw 7 Cashmere and Lizzie Scheck have created pieces for the new Targét Couture collection ($25-$3000) available exclusively at Intuition. Carmen Electra has already hit the bull’s-eye….

Lizzie Scheck 14k gold necklace, $620, J&Company jeans, $140, Embroidered logo tee, $64;

EAU DOH: Admit it, we all know what it tastes like. Not so great. But the beloved scent of Play-Doh is one that reminds us of younger, easier days. As part of its year-long celebration of Play-Doh’s 50th birthday, Hasbro asked Demeter Fragrance Library to create this new, limited-edition scent. It evokes all the Play-Doh memories, without your having to worry that your mom will yell at you for getting it stuck in the carpet….

Play-Doh fragrance, $19;

PRINTS CHARMING: One way to get George Clooney‘s hands on you? Buy his handprinted James Perse T-shirt through the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Get Hands On organization. Clooney’s, Keira Knightley‘s and Samuel L. Jackson’s prints are available for purchase while one-of-a-kind tees by Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Zach Braff, Courteney Cox Arquette Arquette and others can be bid on through May 25. All proceeds benefit the Revlon/UCLA Women’s Cancer Research Program….

Clooney’s handprinted tee, $45;

SUN, SEA AND HAIR: It’s not just skin that needs TLC this summer. Biolage launched the limited-edition Sunsorial line to protect hair, too, from sun, saltwater and chlorine. The After Sun Shampoo, Sun Repair Treatment and water-repellent Hair Oil just went on vacation with Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Biolage Sunsorials, $9.95-$13.95, avail. while supplies last;

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Lindsay Lohan is getting a lot of mileage out of her leggings. The actress “adds them to even the most girly dresses to give them the Lindsay edge and make them less feminine,” says her stylist Rachel Zoe. It’s a look that’s ’80s-inspired but utterly modern.

Wolford Velvet de Luxe leggings, $38; or 800-WOLFORD for stores.

charity item!

Bid on Petra’s hat to benefit diabetes research.

Derby Divas

It was neck and neck in the race for attention at the Kentucky Derby, as celebs followed tradition by wearing over-the-top toppers to the haute horse race. Post-Derby Petra Nemcova flipped her lid, signed it and is auctioning it on eBay to benefit the Barnstable-Brown Foundation to support diabetes research.


The best of what’s on sale this week …

$24.99 for three (originally $15 each)


Cotton and spandex multistripe shirts; for stores.

$29.99 originally $59.50


Canvas and leather Seaside Skimmer;

$179.99 originally $298

MICHAEL Michael Kors

Bronze leather Astor handbag; Saks Off Fifth stores, 800-347-9177 for store locations.

$596.99 originally $1,595


Silk and polyester ivory trench coat; select Lord & Taylor stores, 800-348-6940.


Victoria’s Secret

Two hundred different swimwear styles are 25 to 40 percent off. Available while supplies last; (free shipping for orders over $100 through May 18).


For every $50 you spend before May 14, you’ll receive a $10 coupon redeemable on future purchases through May 31. Visit for additional coupons. Also 20 percent off all swimwear; for stores.

On Wed. May 17 the online designer discount shopping site launches its summer collection of reduced items.


Paula Thomas

She’s rocking the fashion world—and Hollywood—with her cool skull style

Last season the only celeb accessory possibly hotter than a Starbucks latte was Thomas Wylde’s skull scarf. “It was a branding ploy,” explains Paula Thomas, the former model and fashion insider behind the new high-end rock-chick line Thomas Wylde (named for her grandparents). “I needed one key item so people would know me without seeing the label.” Sienna Miller, Lindsay Lohan, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen wore theirs regularly, and now they’re hooked on her skull-studded—but still feminine—bags and clothing collection ($180-$5,250), which includes boots Kate Hudson just snapped up. “There isn’t one person on this planet that shouldn’t have a bit of rock ‘n’ roll in their soul,” says Thomas. “I don’t care who they are or how old—look at Tina Turner!”


Portobello Sloucher, $2,275; Barneys New York, 212-826-8900.

Lohan named this Abbey Road bag, $2,360; Maxfields, 310-274-8800.

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