Just call it the côte d’azure: Stars are feeling blue this season, choosing the hue for everything from casual dresses to red-carpet gowns
•Reese Witherspoon shopping in Los Angeles.
•Sarah Jessica Parker in Gucci at a party in N.Y.C.
•Mischa Barton out and about in L.A.
•Penélope Cruz in Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano in Cannes.
WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?
Teri Hatcher‘s style is usually spot-on, but the pouffed hair, shiny dress and floral boots she sported in London alerted the fashion bobbies.
Behind the Seams
BRIDAL SWEET: We have no problem envisioning Bree as Bridezilla, but Marcia Cross is just the opposite: The star ordered 20 welcome baskets—each containing a CeaSwim bikini, Lomanvé Spa Wrap, Girl Two Doors Down flip-flops, Shade Relax Now sunblock and Take 5 Tinted Moisturizer—for close friends attending her upcoming wedding. Massage from hot pool boy not included.
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CAUSE CELEBRE: These boots were made for walking—and if you don’t mind having Jessica Simpson‘s chicken scratch all over them, wearing too. Celeb stylist Jessica Paster will host the Jergens Glow Like the Stars Celebrity Charity Auction, featuring signed items from Mariah Carey, Kate Bosworth and Jewel, among others. Proceeds benefit the Skin Cancer Foundation.
> Jergens’ Glow Like the Stars auction begins June 21 on http://www.eBay.com/jergensglow.
MUMMY WRAP: New mama Gwen Stefani is protecting herself from little Kingston’s inevitable eruptions: The star bought three “Momonos,” Japanese-inspired tops specifically designed to shield her clothes from baby mishaps. (She got each in small and medium to accommodate her changing form.) No word on whether the Harajuku Girls will follow suit.
> Nanami top, $68, http://www.mayalena.com.
CODE BREAK: His hair may not have had the beauty world swooning, but Tom Hanks definitely had the skin care hookup while on the set of The Da Vinci Code. He and wife Rita Wilson, who are fans of the Suki beauty line, called the company to have their favorite items replenished while on location. Hanks also had products sent to the whole Da Vinci crew, including perpetually luminous costar Audrey Tautou.
> Suki skin care products, $22.50-$45.50; available at 888-858-7854 or http://www.sukisnaturals.com.
Get the Look: JESSICA ALBA
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That explains Jessica Alba‘s low-key makeup, which stayed the same during five hair and outfit changes at the MTV Movie Awards. Makeup artist Leslie Lopez used the products shown to create a look she calls “pretty, fresh and glamorous.”
To leave Alba looking “radiant,” Lopez used foundation sparingly, then dusted on bronzer and blush.
> NARS Amour blush, $25; http://www.narscosmetics.com
> Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder #2, $38; http://www.sephora.com
Lopez applied brown pencil on Alba’s top lashline, brushed on “a little bit of gold shimmer,” then curled her lashes using mascara.
> Lancôme Color Design Shadow in Pose, $14.50; http://www.lancome-usa.com
> Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara, $6.16; at drugstores
To highlight Alba’s lip color, Lopez filled in lips with “natural, bronzy-peach” pencil, then gloss.
> Elizabeth Arden Crystal Clear Lip Gloss, $12.50; http://www.beauty.com
> Clinique Quickliner for Lips in Honeystick, $13.50; http://www.clinique.com
Makeover of the Week
Eva Mendes was always a bombshell, but now she’s channeling a particular one: “a modern-day Marilyn Monroe,” says her stylist Rod Ortega on his inspiration. On June 7 Ortega spent three hours on the balcony of Mendes’ L.A. home cutting seven inches from the star’s mane and coloring it a light, golden blonde. Mendes was initially shocked by her new look. “She said, ‘Oh my God, it’s so light!'” says Ortega. “But it was liberating. There is versatility in shorter hair.”
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Introducing: KELISE RIEDEL
WHO: Kelise Riedel, 43.
WHAT: Director of Beauty, Evolution Surf.
WHY SHE’S HOT: She just launched a luxurious product line specifically formulated to soothe sun-damaged skin.
When Riedel’s then 4-year-old son said, “Mommy, you have dinosaur skin,” the former swimsuit model—and lifelong surfer—decided to take action. Eight years later she’s enjoying the fruits (literally) of her labor: fresh, hydrated skin and a new skin-care line featuring ingredients such as grape seed and pomegranate. Though the products aren’t cheap (her Glycolic Coconut Creme costs $180, for example), Riedel says, “They work.” No wonder celebs—many of whom were already fans of Evolution’s surf-lifestyle brand (launched by Riedel’s husband, Clark, in 2000)—have been lining up. Jennifer Aniston and Drew Barrymore are fans, as is Queen Latifah, who says the products “remind me of my vacation in Tahiti.”
Evolution Surf skin care; spa therapy sprays, $35; cremes, $130-$180; available at Barneys New York; 888-8-BARNEYS
Trend of The Week
ORNATE GOLD EARRINGS
King Midas’s ears must be burning (if not pierced): Hollywood’s fair ladies are choosing swingy gold pieces to highlight their summer looks. Whether it’s Nicole Richie‘s Venetian-inspired pair, Mia Maestro’s elaborate chandeliers or Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s dramatic mesh cascade, there’s no better way to get that golden glow.
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