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(Mini) Skirt Chasers
It was a short story at the Teen Choice Awards in L.A., where stars favored shiny, thigh-grazing minidresses. Let the gams begin!
BRITTANY MURPHY in a Sinha-Stanic dress.
CARMEN ELECTRA in a silver Blugirl minidress.
MISCHA BARTON in a shimmering bebe dress.
RIHANNA in COLLECTION bebe.
In a Stella McCartney jacket and Tsubi jeans, Charlize Theron (at the Edinburgh Film Festival) gets off Scot-free from the fashion police.
Behind the Seams
GOOD JEANS: Who knew celebs could be so crafty? Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner are among the stars who autographed a pair of custom J&Company jeans for an online charity auction that will benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Bidding starts Sept. 1….
J&Company Bling Your Blues charity auction; ebay.com/blingyourblues.
KORNERING THE MARKET: Contrary to popular belief, there is one place where stars don’t mind getting a little plump: their skin. Sienna Miller and Jennifer Connelly are fans of Körner’s “Emerge Luscious” facial mask, which claims to moisturize and plump the skin. Says Miller: “It’s fabulous for healthy, dewy skin that feels like cashmere.”…
Körner Emerge Luscious facial mask, $75; 212-872-2663 or bergdorfgoodman.com.
TIARA GIRLS: In a perfect world, we would wear tiaras every time we sipped champagne. Which is why it’s so genius that Moët & Chandon teamed up with designer Alice Temperley to create a limited-edition sequined tiara that is sold exclusively with a magnum of Moët White Star. Lindsay Lohan has already requested one.
Gold tiara (available in other colors) and Moët White Star, $250; crushwineco.com/moet starting Sept. 1.
HILARY DUFF‘S FIRST FRAGRANCE
Her Duffness is having quite a busy fall: The 18-year-old is starring in Material Girls (opposite sister Haylie), launching a tween fashion line (Stuff by Hilary Duff) and introducing her new fragrance, With Love.
• Does this scent appeal to your playful or serious side?
I’ve always been drawn to fragrances that were a cross between something really sexy, yet also very sweet. My own fragrance captures that.
• What does your boyfriend [Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden] think of it?
He loves it! I’ve been wearing the finished product for months. Haylie is a huge fan too.
• What type of woman did you have in mind when you designed your fragrance?
Women who, like me, are driven and multifaceted.
• Why did you choose the name With Love?
I wanted it to be an expression of love in all its forms: the unconditional love of family, the generosity of friendship and the breathtaking excitement of romance.
With Love … Hilary Duff, $45 for 1.7 oz.; available mid-September at macys.com.
HOLLYWOOD TREATMENT: The $250 Nail Job
First there was Orlando Pita’s $800 haircut. Now Deborah Lippman is offering a two-hour, $250 “Star Treatment” manicure-pedicure. The New York City nail guru and her personally trained staff will be at Salon AKS salons starting Sept. 5. But could something that could be undone by vigorous, um, dialing be worth it? Says Lippman: “It is truly a luxury experience that until now only my celebrity clients could experience.” And afford.
WHAT IT INCLUDES
• The “perfect cuticle without cutting,” according to Lippman. Because a cut—when you’ve just paid $250—would be bad.
• The appropriately named Rich Girl hand cream is applied before donning heated lavender booties and mitts.
• A 30-minute hand and foot massage.
• Bragging rights: Hilary Swank and Mariah Carey are clients.
IMAN’S NEW CAUSE
Iman is using her supermodel powers for good: Recently appointed global ambassador of Keep a Child Alive (which provides AIDS drugs for African children and families), the star recruited 18 celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Liv Tyler, to pose in African tribal makeup. The campaign—shot by Michael Thompson—will be in magazines this month; the original photos will be auctioned off, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the charity. “Each of us originated in Africa,” says Iman. “When you see celebrities from different racial groups declare their African roots, it’s a powerful image.”
Gwen’s Brand New Bag
Gwen Stefani has conquered yet another frontier in her quest for sartorial domination. Her new Harajuku Lovers canvas bag line—the follow-up to her pricier L.A.M.B. handbag collection—features everything from tiny makeup cases to roomy travel bags in five whimsical patterns (prices range from $26 to $124): “All of the artwork on the bags come from the whole world that was inside my head when I was creating [my solo record]. It’s literally another layer to my music and a visual to the lyrics.”
RAINBOW FRANKS “Baby” and “Narita” bags, $38 and $114. All bags available at Macy’s stores starting Sept. 1. Visit macys.com for locations.
LOGO HEART “Bunny” bag, $26.
CAMO LOVE (limited edition) “Baby” bag, $42.
Busy Little Biel
JESSICA TAKES MANHATTAN
Whether she was rocking a casual chic look or all-out red carpet glamour, Jessica Biel—in New York City to promote her new film The Illusionist—conjured fashion magic. “She’s starting to see herself more as somebody who could be a fashion girl,” says Cristina Ehrlich (who, along with Estee Stanley, styles the star). “We’ve found a look that really works for her: sleek, fitted dresses and things that show off her body in a very un-obvious way.”