December 18, 2006 12:00 PM

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STAR-KISSED TUNICS

Celebs have vested interests in sweaters this season, choosing loose knit tunics with plunging V-necks to update their casual-day uniforms

KRISTIN CAVALLARI in a Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent sweater in L.A.

COURTENEY COX ARQUETTE ARQUETTE in Stella McCartney in L.A.

PENELOPE CRUZ out shopping in New York City.

JESSICA SIMPSON in Lutz & Patmos in Waco, Texas.

WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?

At the Billboard Music Awards Dec. 4 in Las Vegas, Janet Jackson gambled on a Wall Street-meets-Chippendales look—and lost.

Behind the Seams

IN THE CLUTCH: If you’ve ever juggled a purse and a drink at a cocktail party, you already know the less complicated the bag, the better. Which is probably why Jennifer Aniston, Kate Bosworth and Jessica Simpson are fans of Poppie Couture’s leather Foldover clutch. It has no clasps or buckles and simply folds over to close….

Poppie Couture Foldover bags in ruby red ($300) and floral ($350); poppiecouture.com.

CAUSE CELEBRE: It was a bicoastal lovefest Dec. 1 as stars flocked to the N.Y.C. and L.A. Emporio Armani boutiques to show support for the designer’s (PRODUCT) RED line launch on World AIDS Day. Beyoncé, Eve and Amerie came to the Madison Avenue shop, while Molly Sims and the Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am appeared at the Beverly Hills store. Says Beyoncé of the cause: “It’s important for people to learn how to take care and protect themselves.”…

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: She may be a fashion chameleon, but Kate Moss is fiercely loyal to friend Jo Wood’s organic bath and beauty products. The supermodel loves the natural (and pricey) line, which contains ingredients like orange water and Egyptian jasmine. “I love Jo’s products,” says Moss. “They smell beautiful.”…

Jo Wood bath oil ($125), body dew ($85) and body lotion ($110); jowoodorganics.com.

HAIR STORY: Sheryl Crow thinks a change will do you good … at least when it comes to your hair. She just signed on to be the face of Revlon Colorist, a premium line of hair color products launching next month, with an ad campaign shot by fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth. The star, a breast cancer survivor, will also team up with Revlon for breast cancer charity initiatives.

REEL LIFE CAMERON DIAZ IN:

The Holiday

Prada and Dior and Hermès … Oh my! Though Cameron Diaz‘s workaholic L.A. to U.K. transplant Amanda in The Holiday gleefully swathes herself in contemporary designer labels, the inspiration for her look was quite retro: “Visually, [director] Nancy [Meyers] and I wanted to do an updated version of a ’40s romantic comedy—[one of those] films that had a glamorous, aspirational quality to them,” says costume designer Marlene Stewart. Adds Meyers: “Her character probably already had all these clothes for ski vacations she never takes.” As for Diaz’s favorite pieces? “Cashmere,” she sighs. “All that cashmere.”

“The fingerless gloves are fun and playful,” says Stewart. “Amanda is a bit of a rebel and she expresses herself in these kinds of details.”

“This outfit was a big designer showcase—the coat is Dior, the bag is Dolce & Gabbana and the stilettos are Prada,” says Stewart. “She’s still bringing that L.A. vibe over to England.”

Get the Look

These products helped Diaz get her Holiday glow

CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE

Teint Naturel Satiné foundation, $110; 888-774-2424.

BENEFIT

Pocket Pal lip tint and gloss, $20; benefit cosmetics.com.

LA MER

Crème de la Mer moisturizing cream, $195; lamer.com.

YVES SAINT LAURENT

Touche Eclat concealer, $37.50; saksfifthavenue.com.

“Cameron’s makeup was pretty and wholesome throughout,” says The Holiday’s head makeup artist Brad Wilder. “But after she meets Jude Law‘s character, she gets a little more glow to her.” Here, Diaz sports a Roland Mouret skirt, Carlos Rosario blouse and vintage rhinestone belt.

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