August 21, 2006 12:00 PM

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Summer Black Party

Stars are going to the dark side this summer, donning little black dresses that are extra short, super sparkly … and anything but basic

DIANE KRUGER in Chanel at a party in London.

MISCHA BARTON out and about in London.

BROOKE BURKE in Sky at a TV appearance in Los Angeles.

KATE HUDSON in 3.1 Phillip Lim at a TV taping in N.Y.C.


Eva Mendes may play a temptress in Trust the Man, but the slinky Missoni dress she wore to the N.Y.C. premiere was anything but a fashion sin.

Behind the Seams

A CALL TO ARMS: PETA, put those cream pies down slowly … very slowly: These slitherlicious 24k-gold-plated bangles from Vita are made of faux snake skin. Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Bosworth are among those who are already adorning their wrists with them. Insert obligatory Snakes on a Plane reference here….

Vita bangles, $48 (small) and $58 (large);

NOSE-Y NEIGHBORS: How does one capture the scent of upper-middle-class aspiration and suburban ennui? It can’t be easy, but Coty is certainly trying: The fragrance giant (along with Touchstone Television) is launching Forbidden Fruit, a perfume inspired by the prime-time vixens on Desperate Housewives. Described as a “sensuous fruity floriental,” the scent will be available Sept. 1….

Forbidden Fruit, $49.50 for 3.4 oz; available at in September.

POSTNATAL SLIPS: Attention new moms: Post-baby underwear isn’t limited to granny panties and utilitarian bras. Agent Provocateur teamed up with Dr. Gowri Motha (Gwyneth Paltrow‘s ob-gyn) to produce Cupid, a line of maternity lingerie. Gwen Stefani, Angelina Jolie and Paltrow have already snapped up their waist-cinching sets….

Agent Provocateur Cupid leopard nursing bra ($108) and panties ($81);

GODS SEND: Hollywood’s long-haired starlets have a secret weapon to keep their locks luscious: Nectar of the Gods. The detangler and deep conditioner imported from Italy is a favorite of Mischa Barton and Carmen Electra. Rich in minerals, the spray protects hair from overstyling … a common occupational hazard for the young and fabulous.

Nectar of the Gods deep treatment conditioner, $20 for 2 oz;

Take this memo, Lloyd: The Entourage guys have inherited Sex and the City‘s TV fashion crown. Costume designer Amy Westcott gives us the scoop on their styles

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