By People Staff
March 19, 2007 12:00 PM

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Like its black cousin, the little white dress can be prim, flirty or sexy. Avoid the Florence Nightingale look by pairing with a dark peep-toe

Rosario Dawson in Michael Kors.

Jennifer Hudson in Cynthia Steffe.

Rachel Bilson in Olga Kapustina.

Penélope Cruz in Lily et Cie.


What’s her sign? Scorpio. But Chloë Sevigny’s Luella dress and Neil Lane jewels (at the L.A. premiere of Zodiac) are clear signs of spring chic.

Behind the Seams

NOT ON THE MENU: The matte jersey dresses worn by the waitstaff at the Salon at N.Y.C.’s Soho Grand Hotel made quite an impression on Halle Berry. At a recent dinner, Berry raved to her server about the Lauren Felton-designed uniforms. Aiming to please, the staff fetched one from the stockroom for the star, who changed in the ladies room and wore it home….

Lauren Felton jersey dress, $350; lauren


Celebrity stylist Sally Hershberger (famous for Meg Ryan’s ’90s dos) has added new tees to her Shagg Downtown line. One design—quoting a Roxy Music song older than they are—made the cut with Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, who each snapped up the “Love Is the Drug” shirt….

Shagg Downtown “Love is the Drug” tee, $78;

ALL IN: Isn’t sharing your toys the first lesson of childhood? Citibabes, the elite Manhattan members-only club (Gwyneth Paltrow and her kids belong), got the word and has opened its kids’ boutique to the public. On the new, anyone can now snap up the hip stuff Reese Witherspoon and Brooke Shields buy their little ones.

CLUTCH TIME: How does Kerry Washington love her Daniel Swarovski “Beverly Hills” crystal bag? Let her count the times it proved indispensable: She toted it to no fewer than five events during the last season. Why does she rarely leave home without it? Says Washington: “Every girl loves a little sparkle.”

Daniel Swarovski “Beverly Hills” clutch, $1,040; 212-332-4304


Biel’s guide to enjoying fashion week: 1. Import your friends. (She brought three.) 2. See loads of shows. (She hit five.) 3. Don’t eat like a model. When designer Giambattista Valli presented Biel with a chocolate cake for her 25th birthday, she dug in. “I’m not one of those skinny actors,” she said. “I’ve got meat on my bones!” And a smile on her face: “Paris with my friends—just being here is enough.”


The gamine look in blonde (think Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby) isn’t for every gal. “You need confidence,” says hairstylist Garren, who cropped Selma Blair. His tip: Don’t do it by half. “Go completely blonde. Really push it.”

Beckham chose “a California sunny beach look,” says Jonathan Long of London’s Lockonego salon. His bob-like twist on the style, Posh told The Sun, made her feel “like a new woman.”