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Stars are rocking the party circuit in dresses embellished with chunky metallic necklines. The only rule? Go easy on the accessories!

EMMY ROSSUM in Temperley at a Hollywood premiere.

MISCHA BARTON in Temperley at a party in L.A.

REBECCA GAYHEART in Luca Luca at an event in L.A.

SIENNA MILLER in Chanel at a party in L.A.


Yellow was anything but mellow in the glam Oscar de la Renta dress Kerry Washington wore to the L.A. premiere of I Think I Love My Wife March 7.

Behind the Seams

SJP’S NEW GIG: File under What Took Her So Long?: Fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker will be launching a clothing line called Bitten this summer. The former Sex and the City star (and 2004 Fashion Icon CFDA Award winner) hosted a viewing of the collection at Indochine restaurant in N.Y.C. March 13….

BLOWN AWAY: Stars’ latest hair obsession? T3’s new Bespoke line of hair dryers that make for “faster-drying hair,” says stylist Adir Abergel, who used the dryer on Anne Hathaway on Oscar night. (Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba are also fans.) Another perk? They’re quiet. “Anne was on the phone, and I could use the blow-dryer without it affecting her conversations,” says Abergel….

T3 Bespoke Labs Evolution dryer, $300;

PROJECT CASHMERE: Liv Tyler and Julianne Moore are the latest guest designers for N.Y.C. knitwear label Lutz & Patmos. Moore designed a cardigan (available in August) that “you can wear in all kinds of weather,” according to the star, while Tyler went for a cape (in stores now). “It can be worn with jeans or at night over a little dress,” says Tyler. A portion of each sale will go to charity: Moore’s to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, Tyler’s to Free Arts….

Lutz & Patmos cashmere sweaters by Liv Tyler ($535) and Julianne Moore ($475); 888-222-7639 to order.

MAKING SCENTS: She’s a singer, an Oscar-winning actress—and now Jennifer Hudson can add model to her résumé—she’s the face of Avon’s Imari Seduction, which will debut in August. Also fronting a fragrance? Grey’s Anatomy‘s Katherine Heigl, who will star in Nautica’s ad campaign for the brand’s first-ever women’s scent, which launches in early 2008.

BEYONCE‘S Private Shopping Spree!

Before jetting to Mexico with boyfriend Jay-Z, Beyoncé went to N.Y.C.’s Henri Bendel on March 2 to pick up clothes for her trip. Shopping after-hours with a bodyguard in tow, the star bought three dresses that were featured in the store’s “Little Bendel Dress” window display. She was spotted wearing the Milly number (above, left) less than 24 hours later.

MILLY pink-and-purple square print dress ($308) and ALICE + OLIVIA yellow strip dolman sleeve dress ($358); 800-423-6335.

Now this is workout gear Gabrielle would wear! Featuring hot pants, abs-baring tops and a silver bikini, the outfits BEBE SPORT spokesmodel Longoria dons in the new ad campaign (launching later this month) may not seem practical, but they’re “designed with performance in mind,” insists Longoria. “The collection is sexy, comfortable and functional.” (For more pics from Eva’s ad campaign go to

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VAN CLEEF & ARPELS VINTAGE ALHAMBRA NECKLACE Reese Witherspoon—who wore Nina Ricci exclusively this awards season—seems to be a one-designer woman when it comes to jewelry too: After buying Van Cleef & Arpels’ mother-of-pearl Alhambra necklace while shopping in Beverly Hills in December, Witherspoon has since collected the black onyx and yellow gold versions as well. Her favorite? Definitely the noir model, which has become the star’s go-to accessory this spring.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Vintage Alhambra sautoir in yellow gold with black onyx, $7,400; 800-822-5797.

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