October 06, 2008 12:00 PM

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BLUE BELLES

Navy is usually all business, but these stars showcase how the color—a fresh alternative to black—can really rock after hours

CLAIRE DANES in Lanvin at a premiere in Toronto.

ANNE HATHAWAY in Versace at a party in Venice.

HILARY SWANK in Tommy Hilfiger at a fashion show in New York City.

Get the Look!

J.LO BY JENNIFER LOPEZ Earrings, $18; select Macy’s stores

RAMPAGE Belt, $29; rampage.com

OLD NAVY Shirtdress, $29.50; oldnavy.com

CIRCA JOAN & DAVID Basil navy heels, $98.95; endless.com

WINNER’S CIRCLE

CHARLIZE THERON was red hot in a one-shouldered Dior dress at a Cinema Society screening of Battle in Seattle Sept. 17 in New York City.

Behind the Seams

HAIR SPECIAL

RETRO HAIR

One of the loveliest trends on the Emmys red carpet? The Veronica Lake-like hairstyles on Kyra Sedgwick and America Ferrera. The Ugly Betty star’s stylist Frédéric Fekkai’s Daniel Howell says he and Ferrera decided on a retro look to go with her vintage dress: “It was a bit more period, but had a softness to it.”

POSH’S NEW PIXIE

Victoria Beckham recently debuted a daring new do. Here’s how to get the look:

Bend It Like Beckham: “Use a flat iron to turn the roots and get them to separate,” says Beckham’s stylist Garren.

Muss It Up: Pomade will give the hair a piecey look.

Finishing Touch: For added hold, Garren chose his signature Designing Spray Tonic.

TS-2 Detailer flat iron, $39.99; ts2 products.com

COOL FALL BAGS

Get the season’s hottest colors (berry, anyone?) and details (ooh, fringe!) without breaking the bank

MELIE BIANCO

Raw Edge convertible clutch, $68; aboutattitude.com

RAMPAGE

Fiamma flap shoulder bag, $88; endless.com

NEW SHAPE TOP-HANDLE BAGS

NINE WEST

Dakota fringe tote, $150; ninewest.com

FRINGE IS IN

MELIE BIANCO

Tiered bag, $80; aboutattitude.com

SHOP SUEY

Stephanie tote, $58; shopsueyboutique.com

HOT COLORS BLUES AND BERRIES

OLD NAVY

Quilted handbag, $34.50; oldnavy.com

MELIE BIANCO

Pleated double-handle tote, $70; fashionflairs.com

ASHLEY & MARY-KATE‘S

NEW JEWELRY LINE

With designer Robert Lee Morris, they debut an edgy, chic collection

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK!

You are both known for wearing fabulous jewelry; is that why you started this line?

MARY-KATE: It is a natural extension for [our clothing line] Elizabeth and James. Ashley and I love accessorizing, and it’s a fun part of our style.

What was your inspiration?

ASHLEY: Mary-Kate and I wanted to offer jewelry with an edge—but incorporate fun, flirty, feminine pieces.

How was it working with Morris, who is a famed jewelry designer?

MARY-KATE: Ashley and I loved exploring his archives from the ’70s and ’80s. We collaborated and added a modern twist to some of his classic designs.

Do you have a favorite piece?

MARY-KATE: If I had to choose, it would be the knuckle ring or dagger necklace. They’re bold designs.

Can these pieces be worn in different ways?

ASHLEY: Absolutely. The collection is meant to be layered. Many of the necklaces can be wrapped around the wrist and worn as layered bracelets, and rings can be worn as charms on chains. The designs can stand alone, but layering really makes a statement.

THE COLLECTION

Silver snake ring, $155; chickdowntown.com

Coral chain necklace, $395; 212-966-5303

Silver dagger necklace, $655; 800-558-1855

Silver delta cuff, $455; shopbop.com

Large single plus earrings, $95; intermixonline.com

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