Beautiful in Black Lace makeup
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Footzyrolls soothe toes
Ever wondered how Mariska Hargitay and Blake Lively stand around all night in stilettos? They don't. The ladies give their feet a break with Footzyrolls, rollable and portable ballet flats that fit into your handbag. $25 at Footzyrolls.com.
They're no longer a couple, but Kate Bosworth and Orlando Bloom have something in common: a fondness for Bliss' unscented Naked body butter, perfect for dry winter air. $35 at Sephora.com.
undergarments, made of ultra-smooth Supima cotton. $46-$130 at Undrest.com.
Stylecaster.com strikes a new look
Stylecaster.com has gotten a makeover. The site has added the Daily Mirror section, where members can upload their photos, share information about their outfits and tag each product so others can buy them. The new Sales section allows members to browse sales from a variety of stores and see what's new on other sales sites such as HauteLook.com.
Take a stylish dive for charity
Help stop the slaughter of dolphins with Temple St. Clair, a favorite of Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman. Forty percent of the proceeds from the jeweler's Tree of Life sterling-silver pendant benefits the Save Japan Dolphins organization. $200 at TempleStClair.com
Affordable and helpful
Bulgari's three-piece sterling-silver collection benefits Save the Children — and gives jewelry buffs an affordable way to don the posh brand worn by Keira Knightley and Jessica Alba. $290 at Bulgari.com
Easy + elegant
Stars' go-to party brand this fall?
For your lips' entertainment
In a Coco Cocoon of luxury
Sarah Jessica Parker, Freida Pinto and Gwen Stefani tote their wares in Chanel's just-launched Coco Cocoon accessories. Lily Allen is the face of the collection. Nylon and lambskin pieces start at $400. Available at Chanel boutiques nationwide.
Birthday party for your nails
There's currently a waiting list for Deborah Lippmann's multicolored confetti-like Happy Birthday nail polish, but it will be back on shelves Friday. Kate Winslet and Megan Fox sport the sparkly look even when they're not blowing out the candles. $16 at Nordstrom, Barney's New York and Neiman Marcus.
A top-notch 'Twilight' look
You'll be green with envy when you see Bella Swan's birthday dress in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, opening Friday. The real dress, worn by actress Kristen Stewart, is one-of-a-kind, but a licensed replica is available. Your call on whether to pair it with Converse sneakers. $98 at HotTopic.com
'O' my, that's a nice dress!
Oprah Winfrey looks chic on the December cover of O magazine in a holiday-ready shirt dress with floral embellishment by Teri Jon. $380 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's nationwide.
A classic look for classic event
Michelle Obama is known for wearing a mix of pricey designer duds and more affordable brands. Last week, she looked sleek in Talbots' double face wool dress in ivory while hosting a classical music event at the White House. $199 at Talbots.com. Also available in black and blue sapphire.
No longer on the fringe
Sienna Miller has an eye for fresh designers. The always-stylish actress, now appearing on Broadway in After Miss Julie, recently toted Katherine Kwei's fringed Joyce bag while out in Manhattan. $625 at Lunaboston.com.
Care for your skin like Cotillard
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard keeps her skin fresh with Melvita, an organic skin-care line from France that's now available in the USA. Cotillard's favorite product is the Hydrastim moisturizing gel. $34 at Usa.melvita.com.
Jeans with artistic flair
Fans of Levi's denim — including Ben Affleck and Johnny Depp— can check out the line's limited-edition eight-piece collection of jeans and jackets created with street artist Shepard Fairey, available Thursday. OBEY x LEVI'S, $34.50-$148 at Levi.com
Gilt men get deep discounts
Invitation-only sale site Gilt Groupe has launched GiltMan.com, a "guys-only" e-tail destination. The site features men's brands at deep discounts for limited periods of time (called "flash sales"), in addition to style and trend tips corresponding to those sales. Upcoming sales include Gianfranco Ferre, Harry's of London, Schmoove and Cole Haan. USA TODAY readers can join by using this link: gilt.com/usatoday.
A true citizen of shoe style
Scottish actor Gerard Butler has been trekking around in style promoting his latest flick, Law Abiding Citizen. On his feet: the Tsubo Phison sneaker. $130 at Tsubo.com.
The diaper bag of hip dads
Pete Wentz says he wants a "soccer team" of kids, but right now he's focused on looking hip while out and about with baby Bronx. He carries the Storksak Jamie bag, which includes dual side zip thermo-insulated pockets and padded changing mat. Dad bag, $210 at Storksak.com or Saksfifthavenue.com.
Cool with Kooba
Michelle Trachtenberg's favorite new accessory for fall? The Kooba Holly bag in pony hair, which the actress — next up in Kevin Smith's comedy A Couple of Dicks— scored even before the purse hit stores. $525 at Kooba.com.
From model to designer
Add fashion designer to model/actress Amber Valletta's résumé. Her new collection, Amber Valletta for Monrow, will be available at Ron Herman stores and Ronherman.com in November. At Sunday's Hollywood Life Style Awards, she wore a cream wrap dress from the line.
Stylist Bardo puts her mark. on bargain pieces
Known for her work with Kate Hudson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, celebrity stylist Britt Bardo has collaborated with mark. on a three-piece capsule collection. Best part? It's a bargain. Each piece is $30 or under.
Spending and giving at once
If you're planning to shop this weekend, head to Saks Fifth Avenue. Thursday through Sunday, Saks will donate 2% of sales up to $250,000 to women's cancer organizations and research centers. Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue, Off 5th and Saks.com.
Ruby, won't you be mine?
Drew Barrymore has scarlet fever when it comes to footwear. The Whip It director stepped out in red Casadei heels while promoting her movie at the Toronto Film Festival, and also wore them to the film's L.A. premiere. "I love finding new designers," Barrymore told us in Toronto. Casadei 3114 platform pumps, $949.95 at Endless.com. Too pricey? Try rsvp's satin heels at Zappos.com for $85.
Get 'Lucky' with HSN
Lucky magazine and HSN have recruited seven designers to create limited-edition, low-priced items available on HSN and HSN.com on Oct. 16 and 17 and at the magazine's annual Lucky Shops event in New York Nov. 5-7. Designers include Shoshanna, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese, Abbe Held of Kooba, Gerard Yosca, Rebecca Minkoff and Helen Ficalora. Pictured: Dress by Tracy Reese, $89.90.
Britney keeps her BFFs close
FEED your need for makeup
A blink of color
Madonna goes purple in Shu Uemura's Lavender Bloom eyelashes, which give her orbs subtle pizazz. $29 at Shuuemura-usa.com
Halston, within your means
Love Halston but not the high prices? Make like Carrie Bradshaw and check out the Halston Heritage line, which launches in the spring and will be featured in the upcoming Sex and the City sequel. $55-$595 at major department stores.
A new LOGO
Fashion stylist Lori Goldstein just launched a QVC collection that's as stylish as it is affordable. One great find? This long-sleeve top with removable chiffon rosettes. LOGO by Lori Goldstein, $35.50 at QVC.com.
Marc Jacobs nails it
Hot as they are, Marc Jacobs' clothes aren't exactly easy on the wallet. But here's a piece of Monday's New York Fashion Week runway show you can afford. Jacobs hand-picked OPI nail polish shades including Barefoot in Barcelona, Samoan Sand, Malaysian Mist and Dulce de Leche for his models' fingers. $8.50 at Ulta stores.
A clothes call
One of our favorite sites for online shoe-shopping has now branched out into apparel. Piperlime's new apparel section features 65 brands, including Ella Moss, Free People, Hudson Jeans, Juicy Couture and See by Chloe. At Piperlime.com
Sneak a message onto a sneaker
Melanie Oudin's Cinderella story at the U.S. Open tennis tournament continues, and you, too, can have her glass slipper. On the court, Oudin sports Adidas' mi Barricade V shoe with the word "Believe" etched into the shoe's heel. Personalize your own pair at Miadidas.com.
Hand model Ellen Sirot's mitts have subbed in on-screen for Sarah Jessica Parker and Hilary Swank. Now, she's launched her own collection of creams, Hand Perfection. $22-$75 at Handperfection.com
Site to watch: Fashionair.com
American Idol creator Simon Fuller has teamed up with Sojin Lee, formerly of Net-a-porter.com, to create the ultimate fashion destination. The site combines fashion films (such as 7 Days of Chic, which chronicles the fashion lives of several women) with interactive shopping capabilities (such as where to buy the brands featured in the film).
Step up for charity
•From Sept. 9-24, shoppers who bring a pair of gently worn shoes to any Nine West retail store nationwide will receive 15% off any purchase of $75 or more, which can be used online or in-store. The donated shoes will benefit Soles4Souls.
•Want to make tunes? Scoop up a Carolee bracelet benefitting VH1's Save the Music foundation. Each one is engraved by Natasha Bedingfield, Patti LaBelle, India.Arie, Kellie Pickler, and Estelle. $50-100 at Carolee.com
•Project Runway winner Christian Siriano is stepping into the footwear biz. The fierce designer is launching a collection with affordable retailer Payless on Sept. 8. $25-50 at Payless.com
A style ace on court and off
• Tennis ace Maria Sharapova hopes to court a U.S. Open win with help from architect Frank Gehry and Tiffany. She'll wear Gehry's Stria sterling silver and diamond baubles while competing in this year's event. $850 at Tiffany.com.
• Sharapova is making a racket off the court, too. She has partnered with Cole Haan for a collection of ballet flats, heels and clutches. $138-$398 at Colehaan.com.
Beef up a bracelet
You'll be charmed, I'm sure. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is celebrating its 15th anniversary by teaming up with QVC on a series of bracelet charms. Designs are available from Vivienne Tam, Bradley Bayou, Marc Bouwer, Stan Hermann (pictured, right) and more. $20-$100 at QVC.com.
Spray makes waves
Keep summer's laid-back style alive with Fekkai Beach Waves, a styling spray that gives Jessica Biel and Sienna Miller's hair a tousled, windswept look. $23 at Sephora.com.
ON PEOPLE.COM: See the stars' latest cuts and color changes
Chew on this
Celebs like Johnny Depp keep their pearly whites pristine with SuperSmile. $16 for a pack of four, QVC.com.
Skin care with a peal
Jennifer Garner and Rashida Jones stay youthful with a little help from the new Laboratoire Remède Alchemy moisture emulsion, loaded with apple extract. $105 at Blissworld.com.
This tie rocks
player hides in your tie. $100 at Thomas Pink stores or
Thomaspink.com next month.
The rise of Nanowire 3.0
To play a bad girl on the big screen, Sienna Miller wears Oakley's new Nanowire 3.0 shades in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, now in theaters. $300 at Oakley.com.
German actress Diane Kruger showed off her masculine side during the Inglourious Basterds premiere in Australia, pairing a sleeveless white top with black pants, a bow tie — and suspenders. For a similar look, try suspenders from WGACA Vintage. $58 at shopbop.com
Teen choice: Makeup by mark
Selena Gomez glowed on the red carpet at Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards in a design by Kimora Lee Simmons. Further enhancing her ethereal look was makeup by mark. Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh used Get Bright hook-up highlighter in Natural ($6) and Good Glowing mosaic blush in Hush Baby ($7). Both at meetmark.com.
Très Jolie sandals
•You can't buy Angelina Jolie's buff bod, but you can buy her shoes. The Trove TKEES black open-toe sandals she wore Friday fuse fashion and function, which is why she steps out in that style all the time. $44 at Chickdowntown.com
On your Marc …
Mark your calendar for Marc! Starting Saturday, designer Marc Jacobs unveils a Marc by Marc Jacobs capsule collection with T-shirts, leggings, jersey blazers, denim and accessories all retailing for under $200. The "Don't Miss the Marc" collection is
available at Saks.com, Bloomingdales.com and Marc by Marc Jacobs stores.
This bears repeating
Looks like it's a good time for designer labels at bargain prices. Rachel Roy's affordable Rachel Rachel Roy collection of contemporary sportswear hits Macy's
Saturday. Sportswear ranges from $59 to $299 and footwear from $79 to $199.
Rarities find at HSN
HSN is continuing to expand its fashionable offerings. Carol Brodie, a former Harry Winston jeweler, has launched Rarities, a collection of affordable fine jewelry. Teri Hatcher, Emmy Rossum and Becki Newton are fans. $29-$799 at HSN.com. Or catch Brodie's HSN show Friday at 10 p.m. ET.
Take a sip from Gwyneth Paltrow's eco-conscious lifestyle with the KOR water bottle, her hydration container of choice. They come in one of four colors and are BPA-free. $29.95 at Korwater.com
Drive safely, get a free tee
We love free stuff, especially when it involves a good cause. Express has teamed up with RADD (Recording artists, actors and athletes Against Drunk Driving) to warn about the dangers of texting while driving. Watch the public service announcement starring Ciara and Jesse McCartney on Express.com, agree to RADD's road safety oath and get a free limited-edition T-shirt with the purchase of any pair of jeans at Express or Express.com during July and August.
You'll be made in these shades
Those specs Brad Pitt sported while promoting Inglourious Basterds in Cannes? Vintage Carreras from 1987. But this month, fans of the shades can pick up the very similar Carrera Exchange 3S to replicate Pitt's look. $195 at Bloomingdale's.
HeadBlade cuts it closer
Rocker Chris Daughtry — who has a new album out — keeps his scalp smooth with HeadBlade, a razor made for guys who shave their heads. The design is even part of the collection at New York's Museum of Modern Art. $15 at Headblade.com
Tulle4us.com: Stylish steals
We heard about Tulle4us.com from a friend of a friend and couldn't be happier that the fashion intel came our way. The clothes are a mix of Anthropologie's vintage sweetness and Urban Outfitters' hipness, all at Forever21 prices. Need we say more?
Beyoncé in 'Clara'
She's not just about high-end Balmain gear. On June 10, globe-trotting singer Beyoncé Knowles wore a Sretsis "Clara" dress from the spring 2009 collection while leaving London's Heathrow Airport. $418 at RevolveClothing.com.
Stars including Adrian Grenier and Jennifer Connelly support charity: water, a non-profit that brings clean aqua to developing countries. This week, Swarovski launches the limited-edition Divine Rock Light necklace, with all proceeds going to the cause. $88 at Swarovski-crystallized.com.
Designs, cosmetics online
•Fabulous French designer Catherine Malandrino has launched a new e-commerce section on her website, shop.catherinemalandrino.com.
•High-end cosmetics line Chantecaille has hit the Web. To celebrate, enjoy free shipping through Aug. 12 at Chantecaille.com.
Arm yourself with tank tops
She hearts these heels
Rocker Katy Perry was spotted in London recently wearing the chic Melissa Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon heels in salmon. $150 at Epauletshop.com.
Even panties go organic
This outfit is all about accessories
Diane Kruger stunned on the red carpet at Monday's Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards. Her Jason Wu gown was short and sweet, but her accessories finished the look. Roger Vivier black satin Spiky sandals ($875) and Prisme clutch ($875), Roger Vivier New York, 212-861-5371. Pearls in peril bracelet by Tom Binns, $862.50, 917-475-1412.
Keira Knightley got first dibs on Chanel's brand-new Paris Moscou collection when she wore the brand's black platform pumps with pearl details to the Berlin film festival. Her intricate heels are available now for $1045 at Chanel boutiques. For a more affordable option, check out Aldo's Donlin pump, $135 at Aldoshoes.com.
The Gap goes designer
These days everyone loves designer looks at recession prices. Count on the Gap to deliver. On Tuesday, the retailer takes a new twist on traditional khakis with its latest Gap Design Edition line. Designers Albertus Swanepoel, Alexander Wang and Vena Cava's Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai offer fresh takes on the Gap staple. Items range from $39.50 to $88.
Kate Beckinsale and Katy Perry clutch Rebecca Minkoff's studded Fling bag, which comes in black and an array of the neon shades super-hot for spring and summer. $265 at Boutiquetoyou.com.
Put your foot right in it
Step into summer with one of three limited-edition Kid Robot flip-flops from perennial celebrity favorite Havaianas. $35 at Piperlime.com.
Coveting is a click away
If it's easier for you to describe your personal style by opening your closet, we've got just the site for you. Covet.com launches today and learns your style through photos. The site shows you a series of photos in pairs, and you select which you prefer. Then you receive e-mail with fashion finds in your style and size.
Give your outfit an initial look
Need to put your name out there? Follow the leads of Miley Cyrus and Madonna and customize your Juicy Couture tracksuit using the popular brand's new monogramming service, launching today. $10 at Juicycouture.com
Dress it down in stylish denim
No one does classic comfort better than Jennifer Aniston. Step into her favorite Hudson jeans, which she's worn while shooting The Baster in Manhattan. Cuffed "Gabby" boyfriend-style jeans, $154 at Saks.com
Wear your cause on your sleeve
Selena Gomez makes a stylish statement in her Give + Take top. Each shirt promotes and benefits a specific charity, including the American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks and the Boys and Girls Club of America (worn by Gomez). $50 at Nationaljeancompany.com.
Food for style
All eyes were on Lauren Bush's clutch at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala. Each FEED 100 bag helps feed children in Rwanda via the U.N. World Food Program's School Feeding project. $30 at Whole Foods stores or Feedprojects.org.
Shades you can make
Can't find your perfect pair of shades? Make like Hayden Panettiere and Lance Armstrong and turn to Oakley. The brand has a DIY site where you can pick your own lens and frame colors and have whatever you want etched on. $150-$350 at Oakley.com/custom.
Dress like an angel
Footwear, the final frontier?
Boldly go where no one else has gone (fashion-wise) with the limited-edition Star Trek-inspired high-top Airwalk sneaker. Terrain "Enterprise Edition" shoes sport the Enterprise badge and ship number. $80 for adult pair, $60 for kids' pair. Call 212-253-0588.
Have a Heart
Want to nab the pendant Mariska Hargitay wore on Law and Order: SVU last night? The Heart & Wing pendant goes on sale today in celebration of the five-year anniversary of Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps domestic violence survivors. Available in sterling silver and 10-karat gold, the pendant retails for $115 and $420, respectively, at Meandrojewelry.com.
Her style is in the red
Christy Turlington Burns combines fashion and function with the Emporio Armani (Product) Red clutch, made of calfskin. About 40% of the proceeds go to the Global Fund, which fights AIDS in Africa. $275 at Emporioarmani.com
A jewel of a contest
Fine jewelry maker Judith Ripka is making it easier to afford luxury during these tough economic times. In the May issue of In Style magazine, receive a $1,000 gift card toward the purchase of jewelry from Ripka's 18k Couture Collection and a $100 gift card toward a purchase from the Silver Collection. Ten percent of the net proceeds go to Dress for Success.
Follow in fashion footsteps of Jolie, Berry, Beyoncé
• Mom of six Angelina Jolie loves her long, flowing frocks, and last week, she was spotted wearing the Ella Moss Hollie maxi dress in black. $166 at Ellamoss.com
•Halle Berry recently went shopping in L.A. in her Kowboys berry fade thermal. That style sold out, but get a similar look with the solid women's thermal, $79 at Kowboys.net.
• Mortgage or jacket? Now you don't have to make that choice, thanks to Target's much more affordable take on the ultra-expensive Balmain military top worn by Beyoncé Knowles. Bandleader vest, $34.99 at Target.com
Water your skin
Do your part for clean aqua with Superbly Restorative Argan body lotions from Kiehl's, sporting labels created by Adrian Grenier, Erykah Badu, surfer Kelly Slater and Parson's The New School for Design. All net proceeds go to the Waterkeeper Alliance. $55 at Kiehls.com
Ali Hewson, Bono's wife, has launched the NUDE collection of skin care, made with organic ingredients and without sulfates, parabens or mineral oils. Helena Christensen loves the Miracle Mask. $70 at Nudeskincare.com
Cute for a cause
Some of our fashion favorites, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, have created Mommy & Me designs for Lilly Pulitzer. Fifteen percent of proceeds help to raise awareness for epidermolysis bullosa, a rare skin disease that affects children. Available at Lillypulitzer.com.
All of the glow, none of the risk
A very trendy traveler
Style for storms
April showers are no match for Brooke Shields, Kelly Ripa and Liv Tyler, who protect their tootsies with Kamik rain boots. The boots are 100% recyclable when you're done hopping puddles. $59.95 at Zappos.com.
Big designers, big discounts
They call it chic-onomics. We call it genius. The folks who brought us Net-a-porter.com launch TheOutnet.com Thursday. The online designer outlet features steep discounts on previous seasons' luxury fashion from brands like Christian Louboutin, Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg. Stock will be added each Tuesday and Thursday.
Just in time for Earth Day, The Limited today launches an "Eco Chic" capsule collection of clothing made from organic cotton fabrics. We like this floral top for spring. $39.50 at select The Limited stores or TheLimited.com.
Who says cute can't be comfy?
Forget teetering around in Jimmy Choos or Christian Louboutins. At Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, Miley Cyrus stayed comfortable in her Cole Haan Gisele air sandals — the same brand worn by Angelina Jolie in Cannes last year. $328, available this fall at Colehaan.com
A tiptop look from TopShop
Spring showers notwithstanding, Kate Moss took Manhattan by storm last week to celebrate the opening of TopShop in Soho. One standout look? The white blazer she wore to a bash at the Box April 2. For a similar style, try Old Navy's cropped cotton twill blazer in pumice. $39.50 at Oldnavy.com
Get the springy look Michelle Obama sports on the cover of May's Essence magazine at Talbots. Rose print silk dress, $169 at Talbots stores, Talbots.com or by calling 1-800-TALBOTS.
Organic cotton is tops at Trove
•When going for green chic, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba turn to casually cool tops by Trove, made from 100% organic cotton. $65-$160 at Troveclothing.com.
Origins plants trees, recycles
•Origins, the earthy skin-care brand beloved by Bar Rafaeli and Victoria Beckham, will plant a tree for every A Perfect World moisturizer sold in April. Plus, bring in any tube, bottle or jar, regardless of brand, to an Origins store this month, and the company will recycle it. $36 at Origins.com.
Try Bleue Eyes for greening
•Chantecaille, a favorite of stars such as Naomi Watts and Blake Lively, is donating profits from its La Baleine makeup collection to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Try the unique Bleue Eyes compact, $98 at Neiman Marcus.
Affordable style's their bag
•If you can't afford to shop at Stefani Greenfield's pricey Scoop stores, check out her affordable new Curations collection, which just launched on HSN.com. Heidi Klum is already a fan of Greenfield's large patent-leather tote in black. Special price, $169.80, regularly $198 at HSN.com.
Try out new looks, virtually
Ever wonder what you'd look like with Jennifer Aniston's hair and a new shade of eyeshadow and lipstick? Now's your chance. Starting Friday at InStyle.com/makeover, upload a photo of yourself and try on a variety of star hairstyles. Plus, see how you'd look with the hottest beauty products from a range of big brands. Once you have your perfect look, click to buy. (Save, of course, for the hair!)
This jewelry has some 'Swagga'
Here's one jewelry line that appeals to rappers and Carrie Bradshaw. M.I.A., Shakira and Sarah Jessica Parker all rock Erickson Beamon, the posh jewelry line created by Detroit friends Vicki Beamon and Karen Erickson. The very pregnant M.I.A. performed Swagga Like Us at the Grammys wearing Beamon's Wild Card earrings, and Shakira and Parker sport necklaces by the brand. The ornate pieces range from $330 to $865 at Net-a-porter.com. For more affordable but equally fun options, check out the Erickson Beamon for Target collection, $14.99-$49.99 at Target.com.
High profile for Tom Binns
Trendsetters Amy Adams and Michelle Obama are making a statement with Tom Binns jewelry. At the Sunshine Cleaning premiere, Adams wore the Bete Noir multistrand necklace ($2,087.50). Obama sported a Tom Binns couture necklace at the Kennedy Center birthday party for Sen. Ted Kennedy, and she paired Binns' Pearls in Peril necklace with a strapless gown at the Governors Ball. Browse Binns jewelry at a variety of prices, including this necklace from the Anti-Luxxx collection for $470, at Binns' new store, 41 Perry St., New York, 917-475-1412.
They're in their '80s
Whether you like it or not, the '80s have surfaced again, as evidenced by Marc Jacobs' eye-popping fall 2009 New York fashion show. Right on cue, retro brands are back in a big way.
• The once ubiquitous MCM bags, featuring the German brand's signature black laurel logo, are being toted by models Heidi Klum and Veronica Webb. $471-$1,000 at Bloomingdales.com
•Jennifer Lopez loves her stirrup jeans. To get a similar elongating look, try Wren's Se black stirrup pants. $154 at Revolveclothing.com
Bargains for brides
Here's some good news for the bride on a budget: Priscilla of Boston is holding a one-day nationwide sample sale on March 20. Gowns start at $199; bridesmaid dresses from $19.99. Shop 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — and no appointment is necessary.
A.L.C. looks A-OK
Super-stylist Andrea Lieberman, who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani, has launched her own A.L.C. collection of wardrobe essentials. The line includes a striped jersey dress, a skinny zip pant and a black silk cargo jacket. Looks like her clientele is already A-list: Lopez, Stefani and Ellen Pompeo attended her launch party at Barneys last month. $295-$1,100 at Intermixonline.com
Retro-fit your fashion sense
Don't you wish you could take your mind off today's depressing news by traveling back in time? Here's the next best thing … for your closet at least. At Unique-vintage.com, find duds inspired by the looks of the '20s, '30s, '50s and '60s. Also available: modern red carpet look-alike gowns.
Distinct savings at this site
Anything stylish for less than $100 is a hot commodity these days. At Shopdistinction.com, choose from a variety of bags, all for less than $100. The site also has jewelry from lines such as Adina Reyter and Tarina Tarantino. Bonus: A portion of each sale funds research for breast cancer and lung disease.
Red-carpet glitz and glamour needn't cost a boatload of cash. Get a taste of the fun for less than $200.
Deck your ears in emerald
Angelina Jolie's emerald earrings added an unexpected pop of color to her black Elie Saab gown at the Oscars. Jolie's came from pricey jeweler Lorraine Schwartz, but you can get the look for less. 14K white gold pear-shaped emerald earrings, $156.99 at Overstock.com.
Keep flaws controlled
HDTV isn't exactly kind to your flaws, which is why red-carpet regulars such as Alicia Keys rely on Giorgio Armani Cosmetics' Lasting Silk UV foundation SPF 20. Available in April. $58 at Giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
A camera-ready complexion
Oscar nominee Meryl Streep relies on swanky skin care to get ready for her big night. Before the Oscars, she loaded up on the new Canyon Ranch Your Transformation collection, picking up Vitality Cleansing Cream and Restore Intensive Moisture. $40 and $95 at Nordstrom.com
Take photos out of your wallet
Keep your pet (or child) near your heart all of the time, just like Mickey Rourke did at the Oscars. Lauramarshdesign.com offers a photo charm on a sterling silver chain for $80, while Planetjill.com sells a photo charm pin for $90.
Luscious, not loud
Muted lips are on full display at Fashion Week in New York. And Salma Hayek sported the same subdued hue on her pucker at the Golden Globes in January, with the help of Nars' lip gloss in Greek Holiday. $24 at Narscosmetics.com
A splash of Jack Black
Jeremy Piven and Bruce Willis rely on Jack Black to keep their visages clean and smooth. No, not the funnyman — rather, the men's line of grooming products that share the name. One of their faves? Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, sulfate- and paraben-free. $18 at Getjackblack.com
Get creative at Fashionology
Always dreamed of being on Project Runway? Well, here's the next best thing for tweens. Fashionology.com, a website that allows users to design and create clothes and accessories, launches today. Users can customize a variety of garments using graphic designs and embellishments, including rhinestones, pins, charms and necklaces. Clothing prices start at $15.50, with add-ons priced separately.
What has stars' stylistic hearts aflutter?
• Jessica Alba's daughter, Honor, and Nicole Kidman's Sunday Rose kick back in UGG's rosy Erin baby booties. Perfect for Valentine's Day. $50 at Uggaustralia.com.
•Elton John and Kate Moss heart Jo Malone, whose Red Roses collection of cologne, bath oil and body lotion sure smells sweet. $55-100 at Jomalone.com.
• Fans of Coach, like Jennifer Garner and Mandy Moore, can feel the love with the Miranda sterling-silver heart earrings. $138 at Coach.com.
Dress right, weather or not
Ever popped out of the house dressed for the Arctic only to find that a warm front has swept in? Enter Orecast.com, a new site that helps you find and select clothing and gear suitable for the weather in your hometown.
His and hers T-shirts
They work out together and walk their dogs together. Now, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake even coordinate their outfits. The two wear LnA T-shirts. Biel rocks the women's V-neck top in marigold, while Timberlake wears the men's crew-neck shirt in cherry. $60 and $54 at Lnaclothing.com
A style stretch
You may never do the downward dog with Reese Witherspoon and her instructor, Jodi Guber. But you can emulate Witherspoon's om style with Guber's Beyond Yoga line of workout gear. Witherspoon wears the Supplex pants, $77 at Iambeyond.com.
Coat your lips in Coach
You might not be able to drop $300 on a Coach bag in this economic climate, but get a taste of luxury with the brand's new deluxe lipstick. Available in six shades. $28 at Coach.com.
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Celebrities are digging Di Milo
London-based designer Jasmine Di Milo, daughter of Harrods owner Mohamed al-Fayed, has been a celebrity favorite of late. Nicole Richie wore a Di Milo strapless white frock to the Art of Elysium benefit Jan. 10 in Los Angeles, and Rihanna rocked a yellow one-shoulder dress to the RIAA/Feeding America Inaugural Ball on Jan. 20. For stores, visit Jasminedimilo.com.
The presidential jewels
First lady Michelle Obama glittered in Loree Rodkin's very pricey jewelry during the Inauguration Weekend. If you can't swing the stacked diamond bangles she wore to the Kids' Inaugural concert, load up with the equally dazzling Eyeliner bangle from Swarovski. $100 at Swarovski.com
Red carpet redux: SAG Awards
Gown and glitz, all in one: A gown with a built-in necklace looks chic and saves money and time. Just ask Eva Longoria Parker, Anne Hathaway and January Jones, who sported dresses with charming neck detailing at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Though their pricey gowns (designed by Jenny Packham, Azzaro and Andrew Gn, respectively) are out of most people's price range, look-alikes are available for less. $375 at Alycedesigns.com.
Just a Kiss of nail color: Kate Winslet's stunning royal blue Narciso Rodriguez gown didn't require much accessorizing. So manicurist Deborah Lippmann kept it simple, polishing Winslet's nails with a sheer pink called Prelude to a Kiss. $15 at Barneys New York, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, C.O. Bigelow and Lippmanncollection.com
Rourke's eyes have it
Randy "The Ram" Robinson, Mickey Rourke's character in The Wrestler, sure knows how to make an entrance into the ring. Ditto Rourke on the red carpet. He has worn Sama Eyewear's eye-catching "Press" frames in crystal to at least six events in the past month, most recently Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. $343 at Samaeyewear.net or 877-788-SAMA
Sasha has the Primp hoodie
Every girl wants to get primped for her first day of school, and first daughter Sasha Obama is no different. Sasha wore a Primp peace hoodie from its tween line for her inaugural day at Sidwell Friends. Sasha's top can be difficult to find, but don a similar style with Primp's peace thermal. $58 at Bloomingdales
Fergie buys 'em crystals
It's no surprise the Dutchess made her bridesmaids feel like royalty. For her weekend wedding to Josh Duhamel, Fergie outfitted her attendants in jewelry by Swarovski. Each bridesmaid wore the Dauphin pendant necklace. $190 at Swarovski.com or 800-426-3088
Run for these roses
It's coming up roses at Louis Vuitton, thanks to Marc Jacobs' latest tribute collection. He pays homage to abstract artist Stephen Sprouse, who used the iconic bloom in his creations. The result? Two limited-edition leather goods lines: Monogram Roses and Monogram Graffiti, $175 to $2,555, available at Louis Vuitton boutiques. The Monogram Roses accessories pouch, for example, retails for $445.
Paw through a WaggyBag
Dog lovers like Jessica Alba and Drew Barrymore can tote their treats, baggies and other canine necessities in the adorable Alpha Bitch WaggyBag, made of durable cotton canvas with plenty of room for keys, leashes and chew toys. Alpha Bitch WaggyBag, $32 at alpha-bitch.net
Don't be caught dead in a duplicate dress
Remember when Reese Witherspoon attended the Golden Globes wearing the same dress Kirsten Dunst had worn several years prior? "Tragic!" cried fashionistas everywhere. DressRegistry.com wants to make sure the dreaded dress duplication doesn't happen at any inaugural balls. Register the dress you're wearing and see if anyone else has the same plan.
Styles of a 'Shopaholic'
Attention shopaholics: Touchstone Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Bluefly.com have teamed up to help fan the flames of your obsession. To promote Confessions of a Shopaholic, which hits theaters Feb. 13, fashionistas can shop lead character Rebecca Bloomwood's closet. Select various outfits worn by Isla Fisher as Bloomwood in the film and nab lookalike goods from Bluefly. Sex and the City's Patricia Field is the film's costume designer, so the outfits are hot, hot, hot. Visit Bluefly.com/Shopaholic and buy your little heart out.
Site does the searching for you
Imagine knowing immediately when the Chloe heels you've had your eyes on go on sale and your size is available. ShopItToMe.com does just that: Scours the Web and sends you an e-mail alert when goods that fit you go on sale.
Polish it off
Nail down the holidays like actress Michelle Williams, who's a fan of Chanel's Vendetta nail color. $23 at Chanel.com
Pull out the pouf
Country songbird Taylor Swift channeled her inner material girl in French Connection's poufy tulle and lace Tallulah skirt during an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Nov. 10. $129.99 on sale at Frenchconnection.com
Contribute with a Coach
Through Dec. 31, purchase any Coach Cares item, and 20% of the proceeds will go to a cause championed by celebrities including Rosario Dawson and Ryan Reynolds. Dawson's choice, the Violet vintage leather clutch, benefits the Lower East Side Girls Club. $398 at Coach.com
Smells like an Olympian
This athlete doesn't reek of sweat or chlorine. When Olympian Michael Phelps gets out of the pool, he sprays on the classic L'Homme YSL fragrance, which, he tells People magazine, is "good stuff." He'll love the line's new skincare products: moisturizer, corrective brush and anti-fatigue treatment. L'Homme YSL eau de toilette and skincare, $40-$70 at Yslbeautyus.com
Dress in vintage
You can be the life of the party, no eggnog involved! It's all about the dress, and Yoox.com is making it easy to find the perfect vintage frock to wow your pals. The site unveils its vintage dress collection on Friday. Among brands offered: Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe, Valentino, Zandra Rhodes and Fendi. Looks range from sweeping floor-length gowns to sparkling cocktail dresses and little black numbers that recapture the moods of the '50s through the '80s. Prices from $200-$1,000.
Wrap up in warmth
Brad Pitt digs his cozy neckwear, like the gray muffler he donned in London Nov. 17. Scarf up his oversized style with White + Warren's cashmere travel wrap. $275 at WhiteandWarren.com.
Pack up in plastic
When you're hitting the road for the holidays, make like Queen Latifah, Adrian Grenier and Piper Perabo and tote your stuff in Endstar's eco duffle, made from recycled plastic bottles. $69.99 at Endstar.com.
Site keeps sales in your sights
We all know budgets are tight this holiday season, so getting the biggest bang for your buck is top priority. Enter ZingSale.com. The site enables users to select products they're interested in tracking, say, for example, classic Ugg boots. Once you've registered your selection, you receive e-mail alerts each time the product goes on sale at various retailers.
Show how much you care
• Jeweler Judith Ripka has created a piece of bling that looks good and does good. Her Autism Speaks with Hope necklace is made of sterlingsilver and 18-karat gold, and 50% of proceeds benefits Autism Speaks. $449 at autismspeaks.org.
• Monday was World AIDS Day, and Aldo makes it cheap to do your part — stylishly. The brand's Grottaminarda gold or silver metal cuff is $5, and all net proceeds go to YouthAIDS. Visit aldoshoes.com.
• Choose from 24 charities to support with Cartier's Love Charity bracelet, featuring intertwined 18-karat white and pink gold rings. Each bracelet has a color silk cord that corresponds to a group, with royal blue benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. $995 at Cartier stores.
This fall, it's all about Ferragamo
• Nicole Kidman's Lady Sarah Ashley wears the brand's footwear in Australia, opening today. The film's costume designer, Catherine Martin, collaborated with Ferragamo's creative team to create the original, handmade heels. Fans of the film, and the brand, can snag Ferragamo's limited-edition Lady Sarah red open-toe shoes for $950 at boutiques in New York; Bal Harbour, Fla.; San Francisco; Chicago; Beverly Hills; Costa Mesa, Calif.; and Las Vegas.
• And on Nov. 14, funky-footwear-loving Gwyneth Paltrow wore the brand's dark brown leather ankle-strap platform sandals to the opening of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. Paltrow's shoes will be available in March for $1,180 at boutiques nationwide.
But these are right in step, too
They weren't Ferragamo, but they were fabulous. Rihanna stormed the red carpet in designer Devi Kroell's fierce Bubble Radiata heels at the American Music Awards on Sunday. $1,250 at devikroell.com.
Use less green on Black Friday
Black Friday is looking bright, thanks to strong discounts in stores and online. At Ann Taylor, save 20% off all purchases before noon, plus $30 off full-priced sweaters after noon. Online, save $30 off $100 purchases. At Armani Exchange, all full-priced items are 30% off.
Sweaters right on the button
Cardigans, the mainstay of buttoned-down prepsters, are this season's must-have button-up. Katie Holmes has been rocking 'em all over Manhattan, including a gray one paired with jeans while out with Tom Cruise Oct. 31.
•Go for a drapier look with a long gray wool and alpaca cardigan from Young, Fabulous & Broke, a brand loved by Lindsay Lohan and Blake Lively. $264 at Revolveclothing.com.
•Make like Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus, who love Twisted Heart's sweaters, with a three-quarter-sleeve cashmere camel cardigan. $253 at Revolve clothing.com.
With budgets already tight for the holidays, who needs to spend extra money on shipping? Enter freeshipping.org, a one-stop destination for finding online retailers offering free shipping deals. Search by store or category, plus sign up for free shipping alerts via e-mail.
Dressed down to just be Dad
Barack Obama had a "Stars, they're just like us!" moment Monday when he dropped daughters Sasha and Malia off at school in Chicago. Dressed casually in a jacket by The North Face and Nike sweat pants, the president-elect showed his sportier side. Get the rugged look with The North Face Apex Bionic Jacket in deep water blue, $129 at Nordstrom.com. Also available at thenorthface.com.
Holiday charity is in the bag
A handful of our favorite designer labels have teamed up with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for its fifth annual Thanks and Giving campaign. Stock up on limited edition Kate Spade handbags ($125) and wristlets ($65) and Juicy Couture key chains ($35), heart charms ($48) and totes ($55). Purchase products at stjude.org or by calling 800-4STJUDE. The campaign runs from Nov. 24 to Dec. 31.
TV stars with fashion in the bag
•As movie exec Wendy Healy on NBC's Lipstick Jungle, Brooke Shields juggles work and family. And she does it looking fab with the help of her edgy yet classic Kendall Conrad Playera tote. $900, order at Kendallconraddesign.com
•Debra Messing, the star of The Starter Wife, now has a signature clutch, thanks to Lauren Merkin. Messing's Molly Kagan carries Merkin's patent croc/satin Molly bag, in amethyst, on the show. $295 at Laurenmerkin.com
Designer fashion for less
Here's your chance to get lucky. Beginning Saturday, log on to Bluefly.com/Luckyshops to shop for designer labels at up to 70% off retail. Brands participating include: Earnest Sewn, Nicholas K, Rachel Pally and Rafe. The shopping event is sponsored by Lucky magazine and Bluefly.com. Proceeds benefit the Robin Hood Foundation.
Dressed to impress voters
There's no best-dressed vote on the ballot Tuesday, but style talk has been heating up on the campaign trail.
• On Monday night's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Michelle Obama sported a fun yellow ensemble from J.Crew. "You can get some good stuff online," she said. Here's what she wore: the color block cardigan ($89.99), deco tank ($99.99) and the dot Camilla skirt ($148). All at Jcrew.com.
•Sarah Palin, meanwhile, gave a shout-out to her "favorite consignment shop in Anchorage," in a speech Sunday. Turns out that shop is Out of the Closet. "She likes jackets. She buys kind of classic, feminine, fitted jackets," owner Ellen Arvold said on The Early Show.
From the polls to the racks
Your vote Tuesday also can save you some cash. After you cast your ballot, head to any French Connection store in the USA and receive 15% off on any purchase. Show your voter registration card or offer proof you have been to the polls.
Have a merry Moss wardrobe
Kate Moss' new Christmas collection for Topshop is now available at Topshop.com. The limited-edition collection features fabulous frocks for holiday merrymaking.
Hair ornaments that turn heads
•Out and about in Los Angeles, High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens accessorized her outfit with Ban.Do's jeweled hair band. The Ban.Do line, created by two L.A. stylists, features a colorful assortment of handmade gems, feathers and sequins for your tresses. $165 at shopbando.com.
•Leighton Meester's tempestuous Blair Waldorf gets into some hairy situations on the stylish CW series Gossip Girl. And she does it with the help of her Jennifer Behr hair adornments. She donned the double rosette head wrap in cream during the Season 2 premiere. And for the first-season finale, she was rosy in the patent orchid skinny headband in pink (shown). $152 and $198 at jenniferbehr.com.
A makeup shakeup
We can't keep our hands off Lancôme's much-ballyhooed Oscillation vibrating mascara. The battery-powered mascara, which goes on sale today, claims to mimic the zigzag motion needed to apply mascara perfectly. The sound reminds us a bit of our electric toothbrush, but the results were promising. $34 at lancome-usa.com.
Get into superhero style, shape
•Diane von Furstenberg, a favorite of Halle Berry and Eva Longoria Parker, unleashes her inner superhero with the launch of a Wonder Woman-themed collection. The line includes frocks, shoes and accessories, and some of the proceed will go to Vital Voices, an organization empowering female leaders. Available at DVF stores.
Diamond in the Ruff
The Ruff jewelry collection makes its debut today on Ruffandcut.com. Top designers such as Me&Ro, Tracy Matthews and Todd Reed partnered with the company to create a 40-piece jewelry collection using recycled gold and conflict-free diamonds. Prices range from $250 to $22,000.
•For superhero-worthy abs and thighs, make like Jennifer Love Hewitt and Katherine Heigl and step into MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) sneakers, which have distinct rounded soles. They imitate the way you walk barefoot on sand for a muscular workout. Get Heigl's M. Walk sneaks for $244 at planetshoes.com.
Slide into some premiere shoes
We've spotted some striking footwear on Manhattan red carpets. Here's how to step it up.
Fill up on denim at Diesel
Premium denim for $50? That's about as rare as a sale at Tiffany. Diesel will offer two top-selling denim styles for $50 on Friday in honor of its 30th anniversary. Prices typically start at $160. Visit diesel.com for participating locations.
Boot up: Becki Newton, Ugly
receptionist, added kick to her electric blue frock with Manolo Blahnik Vella open-toe booties at the show's preview party. If the price tag — a whopping $755 at Barneys — is bit too high, try Jeffrey Campbell's open-toe half-boot in black. $190 at
Strike gold: Angelina Jolie stepped out in Sergio Rossi heels for the New York premiere of her drama Changeling. The Phillipa black peep-toes, accented with a gold heel, retail for $595 at sergiorossi.com. A cheaper alternative is the Tracy Reese D'Orsay pump for $280 at piperlime.com
YSL: Black, blue…
Julianne Moore stars in the bleak drama Blindness(opening Friday), but when it comes to her style, she loves seeing herself in Yves Saint Laurent. For a gala Sept. 16 in New York, Moore stepped out in YSL's black skirt with gold piping, worn with a black double-satin bustier. On Sept. 8, she donned a blue muslin couture frock to the Toronto premiere of her film.
…and too white
Also in Toronto, she conducted interviews while kicking back in silver YSL tribute platform heels and carrying the brand's large downtown tote in white. "I love YSL. I want it to get dirtier but not that dirty. There's a happy medium, where it's not so clean it looks blinding," she says of her pristine bag. "I'm working on that." Large downtown tote, $1,795, and platform tribute heels, $760, both at YSL.com
Gift concierge services abound on the Web, but this newly launched site offers a unique twist. Once you select a gift, choose from 27 "wishwords" that represent the sentiment you wish to convey to the recipient — love, luck, fortune, prosperity. Wishwrap custom drafts a greeting card and specially packages your gift to convey that sentiment.
Before the show begins
Ever wonder how the stars look so chic on the red carpet? Here's a peek at their best-kept beauty secrets:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus stopped by Hollywood's skin guru for a pre-Emmy facial. "It's incredible what they do there," Louis-Dreyfus said. Debra Messing also made a pit stop at Somerville's Emmys suite. For more information, visit Katesomerville.com.
Red-carpet frocks don't forgive bulges or bumps. So stars such as Brooke Shields and Tina Fey turn to Spanx shaping wear. Best-comedy-actress winner Fey has "all manner of Spanx" in her arsenal, she said at the Emmys.. Slim Cognito mid-thigh shaping bodysuit, $72 at Spanx.com.
Holmes, off the stage
Katie Holmes has hit the Big Apple to rehearse for her Broadway debut as Ann Deever in All My Sons, which goes into previews Thursday and opens on Oct. 16 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Her Gotham garb has been more practical than posh, but she still knows how to rock some cool, unique looks. A few of her favorite pieces:
•PRPS relaxed, loose "Boyfriend" jeans that Holmes has worn all over town. $310 at Barneys New York and Fred Segal.
•She favors oversized shades, including these Oliver Peoples hip Sofiane sunglasses in cerise. $390 at oliverpeoples.com
•Joe's Collection Myrna top in black and gold that she paired with a black jacket and flats in August. $154 at revolveclothing.com.
Loehmann's helps cancer …
Discount retailer Loehmann's is hosting a shop-a-thon on Sept. 25 to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Customers who donate $5 at the register of any Loehmann's store get 15% off their purchase.
… as does Bloomingdale's
Bloomingdale's Pink Boutique is open for shopping at bloomingdales.com/littlepinkbook. Each designer item purchased generates a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Fund. Designers include Tory Burch, Kenneth Jay Lane, Calvin Klein and Juicy Couture.
From Toronto to New York
Fashion fiends are in sartorial heaven as New York Fashion Week and the Toronto Film Festival attract the biggest style stars. Here's who's wearing what:
•Rachel Weisz toted a sleek Roger Vivier "Navette" clutch to The Wrestler premiere in Toronto. $1,995, 212-861-5371 for details.
•Generra and John Bartlett models for Fashion Week shows sported trendy TOMS shoes. $42at tomsshoes.com.
•Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester wore Harry Winston jewels to four Fashion Week events. Talk about some bling! Diamond earrings, price available upon request. 800-988-4410.
•For big spenders: Snag the Lanvin dress Claire Danes wore to the Me and Orson Wellespremiere. $4,500 at Barneys New York.
Trendy British retailer Topshop is coming to America. This week the chain launches a U.S. website, opens its first U.S. store in New York and debuts Kate Moss' fall collection.
Lady in RED, fighting AIDS
Giorgio Armani devotee Julia Roberts has created a T-shirt that has Revolution, Evolution and Devotion written across the top. Forty percent of sales go to the Global Fund, which fights AIDS in Africa. $125 at Emporioarmani.com.
This Star stands up to cancer
Jennifer Meyer's bling is a favorite of Hollywood's finest, and now her Star necklace, which benefits Stand Up to Cancer, is hanging from the necks of Jennifer Aniston and Meryl Streep. All proceeds go directly to the cause, which makes Meyer proud. "It feels like the least I can do," says the mom of Ruby Maguire, almost 2, with husband Tobey. "She's so little, but you think about making your child proud." $225 at Standup2cancer.org/store. Also available in gold and diamond.
The ladies behind BagSnob.com, declared a top fashion site by Women's Wear Daily and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia, bring their same lively voice to all things fashion with the launch this week of CoutureSnob.com.
Tilda Swinton goes out and about with a bang
Quirkily fabulous Oscar winner Tilda Swinton never plays it safe on any red carpet. Exhibit A: the yellow Dior Dior yellow linen suit with coral embroidery, paired with coral-colored Dior evening sandals, which she donned for the Aug. 27 Burn After Reading photo-call at the Venice Film Festival. And when she accessorizes, she does so with a bang, as evidenced by Exhibit B: the Roger Vivier El Choc charm bracelet she paired with her purple shirt-dress at the Aug. 28 Venice premiere of Valentino: The Last Emperor. Dior jacket and skirt, $11,965 and $910, available at Dior boutiques nationwide. Roger Vivier bracelet El Choc, $1,475, available at Roger Vivier's New York store at 212- 861-5371.
Neck-and-neck with glamour
Forget those fuzzy mufflers your mom made you wear to stay warm. The new breed of neckwear is offbeat, ethnic and worn year-round, as seen on some of Hollywood's brightest.
• First-time film director Drew Barrymore calls it a wrap with Sir Alistair Rai's Raja Love Dupatta shawl, an authentic Hindu and Buddhist prayer scarf with love embroidered on it in gold. $128 at Siralistairrai.com.
• Her men may come and go, but Jennifer Aniston remains loyal to her Matta Dupatta hand-woven cotton and silk scarf. $156. Order at Mattany.com.
'Wish' for peace
Michelle Obama's trendy floral wrap dress, silver flats and peace-sign charm necklace stole the fashion show at Saturday's Democratic rally. Nab a look-alike with Juicy Couture's "Wish" necklace, $48 at Nordstrom.com.
Bag these celeb favorites
Hot handbags never go out of style. And in time for fall, there's a whole slew of new ones being toted by Hollywood's finest:
• Donna Karan just launched her brand-new bag line, which already boasts some bold-faced fans. Julianne Moore carries a brown Modern Leo tote, while Chloe Sevigny has the black one. $1,895-$2,295 at Saksfifthavenue.com.
• Naomi Watts, meanwhile, loves her gray Mulberry Mabel bag, which has become her summer staple while running errands in Manhattan. $995 at Bloomingdales.com.
• And Disney queen Miley Cyrus digs her brown Silverlake convertible satchel from The Sak, also carried by Rihanna and Alicia Keys. $199 at Thesak.com.
A study in style for men
Attention, guys: If you've heard the question "You're not wearing that, are you?" one too many times, GQ's latest promotion is for you. GQrules.com offers a how-to style video each day for 30 days. Among the offerings: Designer Michael Bastian shows you four ways to put a suit together, and Band of Outsiders' Scott Sternberg shows you how to wear a bow tie. If you need a little incentive to sign up, there's the chance at a $10,000 J. Crew wardrobe.
Good nightie, Angelina
It cannot guarantee sweet dreams (or a hunky boyfriend like Brad Pitt for snuggling), but the nightgown worn by Angelina Jolie in the People spread featuring her newborn twins is proving a hot commodity for designer Eileen West. "Our phones have been ringing off the hook," West public relations director Adrienne Bragdon said. The gown, called "La Stella," retails for $78 and is available at Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Dillard's, Macy's, Nordstrom, Belk, Von Maur and Vermont Country Store. "It is pretty symbolic that it's named 'the star' and it was chosen by Jolie," Bragdon said. "Eileen West looked at all the pintucks and focused on all the details when creating this particular gown. It definitely has a vintage feel, but with a modern twist." The gown will be available at Eileen West.com beginning in September.
And at Ruelala.com ...
Tired of waiting for sample sales or stalking retailers' websites for discount merchandise? Every two days, Ruelala.com launches a new "boutique" of designer merchandise. The boutique features one brand (such as Juicy Couture or Calphalon) and offers current season merchandise at 30% to 80% below retail. Among celebrity fans: Denise Richards and Emmy Rossum. Visit Ruelala.com/style to bypass the waiting list for membership.
Deck out your neck for charity
Maggie Gyllenhaal fights crime in The Dark Knight, and she's leading her own charge in real life. The actress teamed up with jewelry designer TenThousandThings to create a charm necklace for Trickle Up, a poverty alleviation organization. Proceeds from the necklace ($100 at TrickleUp.org) are used to help people living in poverty start small businesses.
And now for your wrist, ears
• Rihanna rocked CC Skye's enamel baguette deco bangles while taping an MTV segment. The brand, a favorite of Hilary Duff and Nicole Richie, has quickly emerged as a Hollywood must-have; the bracelets are $150 at singer22.com.
Beast of a bikini
You might never get Vanessa Hudgens' buff bod or date Zac Efron like she does, but you can grab the same animal-print bikini she wore during a recent beach vacation. Go wild on the sand with Hudgens' Halle suit from 1690 Swimwear, $62 top and $58 bottom at 1690swimwear.com.
Flip-flops of the rich & famous
No low-wattage look would be complete without the ultimate affordable celebrity favorite: Havaianas flip-flops, worn by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Jennifers Aniston and Lopez. And at $16 for the basic "top" style, you don't have to be a Hollywood power-earner to afford them. Choose from a slew of looks at havaianasus.com.
E-mail addicts, take note! The purveyors of RedStamp.com believe "the currency of communication is paper," and it shows in the site's collection of stylish stationery. Get a head start on the holidays and check out the fashionable correspondence collections launching in mid-August.
Blake's bodacious bag
Gossip Girl's Blake Lively is addicted to Chanel. And she gives the brand plenty of love, this time toting an eye-catching Chanel patent calfskin/metal bag in blue while shooting the CW series in the Hamptons. "I have lots of beautiful handbags," she said in April. "Chanel is it for me. It's the top of the top." $2,325, at select Chanel boutiques.
Cruise and sunglasses, Part II
Tom Cruise's Risky Business Ray-Bans set off a fashion frenzy (the underwear dance, not so much). Are the shades the star wore to the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday another trend in the making? Loree Rodkin Eye Couture by Sama "Justin" sunglasses, $560 at Destination: Sama and Ilori boutiques nationwide.
Kirsten Dunst and Emily Mortimer dig this London-based beauty outpost, which also offers a carefully edited selection of top beauty products online. Pamper yourself with these brands: Chantecaille, Dr. Hauschka, Elemental Herbology, Nars and Sue Devitt.
Holy high-end footwear!
You won't be able to snag the one-of-a-kind Dries Van Noten gown that The Dark Knight's Maggie Gyllenhaal sported at Monday's premiere, but you can follow in her footsteps by picking up the actress's Dries Van Noten multi-color strap sandal, $735 at Barneys New York. And while the Batmobile might be out of your price range, scoop up the shoes Batman (Christian Bale) wore to the premiere. Tod's Lace-up in black calfskin, $445 at Tod's boutiques nationwide or 800-457-TODS.
Delight.com: It's de-lovely
Cubicle-land gets pretty boring. So perk yourself up with a midday treat. Imagine your favorite local gift shop or craft fair — that's what you'll find at Delight.com. The site offers a variety of fashionable products, from unique jewelry to eco-friendly shopping bags. The distinctive feature: Each weekday at noon CT, a product is featured with a limited-time discount, free shipping or gift with purchase. Even better.
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