The mini may be hot, but stars are also opting for long, smocked strapless dresses for easy summer chic
EVA MENDES in Juicy Couture in L.A.
KYLIE MINOGUE in Supré in London.
NICOLE RICHIE out and about in L.A.
JESSICA SIMPSON in Nui in L.A.
Ugly who? In a flowing Bill Blass dress and gold jewelry, America Ferrera was Mode-ready at the Imagen Awards in L.A. July 28.
Behind the Seams
Mandy Moore had a sunshine day when she wore these colorful limited-edition Lulu Frost for Alexander Wang earrings recently in N.Y.C. The distinctive Lucite discs, framed in 14k gold-plated chains, have also been spotted on Jessica Biel, who wore a black pair to the MTV Movie Awards, and Tyra Banks, who purchased a clear version. So it's fair to say the trend has come, well, full circle....
Lulu Frost for Alexander Wang earrings, $175; 212-826-8950.
Given that she's rarely seen in anything less than 4-in. heels, it's no surprise that Victoria Beckham recently popped into Paint Shop in Beverly Hills for some much "kneaded" reflexology. Posh sipped champagne and indulged in a 45-minute foot massage using the spa's Dharma self pedicure massage lotion. The foot potion, infused with grapefruit and tangerine, claims to refresh and strengthen focus. Especially important when it comes to shoe shopping in L.A....
Dharma self pedicure massage lotion, $15; paintshopbeverlyhills.com.
Hayden Panettiere appears to be a bit carried away with New York City designer Tracy Zych's trendy handbags these days. The Heroes star has been photographed numerous times carrying the brand's Edie bag out on the town and on the red carpet. Panettiere purchased the Italian leather bag, also a favorite of Rachel Bilson and Sienna Miller, in black and in gold—ensuring that she's ready for any superhero-style costume changes.
Tracy Zych medium Edie bag, $575; shopintuition.com.
GET J. LO'S GLOW
"I wanted her face to be a beautiful lit canvas that reflected the mood of the dress," says Scott Barnes of Jennifer Lopez's makeup at the El Cantante premiere in N.Y.C. July 26 (above). "No heavy lining, contouring or boldness." Here's what he used to do it.
Fresh Supernova mascara, $25; fresh.com.
Scott Barnes Créme Color in Flush, $24; saks.com.
BEYONCE'S NEW GIG
The star is the face of Giorgio Armani's latest fragrance, Diamonds.
Why did you want to be the face of Diamonds?
Armani is so upscale and so classic and so grown-up and beautiful and elegant. It's everything that I would love to be and represent.
Where is your favorite place to spritz it?
I usually spray it in my hair, because when I'm dancing and I shake my head, I love to know that if the guys are next to me they're getting a pleasant scent.
What is your favorite smell?
I love the smell of my mom's house because it always smells like good food. I wish I could bottle up this scent and take it with me, 'cause it just reminds me of home and it's a safe place for me.
Emporio Armani Diamonds 1.7-oz. eau de parfum, $49.50; macys.com.
SO NICE, SHE WORE IT TWICE!
Endless closets and access to high-end designers are all well and good, but when it comes to stars' go-to everyday outfits, they still reach for their comfortable faves
FAVE AIRPORT OUTFIT
VANESSA MINNILLO'S long brown cotton dress.
June 8 in New York.
July 18 in Los Angeles.
FAVE STROLLING OUTFIT
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY'S striped top and wide-legged jeans.
April 13 in London.
July 17 in London.
FAVE SHOPPING OUTFIT
KATE BECKINSALE'S black lace dress.
June 26 in New York.
July 1 in New York.