Consider it the grown-up version of tie-dye: Stars are hitting the town in dresses featuring ombré—splashes of graduated color
SCARLETT JOHANSSON in Louis Vuitton at a party in N.Y.C.
CLAIRE DANES in Prada at an event in N.Y.C.
EVA GREEN in Dior by John Galliano at a party in Paris.
CAMERON DIAZ in Missoni at a premiere in Sydney.
In a beaded Michael Kors gown and Fred Leighton earrings, Heidi Klum definitely made it work at the CFDA Awards June 4 in N.Y.C. "I'm German—I love sparkles!" she said.
Behind the Seams
MAKING A SPECTACLE: Tom Cruise's Risky Business shades are getting a second life more than two decades later, thanks to stars like Kirsten Dunst and Drew Barrymore spotted out and about in Ray-Ban Wayfarers—now available in thoroughly modern red and white. The retro sunglasses sold out of stores soon after their May launch but have just been restocked....
Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses (style #RB2140) in red and white, $129.95 each; 212-705-2000.
HIP TO BE BLAIR: Miranda Lambert is one loyal gal when it comes to her jewelry: The star often wears BlairB Designs, which takes vintage rosaries and charms and reworks them. Lambert wore the pieces to the Academy of Country Music Awards last month; Trisha Yearwood and Sheryl Crow are also fans....
BlairB Designs Dove and Horseshoe necklaces, $248 each; 918-599-8226.
FRADIN CATS: Guess e-mail isn't always enough for Jennifer Aniston: The star recently purchased several styles of Italian cotton note cards from L.A.-based Charles Fradin, which she uses as thank-you notes. The designer's showroom also features throws, candles and bags that appeal to others on the A-list—Jennifer Garner bought three totes....
Charles Fradin cards and envelopes ($100 for a set of 18); charlesfradinhome.com.
LOVE JONES: For the second year stars are promoting the Cartier Love bracelet. This year's celebs, including Rachel Weisz and Eva Mendes, picked a color for his or her chosen charity. "It can be worn with a pair of jeans or an evening gown," says Mendes of her navy version; proceeds go to the Art of Elysium, which provides artistic workshops for sick children.
Cartier Love bracelets, $475 each ($100 per sale will go to each star's charity); 800-227-8437.
POSH'S NEW DENIM LINE
Can Victoria Beckham's jeans get any tighter? Probably not—and she wouldn't want it any other way. In an exclusive interview, Beckham dishes on her latest fashion venture, dVb denim, which hits stores June 15.
How do your jeans flatter different women's bodies?
It's important that jeans don't bag around the knee and cut in around the stomach. I wanted to design a jean that wasn't too tight around the waist and elongates your legs. The skinny leg styles are available with an elastic that goes under the foot which keeps the leg nice and tight so there's no extra gathering at the knee.
Did you create a style for David to wear?
Not yet, so far the denim is only for women, but he keeps on asking!
Do you wear jeans more often now that you're living in L.A.?
I love to wear denim. Moving to L.A. won't change at all the way I dress.
How do you dress up your jeans?
Sometimes a great vintage blazer and waistcoat, sometimes a little sweater or just a T-shirt. But always with a high heel and a pair of sunglasses!
VICTORIA BECKHAM in L.A. in dVb4WHTSIG white skinny jeans, $275; 800-423-6335.
dVb7SBSTR shorts, $200; shopkitson.com.
"The skinny jean will always be a favorite of mine"
dVb5BLKSTR black capris, $225, 212-753-4000.
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GET THE LOOK
KATHERINE HEIGL in Knocked Up
As preggers TV reporter Alison, Heigl glows. "I wanted to keep her look beautiful and dewy," says the film's makeup artist Ann Pala Taylor. Here's how she did it:
1 Mario Badescu oil free facial moisturizer, $20; mariobadescu.com.
2 Stila Convertible Color cheek blush in Petunia, $22; Bloomingdale's, 212-705-2363.
3 Laura Mercier Secret Brightener, $30; lauramercier.com.
MARY-KATE & ASHLEY'S BIG NIGHT
The always fashionably intriguing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen—along with Nadja Swarovski—hosted a pre-Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards dinner in honor of this year's nominees at the Top of the Rock in N.Y.C. June 3. "This year has wonderful new meaning to my sister and me because we've been more and more involved in fashion," says Ashley, who, along with her sibling, will be launching Elizabeth and James—the lower-priced alternative to their high-end clothing line the Row this fall. Which doesn't leave the sisters with much free time. Says Ashley: "I haven't gotten my nails done for about six months!"
AT THEIR FINGERTIPS
The hottest celeb nail looks of the moment aren't for the faint of heart: "They're stronger statements than the usual pale pinks," says manicurist Deborah Lippmann. Even the simplest-seeming option requires some effort: "To wear the 'bare' nail well, the cuticle must be perfectly groomed."
Chanel Nail Colour in Fire, $19; chanel.com.
OPI Nail Lacquer in OPI Ink, $7.50; 800-341-9999.
Essie Nail Polish in Below the Belt, $8; essie.com.
Sephora Professional Buffer Block for Nails, $2; sephora.com.
Guess the Gladiator
Stars are stepping out in Roman-style sandals—one of the season's biggest trends—by the chariot-load this summer. Match the strappy shoes to the famous feet.
3. Azzedine Alaïa
5. Miu Miu
6. Giuseppe Zanotti
A. KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
B. SIENNA MILLER
C. NATALIE MAINES
D. CHARLIZE THERONE.
E. KATE HUDSON
F. MISCHA BARTON
Answers: 1, E; 2, D; 3, F; 4, A; 5, B; 6, C.