The U.S. Open is in full swing, but a different match game is being played in Hollywood as celebs like Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston pair up in corresponding casual gear. "It seems to happen accidentally," says L.A. stylist Jeanne Yang, "but when it does it's adorable." It doesn't play as well after dark, though. "Unless it's a costume party," says Yang, "it's something you should avoid." with Amy Baumgartner in. Los Angeles
behind the seams
Kelly Osbourne won't be wearing just any old off-the-rack thing for her maiden Emmy Awards appearance on Sept. 22. Instead, the 18-year-old Hollywood princess is going the couture route, I tapping British designer Zandra Rhodes to whip up a colorful little something. The last fitting will be chez Ozzie so that mom Sharon can have final approval....
When Melanie Griffith's 17-year-old son Alexander went to get his first tattoo Aug. 24, Mom was right there beside him at Tattoo Mania on L.A.'s Sunset Blvd. Melanie had her manicurist meet her there, and while Alexander had a Chinese symbol for truth etched on his back, she had her nails done.
It must be love. On a recent romantic getaway in Vegas, Milla Jovovich's director boyfriend Paul Anderson presented her with 1920s drop earrings with five-carat diamonds on the ends from L.A.-based Neil Lane Jewelry. Then Jovovich and Anderson, who directed the actress in Resident Evil, flew to Japan to promote the film. Let's see what he gets her for the release of the sequel, due next year.
When you're a true shoe connoisseur like Catherine Zeta-Jones, you have your standards. So when the new T-Mobile pitchwoman read the script for a radio spot that had her using her mobile phone to shop for shoes, she asked if she could mention Jimmy Choos, her favorites. Naturally her request was granted....
Mega-star wedding planner Mindy Weiss likes to give clever wedding gifts to her clients. Weiss, who is planning Gwen Stefani's upcoming L.A. wedding to Bush singer Gavin Rossdale, gave the rocker diva (among other things) a custom-blended (and scented) lip gloss kit by Beverly Hills makeup artist Bobbe Joy. The $45 six-color kit, called Heavy Metal, includes such hues as Ozzy Osmium, Guns n' Rhodium, Alice Copper and Zinc Floyd.
There's not a hair out of place, but at the L.A. premiere of Serving Sara, Liz Hurley's little toe strikes out on its own. "It's the design, not the wearer, that's flawed," says orthopedic surgeon/shoe designer Dr. Taryn Rose."lf the shoe doesn't fit, don't wear it!"
You have been on so many photo shoots. What is the best beauty tip a makeup artist has ever given you?
Jordana Brewster: "Powder eyeliner under the eye looks softer than liquid eyeliner or a pencil."
Izabella Miko: "Toothpaste on zits. It doesn't solve it, but it's much better."
Alyson Hannigan: "Let your hair get dirty, then wash it—it's much shinier and softer."
Rapper Eve: "No time for makeup? Throw on sunglasses and hot lip gloss; you'll be fine."
Molly Sims: "Don't go out without looking in the mirror."
Michael Michele, sporting Chanel bag, sleek Armani pants and Holt Renfrew top, scored points at a U.S. Open fete last week. "She combined the white element of tennis with something black and simple for evening," says stylist Phillip Bloch. "It was the perfect choice."
Destiny's Child's Children
Girl group gridlock? At the recent Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards in Pasadena, R&B clones of Destiny's Child abounded. "I am so flattered," says Tina Knowles, DC stylist and sometime designer (and Beyoncé's mom). But the copycats will have to be fast on their feet. "Destiny's Child is older now," says Knowles, "so they're changing their style—to a more sophisticated couture look."