Get the skinny on lean jeans and heels—it's young Hollywood's new fave way to dress up in denim
KATE BOSWORTH in Sass & Bide and a Willow top at an event in Australia.
MISCHA BARTON in Miss Sixty jeans at a party in Los Angeles.
HILARY DUFF in Sass & Bide jeans at an MTV taping in N.Y.C.
ASHLEE SIMPSON in Diesel jeans and DSquared at a TRL taping in N.Y.C.
Two Gentlemen of Verona plus one lovely Rosario Dawson in Vera Wang equals three people worth singing about at the musical's N.Y.C. premiere.
Behind the Seams
YOU'VE GOT THE CUTEST LITTLE BABY BAG: How is anyone supposed to see that you have the most adorable baby in the entire universe if her tiny mug is tucked away in a locket? Denise Richards has a giant leather likeness of her daughter Sam stitched onto a large bag. "It's a great tote for all the stuff I need for the kids," raves Richards. "I love it, and I've already ordered one with [new daughter] Lola's face on it."...
SHOOTING STARR: "Paul Starr is an artist who happens to do makeup," says Cameron Diaz of the Estée Lauder makeup artist who is now an author too. Paul Starr on Beauty features photos and interviews with 30 of his clients from Lindsay Lohan to Michelle Pfeiffer.
He wanted to get to "the heart of each subject," but we'll settle for the face—the book includes directions for five foolproof looks....
Paul Starr on Beauty, $29.95, available the first week in Oct.; www.paulstarr.melcher.com
THE BEAD GOES ON: Her name implies precious stones, but when it came to designing a bracelet for the Healing Garden Organics' Save your Skin, Save the Planet campaign, Jewel turned to wooden beads. Through spring 2006 the bracelet will be free, available online with proof of an Organics purchase, and the skin-care line will donate partial proceeds to the Nature Conservancy....
This Healing Garden bracelet by Jewel is free online with proof of purchase; www.healinggarden.com
J IS FOR...: Well, Jolie for one (as in Angelina Jolie), but also for J Brand Jeans, which the actress has been wearing lately. The Mr. & Mrs. Smith star has requested several pairs and just placed another order but in a smaller size. She may be shrinking, but her fondness for J jeans is not.
J Brand Jeans, $140; Atrium, 212-473-9200
MTV's awards were full of big winners—and bigger fashion moments
Leopard print and Cartier I gems called for sexy claws
Her Ric Pipino-styled bangs and power ponytail were an extension (so to speak) of her sexy ensemble.
Any larger and she'd need an earring aid to keep them on: those $75,000 wood and 22-carat diamond danglers were custom-made by Lorraine Schwartz. Her other beautiful baubles included the $290,000 bangles—also made by Schwartz.
Wearable art for the well heeled
Some art fanatics house their collections on their walls; Usher keeps his in his closet. The singer has 15 pairs of customized Nike sneakers that have been hand-painted by design team Krispy Klean. But he's not the only art lover in Hollywood. Celebrities including Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Richie and Missy Elliott have also been investing in the limited-edition treads.
Hand-painted sneakers, $395; www.shopkitson.com
FINE & CANDY
How sweet it is! Borba Skin Care (whose fans include Hilary and Haylie Duff) just introduced candy that's good for your skin. The gummy bears and jelly beans contain açaì berry and green tea extract to promote skin clarity and radiance, and a vitamin C complex to speed the removal of toxins. The line also carries nutrient-packed waters and, for those who also want to care for their skin from the outside in, cleansers, creams and lotions.
Borba Skin Balance Confections, $25 per lb; www.nordstrom.com
STYLEWATCH CONTRIBUTORS Danielle Dubin, Eleni Gage, Samantha Mclntyre, Kara Murphy, Ulrica Wihlborg