Two celebs in the same dress! Is this a no-no, a fashion faux-pas? Doesn't have to be—all it takes is a little attitude and accessorizing to give getups a unique spin. Joy Bryant makes a statement with a political pin while Nicole Richie totes a nonpartisan pooch. A much made-up Pamela Anderson almost overpowers her satin frock while a less-glammed Julie Delpy lets the sheath shine. And what looks sweet on Kelly Clarkson just seems saucy on Paris Hilton. But then again, what wouldn't?
Behind the Seams
Salma Hayek looked muy bonita in a silk chiffon Elie Saab gown at a pre-Latin Grammy awards ceremony in L.A. Let's face it, it's a killer dress in any language.
SCREEN GEMS: What could outshine
Scarlett Johansson's pearly whites at the Venice Film Festival? How about the $37,800 Bulgari necklace she's wearing on Sept. 3 to the AmfAR charity gala she's cochairing there. The necklace is made up of topaz, pavé diamonds, peridot and other stones and will go to the highest bidder after her gala cochair
Jeremy Irons removes it from her neck. That's right—It Girl not included....
If you can't get to Venice, you can get the necklace, $37,800; 800-Bulgari.
LET THE LOOT BEGIN!: Now that the Emmy awards are looming, it's not a free for all, per se, but a free for some—namely Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Garner and the other top female nominees. They have received Lancôme's not-yet-released Resurface Peel System, an at-home glycolic-acid peel, and every color of the company's Juicy Wear lip line. Now we know what stars mean when they say, "I'm happy just to be nominated."...
Lancôme's Resurface Peel System out in October, $145; www.lancome.com
ON THE SIDELINES: Andy Roddick is joining the ranks of athletes, hip-hop stars and actors turned designers. The tennis ace has paired with his sponsor Reebok to launch Rbk Crews performance tees and a separate line of vintage-looking shirts inspired by his life. One reads "Corn Fed Tennis" (he was born in Omaha, Neb.) and another says "Hot Rodd Body Shop" and lists the location as 152nd Street—152 m.p.h. being his one-time record-breaking serve speed. He's also designed shorts and sneakers—but don't fall in love with the treads he wears at the U.S. Open: Those are custom-made....
Roddick's Reebok collection ranges in price from $20 to $125; www.reebok.com.
CHICK MAGNATE: Nicky Hilton is turning into a real Vegas act—first her spontaneous wedding to Todd Meister and, more recently, the fashion show for her new clothing line Chick (which has been her nickname since she was 2) at the Palms casino last week. The casual line features denim miniskirts, tanks, jeans, blazers and more, all set to debut in early 2005 at prices from $25 to $180. P. Diddy and Tara Reid made an appearance along with other celeb pals. And to top it off, dad Rick Hilton presented her with a big bouquet of flowers at the end of the show.
Nicky Hilton at her fashion show in an outfit from her Chick line.
The Stuff of Legends
Move over, Joan—there's another Crawford on the list. Cindy Crawford is the latest famous lady (joining Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball) to star in Blackglama's 36-year-old "What Becomes a Legend Most?" campaign. And probably one of the most controversial. PETA has accused her of betrayal after appearing in one of its ads in 1994. Crawford denies posing for them, saying she modeled designer Todd Oldham's fake-fur hat not knowing where the photos would end up—a claim he supports. Her Blackglama pictures are the first to be shot in color and will debut in the early fall.
IT BAG REPORT
The latest It is a Brit: London designers Richard Emden and David Brachers whimsical and multiadorned bags are carried by Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Penélope Cruz, Drew Barrymore and Beyoncé. The bags—with names like Astral Breast and Luna Duck—come in different shapes and colors and are decorated with rivets, lacing, leather cutout shapes and Swarovski crystals. As the British would say, "Brilliant."
Enchant Breast bag. $790; Intermix, 212-533-9720.
THEY CLEAN UP NICE These funky pop stars turn glamor gals at the VMAs
So long, manly Vans; hello, cash-mere lace Jennifer Nicholson dress.
Hitting a high-class note in Dolce & Gabbana.
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