Style Watch

updated 05/16/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/16/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Garden Party
Behold the power of flower as it transforms rockers and reality TV stars into demure-looking damsels

Sheryl Crow, in Léonard, at a film festival party in N.Y.C.

Paris Hilton, in vintage, at a TV appearance in Manhattan.

Kimberly Stewart, in Petro Zillia, at a party in L.A.

Beyoncé at a store opening in Tokyo.

Behind the Seams

This housewife has left the kitchen, but Teri Hatcher, at a TV appearance in New York City, is still sizzling in a siren-red halter dress by Michael Kors.

FACT TIME: When Kanye West was nominated for four MTV Video Music Awards last August, Tiret timepiece owner and pal Damon Dash gave him an $80,000, 18-karat gold, 7.5-carat diamond watch with Kanye's likeness. Then Usher saw it and ordered himself a 9.5-carat version with an alligator strap that was just delivered—it took seven months to make and cost $85,000. And to think, when people ask them the time, they're just going to give it away....
Kanye West and his custom Tiret watch made with yellow, white and black diamonds.

FOXY MAMA: What can happen in 15 minutes? You can enjoy a lifetime of fame or go from frumpy to foxy like Carmen Electra, who power primps with help from a new book, Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat. The tip tome comes with five "essentials" from Bourjois cosmetics (eye shadow, mascara, blush, eyeliner and lip gloss) and lessons on how to apply—quickly. Somehow, it's still hard to imagine Electra as frumpy....
Frumpy to Foxy kit, $49;

LADY GREY: What's the No. 1 attraction at the May 7 Kentucky Derby? The hats! (Well, maybe they're No. 2.) Keep an eye out for Jamie-Lynn DiScala's topper, designed by Eric Javits for Grey Goose (yes, the vodka) specifically for the Derby. Afterward, the autographed silk hat, valued at $1,500, will be auctioned off on eBay with proceeds benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation....
Bid on the Grey Goose hat designed by Eric Javits at starting May 9.

GOOD SHOW: "The evening was a success," says Kerry Washington, who cohosted Los Angeles's Fall 2005 Proenza Schouler fashion show at Barneys New York—which raised over $100,000 for the Rape Foundation. Celebs like Amber Valletta and Christina Ricci attended, while Washington raised funds, rape awareness and her eyebrows at some of the featured clothes. "I spotted a few favorites I can't wait to wear on the red carpet!"

Accessory of the Week

What are they, nuts? Okay, maybe Jessica Simpson and Sanaa Lathan aren't, but their necklaces sure are. Big, bold beads made of kukui nuts from Hawaii, along with other materials from nature's bounty like wood, are making a major fashion statement. Whether worn long or wrapped like on Kim Raver, these boho baubles are for people who aren't afraid to live large.

HEAD GAMES with...

Jennifer Lopez may have been born a Leo, but her hairstyle at the recent 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami on April 28 had all the signs of a ram...from a galaxy far, far away. Maybe her hairstylist was playing Wookiee, er, hooky that day?

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