Style Watch

updated 07/18/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/18/2005 AT 01:00 AM EDT

High Stepping
Who wears short shorts—with heels? Intrepid celebs who want to add a dose of sexy to this daytime staple

SNEAK PEEK!
These shorts are from the Holiday collection and won't be in stores until December.

NICKY HILTON in vintage at a birthday party in L.A.

NICOLE RICHIE in Ulla Johnson out and about in Los Angeles.

MANDY MOORE in Vince pounding the pavement in L.A.

PENELOPE CRUZ in Sean by Sean Combs at the shoot for the ad campaign in N.Y.C.

Behind the Seams

WINNER'S CIRCLE
Plum luck or skillful styling? Either way, Marcia Cross is a purple majesty in her Alberta Ferretti gown at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

RE-ENERGIZED BUNNY: Roberto Cavalli, whose sexy animal-print dresses have been worn by Beyoncé, Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez, is working with another gorgeous creature—the Playboy bunny. The designer is going to revamp the costumes, which were first introduced in 1960. It's "a classic American icon," says Cavalli. "My designs are still in the preliminary stages, but I will keep all of the signature silhouettes, but maybe update with a touch of animal print." But of course!...

FULL CIRCLE: Some people jump through hoops to find what they're looking for—Angelina Jolie jumps for them. "She's always on a quest for perfect hoops," says her stylist Jen Rade. "They're a staple of her wardrobe." Rade pulled these handmade Lana Jewelry earrings for the actress to wear to the Mr. & Mrs. Smith premiere in L.A., but Angie demurred and bought them later for her personal use. "They're thin," adds Rade, "and work with her strong features." ...
Lana Jewelry La Bangles 14k gold hoops, $525; www.lanaunlimited.com

SWEET CHEEKS: She wasn't embarrassed in the teeny bikinis she was modeling in Brazil, but Gisele Bündchen was blushing, having requested Shu Uemura Pink Water Blushers be sent to her on-set. "It's the right shade of pink and gives a cooling sensation," says Bündchen, who picked up other hues for friends.
Shu Uemura Water Blushers in Pink, Mauve and Peach, $20; www.shuuemura.com

I really LOVE my...

LEVI'S VINTAGE DENIM VEST.
Talk about a vested interest: Sienna Miller can't seem to get enough of her sleeveless denim staple; she wore it four times last month, pairing it with everything from granny dresses to miniskirts. For most of us, the item is a fashion flashback, but now that this style leader is wearing it, maybe it's time to make a new vest friend.

CAST IN STONES
Hip label Buddhist Punk is doing celebs like Kate Hudson and Eva Longoria a real lip service: both own their Rolling Stones limited-edition tee. Guess you can always get what you want—before it sells out.
Buddhist Punk "Rock Star" tee, $125; www.shop-kitson.com

WHO WORE IT BETTER?

PEOPLE.COM POLL RESULTS
74% Jennifer Aniston
26% Nicole Richie

More than 100,000 people voted and it's Jennifer Aniston. She wore her Prada dress while filming in L.A. Nicole Richie is at a party in N.Y.C.

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