updated 10/13/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/13/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The '80s signature rock-star accessory, the studded belt, is a hit again. Brittany Murphy and Cameron Diaz sport the classic wide version with a bit of attitude, while Brooke Shields chooses a double-wrapped style to give an uptown blazer a downtown edge. Just "don't overdo it," says Murphy's stylist Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig. "Piling on spiked accessories looks dominatrix-like." Take a cue from Famke Janssen, who pairs a streamlined belt with minis for four chart-topping looks. Rock on!
Behind the Seams
WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?
Dressed to (over)kill: At the Sept. 24 opening of the Donald J Pliner boutique in Beverly Hills, Paula Abdul couldn't leave well enough alone. Teaming a slouchy leather-trimmed jacket with a busy scarf top, she added a nameplate necklace and gangsta-style fedora. Time to tune up the act?
Cleavage, to go: And now the latest quick-change bust boost: Takeouts, natural-feeling silicone bra inserts said to guarantee "come and get me" cleavage. Seems the costume designer for the Stepford Wives remake couldn't get enough of the little wonders: Fifty-two pairs of the inserts ($44 from www.thebetterboobjob.com) were sent to the set, but mum's the word on who's wearing 'em. So here's the question: Will Stepford leads Nicole Kidman, Faith Hill and Glenn Close look like they're channeling Pamela Anderson?...
Prints Charming: Want to be an au courant parent? Wear your tot's teeny fingerprint around your neck. Proud moms Lisa Kudrow and Cindy Crawford have scooped up the sterling silver Treasure Prints necklace ($285) from the Jennifer Kaufman boutique in L.A. Seems the bauble (hung with semiprecious stones) comes with a soft wax mold that you use to make an impression of Junior's wee digit. Get the print, send the mold back to the store along with the necklace, and you'll get your personalized version in eight weeks or less. Mom-of-two Crawford says she treasures hers, since "I love my kids and I love jewelry." Spoken like a modern mom!...
Amazing Feet: During their stints on Broadway, leading ladies Heather Graham and Melanie Griffith have coddled themselves with Z. Bigatti's Footlights foot-repair treatment, created by dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Biglow. Both are slathering their hardworking tootsies with the superpricey concoction, which costs $109 for a 2-oz. jar. What's in the stuff? Lemon and orange extracts, vitamin K, peppermint extract and avocado oil—all guaranteed to get weary thespians back on their feet. Darlings, you're worth it.
Z, Bigatti's Footlights, available at www.sephora.com
Prime Time Beauty
After nine years of Friends, top earners Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow and pals still look fresh-perked. Their secret skin enhancers: organic aromatherapy products from Enessa, used by the show's makeup artists on all six. Enessa's orange-blossom-spiked Neroli Hydrosol spritzer ($25 for 2 oz.) is meant to wake up the skin and the spirit. "It's my favorite thing in the world," says Courteney Cox Arquette Arquette. And soothing collagen eye pads with smoothing fluid discourage crow's-feet. The treatments are $75 for seven eye pads—but price, of course, is no object for these $1 million-per-show stars.
Neroli Hydrosol, $25, www.enessa.com
Animal prints are running rampant this fall, and zebra's leading the stampede. The Z-word crops up everywhere, from a fanciful knit (Molly Sims) to a sheer top (Aisha Tyler) to a slinky dress (Naomi Campbell)—perfect for after-dark expeditions. How to wear the bold stripes? Style gurus say a single piece teamed with black is perfect for the urban jungle.
FOR A CAUSE
Wildly popular in Hollywood, humble Ugg boots get hand-painted "makeovers" from Britney Spears, Charlize Theron, Hugh Grant and other celebs. Take a peek (or make a bid) during the Nov. 19 to Dec. 6 auction on www.gottahaveit.com Part of the proceeds will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
TIME FOR THE CURE
To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, DKNY has created a limited-edition watch ($150) with a stylish pink band; $20 from each sale will be donated to breast cancer research.
DKNY Pink Watch, Bloomingdale's and www.eLuxury.com