A favored hue of kings and queens, purple is adorning Hollywood royalty too—in sophisticated, premiere-worthy dresses (Kelly Rowland, Charlize Theron) as well as chic little separates (Julia Stiles). "The shade we're seeing now is deep, almost ecclesiastical," says stylist Sharon Pendana. "It's aubergine, not Barney-the-dinosaur purple." That richness is what appealed to Rowland: "I was going to a horror film premiere so I wanted to wear something dark, and [this color] was very sexy." Purple as the new black? How plummy.
Behind the Seams
At the New York City Dogville premiere on Oct. 4, Chloë Sevigny shone in a sequined Lanvin sheath. Displaying décolletage but little jewelry, she punctuated the look with scarlet lips and Lanvin stilettos. And her covered legs showed why tights are hot again. Down, boys!
In Hollywood the hair-obsessed are hooked on all-natural shampoos whipped up by celebrity stylist Chaz Dean. Beauties including Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields and Halle Berry are pampering their locks with Wen's gentle Cleansing Conditioner: It's full of soothers including menthol and almond oil—but minus the usual detergents. "I can't imagine having to go without it," says Christina Applegate. Users who Natural buy it by the gallon claim that it helps color last longer and makes limp locks look thicker. Hmm...but does it cure the common cold?...
Natural wonder: Wen's conditioner.
Want to keep the edgy tattooed look in the chill of autumn? Take a cue from Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and Lucy Liu, who've raided the Intuition boutique in L.A. for RAW-7's hip-chick tattoo sweaters. In cozy cashmere, the bold hoodies ($280) are emblazoned with designs on the back and sleeves; unlike the permanent versions, they let you choose a new tattoo when you're ready to switch. (Attention, Angelina Jolie!)...
Quick-switch tattoos: RAW-7's cashmere hoodies.
The Mask Pack
We all know that Demi Moore is besotted with Ashton Kutcher's baby-smooth face. His secret: the Art of Shaving's After-Shave Mask with Royal Essential Oil. No mere slap-on liquid, it's a massage-in, rinse-off treatment that calms razor burn and replenishes nutrients. Packed with botanical ingredients like rosewater and jojoba oil, the potion's an at-home version of the mask offered at the Art of Shaving's chichi Barber Spas. Other fans: Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey and, yep, Bruce Willis. Fab guys do think alike.
Royal treatment from the Art of Shaving.
Kirsten Dunst, Reese Witherspoon and other stars are snapping up Delux Beauty's ultra-portable Junior Duos. The Chapstick size lipcolor-plus-gloss is "the dream girl-on-the-go product," says Brittany Murphy (who won't leave home without hers).
Junior Duos by Delux Beauty, $20; www.beauty.com
The newest obsession among Hollywood's hip and holy? Cameron Cohen's swingy gold chandelier earrings featuring charms said to attract good karma. Bedecked with semiprecious stones (garnet. onyx or turquoise with peridot), the Bohemian-style earrings are adorned with charms depicting Asian religious icons including Buddha. Celebrity style-setters Cameron Diaz, Lisa Kudrow, Lara Flynn Boyle and Britney Spears have all gotten into the spirit.
Cameron Cohen earrings, $350; Jacqueline Jarrot, 310-659-2094.
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Hogan "Bijoux" bag. Aussie Sarah Wynter has been spotted 24-7 with her plum suede and silver-cuff tote. The purse adds snap to streamlined jacket-plus-skirt looks and works just as well when she takes it up a notch with a chic all-white ensemble. A gem indeed....
Hogan's "Bijoux" bag, $745; 888-60-HOGAN.