updated 02/16/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/16/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
The hip new shade that's budding for spring isn't just any green—it's a bright, vibrant kelly green that's as full of vitality as the fashion sprite bold enough to wear it. MATERIAL COMFORT Softer fabrics, like satin, particularly chiffon, give this strong color a soft edge (see Mischa Barton). BEST WAY TO WEAR IT Be bright like Liv Tyler—avoid forest or mossy hues. When you do find the perfect shade, don't add other colors, unless they're neutral like Kylie Minogue's belt—keep your green clean.
Behind the Seams
Erika Christensen turned up at the Los Angeles premiere of her film about stealing SAT answers, The Perfect Score, in a sequined silk-and-chiffon Elie Saab halter dress. Give her a 1600.
ALL THAT GLITTERS ISN'T GOLD:
It could be plastic—as is the case with Jessica Alba's Lee Riot "Love" necklace. Riot's line of sparkly plastic pieces is attracting lots of celebs, including Tiffani Thiessen and Kelly Osbourne, who are enamored of the colorful earrings and bracelets. The word necklaces also say "Pretty," "Gold" and "Angel."...
Lee Riot plastic, silver-plated necklace, $85; Talluleh, 310-854-3561.
IN THE PINK:
Or off, as the case may be, according to rocker Tommy Lee, who bought Pink six Ashley Paige string and low-rider bikinis in pink naturally), turquoise, Army green and black, among others. "Ashley's bikinis are the sexiest things alive," raves Lee. "They're hands down my favorite to take off!"...
Ashley Paige bikini, $250; 323-460-6700.
Z'S A CHARM:
They don't talk about their relationship, but Beyoncé's jewelry is telling. The singer and new Tommy Hilfiger fragrance spokes-star recently put together a charm bracelet with a "B," a heart and a "J." For Jay-Z? Other items close to her heart include her hometown Texas state symbol and a microphone....
Zoppini bracelet, $10, charms, $18-$24 each; www.zoppini.us
A REAL GEM:
Even before picking up a best actor Golden Globe, Bill Murray was a winner at home. Just hours before the awards, the Lost in Translation star showered wife Jennifer Butler with jewelry from Jennifer Kaufman in L.A. including a diamond ring, a garnet band and two pairs of gold earrings. He got the Globe, but she's got a real prize—a thoughtful husband.
Murray bought his wife these Pat Hurley earrings, $1,250; Jennifer Kaufman, 310-854-1058.
Making a Comeback...
Has Hollywood banished bling in favor of a more polished gem? Pearls, a longtime fixture on the ladies-who-lunch set, are appearing on Tinseltown's classy lasses. Or is it a tribute to Girl with a Pearl Earring? Either way, the look is pretty as a picture.
Erwin Pearl faux studs, $48; 800-379-4673.
If the Mood Fits, Wear It
All talk and no fashion? Cheeky's football jerseys with words and corresponding colors—"Envy" in green, "Seeing" in red—let you speak your mind and convey your sassy style. Paris Hilton bought "Tickled." Maybe the Carolina Panthers should get a few in "Feeling" blue...
Cheeky tees, $45; Intuition, 877-310-8442.
Connect the dots and you get two different It girls enjoying the same Marc by Marc Jacobs silk top (in two different colors): perky pop star Jessica Simpson and cool indie-film star Scarlett Johansson. See spot fun. Fun spots. Fun.