Style Watch

updated 05/31/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/31/2004 01:00AM

Cream of the Cropped

It's not like Hollywood to hide a little leg—but younger stars are doing just that in a fresh crop of summer pants that are short and sassy. Prime Cuts Hemlines can fall just below the knee or graze the ankle like Lindsay Lohan's. Desperate Kneed Poor American Idol star Kimberley Locke's clothing never made it from L.A. to N.Y.C. for her One Love CD promo tour stop, so she dashed into H&M and bought a pair without trying them on. "I've worn this style of pants before, so I just crossed my fingers that they'd fit!"

Behind the Seams

WINNER'S CIRCLE
Cameron Diaz, in Louis Vuitton, brought a dazzling dose of California blonde to the sunny shores of Cannes, where she attended a party for her film Shrek 2.

TOD'S SQUAD:
In Raising Helen, Kate Hudson plays an assistant at a modeling agency who becomes a mother of three overnight. "We wanted to transition her from this chic New York nightlife girl into a mom," says the film's costumer Gary Jones. "Of course, she was still this fabulous woman and still Kate Hudson." Tod's Miky Zip bag was up to doing double duty—beautifully, of course....
Tod's Miky Zip bag, $1,250; 800-457-TODS.

POLO PONIES UP:
Polo Jeans cares about more than what people wear. Proceeds from its G.I.V.E. (Get Involved. Volunteer. Exceed.) line go to 42 non-profit groups. Samaire Armstrong and Hilary Duff have the G.I.V.E. goods—and feel good about it....
G.I.V.E. Anouck jacket by Polo Jeans, $99; www.polojeans.com

LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER:
"I have been dressing Beyoncé for years," says Tina Knowles. "We share a similar taste when it comes to clothing." With that passion for fashion, the dynamic duo have announced their plans to debut a clothing line in partnership with Kids Headquarters. Details are being worked out, but Knowles says to expect "sexy, chic, sophisticated" duds. From Beyoncé, we expect nothing less....

FIRST LADY'S FIRST FORAY:
California First Lady Maria Shriver can add jewelry design to her list of accomplishments. Her latest venture, charms that feature California landmarks, benefits the state's Protocol Fund, which helps defray the cost of entertaining foreign dignitaries. But some might buy it just for the tiny shot of her and Ahnuld.
Maria Shriver California Jewelry Line bracelet, $170; www.planetjill.com

EASY ON THE EYES

Brad Pitt, a.k.a. the Troy boy, has been busy promoting his new flick from Cannes to New York City, sporting several spectacular specs along the way. Over an 11-day period, he's ventured out in four different pairs of designer sunglasses, looking every bit the Hollywood movie star he is. Whether it's the battlefields of ancient Greece or the red carpet, it's the important to have the proper protective gear.

SHE LOVES LUCY
Well, Christina Aguilera seems to love the look of television's kookiest housewife. We doubt that Aguilera is doing the dusting in her time off, so how to 'splain it? Must be just another of her madcap fashion adventures.

Launch of the Week
CRISTOPHE HAIRCARE LINE

With clients like Kate Hudson and Nicole Kidman, veteran star stylist Cristophe could probably sell his new line of haircare products most anywhere. So why did he decide on CVS? "I wanted to create affordable salon-quality products," he says. "You don't have to be a celebrity to have gorgeous, healthy hair."

Cristophe's Volumizing Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner and Smoothing Shampoo (from left), $6,99 each; www.cvs.com

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