Has Rupert, the $1-million tie-dye guy from Survivor, actually become a trendsetter? Or are we just ready for another Summer of Love? Either way, Hollywood's hip—and hippie—chicks are just saying no to preppy duds in favor of more psychedelic threads.
Far out, man!
All you foxy mamas out there can feel free to flip-flop around in your swirly shirts and skirts like Tatyana Ali, but it's right on to pair the pattern with sexy, modern heels and a glamorous fabric like Eve. You'll look outta sight...
Behind the Seams
WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?
Who wears short-shorts? Joy Bryant, at the L.A. premiere of her film Baadasssss! With the matching tweed jacket, her look is like a casual Friday gone bad indeed.
WIVES CLUB: There may be something amiss in the creepy little town of Stepford, Conn., but the Ferragamo bag that Nicole Kidman's character carries in the remake of The Stepford Wives is A-OK. The film version is silver satin and gold, but she snagged one for herself in white leather, as did Eve, Kim Cattrall and Julianne Moore. They can clone this model all they like, it's still on back order....
Ferragamo's Gancio Mediterraneo bag, $1,470; 800-628-8916.
FASHION STATEMENT: Between Sex and the City's tutus and horse purses, costumer Patricia Field has been known not to take fashion too seriously. But now that the show's over, she's waving her patriotic colors in the form of sassy tanks (worn by Cynthia Nixon and Kelly Ripa) that urge people to vote—and 25 percent of the proceeds benefit Hip-Hop Team Vote....
Let's Vote! tank, $24; www.patriciafield.com
ROOM SERVICE: Donald Trump's fiancée, Melania Knauss, knows how to get the goods. The model, a fan of the new organic skincare line Luzern, has Pure Oxygen Creme (infused with oxygen, which is said to have antiaging properties) brought to her monthly at New York's Trump Tower by the company founder's 14-year-old son Alexander, who hand-delivers the product by taxi. That's one apprentice the Donald can't fire....
Luzern's Pure Oxygen Creme, $85; 888-591-7800.
SHE'S FALLEN INTO THE GAP: Sarah Jessica Parker will now join her husband Matthew Broderick, Salma Hayek, Madonna, Missy Elliott, Ashton Kutcher, Scarlett Johansson, Elijah Wood and Kate Beckinsale as yet another famous face to pose for Gap ads. But the actress is in a fashion league of her own. In the past stars have been used in only one or two spots, but Parker will appear in several print and TV ads (which will start running in August). From Manolo Blahniks and haute couture to tees and denim—what would Carrie say?
What's Your Number?
The last time an area code was this big, it was on American Idol Ruben Studdard's shirt. Today the coolest way to ID yourself is by wearing your favorite area code around your neck. Mischa Barton has 714, the digits for The O.C., her hit show. Las Vegas star Molly Sims owns Sin City's 702, and Valley girl Jessica Simpson bought 818—in case she forgets?
14k-gold-plated area code necklace, $75; www.shopintuition.com
Trend of the Week
MATCHING EYE MAKEUP AND CLOTHING
Bag matches outfit, check. Shoes match outfit, check. Eye makeup matches outfit? Sometimes. And never more dramatically than on Alicia Keys, whose peepers pop in turquoise. Claire Danes and Thora Birch tone it down a bit, but the overall effect is eye-catching, no?
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SUNGLASSES, CHANEL BAG AND SANDALS Spider-Man 2 hits theaters later this month, but Spidey's gal pal Kirsten Dunst is already working on the number three—strolling around town in a fashion trio of oversize sunglasses, open-toe wedges and Chanel's canvas Provence bag. Well, it's summertime and the living is easy—why should warm-weather ward-robe choices be difficult?