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updated 05/29/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/29/2006 01:00AM

Just Zip It!
Want a little extra zip in your stride (and leg room in your skinny jeans)? Opt for '80s-inspired denim with zipper openings like these

Lindsay Lohan in Tsubi jeans out in N.Y.C.

Brittany Murphy at a restaurant in L.A.

Kate Bosworth in Superfine jeans at a launch party in L.A.

Zoe Saldana in Miss Sixty jeans at an N.Y.C. premiere.

WINNER'S CIRCLE

She was in N.Y.C. promoting her new book Burnt Toast, but Teri Hatcher looked prepared to perfection in head-to-toe Bottega Veneta.

Behind the Seams

WRIST WATCH: Forget talking to the hand; celebs like Jessica Alba and Geena Davis are talking with their hands, wearing pearl and amethyst Make the Connection bracelets to draw attention to the link between HPV and cervical cancer: $100 of each $150 bracelet sold goes to the Step Up Women's Network and the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation....

Make the Connection bracelet, $150; StepUpWomens Network.org.

AGELESS BEAUTY: Something's gotta give? Not for Diane Keaton, who keeps making style history. In her 30s she set fashion trends as Annie Hall; now, at 60, she'll break beauty boundaries as L'Oréal Paris's most mature spokesperson. In her first beauty contract ever, she'll rep L'Oréal Paris's Age Perfect skin-care products, which launch in late summer....

DRESSED TO CONFESS: It just got easier to dress like a Virgin. On May 21, as Madonna opens her Confessions tour in L.A., Virgin Megastores will offer The Confessions Collection, a selection of limited-edition T-shirts and buttons specially designed to celebrate Material Madge. In June, women's and men's bags will be added to the line, thrilling shoppers whose secret confession is to a Madonna obsession....

Confessions Collection Madonna tee, $34; Virgin, 323-769-8520.

SNEAK PEEK: The characters on Grey's Anatomy not only flirt shamelessly while saving lives, they also get a workout. The docs played by Ellen Pompeo and Katherine Heigl have been wearing sneakers by MBT—Masai Barefoot Technology—whose unusual sole makes wearers mimic the way one walks barefoot on sand, working leg, butt and ab muscles.

MBT shoes Sport Sneaker in Grey, $245; www.swissmasaius.com.

THE AMAZING 'RACE'

Young Hollywood showed up in droves—and designer duds—to support the 13th Annual Race to Erase MS fashion show, auction and gala hosted by Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger. This year's theme was Disco Fever, and celebs like Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie and Kristin Cavallari represented the 25-and-under set joining veteran do-gooders like Sharon Osbourne who bid on (and won) an $11,000 white puppy for daughter Kelly, who said, "My mom loves Maltese!"

MAKEOVER OF THE WEEK
MISCHA BARTON

Here's the long and short (and long again) of The O.C. star's recent transformation: On May 10 the actress spent four hours at the Jim Wayne Salon in Beverly Hills having her blonde extensions (who knew?) removed and her hair cut and dyed brown for her role in Closing the Ring. The next day she returned to have matching extensions put back in. Et voilà!

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OLIVER PEOPLES SUNGLASSES BY LARRY LEIGHT
Check out the new mod squad. Stars like Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez are sporting pulled-back hair and the '70s-inspired oversize "Harlot" shades. These big frames are glam, retro—and hard to miss.

Oliver Peoples Harlot sunglasses, $340; www.oliverpeoples.com

LAUNCH PAD

L.A.M.B. FOOTWEAR

Gwen Stefani isn't due until June, but she's already used to the pitter-patter of new feet. Only these aren't exactly little. The singer and designer has added a line of clunky wedge boots and clogs to her L.A.M.B. label. The collection doesn't debut officially until June 15, but you can preorder now.

Wedge clog, $250, canvas boot, $400; www.lamb shoes.com to preorder.

STAR TALK
They learned the hard way the best makeup is simple and chic

"I look at my pageant days and it's like, 'What was I thinking?' I wore so much makeup at 18. Now I'm a minimalist"
Halle Berry

"Somebody was finally like, 'You shouldn't wear all that makeup.' What did I know, I was a kid from the suburbs with too much foundation, eyeliner, blush. Less is more"
Jessica Alba

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