Stars are opting for a clean slate this fall, choosing sleeved, knee-length dresses in very chic shades of gray
MICHELLE PFEIFFER in Zambesi in New York City.
CAMERON DIAZ in Ralph Lauren in New York City.
MADONNA in Dior by John Galliano in London.
MARISKA HARGITAY in Lela Rose in New York City.
WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?
Jennifer Connelly suffers from a mismatch attack with this clashing ensemble at Reservation Road's L.A. premiere Oct. 18.
Behind the Seams
Ciara's secret weapon for the perfect pout? Carol's Daughter's Candy Paint lip glosses. The singer is hooked on the new line, though she's partial to the shimmery pink Park Avenue Bling. (Other fans include Jada Pinkett Smith and Mary J. Blige.) "It doesn't make my lips sticky, and I know I'll have a sexy shine all day," says Ciara. An extra goody: A portion of sales from each gloss benefits the Lupus Foundation of America....
Candy Paint Lip Gloss, $13.50 each; sephora.com.
Trousseau King Duvet, $420; macys.com/marthastewartcollection.
From Martha Stewart's bed to Gwyneth Paltrow's: After Paltrow spied bedding from Stewart's new luxury home collection—called in for a photo shoot of the actress's home in the Hamptons—she had to have the king-size Trousseau coverlet for keeps. (The crisp white line also includes shams, sheets and decorative pillows.) Paltrow purchased the Egyptian cotton quilted duvet, inspired by the domestic doyenne's own antique linens, a couple of days after the shoot....
STARS IN STRIPES
Stripes are pulling rank in Hollywood: Julia Roberts, a longtime wearer of Splendid cotton casual wear, recently picked up two Splendid Littles striped dresses for her daughter Hazel. Also getting stripy is Hilary Duff, whose personal pick is the hot-selling striped hoodie from Kritik. "It's so soft and comfy and fits my body perfectly," says Duff. (Victoria Beckham is also a fan of the new label.) "It's easy and cute!"
Splendid Littles striped dress, $58; splendid.com. Kritik Linda hoodie, $170; lisakline.com.
L.C.'S FAVORITE THINGS
Here are the fashion and beauty items The Hills star can't live without
"I love Mary Janes, they're really cute. This pair of Dolce Vita's makes me tall."
Dolce Vita Rio-8, $127; shopdolce vita.com.
"I love the Audrina dress. All the pieces [in the line] are comfortable and emulate my personal style."
Lauren Conrad Collection, Audrina Dress, $150; shoplaurenconrad.com.
"I don't wear jeans that much but my favorite are skinny jeans from Lux."
Lux high-waisted three-button jean, $68; urbanoutfitters.com.
Hamsa hand red string bracelet, $39; shopkitson.com.
"This bracelet was a gift from friends when I was having a hard time. It protects me."
Miss Dior Chérie eau de parfum, $75; sephora.com.
CHARITY ITEMS OF THE WEEK
Corsets for a Cause
Suck it in for charity! Gwen Stefani and Beyoncé are among the 44 celebs who designed corsets for Frederick's of Hollywood's annual Lingerie Art Auction. All proceeds benefit the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation; the online auction begins Oct. 26 at clothesoffourback.org. Says Julianne Moore: "I love this event! We have fun designing these crazy pieces of lingerie."
HAVING A MOMENT: ALICE TEMPERLEY
DEMI MOORE in N.Y.C.
ALI LARTER in Las Vegas.
EVA MENDES in N.Y.C.
JENNIFER GARNER in Las Vegas.
Temperley London's pieces have reached fever pitch stateside. (Bonus: Her Target line is in stores till Nov. 6.) Says Demi Moore: "Alice creates shapes that celebrate a woman's body and are elegant and just a wee bit naughty at the same time."