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In tones of cream and gold, this loose-fitting retro-inspired minidress is working overtime on Hollywood starlets out on the town
MARY-KATE OLSEN in a silk Miss Davenporte tunic at the line's trunk show in Los Angeles.
ASHLEY OLSEN at the same event in a wool crepe from Miss Davenporte.
MISCHA BARTON in jeweled and embroidered Chloé at an L.A. photo exhibit.
LINDSAY LOHAN in sequined Gucci at L.A.'s American Music Awards.
Behind The Seams
No shades of Grey's Anatomy here. Katherine Heigl ditched her blue scrubs for winter white Escada at the American Music Awards in L.A.
CHAIN REACTION: Buddha has a pretty good following—and so does this 22k gold-plated and brass multistranded necklace by jewelry designers Linda Wolff and Deborah Roberts. Kate Hudson, Heidi Klum, supermodel Karolina Kurkova, Kyra Sedgwick and Sheryl Crow all have the piece. Each one features a one-of-a-kind antique Buddha charm that the designers collect from all over the world and bring back to their boutique in New York City. There's no place like om....
The Linda Necklace, $375; CPW, 212-579-3737
FOR RENT: First came the Broadway musical, next the film was released. Now get ready for the debut of Rent: The Makeup Palette, a full face worth of shades inspired by the bohemian feel of the play. The movie's star Rosario Dawson received one at the premiere, so she can Rent to own....
Too Faced Quickie Chronicles Rent Beauty Book, $25; www.ulta.com
MONEY IN THE BANKS: In an effort to raise funds for the American Red Cross, denim designers Chip and Pepper asked celebs to autograph jeans that will be auctioned off from Dec. 2-21. Tyra Banks and George Clooney signed on, as did Mischa Barton and Wilmer Valderrama, who wrote on his pair: "What are you looking at... wait, I can't blame you" on the back pocket....
VIVA LAS DIVAS: December 1 is World AIDS Day and M.A.C's commitment to fighting the disease is more than lip service; all proceeds from their six Viva Glam lip colors go to HIV/AIDS charities. Over the past 11 years, with everyone from Pamela Anderson to Missy Elliott as spokespeople, Viva Glam has raised more than $55 million.
M.A.C Viva Glam 6 limited edition compact, $32; www.maccosmetics.com
WHY JUST WISH ON A STAR WHEN YOU CAN SHOP LIKE ONE ?
All will be bright if you light up a silent night with Lisa Freede Star Huggie Earrings. Mariah Carey wears the line, $40; 281-277-0048.
IT'S A WRAP
Make someone feel warm and-cozy even when they're flying back home from the holidays with this cashmere travel throw from Intuition. It's Molly Sims's stylish security blanket, $400; www.shopintuition.com.
Celebs are dazzled by Andrea Groussman's necklaces, which are customized with diamond baubles. Debra Messing chose this $2,087 version with a heart, a flower, and a hand of God; 14k-white-gold chain, $750; charms, $150-$350; 310-968-4490.
Shower someone with affection using Philosophy's 2-in-l bubble bath and shower gel. Kirsten Dunst uses the line, whose holiday flavors include pepper-minty Candy Cane and Sugar Plum Fairy, $16-18; www.philosophy.com.
She'd have to be a beast not to treasure these chic leather pouches from Dogeared, a line favored by beauties like Jennifer Love Hewitt and Fergie. In metallic hues, the cosmetics bags are fabulous year-round; $75; at Jennifer Kaufman, 310-854-1058.
For the indulgent chocoholic, Jaqua Girls Ho Ho Hot Cocoa Body Wash offers a fun way to feed her addiction. Teri Hatcher is sweet on the line; $10; www.bathandbodyworks.com.
Small in size but big in style, these minis offer a sampling of four Marc Jacobs scents worn by celebs Sofia Coppola and Ali Larter. An elegant travel case is an added bonus of the Deluxe Miniature Set; $48; at Macy's, 800-289-6229.
Wrap a bundle of joy in MollyAnna's wee tee embellished with the word "Gift" in Swarovski crystals. Fans of the maternity and babywear include Jennifer Garner and Heidi Klum; $26; www.mollyanna.com.
Candy is dandy but perfume is perfect when you've got 18 refill-able pocket sprays in Bond No. 9's Bon Bon Box. Missy Elliott is a Bond girl, $230; www.saks.com.
This J & Company thermal T-shirt studded with wings on the back seems heaven-sent to fans like Jessica Simpson, $98; www.lisakline.com.
BEAUTY IN A BOX
She can have it all—or at least all she needs to look party-ready with this limited-edition Stila Grand Collection case filled with must-haves from the makeup line used by Kerry Washington and Cate Blanchett, $160; www.stilacosmetics.com.
Mauri Pioppo's Paws for the Cause necklaces, $480; at Ylang-Ylang, 314-567-5555.
Stylish animal lovers like Drew Barrymore adore these 14k-gold necklaces—and not just for their cute paw-print design: 15 percent of the proceeds from their sale goes to the ASPCA.
What makes scents as a gift for blended families or TV fans? Apothia's Chrismukkah candle, named for the holiday popularized on The O.C. The clove-and-fir candle lights up Hilary Duff's life. $42; www.apothia.com.