Style Watch

updated 04/07/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/07/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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LITTLE BIRDIES
Stars are showing off their nesting instincts this season—check out the feather details in these red-carpet dresses

MOLLY SIMS in Notte by Marchesa in Las Vegas.

LILY ALLEN in Giles in London.

JESSICA ALBA in Marchesa in L.A.

RIHANNA in Zac Posen in L.A.

Vanessa Williams in Kevan Hall in L.A.

WINNER'S CIRCLE

Nicole Richie (in a Miu Miu dress and bag) worked that new-mama glow at a Prada-hosted screening of Trembled Blossoms in L.A. March 19.

Behind the Seams

CELEB MOM & BABY EDITION

BABY BOOTY

What do zillionaire stars give other zillionaire stars when they have babies? Whoopi Goldberg gave pal Jennifer Lopez plush pieces for twins Max and Emme, while Halle Berry's daughter Nahla got her first set of wheels from car buff Jay Leno, who bought the racer before she was even born.

Bloomers Baby Birth Day Box three-piece set, $68 each; bloomersbaby.com

Classic Cruiser Silver Speedster, $68; babystyle.com

MAXI-MOM STYLE

Gwen Stefani and Angelina Jolie are resisting maternity wear in favor of funky maxi dresses. Stefani recently wore a Victoria's Secret version, while Jolie favors custom Gerard Darel frocks, which she bought in several colors.

Gerard Darel dress, $576; 212-382-2760. Victoria's Secret Catalogue dress, $89; victorias secret.com

KATE HUDSON'S BEAUTY MISSION

The star and her longtime hairstylist team up to launch an eco-friendly hair care collection

Kate Hudson always had an earthy streak, but it shines through in the ad campaign for her new line, David Babaii for WildAid. "Our main concern was making something conscious and making it good," she says of the cruelty-free, sustainable hair care collection she created with her stylist of six years, Babaii. (A percentage of profits benefits wildlife conservation.) Up next? Organic makeup. "I'm not a big makeup person, but you always need something to cover up a blemish," says Hudson. "My mom [Goldie Hawn] is old school. She can put on her entire face without a mirror!"

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

HER MUST-HAVES

SHU UEMURA Cover Crayon in 02/04, $24; nordstrom.com

DAVID BABAII FOR WILDAID shampoo, $17, and conditioner, $18; db4wildaid.com for stores

STILA Lip Glaze in Guava, $22; sephora.com

LANCOME Juicy Tubes Smoothie in Spring Fling, $18; neiman marcus.com

KATE'S HAIR THROUGH THE YEARS

2001
Babaii describes Hudson's talked-about Oscar coif as a "loose, sexy look."

2003
"I was pregnant and crazy," says Hudson. "I told David, 'I want Donatella hair.'"

2003
"The dress was so elegant and soft, I wanted to wear my hair up," she says.

2006
"That's with a curling iron," says Hudson. "I wish I could wake up and look like that."

2007
"It sometimes feels contrived, wearing hair back," she says. "Not as comfortable."

2008
"She wanted me to cut bangs, but I wasn't around," says Babaii. "So she just cut them."

For more behind the scenes with Kate, go to people.com/stylewatch.

DRESS LIKE THE HILLS GIRLS
The stars of MTV's reality series each have new clothing lines. Ready for a retail rumble?

LAUREN CONRAD
Lauren Conrad Collection
DESIGN CRED
"I did marketing research, worked retail, interned for a showroom and a magazine and modeled at trade shows."

Lexi halter, $88; all pieces available on shopkitson.com.

Natalie dress, $128

Emily Dolly print skirt, $135

"I don't pay any attention to what Heidi says about my line. She did one day of school—I think it was on the show,"
—LAUREN

HEIDI MONTAG
Heidiwood
DESIGN CRED
"I went to Academy of Art University in San Francisco, which is, like, the No. 3 fashion school in the country."

Satin short, $29.95

Zebra top, $29.95

Striped dress, $36.95; all pieces available at Anchor Blue on April 15, anchorblue.com for stores.

"I haven't seen all of Lauren's pieces, but I think she's trying to do more high-end where I'm trying to do affordable so everybody can get it."
—HEIDI

WHITNEY PORT
Eve & A
DESIGN CRED
"I grew up in the fashion industry because my dad is a clothing manufacturer. I don't have any schooling in it per se."

Barrington top, $242

Dorrington dress, $440

WildMeadow dress, $110; all pieces available on revolveclothing.com in August.

"I think that mine is fancier, to be honest. I haven't seen Heidi's, and Lauren's is like everyday. Very L.A. girl."
—WHITNEY

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