The summer of love is long gone. But thanks to designers' modern take on this retro pattern, stars are feeling groovy again
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES in Etro in Sydney.
KATE HUDSON in 3.1 Phillip Lim in Miami.
SOPHIA BUSH in Shoshanna in N.Y.C.
LEIGHTON MEESTER in Giambattista Valli in Milan.
Yes, pleats! Emmy Rossum goes goddess in a Carmen Marc Valvo gown and Cole Haan clutch at a Pratt Institute fashion show in N.Y.C. May 7.
Behind the Seams
MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
WITH THE HILTONS
To celebrate the launch of her new fragrance, Kathy Hilton held a contest on her Web site for a mother-daughter pair to spend the day with her and daughters Paris and Nicky in L.A. The winners? Kelly and Katie Mills of Cleveland, who were treated to a private brunch at the Hotel Bel-Air, makeovers at Salon Cristophe and a shopping spree May 10. Says mom Kelly: "You see them in the media, [but] for them to sit down and be so real, it's like 'Wow, they're just like Katie and me!'"
Ladies Who Lunch
Above, clockwise: Kelly, Kathy, Katie, Paris and Nicky. "It's really hard in today's day and age to parent your kids," says Kelly. "[Kathy] seems to have done a great job." On the menu (left): caviar, cod and crème brûlée.
While Kelly and Kathy traded parenting tips, Nicky and Katie chatted about Katie's recent prom. "They're the nicest people ever," says Katie. "Not snotty."
KATHY'S NEW FRAGRANCE
Kathy Hilton My Secret, $68; macys.com. A portion of sales will benefit breast cancer charities.
COCKTAIL (RING) PARTY
Bold baubles are big this season and celebs are loving their super-sized pieces. Here's how to get the look without spending a small fortune
Kenneth Jay Lane crystal starfish ring, $100; 877-953-5264.
Betsey Johnson gold-toned seashell ring, $110; 212-995-5048.
Disney Couture 14k gold-plated treasure chest ring, $44; fredflare.com.
Kenneth Cole New York wood and silver ring, $42; 212-965-0283.
Forever 21 paneled ring, $4.80; forever21.com.
Stephen Webster, worn by Charlize Theron, has a new silver collection. Blue goldstone ring, $550; 888-888-4757.
Rimistyle enamel flower ring in natural, $14; rimistyle.com.
About Attitude epoxy coated flower ring, $29; aboutattitude.com.
Juicy Couture 14k gold-plated garden party ring, $88; 877-551-7257.
"My mood determines what I'm going to wear," says Fergie, who also moonlights as a Kipling handbag designer. "There are times I look back and thought, 'What was I thinking?' [But] I live in the here and now." The singer collaborates with stylist Laura Lightbody and has a soft spot for Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein and Roberto Cavalli for big events. As for who she'll wear to wed Josh Duhamel, she says, "I have no idea. Some girls designed [a wedding dress at] 12, but that wasn't me. It will be a fun journey."
Suede gladiator sandals with crystals, $815; 212-452-1222.
HER SUMMER PIECES
FERGIE FOR KIPLING
Big Talker tote in bandana print, $128; kipling-usa.com
ON THE RED CARPET
"Me coming out as a woman. Before, I had only done Bermuda shorts."
"This was for Teen Choice. I'd rather dress fun for as long as I can."
"I'd just met Karl Lagerfeld. It was a very debutante look for me."
"If you're going to stand out, the Grammys is the time to do it."
In a BCBG MAXAZRIA silk chiffon dress, $360; www.bcbg.com
For excerpts of Fergie's interview and a preview of her new bags, go to people.com/video