updated 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/13/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT
BLACK WITH A TWIST
Paging the Cure! There's a Goth rock vibe running through fashion, with stars stepping out in black leather dresses and liquid leggings
ANNE HATHAWAY in a Sophia Kokosalaki dress in Los Angeles.
RIHANNA in Members Only leggings and an Elizabeth and James jacket in N.Y.C.
MALIN AKERMAN in a Topshop dress in New York City.
Get the Look!
Unless you're headed to the VMAs, head-to-toe black leather is a bit much. But these key pieces can add a bit of rock and roll to your wardrobe:
PVC leggings, $49.50; express.com for stores
ANN TAYLOR LOFT
Patent foldover bag, $49; anntaylorloft.com
Patent peep-toe bootie, $32.90; windsorstore.com
VICTORIA BECKHAM (with husband David) in gravity-defying Antonio Berardi boots while promoting their fragrance in N.Y.C. Sept. 26. How do you walk in them? "You have to put your toe rather than your heel down first," a Berardi spokesperson told The Daily Mail.
HOT BEAUTY BUZZ
Ignoring the urge to go for darker nail shades this fall, stars Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus and Natasha Bedingfield are flouting the "no you-know-what after Labor Day" rule by displaying summery white nails: Lopez and Bedingfield during Fashion Week in New York City, Cyrus at a recent awards show.
Nail lacquer in cream tea, $12; butterlondon.com
HEIDI: BAG DESIGNER
Project Runway judge Heidi Klum takes on her own fashion challenge
Though she can have any designer bag she wants, Klum is making it work on her own. After discovering the Web site designgurubags.com (which makes customized bags), she created three purses, which she's been carrying around N.Y.C. "You can create your own inspiration," says Klum about her designs. The best part? No frantic fabric searches at Mood!
STADIA by Design Guru, $795; designgurubags.com
Shop and support a worthy cause at the same time with these pretty items created for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October
Soy-blend candle, $55; neimanmarcus.com. 20% of proceeds goes to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Open-heart necklace, $128; alexwoo.com. 100% of net proceeds benefits the Women's Cancer Research Fund.
Love scarf, $78; coach.com. 20% of proceeds goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Pink Power eye palette (set also includes a lip palette), $46; smashbox.com. 10% of proceeds benefits the Young Survival Coalition.
Rose quartz and sterling silver bracelets, $65 each; jenniferkaufman.com; 25% of the sales price goes to the Baylor Breast Center.
Empowered nail-polish collection, $6.50 each; jessicacosmetics.com. 100% of net proceeds benefits the WCRF.
Fluff flip flop, $35; qvc.com. 100% of proceeds is donated to multiple breast-cancer research charities.
Canvas tote, $100; lacoste.com. 10% of proceeds will go to the BCRF during the month of October.