Filed under: Apparel
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NY Daily News Fashion (the poor man's Vogue?) ran a blurb a few days ago featuring Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a $250 pair of Chanel two-tone pantyhose. As Carrie Bradshaw would say, I couldn't help but wonder, what the heck was she thinking? Is her accountant on board with this kind of spending in a recession? But then I realized she might not have purchased them. The more famous and wealthy celebrities become, the less clothing and accessories they buy for themselves. Companies send them free items to advertise -- I mean, wear and use and enjoy. But as for SJP, and this legwear, I don't know. She's known to be highly professional, so maybe she did indeed buy these for herself.
During SJP's SATC days, you couldn't open a fashion magazine with reading about her wonderful style, classic glamour, etc. Then came her inexpensive Bitten line, which I haven't heard much about since its debut. The News item gives SJP props for getting back on the fashion track, but hits a sour note due to some not-very-nice comments from readers about her personal life (perhaps NSFW).
[via Vogue.com UK]
Filed under: Apparel
Audrey Hepburn-esque model / socialite Jessica Joffe fêted luxury sunglass shop ILORI's exclusive new Thakoon Hexagon 502 shades at their NYC boutique the other night. Thai-born designer Thakoon Panichgul (with Joffe, above), whose fashions are favored by the likes of Rachel Bilson, Demi Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker, debuted the new sunglass design featuring his signature Japanese shibori print, which will only be available at ILORI for a limited time. ILORI, which also has high-end stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas, specializes in curated collections, exclusive styles and limited edition frames. The Hexagon model, which costs $315, is made to match clothing from Thakoon's chic Spring/Summer runway collection. See the gallery for more.
Gallery: ILORI and Thakoon
Sarah Jessica Parker has been wearing a lot of pearls lately. In the Sex and the City movie, her character Carrie Bradshaw is seen wearing opera-length pearls in many different scenes. The 32-inch strand of 8.5-millimeter akoya cultured pearls is showcased in a scene is which she climbs into bed with "Mr. Big" wearing the pearls with undies and a tank top. The necklace is from Mikimoto and sells for $11,900. Sarah Jessica Parker has also been sporting pearls in her real life showing up at several press events this season in both white and black pearl necklaces in various lengths.
Very few celebrities have only one home -- owning multiple residences in locations around the world is key to keeping any sense of normalcy and routine in their lives. But although first homes are usually in cities like New York and LA to be close to work, where do celebrities like George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Oprah choose to buy vacation homes? Where do they go when it's entirely up to them and they want to relax?
Well for Clooney it's a waterfront villa in Lake Como, Italy, for Depp it's a 50 acre farmhouse in France, and Oprah prefers her ocean-front ranch in Santa Monica. Where would you live? Check out this list of celebrity summer homes and see who's taste is closest to your own.
But if you're female and single, the moment your most likely to latch onto was the first time you ever watched HBO's landmark show Sex and the City.
Me? I was stuck at home in blizzard with two feet of snow outside my door. A friend urged me to rent the series and, despite my initial resistance, I did.
The rest, as they say, is herstory. From that first episode I was hooked on the clothes, the actors, and especially that ridiculous way Carrie Bradshaw managed to include the phrase, "And I had to wonder, blah, blah, blah" in every single episode narration.
The good news is that now you can relive all of the magic with The Complete Sex and the City collection, neatly packaged in a bright pink box -- pink, you know, for girls. Girls who, like me, have an easier time remembering the season in which Miranda got knocked up by Steve (Season Four) than which year President Kennedy was shot.
Was it 1962? Or was it 1963?
Celebrities may have gotten some great baby couture at the Golden Globes, but they are also picking some out for themselves, since not too many celebrities can resist spending on their kids. A few other celebrity favorites, from Child.com, include Inky Dink Tees -- which are well liked by moms who include Angelina Jolie and Kelly Ripa -- and City Threads. For bibs, Tess and Winter and Funkie Baby are loved by Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Victoria and David Beckham. Bloomers Baby Diaper Cakes are remarkably popular as baby shower gifts and have been served to half of the A-list.
The nicest baby gifts are the ones for moms. Jill Alberts Jewelry makes one of a kind lockets so stars like Debra Messing, Julia Roberts and Kyra Sedgwick can keep their true loves close to their hearts. Designs can start as low as $650, but can range to more than double that price.
Filed under: Cosmetics and Fragrance
The fragrance industry just hosted their 34th annual FiFi Awards, the industry's biggest event. The FiFis recognize the best scents, best packaging and best ad campaigns in the industry. Top honors for women's and men's luxe fragrances went to euphoria by Calvin Klein and Armani Code by Giorgio Armani, respectively. The other 2006 winners included:
Best Women’s Direct Sell : So in Love by Victoria’s Secret Beauty
Best Men’s Direct Sell: Today. Tomorrow. Always for Men by Avon
Best Women’s Popular Appeal: Spirit by Antonio Banderas for Women
Best Men’s Popular Appeal: Stetson Black
Best Packaging Women's and Men's: Armani Privé by Giorgio Armani
Best Televised National Advertising Campaign: Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
The Senior Corporate Vice President of Estée Lauder, Evelyn H. Lauder, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for bringing "extraordinary ingenuity, dedication and inner resources [to her company and] to the fragrance industry as a whole."
Filed under: Estates
Due to yesterday’s blogging break we didn’t get a chance to post these
but here are the latest celeb-related real estate moves. A very calm pre-Christmas real estate round-up.
From the LA Times Hot Property:
• Matthew Perry has been using his Friends loot to make a nice profit in the real estate market. He sold his Beverly-Hills-area home for $6.1 million, a nice profit since he purchased it in 1999 for $3.2 million. He listed the house in June for $6.9 million and also has a Sunset Strip condo.
• Charlie Babcock, who appears on “Desperate Housewives” has bought condo in Malibu for $975,000. We’ll spare you the desperate puns.
• Zeljko Rebraca, backup center of the L.A. Clippers, has bought a home in Manhattan Beach for close to its $2.7 million asking price.
• Loree Rodkin who has made jewelry for Elton John, Cher and Steven Tyler has sold a house in the Hollywood Hills for slightly more than $4 million.
From the NY Post Gimme Shelter:
• First Bruce Willis and now Harvey Weinstein is moving into the hotter-than-hot Cipriani Residences (shown here) at 55 Wall St.
• Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have sold their Bridgehampton house for $4.5 million. The adorable twosome also own two beach houses across the street from each other in Amagansett.
•Another heiress with a gorgeous apartment, Louise MacBain has created a massive triplex in the Richard Meier-designed 165 Charles St. building for $35 million.
• Billionaire Ron Baron’s has leveled the 13,000 square-foot home on his $23 million Further Lane estate. Is he interested in the 40-acre estate next door?