Where Mandy Moore and other celebrities wear their zodiacs, the one thing "American Idol" judges agree on and some shades to keep you looking cool this spring. All that and more from celebrity style expert and “Today” contributor Steven Cojocaru.
Air Stocking is a spray-on formula that make legs appear as though nylons are being worn without the constricting, tight feeling of traditional nylons. This is different from a tanner as it is applying an opaque layer.Air Stocking inventor Yoshiumi Hamada came up with the concept one sweltering summer when a woman in his office complained about having to wear stockings in the heat. He saw a need for women to be free from the tight, constricting feeling of nylons. Air Stocking is run-free. The special formula combines hydrolyzed silk, a special blend of amino acids and green tea extract designed to firm legs while wearing Air Stocking.
You spray in small circles approximately 7 inches from leg, and spread the Air Stocking evenly over leg while moist. It takes about 60 seconds to dry into a flawless finish. Generally, there are 20 — 25 applications per 120 gram can of Air Stocking, depending on height and leg surface area. Each application will last one whole day.Introduced in Japan in February 2003 it is now available in the USA for the first time. It comes in three shades: natural, bronze, and terracotta.Price: $28 per can, 1-800-HBENDELClassified Cosmetics Spray-On Bronzers
Classified Cosmetics Era Rayz are now the official bronzer makeup of "American Idol." The show has now opened an account with classified cosmetics, so Paula, Ryan, Simon and Randy will all be using their lightweight oil-free bronzers/shimmers. In addition, classified cosmetics bronzers are also being used on all the contestants. This is only to be used on the face. Other celebs who favor the amazing products: Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Demi Moore, and Janet Jackson among others.
Era Rayz, the first and only patented aerosol bronzer claims to "capture the essence of a sun-kissed holiday with a subtle, natural glow that's lightweight and oil-free."Price: $40 each, classifiedcosmetics.com
Hot Shades for Spring and Summer
Designer sunglasses are as much a fashion staple as any other accessory. Whether you are into Jackie O peeper obscuring plastics, Paris Hilton eye-popping bling-blings, or John Lennon teensy-tiny rimmed spectacles — there is a look that's right for you.
Here are the 5 sunglasses trends: Bling Bling Fling Decorative embellishments — Swarvoski crystals, studs and grommets — add a unique and fun flair to sun wear, worn by Missy Elliott and Paris Hilton.Dior Punk Strass (they have 570 handset Swarvoski crystals!) — $1,100 available at select Solstice stores nationwide, 866-246-9043
Tickled Pink Pink is the new black for spring. Rose-colored glasses with lens palettes of pinks, reds, and burgundy tones are in demand. Ennio Capasa for Costume National ultra pink with matching lenses, $275.Style G06 available at Costume National stores nationwide, 212-431-1530.
Temple Temptations Temple treatments are in — standout prints, black laser-producer flowers and interesting striped patterns, as well as intricate cut-out designs add a unique touch to frames. Mary J. Blige wears them. Giorgio Armani 66DS, $200 available at select Solstice stores nationwide at 866-246-9043.
Supersized Extremely over-sized looks for serious fashionistas are turning heads. Paris Hilton wears these. Stella McCartney 11S shield, $220 available at select Solstice stores nationwide at 866-246-9043.
Green with Envy From lines to apples, these greens are worth picking. Try on this new color and turn the world green. Worn by Giselle Bundchen (in Sycamore), Sharon Stone (in Sycamore), Kate Hudson (in black), and the Olsen twins, Mary Kate (in black) and Ashley (in tortoise). Oliver Peoples by Larry Leight "The Athena" — $225 for more information, go to oliverpeoples.com or call 1-888-568-1655. Juicy Couture Zodiac Line
Juicy couture has launched a 1970s inspired zodiac jean for spring and summer this year. The denim low risers have two front pockets which are embroidered with each sign and its symbol (on one patch) and two or three of each sign's unique characteristics (on the other). For instance, the Virgo jeans say "pure, honest, real, juicy lovin'" while Taurus' says "strong, cuddly, juicy lovin.’”
The juicy couture zodiac line is not only comprised of jeans, but also soft tees and tanks, and even zodiac-inspired undies. However, the jeans are the mainstay of the entire collection.
Celebs who bought the zodiac jeans are Rebecca Romjin-Stamos and Brittany Murphy have Scorpio, Sarah Michelle Geller and Mandy Moore have Aries, Lucy Liu and Christina Applegate have Sagittarius. Juicy Couture Zodiac line is available at Saks 5th Avenue, saksfifthavenue.com, and prices range from $149.
The ‘See-Through’ Purse, Hot Trend For Spring/Summer
Transparent purses are very popular. Glitz and glitter, a one-of-a-kind see-through purse line by Los Angeles-based Lori Persons is an example. The personalized purses have sayings on the front, such as diva, princess and wild child, southern belle, party girl or whatever nickname suits your fancy! It takes designer Lori Persons 4 or 5 hours to create each bag. Persons creatively places crystals, semi-precious stones, and embellishments of all sorts on the transparent totes. Are truly works of art, décor that. Moreover, the bags have been snapped up by Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Osborne and Anna Kournikova. Sarah Jessica has "Goddess" and Sharon Osborne’s says "I Love Ozzy."Available online at glitzandglitter.com, prices start at $350.