What's making Destiny's Child "Crazy in Love," why Pamela Anderson is zipping up and just where Heather Locklear is wearing her new "tattoos." Contributor and celebrity-style expert Steven Cojocaru was invited to appear on “Today” to discuss all this and more. Here's the lowdown on the items he discussed on the show.
It’s about time! The very popular sheepskin boot has now become more unique and "self-expressed." Tatu Designs has teamed up with Koolaburra, the leading manufacturer of authentic Australian sheepskin boots, to create edgy, hip designs. Tatu Designs also gives a portion of proceeds to Children With AIDS (www.aidskids.org). On the back of the left boot is the moniker: "All God's Children Need Traveling Boots." Tatu boots are being worn by Heather Locklear, Denise Richards, Tara Reid and Disney teen stars Aly and A.J. Michalka. They're available in five colors (cotton-candy pink, violet marshmallow, caramel, raw sugar and licorice).Available at www.bellegray.com, $290
Pop Up and Zip Bags
Hollywood is staying eco-friendly with these handbags, which are made in Brazil from recycled soda-can pop-tops, zippers and unusual fasteners. Women working in the hills of Rio de Janeiro assemble these messenger-style bags by hand, and use the money they make to support their families. Jennifer Garner and Pamela Anderson are huge fans. Available in silver and gold. Available at www.shopintuition.com, $200 to $220
Express yourself and your unique style by designing your own personal beaded charm jewelry. Destiny's Child is "Crazy in Love" with the hot new bangle charm bracelets by Chamilia. The chic, customizable charm-bead bracelet is a unique "jewelry system" where you can change and customize beads, handcrafted from solid sterling silver and 14kt yellow gold. The diverse collection of beads includes various thematic designs (hobbies, zodiac, art deco, nostalgia, etc.) as well as beads adorned with Swarovski crystal charms and semi-precious stones. Chamilia jewelry is worn by celebs like Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas, Denise Richards, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Destiny's Child, Usher, Naomi Campbell and Victoria Beckham. Available at www.chamilia.com, bracelet, $43; charms, $15 to $124
Saying what's on your diva mind never looked so good. Open up your compact and send out your message: "Mirror, mirror ... Oh forget it, I know I look good" (Pink) and "What, you think this just happens?" (Green). Each compact features two mirrors, with one magnified. It's made out of metal and made in the USA.Available at www.uncommongoods.com, $12
Sake Eau De Parfum From Fresh
An exclusive peek at what's going to be the hot new scent in Hollywood for spring 2005. The luscious new fragrance Sake by Fresh is one that will intoxicate your senses, minus the hangover! This rich, velvety scent is a combination of warm, ripe peaches, bright langsat fruit, exotic lotus and osmanthus flowers. The line is based on a modern interpretation of traditional Japanese influences of sensuality through scent. Sake Eau de Parfum is the latest addition to the Fresh Rice Collection, adored by Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, to name a few. In fact, Halle Berry was one of the first celebrities to pick up Sake Eau de Parfum for herself.Available at www.fresh.com, $50 to $70