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How to channel your inner superhero/feline, get involved in politics and fight cellulite while shopping... Contributor and celebrity style expert Steven Cojocaru was invited to appear on "Today" to discuss all this and more. Get the lowdown on the items he discussed on the show:
Channel your inner Catwoman!Who's the smartest, sexiest, strongest superhero this summer? It's not Spiderman. It's definitely Catwoman! Keeping with Catwoman's sexy style, Henri Bendel has partnered with some of fashion's hottest brands to create an exclusive selection of T-shirts, knitwear, accessories and other products inspired by the film. All the designers raided the DC Comic archives to use the old comics of Catwoman as inspiration for their creations. And whether you're strutting your stuff in the heels or covering your claws in diamonds, you'll feel good knowing that a percentage of net proceeds from the sale of all items will be donated to a charity of Halle Berry's choosing — the Jenesse Center in south Los Angeles for victims of domestic violence. The movie hits theaters Friday 7/23, as do these limited edition products at Henri Bendel. (1-800-hbendel)
- Portofino gloves with wrist strap detail and diamante "claws" on the fingertips, ($250)
- comic strip tees, Juicy Couture, ($57)
- black satin calf-length stiletto boots with crystal embellishment, Constanca Basta ($595)
- leather handbag with Catwoman graphics, Isabella Fiore ($345)
DKNY Jeans "Rock the Vote" campaignWith the message that voting is not only empowering, it's fashionable, Rock the Vote and DKNY Jeans have stitched together an exclusive partnership to create co-branded T-shirts, available starting Thursday 7/22. You can buy the shirts in Macy's and Bloomingdale's nationwide.
T-shirts are available in several black and white versions and public service announcements can be see throughout media featuring musicians and actors such as Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Maroon 5, Eva Mendes and Q Tip — with messages such as: "You Decide," "Vote," "It's Important" and "You Have the Power."
- DKNY Jeans "Rock the Vote" tees, ($26), www.rockthevote.com
Anti-cellulite jeans Yes, you actually read that correctly. So their pitch is that you can look great, feel great, flatter your figure and fight cellulite with a pair of jeans. The jeans are from Miss Sixty and they work on firming your thighs and ridding those extra inches in your buttocks.
How it works? The anti-cellulite jeans contain micro-capsules of active ingredients in between the fabric layers. So basically, when your skin rubs against the insides of your jeans, the active ingredients work to fight cellulite, wrinkles, and stretch marks. The jeans feel like regular jeans and are guaranteed to still fight cellulite for 50 washes. (Scientifically, the jeans contain the active ingredient Retinol, which is in most anti-cellulite creams.)
- Anti-cellulite jeans and skirts, Miss Sixty, ($99-$149), www.misssixty.com
Lite-up totes Do you love the night life, but despise searching though your bag in the dark? Neon lining inside these new and very cute Solas bags will solve all your problems! Young Hollywood fashionistas like Amanda Bynes, Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan have been sporting these around Hollywood.
- Soft leather lite-up bags, Solas, ($125), www.shopintuition.com
Shu Uemura Depsea Therapy skin care products There are three locations in the entire world where the sun never shines, and in these three regions (all based in Japan) Shu Uemura has researched and found a special ingredient that hydrates your skin like no other formula discovered. They call it the "Depsea" therapy line. The ingredient is found in the deep seas underneath glaciers and due to the lack of sunlight the water there is in its purest form. Depsea particles are most similar to the moisture found in the human body and that's why it hydrates and replenishes human skin so well.
This has a celebrity cult following so far by Misha Barton, Scarlett Johanson, Kate Hudson, Madonna and Sigourney Weaver.
- Depsea skincare products, Shu Uemura, ($22-35) (comes in eye, face and body creams), www.shuuemura.com