How Brooke Shields is straightening things out. Which celebrity is helping Hollywood get sun-kissed. And why Salma Hayek is taking a breather. All that and more from “Today” contributor and celebrity-style expert Steven Cojocaru.
Yukosystem: From the land of straight hair comes a … fabulous hair-straightenerA hair-straightener that fits in your purse!? Who ever thought it was possible!? Straight (sorry!) from Japan, Yukosystem’s teeny-tiny iron features a "castanet" design for easy application and styling control. It launched this past month, and a slew of celebrities – such as Brooke Shields, Angela Bassett, Kim Cattrall and Laura Prepon (“That 70s Show”).— are already toting it around in purses and pockets.Insider Celebrity Tidbit: Brooke Shields loves the device so much that when she made a guest appearance on “That 70s Show” a few weeks ago she brought it to do her own hair! $95www.yukosystem.com
Jet Tan Airbrush: Get bronzed at home (a “Today” show/Steven Cojocaru exclusive!)Calling all sun-obsessed, beauty-licious beach babes! No more having to make an appointment to get that long-lasting spray-on tan! Jennifer Flavin-Stallone has created the next best thing to spending a week in Hawaii -- the Jet Tan Airbrush Tanning System. This do-it-yourself electric tanning machine gives you color in two ways: first with instant bronzer that is visible the moment you apply the product; next with a self tanning ingredient which reacts with the amino acids in your skin to develop a natural-looking tan in about 3 to 4 hours. It lasts about a week per spray-on session, though you are recommended to airbrush yourself twice the first week to get a base tan. $69-$99www.seriousskincare.com
Citrine: The "it" earrings for spring and summerYou heard it from Cojo before, chandeliers are OUT!! So, what is the new earring for spring and summer? Representing the new trend, Citrine, a very chic and groovy jewelry designer, has been piercing the ears of many celebrities -- such as Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron, Debra Messing and Cindy Taylor -- with her long, icicle-like adornments. $158-$2481-800 HBENDEL
Amazing Cosmetics: Just in time for the beach, waterproof concealersThis brand new line of waterproof concealers, which includes shades for women of all colors and ethnicities, has become an addiction for celebrities such as Brooke Shields, Drew Barrymore, Cindy Crawford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Giselle Bundchen and Heidi Klum. Professional makeup artists in Hollywood deem the concealer a must-have tool. (They were able to test it for a couple of months before it launched recently in stores.). $40www.amazingcosmetics.com
The Louis Vuitton Damier Geant business bag: Men can have purses too!
This year marks the 150th anniversary of famed French leathergoods maker Louis Vuitton. The Damier Geant collection, which was launched to commemorate 150 years of travel, has an ultra-modern look, including the business bag. Here's to fancy man bags! $950www.vuitton.com