From the water cooler at work to the hallways of Hollywood, everyone is talking about these hot new trends. Bobbie Thomas, "Today" style contributor and author of In Touch weekly's "The Buzz," helps you stay in-the-know:
Big Foot is back
After successfully capturing the hearts of millions of Americans, Crocs are now attacking famous feet everywhere! Everyone from mighty men like Adam Sandler, Tim McGraw and Al Pacino to leading ladies such as Terri Hatcher, Faith Hill and Halle Berry — and even Tinsletown's tiny tots — are sporting the colorful clogs. Young, old, tall, and small, it seems that no one is safe from the clod-hopping trend. Although the style jury is still out on the unique big-foot design, the comfy resin slip-ons, which mold to your feet with body heat, may remind you of another unlikely fashion trend that stomped its way across the country — the now classic Ugg boot. ($25-50; Crocs.com)
A smooth solution
While many flock to Uvasun for their golden glows, it’s famous for more than its self-tanners and sun beds. People are buzzing about the LA salon’s Cellulite Simple treatment, which is designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite over 10 tanning sessions of 20 minutes each. The process combines two serums that are activated by exposure to UV light. ($399 for product, $549 with 10 tanning sessions; Uvasun.com)
Portofino Sun Spa in Beverly Hills is shedding new light on sunless tanning. For a perfect faux glow, they offer a Flawless tanning kit complete with a black light. Why, you ask? While traditional lotions and sprays add a bronzer or tint to help you apply the solution evenly, they often leave behind unattractive stains on your clothing and sheets. Now you can use a black light to detect the light-sensitive agent in the clear Flawless formula after application, to see if you missed a spot and ensure a streak-free tan. The kit includes exfoliant, tanner and compact black light. ($60; 310-276-8855)
For the uber-trendy health set, the latest chatter is not about who was spinning at Body & Soul or the Norma Kamali collection for Everlast, but rather what beverage one should order at the gym bar. We’ve seen every possible type of liquid energy bottled, but the drinks of choice now are meant to pump you full of healthy vitamins, rather than pump you up for a night out on the town. Goji berries have been bottled into a juice that is chock-full of the fruit that Tibetans believe fights depression and cancer and even prevents signs of aging (Himalayan Goji Juice, $34.95 per liter, FreeLife.com; and Dynamic Goji Juice, $29.99 for 32 ounces, VitaminShoppe.com). Meanwhile, coconut water has gym rats racing to their health food store’s refrigerated section ($2-$4; various brands available at Whole Foods). And while they may not keep you up all night, these drinks can be the perfect healthy addition to your summer cocktail. Try blending coconut water with gin or rum for a tropical concoction. Or for a berry good mixer, use Goji juice to make a marvelous margarita!
Surprisingly flattering on almost everyone, long and loudly printed jersey dresses are making a major fashion statement this month. Bold prints from T-Bags and Tricia Fix have taken Hollywood by storm ($200-$258; ShopIntuition.com), while many other labels are following in their footsteps at local malls with this look-at-me long-dress trend. The empire-waist style works well for most body types, and when worn with a tank underneath, the deep-v neckline can even be appropriate for daytime. Toss up your hair, stack on some bracelets, and be very ready to stand out in a crowd.
Denim cutoffs are once again a summer staple, thanks to last year’s “Dukes of Hazzard” movie and Jessica Simpson’s gorgeous gams. Scissor-happy thrifty fashionistas everywhere are chopping their basic bootcut blues of last season into short shorts, while celebs like Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera and Nicole Richie are sporting designer denim cuts from Siwy ($145; ActiveEndeavors.com). And not to be missed, the denim miniskirt is another one of summer’s biggest must-haves. Stylist Laura Jean Shannon must have had ESP when she ordered more than a dozen skirts this past fall from Chip and Pepper for Uma Thurman’s role in “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” ($132-$165; ShopBop.com).
HBO’s hit show "Entourage" is being called the male equivalent of “Sex and the City,” the smash series that became a style bible for women. Men talk of scene-stealer Jeremy Piven’s antics in locker-room circles, but will they start following his fashion sense? Is materialistic Ari Gold the new Carrie Bradshaw? Keep your eyes out for Materialust T-shirts. Jeremy brought a box of the trendy tees to the set, and now his fellow castmates have also become fans. The screened images featured on the worn-in vintage-like collection are taken from world travels, and just may convince your man to finally toss those tattered old frat rags. ($50-$60; materialust.com.)