Monday, August 23, 2004

Who’s Wearing What: Sharon Stone hit the red carpet this weekend at the 11th Annual Angel Awards, benefiting Project Angel Food, in a fur wrap by Elsie Katz Couture. Sharon added flair to her tailored black suit with a glamorous pink fox fur shawl with sage green satin lining and bow.

Mila Jovovich wore a gorgeous muted colored strapless Prada gown to "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" Tokyo Premiere on August 23, 2004 at Marunouchi Picacadiilly in Tokyo, Japan and a Jovovich/Hawk Brand mauve dress and gray caplet to the Tokyo Press Conference, also on August 23, 2004 - Grand Hyatt Tokyo Tokyo, Japan

Hot Handbag: Be & D Custom Bags from NYC, which retail from $700 and $2000 are quickly taking over as the hottest Hollywood handbag. “Six Feet Under’s” Mena Suvari was at Bergdorf Goodman with the bag (she carried a $700 version), which is also owned by Paris Hilton, Halle Berry, Lindsey Lohan, and Jennifer Lopez. The bags are also available at Kitson and Fred Segal in Los Angeles.

Tanning Your Hide Without Sun: St. Tropez Tanning Essentials is the best-selling instant self-tanner available, say reps. Celebrities who have used St. Tropez include: Victoria Beckham , Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Ripa, Mia Tyler, Cate Blanchett, action super star Rick Yune, EXTRA¹s Samantha Harris, Fox 11 News/ Entertainment Reporter Lisa Breckenridge, producer Joe Reitman, and even the British Royal Family, who get tanned at the palace. St. Tropez is used by Hollywood and New York make-up artists, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, salons, and spas on two continents.

Self-Tan Remover: St. Tropez is the only company that has a Remover to take away any unsightly stains from palms after using any self-tanner. The Remover, along with other St. Tropez products, is available at Sephora Stores and selected beauty and department stores throughout Europe.

St.Tropez is a participant in the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Fashion For the Cure, as well as other charities. (last year $45,000 of St.Tropez proceeds went towards the Breast Cancer Foundation in Europe). They’ll also help to honor this year’s nominee’s at the BAFTA Awards. NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES: St. Tropez Body Bronzing Treatments are available at four Equinox locations throughout New York City as well as the Four Seasons Hotel & Spa in Beverly Hills. These St. Tropez treatments are performed by trained and certified St. Tropez technicians. St. Tropez works on almost all skin types, men, women, and children and it comes in various sizes for traveling touch-ups.

Holiday Lip Balm: Hey, summer’s just about over (school here in Culver City starts August 31, 2004!). So it’s time for fashionistas to start thinking of holiday party garb and make-up gear. “I Truly Do,” one of Pookie Products’ new ColorBalms is a glossy formula withglitter for extra sparkleand tastes like the champagne. It’s made from all-naturalmoisturizers to protect and heal lips from winter’s damaging, chapping winds and temperatures. It’s also a holiday gift that gives back—5% of each ColorBalm sold benefits the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Other ColorBalm colors and flavors include the tasty cherry red of “Very Cherry,” the deep burgundy “Berry” and sinfully sweetChocolate,” and “Be Mine Forever,” a bubble-gum pink. $9 retail. At beauty and specialty stores, and through

Start Being Surly: SURLY GIRL STUDIOS will introduce their latest (we love Surly Girl Bags) purses:

*Metallic Italian lambskin and crystal evening bags for Holiday 2004 ...

*Bright patterned canvas and Austrian crystal (their signature) beach totes for Spring 2005...

They’ll be at WWD MAGIC Monday, August 30, 2004 through Wednesday, September 1, 2004 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, September 2, 2004, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall - Accessories Booth #AC 18811 Free gift with all orders written on-site.

Turning To (not Into) A Pumpkin:
Pumpkin-A-Peel by Skingenious is natural enough to eat, but Pumpkin-A-Peel is a nutrient-packed pumpkin enzyme mask. The Vitamin A-filled orange vegetable contains more than104 nutrients, including amino acids, essential fatty acids, cucurbitin (an anti-cancer sugar unique to the pumpkin family), and more. The pore-refining enzyme peel keeps skin vibrant and aglow.

SPA 415 in Beverly Hills, reports that supermodel Tyra Banks and actresses Cameron Diaz and Gabrielle Union are all fans of the spa’s professional grade Pumpkin Enzyme Facial ($100/hour, made by Skingenious) – and all have bought Pumpkin-A-Peel to take home.

“The process we use is very similar to making wine, where the nutrients of the grapes are concentrated and intensified, “ explains Shan Albert, founder and creator of Skingenious. “It’s a way to coax more benefits from the fruit, instead of destroying them.” Marinating the entire pumpkin in natural ingredients, at low temperatures to retain and intensify its vitamin and mineral content, this long, slow process results in a 100% natural fruit acid formula, free of artificial color, fragrance and preservatives. Infused with concentrated pumpkin enzymes, pumpkin extracts, water and essential oils, Pumpkin-A-Peel is: an alternative to AHA’s and is a mild retonic acid substitute, a natural repair therapy ideal for sensitive skin and Rosacea, because it is not as sharp or intrusive as glycolic acid.

To clean pores and refine the skin, smooth a thin layer gently over the face, neck and/or décolletage. A slight tingling may occur as the Pumpkin-A-Peel goes to work, deep cleaning pores and gently removing dead cell buildup. Leave on for 3-5 minutes. Rinse well, and get ready to glow! Pumpkin-A-Peel is $39.00 for 1.5 oz. For more information on Pumpkin-A-Peel and other Skingenious products, please call (888) 452-2463 or visit

Mars Man With REM!: Charlie Mars goes out on tour with Mindy Smith and R.E.M
to support his self -titled debut on V2 Records. In Texas, he opened for Dave Matthews. When he tours in October, it’ll be first with newcomer Mindy Smith, and then with legends REM. Rolling Stone called his debut “big, beautiful rock from Mississippi."<>

Live with Mindy Smith

Friday, October 01, 2004---Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

Saturday, October 02, 2004---Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theater

Sunday, October 03, 2004---Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse

Monday, October 04, 2004---Atlanta, GA - Earthlink Live

Wednesday, October 06, 2004---Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater

Thursday, October 07, 2004---Charlottesville, VA - Starr Hill

Friday, October 08, 2004---Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero

Saturday, October 09, 2004---New York, NY - BB Kings

Sunday, October 10, 2004---Baltimore, MD - Recher Theater

Wednesday, October 13, 2004---Pittsburgh, PA - The World

Thursday, October 14, 2004---Washington, DC - 9.30 Club

Friday, October 15, 2004---Boston, MA - Berklee Perf. Center

Saturday, October 16, 2004---Portland, ME - State Theater

Wednesday, October 20, 2004---Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Theater

Friday, October 22, 2004---Madison, WI - Luther's Blues

Saturday, October 23, 2004---Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line

Sunday, October 24, 2004---Chicago, IL - HoB

Live with R.E.M

Sunday, November 14, 2004---Thunder Bay, ON - Ft. Williams Gardens

Monday, November 15, 2004---Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004---Calgary, AB - Pengrowth Saddledome

Saturday, November 20, 2004---Seattle, WA - Marion Oliver McCaw Hall

Sunday, November 21, 2004---Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre

Friday, November 26, 2004---Salt Lake City, UT - E Center

Saturday, November 27, 2004---Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium