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The Roaring 20s are back, thanks to the ’13 version of “The Great Gatsby,” out Friday. There’s no shortage of marketing tie-ins. Brooks Brothers unveiled a limited-edition collection inspired by the costumes in Baz Luhrmann’s film. Think tuxes, tailored suits and waist coats. Moet & Chandon is the drink of choice at Leonardo DiCaprio’s over the top, on-screen soirees (pictured). Old-time perfumer Krigler put out a candle that evokes the romance of the era; the woody scent was once worn by F. Scott himself.


The Met Ball, aka the East Coast Oscars, is celebrating Madonna’s breakout era thanks to the NYC museum’s Costume Institute exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture.” Can’t wait to see the A-listers in edgy hardware like skull necklaces, spider charms and spiky bracelets. Jewelry brand Sydney Evan has hopped on the wagon, selling ’80s-inspired pieces in 14K gold and pave diamonds. At Oxygene Paris in Bal Harbour, Ida &Harry at the Fontainebleau.


Cue the tissues. Ryan Kwanten, of HBO’s “True Blood,” is doing something unique for Mother’s Day. The Aussie collaborated with SKY and LIVI, a company that makes diamonds out of hair that’s lost during chemotherapy (a lab works with a person’s unique carbon signature). The pendant Kwanten created for his mom Kris, a breast cancer survivor, is from his own luscious locks. All proceeds go to cancer charity Look Good Feel Better. Bid at charitybuzz.com/RyanKwanten.


Cute gift idea for Mom: hers and hers shades. Bond like Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger did while shooting their campaign for Sunglass Hut. “My mum taught me a lot about fashion in terms of knowing what looks good on you and developing my own sense of style,” Mick’s model offspring told Elle. Read her whimsical blog for the Sanford Ziff-founded brand at sunglasshut.com.

Madeleine Marr

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    Sean Connery loves soccer (and Caffe Abbracci)

    Sean Connery had dinner Monday night with a group of friends at Caffe Abbracci. Connery greeted and shook hands with fans as he entered the room and was overheard chatting with restaurant owner Nino Pernetti about the World Cup, saying he regrets that his native country Scotland did not qualify and that England was eliminated in the first round. He did concede that Germany was the rightful winner. Connery also told Pernetti that what he enjoys most in life after making movies is ... soccer. The ex 007 left the restaurant, saying “Cheerio,” to the owner and his starstruck guests.

  • As seen on TV

    Starz' ‘Outlander' brings novels to life

    Prepare to bend your mind. Premiering on the Starz network on Saturday at 9 p.m., Outlander is adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s wildly popular novels. Claire, a lovely British Army nurse on a second honeymoon in Scotland, is mysteriously swept from 1945 back to 1743, plopped into a strange and alien existence, including marriage to a dashing Scottish warrior, even as she struggles to return to “modern” times and the husband she left behind.

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