What do Heidi Klum, Olivia Palermo, Hilary Duff, Christina Hendricks and Catherine Zeta-Jones have in common? All have an affinity for Marie France Van Damme’s designs. While the designer’s black-and-white Ikat print Goddess column dress proves to be the most popular amongst Hollywood’s IT gals, the label’s luxe resort wear is just the thing for Miami’s jetset, too. From caftans to jersey dresses to travel bags — Marie France Van Damme has got tropical chic on lockdown. At The Fontainebleau.
If your summer reading list amounts to tabloids at the checkout counter, add this to your list as Britney Spears, Minnie Driver and (yes!) Norman Lear have done. “Hollywood in Heels” (Skyhorse) is a fluffy tale of a small town writer who wants to make it big in Tinseltown. Though the names were changed to protect the guilty, apparently the stories are true — to the best of author Charity Gaye Finnestad’s recollection. Amazon.
Drew Barrymore at Wal-Mart!? Believe it. The actress isn’t only peddling wine. She has a makeup collection called Flower, and she’s just shared her favorite picks for summertime: Lip Service Lip Butter, Face the World Tinted Moisturizer with SPF15 and Ready, Set, Glow Blush/Bronzer Duo. So that’s how the new mom looks so good. Walmart.com/Flower
There’s a new pawn shop in town, but don’t look for cameras, Les Gold or seedy clientele. The Midtown Pawn Boutique is upscale, baby, says cofounder Adriana Hernandez Jimenez, who held the grand opening Saturday night. Start rifling your old stuff and turn your closet into cash. Info: midtownpawnboutique.com, 261 NW 36th St.
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