Like many working single moms, Katie Holmes doesnt always have time to primp. Thats why the actress relies on the offerings of Alterna Hair Care, a beauty company of which she is part-owner. These days, the 34-year-old former Dawsons Creek star recommends Alternas Bamboo Scented Cleansing Extend Dry Shampoos (($22) for quick washes on the go plus a great fragrance for every day. At Sephora and www.alternahaircare.com
We all like to spend, spend, spend, but living on the glam isnt really sustainable unless youre, oh, LeBron whatshisname. Something to tuck into the shelves: The Cheap Chicas Guide to Style: Secrets to Shopping Cheap and Looking Chic (Penguin, $25). The author is part-time Fort Lauderdale resident Lilliana Vazquez, the founder of the CheapChicas.com blog who specializes in the look for less and making cents of your closet. A worthy investment.
Hot on the heels of Christian Louboutin mens boutique opening, the watch-what-happens-next Design District is bringing the bling with Dionea Orcini, a fine jewelry brand inspired by ancient traditions. Shoppers can expect a sparkly showcase from each of the lines 11 collections at the first concept store. In keeping with the brands flair for the dramatic, the temporary boutiques décor is refined and monochromatic: White walls contrast dark floors while an all-white lounge area is surrounded with white orchids and candles. You may spot Laura Dern, who donned the Lasya diamond ring to the Emmys. 1 N.E. 40th St., Miami; www.dioneaorcini.com
For sexy, high-quality mens and womens undies, one need only visit freshly minted Pull In, which opened with a party with a runway show starring ooh-la-la, skimpily clad male and female models. The French brand is best known for its panties, beachwear, loungewear and T-shirts awash in fun prints such as ketchup bottles, camouflage and martini glasses. Beanies, caps, socks, sunnies and iPhone accessories are all in the mix, too, and even tame stuff for kids. 656 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. www.pull-in.com/en
In 2012, actor Jean Reno played The Chef, now the actor is channeling a foodie off screen as well. Reno (The Da Vinci Code, Mission Impossible) is following his true passion: producing and selling his very fine, limited production olive oils with gourmet food purveyor Ariane Daguin of DArtagnan. Reno started this luxe hobby in his estate in Provence, France, in 1995 and closely supervises the operation. Celeb fans already include Daniel Boulud, Elizabeth Falkner and Jean-Georges. From $27.99; www.dartagnan.com/Reserve-Jean-Reno-Olive-Oil/MBEVO002-1,default,pd.html
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