Lilith lingersSarah McLachlan's packed up Lilith Fair and...

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August 09, 1998|By Tamara Ikenberg Stars, models and runways

Lilith lingers

Sarah McLachlan's packed up Lilith Fair and moved on, but the angel-voiced diva has developed her own catalog to satisfy fans still longing for the hemp and hip products sold at the music festival.

Temporary henna tattooes will be a relief for the parents of young Lilith-goers. Many of the semi-psychedelic designs on pendants, rings, earrings, T-shirts, hats and bags are McLachlan's original artwork and evoke the mellow mood of the concert. She even goes so far as to cleverly recruit a new generation with baby clothes sporting the Lilith logo. (For the catalog, call 800-764-3472.)

Some of the industrious entertainer's favorite beauty products are also available right here in Baltimore at Fresh Fields and Nordstrom. McLachlan has been using Nadina's Cremes, made by Towson resident Nadina Clements, for years. She's even featured the natural moisturizing products at this and last year's Lilith Fair.

McLachlan commissioned Clements to re-label her Starlight and Spice and Fire creams Lilith I and Lilith II respectively. A Lilith III is in the works. Nadina's Cremes are also available by calling 410-235-9192.

The scents and sights of Lilith can be yours all year. You'll hardly miss the $4 hot dogs.

@ These were the choices at the recent menswear fashion shows in New York: You could look at designer clothes. You could look at stars. You could look at stars in designer clothes.

Hugo Boss scored big in all three categories. His collection of single-breasted jackets, straight-leg trousers and knits brought approving nods from retailers, but it was his surprise model - Samuel L. Jackson - who wowed the crowd. The "Pulp Fiction" star turned up for the finale, strutting down the runway in a black paper suit.

Looking on from the front row: Ben Stiller and Dennis Hopper.

Tommy Hilfiger's show also had its bright lights. Some celebrities - rapper Pras, Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming and "Dharma & Greg" star Thomas Gibson - doubled as models. But Deborah Harry, Lou Reed and Sean "Puffy" Combs also turned up to sneak a peek at the spring collection.

Combs' pal, Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, cruised through Maurice Malone's funky show, while actors Michael Bergin ("Baywatch") and Wally Langham ("Veronica's Closet") served as emcees for the Liz Claiborne event, offering quips and commentary on the clothes and models.

But not all stars have designer taste. When asked which lines he prefers, Langham replied sheepishly: "I usually shop at thrift stores."

Mary Corey

With child, fashionably

The days of looking like a child while you're expecting one are over.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Uma Thurman and Jodie Foster have shown how sexy and chic being pregnant can be. Sure, they had Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani and Vera Wang to help them. But now you (if you're pregnant) can show you're no shrinking floral jumper by entering the Mom-To-Be Woman of the Year Search.

Women can apply at participating Mimi Maternity, Maternite and A Pea in the Pod stores by filling out a questionnaire and having their photo taken. The winner will be featured in the fall national advertising campaign for Mimi Maternity. Other prizes include a $1,000 maternity wardrobe and a trip for two to Philadelphia. Deadline is Aug. 15.

For more information, call 800-4 MOM2BE.

Mary Corey

Pub Date: 8/09/98

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