All Dolled Up


September 12, 2004|By Maria Blackburn | Maria Blackburn,Special to the Sun

Barbie is so blond, so perky, so ... Barbie-like. The plastic gal who has everything (including multiple careers, an army of best friends and a closet full of high-heeled shoes that don't match) just got something new: her very first fragrance.

Contrary to what you might think, Barbie Eau de Toilette isn't overly sweet. And it doesn't smell like Latex, either. But it does come in a pink glass bottle. The light floral scent is designed for women of all ages and contains such aromatic notes as citrus, cassis and rose. Barbie Eau de Toilette costs $15-$20, comes in 40 milliliter and 75 milliliter sizes and is available at Macy's.

Your new favorite jacket

Remember your first denim jacket? You wore it with everything -- T-shirts, jeans, dresses. Then you grew up, and that denim jacket wasn't the "go-to" jacket anymore.

Well, there's a new go-to jacket in town. The fitted blazer -- whether corduroy or cotton or, yes, even denim -- is preppy and flirty, girly and tailored, sweet and sassy. Wear it with a camisole and jeans to a movie. Dress it up with a pencil skirt and kitten heels and go out to dinner. Toss it on over your pajamas and take Rover for a stroll.

You need one. Or two. Really. Not so sure? Start with this American Eagle Outfitters Cord Campus blazer, $58 at American Eagle Outfitters. We'll trust you to do the rest.

Where to get a little J. Lo glow

No matter how her movies are doing or who she's engaged to, Jennifer Lopez always looks pretty.

Take a page out of her book and get her look by taking a gander at the Still Stunning Jennifer Lopez Color Look Book. Open the book and you'll see some of the starlet's favorite shades of makeup, ranging from blue tones to rosy hues in eye shadow, powder blush and lip gloss. It costs $69 and comes complete with a compact mirror and 3.4 ounces of perfume, all by JLO.

And if you buy this look book or her Glow So Pretty Color Look Book, you might find yourself to be one of 21 winners of an all-expenses-paid trip to Miami or Los Angeles for a $1,000 shopping spree, $1,000 of JLO clothing and a day of pampering at a salon, supervised by Ms. Lopez herself.

The gift sets are available at Hecht's, Macy's and Belk stores.

For Ken, a fresh green scent

And speaking of Barbie, we think her ex-beau Ken should have his own new fragrance, too -- or at least one that shares his name.

Kenneth Cole Reaction is a citrus green woody scent that's fresh and energetic, different but not overly trendy. It features top notes of lime and green apple, an infusion of patchouli and a rich middle note of watermelon.

Ken the doll would be pleased.

Kenneth Cole Reaction for men costs $14 to $39.50 and is available at Lord & Taylor, Hecht's and Macy's.

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