Lanvin's silk-covered pearls and ethnic-inspired beads, pictured, are the hot accessory for summer. (Even actress Lindsay Lohan is sporting them.) Designer Alber Elbaz introduced the oversize necklaces last fall, and everyone is following suit from Yves Saint Laurent to Marni and Prada. Get the less expensive version from Erwin Pearl (erwinpearl.com) or Kenneth Jay Lane (qvc.com).
What's Old Is New Again
Technology is the secret ingredient favored by most skin-care companies in search of the next miracle potion. But New York City's C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, founded in 1838, is famous for reaching back into the past for inspiration. Its home-brewed face and body formulas, such as Apothecary Rose Water, were often cooked up by local Greenwich Village pharmacists. [an error occurred while processing this directive] Now, those once secret recipes are available online at cobigelow.com., or in the U.S. through Bath and Body Works stores.
Auto fanatics, start your engines: the market for car-related accessories is suddenly revving up. Bentley is introducing the superexclusive Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon watch. For the off-roader, Hummer has collaborated with TechnoMarine on the XS Magnum Square, complete with a tire-tread strap, left. And for Mini owners, who really have to pack light, Mandarina Duck has introduced a set of luggage designed to fit snugly in the compact trunk.