JLO JEWELRY?: JLo clothing, sunglasses, perfume…and now, jewelry? While no official deal has been signed, samples designed by costume jewelry firm Miriam Haskell have started circulating in the market. Initial products include oversized hoop and duster earrings, stackable rings and cross necklaces in silver and gold plating, all of which have a tiny crystal designed to be the logo, although there are plenty of big crystals, as well. The reason no deal has been signed could be that La Lopez has been in France shooting the Louis Vuitton fall ad campaign.
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LIV TO TELL: Liv Tyler is slated to breeze into Paris to shoot a film on Tuesday. But it’s a short one. Word has it she will star in a commercial for the new Parfums Givenchy fragrance, due to be launched in September. Mario Testino has already shot Tyler for the fragrance’s print campaign. Tyler, as reported, was chosen by the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned house to be the new scent’s “muse.”
SHOE POLISH: Dusty French shoe firm Stephane Kélian confirmed it has hired Alain Tondowski as its new creative director. Tondowski, known for his hard-edged, sexy designs under his own name, will debut his first Kélian collection in spring 2004. The house, which had fallen on hard times, was snapped up last year by upstart luxury conglomerate France Luxury Group, helmed by Alain Dumenil.
GET A ROOM: Calvin Klein is planning to stir up a little more controversy on Wednesday with a video installation in the front window of his Madison Avenue flagship that shows CK poster boy Travis Fimmel making out with Jessica Miller. The spot, directed by Jean Baptiste Mondino, features a metal CK Calvin Klein watch ticking away to the wet lip lock for 30-seconds, closing with the tag line, “Take your time.” The video will be aired as a commercial in some global markets and will be continuously looped on a 3-by-4-foot translucent acrylic screen, which, like all romantic things, will best be viewed at night.