UMA’S “SUPER” LOOKS: The budget for her last comedy, “Prime,” was so small that Uma Thurman ended up wearing pieces from her own closet. But for her new movie, “My Super Ex-Girlfriend,” which hits theaters July 21, Thurman went upmarket with help from New York-based costume designer Laura Jean Shannon. Thurman plays the fashion-loving superhero G Girl, who puts together her look by shopping on Madison and Fifth Avenues, but Shannon mixed it up as well. For the opening sequence, in which G Girl thwarts would-be Bulgari thieves, she dons a Michael Kors peplum jacket with a vintage skirt. Other looks include a Chanel dress paired with a Club Monaco hat, a L.A.M.B. hoodie paired with Catherine Malandrino shorts, a Michael Kors coat with an American Apparel T-shirt and an Yves Saint Laurent jacket with black Chip and Pepper jeans. Throughout, she wears a fake bling G pendant, belt buckle and brooch that Shannon codesigned with Bulgari. “They wanted to use real diamonds, but I didn’t want to be responsible for that,” Shannon said.

MARY AND MAX: Looks like newly slimmed-down R&B songstress Mary J. Blige is Max Azria’s latest muse. The designer created this Hervé Léger Couture jumpsuit in black, white and navy for Blige, who’ll wear it as her main stage outfit for the rest of her Breakthrough Experience Tour, which kicked off last weekend in Maryland Heights, Md., and ends in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 8.

GETTING HER KICKS: Just weeks after her exclusive girls’ clothing collection landed at the Elie Tahari boutique in East Hampton, designer Lucy Sykes has inked a partnership deal with Stride Rite to create a luxury collection of children’s footwear. This spring, the British blonde will appear in ads for the Lucy Sykes for Stride Rite collection. Sykes is giving the tykes the royal treatment. The new shoes were inspired by a recent Sicily sojourn, which consisted of hot days spent lounging under the lemon tree near the swimming pool at the olive press, and then riding mopeds to the Piazza at Castelvetrano to eat bocconcini and gelati at a favorite cafe.

This story first appeared in the July 17, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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