Thursday, August 16, 2007

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New York - Who better to represent skinny jeans by Jordache than a supermodel like Heidi Klum? The Victoria's Secret model and TV host of the ever-popular Bravo series "Project Runway," will bring her fashionable face and designer jean worthy body to Jordache's fall campaign, shot by movie director Brett Ratner in the penthouse of the Chateau Marmont.

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New York - If you had any doubt that teen pop star Mandy Moore is now all grown up, those thoughts should have been put to rest after Tuesday night’s premiere in New York City of her new edgy R-rated romantic comedy "Dedication." For Moore looked every inch the mature movie star in a form-fitting black bustier sheath, spike heels, and smoldering dark lipstick. And that’s just what the leggy 23-year-old wants you to think about her, both in real life and up on the screen.

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"I think people are getting used to the idea that I've grown up a little bit," Moore said earlier at a press conference promoting the film. "I think it's just a natural evolution. I've kind of grown up and matured. Obviously that's going to be reflected in the choices that I make in my career. I think it's just been a natural progression. I'm a young woman now."

In the film, Moore plays the romance opposite Billy Crudup, who happens to be 16 years her senior, and Bobby Cannavale (13 years older); in real life she tends to like older men, too, having recently dated DJ Adam Goldstein and actor Zach Braff, both in their thirties. But despite her high-profile boyfriends (she was steady with tennis pro Andy Roddick for a couple of years, too), somehow the teen idol has succeeded in staying out of the tabloid spotlights.

"I have no interest in really living my private life in a very public way," Moore explained. "I love what I get to do and I wouldn't want to put myself in any position that would jeopardize that. And I have a good family, I have great friends, I have a great support system and I don't know. It all keeps me sane and grounded."

At the "Dedication" premiere held at the Chelsea West Cinema, Moore happily greeted her co-stars Crudup, Cannavale, and Amy Sedaris, as well as Justin Theroux, the actor-turned-director on "Dedication," and über producer Harvey Weinstein, whose company will release the film in selected theaters on August 24.

They, along with Josh Lucas, Lauren Graham, Joey Slotnick, and Rashida Jones, continued on to the Pink Elephant for the after party, where Moore basked in compliments on her grown-up performance in the film.

That performance is one that Moore is certain will help change what the world thinks of her, once and for all.

"I'm sure there's still that perception out there [of me as a pop princess] because I think it's hard to shake if you're a young person and you started out doing this at a young age. It's kind of hard to shake where you started from. But it doesn't really bother me. I think people are getting used to the idea that I've grown up a little bit."

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The provocative campaign, shot by Ellen von Unwerth, features Hatcher lounging in lingerie and sitting poolside, appropriate for the sexy character Hatcher plays in "Housewives," Susan Mayer, which won the star a Golden Globe in 2005.

"They were the first designers to dress me for my first ever red carpet event," said Hatcher in a release.

The ads will appear in September issues of Vogue, InStyle and Vanity Fair, among others, and be featured online and outdoors.

Besides eveningwear, Badgley Mischka's empire includes sportswear, footwear, swimwear, lingerie, fur, fragrance and a full range of accessories, including handbags. Earlier this month in New York, the duo launched their new Platinum day handbag collection, a slick collection of lower-priced candy colored bags with chunky brass hardware that retail from $300-$600.

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