Stars Show Off Their Wardrobes…
Eva Longoria Parker
The 133-square-foot master closet in Eva Longoria Parker‘s L.A. home is full of gorgeous gowns, shoes, shirts—and a coveted Hermes hot-pink crocodile Birkin bag. Taking a glance through her impressive shoe collection she calls her Christian Louboutin espadrille wedges “a beautiful pain” (she sprained her ankle wearing them in Paris) and says she has “always dressed for comfort”, which is easily confirmed by the 50 pairs of jeans and more than one pair of Ugg boots. “Tony loves me in Uggs. He says, ‘Wear your Hugs, honey’—that’s how he pronounces it with his French accent.”
The Hilton heiress and designer of fashion lines Chic and Nicholai grew up in hotels, but Nicky Hilton now calls a 1950s two-story ranch above the Sunset Strip home. It boasts two “very organized” couture-filled walk-in closets. Her shoe collection, which isn’t raided by her friends or family because of her size 10.5 foot, is organized by designer.“My Manolos are together, Chanels are together, Louboutins together.” Besides the 200 or more handbags she owns, one of Hilton’s prized pieces is a Roberto Cavalli beaded butterfly minidress that the designer gave her for her 24th birthday. “I was in Milan and he told me to pick whatever I wanted from his showroom!” she says.
Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons, head of Baby Phat clothing line, combined two bedrooms in her 49,000-square-foot Saddle River, N.J. home to create her expansive walk-in closet. “I wanted my closet to look like a boutique,” she says. It contains over 500 pairs of jeans, 35 custom-made Hermes Birkin bags and an extensive collection of jewelry. The closet, which is decorated with leopard-print carpet, marble columns, a mini-bar, and flat screen tvs, only holds some of her clothes—the overflow is stored in other bedroom closets. Everything in her closet is photographed and stored on her computer so she can easily put together outfits, “I’m very neurotic is what my closet says about me,” she says. “It’s always in great order.”
The American Idol judge has an impressive walk-in closet in her 5,000 square foot Mediterranean style home in the San Fernando valley. All her outfits and coordinating accessories are numbered with tags so she can easily pack for trips and events. Her impressive shoe collection is made up mostly of high-heels—“I always wear heels unless I’m working out,” says Paula Abdul, who is just over five feet. Even with all of those shoes the former choreographer claims, “A comfortable pair of jeans, a great belt, and a leather jacket is all I need.”
The five-time Grammy award winning artist has an enormous, climate controlled closet in her 12,000 square foot Manhattan triplex. However, the vast space still can’t contain all of Mariah Carey‘s shoes. “I have about 1,000 pairs of shoes. But lots are in storage,” she says. Carey designed the sweeping space with gold-leaf and bleached-wood floors. “Like Louis Vuitton luggage,” she says, “it will only look better over time.” Few girls would be able to fill the closet, which is arranged by color and material, as well as in event-specific groupings. “If someone else ever bought it [the apartment], she’d have to be a total diva!”
The Sopranos‘ actress has completely made-over a 2,700-square-foot Tribeca duplex. “Tribeca is very cool. There’s a lot of old architecture and a sense of mystery too.” Jamie-Lynn Sigler‘s 200-square-foot closet was created by Anthony’s Custom Closets in Long Island and the new setup helps keep her designer dresses, bags, countless pairs of Genetic jeans, and over 75 pairs of shoes organized. “For years I have not been able to find anything in my closet,” says Sigler. “Now I see all my clothes shoes and accessories, even some stuff I completely forgot I had .. with the tags still on them!”
The 28-year-old actress and television correspondent has set up house in a white, Georgian-style home in Hollywood, CA. It was decorated with the help of designer Clayton Asher Doyle, of L.A. furnishing store Plantation. She transformed a massive upstairs space into Maria Menounos‘ “office/hair-makeup-and-dressing room,” which houses her Azzaro and Calvin Klein gowns, 50 pairs of jeans, blazers, sweaters, and a cedar walk-in closet devoted mostly to rows of shoes and boots. Even with such an impressive closet, Menounos claims, “I hate shopping. Really. I used to go to the mall once a year and just stock up on white T-shirts, tanks, socks and necessities. Now I need nice clothes for my career.”
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