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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The stars are out tonight

Starry connections are getting hotter and hotter.

Shreveport clothing designer Jane Ryder e-mails that she was mentioned in InStyle online.

The caption of a photo of Kevin Costner and Bruce Willis included a quote by actress Megan Brown who is in "Mr. Brooks," in which Costner stars. (And, all of you remember, of course, that the movie was filmed here.).

The caption described Brown as a "Jane Ryder-clad Brown."

Ryder said she designed the gown that Brown wore to the Los Angeles premiere of "Mr. Brooks" at Grauman’s Chinese Theater May 22. (And, as you can imagine, she was thrilled to be mentioned.)

"It was a Grecian-inspired, gold silk charmeuse sheath that hung off the shoulders and draped the figure," wrote Ryder. "The dress was personally chosen by Brown to complement her vibrant red hair and ivory skin tone."

Ryder shared more news: "I am also on the payroll at 'Mad Money' as their seamstress at the present time."

... Shreveporter Kay Redstone — the subject of a winter feature in The Times about her collection of vintage designer clothes — is serving as a stand-in for actress Diane Keaton who is here filming "Mad Money." And, they usually have lunch together on the set. "Catered, cafeteria style in the tent," said Redstone.

"She is so nice," said Redstone, chatting Friday at the Demoiselle Club Debutante Summer Announcement Party.

Although Redstone didn't give the exact age, she said that she and Keaton were born exactly 25 days apart in January. (I won't tell dear Kay and Diane, but since I am the same vintage as you all, I have some idea!!)

Redstone also, of course, sees Katie Holmes on the set. "She is beautiful."

But standing-in may not be as glamorus as you imagine. "It is dawn to dusk," said Redstone, who admires those in the movies for their stamina.

Redstone has also been influential in introducing Queen Latifah and others to work by Coushatta native/self-taught artist Robert Miller. (A Times story said his works reflect a rapidly vanishing way of life in rural Louisiana. That might be picking cotton, washing, gathering eggs or portrayals of baptisms in a river or lake.)


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