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The who, what, and wear of the fashion industry

Toe rings made headlines this week

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Some of Hollywood’s well-heeled are thinking beyond pedicures and platforms. To wit: toe rings, now showing up on the likes of Laura Dern, Tori Spelling, and Brandy. Ditto Moesha‘s Sheryl Lee Ralph, who found an 18-karat-gold elephant-shaped ring in Thailand two years ago. ”It was for a child’s finger,” recalls Ralph. ”When I slid it onto my toe, the jeweler looked at me like I was crazy.” The rings have actually gone mainstream, according to Mary Kara, co-owner of Venice, Calif.’s The Psychic Eye Bookstore, where Brandy bought her toe band. Still, says Kara, ”you’re not going to see these on a banker or politician.”