Not Too Tall to Be a StarrOverheard--but...

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Not Too Tall to Be a Starr

Overheard--but definitely not overlooked--at the Nautilus Aerobics Plus in Studio City recently was Brooke Shields, who always stands out in a crowd but is even more of a stunner after working up a dewy glow on a Lifecycle. The 6-foot-tall Shields, who teamed a pair of yellow shorts with a white tank top bearing the name of her alma mater, Princeton, says she usually cycles for a solid hour when she’s not running, dancing or exercising in her basement gym back home in New Jersey. Listen noted that Shields’ long locks are back to their natural honey-blond/brown color after almost a year of being dyed raucous red for her role as “Brenda Starr,” which is due in September.

Brimming With Romance

Is there romance in Michelle Pfeiffer’s life? Absolutely. She now has one “very romantic” big-brim straw hat by Kokin, which she bought while shopping with sister Deedee at Shauna Stein in the Beverly Center, and one “very romantic” black linen, lace-trimmed dress with a circular skirt by Mariella Burani. Store manager Roberta Ross tells us the actress also went home with a striped vest by Romeo Gigli and some cropped cotton T-shirts by Ferretti.


Paying Her Dos

Now that Sheryl Lee Ralph has made it as an actress, with a regular spot on “It’s a Living,” she’s getting into the beauty biz. She’s already released one home-video guide to makeup and skin treatments for black women, called “Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Beauty Basics.” And now she’s acting on her interest in hair care. Actually, her new coiffure consciousness is for a role in an ABC pilot tentatively titled “Beauty Parlor.” She plays the owner of a down-to-earth, neighborhood beauty shop that turns out the newest street-fashion hair styles--braids, rows, extensions, a Ralph spokesperson says. Some may be modeled by Morris Day of “Purple Rain,” Prince’s first movie. Day co-stars as a Lothario hairdresser on the pilot.

Don’t Get Us Wrong

After they read last week’s Listen item about cutbacks in several Los Angeles menswear collections, designers Glenn Williams and Christian de Castelnau got in touch, to tell us they got a lot of feedback. And they both wanted to reassure us, and everybody else, that while their menswear business is undergoing changes, their women’s wear is not. Williams tells us, “My women’s division is stronger than ever,” and De Castelnau’s public relations director, Roz Owens-Mason, wrote us that his women’s wear “continues to progress at an accelerated level.”