Next Paige

Today you opened the paper and read about Michael Jackson’s troubles with the law, Liza Minnelli’s divorce, and Robert Downey Jr.’s comeback.

When it comes to Hollywood, you’re ready for something other than old news.

Which is reason number one to pay attention to Ashley Paige swimwear. The designer has been creating handmade knit bikinis for Hollywood types since the mid ’90s, and her wares are now finally available to the rest of the world. Her Hollywood-cut styles (very similar to Brazilian bikinis) include strapless bodysuits, mesh tankinis, boy-short shorts, beach undies, and a quite racy number called the J.Lo. But the must-have item is the rugby-stripe bandeau bikini with grommets and ties (available in navy, chocolate, or black with white contrast). You can even order a customized initials medallion to go with.

Just the thing to revive your opinion of Hollywood … and make your very own front-page news.

Available online at ashleypaige.com.