People StyleWatch: Quick Change! Maria Sharapova
Wears Four Looks in One Day
Maria Sharapova is used to moving quickly on the tennis court,
but moving fast with fashion? Now that's a different story.
"I've never done press tours, but I feel like this is what it'd
be like," she told PEOPLE Monday while in the midst of a whirlwind
press day for her new Sugarpova candy line in N.Y.C. "I'm
changing in bathrooms in the back of studios! It's been a real
adventure, but it's fun, like a play day."
The tennis star started the day at Henri Bendel wearing a
Vanessa Bruno top and bright Zimmermann skirt, finished with
platform pumps (left). For a public appearance in the department
store - where her line of sweet and sour gummies is now sold - she
slipped into a custom David Koma dress and vintage blue Sergio
Rossi heels (second from left).
But the day was only half done; Sharapova then jetted down to
NBC studios for a taping of Late Night with Jimmy
Fallon, wearing another David Koma creation (this one black
with sexy sheer paneling), Henri Bendel earrings and Giuseppe
Zanotti shoes (second from right). And she finished her marathon
day at the Haven Rooftop bar at the Sanctuary Hotel, where she
celebrated her Hamptons magazine cover in a red
leather Valentino dress, haute heels, Sethi Couture earrings and a
Le Vian ring (right).
So how does candy fit into the athlete's stylish portfolio?
After collaborations with Nike and Cole Haan, it seems
slightly random - but to Sharapova it makes perfect sense.
"I've always had a sweet tooth," she said, recalling her
childhood years, when her parents would reward her with candy
following good practice sessions. "Plus, I've always wanted to own
my own business, support it 100 percent, make the final decisions,"
she added. "So it's exciting."
Sugarpova includes 12 varieties of candy,
including "Chic," gummy shoes and handbags (fitting in with
her love of fashion) and "Sporty," tennis ball-shaped gum. There are
also fish, spiders, worms, bears and more. "Everyone loves candy,"
Sharapova added. "So this was just a lot of fun for me."