2013 December 16
WHAT: Victoria Beckham Large Zipper Pouch
WHY: A two-faced friend is nothing to mess with, but a two-toned clutch is one of the best basics. Victoria Beckham paired hues of powder and ink, separated by just a strong silver zipper, in this elegant colorblock carryall. An opportune place to stash your keys, wallet, and a matte lipstick, you could just as easily slip your iPad inside, turning this into one chic tech accessory. The moral of the story: a dual purpose accessory is quite the ingredient for a successful getup.
AVAILABLE: $650, VictoriaBeckham.com
2013 December 13
Pristine In Green
WHAT: Serene Green Vinylux Nail Polish By CND
WHY: Get festive this holiday season by sprucing up your nails with CND's chic dark green Vinylux nail polish. The best part about this polish? Vinylux is the new technology from CND that lasts a week on your nails and doesn't involve a base coat plus, it strengthens its resistance to chipping over time. That means less time spent in the salon. Nothing like a time saving beauty product to rescue you from your hectic holiday schedule!
AVAILABLE: $9.90. CND Salon Locater.
2013 December 13
WHAT: Maiyet + Freida Pinto Varanasi Bangle
WHY: Find that silver lining with this limited edition Maiyet + Freida Pinto bangle. As if you needed further convincing that mixing silver and gold is a glorious idea, this should do the final trick. Need a karma kick with your baubles? All proceeds from this hand-woven piece of arm candy go towards the Varanasi silk-weaving factory in India.
AVAILABLE: $250, Maiyet.com
2013 December 12
WHAT: Petrossian Alverta Caviar
WHY: Because you will always want to join The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, or, at the very least, indulge in champagne wishes and caviar dreams. The iconic Petrossian family convenes every few months for a private tasting of its latest offerings, and at the recent gathering, they invited gastronomic superstar David Rosengarten to join them. His selections are then specially jarred and refrigerated until they reach peak condition. And this season's result is a delicious white sturgeon raised in California with a complex nutty and buttery taste (think Osetra) rumored to rival the best of the Caspian Sea. Plus, each jar is packed to order and will arrive the very next day. Surely this is a chic stocking stuffer if there ever was one! Throw in a bottle of Rosengarten's recommended Champagne, the 2002 Blanc de Blancs, Michel Gonet, and the perfect pairing is complete. Warning: All orders need to be placed by this Friday...
AVAILABLE: From $68 to $500, Drosengarten.com