2010 November 30
WHAT: Future Collectables Maison Michel headband with embellished veil
WHY: Because there's no chicer way to combat a bad hair day (or add interest to a drab dress). The headband is jazzed up with floral shaped sequins, fabric petals, Swarovski crystals and pearls. Wear it to the UNICEF Snowflake Ball tomorrow, and watch Bill Cunningham swoon.
AVAILABLE: Approximately $1,260, brownsfashion.com
2010 November 29
WHAT: BoyNYC's King of the Sky cuff
WHY: Because all the holiday sucre has us yearning for something slightly sinister. Jake Stein, a 20-year-old Parsons student, developed this affordable collection of accessories with statement-making in mind. Made of sterling silver, it's subtle enough to wear with a pile-on of bangles, but sufficiently interesting to earn a few stares when worn alone.
AVAILABLE: $265, BoyNYC.com
2010 November 23
WHAT: Viktor & Rolf's Just in Case Bags
WHY: Perhaps you've never thought of Viktor & Rolf for bags, but the designers are attempting to change that with their new utilitarian carryall program. Made of succulent natural-grain calf skin embellished with solid metal corners, the bags are available in three sizes: the clutch-like Compact Case, the medium-sized Just in Case, and the large shopper, Day Tripper Case. Available in stores within weeks; check the Gallery for a full assortment.
AVAILABLE: From $1,070 to $1,335, viktor-rolf.com
2010 November 22
WHAT: Dolce & Gabbana Gold Edition Collection glasses
WHY: Those dapper Italians are dominating headlines today, but Dolce & Gabbana's new Gold Edition Collection is worthy of its own spotlight. A perfect selection of a '50s-inspired vintage design, a graphic cat-eye, and classic men's aviator all plated in 18 carat gold, the assortment caters to any chicster's style whim. Each pair is housed in its very own jewelry box, complete with two tiny side drawers holding a cleaning cloth and certificate of authenticity. Now this is a stocking stuffer for the decadently luxe!
AVAILABLE: ILORI Luxury Sunglass boutiques