2010 August 5
WHAT: Lanvin Happy bag
WHY: While the name of this bag is adorable, we'd argue it's also totally unnecessary: obviously a Lanvin creation will make you happy! Ever since the brand's New York shop opened (and don't worry, Angelenos: yours is coming soon, we promise!), there's almost nothing cheerier than the thought of our dear Alber---and with this patent leather, ribbon-trimmed shoulder bag, the joy never ends.
AVAILABLE: Lanvin, NYC; Barneys New York, www.bergdorfgoodman.com
2010 August 4
WHAT: Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up Sicilian Lace Bronzer
WHY: The sun may be shining, but your skin is still fair (you've been good with that SPF, darlings!). What's a girl to do when she needs a little glow? Dolce & Gabbana, purveyors of all things sexy---and a fabulous makeup line---are launching a limited-edition bronzer just in time to touch up your end-of-summer tans. And since it's the little details we love the most, check out the lace detail imprinted on the powder. Who doesn't like to match their ensembles with their macquillage?
AVAILABLE: www.saks.com, mid-August
2010 August 3
WHAT: Judith Ripka for QVC purple stingray cuff
WHY: When it comes to exotic skins, stingray is right up there with ostrich and croc for must coveted (at least for nous), but you still don't see tons of it in your jewelry boxes, do you? Enter Judith Ripka, whose QVC line offers just what you might be missing: a violet, gem-studded cuff in the most divinely textured stingray. Luxe? Bien sûr. But thanks to the wonders of QVC, the price won't sting a bit.
AVAILABLE: August 22 at midnight, www.qvc.com
2010 August 2
WHAT: Sphatika Gold Finishing Serum
WHY: Whether it's edible gold leaf topping your favorite dessert or stacks of gold bangles on your wrist, there's no denying the appeal of the shiny stuff---even in your makeup. Sphatika's intensive process, which involves turning gold into powder, fermenting it and adding acids, then distilling the liquid several times (done according to the rhythm of the sun and moon), may hearken back to the medieval times, but add just two or three drops to your skin after moisturizing and you'll experience hydration and protection as effective as it is luxurious.