2009 December 2
WHAT: Vena Cava for Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists Chuck Taylor sneakers
WHY: Every year, we find another variety of Chuck Taylor to obsess over. In 2008, it was the studded version from Bess NYC, which we've worn to pieces. Thank goodness that Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai designed these brilliant high-tops to benefit The Global Fund, which aims to eliminate AIDS in Africa. Not only do we j'adore the sketches, based on their Havisu print--which we would like people to believe we did ourselves with a ballpoint pen during World Geography class--but we love the red and blue stripes on the sole. We just hope they stay in stock long enough at New York's The (Red) Store at 680 Fifth Avenue so we can order for a few selects on our holiday shopping list.
2009 December 1
WHAT: Ruby and Karl Lagerfeld tweed helmet
WHY: We all remember those iPod-holding helmets sported by the models at Karl Lagerfeld's fall 2009 show, but did you ever think you could get your hands--er, head--on one? Les Ateliers Ruby founder Jérôme Coste and Karl Lagerfeld created these beauties, only for the chicest of motorcycle chicks. Want to go extra luxe? The helmet is also available in white rabbit fur, fabric embroidered with pearls, or black minx, so you can really ride in style.
2009 November 30
WHAT: Finn 18 karat rose gold love knot ring
WHY: When the holiday season arrives, jewelry tends to get bigger, more sparkly, more over-the-top than ever. And while we certainly won't argue with a gorgeously show-stopping piece from time to time, we appreciate even more those subtle little ones we can leave on all the time--and love all the while. Finn's charming rose gold ring is just the thing: delicate, pretty...and it won't compete with those statement pieces you know you'll still sport...
2009 November 25
WHAT: Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup Classic Cream Lipstick in Fire 235, Precision Lipliner in Fire 5, and Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Magic 145
WHY: The holidays may be just around the corner, but our favorite beauty secret knows no season: red lipstick. Yep, that's it. Red lipstick looks perfectly glamorous on every woman, whether you're sporting jeans and a white button-down or the sexiest of cut-to-there gowns, and Dolce & Gabbana knows glam. The brand's The Makeup collection may still be relatively new, but they've hit the red lipstick mark spot-on with this fire family. We know what we'll be sporting this season...and next!