2010 October 22
WHAT: Anita Ko 14 karat rose gold Spike Stud earrings
WHY: Sometimes it's tough to tread that line between ladylike fashion and the rock star ensembles we all know and love (right, Christophe Decarnin?). But sometimes it's easy---like in the case of these Anita Ko studs. Sure, the spikes are anything but saccharine, but the dainty size and pretty rose gold sweetens them up just enough. If only all our wardrobes were this accommodating!
2010 October 21
WHAT: Gucci leather sunglasses
WHY: You have your leather shoes, leather bag, leather jacket, leather leggings---why not have sunnies in the same luxe stuff? Gucci has stepped in to fill the void with these new '70s-ish shades, with the frames covered in a thin layer of yes, leather. They come in black and two shades of brown, but we're partial to the slightly off-beat navy pair. The best part? Like all other in cuir, these will only get better with wear.
AVAILABLE: Solstice Sunglasses Boutique, in November
2010 October 20
WHAT: Stark Waxing Studio Palm Frond soy candle
WHY: Stark Waxing Studio, the company with three beloved waxing locations across the country (New York's is located at Sally Hershberger's Meatpacking studio) knows a thing or two about wax---and not just the kind that rips off unwanted hair. The beauty biggie already has a line of lovely-smelling, clean-burning soy candles, and the newest addition to the line up, Palm Frond, might be our favorite yet. Bright and lemony fresh with notes of honey dew, cilantro, basil, lemongrass, and lime---well, it's a lot more pleasant than that other kind of wax...
2010 October 19
WHAT: Comptoir des Cotonniers Campus bag
WHY: Whether you're a still a schoolgirl or not, there are some academic-era wardrobe staples you should never grow out of (cable knit, oxfords, and pleated skirts come to mind). And while we might not recommend wearing all of these at once, there's one accessory that you can pile on without looking like you've stepped out of Dalton or Spence: this sturdy carryall in buttery caramel leather. Ready to relive those school days?
AVAILABLE: 155 Spring St., New York, NY, 10012, (212) 274-0830