• NARS Bento Box

    2010 November 16

    Oh So Bento!

    WHAT: NARS Bento Box

    WHY: Get geisha-ifed with NARS' limited-edition set containing two Kabuki cups, hand-poured with two dramatic shades: a red deemed Maiko ("dancing girl/apprentice geisha") and a pink Sakura ("cherry blossom"). Housed in an exquisite box, you might feel bad using them but founder and creative director Françios Nars thinks otherwise! "You should use beautiful things, show them off and not hide them," he explains. "The box and the cups are the keepsake items."

    PRICE: $125

    AVAILABLE: NARS

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    2010 November 15

    Take the Box

    WHAT: Designs by Tala Snake Skin Leather Box Bag

    WHY:
    A crystal-encrusted clutch in red, black, or a similarly-festive shade might be the expected route to take for the upcoming slew of holiday parties you'll no doubt be making appearances at, but why go the expected route? We're loving this pale pink snakeskin---a neutral in its own right, we'd say---which goes with everything but is still glam enough for the cocktail circuit. (Prefer to go hands-free? This bag comes with an optional gold chain strap.) An added bonus? The absurdly reasonable price. We'll take two!

    PRICE: $110

    AVAILABLE: www.designsbytala.com

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    2010 November 12

    Kick Back

    WHAT: 3.1 Phillip Lim Bande Derby

    WHY: Why should flats be anything less than luxe? These 3.1 Phillip Lim derbies come in a perfect shade of pale emerald green with a brogue-style toe, but our favorite part might just be the heel, capped in black faux-croc. Don't they always say it's the little things in life that bring the most joy?

    PRICE: $425

    AVAILABLE: Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, BergdorfGoodman.com

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    2010 November 11

    Be Jeweled

    Be Jeweled

    WHAT: Dolce & Gabbana Lip Jewels lip palette

    WHY:
    The temperatures are cooling, your Starbucks cups have snowflakes on them, the department store holiday windows are looming. We hate to say it, loves, but the holidays are coming (usually we try to wait until after Thanksgiving to acknowledge this). But if you want to get a head start on your shopping, what better gift could there be than this pretty little lip palette by Dolce & Gabbana? Four festive lip shades, packed in a little jewel of a case...we won't judge if you want to keep one for yourself, too.

    PRICE:
    $60

    AVAILABLE: www.saks.com, late November

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