2009 December 15
WHAT: Arielle de Pinto hand-crochet necklace
WHY: Even if you can't crochet yourself, you still surely can appreciate some good old-fashioned handiwork--especially when it looks this lovely. This necklace is actually hand-crocheted 925 Italian gold vermeil, woven into a perfectly pretty net that will stun against a bare neckline. As for the burnished gold shade? All the better for that delicate, vintage vibe, we say--but if you're looking for something a bit more shiny and new, the look comes in silver or brighter gold as well.
2009 December 14
WHAT: Flutter by Jill Goldin St. Germain Albert earrings
WHY: You love sugar and spice and everything nice, but sometimes all that sweetness can get a bit...saccharine. Want to balance that girliness? Try these triple spike earrings by Flutter by Jill Goldin. A touch of toughness is the perfect antidote to all those holiday dresses, non?
2009 December 11
WHAT: Lanvin Alber printed pencil set
WHY: Because if you're lacking the chunk of change for a gorgeous Lanvin frock, you can get a petit Alber fix with this adorable pencil set. Six printed pencils come in a matching case, all designed by the genius that is Mr. Elbaz. We think these might just make the perfect gift for your fashion-obsessed writer and artist friends--although if you want to keep them for yourself, we won't blame you...
2009 December 10
WHAT: Chloé flat knee-high boots
WHY: It's that time of year when your tall, flat brown boots become your go-to shoe...every day. And while you'll never abandon them, we could all use a little variety in our lives, non? Chloé's take for the season is just as warm, just as comfortable, just as perfect as your old faves, but in a fresh new color and with a sweet little braid decorating the heel. Looks like you've found your substitutes!