Mary Kantrantzou is known for her exquisite and inventive prints—this past season, focusing on various aspects of shoes. But if swathing yourself in the designer’s creations proves to be out of your price range, her latest collaboration with beauty brand Rodial can at the very least light up your living room (or that of a haute hostess) this holiday season. The limited-edition candle inspired by Kantrantzou’s Spring 2012 nature vs. nurture-themed collection is laced with notes of orange, lemon, pineapple, and orange blossom. In other words, it smells more like an island holiday than the sea of spruce-scented options that line the shelves this time of year. And the glass jar, wrapped in the same festive pattern as her gowns splashed with—as Style.com’s Tim Blanks described, “…scales, feathers, flowers blown up to an unrecognizable degree,”—can also be used to hold an arsenal of makeup brushes once the wax has burned through to the bottom. Any recipient lucky enough to get this under the tree is certain to have a very Mary Christmas indeed.
$63.52, asos.com.—Amber Kallor
Photos: Courtesy of Rodial; Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com