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August 27 2014

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11 posts tagged "12 Days of Christmas"

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

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The holidays are all about the grand gesture, right? This is, after all a season when you regularly see a commercial where a woman swoons because she’s just stepped out her front door to take in the improbable sight of a luxury car topped by a huge red bow. (Or at least I’m somewhat sure that’s how it goes.) What would make me literally swoon with delight: a red leather, gilt-edged Cartier box that opens up to reveal a small Tank Americaine watch with a yellow gold case and plain black leather strap. No bow needed, just perhaps some smelling salts at hand.

For more information and stores, visit www.cartier.com.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

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My son Nikolas is three-and-a-half. We changed the words of “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” this year to “you better not pout, you better not whine,” because crying is OK, but whining is not. If he avoids the latter, we’ve told him Santa will bring him this Plantoys play set. It’s the best kind of toy—one that we’ll have just as much fun with as he will.

Plantoys Road & Rail Adventure play set, $151.48, available at amazon.com. Plus, for more great kiddie buys, check out In The Mood For: Children’s Gifts.

Photo: amazon.com

The 12 Days Of Christmas: Day 4

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What do you buy for the California boy who recently moved to New York? A quick survey of my boyfriend’s shoes (you can find them all underneath our bed) and a few of his cute “cold feet” remarks was all I needed to find the answer: boots. When he moved here in May, his West Coast-friendly collection of sneakers—we’re talking Vans, DC, and Converse—was perfectly suited for New York’s spring and summer weather. But now that the temperature has dropped below 50, it’s time for something to keep out the cold. These Diemme Roccia leather boots are equally fashionable and functional (thanks, Mr. Schneier). I’ve already started saving my pennies. And, Taylen, if you’re reading this: I hope you like them.

Diemme Roccia leather boots, $395, available at www.mrporter.com.

The 12 Days Of Christmas: Day 3

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The holiday season is upon us. We’ve already quizzed some of our favorite fashion personalities—from Bruno Frisoni to Miranda Kerr—on what they’d get for one another, and now we’re turning the focus to our own office. Check in every day to see what Style.com’s editors and contributors are going to gift (and hoping to get) for the holidays. Next up: Maya Singer.

I am a murderer of houseplants. Pretty much every green thing that’s come into my apartment alive has met a sad fate, shriveled up on the windowsill, and all but cried to be put out of its misery and dropped at the compost heap. But I swear—on a stack of Olympia Le-Tan embroidered minaudière Bibles!—that the cactus I plant in this Assembly New York terrarium will get its full due of my loving attention. Luckily, being a cactus and all, there’s probably not that much loving attention required.

Assembly New York terrarium, $340, available at AssemblyNewYork.com.

Photo: Assembly New York

The 12 Days Of Christmas: Day 2

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The holiday season is upon us. We’ve already quizzed some of our favorite fashion personalities—from Bruno Frisoni to Miranda Kerr—on what they’d get for one another, and now we’re turning the focus to our own office. Check in every day to see what Style.com’s editors and contributors are going to gift (and hoping to get) for the holidays. Next up: Marina Larroude.

When it comes to jewelry, I’m usually drawn to rings: big cocktail rings in metal or colorful stones, or my latest favorites, pinky rings. But one of the strongest trends for Spring was the statement earring, and when better to get a jump on the look than for the holiday season? Last week I stopped by Deborah Pagani’s studio to see her latest collection and immediately fell in love with these Tina earrings. They’re made of 18K oxidized white gold with blue diamonds and rubies, and the geometric shape frames the face perfectly. I only hope dear Santa is reading this.

Deborah Pagani Tina earrings, price on request, available at Barneys New York, www.barneys.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Deborah Pagani