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August 31 2014

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3 posts tagged "Editors’ Holiday Picks"

’Tis the Season…

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Holiday Shopping

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be giving (and, of course, requesting) this holiday season. If you need some inspiration, take a peek at our holiday shopping guide, which is packed with goodies for everyone from your rocker pals to sporty snow bunnies to uptown gals (and don’t miss our corresponding grungy tale of holiday thievery). Need a few more suggestions? Over the last few days, we’ve been divulging what our editors are planning to gift, and hoping to get. Have a look at our final picks, below. To see all of our editors’ picks, click here.

Tim Blanks

TIM BLANKS, EDITOR AT LARGE
To Get: The most subversive album of all time in a “super deluxe” forty-fifth anniversary box set? That’s so perverse that all I can say is gimme!

To Give: Give as you would get—someone will be unwrapping this camo-is-classic antidote to wrist-y flash by Nixon.

Amber Kallor

AMBER KALLOR, BEAUTY EDITOR
To Get: I was bugging out over this Fendi Peekaboo tote. Opening your bag to reveal yellow crocodile monster eyes against a black python backdrop makes pulling out your wallet that much more exciting.

To Give: For my co-worker and fellow cat lover, photo editor Nicola Kast, I’ll be purchasing this Karl Lagerfeld Choupette key fob. I initially spotted it at Colette during the Spring collections and knew it had her name written all over it.

Brittany Adams

BRITTANY ADAMS, ASSOCIATE FASHION EDITOR
To Get: It’s been a few years since I took running seriously, and I’ve had my eye on a pair of Nike featherweight Flyknits since I witnessed dozens of models wearing them between castings before the Spring shows. Regardless of whether the kicks inspire me to relive my track star glory days, they’ll look fly with jeans.

To Give: Clearly, I’m feeling a Nike moment. After undergoing a major back surgery this summer, my go-getter of a mother is finally returning to fighting form, and I love the idea of her being able to track her fitness progress with Nike’s sleek rose gold-detailed FuelBand, which picks up on and encourages both low-intensity exercise like walking and full-on workouts.

Erinn Hermsen

ERINN HERMSEN, ASSISTANT MANAGING EDITOR
To Get: Black booties are a staple for my winter wardrobe, and I seem to “need” a new pair every season. This year, I’m eyeing these Saint Laurent beauties that will go with almost everything in my closet.

To Give: My favorite gifts to give come with a personalized touch, and I love these monogrammed wine glasses for my best girlfriends. They’re the perfect addition to our frequent wine nights.

Photos: Mesdemoiselles (illustration); Courtesy Photos

’Tis the Season…

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Gift image

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be giving (and, of course, requesting) this holiday season. If you need some inspiration, take a peek at our holiday shopping guide, which is packed with goodies for everyone from your rocker pals to sporty snow bunnies to uptown gals (and don’t miss our corresponding grungy tale of holiday thievery). Need a few more suggestions? Over the next few days, we’ll be divulging what our editors are planning to gift, and hoping to get. Have a look at our latest picks, below. To see all of our editors’ picks, click here.

Matthew Schneier

MATTHEW SCHNEIER, DEPUTY EDITOR
To Get: Silver gets more media mentions—”Silver Bells,” etc.—but for me, gold is the color of the holiday season. The entire office has joined as one to make fun of me for loving these tinsel-covered Jeremy Scott for Adidas trainers, but damn it, I do: They’re hilarious, they’re magical, and if anyone else has so completely distilled the joy of the season into a gum-soled sneaker, I haven’t seen it. Practicality has no place at Christmas, anyhow.

To Give: My colleague Maya Singer may disagree, but to stay on the gilded theme, I’m giving Donna Tartt’s massive new novel, The Goldfinch. It’s a book I have awaited for years—at least since 2005, when she released her last one—and then devoured, on delivery, in what can only be described as a single gulp. It’s long, but Tartt is such an incredibly propulsive writer that I barely looked up from the page until I had finished it. What’s more, the story revolves around a young boy, Theo Decker, and the semi-accidental theft of a seventeenth-century masterpiece of Dutch painting, Carel Fabritius’ The Goldfinch—which, as luck would have it, is making a rare appearance at The Frick Collection in New York through January 19. Read the book, go see the bird. Celebrity sightings have rarely been so easy, or so elevating.

Maya Singer

MAYA SINGER, SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR
To Get: You can never have too many books, right? Tell that to my reading list, which is overlong as it is. Anybody who gives me a copy of The Goldfinch for Christmas is getting a punch in the face; my brain is full. Hot tip: Find me a copy of Juergen Teller’s Go-Sees instead. Or, if that’s too dear, I guess Teller’s new book, Woo! will more than do.

To Give: J.M. Generals is the newly launched brand from Jeffrey Monteiro, the former creative director at Bill Blass (and, I’ll happily admit, a dear friend). Many of his products are derived from cashmere goats raised upstate—there’s a gorgeous (and pricey) cashmere blanket I’m dying to own, and then there are Jeffrey’s scented or unscented goat’s milk soaps, which I’m going to be gifting everyone with this year.

Kristin Anderson

KRISTIN ANDERSON, ASSISTANT EDITOR, SPECIAL PROJECTS
To Get: Aesa makes some of my favorite jewelry, and I’ve been quietly eyeing this chic hairpin for months. A piece for those of us who don’t have time to trawl the souks but still want to look like we do.

To Give: As an avid Beaton fan, I have a hard time imagining how anyone could not want to find a titanic, canary-yellow volume of James Danziger’s Cecil Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook under her tree.

Emily

EMILY FARRA, EDITORIAL COORDINATOR
To Get: These sparkly Erica Weiner studs are at the top of my wish list.

To Give: Metallic gold, python, and a d’Orsay heel— these Loeffler Randall sandals may just be the perfect gift for my stylish twin sister.

Photos: Mesdemoiselles (illustration); Courtesy Photos

’Tis the Season…

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Gift Guide

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll be giving (and, of course, requesting) this holiday season. If you need some inspiration, take a peek at our holiday shopping guide, which is packed with goodies for everyone from your rocker pals to sporty snow bunnies to uptown gals (and don’t miss our corresponding grungy tale of holiday thievery). Need a few more suggestions? Over the next few days, we’ll be divulging what our editors are planning to gift, and hoping to get. Have a look at our first picks, below.

Nicole Phelps

NICOLE PHELPS, EXECUTIVE EDITOR
To Get: I’d love a one-month unlimited class package to Physique 57. With a 5-year-old at home, making time to work out is the biggest luxury there is.

To Give: I received a pair of Hatch‘s navy cashmere joggers as a gift about a year ago. They instantly became my at-home uniform; I wore them just about every night last winter. I know my mom and sister will be thrilled to receive pairs of their own. Hatch founder Ariane Goldman has opened a temporary shop at 25 Howard Street here in New York through Thanksgiving weekend, so it’ll be easy for me to go snap them up.

Katharine K. Zarrella

KATHARINE K. ZARRELLA, ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR
To Get: All I really want for Christmas is a ticket to London so I can go and explore the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! exhibition at Somerset House. But seeing as it’s highly unlikely that I’ll be hopping the pond in the near future, I’d be equally pleased to receive this pair of Fendi booties. I wear my Fall ’10 Yves Saint Laurent mohawk pumps pretty aggressively, so it would be nice to have another footwear option that’s similarly coiffed.

To Give: I think everyone should own a vintage silk kimono. Every single person. They’re incredibly comfortable and wildly glamorous for lounging around the apartment. A few of my friends have been pining after my latest acquisition—a black, red, and gold embroidered kimono that was once owned by the 1934 Miss Japan—so I will be gifting them equally spectacular robes. My favorite kimono scavenging spots are obscure antique shops on the Upper West Side and Joe Sundlie’s vintage store in Chelsea. But this forties number from 1stdibs.com would do nicely.

Rachel Walgrove

RACHEL WALGROVE, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
To Get: I’ve been eyeing LPD’s sportswear for a while. I love how it pairs team spirit with the cultlike following found in fashion. This Team Ghesquière tee is definitely on my list.

To Give: Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows that my family is obsessed with dachshunds—though I like to blame this mostly on my sister. These Jonathan Adler bookends would be the perfect complement to her impressive book collection.

Erica Blumenthal

ERICA BLUMENTHAL, CONTRIBUTING MARKET EDITOR
To Get: I don’t think you need a reason for why I want these python Gianvito Rossi pumps.

To Give: I plan to buy several copies of Morrissey’s Autobiography as soon as it hits U.S. stores on December 3. Most of my friends are dying to read it, so why not give them what they want?

Photos: Mesdemoiselles (illustration); Courtesy Photos