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Covet: Gianfranco Ferre Wallet and Belt Set

Gianfranco Ferre Black Signature Leather Billfold Wallet and Belt Set

Men covet, too. I know a man who wants this for Christmas. Will he get it?

Gianfranco Ferre Black Signature Leather Billfold Wallet and Belt Set

Chic, elegant and practical, this beautifully crafted matching belt and wallet set will express your personal style with modern fashion. Signature box included, Made in Italy.

$128 at Forzieri.com

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Hat, Scarf & Glove Sets

Even in southern California, the weather outside is frightful. It’s been windy and rainy and I’m cold.

Here are some toasty accessories to keep you warm in the winter months. They make great gifts for all of you last minute shoppers. You can never have too many scarf and glove options.

Cashmere Scarf Set at Macy’s

Charter Club Cashmere Cabled Hat, Scarf & Glove

Available in black, dusty pink, platinum, ivory, scarlet, sea blue and wheat.

On sale at Macy’s. Hat on sale for $28.80, cuff glove on sale for 24.00, scarf on sale for 45.00.

Accordian Knit Scarf Set at Macy’s

Alfani Accordian Hat, Scarf & Glove

Available in black, dahlia (lilac), flannel heather, ivory, plum rose and sienna blue.

On sale at Macy’s. Gloves on sale for 21.00, hat on sale for 21.00, scarf on sale for 30.00.

Microfleece Scarf Set at J.C. Penney

Microfleece 3-Piece Set

Available in a variety of prints and colors. This is a great bargain and the polyester fleece is machine washable.

Set on sale at J.C. Penney for $6.99. Penney has interesting combinations. Here’s another view.

Microfleece Scarf Set at J.C. Penney

Another great bargain from J.C. Penney:

Soft Knit Scarf Set at J.C. Penney

Soft Knit 3-Piece Set

Available in cabarenet red, chocolate, ivory, ivory stripe, missioni, red/black argyle.

Set on sale at J.C. Penney for 14.99. Here’s a look a the other color options.

Scarf colors at J.C. Penney

Keep stylishly warm.

Beauty All Day and All Night

Pop Beauty Day to Play Wallet

Did you ever think you’d find more eye shadow than you’d ever need?

Meet 24 shades of loveliness.

Pop Beauty Day to Play Wallet – $42 at Sephora

What it is:
A makeup artist-inspired palette of 24 eyeshadow shades.

What it does:
This collection of dreamy eye colors takes you from daytime to playtime. Apply a light swash of color for day, then layer color with darker shades for a nighttime of debauchery.

What else you need to know:
The limited-edition palette includes a professional duo brush for convenient application. All 24 shades are triple milled for foolproof blending.

Just look at all those delicious colors. One side is subtle for a pretty day face. The other side is intense for dramatic evenings.

Covet: Celine Sequin Pump

Celine Purple Sequin Pump

Who needs purple sequin pumps? Raise your hand.

OMG, these are so cute. Both of my hands and feet are in the air.

Sequined pump with rounded toe and 3.5″ contrast stacked heel. Leather lining and sole.

You can also get them in gold or black but purple is too cute to pass up. $175 at shopbop.com.

French Country Holiday Gifts From Pierre Deux

Looking for unique gift ideas? Here are some beautiful French country ideas from Pierre Deux.

Pierre Deux Boutis Red Stocking
Boutis Red Stocking – $39
Pierre Deux is known for their luxurious Provencal textiles. This quilted stocking will look great hanging from your mantle and is sturdy enough to hold lots of trinkets.

Pierre Deux Boutis Red Tree Skirt
Get the matching tree skirt for $189

Le Cordon Bleu Wine And Food Menu
Le Cordon Bleu Wine And Food Menu – $48
What a great gift for your favorite wine lover. Dial up what you want to eat and this handy pewter menu will suggest appropriate wines.

Pierre Deux Le Cordon Bleu Wine And Food Menu
French Country Diary 2008 – At $17.95 it’s a steal.
This is a great idea for a writer or someone who works in an office. A weekly diary for 2008 with lovely photographs of Provence.

Pierre Deux Paris Bag Yanoan Red
Paris Bag Yanoan Red – $89
Sturdy Parisian bags are great for shopping, travel, or to use as an every day purse. More patterns are available.

Pierre Deux The Anniversary Tote
The Anniversary Tote, Delices des Quatre Saisons Blue – $40
This beautiful toile tote bag celebrates the 40th Annivesary of Pierre Deux. Proceeds go to Save the Children.

Explore more gifts for her.

And more gifts for him.

Agatha Holiday Jewelry Collection 2007

Agatha 2007 Holiday Collection

On vacation in Paris years ago, I discovered Agatha jewelry while waiting in line at the Louvre. There is a mall underneath all of that art. The inexpensive glamorous jewelry caught my eye. I brought gifts back for everybody.

At the time, I was living in New York and was very excited when an Agatha boutique opened in Rockefeller Plaza.

After moving to Los Angeles, I found an Agatha shop in Beverly Hills that has since closed its doors. But we can still get Agatha goodies online.

Agatha 2007 Holiday Collection

Here is the Agatha holiday collection for 2007.

Whether you are shopping for holiday gifts or looking to adorn yourself for holiday parties, Agatha may be your one-stop shop.

Agatha 2007 Holiday Collection

What Is Your Favorite Christmas Music?

It’s time to start listening to our holiday favorites. Here are some of the best:

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Vince Guaraldi Trio

Simply the best Christmas music ever. It brings back fond memories of childhood and has a cool jazzy vibe.

A Partridge Family Christmas Card

A Partridge Family Christmas Card

OK, I know what you’re thinking: Who wants to listen to this goober Christmas music? But give this one a chance. This is a really good albumn. The slow, sad Frosty the Snowman is killer. And after all these years, I still have a crush on Keith Patridge.

Christmas With the Rat Pack

Christmas With the Rat Pack

Mix the martinis and chill with the coolest Christmas cats ever. Dig it, babe.

Simply the Best Christmas Album

Simply the Best Christmas Album

I haven’t bought this one yet. This will be my new music this year. I like to listen to classical Christmas music while I wrap my gifts. Try some of the samples. This one sounds really nice.

What is your favorite Christmas music?

Chanel Holiday Beauty for 2007

Chanel Holiday Beauty for 2007

If you’re wondering what to get me for Christmas, here’s Chanel’s makeup collection for the 2007 holiday season.

The hallmarks of CHANEL holiday beauty: quietly shimmering silvers, warm bronzes and delicate twinkling pinks to create a refined richness, a subtle polished glow.

Chanel 4 Camelias De Chanel Levre-Lips
4 Camelias De Chanel Levre-Lips
A limited-edition lip pallette with four tres French shades: rose, sheer rose, white and plum.

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour
Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour
Beautiful satin lip color in 7 new shades: Dazzling (true red), Flash Quartz (beige rose), Pink Saphir (tender rose), Violent Diamond (amethyst pink), Rubis Siam (ruby red), Absolu Topaze (sheer peach), and Garnet Fire (red brown).

Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer
Levres Scintillantes Glossimer
Two shimmering shades of gloss: Iris (peachy pink) and Hibiscus (shimmering plum)

Chanel Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour
Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour
Shiny, intense color in two pretty hues: Violet Sapphire (soft plum) and Amber (warm nude)

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow
Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow
Two limited-edition eye pallettes in Radiant Gems (cool tones) and Winter Nights (warm tones)

Chanel Irreelle Blush Silky Cheek Colour
Irreelle Blush Silky Cheek Colour
Chanel cheeks are always youthful and pretty. Try Neroli Rose, a silky light pink.

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre Loose Powder
Poudre Universelle Libre Loose Powder
Dust away flaws with this fine translucent loose face powder in Merveille, a light gold.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour
Le Vernis Nail Colour
Two long-wearing nail colors in Dazzling (true red that matches the lip color) and Delice (soft sparkling pink)

Here’s hoping you find something lovely under your tree.

Beauty Stocking Stuffers


Here are some tiny-sized luxury treats to give as sets or divide into individual stocking stuffers.

Bourjois Kisses From Paris Set

Bourjois Kisses From Paris Set – $18

A set of 4 mini lip glosses and a keychain so you can clip them to your cell phone or house keys.

Set comes with 4 colors: Beige Elastic 1 (nude beige), Brun Galactic 2 (beige shimmer), Rose Idyllic 3 (frosty pink), and Rose Symphonic 20 (pink pearl with glitter).

Prada Coffret

Prada Coffret – $50

A set of four mini Prada fragrances. Set includes three scents for women and one for men.

Women: Intense Eau de Parfume, Prada Eau de Parfum, and Tendre Eau de Parfum

Men: Prada Pour Homme Eau de Toilette

Little Luxuries Coffret Set

Little Luxuries Coffret Set – $45

There is also a mini Dior fragrance set, which includes 4 feminine scents:
Miss Dior Cherie, J’adore, Pure Poison, and Dior Addict.

Sephora Nail Polish

Sephora Nail Polish – $4 each

Sixty (yes, 60!) glossy shades in a range of classic to funky colors.

Grace Magazine favorites include 07 (red with gold shimmer), 10 (iridescent deep red), 12 (black), 18 (iridescent pink-gold), 37 (rose with silver shimmer), and 58 (clear fuchsia).

My advice is buy yourself everything. Tee hee.

All products available at Sephora.com

Forzieri – Italian Luxury Goods

When holiday shopping for friends who appreciate quality goods, try Forzieri.com, the Italian luxury-goods seller.

Here are some fine examples of merchandise worthy of wearing to holiday parties:

Stunning Shoes:

Forzieri - Shoes

Forzieri Cream Cap-Toe Italian Leather Chain Pump Shoes, $335.00
Forzieri Black Suede Pump Shoes, $298.00

Silver Accessories:

Forzieri - Silver Accessories

Loriblu Metallic Silver Evening Clutch w/ Chain Strap, $232.00
Forzieri Four-Row Swarovski Crystal Silvertone Elastic Bracelet, $149.00
Julia Cocco Silver Metal Mesh Ring Handle Beaded Evening Bag, $248.00

Gold Accessories:

Forzieri - Gold Accessories

Ileana Creations Green & Gold Swarovski Crystal Drop Necklace, $290.00
Ileana Creations Retro Swarovski Crystal Gold Plated Fashion Ring, $75.00

All items are made in Italy, but Forzieri ships to America and accepts U.S. dollars.