E HERE at Lucire have culled
only the best of the best at various price ranges to help you in
your quest for the perfect gift. Of course, we don't have the space
to list all the wonderful pieces we found but here's hoping that
the following will make someone in your family very happy come Christmas
Fresh Inc. has also released the launch of three new Fresh
Memoirs of a Geisha Gift Sets (1). The Memoirs of a Geisha
Cherry Blossom Festival Gift Set ($38) comes in the signature Cherry
Tree graphic and includes the 15 ml Eau de Parfum, the 100 ml Bath
with Sake and the 30 ml Flower Petal Face Mask.
The Memoirs of a Geisha Dance of a Geisha
Gift Set ($48) includes the parfum, the Bath with sake and the Rice
Face Wash; and the Memoirs of a Geisha Kyoto Empress Gift Set ($125),
the 75 ml Eau de Parfum spray, the 100 ml Bath with Sake, the 50
ml Flower Petal Face Mask and the 30 g Rice Face Wash. All these
gift sets are available at Fresh Stores, online at www.fresh.com,
Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sephora.
Philippe Starck has joined together with Fossil to
create the Philippe Starck with Fossil Watch Collection ($95$125,
2). This collection features sleek, modern timepieces true
to Philippe Starck's simplistic design philosophies, with each featuring
a digital 24 hour display with two alarms, a chronograph stop watch,
light up function and countdown clock. Variations in Philippe Starck
men's designs include the original stainless steel bands as well
as the signature Philippe Starck Hard Starck, made of rubber. Available
at the Fossil stores nationwide.
Tourneau is the world's largest watch
store with branches in New York City, Palm Beach, the Bahamas, Boston,
Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta; and a strong
presence at www.tourneau.com.
Each store sells over 100 well known brands in more than 8,000 unique
styles, including Tourneau's own line of fine Swiss-made timepieces.
The Limited Edition Classic Certified Chronometer ($5,950, 3)
from the Horlogerie Collection has automatic movement, a screw-down
crown, and a sapphire crystal display case back, all in a 18 ct
rose gold case on Louisiana alligator strap with 18 ct rose gold
buckle. It is also available in 18 ct white gold ($5,950) and with
an 18 ct rose or white gold bracelet ($9,950).
The Limited Edition Sportgraph Rattrapante
($3,995) has a split time chronograph, 25- jewel automatic movement,
and other features all in a stainless steel case on an alligator
"deployment" strap. The ladies' Medici ($8,950, 4)
from the Couture Collection is a beautiful 18 ct white gold case
and bracelet with diamond bezel and lugs features. The Ladies'
Diva Watch ($62,500, 5) from the Diva Collection is a solid
101 g platinum diamond case and bracelet timepiece set with 12·9
ct GVS Hearts on Fire Diamonds, a
diamond cushion-shaped bezel, mother-of-pearl dial, gold applied
roman markers and dauphine hands. It is truly the gift that will
knock her over with its beauty.
The Men's Diver Watch ($795) from the Safari
Sport Collection features a Split Time Chronograph with big date,
a stainless steel case with curved case back on water resistant
strap, an oversized date window, battery-operated quartz movement
and black dial with super lumi markers. It's strong enough for a
man but would look equally as fine on a woman. All these gorgeous
timepieces are available at Tourneau Stores and online at www.tourneau.com.
Ralph Lauren children's wear line is equally as noteworthy
as his grown-up evening gowns, outerwear apparel and menswear apparel.
What's more adorable than his shearling (poncho) cape ($695), the
100 per cent cashmere booties and hat set ($80), the darling Coleridge
coat (red coat for girls, $295, 6), and the hand-knit shawl
pullover boys sweater ($185)? Pamper your kids this season
with clothes they will actually want to wear. Available at Ralph
Lauren stores, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Bloomingdale's.
Bring out your inner princess with the Sugar
Princess Kit ($25) from Jaqua Beauty. This luxuriously sweet
bath and beauty kit turns an ordinary bath and beauty experience
into an extraordinary one, with a kit that includes the Perfectly
Pretty Princess Sugar Sweet Suds 3-in-1, the Cinnamon-Sugar Soothing
Shimmer, the Sugar Plum Purifying Face Mask, and one Princess Tiara.
Available at Sephora and www.sephora.com.
Aimée Ng-Gotlib has taken the essence
of feng shui and applied it to a line of new and hip baby and toddlers
clothing, Baby Isis (7). From the Aquamarine Baby
Cords (for inspiration and self-expression), to the line's Baby
Moo patterned after the ox (for stability), Baby Isis clothing line
incorporates this ancient, magical philosophy, with the pieces tailored
to bring spirituality and a positive force to your children and
family. Ms Ng-Gotlib, founder and owner of Baby Isis, personally
and meticulously hand picks the fabrics, colours and all the styles;
and purposely omitted matching bottoms as sets to avoid the "pyjama"
look. Manufactured in the USA, prices
range from $35 to $48, and fit children from three months through
to four years old. To order (and for further information), please
Handbags and leathergoods
The new must-have handbag from Céline for the upcoming
season is the Trunkette, a bag that gives you meaning to the notion
of the classic valise. Hand-crafted in luxurious crocodile and Celine's
legendary know-how, the Trunkette has buckled tabs at all four corners,
a handle and buckles in crocodile-style leather and an identity
plaque that can be engraved to your specifications. The mini version
is worn at the end of a jewelled chain in gilt brass with grey inserted
Tahiti style pearls and comes in white, coral, cinnamon and chestnut-brown.
Available at Céline Boutiques.
The Frye Company, the oldest continuously
operated shoe company in the United States, was founded in 1863
by John A. Frye, a well-to-do shoemaker from England. Frye boots
were worn by soldiers for both sides of America's Civil War, soldiers
in the Spanish-American War, and for Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough
Frye's current Harness Boots are
rooted in tradition and continue to draw influence by tapping into
the current trend for cowboy boots and peasant skirts in our modern
metropolitan areas. The Belted Harness 12R Boot for men ($199·99)
a neoprene oil resistant sole, a two-inch heel and a cushioned Poron
sole; and is one of the company's bestsellers, especially in black.
The Harness Hobo Bag ($400) from the
new Frye Handbag Collection is made from classic Frye leather, with
Frye Signature fabric lining, two interior pockets, and antique
brass hardware on brown leather bag and nickel hardware on black
leather bag. Available at Nordstrom.
FouFou Dog introduces its hottest
new product for the holiday season, the Winter Wonderland Dog Carriers
($295 each) in four hot shearling colours, guaranteed to keep
your pooch warm for those long winter walks. Winter Wonderland Carriers
are made of 100 per cent genuine leather with fur trimmings and
the interior is lined with cozy shearling material, which is comfortable,
lightweight, warm and extremely functional. The Winter Wonderland
Collection and other charming designer doggie wear and products
are available for a limited time at www.foufoudog.com.
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