Archive for December, 2005

Trendscape: Converse Shoes

According to’s Style Notes, it looks like Converse shoes are In this season.

Here are our favorite picks:


Chuck Taylor® All Star® Black Unisex Low
The Classic: Chuck Taylor® All Star® Black Unisex Low | $40 at Converse

Chuck Taylor All Star Navy Unisex Slip Ons

Chuck Taylor® Midnight Navy Unisex Slip Ons | $95 at Converse

Baboo Chocolate/Parchment Mens Low

Baboo Chocolate/Parchment Mens Low | $55 at Converse

One Star® Mid Black/Charcoal Mens Mid

One Star® Mid Black/Charcoal Mens Mid | $60 at Converse

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For the Roommate | Golden Girls Second Season on DVD

The Golden Girls: The Complete Second Season DVD

You spend so much time with your roommate, hanging out, watching TV, you definitely know their favorite shows and because you live with them, you can definitely find out which DVDs they do and do not own, so you can easily fill in the season or seasons they are missing.

$37.99 at Amazon.

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For the Fashionista Friend | Mella Platform Flip Flops

Mella Flip Flops

Mella dresses up flip flops. No longer the shoe for lazy days, Mella wraps the flip flop in comfortable fabrics from terry cloth to velvet and even comes in a platform heeled version for the vertically challenged. It’s no wonder these things are flying off the shelves at Fred Segal and Kitson!

  $42 at Mella USA.

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For Your Co-Worker | Chocolate-Covered Drunken Figs

Cocoa Vino Figs

It’s always hard to find something that everyone in the office will appreciate, but you really can’t go wrong with this gourmet combo of organic figs, organic dark chocolate and vintage port all in one bite.  Mmm…Scrumptious!

$13 (for four) at Cocoa Vino.

2 comments December 19th, 2005

For the Aunt & Uncle | Udon Noodle Bowl

Udon Noodle Bowl

I think this makes the perfect gift because it’s an item someone might not purchase but would love to receive. Not only is it ergonomic — it’s designed to be held with only one hand and can hold a pair of chopsticks — but its sleek design makes for great conversation.

$30 at Flavour Design.


1 comment December 19th, 2005

Trendscape: Modern Mod

The 1960s are back in full swing, and mod-inspired pieces are looking surprisingly fresh.  For a modern take on youthful 60s fashion, try an oversized pair of sunglasses, streamlined sheaths, and colorful circles!


Fred Flare Jackie O Sunglasses

Jackie O Sunglasses | $8 at Fred Flare


Helen Wang Mod-Inspired Sheath

Helen Wang Mod-Inspired Sheath | $64.99 at Bluefly


Fighting Eel Tunic

Fighting Eel Tunic | $150 at Active Endeavors


Wendy Mink Ring Necklace

Wendy Mink Necklace | $123 at Active Endeavors

1 comment December 19th, 2005

For Long-Distance Girlfriends | Cargo GlossyGreetings Cards

Cargo Glossy Greeting Cards

Of course, for every person you connect with for the holidays, there’ll be one you’re missing far from home. Send your faraway girlfriends your best with one of these cards, and they’ll think it’s cute as a button that enclosed is a bubble of Cargo’s signature lipgloss.

$20 for 10 cards at Sephora.

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For the Man who has Everything | Annelli Collection Guild Cufflinks

Money Changers Guild Cuff Links

What does one get the man who has Everything?  Something extravagant, and something unique, to be sure.  But where do you go?  One of our readers, Julia, turned our attention to the Annelli Collection. 

We love their custom made cufflinks, especially their Money Changers Guild Cufflinks (shown at left).  This particular piece is shown in sterling silver and custom colored blue enamel.  Each piece is individually handcrafted in Italy the original artisanal way with wax molds.  Orders generally take 6-8 weeks, but they’re carrying limited stock on hand for the holiday season.

$400 at Annelli Collection.

3 comments December 16th, 2005

For your techy friend | Maloo Laptop Case

Maloo Laptop Case

One part functional, and one part cutting edge chic, these laptop cases are the coolest we’ve seen yet.  

Maloo’s laptop cases are made of 100% wool felt (not the standard neoprene…or worse, nylon) and are multifunctional.  Not only do they serve as laptop cases with their velcro straps, but they also serve as heat-absorbing mats on which to place your laptop while in use.  And you can leave your mousepad at home, because they also double as a chic mousepad.

If you like what you see, snap it up fast–they’re for sale for the next Two Days Only at Charles and Marie.  After that, check out Red Maloo’s site for these cases. 

Thanks, Marcus, for bringing our attention to these laptop cases!

$75 at Charles and Marie

Add comment December 16th, 2005

Friday Fashion Hotlist | 12.16.05

Issue XX of the Friday Fashion Hotlist: a weekly compilation of the
cutest and coolest stuff Style Intelligence Report saw out there this

This week, we present to you a gorgeous fishtailed women’s tweed coat and a sporty-chic pair of men’s sneakers!

For women…

Ya Ya khaki wool tweed fishtail long coat

Ya Ya Fishtail Long Coat | $394 at Bluefly

The graceful fishtail hem is just gorgeous!

And for men…

Kenneth Cole Reaction Shoes
Kenneth Cole Reaction Shoes | $39.97 at Amazon

We’re very into the yellow + grey color combo.  Yum!

1 comment December 16th, 2005

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