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“A HUGE BLOG of: Gift Ideas – My Favorite Things – And Other News
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! James and I had a wonderful night eating turkey and stuffing and green beans and mashed potatoes and crescent rolls and cookies and pie and homemade ice cream with our family until we were ready to burst.
With Thanksgiving over, it’s time to start shopping for the holidays. How does this time of year always manage to creep up on me?! In celebration of today being the biggest shopping day of the year, I thought I’d make a list of some of my favorite things. I can’t guarantee that these items will be available by Christmas but you might find a good gift in here somewhere. I’m always looking for good gift ideas…especially for my husband who is so hard to buy for…and I find gift idea lists helpful. (I’ve already bought 2 things I read about in Newsweek.) … I just discovered a new jeweler named Alex Woo. When I was in New York, I borrowed her diamond peace dove necklace and wore it on the Letterman show. I fell in love with it. I got a gold one for myself and I wear it nearly every day. All of her jewelry is fantastic. It’s pricey, but if you want to splurge on your lady you might want to check it out. The gold dove costs $398. They have a sterling silver one for $129. I should also mention that the chain it comes with is awesome and the piece itself is heavy… meaning that it feels substantial even though it is tiny. There are other less expensive items on the website as well. She also does an entire line of numbers…Eva Longoria wears a diamond “9″ pendant because it is the number on her boyfriend’s basketball jersey.”
By SERENA FRENCH Post Fashion Editor
IT’S a golden moment in jewelry. In happy news, bling (sequins and beading and rhinestones, oh my) has moved off clothing, replaced by classic accessories that carry both investment and sentimental value. Precious is in style – gold, as opposed to silver – both with stones, or shining on its own. No adornment is left out in the cold. Rings and bracelets have gotten bigger – a cocktail ring as big as your first joint and cuffs or bangles up the arm are de rigueur – while necklaces have become smaller, but are now worn in multiples. An earring with a drop, be it chandelier or a duster, is still hanging on as a trend, and even hair is getting dressed up with its very own jewelry box. Shine on.
In the main photo, she’s wearing: Alex Woo’s Narissa 14K gold vermeil cuff, $548, at alexwoo.com
Jenna Fischer, who plays Pam Beesly from the Emmy award-winning series was wearing the Little Faith Peace Dove on the Late Show with David Letterman. In the interview, the charming actress tells some hilarious stories including her thoughts on fish eating versus bait killing, describing one of her earliest film creations, “Barbie Party Massacre,” and how her TV success now brings her closer and faster to tapioca pudding.
Paris Hilton has it all – money, fame, men, cars and more clothes than she can wear. But there’s one thing missing from the heiress’ life – a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
At an event on Oct. 30 honoring veteran TV Producer and LA Lakers owner Jerry Buss with a star on the Walk of Fame, Paris was heard lamenting about her lack of recognition, an eyewitness tells LifeandStylemag.com
“I don’t even know half these people,” she said, according to the eyewitness. “And like most of them are dead. I should totally have a star. I deserve one. I’m one of the most famous people on earth!”
Jewelry junkie: Paris Hilton picking up three Little Number One necklaces by Alex Woo – a diamond, gold, and silver version – at Henri Bendel in NYC and exclaiming to the sales girl, “That’s hot,” before paying.
Jersey Girls. It flows. It drapes. It makes the least of your bulges and the most of your curves. Ten women discover that the sexiest fabric around is also the most practical (pull it on and you’re dressed; roll it up and you’re packed). Plus: Why the right lingerie is key.
The Pencil Dress: Callie Stydahar, cohost of Full Frontal Fashion, 24
Skinny-looking but not tight, this elongating dress (Costello Tagliapietra, $1,350) has a sexy tied back and flattering raised waist. “It’s comfortable and modern,” Callie says. “And the pockets are placed perfectly , so they don’t accentuate my hips.” Here she is wearing Alex Woo’s Narissa cuff and Jimmy Choo shoes
By Gail Gruber Siegel
Some of us have always worn diamonds during the day; and we’re not about to stop — even if we’re wearing them with hoodies and yoga pants. “Jewelry is to be enjoyed, and not locked away,” says designer Temple St. Clair, 46, who wears her own diamond necklace with tees and jeans. “I’ve seen a huge increase in the number of women buying jewelry for themselves, and they tell me they like the bigger, bolder pieces. Well our forties and fifties are a very confident time. We want what we want.” Amen to that.
In this jewelry feature called “Diamonds Du Jour” Alex Woo’s Sienna cuff is featured alongside other designer pieces featuring diamonds.
In this month’s Shape, actress Alicia Silverstone discusses a diet that has changed her body and is photographed wearing Alex Woo’s Skylar necklace (a gemstone version of the Skylar Lariat).
Outside of the movies she has made since starring in the hit 1995 comedy “Clueless,” she says her biggest change came eight years ago when she became a vegan. “It transformed my life,” says Alicia now 30. “My hair, my skin, my body – everything improved. Plus, I have more energy.”
In this month’s “Hollywood” issue of Elle magazine, Paula Patton, is recognized as one of the Hollywood It Girls – Sexy, Intelligent, and Worldly. Age 30, she hails from Los Angeles and you’ve seen her in a small, but memorable role opposite Will Smith. This fall she will be in a film playing Denzel Washington’s love interest in the upcoming film Deja Vu. She says working with him “was like going to actor grad school, like watching someone run down the rabbit hole and become someone else. You are free-falling to keep up with him.”
In the photo, by the exceptionally talented photographer Gilles Bensimon, she is wearing an embroidered silk camisole top by Stella McCartney and Alex Woo’s gold Sienna bangles with diamonds. Patton self admittingly reveals she is not a member of the dressed-down L.A. tribe. “I like to be a bit sophisticated.”