Us Weekly – Holiday Gifts that Give Back

UsWeekly December 2007This Minute You Want to Know About…

The premier magazine that offer’s revealing, insider’s look at all the trends and personalities important to the entertainment industry, Us Weekly is packed with fascinating celebrity news reports that take you way beyond the headlines covering the romances, the scandals and the people behind them.

Tis the season to make a difference! The best presents under the tree will not only wow loved ones, but will also help out worthy causes. Whether you’re going green like Leonardo DiCaprio is or have a heart for orphaned kids like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt do, there’s something just right in Us’s roundup of celeb-endorsed goodies.

Natural Resources Defense CouncilKatharine Heigl adores Alex Woo’s 14-karat yellow-gold and diamond necklace. 10 percent of sales goes to the environmental action group. Featured is Vida Pendant. Other items from the list included Jessica Alba’s Gucci Indy bag for UNICEF, and Jessica Lopez’s Aristabrat onesies for Women in Distress.

Glamour’s Best Loot Ever

Glamour December 2007As one of the most iconic and influential brands in the U.S., each month, Glamour inspires and empowers 12 million modern, stylish readers — that’s over 1 in 10 women who look to the magazine as their guide to life. Whether it’s the latest fashion/beauty trends, or ground-breaking editorial on women’s issues and health, Glamour’s unique combination of style and substance continues to break the mold.

Gracing the flashy cover in a gorgeous turquoise gown, thirty-five year old actress Jennifer Garner has been named ‘Woman of the year’. Having successfully managed her married life, motherhood and career while always being beautiful and stylish, the “Juno” actress was honored with 12 other nominees at Lincoln Center in NYC, which Alex Woo also attended. When asked by Glamour “What’s your vision of a modern, successful, kick-ass woman?” She responded “Someone who unapologetically defines herself, whether to say, “I love my career; that’s going to be my focus” or “I want to be home.” To be willing to grab on to that; to know what you want and do it.

In the Best loot ever feature, for the holidays the editors provided five lucky readers some fabulous stuff that included Alex Woo’s Sienna Square Bangle.

Southwest Airlines Spirit – Heirloom Jewelry

Southwest Airline December 2007Pass-downable pieces that won’t break the bank!

You don’t always get waht you pay for.  If you look in the right places, you get far more, even for jewelry.  These picks will delight your daughter and granddaughter for years to come — without maxing out your credit cards.

Alex Woo Little Letter Necklace – Voluptuous curves give this monogram a modern twist.  The weighty sterling silver and glittery chain make this look much pricier than it actually is.

InStyle – Instant Style!

Instyle December 2007We put the pieces together for you
Edited by Sydne Bolden Long

Talented actress Natalie Portman continues her purple reign on the holiday issue of this month’s InStyle magazine. Inside, she reveals secrets to living green and looking great such as:

On how to live a happy life: “If we can find ways to love life and be joyful without being wasteful or destructive–that’s what’s important.”

On how she chooses what to wear: “I dress in what’s comfortable. The bigger the pants, the softer the shirt, the better. Personal touches are great.”

On being a stylish self-starter: “I can’t make anything, but I’m setting goals on learning how to farm, to cook and to be more self-sufficient.”

In another feature, past decades inspire fall looks in a thoroughly modern way with “Real-time Retro” In one look called seventies sass, a Bowie-esque blouse, in contrast has sex appeal when worn with skinny keans and silvery stilettos along with Alex Woo’s Sienna stick earrings.