Monday, December 29, 2014

Fashion

Wrap yourself or someone special in style, head to toe.

MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer
MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer

Sparkle meets chunky. The New Year's Eve challenge is always how to look stylish in the bitter cold. Here's the solution: a sheer top and chunky scarf combo. Start with this olive, sequined V-neck by Chan Luu ($345) and wrap up with this matching green, chunky knit neck muff by echodesign, $38. (Joan Shepp, 1616 Walnut St., 215-735-2666, www.joanshepp.com)

WWD 100 Years, 100 Designers. Part of being a fashionista is admiring the pretty clothes by totally-out-of-reach designers; it warms you up inside. So if there is a style maven in your life, give her this $65 coffee-table book. The 312-page hardcover pays homage to WWD's century of fashion- industry news and daily style coverage. There are hundreds of illustrations and photographs as well as interviews with the likes of Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, and Ralph Lauren. (Amazon.com)

Marséll booties. Every winter I look for the perfect boots: cute ones good for a snowstorm and a walk through Center City. And every year, I come away thinking UGGs - horrible for snow - are my only comfy option. Until now. These round-toed leather booties with the stylish exposed zipper and leg warmer detail are definitely steep ($1,120). But imagine how wonderful they would look with skirts, jeans, dresses, leggings. ... (Joan Shepp, 1616 Walnut St., 215-735-2666, www.joanshepp.com)

The Original Hanky Panky Thong. Talk about the perfect stocking stuffer. These lacy boy shorts that come in every color under the rainbow are moving into classic territory. They are comfortable, they are colorful, and for just $20 each, they guarantee you'll have a merry Christmas without an embarrassing panty line. (Coeur, 132 S. 17th St., 215-972-0373, www.coeurlingerie.com)

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    M.A.C. Cosmetics Holiday Tartan Collection. Most makeup hounds already have a thing for M.A.C. Everyone else will when they discover M.A.C. has decorated its holiday collection cases - even the makeup itself - with Scottish plaid. Prices range from $17.50 to $34. (Macy's, 1300 Market St., 215-241-9000)

     

    L'Eau Ambrée by Prada. When I took a sniff of this delectable perfume from a colleague, I thought to myself, "Finally, I've found my signature scent." This is one of Prada's popular amber-based perfumes, and the notes include citron, rose de mai, gardenia, patchouli, and vanilla - all of my favorites. A 10ml bottle is $76. (Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St., 215-563-6112 or sephora.com)

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