1. WGACA Holiday Windows Take You To The Moon

    WGACA Holiday Windows Take You To The Moon

    Our holiday campaign Like No Other was the launch point for another great idea – windows that are out of this world. The New York City and Beverly Hills flagship windows got an astronomical update thanks to Visual Merchandiser Jessy Ventura’s lunar idea. While other visual merchandisers were dreaming up winter wonderlands and icy fantasies, Jessy was thinking about all the holiday parties to come.

     “We are not usually doing what everyone else is doing,” she said about What Goes Around Comes Around. “When I thought about something that is like no other, I immediately thought about the moon.”

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    She also thought that the Earth’s lone satellite would be a cool and exclusive place to throw a holiday party. With chicken wire, plaster, cloth and paint, she handcrafted a bespoke celestial scene in only three days. Each store’s windows are unique to the space and includes glorious gowns from Azzaro, John Galliano and Norma Kamali and posh accessories from Hermès and Chanel. The Soho window even depicts the moon’s minimal gravity with a suspended party-goer.

    “It was a really fun process,” Jessy said.

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    Shop holiday dresses at whatgoesaroundnyc.com.

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  2. Art Basel Fashion Diary

    Art Basel Fashion Diary

    A few of our favorite influencers went “baseling” – a trendy term for going to Miami Beach during Art Week. The term is named after the massive headliner Art Basel. The globally renowned art fair encompasses the Miami Beach Convention Center to showcase contemporary art from more than 4,000 artists and 200 art galleries. Art Week is arguably the cultural event of the year in Miami and Art Basel is just one of the 20 fairs and countless galas that support artists, art education and art institutions in the city and beyond. It’s also the perfect excuse for a quick getaway to endlessly sunny South Beach before holiday travel.

    Here is a roundup of what some of our friends wore in Miami.

    Between Shows

    Stephanie Hill @thestylebungalow liked to mix things up. "To create this look, I started by mixing prints. (Both felt super tropical!) Then, I turned a Chanel belt into a necklace and grabbed the most perfect Chanel crossbody. (Apparently, the color white is hard to find.) And voila!" she wrote.

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    At The Main Event

    Jasmine Tosh Stewart @jasmine_tosh wore a vintage Dior dress to Faena Forum and we're wild about it.

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    To The Beach

    Esther Berg @easterandsasha opted for a more is more approach when she added a Chanel belt to a one-shoulder swimsuit. "When your bathing suit isn’t extra enough so your throw a belt on it!" she wrote.

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    All items mentioned above are courtesy of What Goes Around Comes Around.

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  3. FAUX REAL: Fur Is Back On The Runway

    FAUX REAL: Fur Is Back On The Runway

    Blame it on the avant-garde intarsia mink furs Alessandro Michele sent down the Gucci runway lately and the Gucci coats we can’t stop staring at in our winter collection. We are anxiously anticipating The Big Chill or the time when weather drops to freezing and layers are no longer an option but a necessity. Fur coats remind us of old New York, lunching socialites and glamorous nights at Studio 54. Faux or real, these dropping temperatures are signaling us to bundle up.

    This season, Miu Miu sent full faux fur looks down the runway as well as added patchwork fox collars to their wool and down coats. Fox is a very resilient fur. it can be dyed in a kaleidoscope of colors that make their lustrous guard hairs and underfur even more vibrant without compromising the condition of the pelt. Our favorite looks from the runway are the patterned fox coats meticulous designed with stripes, chevrons and prints. Truly, if there is a such thing as “fun fur” it’s fox. For the holiday, you can customize a vintage denim jacket with removable fur collars and cuffs made of natural or dyed fox (our favorite), raccoon, coyote or nutria.

    Shearling is having a moment. The close-cropped skins are resurging in jacket linings and collars that are more chic than the sherpa-lined jackets of yore. Long curly Mongolian lamb is dyed and embellished for full-bodied opulent coats with just as much presence cropped or long. The long-haired pelts give us 70s vibes especially paired with statement aviator sunglasses and knee boots.

    Somethings never go out of style. Coats that remind you of your mother’s mink are back on the runways. Thanks to Gucci’s sublime styling, the long, bracelet-sleeved coats and mink-trimmed capes are now deemed apropos for the office and for the opera. Gucci paired its mink coats with graphic midi dresses as well as vintage-inspired graphic tees and denim – both looks you and Margot Tenenbaum would love.

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  4. A Luxury Gift Guide Like No Other

    A Luxury Gift Guide Like No Other

    Usually the list goes like this: significant other, parents, siblings, co-workers. (Kids are the easiest. They will tell you EXACTLY what they want.) We take our list into the stores and realize that there isn’t a section that says “gifts all girlfriends will love” or “gifts all dads will love.” We shop for our loved ones and our friends based on their personality. Their chosen aesthetic, interests and lifestyle play an important role when choosing the best gift. If your list is filled with stylish, unconventional people like ours, this gift guide may be just what you need to take the stress out of shopping.

     

    FOR THE GLOBETROTTER

    We can’t wait (or loathe) to hear about another exotic location our loved one explored this year. For the person that is constantly on the go, a helpful gift could be a travel essential that could make their life a little more luxe during every adventure. Whether it’s a quick weekend in the Caribbean or a winter getaway in St. Moritz, a pochette, backpack or continental wallet can be both practical and chic.

     

    FOR THE BOYS

    You could get him another necktie, but this time make it Hermès. Tired of his old raggedy t-shirt that he loves so much because it reminds him of his cooler, younger self? Get him a vintage t-shirt from his favorite band. The best thing about men’s vintage is that cool factor has already been tested and approved and each piece has its own history. Surely, the man in your life loves a good story. Give him the coolest story of all.

     

    FOR THE HOST

    Everyone knows their own modern day Martha Stewarts. They are always inviting you into their magazine-worthy home and they can throw a dinner party for a dozen people without going into panic before the first doorbell ring. Give them something as exquisite as their entertaining style that’s not another bouquet of flowers or a bottle of wine. A gift that assists in keeping their guest entertained like a vintage ashtray, decanter or a deck of playing cards is always a good find.

    FOR THE COLLECTOR

    If you’re stuck on finding the right gift for that someone who has everything, we have a tip for you. Get her an opulent gift that she wouldn’t buy herself. Maybe it’s the Hermès Kelly she’s been lusting after for awhile or a new watch  –  make it something she would be happy to add to her collection.  

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    FOR THE BEST FRIEND

    It’s hard to find the perfect gift that celebrates your friendship and says “thank you for being the best person to talk to when I’m feeling my worst.” Filling a stocking full of their favorite things and a luxe surprise says “I love you for being you.”

     

    FOR THE ROMANTIC

    Would you describe her as girly or ladylike? Does she prefer a love story over a drama? Buy her something that has a feminine silhouette like a top handle bag, lacy lingerie or a classic pearl necklace.  Gifts like these will evoke a timelessness that will give her all the Breakfast At Tiffany’s feels.

     

    FOR THE MINIMALIST

    Tailored. Neutral. Iconic. Or what you would like to refer to as only likes black, white and camel. Gift an iconic classic that never goes out of style. It’s perfect for every age. Try a simple bracelet, a silk scarf or make her smile with a Chanel bag. Be sure to keep the gift-wrapping simple and sleek too.

     

    FOR THE FASHION REBEL

    She’s truly like no other. She’s your trendy friend that will try anything at least once like pink hair, sexy dresses, bright colors and bold prints. When you see a multicolored fur or rainbow print bags, you think of her.  Give her something completely out of the ordinary to commemorate all the times she inspired you to step out of your comfort zone.

     

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  5. How To Buy, Wear and Love Your Vintage Jewelry

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    Fashion jewelry can become a worthy investment piece if chosen wisely. If taken care of properly, fashion jewelry can last a lifetime and become a valued heirloom. However, just like fine jewelry, fashion jewelry requires special attention and care. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your jewelry remains gorgeous with each wear.

    How to buy fashion jewelry:

    • In excellent condition, fashion jewelry from fashion brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès maintain a high resale value over time.
    • Make sure the closure is functioning. There is no point of buying jewelry you can’t wear.
    • Make sure each stone is secure. If not, a vintage jewelry specialist may need to reset the stone.
    • Dull rhinestones can be cleaned. Cloudy rhinestones require more work.
    • If you are purchasing a strand necklace, make sure the thread is not breaking or loose. If so, you may have to restring it soon.
    • Having an aged patina is good. Having green corrosion or worn or chipped plating is bad. 

    How not to wear vintage jewelry:

    • Do not wear jewelry while exercising, playing sports, cleaning, gardening or painting.
    • Take off jewelry when washing hands or applying lotion, cosmetic products or perfume as to not tarnish the metals or harm the stones.
    • Do not expose jewelry to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Avoid wearing jewelry in the snow and cleaning jewels with hot water. 
    • If wearing more than one piece of fashion jewelry at a time, ensure that the metals or stones do not rub against each other.

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    How to store fashion jewelry:

    • Always use a soft jewelry pouch to store your fashion jewelry and ensure that each piece has its own pouch.
    • Lay each closed necklace or bracelet flat so that the metals do not rub against each other when in storage.
    • Store jewelry in a dark closet or drawer at room temperature.

    How to clean your jewelry:

    • If your fashion jewelry is in great shape, use a cotton swab, jewelry cloth or an extra soft baby toothbrush to wipe away dirt.
    • While many industry experts say you can use lukewarm water and a clear mild solution to clean your jewelry at home, we always recommend taking it to a professional jeweler.
    • If your well-loved jewelry has any loose stones, pearls, strings or closures, take it to a reputable jeweler for repair and proper cleaning as soon as possible to preserve the integrity of the jewelry and to preserve it for years to come.  
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