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store-fronter.jpgVanessa_Mooney_thumb.jpgInspired by her family’s career in film (her great grandfather was Harry Warner, of Warner Bros.), jewelry designer Vanessa Mooney learned to see the beauty in things around her and create it when it wasn’t there. She launched her namesake jewelry line in 2008 in Los Angeles, and her pieces quickly garnered attention from celebrities and media. Her goal is simple: make jewelry a girl would never want to take off, and that would stand out from the crowds. We love the glam combination of boho- and rocker-chic elements that create her unique aesthetic. Here are some of our favorite pieces, available at

You might not be able to say it ten times fast, but Kevork Kiledjian is sure to be a designer name you’ll hear over and over again in the seasons to come. Kiledjian earned his stripes as the founder of Guilty Brotherhood, a line that was stocked by respected retailers such as Harvey Nichols, and recently launched his namesake collection after moving to New York from Paris. The Fall/Winter 2011 collection is edgy in a way that is so right now, with a plethora of fringe, leather, metallics, and fur to satisfy all your deepest fashion desires. Ready to splurge? Shop Kevork Kiledjian online at Shopbop.kevork_Kiledjian_thumb.jpg

It doesn’t matter what the gift you give is - it’s the thought that counts, right? Make your gift seem a little more thoughtful with one of these adorable tags from Etsy. It adds a touch of holiday cheer and shows that you made the effort to make your gifts look nice. Each gift tag is uniquely laser cut with snowflake detailing and made from 100% eco-friendly materials. Pick up a pack of three for $4.70.

bristol-1.jpgSo, you’re really stuffed but thinking about heading out and hitting those amazing sales this weekend. Cover up your post-Thanksgiving bloat with a flattering, draped jacket like this style from Astars. The stripes, colors, and silhouette are all right on trend so you can be both stylish and comfortable!

Astars Bristol Jacket - $154 at


The latest addition to our holiday wish lists? Everything from the Elva Fields for C. Wonder collaboration. Combining C. Wonder’s colorful, chic aesthetic with Elva Fields’ bold, vintage style, the collection includes past “greatest hits” from the jewelry line, re-imagined with the C. Wonder woman in mind. The pieces are available for $18 to $298 at the C. Wonder flagship store at 72 Spring Street in Soho, NYC, and will be available online at when the store’s e-commerce launches at the end of this month.elvafields_cwonder_thumb.jpg

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