Composure Magazine’s Ultimate Gift Guide

composure magazine ultimate gift guide

Today, just some eye candy from a holiday gift guide story I worked on with Composure‘s contributing fashion editor, Min A. Lee (who also laid out the story). I love putting together style and beauty pages, coordinating the colors and silhouettes that will result in a harmonious story, both visually and substantively. While I’m not a graphic designer or artist by any stretch of the imagination, I do enjoy the “collage” aspect of the process.

For the Ultimate Hostess

alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Stara Open Front Kaftan, $695,

Give the gift of endurance with this limited edition refillable powder compact designed by renowned jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann. Estée Lauder Turtle Endurance Pressed Powder Compact, $150, Neiman Marcus.

What better hostess gift than one she can use post-party to recover? Eve Lom The Radiant Ritual Set, $68,

Sabon The Spell Luxury Candle, $26,

Worldly Goods Too Chocolate Plated Spheres, $9.50-$38.50 each,

Oojra Thai Jasmine Bamboo Essential Oil Reed Diffuser, $40,


composure magazine ultimate gift guide

For the Modern Minimalist

Aris Cut Out Collared Top, $77,

Aris Navy Structured Midi Skirt, $154,

by Lassen Line Brass Candleholder, $169,

Each sale of this American-made, hand-poured natural candle goes to provide solar energy for under-resourced communities worldwide. The Starling Project Juniper + Saffron Candle, $55,

This line’s use of reclaimed precious metals keep you chic with a conscience. Bonheur Ani Ring, $115,

Jules Kae Kelly Small Leather Backpack, $245,

Clean For Men White Vetiver, $84, 

composure magazine ultimate gift guide

composure magazine ultimate gift guide

Originally published in Composure Magazine.

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