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, aliceandolivia.com
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, evelom.com
Sabon The Spell Luxury Candle, $26, sabonnyc.com
Worldly Goods Too Chocolate Plated Spheres, $9.50-$38.50 each, worldlygoodstoo.com
Oojra Thai Jasmine Bamboo Essential Oil Reed Diffuser, $40, oojra.com
For the Modern Minimalist
Aris Cut Out Collared Top, $77, arisology.com
Aris Navy Structured Midi Skirt, $154, arisology.com
by Lassen Line Brass Candleholder, $169, bylassen.com
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, starlingproject.org
This line’s use of reclaimed precious metals keep you chic with a conscience. Bonheur Ani Ring, $115, bonheurjewelry.com
Jules Kae Kelly Small Leather Backpack, $245, juleskae.com
Clean For Men White Vetiver, $84, cleanperfume.com
Originally published in Composure Magazine.