Getting the Boot
Stars are keeping their knees warm this winter in thigh-high black suede boots. Add a pair of tights for extra coverage
ASHLEE SIMPSON at an event in N.Y.C.
MARIAH CAREY in Christian Louboutin boots in N.Y.C.
KATE MOSS in vintage boots in London.
JENNIFER LOPEZ in Christian Louboutin boots in N.Y.C.
Even Gossip Girl would dish that Leighton Meester looks delicious in the Valentino gown she wore to the New York City Ballet gala Nov. 20.
Behind the Seams
CHARITY ITEMS OF THE WEEK
Stars are getting crafty to raise money for charity. Jessica Simpson and Matthew McConaughey are among the 22 celebs who personalized UGG boots to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Meanwhile, novice designer Julia Roberts created Emporio Armani (PRODUCT) RED leather bracelets to benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS....
UGGs Celebrity Art & Sole Charity Auction on uggaustralia.com Dec. 1-14.
Julia Roberts (PRODUCT) RED bracelet, $175; emporioarmani.com on Dec. 1.
For the couple who really have everything, Oprah Winfrey recently commissioned Illinois-based Sticks and Stones to make personalized letter artwork that spells out "Tom and Katie" as a present for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Winfrey liked the piece so much, she placed another order....
Sticks and Stones artwork, $119-$399 (in "Love," above); createsticksandstones.com.
SCARF IT UP
Yes, ladies, it's cold outside, and we're all in a rush to bundle up. But please, please, take the time to wrap and tuck your scarves before putting on your coat. There are no excuses for a "front tail" scarf malfunction (as seen on Jennifer Garner and Lindsay Lohan).
SECRET BEAUTY WEAPONS
The hair and makeup gurus for television's hottest shows reveal what products they swear by to keep their stars camera-ready
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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Great Gifts ... At Every Price!
No need to get your wrapping paper in a bunch: Here are cool items under $25, $50 and $100 ... with a few splurges for those who were extra good this year
under $ 25
Metallic coin purse, $12; urbanoutfitters.com.
Chandelier earrings, $24; urbanoutfitters.com.
Metallic luggage tags, $19 each; shopkitson.com.
Quilted flats (available in other styles), $24; fredflare.com.
MIDNIGHT BAR COLLECTION
In Pomegranate, Apple Martini and Cosmopolitan, $15 each; henribendel.com.
City Guides, $9 each; henribendel.com.
Yellow-gold vermeil and crystal stack rings, $24 for three; 310-854-1058.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Laughter bath-time minis, $32; spacenk.com
Pom Pom sweater top, $28; forever21.com.
Leather diaries, $50 each; 800-347-9177.
Bell Heaven On Earth necklace, $48; shopbop.com.
Translucent-stone wired bracelets, $48 each; shopkitson.com.
Fir Honey perfume diffuser, $35; loccitane.com.
Red wool-blend coat, $44.80; forever21.com.
Two can't-miss gift suggestions from designer Julie Haus, whose fans include Jessica Alba:
• STOCKING STUFFER
Don't know someone's size? Give vintage shoe clips, says Haus. "They can put them on ballet flats to make them their own."
• BEST BET
Faux-fur pillows "are fun and fashionable" for the person who has everything, says Haus. "It's not typical."
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
Small printed cosmetics bag, $55; toryburch.com.
YVES SAINT LAURENT
Silver metal lip-color palette on satin cord, $62; henribendel.com.
Mediterraneo fruit holder, $65; 800-232-1854.
Green rubber boots, $98; shopkitson.com.
Miniature bath and shower gel collection, $55; penhaligons.com.
Marquise drops earrings, $95; fauxsie.com.
Go ahead and give these extra-special gifts from these luxe labels ... or just treat yourself!
Double-coiled leather bracelet with gold-plated hardware, $315; bulgari.com.
Silk jersey and charmeuse dress/top, $238; shophalebob.com.
A La Folie earrings, $365; eluxury.com.
A history of the jewelry, fashion and perfume empire in a quilted slipcase, $550; 800-347-9177.
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