Your Last-Minute Holiday 2015 Gift Guide

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For those last-minute shoppers out there, I’ve got just the perfect thing for you. I’ve put together a gift guide to help you as Christmas approaches. Finding the perfect gift can be quite a task at times, so I tried my best to take the guesswork out of gift-giving so that you can give the perfect gift.

For the Techie Fashionista

Sonix iPhone Case

Whether it’s this wonderful floral or a leopard print one, Sonix cases has the most fashionable tech accessories out there.

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Kate Spade Hazy Floral Daveney Laptop Bag

It’s always better to carry your laptop in style. Gift your techie friend this Kate Spade bag, she’ll love you for it.

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Jonathan Adler Smartphone Dock

Throwback to the vintage era with this impossibly Mad Men inspired smartphone dock. The old and the new combine together effortlessly in this design.

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For the Shoe Fanatic

TKees

Even the most die hard stiletto devotees need a break sometimes. TKees flip-flops are the perfect gift. It comes in different shades to match one’s skin tone so you can lounge in style.

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Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals

Any shoe lover worth their salt has a pair of this modern classic. If she already has one, I’m sure she’d love another pair in a different finish or color.

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Repetto Camille Ballerina

The low block heel is a trendy update to the classic ballerina flat. Trust me, your shoe fanatic friend will fall head over heels for this one.

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For the Beauty Obsessed

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

The newest palette from Urban Decay’s features base earthy tones combined with edgier vibrant colors, which are truly reminiscent of Gwen Stefani’s standout style.

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Any makeup maven needs a Beauty Blender in her arsenal. This tool is simply magical.

 

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Josie Maran Argan Oil

This multi-tasking beauty product is a must-have. It has amazing benefits for your skin and your hair too!

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Sephora Face Mask

This is such a great stocking stuffer! Especially for your girl friends. You have so many types of face masks to choose from, each with its own unique benefits.

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For the Organized Chick

Dagne Dover Bag

This is the answer to a messy purse. Dagne Dover creates bags with pockets and compartments to fit literally EVERYTHING you need.

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For the Fitness Junkie

Manduka Be Series Tote Bag

Stylish and functional, this tote bag is sleek and has hidden mat straps that can conveniently carry your yoga or exercise mat.

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Nike Tech Fleece Jacket

Everyone should look chic when leaving the gym. Your fitness loving friend will appreciate how easy to style this jacket is.

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Adidas Stella McCartney Leggings

Do you need more motivation to workout? These trendy yet comfy leggings will do the trick for sure.

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For the Trendsetter

Vogue Subscription

Is there a better gift than this? This is like giving a whole year of fashion inspiration and flawless styling tips. You can’t go wrong with Vogue.

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Bauble Bar Initial Necklace

For the fashionista who has everything, delicate personalized jewelry is the way to go. This incognito Y-shaped necklace is the perfect gift. It’s an update on the classic initial necklace and is trendy and eye-catching enough for your discerning fashion loving friend.

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CFDA Awards 2015 Report

Events, Latest trends

Kim Kardashian’s fire emergency aside, this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards was full of fashion inspiration and sartorial surprises. Celebrating the very best of fashion design, the CFDA Awards this year did not fail to amaze and to provoke a deeper love for the industry and it’s creative minds.

But before we get to the awards part of the evening,let me bring you some choice red carpet snaps of my personal picks for best dressed.

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Kim’s grommeted Proenza Schouler gown was undoubtedly one of the most memorable looks of the night. Those feathered shoulders brushed a candle at some point during the night, but luckily Pharrell was there to lend a hand. Wanna know more? Check Kim K.’s Instagram.

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Gotta love Natasha Poly‘s sexy take on red carpet glamour.

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Monique Lhuillier and Michelle Monaghan are picture perfect. Classic black and elegant gold, I love it!

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Julianna Margulies’ metallic gown is alluring and is just the right amount of sheer. Gotta love Michael Kors‘ black suit too, a menswear classic staple.

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Zachary Quinto‘s sophisticated tuxedo looks even more amazing beside Gigi Hadid‘s blingy and youthful take on the 70s with her gilded jumpsuit.

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I am simply dying over Emmy Rossum‘s LBD! It’s simply stunning and has the right details into it.

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Style maven Miroslava Duma is excellent at dressing for her frame. This mini dress with intricate embroidery is a refreshing ensemble and is so fashion forward.

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Leandra Medine from famed blog, Man Repeller, took her quirky sense of style to the CFDA Awards, and it was terrific! Love the bandana on her wrist!

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Katharine McPhee took a definite sartorial risk in her long vest and trouser look, and it definitely paid off.

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DJ and It Girl Harley Viera Newton and designer Cynthia Rowley look printastic in these babydoll shift dresses. The prints are retro yet modern.

Which looks did you love? There were just so many good ones! Red carpet glamour and jaw-dropping fashion aside, the other great part of events is all those memorable quirky moments before the show, during the show, and after it. What better way to take a peek into the full CFDA experience than through Instagram? Here are my favorite Insta snaps from the night.

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Chrissy Teigen‘s wardrobe malfunction had her date Stuart Weitzman coming to her rescue. Phew, that was a close call. She looks adorable in this Insta snap though!

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I love this funky nail art! Guess whose these David Bowie tips belong to? Blogger Chiara Ferragni, of course! Screen shot 2015-06-04 at 12.17.46 AM

Makeup check! Everyone has to check their beauty look before stepping out, right? Aren’t you just in love with her fresh faced look?

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Victoria Beckham is oozing elegance as she is escorted by fashion industry insider Hamish Bowles. Still working it even in the rain.

And now, onto the winners! All the winners were movers and shakers that definitely deserved the awards they received. Each one of these designer’s unique vision has shaped the industry and the fashion world.

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Shayne Oliver,the designer behind hip and happening brand Hood By Air, won the Swarovski Award for Menswear.

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If you haven’t heard of Mansur Gavriel, you’re not a true fashionista. The covetable minimalist bucket bags from the brands are must-haves for It girls everywhere. Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur, the creatives behind the brand, won the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design.

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Kanye West presented Pharrell Williams with the Fashion Icon Award. He completely deserves it. His recent collaboration with Adidas is proof of his design acumen and style savvy.Screen shot 2015-06-04 at 12.27.43 AM

The night wouldn’t be complete without a Betsey Johnson split. The fun and forever young designer won the night’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and stayed true to her playfulness by repeatedly breaking out her splits throughout the night.

I hope you had as much fun as I had looking through all the fashion and Insta-worthy moments from the CFDA Awards. Until next year!

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