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President Barack Obama sings onstage during the with National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony with daughters Malia and Sasha, mother-in-law Marian Robinson, first lady Michelle Obama, and Reese Witherspoon. Photo: AP
Kendall and Kylie might be full fledged fashion stars now, but they’re still chugging along with their Topshop collaborations. And while Kristmas is more than a month away, the two got into the holiday spirit early with their newest collection. In June, the Jenners reminded you that they lead a Cali-cool lifestyle (say what?) via their first klothing collection, including henleys stamped with “The Best Coast is the West Coast” and Hawaiian-printed rompers that sold out ASAP.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters might get all the attention during the holiday season, but Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights that lasts for eight nights, has some pretty unappealing maillots as well. Caroline Schaeffer Lewis wrote that she’s “disappointed to see that Nordstrom is selling such an offensive item that perpetuates negative stereotypes of Jewish women.” The sweater in question features a menorah on the front with all eight candles lit as well as the shamash (the middle).
Whether you realize it or not, the holidays are officially in full swing. Thanksgiving is a mere two weeks away, department stores are beginning to unveil their much belabored holiday windows, and seasonal merch is everywhere you turn. Among the first to announce its special holiday offerings is Tiffany & Co., which just released a limited-edition 18-piece “Out of Retirement” collection of archival jewelry and trinkets at the cooler-than-thou retail emporium Dover Street Market.“Partnering with Dover Street Market on a global level is a very exciting idea for us,” said Tiffany design director Francesca Amfitheatrof, a very groovy woman with an high art background. She also sang the praises of DSM: “It’s a place where creativity stands out and brands can do projects they wouldn’t normally do. It allows people to dream without creative limits.” Dream we shall. The pieces, which range in price from $350 to $32,000, are for the person who has everything. Literally. These trinkets are not cheap — there’s a $1,500 18k gold paper clip from 1972, a “$” money clip in 18K for $2,900, and a sterling silver party horn for a cool $1,200 — but they are so well crafted and charming, you almost don’t mind. I might just be drinking the holiday Koolaid (eggnog?) a bit early, but clearly I am not the only one. Following a breakfast this morning to introduce the precious baubles at Dover Street’s New York outpost, at least two of the items (a sterling silver pill box in the shape of a Chinese carton and fish flask) had already sold out. ’Tis the season (for fun and irrational purchases)! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Holidays are for family, celebration, and commemoration, but, let’s be honest, they’re also about clothes. More specifically, buying new ones for all the parties and events that fill up your social calendar from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. The season’s also about eating, but mostly drinking. So Bloomingdale’s combined all of these elements into one add.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACKIE ALPERS. Is it just me, or can contributing to a Thanksgiving dinner get unexpectedly expensive and complicated, really fast? Something you thought would be an easy ask, like stuffing, can turn into a whole day in the kitchen with way too many ingredients. But things don’t have to be that hard.
Tips for throwing a large dinner party—even if you don’t have enough cutlery, linens, or table space. Dinner party tablescape. (Photo: Skye McAlpine) I am the kind of person who bumps into you in the street and insists that you to join us for dinner. I have a habit of planning a supper party for four, then six, and then — by the logic that to cook for six or to cook for eight makes no great difference, and that wouldn’t it be nice to catch up with James and Mary, too — somehow end up cooking for twelve or fourteen.