Christmas is two days away, so we have to ask — are you ready? To celebrate the most festive time of the year, we're sharing our personal editors' wish list with you. There's still time! Since we've been good fashion editors this year, we're asking Santa for luxurious Winter coats, delicious scented candles, kitchen gadgets to up our cooking game, and, of course, our dream-ticket shoes and bags. Want to see what else is on our ultimate wish list? Just click the slideshow to see and shop what all of our editors are dreaming of!
Posts for December 23rd 2012
You don't have to pull out the party dress to get festive for NYE. Drawing a little inspiration from the men's department, Olivia Palermo proved that the tux is a chic (and pretty sexy) alternative to the usual holiday fare. So whether you're a no-frills kind of girl or you're looking to mix up your regular dressing routine, we present to you this all-occasion-appropriate alternative that's also not hard to re-create. Look for a tuxedo-style blazer and slim trousers (note: it doesn't have to be a matching suit). Then, add a white button-down — something silky will look especially elegant. As for the finishing touches, this is where you can glam it up with some feminine flair. Add interest with unique finds, like Olivia's plexiglass clutch, and a pair of statement heels, like a leopard-print pump à la Palermo or a heel in a brilliant color. Because the suiting is pretty understated, it leaves ample room to play with accessories, so even subtle additions, like Olivia's red nails (or a red lip) will have a major, NYE-worthy impact. Just shop our editors' picks below to channel the same chic play on the tux for any of your NYE plans.
There were many noteworthy online retailers that opened up for virtual business this year — check out the list here — but you know how it goes, there can only be one winner. And this year we're happy to announce that it's Club Monaco! The brand opened its proverbial ecommerce doors at the end of March and has been serving up understated style to both men and women ever since. Amid all this, Club Monaco also produced many inspirational lookbooks: Fall 2012 referenced Scottish luxury, William Morris prints, and art nouveau, and Spring 2013 offered up cool-girl wares inspired by a New York state of mind. What's more, the retailer collaborated with Mayle on a collection of awesome bags, too. Given all that, we think this win is very well-deserved. Congrats to our friends over at Club Monaco!
For our ever-stylish Fab Community, there's no such thing as a holiday-dressing slump. From perfectly accessorized party ensembles and sleek layering techniques to one tulle-skirt look that would make Carrie Bradshaw proud, we've got this week's best-dressed lineup on tap, and it's a good one. Here are our favorites: Saturday Brunch, Aztec, Lace and Fishtail, Happy Holidays, Shopping Day, Snakebite, Aftermath, Peek-a-Slits, Pop of Red, and Christmas Look. Congrats all!
This was a week of goodbyes, but there were also a lot of exciting changes in the fashion world. We bid farewell to one of the most stylish TV shows, Gossip Girl, and to wrap up 2012, we took a look back at the best of this year's trends, street style, and red-carpet moments. We learned that Michael Kors will not be returning to Project Runway next season, and in his stead, Zac Posen will join the famous panel of judges. And, aside from our awesome gift guides, shopping stories, and celebrity coverage, we're keeping you in the know about what shapes, prints, and colors to fill your closet with in 2013. Yes, the year may be at its end, but there will never be a dull moment at Fab.
In the words of legendary humanitarian Cher Horowitz, "'Tis a far, far better thing doing stuff for other people." And she was right: there's no better feeling than giving a gift with a charitable slant — not only does your recipient's face light up when she sees it, but you both get the extra satisfaction of knowing that you're doing some good as well. If you're on the hunt for a killer gift that also helps a great cause, look no further: from a chic pair of PJs to a handmade sketchbook (and yes, even baby chicks!), we've rounded up 15 perfect presents that will delight your friends and family — and seriously warm your heart. Click through to see and shop them now.