The final month of the year is upon us, making it a time for reflection, celebration, and giving. And your furry friends can make merry with these December must haves that showcase the wonders of the season. From kosher treats to festive party hats perfect for ringing in the New Year, click through for a few special items that represent all the celebrations of the month while rounding out the end of another fabulous year.
Zara Home launched its US ecommerce site this week, and along with it comes Zara Home Kids, a cute collection of children's bedding, tableware, bath items, and more. We're loving the adorable, affordable line, which has an eclectic, indie feel that any creative kid would love. From whimsical pillows to the cutest clog slippers, check out our 14 favorite finds from the new online retailer.
Summer's winding down, but that isn't stopping celeb moms and dads from snapping fun photos of their kids. From a tot who really wants to join the band to twins who can't wait for their breakfast, check out the best mobile photos Hollywood parents took of their lil ones this week!
>> What to wear for dinner with the president? Well, if you're Charlize Theron, then it's black lace Emilio Pucci. If you're Dakota Fanning, delicate Prada. Rachel Zoe, romantic Valentino; Zooey Deschanel, Oscar de la Renta. All valiant choices, all super chic indeed. However, sometimes it's the most understated look that packs the biggest punch, and Kerry Washington's streamlined, sherbet-hued Calvin Klein Collection was perhaps the evening's most stunning of all. See that — plus all the very best looks of the night — right here, in the slideshow.
>> Thakoon's Bollywood-goes-West Spring 2012 show was a delicious riot of print and color — and now, thanks to a just-released collaboration with Nars, the same vivid hues that made up the collection can be worn on fingertips and toes.
In keeping with Thakoon's spiced-up Spring theme, each of the new lacquers — five of which are shoppable online now at Sephora and Nordstrom for $18 apiece — is named for a traditional Indian spice or herb. Anardana, a vivid pink, takes its name from the Hindi word for wild pomegranate seeds, while Amchoor, a bright yellow, is named after dried ground mango. A sixth color, Lal Mirchi, is a hot, tamale red and is named after — what else? — chili peppers.
While Lal Mirchi is available only at the Nars Bleecker Street boutique in New York, the rest can be shopped right here, in the gallery.
The summery look of an espadrille is enough to make us think Summer is here even when it's so not . . . yet. This season there is an espadrille for everyone, from gorgeous prints to sleek metallics, from the highest wedge to a super sexy heel. Click through to shop our editors' picks for the 20 best espadrilles.