>> They're making their lists — and checking them twice. Here come the holidays, and who better to spread the cheer than some of our favorite fashionable insiders? From the super-luxe accessories topping Melissa Coker's and Leandra Medine's lists to the souped-up sporting goods desired by Yigal Azrouel and Peter Som, here's a look at what those in the know are coveting this season. See who's hoping for Burberry, who's hoping for Hermes, and who's just hoping for some sleep — plus, glean gift-giving ideas from Anna Sheffield, Lauren Bush Lauren, Derek Lam, Stephanie LaCava, and more — all here, in the slideshow.
Finding the perfect leather jacket can be quite the challenge — the fit and the price have to be just right. In comes Veda to the rescue: the brand, first conceived in 2008 by Lyndsey Butler, not only offers edgy chic leather jackets, but also delivers them at an affordable price point. Veda designer Lyndsey grew up splitting her time between Texas and Argentina and quickly developed a love for sumptuous, rocker-cool leather goods. After graduating from NYU, Lyndsey followed her fashion dreams by launching Veda, a line of super chic, amazingly innovative leather jackets ranging from classically cool to fresh, slightly offbeat designs. For Veda's Spring '12 collection, Lyndsey mixed things up even further by serving up architectural, sculpted leather tank tops, hot shorts, and floaty, boho-chic tops and dresses. We caught up with Lyndsey to talk Veda's Spring pieces, her personal style icons, and tips on finding the perfect leather jacket. Click through to see Veda's Spring '12 lookbook, as well as some exclusive quotes from the designer — and find out for yourself why this line should be on your style radar.