>>Sun-soaked holidays, snow-filled getaways — it's that time of year. See Natalia Vodianova show off her golf swing in Mauritius, Marc Jacobs show off his tan in St Barths, Alessandra Ambrosio show off her brand-new baby bump — and more, with updates to come.
>> It's time to shine. Party-ready pumps, high-shine wedges, and sparkling sandals; they're the perfect antidote to any Holiday dressing dilemma. Here, 25 gorgeous picks to help you put your best foot forward for the New Year — and beyond.
>> The best of the new arrivals, all in one place. With the flood of Resort 2012 pieces taking over stores, a few Spring 2012 items trickling in, and all the Holiday 2011 items still lingering about, the shopping options this time of year seem nearly endless. So, which of the just-in pieces are topping our list this week? Think ponyhair pumps from Alexander McQueen, a hyper-floral shift from Erdem, and drool-worthy handbags from 3.1 Phillip Lim — just to name a few. Shop all those, plus more, here in the slideshow.
>> Shine on. Cleverly composed with eye-catching colors and high-impact jewels, these glimmering rings — like little works of art — make a statement all their own.
>>'Tis the season for cocktail parties, cozy dinners, and lots of holiday cheer. Get in the spirit — and bypass the traditional — with these gorgeous home entertaining essentials. No matter your style, we've gathered over 30 holiday-perfect goodies guaranteed to get your home looking chic — from now through the New Year. Click through for five inspiring looks.
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>> Escape the gift-buying bustle and cold-city hustle — the season's sunnier side is all about jet-setting in style. In bold primary hues, graphic prints, and easy shapes, these pack-now essentials will have you in a cruise state of mind in no time. See them all now.
Photo: Stella McCartney Resort 2012, courtesy of Getty
>> This holiday-perfect style — spotted during Paris Fashion Week at the Fall 2011 Junko Shimada show — combines the sophistication of classic red with the playfulness of this year's brights for a lip look that really pops. To replicate, use an angled brush to apply an orange-ish red just to the outer edge of lips, then gently fill in the center of lips with a vibrant fuchsia. Use a finger to gently blend the line outward. Keep the look chic by choosing lip colors of similar vibrancy and opaqueness, and be sure to leave the rest of the face minimal — a light sweep of shimmer across the eyes and a bit of mascara are all you need. See below for our picks to make this style yours, now.
>> The season's most perfect boot might just be one that's lined in fur. Whether elegantly sleek like Manolo Blahnik's mink version or tough and rugged like YSL's beaver-cuff pair, one thing's for sure: these boots exude just the right amount of cold-weather cool. Click through to shop them all now.
>> Metallic gold — whether in the form of brocade, sequins, or lamé — is never more a wardrobe staple than this time of year. And, with the abundance of gilded looks on the runways for Spring 2012, it seems that shiny threads are definitely here to stay. Click through for 12 gorgeous ways to wear what's arguably the luxest look around — from day to night to every moment in between — as seen on the streets of recent Fashion Weeks.
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