If you have $1195 – $1795 on hand and Christmas spirit to boot, YSL will be offering customers in New York and Los Angeles the chance to customize their very own Roady, with professionals aiding in the assembly of each bag. What services will YSL offer? Monogrammed initials, a personal message (if you’re in the mood for giving), a choice among 29 (exotic animal skin) handles of limited quantity and an assortment of colors.
Run to your nearest YSL boutique between November 19 and December 1st before supplies run out.
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…Then you’d adore the caricature of Vogue’s creative director herself, Grace Coddington. For $45, you can enjoy the fiery redhead heroine’s in-your-face face on organic t-shirts sketched by Deer Dana. But if she’s not your type, Deer Dana offers other t-portraits of Nick Jonahs, Bill Cunningham, Tory Burch and of course, Obama.
Wait a minute, where is Anna Wintour?
If the name Tavi Williams doesn’t ring a bell, your ears will bleed soon enough (even if I didn’t explain it to you). She’s a 13 year-old celeb blogger who has more experience on the front seat of the runway than any associate editor (to my knowledge). Her wit about fashion is unparalleled to most older bloggers and her maturity scares me. She’s been featured in Love magazine and has frequent front row access to the most anticipated shows. Anyway, I fell in love with the simplicity, sophistication and the folded sleeves of her T-shirt above, that I’m deliberating the $37 price tag. What do you think? It’s uni-sex btw.
Starting clockwise from middle left: Adobe Photoshop CS4, $699.95; Coach Legacy leather messenger bag, $498; Canon EOS 40D DSLR, $889.95; iPhone 3G S, $199; 17-inch Macbook Pro, $2499; Moleskin Large Plain Notebook, $15.95
— Francis Bea