mdc ♥s : holiday gift guide

The stunning Du Juan steps into Richard Ramos’ Winter Wonderland for Vogue China December 2010 – click for full story

Only a few days till the holidays, but if you’re anything like us you’ve still got a whole lot of shopping to do, especially for those persnickety people on your list who are especially difficult to choose for. Take a look at our top choices to give (and receive) for this holiday season.


For the girl who appreciates the opulent side of life give a little holiday luxury. 

YSL Tribtoo Heels – perfect for teetering around in during those New Years Eve parties.

CHANEL Rogue Allure Velvet – a matte red lip never goes out of style – shades like L’Exquise and La Sensuelle live up to their names and the sleek black and gold packaging makes for one chic stocking stuffer.

The Pedro Almodovar Archives – the maestro behind some of cinema’s most provocative women is given the coffee table treatment in this incredible Taschen tome. A must have for all the cinema buffs and drama queens on your list.

Guerlain Vol de Nuit perfumed powder – a shimmering blast with the classic scent of bergamot, vanilla and iris in a retro fabulous package that looks simply divine. Every girl needs a Guerlain in her collection and the powder filled atomizer presents an especially unique way to experience fragrance.

Illesteva Sunglasses by Dasha Zhukova – Garage Magazine’s editrix lends her name and signature style to a pair of tortoise shell peepers worthy of a fifties film siren.

Deborah Lippmann Holiday Polish colors – No self respecting girly girl (or guy) can resist the allure of glitter in a bottle.


When you count the Vogue Paris crew amongst your heroes, you don’t want the ordinary gift…

Derek Lam Ume Bag – Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie and still so very cool, in python or jet black it’ll stand out from the crowd.

Rick Owens Leather Jacket – The standard. Accept no substitutes for Owens’ one of a kind, expertly tailored leather jackets. Save this special gift for someone who has been extra good.

Rodin Olio Lusso Crema – Even hardcore, jet black wearing fashionphiles deserve to be pampered every now and then. This ultra rich cream will keep hands ready for all those fingerless gloves.

Balenciaga Paris Candle – The Parisian powerhouse’s signature candle smells of leather and violet and boasts a scent that lingers long after the flame goes out. This is a beautifully packaged treat for anyone who appreciates fragrance and design.

Carine Roitfeld ‘Irreverent’ – A look back at the career of one of fashion’s most influential forces, filled with inspiring imagery and amusing anecdotes from Madame Roitfeld herself.

Dominic Jones Claw Ring – Tough, modern and oh so cool, Jones’ eponymous line of dangerous looking rings and necklaces is to die for.


For your favorite party going, yacht hopping world traveler the items du jour. 

Beats by Dre Studio Headphones – These noise canceling beauties are perfect for drowning out the sound of carolers and those pesky in flight annoyances.

Hermes Cape Cod GM watch – Hermes panache meets Swiss performance in this striking timepiece.

Barneys New York iPad Case – Who knew that New York’s venerable department store had an impressive line of in-house accessories? Their iPad case is as gorgeous as any we’ve seen.

Panasonic Lumix GX1 – Never miss a moment, whether it is on the street or backstage. The GX1 allows users to change lenses and shoot full HD video, which is sure to bring out the inner Meisel in anyone.

Aesop Celestial Mechanics Kit – world class skincare to go, everything you need all in one handy kit including their reknowned fabulous Face Cleanser & Primrose Facial Cleansing Masque.

Field Notes Notebooks – Shockingly low tech, but every so often it is nice to make a handwritten note. Make sure to inscribe the front cover with something meaningful before you give it away!


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