Holiday Adornments

A guide to fashion gifts



What's your bag? -- Handbags with chain shoulder straps have vintage magazine pages in color and black-and-white decorating each side, $49.99 each; or choose a cosmetics bag with a top zipper and colorful images on it, $19.99; all from New to You Designer Consignment (2311 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 838-0029).

Passionate red -- You're sure to get lots of kisses when you give her a gift of a red knit keyhole front sweater with black fur around the neck and cuffs by Bentley A, $108; and a handbag with red, brown and beige squares in a textured weave and crocheted, beaded flowers on the front by Isabella Fiore, $345; from Pret-a-Porter (4866 Magazine St., 899-5905).

Lucky elf
- Give Santa a smile when you wear a red cashmere sleeveless V-neck sweater, $99; underneath a soft black silk-like, zip-front jacket with a fur-lined hood, $429; over playful black silk boxer shorts with images of Santa dressed in red, $39; as well as Yvonne LaFleur's signature fragrance, beautifully gift-wrapped, $37.50; all from Yvonne La Fleur (8131 Hampson St., 866-9666).

Warming up for the holidays
-- Camouflage green warm-ups can be worn for workouts or daywear. This set includes a mock-neck zip-front jacket made from French terry fabric with red micro-net embellishments, $75; with matching relaxed-fit pants, $70; and a red micro-mesh muscle tank, $40; all by City Tech, from Priorities (8128 Hampson St., 861-8780).


To the letter -- Brown leather handbags are lined in pink or blue that peeks through a cut-out of the letter of your best girl's name, $26 large or $22 small; add a Bad Girl's Power pink vinyl planner, $19.95; from Gae-tana's Maple Street Clothing (7732 Maple St., 865-9625).

Flower power
-- Black leather petals are arranged in flowers with turquoise centers on a black shoulder bag by Matt and Nat, $60; add more fun and color with a spring choker bedecked with an assortment of colorful beads by Treska, $40; and matching drop earrings, $20; all from La Doux Boutique (207 W. Harrison Ave., 482-1535).

Beautiful short story -- A feisty washed-denim mini skirt has a grommeted tangerine belt with roses and a rhinestone square buckle, $32, from Frock Candy (3336 Magazine St., 891-9230; 520 St. Phillip St., 566-1133; 830 Royal St., 566-9222; 1281 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-727-9779).
Earning your stripes -- Deck her out in festive fuchsia, gray and black stripes in a silk-and-cotton knit poncho with long fringe by Kate O'Connor Design, $363 (a matching long tube top is available, $220); from Total Woman (3964 Magazine St., 891-3964; 736 E. Boston St., 892-9460).  

Great accessories
-- Add beauty from head to toe including a pink linen clutch-size shoulder bag with a pink leather strap and stone sequin beading by Chan Luu, $145; a necklace with four semi-precious-stone drops, $160; and pewter leather high heel mules with a bow on the front by Charles David, $160; all from Mirabella (115 Metairie Road, Metairie, 828-3888).

Sorcerer's stones
-- She'll believe you can perform magic when she unwraps beautiful necklaces such as a four-strand piece with gold sticks, pearls and garnets by Ani Ashfar, $218; or a single strand with garnet and pearl clusters, $202; from Il Negozio (3607 Magazine St., 269-0130).

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