Travel: Screen saver
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This G-Form Extreme Sleeve 2 for iPad case looks like something out of a Transformers movie, and its functionality lives up to the look: this is the much-discussed case that was dropped out of a plane and the iPad 2 that was in it survived. Plus, it’s soft and squishy! ($80, at The Bay, thebay.com)
- Christina Reynolds
Style: Light years
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- WE LOVE THIS!
Alexander McQueen was a design adventurer, rising to the peak of the fashion world like cream to the top of the bottle. His dramatic, intensely personal collections made you feel like you knew him, and when he died in 2010, I mourned him as if I had. To me, this Alexander McQueen clutch represents the best of designer Sarah Burton’s direction for the house. Adorned with silk tendrils and topped with the house’s signature skull, the clutch—both cheeky and fragile—captures the wild beauty of the McQueen spirit while adding something new. On its own, of course, that’s enough. But in the context of the McQueen legacy, it’s also a hopeful harbinger, a promise of a future shot through with sunlight. Buy it for the woman you love best in the world ($3,000, alexandermcqueen.com).
- Laura deCarufel, executive editor
Style: Wink, wink
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What’s an earring without a couple of roman columns and a lash-fringed eye or two? Employing gold-plated sterling silver, pearls and green aventurine, Delfina Delettrez presents Eyes on Me, the season’s chicest take on the surrealist micro-trend ($991.50, delfinadelettrez.com).
- Laura deCarufel, Alannah O’Neill (associate editor)
Style: What lies beneath
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The delight sparked by the orange bag and box, the exquisite suspense elicited by the expertly folded paper... the ritual of discovering an Hermès scarf, like this Parisienne, is an essential part of the experience. Skip the wrapping paper, but keep the camera handy ($350, at Hermès boutiques).
- Laura deCarufel, Alannah O’Neill
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