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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013

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21 polish strips for fancy nails without the hassle­—or the bill! PAGE 7

BEST-EVER BOOT GUIDE The hottest styles and how to wear them PAGE 12

COOL COATS

Add pizzazz to your outerwear with a flash of bright fur PAGE 5

GREAT GIFT IDEAS Thoughtful personalized presents PAGE 3

HOLIDAY BEAUTY Turn heads at any party with these dazzling runway-inspired makeup looks PAGE 8

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PERSONAL PREZZIES

What we want this week

Yeah, yeah, it’s the thought that counts. But with a little forward planning and this list of ideas, you can blow everyone else’s gifts out of the water

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Dear Jeanne, Is there anything that downgrades a cute holiday party look more than a too-casual coat? What should I look for when buying evening outerwear, and where can I find an inexpensive option? —Margaux

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DEAR MARGAUX: Your particular fashion dilemma is making me smile. With the holidays just around the corner, visions of beautifully wrapped presents spring to mind. So imagine yourself and your fabulous party dress as the big surprise, or “present.” Of course you want to wrap it up beautifully in a great little cocktail coat, a dressy faux fur jacket or even a dramatic but cozy cape. The options abound. It all depends on what speaks to you and how practical you want to be. While fancy evening coats aren’t usually all that warm, I do suggest going for something that isn’t too flimsy. If you want to glam up a simple tailored winter overcoat, why not try a fur or faux fur collar? [Editor’s note: see Page 5 for inspiration.] Many are sold separately. You can also pump up the glam quotient of a simple coat or jacket with a fantastic large brooch. Vintage shops are full of them, and they’re great conversation pieces as well. If you’re shopping for an overcoat especially for dress-up purposes, you’ll likely want to stick to a neutral colour, like black or navy, so it won’t conflict too much with what’s underneath. Though interesting fabrics are always appealing, I’d stay away from tweeds, as the look is a little too casual and may not blend with the party look you’ve chosen. I do adore capes for the evening. I have a black heavy wool Michael Kors one that’s been a godsend. There’s also a fab faux Persian lamb cape in my Edit line at Hudson’s Bay that is very chic. While it looks great with jeans or skinny pants, it’s also smashing over a little black dress or teamed with a leather or satin pencil skirt. If you’re looking for a high-quality dressy coat at a good price, you might try a consignment store. They often have wonderful designer fare at accessible prices, usually just gently worn. Have fun “wrapping yourself up”! When it comes to high style, it’s all in the presentation.

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limited-edition products they’ll use down to the last drop. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cream, $32 (50 mL), Crème de Corps, $38 (250 mL) and $62 (500 mL), kiehls.ca 4. BFF BRACELET These woven bands have a rectangular plate just begging for an engraved message. Punchy colours mean they’ll be rocked on the regular. Links of London bracelets, $275 each, linksoflondon.com 5. TIME TO PLAY Give loved ones something to remember whenever they tell the time: choose a photo for the face and customize the band and buckle. May28th custom watches, $45, custom.may28th.com

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Arden nabs Shoshanna

Fashion designer Shoshanna Gruss is making the jump into beauty. The creator of label Shoshanna has been named Elizabeth Arden’s first style director. What does this mean for us? Sneak peeks of behind-the-scenes at fashion shoots, live social media chats and educational videos. Join Gruss alongside Elizabeth Arden’s global makeup artist Rebecca Restrepo in December for a Twitter chat about holiday style and pick up a tip or two. —Brooke Halnan

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Send questions to [email protected] Jeanne Beker is a contributing editor to the Toronto Star and host of Fashion Television Channel. Follow on Twitter @Jeanne_Beker EDIT BY JEANNE BEKER, PERSIAN FAUX FUR SNAP-FRONT CAPE, $285, HUDSON’S BAY, THEBAY.COM

Alexa Chung’s eye Following the launch of her book It, Alexa Chung has put the pen down and picked up the makeup brush instead. She’s teamed up with British cosmetic company Eyeko to create a limited-edition gift set ($30) that includes a liquid liner to give you that cat-eye look Chung’s best known for. There’s also the aptly named Eye Do waterproof mascara and a guitarpick-shaped tool to prevent pesky smudging. Available on eyeko.com in November and in Sephora stores January 2014. —T.K.

The style news that got us talking this week

Gold-medal getups

Hudson’s Bay has designed a collection for the 2014 Canadian Winter Olympic and Paralympic teams that’s the epitome of Canadiana cool. Point-blanket duffle coats, knitted toques and maple-leafemblazoned T-shirts make up the official uniform for the Canadian teams. Now we can look the part without breaking a sweat: shop the full men’s, women’s and kids’ collection ($13-$275) at Hudson’s Bay and thebay.com. —B.K.

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For your daily dose of fashion and beauty news read Radar every morning at thekit.ca

Bigger & better

After the public backlash over comments Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries made about its target market being thin, fit and young, the brand has announced it will offer plus-sizes in spring 2014. —B.H.

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Show your playful side and amp up your outerwear with vibrant fur in Crayola colours —INGRIE WILLIAMS

HOT PINK AROUND THE COLLAR The most sophisticated way to pull off rainbow-bright fur? Look for dramatic touches on otherwise simple pieces, like this tailored coat’s face-framing collar. French Connection coat, $298, canada.frenchconnection.com

RAVISHING RED Turn heads in bold colour topped with face-flattering black.

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EMERALD QUEEN Mixing patterns is simple when you have inspiration. Start your palette with the colour of your coat. TOM FORD

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LIME LOVE Bright fur is a bold match to a cacophony of print.

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SEEING GREEN A smaller fringe trim—or shearling scarf—is a great way to try out this style.

OUTFIT ENVY

Kristen Bell Keeping it classy and feminine, this newlywed Hollywood starlet stuns in an eye-catching blue-and-white ensemble

TIP

Forget the belt! Pair a fitted top with a high-waisted pleated skirt to create curves and flatter your waist.

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why we love it ALREADY ADORNED The embellished neckline acts as built-in bling, so Bell can skip additional jewellery.

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Lancôme Visionnaire Yeux, $80, Lancôme counters and lancome.ca

TOP THAT A simple fitted top helps to balance out the fullness and bold print of the skirt. COOL HUE A cobalt clutch adds an electric punch to the overall outfit and teams well with the midnight blue of the skirt. TAKE THE STAGE Creating a striking focal point, the graphic print and exaggerated pleats add modern edge to a ladylike silhouette, and the knee-length hemline flatters Bell’s petite frame. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT Working double duty, single-sole pointed pumps top off the look with a chic finish while elongating the leg.

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Why the new corps of ornate nail stickers inspired by runway gowns has changed the way we look at our fingers

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—DEBORAH FULSANG

We’ve fallen hard for stick-on nails, nail-polish strips and appliques. After all, you can apply them in the parking lot before work, the ample patterns suit every mood and, most importantly, you can create ornate looks without investing serious time or money. Kicking the trend into couture territory is a limited-edition collection from Revlon and Marchesa. The eight elaborate 3-D nail stickers are each inspired by a different Marchesa dress. “We wanted to bring the embroidery and embellishments that we have on our gowns to our nails,” says Georgina Chapman, who designs the New York–based label alongside Keren Craig. “We chose particular dresses and used them as reference for the nail art.” There’s something practical about choosing stick-ons over polish—even when the finish is animal prints, plaid or a studded snowflake. Those who can’t wait for their nails to dry (“I am terrible for smudging my nails,” Chapman admits) or chip them often will find it easier than ever to skip the salon and apply a new pattern themselves. And now, for $9, you can own a little piece of Marchesa. We preview the Marchesa stick-on offerings and share favourite new styles from other key contenders. FIRST ROW: REVLON BY MARCHESA NAIL ART 3D JEWEL APPLIQUÉS IN (1) 24K BROCADE, (2) JEWELED NOIR, (3) EVENING GARNET AND (4) GILDED MOSAIC, $9 EACH, AT DRUGSTORES AND REVLON.CA SECOND ROW: SALLY HANSEN SALON EFFECTS REAL NAIL POLISH STRIPS IN (5) LUST-ROUS, $16; (6) LACED UP, $10; (7) STRIPE-TEASE, $10; AND (8) FRENCH MANI IN NOIR BOUDOIR, $12, AT MASS RETAILERS THIRD ROW: OPI PURE LACQUER NAIL APPLIQUÉ IN (9) PARISIAN, (10) GEOMETRIC SPARKLE AND (11) FLORAL, $15 EACH, OPI.COM; ESSIE SLEEK STICK NAIL APPLIQUÉ IN (12) SO HAUTE!, $14, AT SALONS FOURTH ROW: ESSIE SLEEK STICK NAIL APPLIQUÉ IN (13) STICKERS AND STONES, (14) LOVE TO LOVE YOU AND (15) SNEEK-E, $14 EACH, AT SALONS; (16) BROADWAY NAILS CHERYL BURKE SIGNATURE SERIES IMPRESS NAIL DESIGNER KIT IN EGGNOG, $13, AT MASS RETAILERS FIFTH ROW: L’ORÉAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE NAIL LINGERIE IN (17) RAZZLE BE DAZZLE AND (18) SOMETHING ABOUT HER, $10, LOREALPARIS.CA; (19) AVON NAIL ART DESIGN STRIPS IN WINTER WONDERLAND, $12, AVON.CA; (20) QUO BY ORLY 3D NAIL ART STICKERS, $7, EXCLUSIVELY AT SHOPPERS DRUG MART

CROWNING GLORY REVLON BY MARCHESA NAIL ART 3D JEWEL APPLIQUÉS IN ROYAL BURGUNDY, $9, AT DRUGSTORES AND REVLON.CA

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SILVER BELLE

Give your eyes an ethereal look à la Dior Fall 2014. The result: part Anna Karenina, part futuristic ice princess and totally unexpected

Get the look

1. Apply silver liner to the outer eye in a wing shape. “We’re lightening areas we’d normally darken,” says makeup artist Vittorio Masecchia. 2. Line the crease of the eyelid above the inner corner of the eye, and under the outer third of the lower lash line. 3. Apply warm cream shadow to the lid; it keeps the silver from looking cold. THE BUYS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: MARCELLE LUX DIAMOND LIQUID EYELINER IN BLACK KNIGHT, $12, MARCELLE. COM; ANNABELLE GLITTERAMA LIQUID EYELINER IN SOLAR FLARE, $9, ANNABELLE.CA; JOE FRESH EYELINER IN SILVER, $6, JOEFRESH.COM; ARTDECO GLAM COUTURE EYESHADOW IN GLAM SILVER CRESCENT, $20, AT SHOPPERS DRUG MART; DIORSHOW FUSION MONO EYESHADOW IN ETOILE, $32, AT THEBAY.COM

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EMILIO PUCCI BLUSH PINK LACE DRESS, $2,690, AT HOLT RENFREW. STARBURST CRYSTAL HAIR PIN, $49, AT FASHION CRIMES.

Striking the perfect balance of girlie and gorgeous, these three looks will have you ready for festive gatherings before you can say eggnog DEBORAH FULSANG. PHOTOGRAPHY BY RYAN ENN HUGHES

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PUMPED-UP KISS

Do as Marc Jacobs did and paint on a saucy, glossy pink pout

Get the look

1. Apply a lip stain in layers until you reach your desired intensity. 2. Add gloss that’s clear or in a similar shade to the stain to add depth. Or amp up the glam by applying gloss with a touch of glitter. 3. Balance a bold lip with an underdressed eye. THE BUYS CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: THE BODY SHOP COLOR CRUSH LIPSTICK IN RED HOT RASPBERRY, $13, THEBODYSHOP.COM; GUERLAIN GLOSS D’ENFER IN MADAME BATIFOLE, $32, AT GUERLAIN COUNTERS; BOURJOIS PARIS COLOR BOOST LIP CRAYON IN FUCHSIA LIBRE, $18, AT SHOPPERS DRUG MART; REVLON COLORBURST LIPGLOSS IN ADORNED, $11, REVLON. COM; YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE PUR COUTURE GLOSSY STAIN IN FUCHSIA TOMBOY, $36, YSL.COM ABOVE: BURBERRY PRORSUM DRESS, $2,595, AT HOLT RENFREW; TOPSHOP BLAZER, $100, AT HUDSON’S BAY RIGHT: CARVEN DOUBLE-BREASTED WOOL COAT, $1,050, AT THE ROOM AT HUDSON’S BAY IN TORONTO AND VANCOUVER. MICHAEL KORS LINK NECKLACE, $335, AT MICHAEL KORS BOUTIQUES AND HOLT RENFREW

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SUPER SPARKLING EYELIDS

Take your cue from the glitter-eyed models on the Chanel fall runway

Get the look

1. Apply glittery liner to the lash line. Make sure it’s not too perfect. 2. Dab false-eyelash glue to your lids. Add artstore sequins using a small, flat synthetic brush. 3. Use an angled brush to define the lower lash line with black shadow. 4. Finish the look with soft lips and rose-gold cheeks. THE BUYS CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: NARS EYESHADOW IN MISSISSIPPI MERMAID, $28, NARSCOSMETICS.CA; M.A.C COSMETICS PRESSED PIGMENT IN LIGHT TOUCH, $25, MACCOSMETICS.COM; SISLEY PHYTO OMBRE GLOW EYE SHADOW IN PEARL, $53, AT HOLT RENFREW; ESSENCE METAL GLAM EYESHADOW IN GLAMOUR GIRLS, $3, AT SHOPPERS DRUG MART; CHANEL ILLUSION D’OMBRE IN INITIATION, $37, CHANEL.CA ROLAND MOURET DRESS, $1,975, AT HUDSON’S BAY; LANVIN AMBER CRYSTAL EARRINGS, $690, AT HOLT RENFREW

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BOOT CAMP From slouchy to sleek, here’s all you need to know about fall’s best boots and the perfect hemlines to wear them with. Read on to rock them right VANESSA TAYLOR. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAY TRUONG

The ankle boot

Short, cropped booties shout accidentally cool. They’re casual enough for the weekend, amp up a work wardrobe and give classic pieces like pencil skirts, blouses and blazers a fresh update. That’s what we call bootylicious. (Sorry—we couldn’t resist.) LEFT: SAM EDELMAN BOOTS, $275, AT HOLT RENFREW. BANANA REPUBLIC CAPE, $275, AND BAG, $95, BOTH BANANAREPUBLIC.CA. THE RUNWAY AT WINNERS LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT, $300, WINNERS.CA. FOREVER 21 SWEATER, $22, FOREVER21.COM RIGHT: STUART WEITZMAN BOOTS, $535, STUARTWEITZMAN.CA. MILLY BAG, $300, MILLYNY.COM. ROOTS JACKET, $488, ROOTS.CA. H&M SKIRT, $30, HM.COM/CA

THE HEMLINE Short ankle boots look best with skirts that hit the knee— or maxi length.

THE FIT A slightly wider opening around the ankle of a cropped boot is key to creating a flattering leg line.

THE FIT For a tailored look, avoid boots that are baggy or dig into the thigh. Many styles feature an elastic inset for a comfy yet snug fit.

The overthe-knee boot

Wildly popular on the runways, our favourite thigh-high boots are the second-skin styles in suede and leather with a flat or short stacked heel. Wear them with cozy knit dresses, floral skirts and woolly sweaters to balance their over-the-top sex appeal. STUART WEITZMAN SUEDE BOOTS, $675, AT BROWNS SHOES, STUARTWEITZMAN. COM. BANANA REPUBLIC BAG, $95, BANANAREPUBLIC.CA. DIESEL VEST, $800, [email protected] RACHEL ROY DRESS, $395, RACHELROY.COM

THE HEMLINE Wear with skirts and dresses that hit the top of your boots when standing. If that’s a miniskirt, make it a full, pleated style to balance the look.

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TOP TIGHTS

Too cold for bare legs? Fear not! Read on for our picks of cozy and cute hosiery

OPAQUE “I love the Merona opaque black tights from Target. In the winter I pair them with my summer and fall skirts, and they work perfectly with boots. They are opaque enough to wear with sheer skirts, really complement the shape of your legs and last longer than other brands.” —Jessica Hotson, art director MERONA OPAQUE BLACK TIGHTS, $10, TARGET.COM

The big slouch

THE HEMLINE This relaxed look pairs well with dresses or skirts. Stay away from midi-length skirts— the hemline will be too close to the boot, making your legs look shorter.

Slouchy boots are the most flattering mid-calf style: extra width on the boot won’t interrupt the long, lean line of the legs, meaning they carry flirty detailing like tassels perfectly. ISABEL MARANT FOR H&M BOOTS, $299, HM.COM/CA. OLD NAVY SWEATER, $33, OLDNAVY.CA. DIESEL W-MARGE JACKET, $550, DIESEL.CA. EXPRESS SKIRT, $60, AT EXPRESS

CABLE KNIT “The super-soft knit of these viscose-blend H&M tights makes them easy to slip on sans struggle, which is important because the last thing I want to do in the morning, while still half asleep, is fight with my hosiery!” —Emma Yardley, online editor H&M CABLE-KNIT TIGHTS, $18

THE FIT Since these boots have a looser fit, go shorter if you’re petite and mid-calf if you’re tall.

SHEER PANTYHOSE “I love these tights for special occasions when I want the look of bare legs. Bonus: they increase leg circulation and have built-in tummy and butt-control panties, which gives you great shape.” —Kristy Wright, assistant art director SPANX ALL THE WAY, LEG SUPPORT PANTYHOSE IN SHEER NUDE, $28, SPANX.COM

The chelsea boot

This short, flat boot is exceptionally comfortable. A huge hit with celebs, it’s come a long way from its horse-riding beginnings. ECCO BOOTS, $245, ECCO.COM. LINE KNITWEAR SWEATER, $499, AT HOLT RENFREW. GAP SWEATSHIRT, $55, GAPCANADA.CA. TIMEX WATCH, $75, TIMEX.CA. FIDELITY PANTS, $188, SHOPFIDELITYDENIM.COM. 3.1 PHILLIP LIM DRAWSTRING BAG, $815, AT HOLT RENFREW

COLOURED TIGHTS “Deep coloured tights with a neutral outfit make more of a style statement and update my wardrobe, while staying warm and on budget.” —Amber Hickson, designer JOE FRESH TIGHTS IN BURGUNDY, NAVY OR CAMEL, $6, JOEFRESH.COM

THE HEMLINE Stick to drainpipe skinny pants that reach the top of the boot; if they’re longer, tuck them in or cuff them.

THE FIT These are easy to slip on, thanks to the elastic panel, so you don’t need to go up a size to accommodate woolly winter socks.

PATTERNED TIGHTS “I love the elongating effect of sheer tights but I find they can be a bit boring. These gigantic polka dot tights give the ’90s pink-and-white version a modern upgrade and will give a simple skirt sophisticated flair.” —Colleen Henman, assistant art director KATE SPADE GIANT POLKA-DOT TIGHTS, $24, KATESPADE.COM

PARTY TIGHTS “I love fancy tights because they remind me of going to birthday parties as a child. This pair from Mondor is especially cool because they are fishnets, which are almost impossible to rip, but with lace embellishment at the back. Trés chic!” —Alex Laws, senior editor MONDOR FISHNET TIGHTS WITH FLORAL MOTIF, $19, MONDOR.COM

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The embellished bootie

Sexy like stilettos but with more coverage, these are appropriate for a diner brunch or the dance floor. With buckles, lace and cutaway details, they make any outfit hot to trot.

THE HEMLINE Give ankle boots some breathing room. Show a little leg by cuffing your jeans or wearing a cropped, slim trouser.

THE FIT Pay attention to where boots hit your ankle. Shorter booties are most flattering. Avoid any that cut into your calves.

LEFT: H&M LACE BOOTS, $70, HM.COM/ CA. J. CREW CASHMERE SWEATER, $402, J.CREW.COM. ISABEL MARANT FOR H&M REVERSIBLE BOMBER JACKET, $149, HM.COM/CA. GAP JEANS, $80, GAPCANADA.CA RIGHT: MANOLO BLAHNIK BOOTS, $1,245, AT SELECT STORES, INCLUDING BROWNS AND HOLT RENFREW. H&M SWEATER, $70, HM.COM/CA. J. CREW COAT, $2,876, J.CREW.COM. THOMAS SABO STERLING SILVER PEARL RING, $134, THOMASSABO.COM. RACHEL RACHEL ROY PANTS, $119, THEBAY.COM SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE SAMUEL J. MOORE IN TORONTO, THEGREATHALL.CA

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Editor-in-Chief Christine Loureiro Art Director Jessica Hotson Senior Editor Alex Laws Assistant Art Directors Colleen Henman Kristy Wright Fashion Editor Vanessa Taylor Beauty Editor Deborah Fulsang Online Editor Emma Yardley

FROM TOP LEFT: Patrickson wearing a Love Sam jacket, Vince pants, Free People belt, Zadig et Voltaire blouse and Free People bra; Sportmax dress, L.K. Bennett shoes; H&M clutch; Jerome C. Rousseau shoes and Stuart Weitzman clutch.

Designer Amber Hickson

Publisher, The Kit Giorgina Bigioni Chief Content Officer Doug Wallace

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The Kit is Canada’s Beauty Authority (c) 2013, The Kit, a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. To get in touch, visit theKit.ca

STYLIST, LOS ANGELES

THE COVETEUR Originally from South Africa, Anita Patrickson was raised in London before crossing the pond to Los Angeles. After putting in time at Allure as assistant West Coast editor, working with celebrities like Britney and J. Lo, Patrickson struck out on her own as a freelance stylist. Patrickson continues to work with stars (now it’s everyone from Emma Watson to Nina Dobrev), and while she may have left behind her editorial days, there are parts she just can’t shake—like her immaculately colour-coded closet.

President, Star Media Group John Cruickshank Editor-in-Chief, Toronto Star Michael Cooke VP Strategic Investments & New Ventures Edward Greenspon

See more of Patrickson’s style on theCoveteur.com

A CLICK AWAY FROM YOUR CLOSET OUR FAVOURITE ITEMS FROM E-TAILERS WE LOVE

There is much that makes this ballerina the most chic pair you will own. The pointy toe, the edge of rockstuds and the patent leather give Valentino’s Rockstud Ballerina a polished look. Valentino Rockstud Ballerina, $695 thekit.ca/theseptember

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Subtle, light and perfect for holiday parties—we love Claire Madill’s modern porcelain pieces. She shapes her earrings so they catch the light for a lustrous pop. Claire takes a page from her grandmother’s style: “she’s a glamorous lady who loves to wear nice jewellery with her outfits.”

Victoria ring in white gold and crystals by Erin Tracy Made in Toronto, ON

Heyday Design Small Cubic Earrings, $46 thekit.ca/brika In collaboration with

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