Gift Guide 2010: 'Gossip Girl' Glamazon

December 1, 2010


They turned ordinary prep life into a high-fashion fair, and now the cast of “Gossip Girl” gets to sit front and center at Lagerfeld’s couture spectacles. From pocket squares to sparkly bottles of top-shelf spirits, these UES sartorial masters know how to mix designer wear with I-love-you/despise-you teen drama. Whether you’re seeking a present for a stylish chick who’s 20-something or 40-something (the show depicts fashionistas of all ages) or a stocking stuffer for a latter-day young dandy who favors ascots and smoking jackets, these gifts are sure to keep them talking about you —in a nice way.

» Tress-Dressed Lost
Like “GG’s” ubiquitous headbands, a silk peony clip adds subtle bling to an updo ($12, Proper Topper, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-842-3055).

» Natty and Nice
Spice up a boyfriend’s (or fling’s) French cuffs with mod links ($195, Lost Boys, 1033 31st St. NW; 202-333-0093).

» Runway Best-Seller
Ruben Toledo’s Fashion Almanac features his witty illustrations of willowy fashionistas dolled up in Marc Jacobs et al ($65, Nordstrom.com).


» Gem Time
More Upper East Side than downtown, a faux diamond bracelet sparkles during the holidays and beyond ($255, Charm, 2910 M St. NW; 202-298-0420).

» To the Manner Poured
Absolut’s limited-edition Glimmer vodka bottle looks as expensive as the crystal decanters you’d see on Park Avenue cocktail carts ($20, liquor stores).

» Hose Garden
Nothing screams “Andover! Harvard! Yale Law!” as well as a pair of argyle socks ($25, Proper Topper, 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW; 202-842-3055).

» Checking In
D.C. designers Hugh & Crye update classic men’s shirts with slim fits and zippy prints. They’re good for G-town or New York days ($60, Hughandcrye.com).


» Coco Loco
They wear her gowns and worship her memory, but you can seat her on your sofa with an ironic burlap Chanel pillow ($45, The French Apartment, 1671 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-506-1846).

» Ho-Ho Boho
Indulge her inner Kate Moss (or Vanessa on “GG”) with a vintage necklace (Christ Child Opportunity Shop, $25, 1427 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-333-6635).

» Queen Saver
Help your favorite queen protect her priceless family heirloom table from pesky wine rings with Naked Decor’s Lucite coasters ($24 for four, RCKNDY, 1515 U St. NW; 202-332-5639).

» Belle in the Ball
Send blooms plus Tracy Glover’s vase to climb in her social ladder ($235, A Mano, 1677 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202- 298-7200).

» Rose on Any Other Dame
With holiday soirees adding up, give her a dashing statement ring by Spring Street ($52, Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-338-5398).

Written by Express’ Katherine Boyle, Jennifer Barger, and Holly Morri
Photo by Giovanni Rufino/The CW

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