Funky tights are a cheap and easy way to make any outfit stand out. This pair’s extra-large pattern takes the cliché out of the sexy-librarian look, and they hold up surprisingly well through multiple washes and wearings.
Contrary to what Kate Moss’s minuscule hips may lead you to believe, the fashion world supports eating—so much so that the Council of Fashion Designers of America released a cookbook with the standby recipes of design legends. She’ll learn to make everything from Zac Posen’s Butterscotch Wafers to Diane von Furstenberg’s Saturday-night chicken, and, if nothing else, the richly colored illustrations make it a great coffee-table book.
This soundly structured—and surprisingly roomy—leather mini-purse can be held by the handles or worn cross the body with the help of a removable strap. The simple shape, heavy-duty brass hardware, and sophisticated eggplant coloring make it an investment piece she’ll hold onto for years to come.