Day Fourteen of Garden of Glam’s Holiday Gift Guide (Dena: Stylist)
Dena is an accomplished, innovative freelance stylist and reporter. She has worked on projects for a wide variety of publications including W, Glamour, Teen Vogue, Vogue, Maxim, InStyle, and Rolling Stone and for many incredible brands including Victoria’s Secret, Nine West, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Anthropologie. Dena is a part of the styling team for TV personality Andy Cohen and his show Watch What Happens Live, who was just listed as GQ‘s 25 Most Stylish Men of 2012 (way to go Dena). Dena is currently a stylist for various original Yahoo! programs, including the fashion and style show The Thread hosted by Jessica Stam. In addition, Dena also collaborates editorially on scripts for Yahoo! She also recently assisted Edward Enninful in styling W’s Collector’s Edition, 40th Anniversary Issue. I mean really, what doesn’t she do!? Stayed tuned for a future collaboration with Dena and styling tips from a pro.
As a reminder, I have asked each contributor to share what’s on their wish list and give list this holiday season with the hope of making your holiday shopping a little easier.
DENA’S WISH LIST
Rider Mixed-Media Top Handle Bag by Loeffler Randall. I love the size of this bag and the python detail and neutral color-blocking. No matter the size of my bag, I tend to fill it up which can get quite heavy. This is the perfect size to hold my essentials, but isn’t cumbersome so it’s perfect for when I am out all day prepping shoots.
This bag is absolutely stunning! I have the same problem as Dena and without fail always manage to over stuff my bag. This is great for every day use and the internal dividers make it practical. Perfect for a girlfriend, wife, fiancé, sister or mother.
Helmut Lang Stretch Leather Pants. A great leather legging is at the top of my list. I’ve worn mine ragged they’re such a staple in my wardrobe. I love pairing them with a chunky sweater and boots for a cool weekend, or a silky blouse, statement necklace and pumps for a chic day to night look.
Literally obsessed with these pants! Leather is my absolute weakness and I am a firm believer that leggings ARE pants, it is truly an unbeatable combination! Perfect for the fashion forward ladies in your life, such as a sister, girlfriend, fiancé or wife.
Jennifer Fisher Layering Cuffs. Jennifer Fisher has me HOOKED on cuffs. I love how they look stacked on my wrist and I LOVE mixing metals. JF is totally architectural which I love. My recent obsession is rose-gold and I’m working on my collection.
This piece is so beautiful because it is delicate yet edgy at the same time. I am a true believer in layering jewelry and am always looking for more pieces to add to the arm party. Layering bracelets are a great gift for a friend, roommate, girlfriend or sister.
DENA’S GIVE LIST
Vintage Edition Scrabble. I bought this Scrabble board for my extremely adorable and recently married friends. I love the presentation and that it is something that they will love but something that they would not splurge on for themselves–also great for the Words with Friends enthusiast.
I love giving board games as gifts, as well as receiving them. I have a huge board game collection and play them as often as possible. My personal favorite is Scattegories. Board games are perfect for all ages and genders, such a wonderful and unexpected gift.
By Boe Tri Earring. I bought these for my friend who is also a stylist. We always give each other a little something each year but nothing too extravagant. These earrings are perfect–SUPER cool and I was shocked at how reasonably priced they are!
These earrings are so fab and perfect for anyone with pierced ears. They are subtle yet eye catching and unique, which is the best combination. These would be a wonderful present for a sister, roommate, friend, girlfriend or cousin.
OPI gelshine at-home gel system. Gel manicures are the best thing that ever happened to my nails. Regular manicures only last a maximum of two days and with gel the polish stays nice for at least 10. I’m getting my little sister, who is a freshman in college, this great gel mani set to use at school.
Such a thoughtful and practical gift–gel has completely revolutionized mani/pedis! I am horrible at painting my nails so make sure you give this to someone that is ambidextrous! Perfect for a friend, girlfriend, sister, cousin, aunt, or mom.