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10 Things: To Give for a very fashionable Valentine’s Day by Tina Craig

Regina Campbell

February 12, 2015

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This year’s Valentine’s Day falls right in the middle of New York Fashion Week, to fashion insiders’ delight. If there were ever a reason for an über-fashionable Valentine’s Day, this one is it. As a regular #NMinsider, Tina Craig, a.k.a. Bag Snob, loves to share her front-row and backstage photos with us, as well as give some much appreciated advice on the chicest hotels to stay in, where to dine, drink, get your hair done and even where to enjoy the best Valentine’s Day dinner in NYC. This week she curated a list of luxurious gifts that every girl would love – plus few special gifts for your NM man (or in Tina’s words, your Man Snob), in case you are suffering from gifting block syndrome.

“From a decadent dinner to a bag that will steal your heart, there’s no excuse not to celebrate the day that honors love, lust, and passion in snobby style.” –Tina Craig

Where to go

HOTEL AMERICANO 110314

Hôtel Americano: While the name alone gets me, I cannot think of anywhere more romantic than a winter-rooftop cocktail lounge serving French Alps comfort food, accompanied by sweeping views of New York City. (It’s also a perfect spot to propose. #justsaying)
Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Menu: Three courses for $79, with a wine pairing option at $49 (à la carte menu not available) and open reservation times from 5pm to 11:45pm.

Ten Things

1

Oscar de la Renta

Medallion Crochet Voile Blouse & High-Waist Laser-Cut Eyelet Shorts

Stand out from the sea of red dresses on Valentine’s night, and think sweet and chic instead. Gauzy white crochet and peekaboo detailing whisper seduction.

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2

Prada

Saffiano Cuir Small Double Bag (in blush and red, please)

For your blushing bride or fiery temptress (or both!), a Prada double bag is a MUST. Feather-light, innately functional and aptly cast in the color of ardor, this is quite possibly the best tote ever created.

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3

Vita Fede

Ultra Pearl & Titan Triple Band Ring

Say I love you with Vita Fede’s triple-stacked ring made of genuine Japanese pearls. The juxtaposition of sweet pearls, rich 14-karat yellow gold plating, and a touch of spikes is edgy and demure at once.

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4

Tibi

Escalante Striped Satin Crop Top & Full Satin Skirt

The sweetheart neckline receives a modern trompe l’oeil makeover, and bold black-and-white stripes make a stirring statement.

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5

Valentino

Rockstud Chevron-Print Slingback Pump

Who says February 14th has to be all reds and pinks? Show your wild love in Technicolor. Valentino Rockstuds are as timeless as your eternal devotion.

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6

Natura Bissé

Essential Shock Intense Cream

Prove your love for yourself by giving your face the gift of beautiful skin. This multilevel skin resurfacing cream is shockingly life-changing.

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7

Chantecaille

Hydra Chic Lipstick

There’s nothing kissable, let alone chic, about dry cracked lips. The name of Chantecaille’s cult-favorite lipstick says it all: Its formula will make your pout supple and irresistible in a single swipe.

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8

Dior

Exquise Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Forget rose-colored glasses. With just a dash of pastel hue across the top, these retro-inspired frames make for subtle pink perfection.

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9

Santiago Gonzalez

Skinny Crocodile Briefcase

No man should be without an elegant, style-elevating briefcase, so flaunt your love with a gorgeous Santiago Gonzalez design.

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10

Tom Ford

Conditioning Beard Oil, Neroli Portofino

I’m personally not a fan of the beard trend, but since your man insists, just go with it. This will help his facial scruff look as good as can be.

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