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Currently Coveting: New Year’s Eve Party Essentials

Currently Coveting: Holiday Party Essentials

Our editors pick four musts for the celebration

If New Year’s Eve hype matched the reality, we’d all be making out with Gosling front row at a Beyoncé concert as the ball dropped.

Alas. We can at least make the truth easier to bear with four holiday party staples picked by our team. In today’s video, fashion editor Jordan Blumberg shares her favorite sparkly dress, beauty editor Jennifer Jackson shows off which lipstick and nail polish she plans to wear, and senior editor Lauren Lumsden imbibes her champagne of choice.

All can be purchased online (or in person if you’re in NYC) in plenty of time for the big party.

If only they could be delivered by a Hemsworth.

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Easy Does It: DIY Statement Scarf

Easy Does It: DIY Statement Scarf

Mr. Kate gives us a quick tutorial

Hard Rock. Absolut. Abercrombie. Life Is Good. G.R.I.T.S. [Insert Greek letters here.]

Jewelry designer/DIY phenom Kate Albrecht, a.k.a. Mr. Kate, knows exactly what to do with all those old T-shirts taking up drawer space: In today’s video, she shows senior editor Lauren Lumsden how to make a statement scarf (okay, it toes the necklace line).

We used red and white in the video for a candy cane look (also great for Valentine’s Day), but feel free to use any colors you want. Besides the tees, all you need are scissors and ten minutes.

Have No Fear.

For more craft ideas and to see her jewelry collection, go to mrkate.com.

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Currently Coveting: Winter Accessories

Currently Coveting: Winter Accessories

SuChin Pak and Chriselle Lim share their favorites

You can just look at some people and know they never had a scrunchie phase. Chriselle Lim is one of these rarities. (We want everything she’s ever put on.)

So when our chief correspondent SuChin Pak got the chance to sit down with the blogger/stylist in her downtown L.A. studio and talk accessories, it was a no-brainer. In today’s video, they discuss everything from sunglasses to leopard-print shoes.

While we had Lim on the line, we also asked her to show us her favorite outfit right now: a fuzzy sweater/miniskirt combo we can’t wait to emulate for holiday parties. The Lanvin boots are perfect.

We’re sure she’s never worn them with flared Mudd jeans.

For more information, go to thechrisellefactor.com or youtube.com.

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My Favorite Outfit: Chriselle Lim

My Favorite Outfit: Chriselle Lim

The YouTube star shows us her holiday go-to

When what you wear and how you wear it are your livelihood, fancying one look above all others is like Sophie’s choice.

But that’s exactly what we asked of stylist/blogger Chriselle Lim in today’s video. She braved the question with a fuzzy sweater, textured miniskirt, and Lanvin boots from L.A.’s Satine.

We can’t decide which piece we like best.

For more information on Lim, go to thechrisellefactor.com or youtube.com.

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Hotspots with Kate Wolfson

Hotspots with Kate Wolfson

Our editor shares her favorite things in L.A.

It’s a familiar tale: I came to Los Angeles for one love (a boy) and found another (a city).

Five years in, the city — and the boy — still makes my heart skip a beat.

In today’s video, I give you a tour of my beloved local spots that starts with a design-centric treasure hunt Downtown and ends at a Hollywood gallery/boutique in the storied Howard Hughes headquarters (hello, $55,000 backpacks).

I also stop for a twenty-layer crepe cake at a bakery which, like me, is a New York transplant that’s pretty sweet on the City of Angels.

Thanks for tagging along, and please wave hello if you see me around town.

I’m the girl in the Mini Cooper, desperately attempting to parallel park.

Want more? Check out our editor’s go-to spots around New York. And stay tuned for editor favorites in San Francisco and Chicago, coming soon.

Next Video: Blond Ambition
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Blond Ambition

Blond Ambition

The Oscar winner on her process, her husband, and her favorite shoes

If we won an Academy Award, we’d put it on a chain and wear it as a necklace (back problems, be damned).

Want to know where costume/production designer Catherine Martin and her husband, director Baz Luhrmann, keep their awards? Watch today’s installment of 5 Questions with SuChin Pak.

Pak sat down with Martin (who does the costumes for Luhrmann’s films) at our Fashion in Film event in New York last week. She talked about her process, working with her husband, and her biggest indulgence.

In the background, you can see outfits that Martin (who’s wearing Prada, BTW) put together for Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan for The Great Gatsby.

Talk about something to show off.

To know more about your favorite stars, check out our 5 Questions with actors Miles Teller, Greta Gerwig, and Anna Chlumsky (who looked beautiful at the Emmys Sunday night).

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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Fashion

Watch Sartorial Magic Happen

Watch Sartorial Magic Happen

“The Great Gatsby” costume setup in 45 seconds

Not to brag, but we touched clothing that Leonardo DiCaprio wore. How? For our recent Fashion in Film event, The Great Gatsby’s wardrobe/production designer Catherine Martin let us borrow and display three costumes from the film.

The setup, which took about eight hours, is condensed to less than a minute in this time-lapse video. The costumes, from left to right, were worn by Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and DiCaprio in the scene where Gatsby greets Daisy at Nick’s home.

If you look closely you can see our interview with the Oscar-winning designer (you can’t miss her blond hair) toward the end.

To see more of Martin, check out our retrospective of her work.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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Fashion Meets Dysfunction in “Ivy Holland: By My Selfie”

Fashion Meets Dysfunction in “Ivy Holland: By My Selfie”

A DailyCandy and Tribeca Enterprises special presentation

Where does top NYC stylist Ivy Holland see herself in ten years? Trick question: She doesn’t want to — and she’ll smash every mirror in her house if it comes to that.

Sound like someone you want to know (or pretend to know)? Watch our new short film Ivy Holland: By My Selfie, by writer/director Matt Lenski.

Sadly, or maybe happily, it’s a work of fiction. But we can guarantee actress Alex Butler (co-writer) gets the obsessive selfie-taking type just right.

But please don’t say it takes one to know one.

Don’t move a muscle. Okay, except for the finger you need to move your mouse to watch our short documentary Chasing Tommy Ton.

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Meet the Man Who Inspired “Chasing Tommy Ton”

Meet the Man Who Inspired “Chasing Tommy Ton”

A DailyCandy and Tribeca Enterprises special presentation

If you don’t know Jak & Jil (the blog, not the nursery rhyme), you’ve probably been hiding under an unfashionable rock since 2005. Tommy Ton, the site’s founder, is one of the original street style photographers.

His taste and pictures are instantly recognizable. But here’s the weird thing: Until we partnered with Tribeca Enterprises to make this documentary, we couldn’t have picked him out of a lineup. That’s why we’re thrilled to present our first short documentary, Chasing Tommy Ton.

In the film, we turn the camera around on Ton to reveal his day-to-day life, from what he looks for in a subject to why he loves his job. The craziest part? Director Christina Voros and her team shot it entirely in the last month, mostly during Fashion Week.

Like Tommy Ton, we like gratification in a flash. 

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My Favorite Outfit: Smith Sinrod

My Favorite Outfit: Smith Sinrod

The designer has a classically pretty look

With pearl earrings, a pencil skirt, her grandmother’s ring, and a Southern drawl that slips out every so often, Smith Sinrod is a girl you’d happily take home to your parents.

In this video, the creator of By Smith explains her tried-and-true look. For those of you in New York, we filmed in one of our favorite spots, the alley leading to Freemans.

For more information, go to bysmithcollection.com.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy