Modern Muse

Modern Muse
Friday, December, 09, 2011 Today, we bid farewell to the Girls' Gift Guide-fondly, and with a wee bit of sadness-but before that happens, we have one final installment for your shopping and wish-listing pleasure! Our final day is dedicated to the Modern Muse, meaning the type of girl who loves the most fashionable things and has style in spades. She's always up on the best collaborations, the coolest new products, and the most covetable items each season, so look for little luxuries that are in keeping with her sensibilities. (Need more help? Just ask yourself, "Would Kate Bosworth like this?" and if the answer is yes, you're golden!) From the most darling key chain to a must-have bag to a majorly delightful book, we have a feeling that everyone will love these Modern Muse gifts-we sure do!

StyleMint Venice T-Shirt ($29.99)
Amazing t-shirts are a staple in the Modern Muse's wardrobe, so add to her collection with this cheery, striped shirt from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's amazing e-commerce site, StyleMint. The shirt, which is also available in a pink/orange/black version, is not only designed by the Olsens, it's also incredible affordable and has a memorable graphic look that feels very Prada-like!

JewelMint Fine Tune Necklace ($29.99)
While the Modern Muse might save up and splurge on a fancy watch or diamond studs, she also likes to mix her finer pieces with more casual baubles too-hence our inclusion of this darling necklace from JewelMint. Designed by Kate Bosworth and star stylist Cher Coulter, this vintage-inspired piece is memorable and cool, just like our girl!

Theyskens' Theory Anta Mini Flap Bag ($495) in Multi
Of all the breakout fashion stories this year, Olivier Theyskens' incredible work at Theyskens' Theory is definitely one of the most important. Everything the man designs is amazing, including this outrageously awesome bag. With its standout color palette and simple shape, it's sure to enliven the Modern Muse's favorite ensembles and might be her favorite gift this year.

Rebecca Minkoff for eBay iPhone Case ($28)
Everyone knows and adores Rebecca Minkoff's amazing bags, clothing, and shoes, but did you know that she also makes killer studded iPhone cases too? It's true! Created in collaboration with eBay, it's the ideal edgy case for an iPhone 4 or 4S, so be sure to buy one today!

Balenciaga Paris L'Essence Candle ($65)
Loving all things Balenciaga is just how the Modern Muse rolls, so she's sure to flip out over this attractive and aromatic candle from the French fashion house. The candle has a violet scent mixed with woody notes and hints of leather-so it's delightful to the nose-plus it comes in a beautifully unfussy silver container that's perfect for any vanity or coffee table.

American Apparel Lip Gloss ($12) in Pasadena
Since today's girl always knows about things early, she surely is aware that American Apparel just launched their own signature collection of lip glosses. The colors are gorgeous-especially this vibrant coral-and the formula is cruelty free, fragrance free, and petroleum free. Buy her the whole set or pick it up for yourself, either way, it's a great gift!

Proenza Schouler Key Chain ($135) in JoJo
Judging from the way Who What Wear editors react to anything Proenza Schouler puts out, we can say with absolute certainty that the Modern Muse will swoon for this sweet key chain. Inspired by Lazaro's dog-a Prague Ratter-this accessory is so ridiculously cute, we just can't get over it. And if for some reason this style won't work, you could pick up the Buster Keychain ($135) instead, which is modeled after Jack's Newfoundland.

Very Classy: Even More Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady ($18) by Derek Blasberg
Manners are one thing that never go out of style, so make sure your Modern Muse is up on all of the latest etiquette by giving her Very Classy. Written by the wildly talented Derek Blasberg-you know his byline from such esteemed magazines as Harper's Bazaar and V-Very Classy is the expanded version of the author's first book, Classy, and is full of even more tips and tricks. With two new chapters (one on interior decorating and the other on wellness) and nearly 100 new pages, this book is an essential buy even if you already have Classy. After all, a lady is always learning, right?

Image of Theyskens' Theory bag, courtesy of Shopbop.com
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