As we move merrily along our guided path of gifts this week, we suspect today's muse¬--Veronica Electronica¬--will receive a great deal of favorable attention. Surely you're acquainted with at least one (if not several) of these tech-savvy types; you know, the sort of girl who's always stylishly edgy and madly typing on some sort of tiny device. However, on the off chance that not everyone is clear about VE's signature traits, please allow us to provide some clarification, as well as a few corresponding goodies, now!
When identifing a VE, note that she is easy to discern on account of her mod style and possession of the latest luxe tech treats. In other words, if this was the eighties, she'd be the first person in the senior class to own a hair crimper and a pair of Guess jeans (not to mention the fact that her family probably had an Atari before any other house on the block). Modern-day gadget girls are just as fly, except they're more numerous than ever, thanks to ever-expanding tech advances, resulting in Blackberries, iPods, and other such Gossip Girl-endorsed accoutrement. Hopefully, we've made shopping for this always-current demographic a little bit easier with today's assortment of high-fashioned pieces and newfangled gizmos.
Landver Spike Onyx Ring ($260)
Innovative jewelry is always of key importance for a Veronica Electronica, so this gold vermiel ring with ten hand-set spiky stones is a fitting piece. It will bring a futuristic punk pop to an otherwise pedestrian ensemble.
Kindle Reader ($359)
This awesome, Oprah-endorsed reading device is the equivalent of an iPod for your books! The revolutionary apparatus conveniently holds over 200 titles, in addition to wirelessly updating blogs and newspapers (meaning you can read The New York Times each morning before even leaving your bed). Why lug lots of media around, when you can downsize with this super space saver?
Manolo Blahnik Pepe Heels ($745)
It takes a very special kind of shoe to truly complement Veronica Electronica's style, so we immediately turned to Manolo Blahnik to fulfill our modernistic vision. The patent leather, wide ankle strap, and open back detailing earns these heels a gold star on the shoe chart of our hearts. If you're on a budget, present VE with some inexpensive Penthouse Slide Heels ($25) by Wanted as alternatives.
Polaroid PoGo Instant Portable Printer ($100)
As the name implies, the PoGo doesn't snap pictures, but it does print them instantly and wirelessly from your digital camera. Though we think the fact that the PoGo can receive & reproduce all phone photos on the spot might have a certain appeal for the Veronica Electronica type!
Lancome Oscillation Mascara ($34)
Ms. Electronica is always on the hunt for state-of-the-art beauty products, so this cutting-edge mascara is probably on her wish list. The oscillating wand puts its motionless competitors to shame and defines lashes to an impressive degree.
3.1 Phillip Lim Belgium Bag ($750)
Now that we've setup our girl du jour with a handful of bad ass gadgets, she needs a correspondingly cool bag to carry them in! We chose this one from the eternally popular Phillip Lim, because of its vibrant blue color, bronze hardware, and oversized infusing structure. For some slightly less expensive versions, check out Rebecca Minkoff's Beau Tote ($630) and Anya Hindmarch for Target's Tote Bag ($50).
Marciano Carafe Dress ($498)
One of the distinguishing characteristics of a VE is all-star confidence, which is why we selected this dazzling, jaw-dropping frock. Now is the time to wear a sequin sheath, plus you'd be hard-pressed to find a more perfect New Year's dress.¬--Jessica Amento
Photo of Taylor Momsen, Bauer Griffin.