'Tis the season… Our holiday gift guide has everything you need to spoil others as you would have them spoil you, from the Veronicas' personal gift picks to the ultimate vacation must-haves for snow bunnies and beach babes alike. But why stop there? We'll also be hosting a series of exclusive trunk shows featuring our favorite brands—all female founded. Get the details below.
Growing up, sisters Emily and Ashley Green spent their childhood beading bracelets around the kitchen table. Little did they know that the hobby would eventually turn into a career with the launch of Emily & Ashley, a jewelry line inspired by their grandmother and the glamour of the 1940s. "Our philosophy is to create fine jewelry that expresses the essence of the woman who wears it," they explain. "Classic keepsake pieces that each woman can call her own, then pass on to the next generation."
DC-based designer Laura Stephanie's first love was dance, which she uses to fuel her fine jewelry creations at her eponymous label: slim, ultra-feminine bangles, cascading gemstone earrings and gossamer lariat-like necklaces. "My wish for those wearing one of my designs," she says, "is a harmonious connection between mind, body and the piece."
There's a dynamic duo behind Loquet London: author, columnist and environmentalist Sheherazade Goldsmith and photographer, model and British Vogue contributing editor Laura Bailey. Together these multi-hyphenate Brits have reimagined the keepsake locket for modern times while holding themselves to the highest sustainable standards. "We believe that beauty and luxury should not come at the price of compromised ethics," they note.
If you love color, then Loren Hope is for you. Founded by North Carolina native Loren Barham, the collection marries vintage inspirations with a decidedly modern palette—think estate-style drop earrings in wild pops of colors or the classic tennis bracelet reimagined in fun ombré shades. Prefer something even more playful? Check out her butterfly series. "The only better inspiration than nature itself," she writes, "is nature observed through the eyes of the child-hearted."
Founder Jillian Moorhead's CV speaks for itself. The FIT graduate has worked everywhere from Chanel to Ralph Lauren. In 2015, after relocating from New York City to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, she combined those years of industry experience with her new cold-weather environs and launched Powder Puff, an eco-conscious line of winter accessories, including Moorhead's popular quilted neck warmers.
Rachel Cagner | Jewelry Remember the friendship bracelets from your childhood? Or the paper clips you'd string together into a necklace? Rachel Cagner's collection reworks that nostalgia in gold, crystals and enamel—without losing any of the fun or whimsy. Also charming: her pendant pieces, which feature hearts, happy faces, peace signs, "soda caps," and the evil eye.
Sh*t That I Knit! is an irreverent take on all the stuff you can stitch and purl together, from pom-pom beanies to adorable ribbed dog sweaters. The business began as a simple knitting blog for founder Christina Fagan, then with the power of Instagram and Kickstarter, blew up into a million-dollar business. Today, in addition to headquarters in Boston, Fagan employees a team of 170 artisans in Lima, Peru.
TRUNK SHOWS & EVENTS BY LOCATION
NEW YORK – UPPER EAST SIDE Veronica Beard | 988 Madison Avenue
Nov 20 — Powder Puff + complimentary on-site embroidery Dec 9 – Rachel Cagner Dec 10 – Loren Hope + complimentary on-site embroidery
NEW YORK – SOHO Veronica Beard | 78 Greene Street
Dec 11 – Loren Hope
CHICAGO Veronica Beard | 11 E Walton Street
Dec 1 – Powder Puff + complimentary on-site embroidery