*****CHRISTMAS PICKS***UNBROKEN*****

I just finished this incredible book….UNBROKEN….written by Laura Hillenbrand. A true story about Louis Zamperini, a WWII veteran who was a Japanese prisoner of war for over two years. This is a book for your husbands, boyfriends, sons and daughters to read. It is a book all of you should read. It is truly inspiring and an incredible story. The book has been made into a movie directed by Angelina Jolie. If it is half as good as the book…..it would be an fabulous movie. Reading the book opened my eyes to so much I didn’t know about what went on in the Pacific during the war……Actually, I don’t think you should wait to give this as a Christmas present…..I think it would be the most appropriate present to give your Thanksgiving guests……..We all have so much to be thankful for, and to thank all of the Vets past and present for their sacrifice……………Happy Thanksgiving everyone!……much Love…….Louis

****CHRISTMAS PICKS***INTERCHANGEABLE DROP EARRING****

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…………………This is another earring hat I first did as part of my ANNE KLEIN COUTURE JEWELRY LINE…..but this time I took it one step further by making it interchangeable!………….Everyone love to get a “two for one” item…..well this earring is a “THREE FOR ONE”…..FIRST you get a CABOCHON BUTTON EARRING, not too big and not too small….the size everyone can wear. Next add the matching color DROP BEAD……..Your third choice is to switch the COLOR BEAD for a drop PEARL….Three earrings for the price of one, and it comes pierced or clip! The style number is J267611, and the color choices are red, green and purple. You may notice in some of the photos there is a color button with a different color drop….I cheated! I mixed the colors….so in order to do that you would have to get two pair in different colors, but think of all the different ways to mix and match. I think it would make a beautiful present for someone very special……………………Happy Holidays…………….much Love………………………..Louis

****CHRISTMAS PICKS*** THE DIAMOND WATCH****

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This Crystal watch, J271864 has all well deserved rave reviews….The workmanship is truly superb… I think a beautiful evening watch is one of the hardest things to find….Most are obviously fake…..With this watch you will leave them guessing Three rows of faceted crystals make up the ban while a single row of tiny faceted surround the face. It is avail in the goldtone or silvertone…..both are beauties. This watch coordinates with all of the new pieces that are here [the pin with the crystals and pearl center] and the cross and tapered earring dur soon…..This would certainly make a WOW present…..maybe just for yourself!…………….Happy Holidays………………………….Louis

****CHRISTMAS PICKS***BLACK JET & ORGANIC METAL BRACELETS****

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Personally….I think these are “sleeper” bracelets. The J284044, comes in the SILVER/BLK JET or the GOLD/BLACK JET. These go with many of the Linea Jet necklaces….whether it be the 72 inch faceted bead necklace, J284043, or the fine wire necklace with the floating jet beads, J291535. They also work perfectly with the single Black Jet drop earring J291538. On their own or stacked with the Jet faceted bead stretch bracelet J291536, these would make a terrific addition to anyone’s wardrobe……Mixed  together…they all make a wonderful ensemble……………………………………………………….Happy Holidays…………….Louis

****CHRISTMAS PICKS***THE FLEUR DE LIS CROSS****

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If you own anything or you know someone who owns anything in Aubergine or OLIVE….like the new swing sweater…..these crosses in the Wine and Olive work beautifully….The matching Enamel Station necklaces, J271861 finish the layering look…………………………………Happy Holidays……………Love……..Louis

*****CHRISTMAS PICKS***THE BYZANTINE GROUP****

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J296898, the new 5 cross choker with the enamel oval beads, J264036 the double sided cross, J284037 the stone button earring, J264037, the 48 inch station necklace with the gold rim jewels, J267612 the 61 inch station bead necklace all make up the BYZANTINE GROUP…….Any one of these beautiful pieces would make a spectacular Christmas present. Sorry the cuff in the picture didn’t make it this year….maybe next Christmas!……Happy Holidays

****CHRISTMAS PICKS***THE OLIVE SHAWL****

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………………..I first did this exact size shawl at Anne Klein in 1990. It was first offered in IVORY, BLACK and SCARLET 100% Cashmere Jersey, and they went with both day and night outfits all in columns of color…..Cashmere maxi coats and turtlenecks  worn over short skirts with matching tights and knee high boots. For evening I showed them with floor length Cashmere Jersey dresses…..very covered up long Turtleneck dresses or very bare slips with criss cross string LOW backs….12 different dresses in all walked the runway…..the last 6 in SCARLET……The matching SHAWLS were THE KEY ACCESSORY!……My philosophy of design has not changed over the years………….CLASS is CLASS no matter what the date……..Columns of color are not a fade….It is a way of dressing that does not depend on what is IN or what is OUT…..In my fashion vocabulary there is no such thing as” in” or “out”. If you, as a designer, are going to design something that is going to be OUT in a season or two, then it wasn’t worth designing in the first place. In my vocabulary…..I use words like TIMELESS, SOPHISTICATION, CHIC, CLASS…..Yes, maybe words that you have heard over and over again, but for me they never loose their meaning or power…..It is up to you to decide what “fashion road” you want to take. There are no wrong turns or paths. Everyone is an individual and should decide what their style is. If you so choose to travel along with me down my “fashion path”, I can only promise you that you will always feel well dress, TIMELESS, SOPHISTICATED and CHIC………………………………The OLIVE SHAWL, A259111, continues to be that KEY ACCESSORY! It adds the drama to that COLUMN OF COLOR that I keep talking to you about…..Besides being glamorous….it will be one of the most practical pieces of clothing you may own. Reading and seeing what is going on weather wise around the country…..SIX FEET OF SNOW in the Great Lake areas of NY State gives me a major CHILL…..and it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! Holey Moley….get out your shawls ladies and wrap up….you’re going to need them!…………………Happy Holidays…………………….Louis

****CHRISTMAS PICKS***THE RASPBERRY SHAWL****

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………….The RASPBERRY SHAWL, A259111, worn with the dyed to match RASPBERRY WK FUNNEL NECK SWEATER, A259109, as well as the RASPBERRY PEA JACKET, A259261, gives you an instant aura. A PURE DESIGNER TOUCH, and surely you won’t see yourself coming and going. As an accent color, say to the CAMEL PEA JACKET, it truly is face flattering. This is a gift for any age…….practical and luxurious at the same time! What a wonderful present the shawl and the pea jacket would make for a wonderful daughter or daughter in law….or maybe suggest it to your son or son in law….you know they need all the help they can get…….By the way love the RASPBERRY FUNNEL SWEATER, A259109, with an ivory TN like the , A83962, casually worn with the shawl tossed over the shoulder……is a GREAT look for a get together with friends and family…….it’s getting really cold out there….a beautiful shawl would be the perfect gift………………………………………………………………………….Happy Holidays………………………….Louis

****CHRISTMAS PICKS***THE BLACK SHAWL*****

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REALLY……isn’t this the perfect thing to drape over your shoulders NEW YEARS EVE! Paired with a simple BLACK WK TANK, A237404 and the vintage LINEA BLACK SEQUIN SKIRT or the SEQUIN DRESS….you’ll be dressed in a minute and totally glamorous…..Now don’t forget to dress the leg….You now have so many choices between all of the lace, lurex and sheers, there is something for every taste…….That gorgeous jet necklace around her neck is coming in DEC…..just in time for the festivities [it will also be avail in CLEAR and the faceted beads just glisten!….They will appear around the 12th of the month….The drop jet  and or clear earring is avail now………..Happy Holidays………….much Love ……….Louis

***********CHRISTMAS PICKS***************

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It seems every day QVC , on one  show or another, presents “their” Christmas picks…..so I thought I would do my own “CHRISTMAS PICKS’ posts …..starting with the LINEA WHISPER KNIT SCARF & BOX, A257914………I know many of you have already ordered and reordered these scarves for yourselves and to give as presents, but many haven’t even started shopping yet. I thought this would be a good place to start my own CHRISTMAS PICKS list, because it can be given to both MEN and WOMEN…..FAMILY and FRIENDS….YOUNG and SENIORS. Jac and I have gotten these scarves to give this Christmas to many of our friends. The colors are NUTMEG…..a wonderful golden color…..HUNTER GREEN…..a rich deep woodsy green………….and BRICK RED……a terrific accent color for anyone….not too bright and not too dark……and of course the must have….BLACK! Each scarf ordered will come with a signature Linea Logo Box, tissue, and a silver elastic cord…..I always love a gift where you don’t have to worry about SIZE!………By the way the Tapered earrings, J317111 and the Reversible Cross, J317110, will be avail on Nov. 19th!……………………………………….Happy Holidays……………………………………Louis