Design inspiration can come at any age. Just 9, Monique Frazier of Washington, D.C., recently launched a 13-piece jewelry line in silver and 14-karat gold ($30-$1,500). After all, she's loved wearing jewelry since she was "a little kid." Her friendship bracelet is on its way to heroine Hillary Rodham Clinton. Says Frazier: "It shows the good things in life, like people loving each other and it shows friendship across the world." For now, she designs the line on the weekends and after school, but she eventually plans a career in botany. Between now and then you can catch her at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza on Nov. 28.
Life After the Holidays
It does exist, but not always for our clothes. Wardrobe consultant Deborah Keillor has learned that "women still want to wear opulent fabrics but not look like they're going to have dinner with the President." So she and her partner, Hillary Jacobs, put together a collection that is more than great holiday pieces. It all depends on how it's combined and accessorized, she says. Their at-home shopping company, Jacobs Keillor, based in Newport Beach, services all of the state. Key items she suggests: chenille palazzo pants, brocade vests, white cotton blouses (preferably trimmed with Battenburg lace) and anything velvet.