Holiday Gift Guide Part 6: For The Elle Woods Type
As you probaby know by now, this year’s holiday gift guide includes numerous round-ups inspired by iconic female film and TV characters. In previous weeks, we’ve tailored round-ups to celebrate the personalities and styles of everyone from Liz Lemon (Tina Fey’s 30 Rock character) to Penny Lane (Kate Hudson’s character in Almost Famous), Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer’s Scarface character), Aeon Flux, and Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone’s Clueless character). Today’s gift guide celebrates the style of Elle Woods, the character Reese Witherspoon brought to life in the riotously funny film Legally Blonde. From head-to-toe pink fashions and accessories to manicure supplies, gifts for Brewster (Elle’s chihuahua buddy), hair products to keep her locks shiny and soft, and princess-like trinkets, we’ve got an option that would make any Woods-like gal do the bend-and-snap.
Nine West Boutique 9 “Jayleen” Sandals, $149. Visit NineWest.com
With their hot pink satin-like strips, twisted to form undulating shapes, these Nine West sandals would make any Malibu Barbie’s house feel like more of a dreamhouse.
Michael Kors Very Hollywood Solid Perfume Ring, $40. Visit Sephora.com
Elle grew up across the street from Aaron Spelling, remember? Her daily travels through Beverly Hills and Los Angeles involve cavorting with celebrities like Cameron Diaz (do you remember how she said she’d advised Diaz against buying an orange sweater because “whoever said orange is the new pink is seriously deluded”?). She’s as Hollywood as they come. The Michael Kors Very Hollywood Solid Perfume Ring ring is fashioned to look like a cocktail ring, so she can both smell and look like a glamorous Hollywood star.
Josie Maran Moroccan Holiday Collection, $25. Visit Sephora.com
As an avid fashion and beauty lover, any Elle Woods-like girl knows about Josie Maran’s prestigious modeling career, her dedication to the environment, and her trailblazing organic skincare and cosmetics line. With this set, which includes a black mascara, two lip glosses (in Happiness, a shimmering pink, and Compassion, a shimmering nude), and a small tube of Maran’s ultra moisturizing Argan Oil, the Elle Woods girl in your life will always be camera ready.
Isabella Oliver Wrap Dress, $165. Visit IsabellaOliver.com
This wrap dress is a slightly less glitzy, yet more curve-hugging take on the number Ms. Woods wore in court, as she defended her Delta Nu sister Brooke (played by Ali Larter) from the homicide charges against her.
MAC Cosmetics Do-The-Trick Buff and Line Brush Kit, $49.50. Visit MACcosmetics.com
Any Elle Woods-like girl knows just how to play up her assets. With this brush kit from MAC Cosmetics, she can apply powder perfectly, buffing the substance onto her skin for a flawless finish, accentuate her cheekbones with a slightly slanted brush, and perfect her eye makeup with an all-over brush, a contouring brush, and a liner brush. The five brushes (168SE, 187SE, 209SE, 219SE and 252SE) are packaged in a vinyl pouch with a grosgrain ribbon zipper detail.
Rodial LA Face Lift, $85. Visit Skinstore.com
This California girl wouldn’t blink at the mention of plastic surgery, but she’ll try to avoid it for as long as she can — and with Rodial’s LA Face Lift, a five-piece range of products meant to boost collagen, she probably won’t have to worry about any nips and tucks for quite some time. The kit includes the A-List Cleanser, Glamtox Peel, SPF15 Glamtox Eyes Light, SPF18 Glamtox, and Glam Balm.
Nina Precious Nina Eau de Toilette, $72. Visit Macys.com
This limited-edition version of the best-selling Nina EDT incorporates Calabrian bergamot, lemon, and fresh
lime notes to the original formula, which features a heart of peony, moonflower and apple,
along with base notes of praline, apple wood and musk. It’s packaged in a metallic pink apple-shaped bottle with silver-colored leaves accented with Swarovski crystals. A delicious juice inside a slightly flashy package makes for an irresistible treat: like Elle herself.
Gorjana Star Wrap Necklace, $185. Visit Shopbop.com
This girl can achieve anything she sets her mind to: whether it’s judging a tighty-whitey contest for Lambda Kappa Pi, getting into Harvard Law School or winning a case where all the evidence seemed to point towards the defendant being guilty. Let this supernova know what you think of her with this adorable star wrap necklace.
Basic Beanie Hat, $16. Visit TopShop.com
During her first meet-and-greet at Harvard, when she introduced herself and her dog Brestwer as “Gemini vegetarians,” Elle wore a pink beret much like this one. With the winter months upon us, a pink beret makes a great gift for the Elle-like diva who needs to stay snug in the cold outdoors.
Kate Spade Plaza Bow Pouch, $145. Visit KateSpade.com
Elle Woods types are practically color blind when it comes to any hue other thank pink. The key, then, is finding different shades of pink with which to experiment. This Kate Spade pouch, with its bubbly pink shade, will dangle happily from any lady’s wrist.
L’Occitane Sweet Cherry Scented Candle, $28. Visit Usa.Loccitane.com
What girl can’t appreciate the smell of a sweet cherry? This luxurious L’Occitane candle smells like candy and fruit all at once — it’s like sniffing the center of a freshly baked BonBon cookie with a Maraschino cherry center. Yum!
Preen Collum Dress, $1330. Visit Net-A-Porter.com
When Woods-like gals want a more structured look, they should opt for a dress like this on, with its clever and almost architectural pleating details.
Giuseppe Zanotti E06098 Heels, $550. Visit Zappos.com
Elle Woods sorts may love pink, but they do sometimes settle for a powerful flash of pink as opposed to the all-over color — and these geometric print Giuseppe Zanotti peeptoe heels are so magnetic, we think the pink heel would more than appease a pink-starved Woods sort.
Pureology Signature Collection Pure Volume Petites, $21. Visit Pureology.com for salon locations.
Woods knows her golden locks are an asset, so she replenishes them with hydrating shampoos and conditioners that preserve her color (so her highlights look radiant). Plus, as a vegetarian, animal lover, and friend of the earth, Woods would appreciate Pureology’s commitment to using 100% vegan formulas and its no-animal-testing ethos. This set of “petites” includes 2 fl. oz. bottles of Pureology’s Pure Volume Shampoo, Pure Volume Conditioner, Pure Volume BlowDry Amplifier, and Essential Repair Split end Correcting System.
Louis Dog Very Tote, $140. Visit UpscalePup.com
No Elle Woods-like gal will leave home without her pooch, and these adorable dog totes will make sure even Brewster sorts travel in style.
Essie Mega Mini Jewels, $15. Visit EssieShop.com
When Elle was laying in bed, trying to get over Warner dumping her, the only way she could be persuaded to leave her room was with the promise of a manicure. And while the Elle Woods in your life may not be hurling boxes of chocolates at a TV screen while in a post-breakup slump, we’re pretty sure she’d still skip with excitement at the idea of a manicure — and a box of dainty polish colors to choose from. The Essie Mega Mini Jewels set includes the colors: Marshmallow, a creamy white; Vanity Fairest, a pale pastel pink; Pink Glove, a bubblegum pink; and Really Red, a cherry pie red hue.
Santi Beaded Disco Bag, $115.50. Visit Bloomingdales.com
As much as she loves having constant access to her treasure trove of beauty supplies, her pink planner, and all the other goodies stashed in her purse, sometimes Elle Woods sorts have to downsize — especially when there’s a cocktail party involved. Show her that less can be more with this Santi bag.
Elle Woods-like gals understand that it’s not just about putting your best foot forward — it’s also about putting your best face forward. To that end, they’ll appreciate this set of three masks: Clear Improvement, a pore-clearing charcoal mask; Drink Up, a hydrating product; and Out of Trouble, a soothing and clarifying number. Talk about saving face!
Chooka Hello Kitty Crest Rain Pups, $79.95. Visit Endless.com
Though Elle Woods types are dog lovers, there is one cat they can resist: Hello Kitty. These Chooka rain boots combine two Woodsian loves: all-over pink and HK cuteness.
Though Woods is a princess, she’s not one for really large pieces of jewelry. Instead, she’ll opt for girly charm bracelets, simple pendant, and cutesy earrings like these Christine Mighion gold hoops, which include just a dash of pink through the rhodolite garnet charms.
Lorac Couture Shine Gloss Collection, $22.50. Visit Sephora.com
Girly girls won’t ever be spotted with naked lips — gloss is about as essential to them as oxygen. Give them high shine glosses in colors they’ll absolutely adore with Lorac’s Shine Gloss Collection, which includes the shades: Haute, a carnation pink; Couture/Haute Couture, a brown-ish rose; Sheer Luxe/Grand Luxe, a deep wine-like shade; Glam, a shimmering metallic rose with nude undertones; and Lavish/Somptueux, a sparkling, sheer bright pink hue.
Juicy Couture Ski Goggles, $98. Visit NeimanMarcus.com
Sure, Elle Woods types tend to be beach rather than snow bunnies but, if they’re going to conquer those snow-covered slopes, they’re going to do so in style — and these Juicy Couture sky goggles are the perfect building block for any skiing wardrobe.
Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Snowtopia Boots, $100. Visit Zappos.com
From the pink stripes to the pink pom-pom details along the back, these insulated, snow-ready boots will make Elle Woods sorts feel ready to take on the elements.
In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Eau de Parfum Spray, $34. Visit Avon.com
Any Elle Woods lover has to pay homage to the woman who brought the original to life: Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon. And what better way to do so than by wearing her new fragrance, a white floral bouquet with peach notes?
Samantha Thavasa Bag in Bear, $75. Visit SamanthaThavasaUSA.com to find a retailer near you.
Since she’s starting to think of the environment more and more, Elle Woods sorts will appreciate these adorable bear dolls, which have reusable totes stuffed inside of them (to eliminate the need to ever use plastic bags). It’s an innovative approach to reusable bags and, besides, Brewster would love these cute metallic bears!
Celine Silk Organza Cocktail Dress, $915. Visit TheOutnet.com
Similar to the dress Woods wore in her application video to Harvard (in the part where she discusses her knowledge of legal jargon), this Celine dress might get more than a few cat calls (to which Woods can object, of course!).
Hello Kitty for Simmons Jewelry Co. Watch, $75. Visit Zales.com
With all her important legal appointments, Elle has to make sure she’s always on schedule. But don’t expect her to opt for a boring ol’ watch — she’s way more likely to add a girly-gir twist with a piece like this Hello Kitty for Simmons Jewelry Co. watch.
Whether she’s reading law books while on the Stairmaster or sitting in front of her vanity mirror perfecting her makeup, Elle types need to keep the music flowing to get their spirits high. These speakers take up minimal space and deliver a surprisingly big sound.
Hershey’s Kiss Diamond Necklace, $995. Visit HersheysKissJewelry.com
She may watch her figure and exercise constantly, but Elle Woods types know all about the joys of chocolate. And when they want to hint at their sweet tooth, they can do so with a whimsical necklace such as this one.
Junk Food “Little Miss Giggles Don’t Open ‘Til Xmas” and “Little Miss Giggles I Want It All!” Tees, $23 each. Visit AnonymousVenice.com
If there’s one thing Elle Woods know how to do (besides primping), it’s partying. They can turn any ordinary day into a cause for celebration — so imagine just how much enthusiasm they carry into the holiday season. These adorable tees will speak to her Christmas cheer.