Second City Style’s 12 Days Of Christmas (Shopping). Day 12: Simona Kogan’s Celebrity Picks. Second City Style Fashion Blog

December 11, 2007 • Shopping


As a celebrity style columnist for Second City Style, I’m always searching for
the latest eye-catching celebrity fashions that aren’t too over-the-top. I’m
always amazed with what these tres chic fashionistas can really pull off. I
admit, I can’t stick to Mary-Kate’s six-inch Giambattista Valli peeptoes or
J.Lo’s pre-pregnancy Roberto Cavalli wardrobe. But what I can pull off, I’m
asking for this holiday and I have my favorite celebrity style icons to thank.



1. This season, I’m eyeing everything patent. Apparently, so is Hilary
Duff. Luxe leather with an easy sheen is a sumptuous accent to any glamour
girl’s wardrobe. Well, Hilary Duff beat me to it—toting this gleaming D&G
Large Leather Satchel from Los Angeles to New York. She carries it religiously.
Maybe this Christmas, if I’m lucky, I’ll be carrying mine around too.

D&G Dolce & Gabbana Large Satchel with Lock $1110 Neiman Marcus


I was lucky enough to be a celeb fragrances product tester for a current celeb
magazine. Unfortunately, I was asked to test Paris Hilton’s sugar-coated Can-Can
fragrance, a smell too syrupy sweet for my taste. Another friend was lucky
enough to test Gwen Stefani’s ultra-luxe L.A.M.B. fragrance, which I instantly
wanted the minute I caught a whiff. Gwen’s signature scent has a sensuous combo
of floral and musk that is just so right! And the boxy rainbow bottle is utterly
couture without the couture prices. I want it in my collection!

L.A.M.B. Fragerance 3.4 oz Eau de
Parfum Spray
$70 Sephora


Celebs are usually all about Christian Louboutin’s glamorous peep-toes. We’ve
seen Jessica Simpson rock the nude ones and Hayden Panettiere rock the black
ones. For me, winter is not about peep-toes, it’s about boots and this season,
it’s all about booties! So why not combine my favorite shoe designer with my
favorite trend this season. I want to pick up a pair of Louboutin’s Miss Fred
Tacco booties with its gorgeous gold piping and CL’s signature red sole. It’s so
celeb-worthy, I’m waiting to see which superstar wears this one first!

Christian Louboutin Miss Fred Tacco Boots $485.90 Saks Fifth Avenue



I’m all about CW’s newest show Gossip Girl, but not for its scenester NYC
moments or its lust-worthy cast. What I’m really craving is the cast’s casual
cool designer threads—a mix of high and low from couture designers and retail
mavens. First on my list is this Tory Burch Mercedes Trench, a classic design
with a luscious sheen. Leighton Meester wore it and soon it may be

Tory Burch Mercedes Trench $798 Tory Burch

5 &
6. Celebs are all about menswear-inspired pencil skirts this fall and so am I.
Like Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, and Angelina Jolie, I hope to look tres
sophisticate in mine this holiday. I’m taking a cue from Second City Style and
going for two incredibly hot designers with two incredibly sleek styles.


Robert Rodriguez Leather Pencil Skirt $495 Bergdorf Goodman


Espinoza Pleated Pencil Hem Skirt

$290 Second City Store



Too often I find myself plucking an haute black number from the racks mostly
because its slimming and seductive. But this Christmas, in honor of my favorite
celebs, I’d like to do it up just a little bit different. Since they’re all
about trying new trends without sticking out like a sore thumb, I’m all about
splashing on some cobalt blue with this elegant Mayle Alyosha Iris Blouse from
my new favorite boutique Hejfina. Eva Longoria better watch out!

Mayle Alyosha iris blouse $298 Hejfina

Photos:, Second City Style, Wireimage, FabSugar,

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