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Gifts that Celebrate the Artist

Published on: November 29th, 2011

Bolder Boulder Style

Boulder isn’t a fashion hotspot by any means, but CarolAnn Wachter is a local with real design talent (that’s maybe why you can find her pieces in Manhattan boutiques, and not in local shops). Her aesthetic is wearable elegance with classic forms. Wachter focuses on beautiful fabrics and craftsmanship with vintage and feminine touches.

CarolAnn Wachter: carolannwachter.com

Where to buy: New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago…Soon, Colorado. For now, give her a call—646.244.6463—or visit the é bella pop-up store, 2304 Pine St., Boulder, Nov. 23–Dec. 23.

On the Cuff

The term “statement piece” can mean different things to different women, but these cuff bracelets balance trendiness with classic chicness to create an item that every woman—young or old or somewhere in the middle—would kill for. The bracelets are gold platted with semi precious stones and pair well with just about anything. $160

Frisk Jewelry: girlsforfrisk.com

Where to buy: Frisk, 1144 13th St., Boulder

Key Fobs

Even in the bleakness of winter, of mud and muck, of oatmeal-like sludge, you gotta love pretty fabric. Miss Magoo brings sunshine and daisies to a winter day with skirts and accessories for little girls and lovely ladies. Fun, funky and casual, Miss Magoo’s style is all about bold prints and interesting details. We love the covered button bookmarks and the wristlet key fobs (above). Perfect for the girl who wants to be a little different from the rest.

Miss Magoo: missmagoo.com

Where to buy: Purple Poppy, Arapahoe Road and 95th Street, Lafayette

YSL at DAM

Give haute couture for the holidays. Denver Art Museum announced in spring it’d be the only American venue to host Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. The show includes 200 haute couture outfits that trace the full arc of Saint Laurent’s designs; it arrives in Denver in March. This gift package includes VIP tickets and the exhibition catalogue, chronicling Saint Laurent’s 40-year career. Available through Dec. 24. $130

DAM: denverartmuseum.org

Where to buy: Visit denverartmuseum.org/YSLgift, the Museum Shop or Welcome Desk

Nature-Inspired Bling

The jewelry from Blue Hour Designs has a delicate organic nature—but it still feels modern and styled. The long sterling silver earrings show a freefall of four leaves, oxidized to create the image of depth and dimension. They can be a simple addition to a casual or day-to-day look or an earthy, elegant piece for any occasion.

Blue Hour Designs: bluehourdesigns.com

Where to buy: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St.; prAna, 1147 Pearl St.; and Hip Consignment, 1468 Pearl St.; all in Boulder

Crafts Gone Wild

This two-tier mobile is handcrafted using poly-stuffed fabric birds, which perch on two curly branches. These beautiful, delicate pieces are inspired by the concept of handmade, an ode to crafts and fabrics, and they will certainly bring a DIY feel to any room. $85

Elevated Scraps: elevatedscraps.com

Where to Buy: Sugar Plum Bazaar, Nov. 19–20, and Firefly Handmade Holiday Market, Dec. 9–11

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