Our fun-holiday series is a virtual wish-list featuring five fashionable picks by some of our stylish friends who would love to see these goodies under their own tree. This week, Susanna Salk has made her list, checked it twice, and is sharing it with us and Santa.

Susanna is a contributing editor on design to 1stdibs.com and ivillage.com and appears regularly on NBC’s Today to discuss design style for the home. In earlier years, she helped launch Elle Decor as Interior Design Manager and later became a contributing editor. Susanna also served as the Special Projects Editor for House & Garden magazine. She is an accomplished writer on design: Her latest book, “C.Z. Guest: American Style Icon,” will be published in April 2013.






Project Alabama Goldleaf Cocktail Dress


“. . .because everyone needs an affordable showstopper dress in her life!”










Ted Muehling Black Lace Earrings


“Santa, if I may be so bold . . . I have been lusting after these sumptuous Ted Muehling Lace Earrings ever since I saw them on Kate Spade. Could this this be the year?”




Oscar de la Renta Grande Tweed Paillette Embroidered Dress


“This tweed embroidered dress from Oscar de la Renta is unexpectedly whimsical while still appropriate for the fussiest of ladies’ lunches.”







Authier Quilted Jacket


“This parka has sex appeal and comfort in spades. If I was skiing in Gstaad over New Year’s, this is what I would wear. The olive color in so yummy.” 









Jimmy Choo Rabbit Fur & Leather Biker Boot


“I think even I might be able to rock these Jimmy Choo rabbit lined leather biker boots, especially on the weekend with jeans tucked in. I’d lighten the load up by pairing them with a feminine blouse. And did I mention that these would look perfect with the Ted Muehling lace earrings?”



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  • Alice December 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Gorgeous suggestions, love the Anthropologie dress! If these are all just a bit too expensive, this is on my wish list… funny and practical … hilarious actually -faux fur ice scraper.


  • Patricia Yarberry Allen December 14, 2012 at 9:35 am


    We are so pleased that you shared your fashion interests with us. I love the gold leaf cocktail dress. Who doesn’t need a bit of glam?

    Pat Allen