Gwen Stefani made her nail debut this month in a collab with OPI featuring 7 limited addition lacquers with some clever names! Over & Over A-Gwen, the red lacquer, to match Gwen's infamous red lip color, sold in a set including Swarovski crystals, silver, gold and pewter stubs and shapes. Push and Shove, which when paired with Lay Down that Base gives a mirror finish. Love.Angel.Music.Baby and 4 in the Morning which have a semi matt finish and Hey Baby, I Sing in Color and In True Stefani Fashion, cream lacquers and a sparkly glitter shade. Priced from $9 - $15.
January also brought New York designer Steven Alan and his stripes to West Elm for a collection of stripe bedding, vases, rugs and side tables. The coolest thing about the collection, in addition to its looks, is that the bedding is from a cooperative that supports rural Indian spinners and weavers. The vases are hand crafted by Nicaraguan potters via the fair trade market Chaka Market Bridge. The rugs are hand woven by Indian Artisans and the side tables are handcrafted in Haiti and made entirely of papier- mache'. Prices from $29 - $850.