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The 5 Most Interesting Gifts From Neiman Marcus’ 2015 ‘Christmas Book’

Dallas-based Neiman Marcus unveiled its 89th annual “The Christmas Book” this morning, complete with a guest appearance from Keanu Reeves, who–non-ironically­–arrived on a motorcycle.

Aside from the usual Tom Ford boots, Saint Laurent bags, and Neiman’s much-loved cashmere collection, the 196-page book also features the retailer’s famous “fantasy gifts.” And this year’s selection, which range in price from $10 to $400,000, upheld the retailer’s reputation for eccentric offerings. It’ll ease that impending shopper’s guilt to know that a percentage of the proceeds from the fantasy gifts go toward The Heart of Neiman Marcus, the retailer’s non-profit organization focused on youth art education and experiences.

Explore India. The most expensive of the fantasy gifts, this 12-day, five-city trip to India includes private jets, luxury suites, a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal, and a private dinner with a Bollywood star.

Price: $400,000

Take a ride with Keanu Reeves. No, really. This two-day, three-night motorcycle ride along the California coast features time with Reeves and custom bike maker Gard Hollinger. This is open to three lucky customers and a guest. (“Speed” references possibly welcome.)

Price: $150,000

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus' "The Christmas Book"
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus’ “The Christmas Book”

Go to the edge of the world. A high-altitude balloon will lift a luxury pressurized capsule 100,000 feet above Earth, offering 360° views of Earth. You’ll have to wait until 2017 though.

Price: $90,000

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus' "The Christmas Book"
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus’ “The Christmas Book”

Get styled by Iris Apfel. Limited to five customers, this fantasy gift comes with a 4-to-5-foot truck built to specifically house Apfel’s jewelry and accessories, which were inspired by her personal collection, and a personal styling session and lunch with the 93-year-old style icon at Neiman’s flagship store in downtown Dallas.

Price: $80,000

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus' "The Christmas Book"
Courtesy of Neiman Marcus’ “The Christmas Book”

Dress to impress. Neiman’s took a slightly different approach to the His & Her gifts this year, offering MacKenzie-Childs trunks featuring your child’s hand-painted initials and holding a selection of Chasing Fireflies Ultimate Collection costumes. The boys’ version includes five Marvel super heroes costumes, while the girls’ holds five Disney Princess-themed costumes.

Price: $5,000


Honorable mentions:

  • This $10,000 couture diary.
  • This $28,000 limited edition golden peacock figurine.

Also new this year is an 11th fantasy gift, which is only sold through the store’s mobile app. The gift is a Memory Mirror, an interactive device that can be installed for $40,000 and allows shoppers personalized service from their favorite stylist.

We’re still not sure how a motorcycle ride with Keanu Reeves yields more than being lifted 100,000 feet above the earth, but you’ll report back to us, right?

For a closer look at everything in this year’s edition, check out the book yourself.

Ana, Afternoon At The Mansion

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We’re in love with Ana Khouri’s beautiful designs, dramatic shapes, and especially her signature hand bracelet, that Ana paired with a playful navy silk dress, black scalloped sandals, and of course her beautifully sun-kissed skin. Her jewelry is considered haute couture and her designs are exclusive. We really enjoyed meeting the gorgeous Brazilian and discovering her incredibly unique and rare creations.

Reece In Dallas

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We finally had the opportunity to meet Reece Solomon, the force behind the rising Reece Hudson handbag collection, at the W Hotel in Dallas. Hosted by Roopal Patel, Joyann King, and Nasiba Adilova, we toasted Reece and her fellow designers as they tour W cities across the country as a part of the prestigious CFDA Fashion Incubator program. Not only is she one of the most beautiful women in the room, but she designs a wicked clutch that it-girls and luxury retailers are drawn to, including mega celebrities like Beyoncé.


Whether it was Charlotte Dellal’s romantic half-moon manicure, MAC Russian red lips, or the fact that she’s well-versed in dinosaurs, we left our little visit completely star struck! Never mind that she’s the genius behind the iconic silhouetted designs we know and love as Charlotte Olympia.


We chatted about her Cosmic Collection of Birthday Shoes in which she revealed, ‘I’m a Gemini, but with Virgo feet.’ She draws most of her inspiration from nostalgia, Rita Hayworth, and American culture during the ’40s and ’50s.


On her upcoming collection she simply hinted, in her glamorous British accent, ‘it’s the bit more bubblegum.’ How we can’t wait!


Viktor & Rolf

Forty Five Ten hosted a very cool welcoming soirée for Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, along with their incredible Viktor & Rolf Fall/Winter 2013 trunk show. Known for their avant-garde conceptual fashion, this particular Viktor & Rolf collection was slightly more accessible even with the fanciful ruffles, lacy frayed details, and overstated bows. You don’t want to miss this collection, which Dallas folk will surely love.


We had the pleasure of meeting Sachin + Babi during their stay for Fresh Faces of Fashion benefitting The Suicide and Crisis Center.


We picked out favorites from their incredibly cool Spring collection at The Shak and took a few snap shots of the power couple outside. We couldn’t resist sharing this beautiful candid of Babi, wearing one of their Spring folksy pieces, a denim jacket with patchwork embroidery and metallic sequins.


We can’t wait to stop by and check out recent arrivals from their inspiring Pre-Fall collection!

Anine Bing

The Danish beauty Anine Bing was in town for her trunk show at Elements, along with two of our favorite bloggers Jane and Judy Aldridge, and one of the best-dressed scenes in Dallas. Highlights from the collection included her must-have biker jackets, stacks of gorgeous arm candy, and her staple studded ankle boots. We were so excited to finally get the chance to hang out with her!