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San Francisco’s Sonya Molodetskaya has a style all her own. You never know what Willie Brown’s fashion-obsessed companion might wear or how she came up with the idea to pair one thing with another—but somehow it always seems to work. She’s the kind of person you’d like to take along when you’re shopping, which is why we asked her to put together a haute Valentine’s Day gift guide. If you’re stumped trying to select the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, let Molodetskaya help you. She writes:
Finding the right gift for Valentine’s Day, the most romantic holiday of the year, can be tough and stressful for some people. How do you find a thoughtful and original way to express your love? I could not help but wonder what my favorite Sex and the City characters would love to receive on Valentine’s Day? Do you think your loved one is like Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda, Mr. Big or Stanford? If your other half can relate to any of these characters, this Valentine’s Day gift guide is particularly for you.
If your love is Carrie Bradshaw:
She is the one who lives for fashion, sometimes buying clothes instead of dinner. She has an incredible wardrobe, mixing haute couture with vintage. Carrie has an undying shoe addiction, notably Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. She wears crazy high heels, smokes and drinks cosmopolitans. She attends New York Fashion Week shows and models for charity. Carrie is absolutely fabulous!
Say “I love you” with a personalized Edie Parker clutch with her name on it.
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If there’s not enough time to have the clutch personalized in time for Valentine’s Day, don’t panic! Edie-Parker.com has some great ideas for you. How about the Taken clutch?
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Not only will you let her know how you feel but you let the whole world know, in case someone was wondering…
You are crazy about Samantha:
Who says that being sexy and brutally honest about that is bad? Certainly not me; I applaud Samantha. She is adventurous, opinionated and “try-sexual” (will try anything). Being a successful entrepreneur, she is very confident and isn’t afraid of people judging her— well, maybe except for one time when Carrie accidentally walked in on her servicing the delivery guy.
Say “I love you” with this tastefully-made Swarovski crystal Agent Provocateur whip
By the way, because of the classy way it is made, it makes a great accessory by anyone’s bed. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors. Agent Provocateur, 54 Geary Street, San Francisco.
You are in love with Charlotte:
How can you not love traditional, always idealistic and romantic Charlotte? She knows what she wants and refuses to settle for less. She is honest, open and yet very brave in her search for perfection.
Say “I love you” with Tiffany T, the new collection from Tiffany & Co.
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You are falling for Miranda:
A lawyer, sharp, sarcastic and realistic, Miranda is a very loyal friend regardless of being judgmental and harsh at times. However, you can’t help but melt when she falls in love with Steve, decides to keep his baby and build a family with him.
Say “I love you” with this classy and chic Bottega Veneta iPad case
Your man is Mr. Big:
The name says it all. Mr. Big is bigger than life, at least in my opinion. Mysterious, sophisticated, good looking and wealthy, Mr. Big is careful about letting women into his heart. He’s the typical New Yorker with a great appetite for beautiful women, fancy restaurants and life in general. So, if your man is Mr. Big…
Say “I love you” with this Tom Ford double-zip toiletry bag
Your date for Valentine Day is Stanford:
Stanford is sweet and sensitive with a great sense of humor. He wins our hearts by his interesting wardrobe choices and men
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