IT IS HERE! The annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book has arrived. Expect the expected holiday gifts from clothing to handbags along with over the top crazy expensive gifts and gift packages. This year I am a bit disappointed with the absurd. I have no use for a cupcake car, but I really want a tree fort built on a private island while Bono sings for me and Chef Ramsey cooks.
Included in the book are two new pieces from Judith Leiber. Judith Leiber found inspiration in the animal kingdom and designed the regal “Gobi” Camel and noble “Maharaja” elephant minaudieres. Both are hand encrusted with Austrian crystals as they open to store evening essentials. There is a 19″ tuck-away chains shoulder strap. Camel is 4 1/2″H x 5 1/2″W x 3 1/4″D; elephant is 4″H x 5 1/2″W x 2 1/2″D. Again, there is no way to label these pieces as anything other than art work, worthy of your china cabinet at home. These regal ornate pieces are fun to look at. I am not about to drop $4,995 for the camel or $5,995 for the elephant; however, I will continue to look for free and find beauty in her designs. Buy through Neiman Marcus.