Judith Leiber Camel Elephant Minaudieres 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.

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  • Michael St. James

    I completely agree Megs! When I saw the email stating that THE BOOK had arrived, I was so excited! Then I flipped through it. Where was the fantasy? No private islands or chefs, no limited edition sports cars, no trips to the set of Desperate Housewives. I don’t even recall any diamonds or fur…just a stupid cupcake car?!? These Judith Leiber bags are breathtaking, but as usual, they’re completely impractical and outrageously priced.

    • Precisely what I was thinking. I wanted the safari with Matt Damon while we get to pet a lion and sleep on gold silk.

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  • Rachana Rao

    I really did think these look like “potli” which is what we call these in INDIA and they are hand made pices …. They can be bought cheap there ,why would i buy something this high priced stuff when it looks impractical? …..

  • Debra Zak

    this too is simply a work of art! it is a wearable work of art.
    I could NEVER afford it like I could never afford a piccaso or a monet.
    Art is Art…I would love to be gifted with it though!

  • Kendra

    works of art. (fb)