October’s Most Wanted

What W editors are lusting after this month.

Styled: George Cortina

“The Prada portfolio—or man clutch, as I like to call it—feels so much more modern than any briefcase. And this one, in tartan, gives off just the right amount of schoolboy charm.”—WILLIAM KAHN, Accessories Editor (; $1,175)

Styled: George Cortina

“Already beloved for its home wares, Heath Ceramics has teamed up with San Francisco accessories designer Julie Cristello on a limited line of one-of-a-kind necklaces incorporating—what else?—ceramic beads that are just as warm and textured.” —TIMOTHY McCAHILL, Research Editor (<a href=”; $185)

Styled: George Cortina

“The Art of Shaving’s new Ocean Kelp kit, containing pre-shave gel, shaving cream, a brush and after-shave lotion, is making what is usually daily torture for me into a pleasurable ritual. My skin feels clean and energized every morning.” —ARMAND LIMNANDER, Fashion News/Features Editor (; $100)

Styled: George Cortina

“Kep, on the southeast coast of Cambodia, is a treasure trove of dilapidated Corbusier-era concrete houses—three of which have been restored into the sublime, 11-room Knai Bang Chatt resort and sailing club. Go!” —TED MONCREIFF, Executive Editor (

Styled: George Cortina

“I’ve been thrilled to discover a public space in Manhattan where the natives walk about with their mouths open in wonderment, not fury. It’s the High Line, of course, the park conceived for a strip of elevated rail track—and punctuated by transporting gardens and artworks—that has profoundly altered my perspective of the city and its hidden streetscapes. This fall, I’m reading Joshua David and Robert Hammond’s High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky to find out how it all came together.” —DIANE SOLWAY, Senior Editor

Styled: George Cortina

“I’ve always preferred the bulk and girth of men’s watches over women’s, and this Panerai is my latest obsession. I love the retro look (it’s from their Historic Collection), but I’m mostly fascinated by its brown face. You don’t see that in watches much.”—JANE LARKWORTHY, Beauty Director (; $14,700)

Styled: George Cortina

“I spotted these stackable rings on a friend and became immediately enamored with their vintage-inspired look. Turns out they’re the creation of fellow Marylander Elyahu Araki, of Secrète Fine Jewelry in Bethesda. He just opened a new boutique in D.C.’s Dupont Circle.”—CHRISTINA HAN, Associate Beauty Editor (; $4,900)

Styled: George Cortina

“My big splurge this fall will be a structured, menswear-inspired coat. I love Yves Saint Laurent’s gray Prince of Wales version.”—NORA MILCH, Associate Accessories Editor (at select Yves Saint Laurent stores; $4,990)

Styled: George Cortina

“If Christopher Bollen’s debut novel, Lightning People, is anywhere near as smart and funny as he is, it’s bound to be a best-seller.” —JOSEPH LOGAN, Design Director

Styled: George Cortina

“These matchstick earrings are so quirky and fun. They’re made by the Brooklyn-based jewelry brand St. Kilda and come in a variety of colors and sizes.” —TRAMANH HUYNH, Jewelry Assistant (; $198)

Styled: George Cortina

“All I want to wear for fall is this cropped and very plush Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière peacoat paired with my simple T-shirts and some brightly colored slim pants.”—LINDSEY GATHRIGHT, Market Editor (at Balenciaga, New York; $3,350)

Styled: George Cortina

“I discovered Frog’s Leap 2007 Rutherford on the last day of a vacation in Napa, by which point I thought my enjoyment of wine had been irrevocably destroyed by too many tastings. Suffice to say that its velvety blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc alleviated my concerns.”—VANESSA LAWRENCE, Fashion Writer (; $75)