The end of 2017, with all its disorder and darkness, is upon us. The full cold moon (also a supermoon) on December 3 will be in Gemini and tap directly into chaos as an energy force. We should all remember that chaos isn’t always a bad thing—it can rearrange the old into something important and different. The new moon in Sagittarius on December 18 will lead us into a spirit of invention for invention’s sake. It will remind us that nothing is static, even those most dependable aspects of our lives. However this year has been for you, lean into your passion and make room for that passion to change, which is (do we have to say it?) inevitable.
Yours in the stars and on Earth, The Astro Poets
This last month of the year is a time when many career opportunities you’ve already put into play will formulate into your next big breakthrough. You have a lot of momentum right now, Aries, even if you still feel like you’re waiting for that one big prize. Try to see as many of your lucky people this December, the people who make you feel good without trying to entertain you. And stay away from the friend drama you’re very good at curating and controlling (which gives you a sense of order) because while theatrics are always something that actually fuels you, you need to keep calm and lay low this month in preparation for a big 2018, which will be all about you and the work you’re interested in doing in the world. Apply the same kind of “chill” filter to your family, which may be a bit demanding on you right now. You aren’t letting anyone down if you cut a few appointments, miss some meetings, or return a few emails with delay. We urge you to meditate on the big picture this month and take care of yourself. You’ve already impressed everyone, shouldn’t you be a little more impressed with you, too? Your most loyal friend will come to your rescue right as the year is about to end.
Your stubborn streak will get you in trouble with a love interest or a prospective love interest. At the end of the day, the people who gravitate toward you and stick around will appreciate how exacting you are in what you want and how you go about your life. So you may have to be very discerning this month, which we know isn’t hard for you, and take a pass on some romantic offers. We do want to warn you, however, that your sentimental and nostalgic streak will kick in and you’ll have the urge to reach out to some people from the past who’ve never been good for you and who certainly won’t be now. Remember that. One of your strengths is your ability to romanticize. And while this does come in handy when there’s someone deserving there, or when you’re working on a creative project, it does get you into trouble with exes, friendships, and even at work. As you start to reflect back on the past year, let more of it go than you normally would. We know you like to linger. Save that impulse for another time. And while it may not be the perfect time right now to form new friendships or love interests, keep going out and seeing people and creating movement and energy.
Although you are changeable, that does not mean that you actually love change. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. And despite your antics, which are frequent, you do everything you can to keep things the same as much as possible. This translates to love of course, and despite your reputation for a wandering eye (and body), you tend to be quite steadfast when in a relationship where you’ve committed yourself. We’d love to say the reason for that is that you’re always madly in love with the other person, but it’s more so that your love and devotion comes out of knowing that who you depend on will be there. This month you may feel the earth shake a bit, as the things you’ve depended on in the past will not be on the strongest ground. This could relate to love but more so it will mean career. How you have defined yourself will be tested. You are going to need to be resourceful, quick, and ready to meet these challenges as they come your way. But who better to think on their feet than you? The good news: once this change is over, a new awakening is on the horizon and you will know yourself better than ever before. As 2017 comes to a close, consider how far you have come this year. You have battled some personal demons of destruction with flair and sparkle and things are only going to get better. Ask yourself, how can you continue this growth next year? As the month ends, a true friend will provide the answer to this question.
Anyone who knows you knows how much you value the idea of a soul mate. Even if you deny it at times, you are the sort of person who believes in a life-affirming, soul crushing true love to nurse you out of your moods and take you into the eternal. (Actually, shouldn’t everyone believe in this?) Once you have any indication that someone could fill this role, you put them under a series of extensive tests, which include personality assessments, willingness to surrender, and of course, financial stability (which is vehemently important to you, even if you may deny that, too). You can be quite hard on this potential soul mate, testing them sometimes for years, to see if they fit the standards of your ideal vision. The only problem is: who can measure up to someone’s ideal? This month, remember that a soul mate is a real person—faults and all—and that this is a good thing. As you begin to appreciate the imperfections in your love interest—and in life, in general—you will be happier. And as 2017 has its last dance, apply the same tolerance to it. Things happened this year, and so many were good, but not exactly what you had hoped or planned for. Still, you were met with many happy surprises, unexpected windfalls and luck, and it’s time to celebrate them. As you start to look into next year, think of one goal you have and be even more ambitious about it. The winds of change are on your side this winter.
On female models, from left: Giorgio Armani coat; No. 21 dress; Patricia Underwood hat; Gucci sunglasses; H. Stern earrings; Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane belt; (rings, right hand, from left) Cartier, Roberto Coin, Mish; (rings, left hand, from left) Elizabeth Locke, Roberto Coin, Bulgari; Gucci boots. J.W. Anderson coat; Alexander McQueen blouse; Boss skirt; Lola Hats beret; R.J. Graziano brooch (on beret); Céline earrings; Chanel belt; (rings, right hand, from left) Oscar de la Renta, Gucci; (rings, left hand, from left) Chloé, David Yurman; Falke tights; Ballin for Anna Sui boots; stylist’s own sunglasses. M&S Schmalberg flowers (throughout). On male model: Theory turtleneck; Coach 1941 trousers; Gucci sunglasses; (right hand, from left) David Yurman ring; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring; (left hand, from left) Hoorsenbuhs gold ring; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring; David Yurman ring; Christian Louboutin boots.
From far left: Theory turtleneck; Bally trousers; Gucci belt. Gucci jacket, shirt, pants, and belt; H. Stern earrings; (necklaces, from top) Camilla Dietz Bergeron, New York, Ashley Pittman; Mark Davis bangles; (rings, right hand, from left) Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Yurman, David Yurman; (rings, left hand, from left) Cartier, Faraone Mennella, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier. Gucci gown; Georgine stole; A-Morir sunglasses; Oscar de la Renta earrings; Inspired Luxe bangles; (rings, right hand, from left) Oscar de la Renta, Gucci; (left hand) Gucci ring. Giambattista Valli coat and dress; Gucci hat; Super by RetroSuperFuture sunglasses; Larkspur & Hawk earrings; Mokuba ribbon; Kenneth Jay Lane pin; Miu Miu belt; Mark Cross bag; (reing hand, from left) Elizabeth Lock ring; Sarara Couture ring; (left hand) Nicholas Varney Jewels ring. Beauty note: Take a more-is-more approach to hair with Joico Moisture Co+Wash.
From left: Gucci gown, $7,900; Sidney Garber gold and diamond earrings, $8,900, Sidney Garber, New York, 212.274.1111; (left hand, from front) Gucci rings, $330, $360, and $915. Banana Republic turtleneck, $68; Boss pants, $255, hugoboss.com; Selima Optique sunglasses, $425; (right hand, from left) Hoorsenbuhs gold ring, $3,400; David Yurman gold ring, $3,500; Roberto Demeglio gold ring, $274; Hoorsenbuhs gold and diamond ring, $6,200, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900; (left hand, from top) Jennifer Fisher x Russell Westbrook ring, $250, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, $17,000; John Hardy ring, $350; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, price upon request. Beauty note: Skin will not be outshined thanks to L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion.
From left: Sonia Rykiel jacket, $1,150, and jeans, $1,030, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, 877.551.SAKS; Delpozo blouse, $900, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, 212.753.7300; Jennifer Behr turban, $495; Balenciaga glasses, $350, Malibu Eye Center, Malibu, California, 310.456.7464; Buccellati gold earrings, $6,600, Buccellati, New York, 212.308.2900; gold and pearl brooch from Camilla Dietz Bergeron, New York, $1,250; (right hand, from top) Elizabeth Locke gold and diamond ring, $4,975, Neiman Marcus, 800.937.9146; David Webb gold, platinum, and diamond ring, $6,500; H. Stern gold ring, $5,400; (left hand) David Webb gold, platinum, onyx, and diamond ring, $34,000; Maria La Rosa socks, $56, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900; Valentino Garavani heels, $995, Valentino, New York, 212.355.5811. Rochas coat, price upon request, and blouse, $735; Gucci pants, $2,100, belt, $420, and ring, $410; Gucci sunglasses, $425; (right ear) Dior earrings, $810, 800.929.DIOR; (left ear) SheBee Gem earrings, $425, Ikram, Chicago, 312.587.1000; Gurhan one-of-a-kind gold and opal necklace, $40,860; Marie-Hélène de Taillac gold and tanzanite necklace, $58,000; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flowers, $25 each; Francesco Scognamiglio socks, $130; Prada shoes, price upon request. Burberry coat, $7,500, and trousers, $1,150; Missoni turtleneck, $1,340, Saks Fifth Avenue, 877.551.SAKS; Worth & Worth by Orlando Palacios hat, $225, hatshop.com; Gurhan gold and diamond earrings, $3,950; (from top) Marie-Hélène de Taillac gold and lapis lazuli necklace, $16,050; David Yurman gold, lapis lazuli, and sapphire necklace, $4,800; Faraone Mennella necklace, $9,890; (right hand, from left) Marie-Hélène de Taillac gold and tanzanite ring, $25,000; Diane von Furstenberg by H. Stern gold with rock crystal ring, $2,800; Sidney Garber gold and diamond ring, $4,125, Sidney Garber, Chicago, 312.944.5225; (left hand, from top) Nicholas Varney Jewels gold ring, price upon request; Marie-Hélène de Taillac gold and lapis lazuli ring, $3,800; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flowers, $25 each; Miu Miu belt; Prada bag, $1,940.
From far left: Valentino coat and gown; Gucci earrings, bag, and ring; Verdura brooch; Anna Sui belt; Causse gloves. Carolina Herrera gown; Lola Hats beret; Gucci sunglasses and earrings; Oscar de la Renta stole; Ellagem NY bracelets; (right hand) Wendy Yue ring; (left hand) Nam Cho ring. Gucci gown and bag; Elizabeth Locke earrings; (right wrist) Diane von Furstenberg by H. Stern bracelet; (right hand) Gucci ring; (left wrist) Roberto Coin bracelet; (rings, left hand, from left) Oscar de la Renta, Gucci. Valentino gown; L. Erickson USA turban; Morgenthal Frederics glasses; Valentino Garavani clutch; Adrienne Landau fur; Ellagem NY earrings and brooch; (bangles, from bottom) R.J. Graziano, Kenneth Jay Lane, R.J. Graziano. Beauty note: For limbs too gorgeous to hide, try Olay Age Defying Body Wash.
From left: Valentino coat, $32,000, and gown, $5,980; Gucci earrings, $1,020; Verdura gold, citrine, emerald, and diamond brooch, $22,500, Verdura, New York, 212.758.3388; Anna Sui belt, $275, Anna Sui, New York, 212.941.8406; Gucci bag, $1,850; Causse gloves, $328, Fivestory, New York, 212.288.1338; Gucci ring, $650; stylist’s own bow. Carolina Herrera gown, $3,990; Lola Hats beret, $135; Gucci sunglasses, $425; Gucci earrings, $780; Oscar de la Renta fur stole, $5,900; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flowers, $25 each; Ellagem NY cuff bracelets, price upon request; (right hand) Wendy Yue gold and diamond ring, $16,370; (left hand) Nam Cho gold, rhodium, and diamond ring, $41,580. Gucci gown, $5,500, and bag, $1,750; Elizabeth Locke gold earrings, $4,400, Neiman Marcus, 800.937.9146; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flowers, $25 each; (right wrist) Diane von Furstenberg by H. Stern gold bracelet, $28,200; (right hand) Gucci ring, $410; (left wrist) Roberto Coin gold bracelet, $8,300, Bloomingdale’s, 800.777.0000; (left hand, from left) Oscar de la Renta ring, $290; Gucci ring, $360. Valentino gown, $27,500, Valentino, New York, 212.355.5811; L. Erickson USA turban, $58; Morgenthal Frederics glasses, $1,895; Valentino Garavani clutch, $5,175, Valentino, New York, 212.355.5811; Adrienne Landau fur, price upon request, by special order; Ellagem NY emerald and diamond earrings, $48,000; Ellagem NY sapphire, diamond, South Sea pearl, and abalone shell dragonfly brooch, $82,000; (from front) R.J. Graziano bangle, $40; Kenneth Jay Lane bangle, $150, Kenneth Jay Lane, 877.953.5264; R.J. Graziano bangle, $40. Beauty note: Keep up appearances with RéVive Masque de Glaise.
From left: Louis Vuitton dress, price upon request; Tia Mazza veil, $400, Saks Fifth Avenue, 877.551.SAKS; Jennifer Behr turban, $495; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flowers, $25; Gaspar Gloves gloves, $85; (from top) Noir Jewelry ring, $180 (set of three); SheBee Gem ring, $525. Gucci jacket, $3,180, and pants, $1,470; TSE turtleneck, $425. Beauty note: Save face with Chantecaille Bio Lifting Oil Free Fluid+.
From left: Max Mara jacket, $3,290, Max Mara, Chicago, 312.475.9500; Max Mara skirt, $695, Max Mara, New York, 212.879.6100; Eugenia Kim turban, price upon request, by special order; de Grisogono gold, ceramic, and diamond earrings, $110,300, de Grisogono, New York, 212.439.4220; Echo scarf, $45; Verdura vintage platinum, sapphire, turquoise, and diamond brooch, $72,500; vintage cigarette holder from New York Vintage, New York, $325, New York Vintage, New York, 212.647.1107; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. gold bangle, $18,000, lacquer over Japanese hardwood bangle, $450, gold lacquer over Japanese hardwood bangle, $2,375; Aurélie Bidermann bakelite and onyx cuff, $685 each (left wrist, third from bottom), Aurélie Bidermann, New York, 212.335.0604. Dennis Basso coat, $24,000; Céline top, $810, and skirt, $2,350, Céline, New York, 212.535.3703; Eugenia Kim turban, price upon request, by special order; David Webb gold, platinum, enamel, South Sea cultured pearl, ruby, and diamond green enamel brooch, $29,800; Tia Mazza veil, $400, Saks Fifth Avenue, 877.551.SAKS; Larkspur & Hawk black rhodium-washed sterling silver, quartz earrings, $1,800, Neiman Marcus, 888.888.4757; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flowers, $25 each; (right hand) Buccellati gold, moonstone, and diamond ring, price upon request, Buccellati, New York, 212.308.2900; (left hand, from left) gold, ruby, and diamond ring, circa 1940s, from Sarara Couture, $2,800; Buccellati gold and diamond ring, $15,500, Buccellati, New York, 212.308.2900; H. Stern gold and diamond ring, $10,800; stylist’s own belt. (Right hand) Hoorsenbuhs gold and diamond ring, $6,900, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900; (left hand, from left) Hoorsenbuhs gold ring, $3,400, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, price upon request; Hoorsenbuhs gold and diamond ring, $5,750, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900. Beauty note: Fire up locks with Manic Panic High Voltage Classic Cream Formula Hair Color in Red Passion.
From left: Prada coat, $3,705, and collar, $1,125; Marieclaire St John blouse, $295; Lola Hats beret, $65; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flower, $25; Gucci earrings, $450; Rockins London scarf, $250; Ellagem NY sapphire, diamond, South Sea pearl, and abalone shell dragonfly brooch, $82,000; (right wrist, from top) Roberto Coin gold link bracelet, $2,580, Neiman Marcus, 800.937.9146; Roberto Coin gold bracelet, $5,100, Saks Fifth Avenue, 877.551.SAKS; Cartier gold and diamond bracelet, $74,000; (right hand) Faraone Mennella gold ring, $2,940; (left wrist, from top) Van Cleef & Arpels gold and sapphire watch bracelet from Eleuteri, New York, circa 1950, $28,000; Roberto Coin gold bracelet, $4,400, Saks Fifth Avenue, 877.551.SAKS; Roberto Coin gold bracelet, $5,600, Bloomingdale’s, 800.777.0000; Verdura gold bracelet, $22,500; (left hand, from left) Faraone Mennella ring, $17,480; Buccellati gold and diamond ring, $12,000, Buccellati, New York, 212.308.2900; Elizabeth Locke tourmaline ring, $8,200, Neiman Marcus, 800.937.9146; Fendi bag, price upon request; Nicolas Messina socks, $54, lexception.com/fr; Falke socks, $24, the Sock Hop, New York, 212.625.3105; Gucci pumps, $990. Chanel dress, $3,200, Chanel stores, 800.550.0005; Gucci hat, $1,000; Sidney Garber gold and diamond earrings, $11,425, Sidney Garber, New York, 212.274.1111; Ellery fur stole, $3,510, Nordstrom, 888.282.6060; Nancy Gonzalez bag, $2,650; Van Cleef & Arpels gold necklace, $72,000; Mark Davis bangles, $1,970–$14,650; Gurhan rings, prices upon request, gurhan.com; Nicolas Messina socks, $19, bar-a-collants.com; Terry de Havilland shoes, $400, Maggy Frances, New York, 212.219.1488.
Clockwise, from top: Etro jacket, $1,960, and pants, $545; Theory turtleneck, $285; Super by RetroSuperFuture sunglasses, $319; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flower, $25; (right hand) John Hardy ring, $1,250; (left hand) David Yurman gold signet ring, $3,500; Hoorsenbuhs ring, $4,500; Huckleberry gold and diamond ring, $10,500, Roseark, Los Angeles, 310.395.6706; Gucci slippers, $1,990. Chloé dress, price upon request, Chloé, New York, 212.717.8220; Oscar de la Renta earrings, $290; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flowers, $25 each; Verdura gold, turquoise bead, and diamond necklace, $34,000, Verdura, New York, 212.758.3388; (from top) H. Stern gold ring, $3,200; Mish gold ring, $4,900, by appointment only, Mish, New York, 212.734.3500; Gucci boots, $1,690. Giorgio Armani dress, $6,195, Giorgio Armani, New York, 212.988.9191; Valentino Garavani feather headband, $3,875, Valentino, New York, 212.355.5811; Gucci aged-palladium and crystal earrings, $1,020, and gloves, $600; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg yellow flower, $25; L. Erickson USA scarf, $60; Sonia Rykiel bag, $520, Sonia Rykiel, New York, 212.396.3060. Beauty note: Unveil strong cheekbones with Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter in Fireball.
From left: Prada dress, $2,990, and shoes, price upon request; Buccellati gold earrings, $3,750, Buccellati, New York, 212.308.2900; Adrienne Landau fur stole, price upon request, by special order; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flower, $25; Oscar de la Renta brooch, $290; (from top) de Grisogono gold and sapphire ring, $16,200, de Grisogono, New York, 212.439.4220; de Grisogono gold and pink quartz ring, $13,500, de Grisogono, New York, 212.439.4220. John Jovino Gun Shop, New York uniform and hat, for rental at John Jovino Gun Shop, New York, 212.925.4881. Beauty note: An arresting pout starts with Tom Ford Lipstick in Purple Noon.
From left: Miu Miu coat, price upon request; Delpozo blouse, $900; Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet skirt, $495; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flowers, $25 each; Lagos gold earrings, $3,500; Oscar de la Renta belt, $690, Oscar de la Renta, New York, 212.288.5810; Gucci gloves, $1,000; (from left) SheBee Gem heart pinky ring, $1,250; SheBee Gem double teardrop ring, $525; SheBee Gem star ring, $975 (for a set of three); Gucci bag, $2,490. Bottega Veneta dress, price upon request, Bottega Veneta, 800.845.6790; Faraone Mennella gold hoop earrings, $6,020; Ellery fur stole, $2,610, Dover Street Market New York, New York, 646.837.7750; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flower, $25; belt from New York Vintage, New York, $450, New York Vintage, New York, 212.647.1107; Dior bag, $2,700, 800.929.DIOR; (right wrist, from top) Roberto Coin gold chain link bracelet, $8,300, Bloomingdale’s, 800.777.0000; Faraone Mennella gold chain link bracelet, $6,720; Diane von Furstenberg by H. Stern gold chain link bracelet, $28,200; (right hand, from left) Roberto Coin ring, $3,400, Saks Fifth Avenue, 877.551.SAKS; Diane von Furstenberg by H. Stern gold and rock crystal ring, $6,600; Elizabeth Locke gold and pink tourmaline ring, $8,200, Neiman Marcus, 800.937.9146; (left wrist, from top) Faraone Mennella gold bangle, $26,200; David Yurman gold cuff, $10,500; (left hand, from left) Gurhan gold and citrine ring, $2,760; Roberto Coin gold and diamond band ring, $2,100; Elizabeth Locke gold ring, $2,825, Neiman Marcus, 800.937.9146. Dries Van Noten coat, $1,650, Opening Ceremony, New York, 212.219.2688; TSE turtleneck, $425; Coach 1941 trousers, $195; Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses, $475, Selima, New York, 212.343.9490; Maison Margiela boots, price upon request, Maison Margiela, New York, 212.989.7612; (right hand, from left) Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, $17,890; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, $16,800; Jennifer Fisher x Russell Westbrook ring, $250, Barneys New York, New York, 212.826.8900; (left hand, from left) Pyrrha cross signet ring, $5,782; John Hardy ring, $295; John Hardy ring, $350; Roberto Demeglio ring, $274. Marco de Vincenzo turtleneck, $525; Hilfiger Collection pants, $330, Tommy Hilfiger, New York, 212.223.1824; L. Erickson USA headscarf, $72; vintage Chanel necklace from Sarara Couture, 1988 for season 25, $3,100; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. gold bangle, $18,000, black lacquer over Japanese hardwood bangle, $450, and red lacquer over Japanese hardwood bangle, $450, gold lacquer over Japanese hardwood bangle, $2,375, blue lacquer over Japanese hardwood bangle, $450; (right hand, from left) Gurhan gold and ruby ring, $5,160; Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. gold and jade ring, $3,100; (left hand, from right) Gurhan one-of-a-kind gold and tourmaline ring, $3,360; Gurhan gold and tourmaline ring, $7,360; Céline boots, $1,450, Céline, New York, 212.535.3703. Gucci dressing gown, $5,490; Theory turtleneck, $285; Burberry trousers, price upon request; Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses, $475, TenOverSix, Dallas, 214.261.4540; (from left) Huckleberry gold and diamond ring, $12,000; David Yurman diamond ring, $1,450; Gucci slippers, $995. Céline dress and belt, price upon request, trousers, $1,000, and bag, $2,800, Céline, New York, 212.535.3703; Eric Javits hat, $350; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg yellow flower, $25; Oscar de la Renta earrings, $430; R.J. Graziano dragon fly brooch, $95; R.J. Graziano elephant brooch, $85; Kenneth Jay Lane cicada pin, $150, Kenneth Jay Lane, 877.953.5264; Alexis Bittar cuffs, $325; (right hand) Marie-Hélène de Taillac gold and aquamarine ring, $24,900; (left hand, from left) Sidney Garber gold and tourmaline ring, $12,000, Sidney Garber, Chicago, 312.944.5225; Diane von Furstenberg by H. Stern gold and rock crystal ring, $4,500; Hansel from Basel socks, $17, Bird, Brooklyn, New York, 718.388.1655; Prada shoes, price upon request. Pologeorgis mink fur coat, price upon request; Theory turtleneck, $285; Burberry trousers, price upon request; Jacques Marie Mage sunglasses, $455, Selima, New York, 212.343.9490; Christian Louboutin boots, $975, Christian Louboutin, New York, 212.396.1884; (right hand, from top) Hoorsenbuhs diamond ring, $6,900, Maxfield, Los Angeles, 310.274.8800; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, price upon request; Hoorsenbuhs diamond ring, $5,750, Maxfield, Los Angeles, 310.274.8800; Pyrrha cross signet ring, $5,782; (left hand, from top) Hoorsenbuhs ring, $3,400, Maxfield, Los Angeles, 310.274.8800; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, $17,890; Hoorsenbuhs ring, $3,400, Maxfield, Los Angeles, 310.274.8800. Fleur du Mal bra, $128, Azaleas, New York, 212.228.5842; Eres briefs, $190; H. Stern gold and diamond earrings, $3,500; Aurélie Bidermann cuffs, $780; Sonia Rykiel fur scarf, $2,490, Sonia Rykiel, New York, 212.396.3060; Balenciaga boots, $1,695. Boss top, $385; Gucci skirt, $2,800; Lola Hats beret, $85; Paula Mendoza Jewelry earrings, $325; Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz gold coin necklace, $345; Céline bag, $2,100, Céline, New York, 212.535.3703; Aurélie Bidermann cuff, $870; (from left) H. Stern gold and diamond ring, $2,100; Buccellati gold and diamond ring, $12,000, Buccellati, New York, 212.308.2900; Arman Sarkisyan gold, oxidized silver, and diamond ring, $11,550, Maxfield, Los Angeles, 310.274.8800; Emilio Cavallini tights, $31; Gucci pumps, $1,100, gucci.com. Erdem gown, $4,365; Rochas fur stole, $1,565; Custom Fabric Flowers by M&S Schmalberg flower, $25; David Yurman gold earrings, $1,550; Sonia Boyajian Jewelry gold-filled metal and cubic zirconia necklace, $2,300; Chanel gloves, $750, Chanel stores, 800.550.0005; (right hand, from top) Aurélie Bidermann ring, $165; Kenneth Jay Lane ring, $190, Kenneth Jay Lane, 877.953.5264; Aurélie Bidermann ring, $480; Valentino Garavani boots, $1,895, Valentino, San Francisco, 415.772.9835. Uniform and hat from John Jovino Gun Shop, New York, rental from John Jovino Gun Shop, New York, 212.925.4881; Ray-Ban sunglasses, $200. This story is dedicated to Reneata Selima Harris.
From left: Emilio Pucci gown, $5,515, Emilio Pucci, New York, 212.752.4777; Sonia Rykiel headband, $290, Sonia Rykiel, New York, 212.396.3060; Marc Jacobs vintage sunglasses, $395; Larkspur & Hawk rhodium-washed sterling silver, quartz, and white foil necklace, $6,700, Neiman Marcus, 888.888.4757; Ellagem NY South Sea pearl, onyx, and diamond pin, $24,000; Gaspar Gloves gloves, $85; Marie-Hélène de Taillac gold and pink tourmaline bracelet, $45,000; (right hand, from left) Buccellati gold and diamond ring, $12,000; Buccellati gold and diamond band ring, $21,000; Elizabeth Locke gold ring, $4,000, Neiman Marcus, 800.937.9146; Gurhan gold and ruby ring, $5,160; (left hand) Buccellati gold, emerald, and diamond ring, $73,200; Nina Ricci clutch, $3,100. Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci jacket and trousers, prices upon request, top, $4,490; L. Erickson USA headband, $58; Buccellati gold and diamond earrings, $26,500; Ellagem NY ruby, onyx, diamond, and South Sea pearl brooch, $80,000; (left wrist) Nicholas Varney Jewels gold and black jade bracelet and gold and sugilite bracelet, prices upon request. Michael Kors Collection gown, $12,995; Alexis Bittar earrings, $275; J. Mendel fox boa, $4,000; Gaspar Gloves gloves, $85. Each x Other fur coat, $3,960; TSE turtleneck, $425; Burberry trousers, price upon request; (right hand, from top) Pyrrha cross signet ring, $5,782; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, $11,590; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, $16,800; Roberto Demeglio ring, $274; (left hand, from top) Huckleberry gold and diamond ring, $9,250, Roseark, Los Angeles, 310.395.6706; Chrome Hearts gold and diamond ring, $8,950; Chrome Hearts gold ring, $8,330. Hair by Shon at Julian Watson Agency; makeup by Pat McGrath Labs; manicures by Honey at Exposure NY. Set design by Stefan Beckman for Exposure NY. Models: Irina Shayk at the Lions NY; Tami Williams at Elite; Alécia Morais, Amilna Estevão, and Ysaunny Brito at the Society Management; Maria Borges at IMG Models; Aamito Lagum at DNA Model Management; Kayla Scott at Ford Models; Katie Moore at Trump Models; Joel Wolfe and Jordun Love at Major Model Management; Isha Blaaker and Brandon Bailey at Soul Artist Management; Kendall Harrison at St. Claire Modeling.
Time is a strange, strange thing. And it will slow down for you this month and bring into focus your biggest fears and desires, too. You’re an incredibly active sign, Leo. You like to go for what you want, although you often beat yourself up over how you execute. The important thing to remember is to keep doing and making and creating opportunities for yourself. Some old doubts will remind you that not everything has gone your way this year. Especially when it comes to some very personal ambitions you haven’t shared with almost anyone. Don’t let that paralyze you. You’ll also wonder if a quieter, more restrained life is something you should pursue, perhaps because your perfectionism is driving you a bit crazy. Be patient with yourself and know that even your mistakes are leading you toward the right door. Leos are optimists and believe in the universal. Apply that same love you have for the world to the work you want to do in it and have more pride in yourself (we probably shouldn’t say this to you because you know, your ego). Your friends are as loyal to you as you are to them and they do truly see you for who you are, although we know you often feel let down that perhaps it’s not as reciprocal as it can be. Your own energy and passion is what will save you in the end. Trust it as this dark year pushes its way out of time.
You’re always searching for the most ideal day on which you’ll make that big change or take that leap you’ve been thinking about. It’s in your nature to plan for change, to set it up. While this impulse actually serves you well, you’re often overwhelmed when life, unexpectedly, swerves. And with all your plans B, C, and D, you end up Ok, though somewhat disappointed. You survived this year, Virgo. The truth is, your devotional nature and often alarming endurance will always help you survive. But surviving and actually living the life you want are two different things. We’re urging you to take that chance you’ve been thinking on for almost this entire year. You know, the one that may shock even your closest friends who’ve heard about it so many times, but don’t think the dependable you they know will actually go through with it. It is the end of the year but it’s not the time for you to reflect. It’s a time for you to jump. And remember that you’re the sign that builds more safety nets than any other. For your friends, family, and yes, for yourself. Don’t doubt that you will land somewhere safe. We just hope you land somewhere different because it’s what you need.
You’re kind of a rebel and you know it. These past few months you’ve taken some huge risks toward both your present and future happiness and it has inspired many people around you. You should be proud of yourself because these were not easy steps. And while we’d love to tell you that this process of change is almost over and that you’re looking out the other end, we dare say it may have only just begun. Or really, all the work you’ve yet to do is still large and looming and you’re going to have to dig in to get some important tasks completed. You may read tasks as “chores,” or worse yet, as “obligations.” Now might be a good time to utilize one of your great skills, which is getting others to do your work for you. We don’t say this in a mean way—it’s just that you truly are a good delegator, especially if the work isn’t fun. So call upon all of those people who not-so-secretly worship you, and make it a team effort. You will need their strength when times get stressful. As the year ends and you look to the next one, think of your career. We know you are flirting with the idea of getting back on an old or different career path. One that maybe you never truly got off of, but instead were sidelined by more pressing projects. It’s time to get back on that path, as fulfillment and great things line that road. Just open your eyes and move.
Though you deeply dislike all of the trappings and tropes of family seen everywhere during this season, you are devoted to the idea of a pack of people to exist with on a forever level. That’s family, and the holidays of this last month were actually quite enjoyable for you, as you got close to some relatives you had either lost contact with or were estranged from (well, it’s you, so we know it’s most likely the latter). All of this bonding was fulfilling for you, in ways maybe you haven’t felt in quite a while and you’re coming into this next month a bit recharged. If you start to feel your energy levels flag at times, go back to that source of energy. After all, your power is not only to have great ideas, but to see them through. And there will be a lot of things to see through in December. In terms of love, you will continue to be somewhat devoted to whatever has been on your plate the last few months, but it will be secretly half-hearted. Don’t worry, no one but us will know, and you aren’t really in the place to address it right now, anyway. As the year comes to a close, think about any lifetime goals you may have for love. Are they being met at all now? If the answer is no, then consult your birth certificate and remind yourself that you’re a Scorpio. If the fire isn’t burning so bright that even the people on Mars can see it, what’s the point? The new embers of 2018 may give you the answer you seek.
How can we assure you that you’re on the right path but it’s just a bit rocky right now? Yes, everything looks somewhat different than the beginning of the year. That’s because despite all the chaos and negativity that was everywhere in 2017, you were brave and made some real good choices to change, which you’re doubting (this may always be you, truly). You are an adventurer and wanderer. Remind yourself of that. The Sagittarius is devoted to both creating and chasing their dreams. That doesn’t mean the path will always be linear. Your greatest enemy this month will be yourself, so maybe you need to be on a bit of a time out. What does that mean? Well, for you it means being kind to yourself and indulging in your very real desires to be around people, flirt, and infuse the party with only the wildness you can. Yes, it’s okay to feel good. We give you permission. And while you’re celebrating all your bravery from this past year, know that the months ahead will present you with an unexpected surprise in the career realm, which will require you to work very hard. Of course you’re up for it, but you’ll be even more up for it if you let yourself run around and be festive this month. The only limits are those you impose on yourself.
It’s a remarkably good time to start making room for that romantic love you’ve always been planning for (yes, planning is what you’ve been doing). It’s either coming, or it’s actually arrived and you don’t quite see it yet. You’re an incredible care taker, Capricorn. You’re also willing to work for someone’s love and attention. These traits will serve you well this December when someone you’re beginning to fall for or someone who’s been a very good friend for some time will need you to show up for them. Be faithful to your practical impulses as a challenge at work will test your resolve. You know that there’s always a way out of a problem, though you may feel trapped by something in your career realm which feels out of your control. Also know that your friends and loved ones are always looking at you as an example of strength and forward movement. You’ve proved yourself already, so whatever it is that shakes things up at work, it will pass. What we see ahead for you is a relationship that takes you closer to the truth, or what other people may call the dream (we know dream is sort of a lofty word for you). Don’t be afraid to really feel things with this companion.
It probably won’t come as a complete shock to those who know you well, but your work is the center of your universe. And by work, we don’t mean a profession or what you have to do to survive, but the older meaning of that word—as in vocation, or calling. You have a definite sense that you were put on this earth to do a particular task and it is of supreme importance for you to see it through. And it’s true. You did come here to do something big and chances are, you will. This month you will become preoccupied with a project that may seem weird to those around you, but one that you’re driven to do with an almost spiritual force. We don’t have to tell you this because you will do as you please (thank you very much), but still, we must implore you not to listen to anyone who tells you this project is silly. They’re the ones who are silly. Remain focused and you will be excited by how it turns out. As 2017 ends, think about your connection to family and if it is as strong as you’d like it to be. It may not be the time to take on any old hurts or grudges you have about something a relative has done in the past, but it’s a good idea to start revisiting those feelings personally. The start of the new year will bring reunion with that person and with yourself. Also, forget holiday gift lists, and start making a list of the most important people in your life. Even if you don’t realize who they are right now, one of these people is going to be a love interest this coming year.
You might at times seem quiet but you have no trouble getting exactly what you want. That will be the case this December, as you’ll be driven to figure out just what it is you want and how to get it. While you can be an expert at social grace, intuiting the needs of nearly any social setting or group, it isn’t necessary right now to mind your p’s and q’s, as many things are aligned for you to achieve your goals with flourish and very little finesse. It’s as if it was meant to happen. While you rotate in the career sphere this month, start looking toward the future. You’ve been mired in the present for at least this later quarter of the year. What do you want in the next 12 months in terms of your work? You can get it all, if you just do a little planning in advance. The great news is you already work with someone loyal and wonderful who will really help you. Love itself won’t be a concern in December, but it will start coming back into your consciousness as the new year begins. Someone close to you has a huge crush on you and you may be interested. It will be a tumultuous but fun experiment, so make sure you are ready for it (we know you are). Also, any lingering crushes you still have from 2017—forget about them. It’s good to start 2018 free of any old energy and ready to see the world anew.
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: 155 Gift Ideas from Martha Stewart, Lily Aldridge and Other People We Love
When Martha Stewart throws a holiday party, she doesn’t mess around. Every year, about 10 days before Christmas, America’s high priestess of entertaining invites more than 200 guests to her Bedford, New York, farm for an over-the-top open house straight out of the pages of her namesake magazine. There are strolling carolers and multiple Christmas hams; giant bowls of oysters, shucked à la minute and served with champagne; and one entire house (there are three on the property) devoted solely to festive desserts. “You never know what or who you’re going to see,” Stewart says. “Last year, Blake Lively came with her two children, and when you look at them sitting on the floor eating a giant piece of meringue cake, it’s just fantastic. They’re so beautiful, and they’re stuffing themselves! It’s special for them.” Special for everyone, really. How could it not be, when the main house alone is festooned with a minimum of 20 Christmas trees? “But it doesn’t look overdecorated,” Stewart is quick to point out. “You don’t feel like you’re walking into Bergdorf Goodman or something—at least, I hope not.” For Stewart, Christmas Eve itself is a more intimate affair, spent with her two young grandchildren and her daughter, Alexis, at their place in the city, where the family feasts on Alexis’s homemade fettuccine with truffles or caviar and opens their no-doubt gorgeously wrapped presents. Martha’s rule of thumb for successful gifting is simple: “If it’s something I desperately want to keep for myself, I know it’s really nice.”
Martha Stewart, at home in Bedford, New York, wears a Row sweater and Charvet shirt; Heidi Carey earrings.
Claus Porto guest soaps, $22 for set of 15, amazon.com
Martha Stewart Collection zester, $12, macys.com
Pineider stationery gift box, $495, pineider.com
Brock Collection skirt, $1,890, brock-collection.com
Ariel Dearie Flowers floral arrangement, $275, arieldearieflowers.com
Stewart wears Brunello Cucinelli coat; the Row shirt; Mish New York earrings; her own sunglasses.
Gjusta olive oil, $14, gjusta.com
Munnu the Gem Palace rings, prices upon request, munnuthegempalace.com
Martha Stewart Collection cake stand with dome, $23, macys.com
Intimissimi tank, $49, and shorts, $44, intimissimi.com
Dior Fine Jewelry earrings, price upon request, dior.com
Tod’s sandals, $645, tods.com
La DoubleJ Housewives plate, $70, ladoublej.com
Omega watch, $21,300, omegawatches.com
March candles, $10 for two, marchsf.com
The Aldridge family, a fashion-oriented clan that boasts nine siblings, including the photographer Miles and the models Saffron and Ruby, is a close-knit one. “It’s full of characters,” says Lily Aldridge, a model as well, who has strutted the Victoria’s Secret runway for nearly a decade. “And it’s everything to me.” So when she married Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill in 2011, she was eager to start her own. A year later, she gave birth to daughter Dixie Pearl. “She’s made me stronger and braver; before her I played it safe. Now I just want to have fun.” That sentiment is particularly exuberant during the holidays, which she now spends in Nashville. “I go crazy decorating the house—lights, reindeer, mistletoe, you name it.” And aside from surfing lessons and a Bulgari Serpenti ring, this year she’s asking Santa for a day at Disneyland with her daughter. “I love it—any excuse I have during Paris Fashion Week to go to Disneyland Paris, I take,” she says. “I’m a kid at heart.”
Hazel Village bear doll, $42, hazelvillage.com
Christofle bowl, $160, cristofle.com
Molli socks, $53.
Parrot drone, $600, parrot.com
Happiest Baby Snoo Smart Sleeper, $1,160, happiestbaby.com
Herno kids’ parka, $585, farfetch.com
Mary Poppins set by P.L. Travers (Juniper Books), $135, modaoperandi.com
Bonpoint sweater, $220, melijoe.com
Chiara Ferragni, aka the Blonde Salad, is all over the place: A typical week could find her hopping from Los Angeles to Milan to New York and back. Since she launched her lifestyle blog in 2009 as a platform to promote her epic adventures and the casual-chic wardrobe she brings along, Ferragni has amassed millions of Instagram followers; worked with brands like Louis Vuitton and Dior; and introduced the Chiara Ferragni Collection. So when it comes to the holidays, she is happy to stay put—and bring her family to her. “The rule is that I fly everybody, but they have to take care of the cooking,” she says. “I never cook for myself—imagine cooking for 12 people!”
Chiara Ferragni wears a Massimo Dutti shirt; Faris earrings.
Ana Khouri necklace, $150,000, anakhouri.com
Agent Provocateur bra, $130, and panties, $115, agentprovocateur.com
Swarovski choker, $200, swarovski.com
David Yurman: Cable book (Rizzoli), $95, amazon.com
Watch: The Official Martha Stewart Holiday Handbook
The Official Martha Stewart Holiday Handbook