[#image: /photos/585399f6e3d613c03e1ec272]||||||Charities are thankful for Angelina and Brad. The Jolie-Pitt foundation donated more than $6 million in charitable giving according to their 2008 tax return for the organization. Speakeasy

Over black Friday insanity? Take a break from the discount madness and shop Barneys holiday catalog. The cover features 7.67 karat natural amoeba diamond slice earrings in 18K gold with colored diamonds for $19,600. The collection of extravagant gifts allows you to travel back in time to a nearly forgotten era, circa 2007. Jezebel

In more haute news: Luxe jewelry brands such as Boucheron, Cartier, Chanel Joaillerie, Chaumet, Christian Dior Joaillerie, Mellerio dits Meller and Van Cleef & Arpels will all present their bejeweled pieces on appointment during haute couture week in Paris. The Independant

Need inspiration for your holiday party menu? Steal a tasting course and wine pairing (or the entire menu) from the Obamas' First State Dinner. Eater

Rocking holiday gift. Dirty hair, Doc Martens and plaid looks like a refreshing new fashion trend in Michael Lavine's "Grunge" (Abrams Image, $24.95), a coffee table book that revisits seminal bands of the era and their flannel of choice. Popcandy

Mobama goes for thigh high boots. Rumor has it that the First Lady's stylist has placed an order for a pair of Robert Clergerie thigh high boots. An order was also placed for a calf-length pair, but its doubtful those will be newsworthy. Fashionista