The founder of ARC NYC
, Lorenzo Martone, gives The Fashionably Independent his picks for the perfect gift. Take note fashioneers, the latin heartthrob is prepping to move into a new $10.5 million home with hubster Marc Jacobs so let the gift giving begin!!!
Lorenzo first tip for the ideal house warming gift is Limited Edition Art. "Art of course is a great way to go ... and today with the limited edition concept you can find great things - from pictures, to books, to dolls..."
Next suggestion, "Taschen art books are always great." A true favorite amongst the fashion set (we've got a couple in our library).
A set of Momoko Dolls
would be graciously accepted at La Casa Martone. The high-end Barbies are a Japanese import with a just attention to detail and hyper cool outfits and accessories. If you're looking to impress the modern artist in your life, look no further than a Jeff Koons Limited Edition Dogs. "The Balloons Sculptures - Who doesn't love them?" states Lorenzo.
While the limited edition replicas
of the famous pooches fetch $10,000, you can find a set of printed ornaments for $19,99 on ebay
. "Hermes also makes simple yet chic little "vide poches" those leather squares that you leave by your entry door or by your bed and you literally "empty your pockets" in it..... very beautifully done." These might be a Parisian exclusive, so for those shopping in the US, check out these Hermes cigarette trays.
At $620 they are definitely not a steal, but when something looks this good, it's worth a little extra cash. For those looking to give a little more Lorenzo suggests "a night at the Standard Hotel in NY - for the night you move in but don't want to sleep around all your boxes!" And of course no list these days would be complete without a few recession proof gifts. Mr. Martone suggests candles.
"I love Dyptique Feus du bois
or the candles from the Costes hotel - immediately they take me to Paris fashion week!"