gift guide: alle fister’s finds for the cool cali girl

{Editor’s Note: This year, I’ve asked a few of the people whose style I spend all year admiring to share their holiday wish lists. Stay tuned – we’ll have a new expert every day for the next two weeks!}

Back when I was but a wee fashion blogger, knee high to a grasshopper, Alle Fister was the very first PR person I ever worked with! Since we first met all those years ago, her career has skyrocketed. From being Shopbop’s first PR Director back in their startup days to her current role as the founder of one of the most successful PR firms in the biz, Alle and her team at Bollare represent everyone from VANS and Timberland to Rachel Palley and Kevyn Aucoin.

As you might expect of someone with this level of insider access, Alle has an undeniably cool sense of style, and an innate ability to spot (or set) a trend from a mile away. A Malibu girl through and through, Alle knows her way around a surf shop, but she’s tuned into every single trend, and always, always knows what’s next. She exudes California cool from every invisible pore.

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  1. I am rarely without a Twistband, typically on my wrist instead of inside my purse, since the prints and patterns are way more chic than a typical hair tie. The chevron prints are my personal fave! Twistbands, sets from $6.50
  2. Sometimes you just need to turn on one of your jams to up your energy and set your mood! A good tune can give me more energy than even a Venti S’bucks can provide! These stylish and minimal earbuds pack a sound punch, and will be perfect to give (or get, hint hint!). Marshall Minor in-ear headphones, $60
  3. Custom kicks! On Vans’ site, you can choose the style, color and any combination of colors or prints. Too fun! I gifted this to a few friends last year, and it’s great because it is a multi-part gift – from when they receive to when they create to when they get their shoes…you get triple credit! Perfect for guys or girls. Vans custom shoes, from $65
  4. I never travel without my ghd (universal wattage makes that an option!). This year ghd has the most rad limited edition gift set for Sephora – it’s going to the beauty-lovers on my list! ghd Jewel Collection Professional Styler, $235
  5. Like many fashion-loving gals, I am notorious for choosing footwear that isn’t always foot-friendly. Band-Aids are my best friend, especially when they’re fun to use with bold patterns and cool color palettes! These will make such a chic and sensible stocking stuffer! Cynthia Rowley for Band-Aid, $3
  6. What can I say – who doesn’t love loud socks? These are tall enough for boots, and will definitely make me smile. Strathcona knee-high socks, $36 (more here)
  7. Giving luxurious PJs is a Christmas Eve tradition in my family, and these are definitely the ones I am purchasing this year! The sizing on these gorgeous pajamas (1,2,3,4) denotes lengths, so no worrying about flood-length PJs for tall girls like me. Olivia Von Halle silk pajamas, $500
  8. I’m dreaming of a new Kookbox surfboard…though frankly, I’d love any designer collab’d surfboard. Everyone from Chanel to Basta Surf has done some really cool boards that double as art! Kookbox surfboard, prices vary
  9. I travel almost every other week, and love quality luggage that is FUN and can be spotted on the baggage carousel! In Paris last week I came across this lips set, and immediately took note. Lulu Guinness Lips luggage, from $295
  10. A new pair of Stella knickers per day…what could be a better way to tell someone you think they’re truly fabulous? Stella McCartney “Knickers of the Week” set, $195 (also here)
  11. The moment I saw this over-the-top clutch (which frankly is the only way I think clutches should be!) I knew I had to get or give it (to someone super special). Proenza Schouler studded degradé clutch, $1,450

Thanks so much, Alle! If you’re clamoring for more of Alle’s style, don’t miss Bollare’s Tumblr page – endless inspiration!

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