aficionada

Spanish noun

a woman who is very knowledgeable about an activity, subject, or pastime. a connoisseur, expert, specialist, cognoscente, an enthusiast.


Aficionada Gift Guide 2020

 

 

For the holidays, we asked our Aficionadas to share their ideas on what they would like to give and receive this year. 

 

Elisa Sednaoui

 

GIVE
I would like to give the Toggle Chain Anklet, and the cool L’Aventura III bag in black. 

RECEIVE
The Toggle Chain II bracelet and the Thin Cable Chain Bracelet are my favorites.

HOST/HOSTESS GIFT
I like to give back and The Turtle Conservancy Medallion makes a great gift for a host (on leather cord) or hostess (nice with the black ribbon).

 

 

 

Amanda Ross

 

GIVE
The Bolero in chocolate is a great gift for my sister Ali. An everyday classic.

RECEIVE
I love the gold Rock Objects. They are the perfect shiny object to add beauty to anyone’s desk. Giving myself a gift this year.

HOST/HOSTESS GIFT
I have been been obsessively reading books on Picasso during the lockdown. I like the Francoise Gilot years. The perfect hostess gift.

 

 

 

Alexandra Edenborough

 

GIVE
I would love to give girlfriends the Ring Collar Necklace and Toggle Chain Anklet, and the L’Aventura III bag. Having one myself I’m obsessed!

RECEIVE
The Chica in embossed python is beautiful - so chic.

HOST/HOSTESS GIFT
I love  Anatomy of Minimum by John Pawson and Picasso and Francoise Gilot: Paris-Vallauris, by John Richardson, Pablo Picasso, and Françoise Gilot. They make fabulous coffee table additions.

 

 

 

Carlota Espinosa

 

GIVE
Jewelry is always a special gift and the Tapered Cuff would look amazing on my LACaKe partner Kelly Lynch.

RECEIVE
The Azucena II in Dune Nubuck. I love a good size handbag and this one checks all the boxes…elegant and practical for everyday. I also wouldn’t mind receiving the incredibly chic Viajero in Black Grain weekend bag for when we can all travel again.

HOST/HOSTESS GIFT
The iPhone Case in Chocolate Napa is the perfect gift anyone would certainly appreciate receiving. I carry mine everywhere.

 

 

 

Jane Ross

 

GIVE
The Chiquita in chocolate Embossed Croc and the Bolero - in black Napa. They are just plain old good - Hermes without the hassle!!

RECEIVE
The Chiquita in black shearling. My hand sanitizer needs to stay warm-Dr Fauci says so!! And the Girona Franja - chocolate or black - a little sass for my dinners at a friend’s house!

HOST/HOSTESS GIFT
Depending on who, The Chaquetilla Pendant on the leather cord, the Girona Wrist Wrap in black, the Turtle Conservancy Pendant or the Project Zero Pendant.

 

 

 

Kelly Lynch

 

GIVE
The Project Zero Pendant Who would not adore receiving this gorgeous Project Zero Pendant?  A gift that also gives back!

RECEIVE
The Upper Arm Bangle -I remember my bohemian mother wearing a gold arm band on her tanned arm and coveting it as a girl. And I love the simplicity of the Bolsa in black-this KC sexy statement piece is the perfect go-everywhere and go-with-everything bag.

HOST/HOSTESS GIFT
The Tissue Ring. I have one of these (in silver) and love it! This chic Tissue Ring elevates the lowly tissue box into a minimalist work of art.

 

 

 

 


Alison Ross Green

 

GIVE
Girona Wrist Wrap. Always loved Kendall’s leather bracelets. Natural, unique , and a very wearable gift Or key chains -Kendall makes the best designs!

RECEIVE
The Girona Franja in black or brown leather. LOVE a little fringe!

HOST/HOSTESS GIFT
LOVE the Artemisa Cuff for a hostess. It reminds me of the artist Artemisia Gentileschi showing at the National Gallery through late January 2021– an extraordinary female painter of the 17th C. I love that it's called Artemisa! An armour cuff to protect which is what Artemisia did to thrive in career as a female 17th C artist. I would like to receive this as well! And the Joseph Koudelka Gypsies Book for a host. I love his images and this book looks stunning! Two of my sons are talented photographers and I think this would also inspire them.