The Falls mall just got a little more celebrity cred with Friday’s grand opening of Alex and Ani. The eco-conscious accessories and lifestyle brand, best known for its stackable, charmed bracelets, is beloved by the likes of Kerry Washington, Sandra Bullock and Gwyneth Paltrow. At the new boutique, by Talbots and Chicos, a holiday 2015 collection includes pieces with Swarovski crystals and Zodiac signs.
Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs may be performing at Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution, but he says he is winding down his music career. Before hanging it up, the rapping mogul just released his well-received mixtape, MMM (Money Making Mitch), on iTunes. It’s the prequel to No Way Out 2, Combs’ final album, out next year. “I’m just following in the footsteps of Sinatra,” said the 46-year-old father of six. “It feels good to end something on your terms that you worked so hard to build.”
For the boxing fan on your list: New Wynwood store Shinola is carrying a limited-edition collectible pair of leather fight gloves featuring a Muhammad Ali signature embossed on the side. Weighing in at 10 ounces, the gloves come in merlot with black accents in cotton lining and lacing. A portion of proceeds benefits the Muhammad Ali Center. $500. Shinola Miami, 2399 NW Second Ave., 786-374-2994; www.shinola.com.
Looking for a quick way to inject some festive glamour into your beauty routine? Talk to the hand. Gelish MINI Red Matters Holiday 2015 Collection is made up of six stunning reds. Our faves for DIY manicures are two new shades: Man of the Moment, a ruby crème, and I’m So Hot, burgundy with shimmer. “Red is such an iconic and classy color, so this season we wanted to capture that with a special collection that includes different finishes,” says CEO/founder of Gelish, Danny Haile. At Sally Beauty Supply Stores, at SallyBeauty.com; $13.99 per bottle. Brand fans include Kristen Wiig, Rihanna and Jennifer Hudson.
If you’re looking for a last minute gift for someone who’s fashionable and doesn’t check the time with his/her cellphone: Citizen’s sleek, minimalistic Circle of Time features a stainless steel case and bracelet with an elegant grey mother-of-pearl dial, as well as water resistance up to 50 meters. As with all Citizen Eco-Drive, this watch is powered by light, so there’s never a need to change a battery. $350. www.citizenwatch.com/en-us