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December 2014 - Dallas

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JE T'AIME, MOI NON PLUS S erge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin's famous erotic duet was a nod to their notorious and sometimes explicit personal relationship. Theirs was an epic love story infused with all the essential elements — sex, beauty, music and fame — plus a little playful sarcasm on the side. He was the film and music savant; she, the ingénue playing the role of wife and muse. With their fast friends and glamorous lifestyle, these two owned the '70s. Digital/Style editor Francine Ballard captures the essence of the amorous French-Brit duo. Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, circa 1970 Insta- house party. Old World music nostalgia meets modern mixmaster fun. Gramophone for iPhone $249, at Restoration Hardware. (I LOVE YOU, ME NEITHER) And a namesake for good measure. The iconic bag was named for Jane and is now every jet-setter's dream. Hermès Birkin bag, price upon request, at the Hermès boutique. Sexy staple. Neutral is sooo drab, n'est pas? Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick $35, at the Chanel boutique. If you must smoke … The only thing that touched his lips more than Jane's were his smokes. Hermes Eperon d'or ashtray $630, at the Hermès boutique. Coasting. If you're perpetually poised, cocktail in hand, don't be caught without a coaster. Waylande Gregory coasters $90, at Tootsies. On the fringe. The fashion set's favorite dress-up prop. Lanvin long-fringe gloves $1,285, at Forty Five Ten. Time of our lives. Jacquet Droz Grande Seconde Ivory Enamel watch. $19,500, at Tourbillon. Stepping out. Parisian nightlife is serious business, and Jane jumped in feet first. Aquazurra Hello Lover suede ankle-strap pump $765, at Neiman Marcus. For those quiet evenings at home. Cozy up with a good book — or paint your body with chocolate. Shunga Edible Body Paint $13, at Straight jacket. For nighttime attire, creative types accessorize with ripped denim, RayBans and a scotch on the rocks. Givenchy Painterly print blazer $4,385, at Forty Five Ten. Bling in the New Year. Nontraditional stocking stuffers are the best kind. Monique Pean fossilized woolly mammoth and scrimshaw earrings with rhodolite $5,910, at Ylang 23. Sweet surrender. Love & Tears by Kilian Surrender perfume. 1.7 ounce $245, at Fire at the ready. St Dupont Ligne 2 lighter in blue Chinese lacquer. $1,025, at A bird in the hand. Van Cleef & Arpels white-gold and diamond Oiseaux de Paradis earclips. $79,000 at Neiman Marcus. Promise to write. No. III Graf von Faber- Castell graphite desk pencils with sleeve. $25, at Paradise Pen and Markham Fine Jewelers. A dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste. Dinner-party fun in the style of Serge and Jane. Dirty Minds board game $20, at Barnes & Noble. Need for speed. Chopard shift-knob cuff links. $338, at Bachendorf's. Cavalli for all. Roberto Cavalli crepe silk shirt with grommet detail $1,895, and crepe silk tuxedo pant $1,795, at the Roberto Cavalli boutique. Undercover cool. Avoid being recognized, at all costs, darling. Lanvin Contrast Trim Trilby $610, at Forty Five Ten. La mode des Alpes. Look luxe on the slopes in the Pauline ski jacket with water-repellent and washable Merino leather and removable fur collar. By Toni Sailer of Germany, $2,249, exclusively in Texas at St. Bernard Sports.

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