Haute & Hot

Austin-based style maven Camille Styles loves finding the new, different and inspiring things to share. Here are some of her favorite finds and little obsessions she just can’t live without this month.

Now that the hectic pace of the holiday season is behind us, I’m craving a bit of fun and whimsy in my life, aren’t you? And, since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, a palette in shades of romance is striking my fancy. I am crossing my fingers that my valentine takes a cue for this year’s shopping wish list of these marvelous items no girl can live without.

Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick in Fuschia Fete

This super-moisturizing lipstick punches up wintery looks with the perfect pop of pink and a gorgeous case to boot.

Clare Vivier “La Pochette”

This go-everywhere basic is perfect for stashing credit cards and cell phone when I’m on the run, and the hot pink stripe adds a major dose of feminine style.

Costes Candle

This iconic candle is from my favorite eponymous hotel in Paris, and its white pepper, oriental wood and lavender scent has an instantly transportive effect.

‘lette Macarons

These macarons come in vivid hues that reflect the flavors infusing the light-as-air almond cookies. I’m especially enamored with the heart-shaped macarons launched just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Parisian Chic, A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange (Rizzoli)

A Francophile at heart, I always perk up at the mere mention of tips for capturing that j’en sais quoi possessed by Parisian women. This guide covers fashion, beauty and home from a truly chic perspective.

Hotel de Russie, Rome

Since I’m in the midst of a landscape design project I find myself returning to snapshots from my stay at Hotel de Russie. It’s perfectly-manicured terrace and “secret garden” provides all the inspiration I need for my design. Now if only my own backyard was steps away from the Sistine Chapel…