The Designer Items That Will Go Viral in 2020, From a Celeb Personal Shopper

They say if you choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life. Now, imagine if said job was to legit shop. Well, that age-old assertion would hold especially true, right? Because shopping for work sounds pretty dang great (in my opinion, anyway). For Australian personal shopper Gabriel Waller, this is all very much a reality as her day-to-day routine consists of literally shopping and sourcing hard-to-find (and often sold-out) items for trendsetters. That’s right—she launched a personal-shopping business a little over a year ago and has quickly amassed a huge celebrity following, starting with Rosie-Huntington Whiteley.

“I’m fortunate to count several celebrities amongst my clientele, and it all started with Rosie. She had posted on her Instagram story about wanting an old Celine coat. Following that post, we were connected through a mutual friend. That has truly been the biggest game-changing moment in my career to date,” Waller told us. “Since then, I’ve sourced and secured items for Hailey Bieber, Kourtney Kardashian, Behati Prinsloo Levine, Jen Atkin, Lily Aldridge, Elle Macpherson, and most recently, I sourced the pink Peter Pilotto suit for Ciara’s Beyoncé Halloween costume.” Waller then explained to us how her process for uncovering specific pieces works. “If it’s new season, I reach out to my network of immediate contacts,” she said. “When it comes to previous season and vintage items, I tap into the private market—which also requires me keeping track of what items are held in my network around the world.” FYI, you can scope a sampling of the pieces she’s found for various celebs and fashion people by following along with the hashtag #sourcedbygw.

Okay, given her heightened sartorial sensibilities with the ability to know first-hand what It items celebs want, we thought we’d tap her for a little sneak peek of what she thinks her A-list crew will covet come 2020.

In-between managing requests to track down some of the most coveted items, Waller shared with us the next-wave designer pieces she’s already starting to get inquiries about, and those she thinks will go viral thanks to their exclusive status. Keep scrolling to shop her finds and invest in similar pieces now.

“It will come at no surprise that Bottega Veneta is the #1 designer on my request list. It is by far my most in-demand brand, and I’ve already been inundated with preorder requests for the S/S 20 collection. The standout piece will again be the pouch, with the addition of the new chain strap as seen on the S/S 20 runway. Coming in at a very close second in the Bottega realm will be the footwear. With Daniel’s designs selling out worldwide this year, I can guarantee this will continue well into 2020.”

“The Dior book tote has/is set to arrive in two new sizes: small and mini. If the demand for the standard book tote is anything to go by, the small and mini will command equal demand. Preorder requests have been flowing through for these two sizes for at least four months now, so I anticipate these requests to explode as we move into 2020.”

“Amina Muaddi, Amina Muaddi, Amina Muaddi. This is still the name we all need to know for 2020. A number of her iconic styles will be restocked for S/S 20, including the sold-out Begum crystal-embellished PVC slingback pumps. Yep, they are coming back and guaranteed to sell out all over again. I strongly recommend my clients preorder to secure their Amina pieces.”

“The all-new Chanel 19 handbag has been huge this season. I know I’ll continue to receive requests for this particular bag and collection well into the new year. These pieces are from Karl’s very last collection with Chanel, so they come engrained with additional value to many.”

“The Dior x Rimowa collaboration would have to be one of the most highly anticipated collaboration collections of the year and I know the resale value on these pieces will be huge. An early pre-launch occurred in Paris this past week and sold out (to no surprise). Based on my current requests, the cabin-size luggage will be the must-have piece from this collab.”

Next, check out the designer bags people will pay top dollar to have in their closet.

All the Striking Red Carpet Looks From the CMA Awards

We’ve certainly been spoiled when it comes to amazing red carpet looks this month. We already witnessed Zendaya and Kim Kardashian West at the People’s Choice Awards, as well as Chrissy Teigen and Kelly Rowland at the Baby2Baby Gala, but now we turn our attention to the midwest, where stars have invaded Nashville for the Country Music Association Awards.

Naturally, all of the biggest country icons were on hand, including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Carrie Underwood, as well as quickly rising artists such as Lil Nas X and Kelsea Ballerini. Kacey Musgraves wore one of our favorite looks of the night: a glittering, feather-bedecked yellow dress fit for a princess. (And it didn’t hurt that she brought an impeccably dressed Gigi Hadid along for the ride.) Scroll down for the best CMA Awards red carpet looks of 2019.

WHO: Kacey Musgraves and Gigi HadidWEAR: On Hadid: Helmut Lang dress; Graziela Gems earrings; Melinda Maria earrings; Established ring; Nouvel Heritage ring

WHO: Reese WitherspoonWEAR: Saint Laurent dress; Nikos Koulis earrings

WHO: Lil Nas X

WHO: Nicole KidmanWEAR: Versace dress; Sophia Webster bag; Jimmy Choo shoes; Omega watch

WHO: Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntireWEAR: On Underwood: Jared Lehr and Loree Rodkin jewelry

WHO: Mickey Guyton

WHO: Kelsea Ballerini WEAR: RaisaVanessa mint long-sleeve embellished crop top and embellished maxi skirt

WHO: HalseyWEAR: Nedo dress

WHO: Jimmie Allen

WHO: P!nk 

WHO: Miranda Lambert

Next, Kate Middleton just wore the $30 Zara item everyone will want

10 Christmas Makeup Looks to Try ASAP, Ranked From Subtle to Glam

So you’ve got your Christmas outfit all planned out, found the best gifts for everyone in your family and friend group, and perfected a delicious dish to bring with you to Christmas dinner. Amazing! Seems like you’re all set to tackle the stresses of the holiday season with ease, right? But wait—have you thought about your Christmas makeup look? While usually the outfit takes a front-row seat, the beauty look that accompanies your holiday ensemble is just as important.

So to help you in the beauty department, we took a serious scroll through Instagram to find a handful of Christmas makeup looks we think you should consider trying come December 24 and 25. And because we know everyone’s beauty preferences vary, we thought we’d rank the looks from subtle to extreme glam so you won’t have a problem finding one that fits you.

Ahead are 10 Christmas makeup looks to try ASAP, plus the key product needed to re-create each for yourself.

You’ve heard it time and again: A good, volumizing mascara is all you need to brighten up your face in no time. Pack on the layers for some low-key drama.

What’s a holiday makeup roundup with a rich, burgundy lip moment? Wear this deep hue with a bright-red dress for a cool color contrast.

This easygoing makeup look is a great way to add a pop of holiday color into your look. After all, red lipstick is truly classic.

Go Old Hollywood glam by pairing bright red lips with bold, winged liner.

The ’90s are back and bigger than ever, so it’s no surprise this all-over nude makeup moment is a hit right now, too.

This Christmas makeup look might take a bit more time, but the end result will be utterly gorgeous.

Line the inner corner of your eyes for some high-impact drama.

Dare to go green? We definitely think this one’s worth a try.

Create super-bold wings, gloss your lids, and swipe on red lipstick for an Old Hollywood glam makeup moment that’s perfect for Christmas dinner.

Don’t be afraid to go dark and smoky with your Christmas makeup. It’ll look so great paired with a red or green dress (or an LBD, of course).

Next up, Christmas day outfits you’ll love.

I Found the 14 Best Sweaters on Amazon So You Can Get on With Your Life

When you type “women’s sweaters” into the Amazon search bar, over 30k results populate, which is far too many for one sweater-loving person to navigate. But I’m always up for a challenge, so I tackled those search results so you, my friends, don’t have to.

So why shop for sweaters on Amazon, when literally every e-tailer is fully stocked with plenty of them right now, you ask? I think you know the answer to that—they’re cheap and fast (which is a big bonus since it was in the low 20s on the East Coast this morning.).

I sorted through the offerings through the lens of the biggest winter sweater trends, as well as the classics (e.g., camel sweaters and turtlenecks) to ensure that you’re armed with a well-rounded sweater collection this winter. I’ll get on with it now because if you order ASAP, you might even receive your chosen one before the weekend.

This cardigan is so good, I don’t know how we’re all supposed to decide which color to buy.

The fit of this is just perfect.

Such a classic.

Cozy and looks good with skinny jeans. Win-win.

I’m obsessed with this perfect shade of pink.

It’s all about the balloon sleeves this year.

Perfect for leisurely winter weekends.

I’m very impressed by how expensive this looks.

Great quality for a $26 sweater.

I love a good cableknit.

As the name suggests, this looks quite cozy.

Just the thing to wear with high-waisted jeans.

Save this for the coldest winter days.

You can’t go wrong with a good black-and-white sweater.

Next up, 20 H&M sweaters that truly look designer.

I’m a Picky Shopper, and This Is What I’d Buy From Nordstrom for Winter

Anyone who has ever attempted to go shopping with me knows how (annoyingly) picky I can be when it comes to buying anything for myself. In fact, I can spend hours in stores and online without finding a single thing I actually want to purchase, whether it’s for an occasion, a new season, or just because. While this trait definitely has its downsides—you don’t want to know how long it took me to find a wedding dress—it also has its benefits.

For starters, I take these stories I write for you, our readers, very seriously as a result. When going through products to include in roundups, I ask myself first if I would spend my own money on something before suggesting it to someone else to buy. Hopefully, this shows (and you like what you’re about to see below). Since we’re on the heels of winter, I decided to comb through one of everyone’s favorite sites and round up the items I would buy for myself if I were in the market for outerwear, dresses, accessories, shoes, and more. Shockingly, I somehow ended up with a whopping 47 finds, all of which I am somehow pretty obsessed with. To see and shop my Nordstrom picks for the season ahead, just keep scrolling.

Classic with a twist.

Puffers are an inevitable part of NYC life, but thankfully, brands are making them more stylish than ever this season.

Warm and cool at the same time.

Leather trenches are one of the season’s biggest outerwear trends.

Anything is better with a built-in belt.

Who could resist?

Tackle two trends in one with this houndstooth cape.


That simple sweater you want to wear every day once it’s cold.

This color is too good to pass up.

A subtle take on animal print.

Anything from Khaite is the ultimate goal this season.

I’m taking notes on how cute this looks with a miniskirt.

As I write this, our editor Lauren is sitting next to me wearing this shirt, so I mean it when I say it’s good.

Sweater meets going-out top.

A layering wonder.

Basic but not boring.

Hello, holiday parties.

Nothing gives you that perfectly tucked-in look quite like a bodysuit.

Aren’t Henleys just the best?

Lingerie-inspired details will never go out of style.

Who can resist this color?

Winter weddings, here I come.


I’m all about utility-inspired details right now.

Everyone needs a pair of these.

I love the Western touch on these.

It’s hard to find skirts that look this good with boots.

I love this relaxed fit.

The whole shoulder-bag thing is still going strong.

You’ll never want to take this off.

I love the fabric and leather combo here.


New work tote, anyone?

For all your outerwear.

Bags with black hardware are the most versatile, if you ask me.

Why shouldn’t your bra be as on trend as your outfit?

I love everything about this.

These were my best friends last winter.

I have these in black, and they’re one of the comfiest pairs of shoes I own, period.

White boots are risky but totally worth it.

People are always asking me for help finding actually cute waterproof boots, and these are the perfect example.

Even I am not immune to the appeal of cute and cozy house slippers.

Knee-high boots are trending harder than you can even imagine right now.

If I only buy one item in this roundup, it might be these.

I definitely do not need these, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them.

I can just imagine how good these will look with straight-leg jeans.

Up next: 23 items our editors wear constantly from Net-a-Porter.