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It just wouldn't be Christmas without a tug and a pop resulting in a flimsy paper crown or ridiculously corny joke, would it? But if your idea of a holiday prize isn't, say, a Santa sticker or a pack of tiny skittles, it might be time to upgrade to a fancier breed of Christmas cracker.
The five, luxe crackers we've singled out aren't just pretty to look at (though they totally are). They're also packed with pressies you'll actually want and use (fancy that), including cutesy crafts, compacts, smart keychains, and, in the case of Asprey's version, a festive party hat designed by none other than Philip Treacy. We mean, why let Princess Bea have all the fun?
Click through for the best crackers you've ever seen.
The lights raised, music blasted, cameras flashed, and models sashayed down the runway in things we won't get to wear until spring 2015. It could have been any runway show during any Fashion Week in terms of quality and production, but there was one monumental difference: Every single designer look was plus-size.
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Milan has never been as high on your must-visit list than now, with its Fashion Week becoming one of the most innovative destinations for indie brands, and its upcoming World Expo in 2015 (from May 1st to October 31st, if you're planning ahead!). The vintage palaces are getting spruced up, the bistros are getting a modern read