It's a short Hautelinks list this week because, let's face it: with the excitement of winter break, plus all that's going on for the holidays, most of us haven't had much time to spend online! That said, if you need a break from your vacation already (ah, nothing like family bonding), here are some links to help you pass the time:
Such a great project for winter break: DIY Doo.Ri's embellished tights!
Wow! The "fashion hacker" was finally caught - apparently this guy got in to Conde Nast's file system and downloaded hundreds of internal documents, including unreleased Vogue covers! Crazy.
Hopefully you've already done your holiday shopping, but if you're living on the edge and waiting 'til the very last second, Refinery 29 has a great list of last-minute gift ideas.
Also from R29, 4 Foolproof Winter Beauty Secrets to keep you looking fabulous through the most bitter months.
We loved the NYT's profile on The Man Repeller!
Need to shop for someone that's too cool for school but don't know where to start? Racked is here to help, with 6 gifts for the hipster in your life.
Could you do the no mirror challenge? It's only five days, but still - it sounds intense.
Along those same lines, The Wardrobe Rehab Project is such a cool concept, especially the "unnecessary purchases of the month" posts.
Is Modcloth secretly ripping you off? Say it ain't so! We <3 us some Modcloth. This makes us sad.
Take a look back at the best dressed people of 2010, as picked by ELLE.
What better time than the holidays for a little nostalgia? Things '90s Kids Realize will take you back.
These accessories look good enough to eat. Even cooler? They're not photoshopped - someone really made them.
Stylelist reveals what bloggers wish for during the holiday season.
We just discovered the blog PennyChic, and we're in love! They profile real-life people wearing incredibly affordable ensembles. Like, under $50 affordable. Amaze.
Ever stopped to think about how silly some of our techno gadget names are? (Hello, iPad!) If so, this video will make you smile.
Need some fashion inspiration now that you're back in your home town? This slideshow of off-duty models should do the trick.
That's all for now! As always, link up anything else awesome you found this week with a comment. Hope you're all having a fabulous winter break so far!