sign up

Get a free fashion PR plan template and special offers exclusive to insiders!

PR Girl Gift Guide

Fashion PR Girl 2012 Holiday Survival Guide


Fashion PR Girl Holiday Survival Guide

Oh #PRGirl, the holidays are no joke. Even though your days may be filled with spring pitching, there is no escaping the holiday spectacle of last-minute gift-guides, client and agency holiday parties, media previews and of course, family, friends, and indulging in your favorite holiday rom-com with a cup of delicious hot chocolate sprinkled with cinnamon after a crazy day. Now I know that's not just me!

To assist, there's nothing quite like a purse+wallet+phone cover combo with easy sneaky charging space to make sure you have everything you need in one place as you flit from event to event. Perhaps more delightful, the Poste Smartphone Wallet has the words “bonne nouvelle” which means “Good News” in French. I'm not sure how more PR Girl you can get! If you haven't picked up a Boostcase yet, do yourself a favor and ensure that no matter where you end up, you've got enough battery to respond to last-minute editor requests and instagram the magic.

December loves drama, so make sure to have some Moonflower Essence on you at all times. A few drops under the tongue (and politely suggested to irate bosses, co-workers and stressed out BFFs) is the perfect antidote, promising "reflection and focused introspection in times when we feel entangled with unresolved drama." Yes please. Of course, the holidays require a certain festive fashion flair, to which I recommend a statement necklace like this gorgeous gold go-to, an incredibly flattering dress it up, dress it down polka dot skirt, and a pair of ultra-comfy (latex foam footbed!), safe for running in the slush black wedge boots. Bad Education by Nars is my favorite go-to gloss, put it over a matte red for serious lip action, or wear it as an every-day hint of red. And, when there simply isn't time to schedule in a gel mani, save money and minutes with nail stickers - I think these red lace ones are just perfect for the season.

Of course, no holiday survival guide would be complete without a last-minute gift recommendation for those, well last-minute affairs. Stay cool and collected and oh so classy with Jouer poppers. As Jennifer Rose over at Post + Beam put it, "I'm a huge fan of this brand, and these are awesome to keep on hand, because over the next few weeks, you never know when you'll need a few extra gifts on hand to pass out. They're so fun and takes the stress out of unexpected gift giving."

So there you are my talented kitten, have an incredible month and let me know what your survival musts are in the comments or on Twitter!

1. Poste Smartphone Wallet, Mochi Things, $27.97
2. Moonflower Essence, Cisthene, $8
3. Chapora Necklace, Rosena Sammi Jewelry, $55
4. Bad Education Lip Gloss, NARS, $24
5. Hybrid Magenta, Boostcase, $79.99
6. Sparkle & Pop, Jouer, $12
7. Sidon Boots, Tsubo, $220
8. Hully Gully Skirt, Shabby Apple, $63
9. I am your muse, NCLA, $18

IFB Gift Guide Submission

About the author: Crosby Noricks

Known as the "fashion publicist's most powerful accessory," (SD-UT) and the "West Coast 'It' girl of fashion PR," (YFS Magazine) Crosby Noricks is a brand strategist, author and founder of PR Couture. Crosby was included in the iMedia 25 Class of 2012 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, and enjoys helping fashion and lifestyle brands connect with their audiences in meaningful and creative ways.


  • Posted November 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Loved no 7,8 and 9. Very nice gift guide. Hope you will like mine :)

  • Posted November 29, 2012 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    the skirt is my fave!

  • Posted November 29, 2012 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Personally, I have problems with buying gifts and choosing gifts for myself as well. I created blog post about Christmas gifts and I would be grateful for your advice if you have time. I also put there some ideas, which may help you if you have similar problems as me. Im looking forward to your ideas and tips. (post is written in English and Slovak as well).

    Hope I would like!!

  • Posted November 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Love those boots!

  • SamM
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    A big necklace definitely makes a statement. I really think it draws attention to the face and what the individual is talking about, something significantly important in the public relations world.

    I think the most important survival tip is shoes! The boots you have shown here are perfect because they are more of a platform heel instead of balancing on a stiletto! Standing around and networking over the holidays takes a toll on the feet!

    Thanks for the fashion tips! As a post graduate student in public relations, I am attending many different networking events, internships and interviews that I must look professional for! However, I don’t want to look drab, it’s always good to show your personality through your fashion :)

One Trackback

Post a Comment

Your email is kept private. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Meet Crosby Noricks

Hi. I'm Crosby, Founder of PR Couture, Fashion Brand Strategist and PR Girl Mentor. I care about supporting and celebrating fashion publicists as well as helping companies connect with their audiences in more meaningful ways. Recently, iMedia included me in their annual list of 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, along with people from Starbucks, Twitter and Volkswagon, which I think is pretty neat. Like Elle Woods, I am a Gemini-vegetarian (that's about where the similarities end). Let's connect: Check out my full bio, Brand Elixir sessions for brands or shoot me a note at