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    Fashionary

    Stumped what to pick up for the soon-to-be Parsons grad on your Christmas list? Fear not: the "Fashionary," a kind of fashion reference book and design template, is sure to delight professionals and amateurs alike.

    The look and feel of the Fashionary is akin to a tall Moleskine, but it's stuffed with 164 pages of pre-drawn models on which to sketch fanciful ensembles, as well as handy reference material (think measurement tools, spec sheets, a fabric dictionary, even a calendar of fashion events). By guiding the user through the process, the Fashionary makes sitting in the designer seat simple and accessible—even for the artistically-challenged.

    Best of all, the printed material is barely visible, allowing the user to sketch freely if they so choose. We suggest tucking one into a few stockings this year, accompanied by some colored pencils and maybe a few fabric swatches. Perhaps this is just the thing to unleash your mother-in-law's inner Galliano.