THE LUCKY GIFT GUIDE Our all-inclusive, buy-anything-for-anyone guide includes 15 pages packed with amazing, unusual options including:

  • Polished punk pieces
  • Great presents for $25 or less
  • Eco-conscious goods
  • Travel luxuries

  • Our editors' obsessions

WHAT TO WEAR TO THE PARTY From laid-back luxury to total decadence, the best dressed-up looks of the season. Each one is striking, festive, and downright effortless to pull off - including wispy separates, strapless dresses, and an unexpectedly sexy shrunken tuxedo.

ON OUR COVER Heidi Klum talks to Lucky about style and the fourth season of the insanely successful Project Runway: "Doing the show has given me such a sincere respect for the process of fashion and design. Being a designer is a really hard gig." Klum also lets readers in on what she's buying - and why. "This is such an interesting time in fashion because there are no set rules," she says. "There's a real opportunity to have fun."

WINTER SKIRTS The season's top new styles - each surprisingly flattering to wear and simple to make your own, including:

  • Soft tweed: A seductive spin on a ladylike classic.

    Menswear mini: Short but tasteful, with a cool tailored cut.
  • Tiered velvet: An iconic bohemian shape with a hem that hits the knee.
  • Evening mini: Flat-out beautiful lace over gleamy metallic fabric.
  • Mermaid maxi: Tight on top and flared at the hem, this piece is gorgeously dramatic.
  • Full printed: A '50s-era circle skirt goes crisp and contemporary.

MAKE OVER YOUR BASICS Brilliant ways to transform the staples you already have in your closet into something utterly of-the-moment - just by pairing them with the right pieces. Get new life out of long cardigans, pencil skirts, black pants, and boy-cut jeans.

LUCKY'S SHOES OF THE MONTH Our top pick this month is black platform heels. They're incredibly hot, versatile, and - thanks to the extra-sturdy toe - actually comfortable too.

DO GOOD WHILE YOU SHOP See how you can contribute to AIDS research and awareness - while buying things you love. Donations are based on sales made between November 1 and December 31, 2007.

LUCKY HOW-TO This advice-packed section is filled with the Lucky editors' secret styling tricks, including the best way to pair bow-tied blouses and vests, finding a glamorous going-out top no matter what your shape, and a primer for looking good in high-waisted jeans.