Erika Liles

Photo: Roger Neve

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The Entrepreneur: Erika Liles, 39, Chief Operating Officer
Her Favorite Things: Liles loves body-conscious dresses with sleeves ("I like to embrace my curves without being too revealing"), peplum shirts, and Laura Mercier Crème Brûlée products. "They smell so relaxing and delicious—like you're sitting between a spa and a bakery," says Liles, who has a 1-year-old daughter and runs KWL Enterprises (an entertainment, technology, and commodities company) with her husband.

Her Everyday Look: "I'm a curvy girl, but I'm also 39, so I try to balance being sexy with being mature and appropriate."

Her Merrymaking Style: "I love to wear dresses in a color that pops, in a luxe fabric like velvet, silk, or a formfitting wool. A jeweled or sparkle embellishment always adds some sass!"

Her Gift List:

For the home entertainer: Porcelain and floral-patterned tea sets

For the cuddler: Chenille throw blankets

Under $50: Extra-virgin Greek olive oil

Dress, Halston Heritage, $475. Necklace, Thale Blanc. Crystal bracelet, C. Wonder. Cuffs, Janis by Janis Savitt. Shoes, Charlotte Olympia.



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