Here we go! as I promised, I'll start my HUGE preparing for the celebration of the year! and that means, X-mas ofc!
I prepared a special list of GOOD X-MAS GIFTS for someone who's fashionforward! I hope it comes as a good tip for some of ya'll. So if u're having a hard time trying to find a gift for someone, I hope u find these tips useful!
Red is always a colour that draws attention. It's also one of the colors of christmas! A Nailpolish is always a nice little gift, and it doesn't have to be a cheap gift! Chanel's 'FIRE' (around 25-30 €) is a burning hot red nailcolour, that's always a classy choise, and fits for many people! And eventhough it wouldn't fit her, she'd still love to have it on top of her dresser for show ;) Trust me, this one is a sure choise! (The shoe in the pictures is from DUMOND)♥
The other nailpolish in the lower picture is an example of an cheeper choise (This is a nice gift if u buy a few differend coloured ones into one package!) It's the new autumn shade called 'Midnight Passion' by H&M. And what comes to H&M, LANVIN has designed a collection called 'Lanvin ♥ H&M - Hiver 2010' that's coming to the stores on the 23th of this month (but if u can't wait go to the adress: www.hm.com)
Perfume is a great but yet really tricky gift! in this pic u'll see Burberry's perfume 'BRIT' which I absolutely adore!! Burberry released the perfume in 2003, and it has notes of lime, icy pear, green almond, white peony, sugared almond, mahogany wood, amber, vanilla beans and tonka beans. (Talk about a delicious scent!)
Also in this pic u can see a heart-shaped measuring tape - necklace in the colour of antique gold from ASOS. (under 10 €). it's very delicate eventhough it's quite large, and it has a long chain. (atleast it's not invisable! - I love it!) To visit the most magnificent web-store (atleast IMO) for some x-mas gifts (AND MORE!) go to: http://www.asos.com/
'DEAR SANTA: This year instead of a christmas stocking I'd love to have Manolos hanging upon the fireplace...'
Powder w/ Black: see it with ur own eyes: this combination is for the win! Soften up the contrast of the legendary black'n'white by choosing a warmer shade of pale! This combo truly fits for most of us!
The pale powder meets the croco-pathern in edgy 12 cm heels - 'So this Season!' - Heels: TOPSHOP (for more, visit www.topshop.com)
Signature perfume Chloé by Chloé (Eau de Perfume or the last years newcomer: Eau de Toilette (which is slightly lighter)) is an perfume that suites for many. (But be sure, before u buy it as a gift!) TIP: also available in a 'take me with u' - version (easy to carry in a bag without worrying for it to break!)
Also remember this: With pearls u can't go wrong! There's so many differend colours and shapes (and pricetags!) from where u can choose!
Other things u can spot from those pictures: Powder shade ruffle hem dress by H&M (with well fitting corset top!) ♥ Axel Madsen's book about Coco Chanel (I recommend with ALL MY HEART!) ♥ An eyemask (great gift for those who travel loads!) ♥ Thomas Sabo - Charm club: There's one for every taste! It's a lovely gift, because it can easily be personalized! And the charms are NOT THAT expensive (...if u choose wisely! ) http://www.thomassabo.com/ ♥ Make-up brushes and kits are always used and for that reason they need to be changed every now and then - so, what could be a better gift for someone completely make-up-holic! (and u won't need to think about which shades matches her skintone ect.!) ♥ also: if u can't come up with anything ur fashionista friend doesn't already have, then order a magazine for her! I mean I'd LOVE to have my Vogue or Harper's Bazaar delivered!
The Pearl-chain- layered necklace on the white x-mas tree is from TOPSHOP ♥ and the little cigarette-purse underneath it is from MANGO (unfortunately it's from the 2009 collection.)
In this example they're from Dior, but there are plenty of other perfume marks too, which makes these selections of small perfumes. SO, you don't have to know her fav perfume, it's enough if u know a brand she likes! And this way the receiver of the gift might even find a new perfume she just LOVES! ♥
Diamonds are a girls bestfriend - and if u can't afford them, crystals comes as an great second! I mean: very few of our friends can tell which one of the stones is a crystal and which one is diamond. And with crystals - I prefere Swarovski! ♥ www.swarovski.com
Who says that Pink is not a christmas colour?
Cosmetics, fine chocolates and movies - the perfect package for the ultimate girly girl! Anthon Berg makes the finest chocolates from the finest ingrediences. And the boxes are so cute, that it's almost a shame to wrap some wrapping paper around them♥ The cosmetics in this photo are the sweet and yummy bodyspray from Victoria's Secret (http://www.victoriassecret.com/), Versaces scent (and the bodycream!) 'Bright Crystal', and the following nailpolishes: H&M - 'check me out' & 'it's genious', REVLON - 'lilac pastelle' and MAVALA - 'Touloise'
The Movies (for the ultimate Girls night In!) in the picture are Breakfast at Tiffany's (Starred by Audrey Hepburn) and Sex and The City (with who else than SJP and the other 'foxy ladies!')
♥ - Great tip for a gift - I mean, who doesn't love movies! And movies with style..? EVEN BETTER!
The composable collectionby Nomination Italy has 4 differend sizes and styles u can choose from. They're called the Big, Classic, Small and Tiny. And u can choose if u want u're pracelet (or the one u're giving as a gift) to be made from stainless steel, gold or even gunmetal! They're awesome, and there's collectable pieces for every taste! (Just be sure when u're buying one as a gift, that it suites to the person u're giving it to!) ♥ More About Nomination's composable collection (and their other jewellery too) click urself to: http://www.nomination.com/
Gold: 'Blondie' - necklace from ASOS (unfortunally it's not real gold) And the scents are from Escada and the Eternity by Calvin Klein (both of them are small bottles)
Also, a charming box can already count as an part of the actual gift instead of being just the wrap.
These examples are presented to you in a piece of Finnish desing: Marimekko's 'Mariskooli' (a small bowl with a pedestal, made entirely of glass) Differend kinds of Mariskooli's and loads more about finnish design: www.marimekko.com