Wednesday, November 30, 2016

HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE

By Eva Fydrych

Gift Ideas For Her & For Him

Photo courtesy of Vogue Brazil



Are you ready for the holiday season? Early December is the perfect time to start searching for trendy gifts for your friends and family. Proper planning saves all that last-minute rushing around.

Fashion Studio Magazine found 15 gift ideas that even your most stylish friend will adore. Have a look at our selection below.


Useful Tip: After all holiday shopping is done, don't forget to buy something nice for yourself. You deserve it!



For Her 💁

Mon Paris by YSL

Mon Paris EDP, 3 oz. (Photo courtesy of SAINT LAURENT)



Yves Saint Laurent Beauté introduces a new sparkling fragrance, inspired by Paris, the city of intense love. Red berries and pear immediately exude sensuality and femininity. The exotic white Datura flower, the soul of the fragrance, embodies desire and seduces the senses. Finally, this modern and daring floral scent is balanced by creamy white musks and patchouli. A passionate and unforgettable whirlwind journey to Paris.


About Yves Saint Laurent

Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent was the first couture house to introduce the concept of luxury pret-a-porter in a 1966 collection called "Rive Gauche," synonymous with youth and freedom. This shift represented a first critical step in the modernization of fashion and revolutionized the socio-cultural landscape. In 1999, the luxury goods division of the PPR Group acquired Yves Saint Laurent and continues to position the house at the summit of the luxury universe. Today, Saint Laurent collections include women's and men's ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties, and eyewear.



Mumu Gift Card

Mumu Gift Card (Photo courtesy of Mumu)



Give the gift Mumu Loves Best - A Gift Card to buy whatever her heart desires. It is the perfect last minute gift! 


“Mumu is not simply a garment, it is a lifestyle. Spontaneous. Fun. Easy going. Unique. Versatile. Imaginative. Well-traveled. Make-believe. Gold, silver, and bronze worn together. Feathers and jewels. Explorers and inventors. It all encompasses the mumu, and a way of life.” - Mumu


This is a physical Mumu Gift Card that you will receive in the mail. For more information about the brand, please click here.



Lace Bodysuit

Lace Panel Bodysuit (Photo courtesy of Belle Et BonBon)



Black cotton blend lace panel bodysuit from Belle Et BonBon. Do we need to say more? 


About

Belle Et BonBon is stylishly simple lingerie all made in England. 

BBB lingerie celebrates the beauty and the erotic curves of a woman's body, with light and delicate lace, velvet trims and ribbons and luxurious satin. It captures the unique and naughty thrill of selection - sheer indulgence.

Fore more information, visit www.belle-et-bonbon.co.uk.



Stylish Sleepwear

Photo courtesy of Forever We Dream



Forever We Dream, contemporary women's fashion brand based out of Philadelphia, suggests trendy nightwear as a perfect holiday season gift. And we couldn't agree more! Some of the items from their upcoming Limited Edition Sleepwear Collection are available online already. One of our favourite designs is a cozy Floral Sleep Top (pictured below) that can be worn with matching pants or casual black shorts.

Hurry up, as this collection is not available in boutiques and quantities are limited!



Floral Sleep Top (Photo courtesy of Forever We Dream)


About

Forever We Dream is a brand that embodies modern luxury, passion, and dreams. It is a brand for the modern woman who takes her life from city avenues to getaway destinations and who wants everyday style without sacrificing quality or comfort. It’s for the woman who chases life with passion, faces challenges with an edge, and makes the world better as she goes through it. We want this modern woman to meet life’s moments with style and comfort. For this reason, we are committed to offering the highest quality women’s clothing, ethically made at a contemporary price point. 

Our mission is to enjoy the best life has to offer, get there with passion, encourage the dreams of others and never stop dreaming.

We particularly focus on helping women by seeking opportunities to hire, train and mentor women and do business with women-owned businesses.
Source: Forever We Dream



Leather Gloves

Photo courtesy of Gucci



Channel Gucci's signature brand of glamour with these elbow-length nappa-leather gloves arriving in an of-the-moment pink hue. Debuting on the FW16 runway this sumptuous pair is lined in satin to ensure they feel smooth against the skin. Let them lend instant allure to cold-weather looks.


About

Gucci is one of the world’s preeminent luxury brands, recognized the world over for its fashion innovation and impeccable Italian craftsmanship.

Ever since Guccio Gucci founded the house in Florence in 1921, the brand has been a destination for the world’s most discerning men and women, representing at once contemporary glamour and traditional Made In Italy craftsmanship. Gucci designs and produces women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, handbags, small leather goods, travel accessories, footwear, fine jewelry, watches, eyewear, fragrances and cosmetics, children’s clothing as well as other timeless lifestyle items.



Travel Jacket

Women’s Soft Shell Joey Travel Jacket (Photo courtesy of GLOBAL TRAVEL)



You know that when travelling you need to carry several things on you at all times. The vast majority of regular jackets are not suited for this particular task.

GLOBAL TRAVEL has built a trendy and practical travel jacket that features perfectly placed, zippered pockets. Check out all the cool details here.

The Joey Jacket is made from a medium-weight, water-resistant nylon that is machine washable. It is the only full-featured travel jacket that does not require special washing and drying conditions. How convenient!



Photo courtesy of GLOBAL TRAVEL 


About

GLOBAL TRAVEL is a small family business. If you would like to find out more about the owner's personal story and travel experiences, please click here.


"We work very hard to turn our passion for real world travel needs into a business. Our passion and dedication has been proven by many people who live the travel lifestyle. Some of our best accolades have come from some of the world’s top travel bloggers." - Global Travel



Camel Leopard Flats

Photo courtesy of JA-VIE



This leopard print with camel, black and brown tones, is a must-have for any season. Ja-Vie calls it the new black.

Ja-Vie flats have gray insoles, with arch, ball and heel support. They not only look super-stylish, but also offer a lot of comfort and flexibility. These trendy flats are water resistant (great in the rain!), machine washable (easy to take care of), and available in over 20 colours and prints. What a great alternative to wearing high heels!



Photo courtesy of Ja-Vie (Click to enlarge)


About

Ja-Vie offers stylish flats with superb arch support and flexibility. Made of patent-pending technology, these shoes combine the softest double-ply mercerized cotton knit "sock" with lightweight jelly outsoles and cushioned leather insoles. The result is a second skin fit with dynamic flexibility and maximum support for your feet.

To read more about the brand and its founders, click here.




"Frida Kahlo: Fashion As The Art Of Being"

Frida Kahlo: Fashion As The Art Of Being (Photo courtesy of Barneys New York)



Written by Susana Martinez Vidal and featuring a foreword by Lynn Yaeger, Frida Kahlo: Fashion As The Art Of Being is a testament to inspiring Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. This beautiful volume features 150 illustrations, and serves as a tribute to Kahlo's bold character and talent. Published by Assouline Publishing.

Read more about Frida Kahlo here.



Larimar Starfish Earrings

Starfish Earrings (Photo courtesy of Larimar Bliss)



Larimar Starfish Earrings are elegant epitomes of the sea polished in 925 Sterling silver and carved to mimic life.

Blending class and charm, this Larimar jewelry is meticulously cut to show more than just a one-dimensional design, but also to emphasize the true stars of the pair - the Larimar stones.

Don it as a playful yet chic accessory or wear the Larimar as a throat chakra crystal as it’s said to soothe emotions and shape a crystal-clear connection.


"Jewelry has the power to be this little thing to make you feel unique." - Larimar Bliss



Puffin Hat

Photo courtesy of Puffin Hats



Probably the most stylish winter hat ever! Made in Canada.


"Puffin hats and mittens appeal to the fashion forward, luxurious and ironic, those who are unafraid to make a statement and have fun with fashion. In this winter's collection, we combined the bright-yet-delicate patterns of Russian, Pavlopossadsky wool scarves with highest-grade Scandinavian fur to create truly unique pieces with an exotic twist on a timeless luxury accessory." 


About

The Puffin brand is an evolution of its founders’ story. In the 1950s, one of the founder’s grandmother started a fur hat business in Moscow. She built her business by creating unconventional pieces for each and every customer. Having grown up learning about fur and watching her grandmother create her exclusive hats, our brand founder was inspired to launch Puffin hats in Canada with her partner.
Source: Puffin



Pineapple Candle

Thompson Ferrier Pineapple Candle (Photo courtesy of Thompson Ferrier)



A unique piece from Thompson Ferrier, a New York-based brand committed to creating candles that merge fashion and fragrance.

A weighty pineapple carafe in a trendy champagne colour with a polished metallic finish holds this pineapple-scented Thompson Ferrier candle. Unique home décor that lets your personality shine!


About

Thompson Ferrier is where fragrance and fashion meet to create a lifestyle of sumptuous comfort and style.

Fragrance is singular and personal—we fall in love with a fragrance as we do with a moment in our lives. We reminisce through fragrance; its power to recall memory is unmatched: the comfort of a childhood home, the brush of a lover, the sophistication of a Parisian street. When you choose a Thompson Ferrier fragrance, you choose the key in which to live the music of your life.

Fashion is the outward expression of inner style and verve. Like our creative energies, fashion is always moving, evolving, perfecting. Our handmade candles change with the sway of seasons and the mélange of trends all around us. Our candles may be playful one moment, chic the next, then boldly luxurious. When you choose a Thompson Ferrier candle vessel, you choose the style to express the essence of yourself moving in time.

Thompson Ferrier. New York global fashion candles—luxurious in essence, but not always in price. “Love our fragrance. Live in style.”
Source: Thompson Ferrier



"100 Getaways Around The World"

100 Getaways Around The World (Photo courtesy of Taschen)



A beautifully comprehensive guide to 100 very special hotels & guesthouses, the 100 Getaways Around The World from Taschen is simply a must have item for any avid travel fan.

Comprising of two volumes this collection of resorts, from bed & breakfast to six star luxurious, makes it a breeze to decide on where to visit next. Every choice has been carefully selected by Taschen's style and travel department according to location, service, stylistic harmony and cost-performance ratio. Each hotel comes complete with a reader-friendly chart listing the number of rooms, current prices, type of cuisine, amenities, and the feature that makes a stay there a truly unique experience.

Discover the full scope of contemporary travel in two neat volumes, bursting with countless, stunningly beautiful, glossy photographs. The perfect gift for any avid traveller or interior design fan, who can find global inspiration in the stunning array of different decor styles documented throughout.



Headphones by Dolce & Gabbana

Gold Embellished Metallic Leather Headphones (Photo courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana)



Turn to the mytheresa.com x Dolce & Gabbana exclusive capsule for a striking take on the basic headphone design with this sparkling revamp. Crafted from gold metallic leather, this pair are decorated with dazzling floral embellishments that give them their instantly recognisable look. Slip them on to enjoy your music in the most luxe way possible.


About

Dolce & Gabbana is a luxury Italian fashion house founded in 1985 in Legnano by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.


"Dolce & Gabbana is the new luxury, authentic and unconventional. A style that expresses new forms of elegance, presenting itself as a modern classicism, based on superior sartorial content and creativity.

The strong identity of the Dolce&Gabbana brand has evolved over the years without ever forgetting its roots. An unmistakable style, which, season after season, combines strong innovation with the Mediterranean flavour of its origins. A brand whose essence lies in its contrasting features." - Dolce & Gabbana



Searching for something less expensive? Have a look at more affordable headphones by Frends (crispy white) and H&M (black and gold).



Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

Photo courtesy of Younique



Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+, the new mascara from Younique, provides a natural look with optimal increase in lash volume and the appearance of lash length. This amazing product can increase your average lash volume by up to 400%!


"Our scientists have spent two years perfecting our enhanced, proprietary formula, and developing the new applicator for maximum coverage. It's a breakthrough for lashes." - Mukhtar Siddiqui, Chief Science Officer, Younique.


Another Younique product that makes a perfect gift is Royal Detoxifying Mask. Read our review here.



Bath & Body Gift Set

Photo courtesy of Boohoo



Strawberry & Chocolate Bath & Body Gift Set by Baylis & Harding. The Beauticology collection set includes: 100ml Shower Cream, 100ml Body Wash, 50ml Body Butter, 50ml Body Lotion and 25g Bath Crystals.


About

Baylis & Harding is a British family owned business specialising in supplying stylish, designer-quality, luxury bath and body products that are affordable. For more information, visit  their official website: www.baylisandharding.com.



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