The fashion-obsessed friend or family member is often the hardest person to buy for at Christmas, as she has an overflowing wardrobe, is a chameleon of style and one of the savviest shoppers around.
Take inspiration from the first in my series of Christmas gift guides and make the fashionista in your life shriek with excitement on Christmas morning.
Every fashion girl worth their style credentials will have a fail-safe collection of wardrobe staples that they return to time and time again, no matter what the season. This Ebury tote bag from Anya Hindmarch is one of these classic items that every girl must have. Its taupe leather is butter soft and is the perfect balance of chic and practical, with handy zip compartments and a removable cross body strap. Add your own personalised message inside the bag or the recipients initials to the strap for that extra special finishing touch.
Give the gift of ‘Oh la la’ with this gorgeous French inspired lingerie set from Agent Provocateur. Layers of pleated tulle, ribbon and Chantilly lace make up the flirtatious ‘Fifi’ set that will keep your fashion-lover stylish beneath the seams.
Show your fashion forward-ness to your loved one, by choosing something hot off the rails for Spring/Summer 14. This super-luxe monochrome print top from Stella has a striking flash of neon, making it the ideal wear-now piece to brighten up the Winter months ahead.
Industry icon, Carine Roitfield takes us behind the scenes in her quest to set up her own fashion magazine following a ten year career at French Vogue. This fascinating film follows her from the casting of her first shoots, right through to the glittering launch party, and every high and low in between; making it a must-see for those in the industry or just fans of Mademoiselle C herself.
Wow her on Christmas morning with a sparkling statement piece with timeless appeal. This layered chain and teardrop necklace from Mawi will add dazzle to even the plainest of outfits and would be a jewellery box favourite for many years to come.
Worn season after season, this Michael Kors watch is a classic everyday accessory that every fashion-obsessive would love to find under the tree. Its two tone metal detailing and oversized men’s shape makes it a statement outfit finisher.
The most covetable fashion gift this season is the Fendi Bag Bug. Meant for accessorising your already fabulous accessory, these quirky little fantasy creatures inject a large dose of personality to your bag. Whether you watch the film, or play the game, it is guaranteed to be love at first sight (and stroke) with these fluffy fashion mascots.
They read the blog daily; now let them read the book. Leandra Medines’ hilarious style blog The Man Repeller comes to life in comical anecdotes of her journey through fashion and style. ‘Seeking Love, Finding Overalls’ has won rave reviews amongst the fashion community and would win you serious ‘fashion insider’ points with any style gurus on your gift list.
You can never have too many jewels in your collection and who could say no to these gorgeous cocktail earrings from Monica Vinader? Statement making whilst retaining an understated feel; these would make a glamorous addition to any outfit, whatever the fashionista’s age or style.
Celebrated London design duo, Meadham Kirchhoff have collaborated with Amazon for a second time to create a capsule collection of four limited edition silk scarves, perfect for holiday gifting. Each scarf features a beautiful original print, and as every fashionista knows, a scarf is one of the most versatile items in a wardrobe and can be worn in numerous ways. My favourite is the ‘Drawings’ scarf with its cute runway illustrations in a palette of paint box brights.
Every girl needs a pair of glamorous party shoes, and nothing says ‘party’ more than these sparkling stilettoes from Jimmy Choo. Encrusted with hundreds of dazzling crystals, these classic pumps will be wowing people on the dance floor as soon as New Year’s Eve.
Keep checking back for the next installment of my Festive Gift Guide: the perfect presents For Him