07/12/2014

Santa Baby


If you're anything like me, your diary is filled with Christmas parties and other festive events for which you have absolutely nothing to wear. In an ideal world, this is what I would find in my wardrobe when such invitations lend on my desk - sequins, metallics and a lot of burgundy, as inspired by the many glasses of mulled wine I'll sure be enjoying this season... If only I had something to wear! 


Skirt : Zara | Cable knit jumper : J.Crew | Fedora : Rag & Bone | Checked scarf : BCBG | Lipstick : Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in 'Glastonberry' | Lipgloss : Marc Jacobs Lust for Laquer Sheer Lip Vinyl in 'Deeper' | Earrings : Stella & Dot | Clutch : Topshop | Ring : Stella & Dot | Necklace : Stella & Dot Dress : H&M | Heels : Gianvitto Rossi | Nailpolish : Essie 'Bahama Mama' | Watch : Fossil | Bracelets : Eddie Borgo | Gloves : DVF |  Metallic jumper : H&M | Coated jeans : 7 For All Mankind | Over-the-knee boots : Stuart Weitzman | Over-the-knee socks : Swell | Bag : Céline | Ankle boots : Hush

Hey Santa Baby, in the words of Madonna, I've been an awful good girl. Thank you!

- Elodie x

30/11/2014

Christmas Gift Guide 2014


Ho Ho Ho… It's that time of the year again. Yes, it's time for me to play Santa's little helper once more and give you a few gift ideas, in case you have yet to find the perfect presents to put under the tree.

Christmas also means New Years is on the way, so what better gift than a brand new 2015 diary? I particularly love those Kate Spade ones, but you can never go wrong with a Smythson planner.  

If there is one brand you can always count on come Christmas time, it is definitely Jo Malone. Their fragrance sets are to die for, but this Frosted Cherry & Clove scented ornament stole my heart this year. 
Christmas isn't really Christmas without copious amount of cheese involved, so why not make it  even more special with those beautiful feather cheese knives from Oliver Bonas? And don't forget to add your loved one's favourite cheese too. Fortnum & Mason has a great selection to choose from.

Books are always a good idea for Christmas. On my own wish list this year? Kate Moss by Mario Testino and Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, but Penguin's clothbound classics also make for wonderful gifts.

Most make-up brands come up with a holiday collection so keep an eye out for those. Bobbi Brown completely stole the show with this Warm Eye palette, but if you're looking for a gift set, Nars is where it's at. I personally have my eyes on the Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret, but who doesn't?

Phone cases make for a great gift for anyone with a smartphone. On a budget? Go to H&M or Iconemesis. If you're looking to splash out, those Kate Spade, Tory Burch and DVF numbers are the perfect addition to any Christmas morning.

Everyone loves a bit of sparkles at this time of the year and nobody does it quite like Deborah Lippmann. To celebrate their 15th anniversary, the nailcare brand has launched a limited-edition music box, featuring 15 of their nail polishes, including limited-edition shades such as cleverly-named Hey Jude, I Dreamed a Dream and The Climb.

Whether it's home decor, music or even fashion, there is a coffee table book for everyone. I particularly love these Fashion Designers A to Z and their various designers covers. It's no secret I love anything DVF or Missoni, but the Prada heart print cover isn't too bad either. I also hear there are a few Akris editions available in TK Maxx... BARGAIN!

This Laura Mercier 'La Petite Pâtisserie Soufflé Body Crème Collection' makes for the most indulgent present for anyone who enjoys a bit of pampering. The set features six of the brand's most iconic signature body soufflés in Ambre Vanillé, Almond Coconut, Crème de Pistache, Fresh Fig, Crème Brulée and Tarte au Citron. 


These Jenny Packham for NEOM candles make for a chic and luxurious present and will help the house smell delicious all year around.


This Sigma copper make-up brush kit makes for a great present, but if your budget doesn't quite stretch to the whole set, each brush is also available to buy individually. 


Hot chocolate season is at its peak around Christmas, so make the perfect hot choc hamper to put under the tree. I personally love this Reiko Kaneko mug, but get creative! You can even try making your own stirrer using candy canes and white chocolate fudge, but if you don't want to, John Lewis stocks of my favourite ready-made options.



Perfume sets are everyone's favourite Christmas presents and this Tom Ford Ultimate Blend Collection set is as good as it's ever going to get.
Snap away this Christmas time with this Lomo'Instant camera . Don't forget to include a few options of novelty films, such as these pink dot ones or those Christmas ones.

Diamonds are a girl's best friends, right? But if your budget doesn't quite stretch to diamonds, quality costume jewellery will also do the trick. From your mother to your girlfriend and even little sister, Stella & Dot has something for everyone. Other places worth mentioning are Kate SpadeJ.Crew and Oliver Bonas, when it comes to jewelry.

Make shaving a luxurious experience for the men in your life with this Taylor of Old Bond Street shaving cream and pure badger shaving brush set.
'Tis the season to be jolly, so why not give a few mini bar essentials, such as these agate coasters, monogramed bottle stopper or Kate Spade tumblers, this year? Oh, and don't forget to add a bottle of  your booze of choice too.

Bits and bobs for the house always do the trick, so definitely stop by Graham & GreenOliver Bonas and West Elm.

Give the gift of music this year with these rose gold Frends headphones and an iTunes gift card.


An exclusive make-up set and video tutorial by the one and only Charlotte Tilbury, all in a box, for Christmas? Yes, please! 


Charbonnel & Walker makes some of the best chocolate truffles out there. With dozens of flavours to chose from, you can do absolutely no wrong. The smaller boxes also make for wonderful stocking fillers.

Just because brands come up with exclusive holiday collections doesn't mean the permanent range isn't worth checking out. If you only get one make-up item this year, make it a Tory Burch lipstick. Or anything Tory Burch in fact.

This book stand from Oliver Bonas makes for the perfect addition to any kitchen counter tops, especially if you add Joy the Baker's latest book 'Homemade Decadence' to go with it.


Whether it is these J.Crew checked numbers or some festive bottoms from Primark, everyones loves some new cosy pyjamas around this time of the year. 


Stocking Fillers
Now you have all your presents sorted, it is time to tackle those stocking fillers. Here are a few ideas : 

For her : 

For him :


Did you start your Christmas shopping already or are you leaving it to the last minute like always?

- Elodie x