It’s beginning to feel like Christmas. Actually, even look like Christmas, though I do try to ignore the latter for am not ready for the sparkles, twinkles and oversized boxes of sweets yet. What I am eager to do, though, is sharing my 2013 edition of colour-coordinated gift guides.
They were very popular last year, so I decided to do it again, but instead of going for red, green, gold and silver, choose a few other shades that seemed to have more impact on me this season.
Pink was the obvious one for it was everywhere. Just everywhere. The coats. The knitwear. The make-up. We have been thinking pink, wearing pink, beautifying our faces and nails in rosy shades and practically seeing the world turning soft strawberry marshmallow hue. As a result I picked something for everyone… From books, jewellery and accessories to clothes and shoes. Even got a pair of teddy bears. Just in case.
Pink may not be the colour of Christmas as such (and the list would also work as a February edition, so do feel free to direct your boyfriend/husband to it), but it is so very pretty… I don’t think there will be many girls who would be able to resist a dose of rose or feel indifferent when admiring it.
It’s time to think pink and go shopping.
Shop: 1. Notebook in pink and gold check, StudioSarah (£10), 2. Flamingo feather bracelet, Noémiah (£31), 3. Ivy rose gold plated watch, FolliFollie (£210), 4. Embellished blouse, Dorothy Perkins (£28), 5. Valentino: Themes and Variations by Pamela Goblin (£40), 6. Wrap dress, Bottega Veneta (£1215), 7. Chloé Roses EDT by Chloé (£40), 8. iPhone case by DSquared2 (£37), 9. Lily by Mulberry, (£750), 10. Pure pashmina shawl, Forzieri (£248), 11. Pink cherry blossom earrings, Shaun Leane (£150), 12. Baume de Rose lip treatment, by Terry (£35), 13. Evening Luau chemise by Elle Macpherson Intimates (£31), 14. Triple-wrap leather blacelet, Balenciaga (£135), 15. Pink teddy bears, Bloomingdale’s (£19-£35), 16. Ribbed leather pumps, Laurence Dacade (£285), 17. Barry leather-trimmed sandals, Oscar de la Renta (£220), 18. Milk and pink Marc de Champagne truffles, Charbonnel et Walker (£45 for 650g), 19. Blush Champagne Coupes, set of 2, Monique Lhuillier Waterford (£98), 20. Bow clutch, Marc Jacobs (£280)
Photo source: Julia Frauche in Blush Hour / Allure US October 2013 (photography: Sebastian Kim, styling: Siobhan Bonnouvrier)