Christmas gift guide: every shade of BLACK


Harper’s Bazaar Singapore October 2013 (photography: Mari Sarai, styling: Kenneth Goh)
I bet, black wasn’t something you were expecting to see as a part of gift guide and I feel that I do owe you a little explanation before we proceed.

Black was, indeed, a surprising, but equally logical choice for me. I did think that publishing it as a part of Black Friday could have been a better and more organic idea, but it crossed my mind a week too late and was a little annoying to realise. Still, the black is here because it is such a classic that avoiding it purely because it’s the least cheerful shade would be an unfair mistake.

Black is timeless and so will be the gifts below. Chosen for their ability to remain beautiful despite any trends and fashions, these pieces are here to make life a little bit more special and classy, add a touch of elegance and style to an outfit you wear or the place you live in.

And the sparkle? It’s Christmas, so sparkles, diamonds and sequins are practically mandatory.

christmas gift guide black all budgets
Shop: 1. Leele sequined sweater, Reiss (£89), 2. Diamond drop star earrings, Mary Jo Matsumoto (£1285), 3. Star stud hat, DP (£10), 4. Sunglasses, Marc Jacobs (£60), 5. Maison Noir scented candle, Voluspa (£35) – US or UK/Europe, 6. Crystal embellished clutch, Miu Miu (£350), 7. Rouge Coco lipstick, Chanel (£24), 8. Gold plated crystal earrings, Erdem (£295), 9. Bisou Bisou lace bra & matching thong, Mimi Holliday (£26 & £22), 10. Metallic lace cocktail dress, Notte by Marchesa (£435), 11. Textured leather cosmetic bag, Gucci & NAP (£185), 12. Signature shampoo, Oribe (£28), 13. Exvota 140 metal-appliquéd leather sandals, Christian Louboutin (£383), 14. Courtly check enamel canister, Mackenzie Childs (£78), 15. Floral crystal cuff bracelet, Lanvin (£1705), 16. T-bar leather pumps, Mango (£59), 17. Black orchid, Tom Ford (£35-£85), UK/Europe & US, 18. Jewelled flower box clutch, Karen Millen (£140), 19. Black cat iPhone case, Kate Spade (£29), 20. Cutout leather ankle boots, Sergio Rossi (£414), 21. Cat round bag, DvF (£250), 22. Black taxi toy, Harrods (£9.95), 23. The world according to Karl, Amazon (£11)

Photo source: Harper’s Bazaar Singapore October 2013 (photography: Mari Sarai, styling: Kenneth Goh)


  1. Well, I think yo had a brilliand idea, even if isnt anymore the black Fri, is Fri 13th today after all:) Black is timeless and is a shade I'm loving so much at the mo. I feel I need all these items, they are gorgeous dear! The first sweater is super lovely!:) Kisses, have a great weekend! xo

  2. Great list, I really love your selection <3

  3. Awesome gift guide! I can't say no to that wonderful clutch!

  4. Amazing black selection!!!!!
    Kisses doll!

  5. Black may not be considered cheerful but it sure is elegant! Now if I could only have 2, 4, 10 & 19 :)

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  6. Oh wow, you got a great list here!!! I love the little cat things! :) That dress is a stunner! Have a great weekend my dear!

  7. Black will always be my favourite colour. There are a few items on this list that are already part of my beloved collection of pretty black things, and several more that I will offer in the form of subtle hints to those buying gifts for me this year. The selction is just gorgeous, Natalia.

  8. Natalia with black you can never go wrong, great selection! Have a great weekend sweets!
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  9. Dear Natalia, you truly put together the most gorgeous gift guides! I'm so honored that you included our Star Diamond Drop earrings! The entire post is just lovely! There's not one thing on this list that I wouldn't want under my Christmas tree! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

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  11. I couldn't agree more black is my go-to colour because of its timelessness. I want so many things on this list! Thank you for sharing :)

  12. How is it that you have picked every piece that I would simply lust over, I love the colour black and all these are right up my alley! Thanks for your kinds words dear, have a warm and splendid weekend!

  13. First off that editorial is stunning, everything about it. I use to be a goth back in the day so I do not mind black. Great picks. The lace dress, clutch and t strap shoes would look great together.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  14. That main photo is gorgeous! And all those gifts are so great! I never would think to ask for black stuff, haha. But its all so cool

  15. Fantastic gift ideas! I`d love to receive the lace dress!

    Best, Jen

  16. Natalia, that metallic black lace dress is to DIE for! How gorgeous! I'm a big fan of black. Always classy. Always in style.

  17. Lovely black wishlist :)


  18. LOVE the sweater and the Kate Spade iPhone Case!!


  19. I always love black. Love the list
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  20. Black is always in ;) I love your choices, especially the metallic lace LBD. That little black dress is definitely a New Year's party MUST!
    xo Natasha

  21. Amazing selection Natalia! Black is indeed timeless and every single one of these presents would make me very happy, especially the erdem earrings and the gucci pouch! Stunning selection, you have great taste as always:)
    Have a great sunday!

  22. Thanks a lot, dear Natalia, to be honest I would be happy if I get some of this wonderful pieces you have chosen for myself :) Especially I´m in love with the sweater and the cap :) And I agree, sparkle is a must during Christmas season and why not to wear black as this is festive and elegant.

    Wish you a happy Sunday!

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  23. love your selection, and the black dress is adorable :)

  24. love them all! cool :D


  25. I just post an entry about total black for winter! So can i share your post on my facebook page??? With all the credits, of course!

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  26. I actually like black a lot and your selection is so precious, especially the candle & the sparkly dress.
    I actually think that all black clothes draws attention to other elements, such as the face & hair

    * MlleWanderlust ✡

  27. love the idea of a black gift list! such pretties.

  28. I think black was the best choice! It's such a chic and classy colour that you can never go wrong with! Love the items you picked! Love the Metallic lace cocktail dress, the T-bar leather pumps and the Jewelled flower box clutch!

  29. Christmas is all about the colour black and that bra looks awesome! Thank you for the kind comment on my blog

  30. I love black any time of year! I also love the model's nail polish in that first picture. Definitely something to try sometime. :)