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.
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)