Christmas gift guide: every shade of WHITE

20/12/2013

Marie Claire Netherlands January 2014 (photography: Klaas Jan Kliphuis; styling: Simone Dernee)
Once upon a time, still a teenager, I learnt from a magazine that white is not, in fact, my colour at all. Period. For a developing mind it was a tragedy and in my attempt to remedy the pain I proceeded to wear white despite all rules and limitations. As the years went by it became clear that the person who wrote the no-white nonsense article might have forgotten a very simple, but obvious fact – white, just like any other colour, doesn’t come in a single tint, but in a dozen of nature-inspired hues, so everyone, absolutely everyone, will have a beautiful, sparkling, delicious shade of white that suits them.

christmas gift guide white all budgets

Shop: 1. Safety pink clutch bag, Versus (£178), 2. Stacking rings, Astley Clarke (from £75), 3. Mineral eye shadow in Sparkling White, Clarins (£17), 4. White fitted dress, Stella McCartney (£855), 5. Rose earrings, Oscar de la Renta (£175), 6. Flagrant Délice  EDP, Terry De Gunzburg (£68), 7. Champagne / Penthouse Candle, LAFCO New York (£46), 8. Diva Dog Bichon with Red & Green Collar Ornament, Joy to the World (£29), 9. White camelia flower brooch, AZ Collection (£125), 10. Merino wool V-neck sweater, Zadig et Voltaire (£100), 11. Black trip PJs, Poplin (£150) & similar, JCrew (£95), 12. White chocolate liqueur, Mozart (£17), 13. Rue the Cat dinky watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs (£136), 14. Living luminizer, RMS Beauty (£30), 15. Gold Layla headphones, Friends (£130), 16. White leather bag, Alaia, 17. White Linen perfumed body powder, Estee Lauder (£35), 18. Love Me shoes, Christian Louboutin (£565).

Photo source: Marie Claire Netherlands January 2014 (photography: Klaas Jan Kliphuis; styling: Simone Dernee)

52 comments:

  1. I have always loved wearing white and ivory shades - they bring out the natural olive pigment in my skin and are the fastest way for me to appear to be tanned (no sun required!) But I am also a nervous white wearer, prone to spills. Even so, this list looks like a dream to me :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. I love white outfits!

    XOXO
    http://fashion-mask.blogspot.pt/

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  3. Thats true and despite that article I believe is a color that could suit everyone. I actually wear it a lot, love in winter in particular. Your white gift guide is extremely chic! The dog ornament is so sweet! Have a nice weekend dear, kisses! xo

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  4. Such beauty! Kind of surprised that Alexander McQueen isn't suing Versus over that bag though :)

    xo Mary Jo

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  5. I will take one of everything thank you! lol Thank you for the nice comments on my blog lovie

    www.lifeisjustrosie.com

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  6. I love white in winter.... amazing xmas gift guide!!!!
    Kisses doll!

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  7. i love White but I hate it when it turns into brown in a few secs!! My foundation.....

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  8. this is sooo trendyQ
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    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  9. the jumper and the cat aaaw

    but the giftguide is so amazing too!!


    xx
    bianca
    www.worryaboutitlater.com

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  10. This is such a beautiful gift guide! I love all of the white!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  11. So gorgeous! Love that white dress, heels with the bows and clutch with pin. So beautiful. Elegant!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  12. well I love all the white clothes!

    Tallia
    www.trendinginfashion.blogspot.com

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  13. so coool..
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com

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  14. As much as I am charmed by all your chic white choices....I want that kitten over and above everything else, its so cute! Thanks for your wonderful words sweety, have a fabulous weekend!

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  15. Winter-white is so elegant.
    http://glamupyourlifestyle.blogspot.de/

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  16. So gorgeous! I love White Linen perfumed body powder!!!

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  17. OhI agree some of those articles from back in the day were so stupid. I think they just needed something to write about so they just made it up. You found some great things. And love the pix I have a new 4 month old kitty named Chloe.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  18. Really nice ideas :)
    I like the white watch with the cat :)

    hugs
    Svetlana from Lavender Star

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  19. I love white clothes but I get scared to wear them because I'm always spilling things!

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  20. I love love love this selection..white is one of my favourite color!
    Kisses

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  21. I love wearing white when I'm on holiday as it looks amazing against a sun-kissed tan :) Xx

    http://thefashion-junkie.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Я очень люблю белый цвет. В белом я чувствую себя хрупкой и женственной:)
    Белое платье от Стеллы МакКартни прекрасно!

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  23. Nice post! Your blog is lovely!

    http://www.MARTASFASHIONDIARY.com/

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  24. You know what I think you're right- I never thought white was my colour but I can't deny I look good in white leather :)
    X

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  25. OMG that white Pajamas and the Louboutin are in my current wishlist! ;D

    Kisses,

    Benedetta

    http://www.daddysneatness.com

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  26. I love white and especially winter white as it is such a soft shade! Love that it can be worn year round! I love your choices! The dress is incredible!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  27. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  28. Как замечательно сказано, действительно, даже белый цвет имеет массу чудесных оттенков, таким образом совершенно каждый может подобрать то, что подчеркнет индивидуальность и добавит шарм.

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  29. I love white, great items you have chosen here and oh my goodness what a cute kitten in the picture! :-D xx

    http://www.sweetcandydreamer.com

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  30. beautiful dress and bag :D

    WWW.PUTRIVALENTINALIM.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  31. Great inspiration. I like white too,.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  32. I love everything here. The white is so beautiful. My favourites are numbers 8 and 18. Perfect.

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  33. Nice! I love white!

    Last days GIVEAWAY/ Últimos días SORTEO!
    http://www.blondieanchors.com/

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  34. I just met your blog and is so pretty. I invite you to visit my blog and if you want follow me on blogger! Kisses :)

    http://thebrunettesstyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  35. I love everything white! Just so classy and elegant.

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  36. awesome post .... Merry Christmas dear :)

    http://myglossyaffair.blogspot.in

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  37. White is one of my favorite colors - especially during the winter and summer seasons. I basically want everything pictured here!!

    xx

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  38. Oh now I really want a new fluffy white jumper!

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  39. white is perfect. but better not wear it during xmas chocolate fondue

    * MlleWanderlust ✡

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  40. I think I want everything on this list, just looks so magical! Happy Sunday xoxoES
    www.liveyourpassion.gr

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  41. Отличный список! Очень понравились наушники!

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  42. Наталия,дорогая!

    Хочу от всего сердца пожелать Вам самых сказочных Рождественских праздников и конечно же чудесного Нового 2014 года!!!
    Я с неописуемым удовольствием читала и продолжаю читать все посты,спасибо за прекрасное чувство всегда!:)))

    Искренне и от всей души,
    ***Виолетта**

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  43. ooh love all your picks :D the cat watch is so adorable!!

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  44. I especially love a winter white outfit as it stands out in the crowd ;)
    xo Natasha
    FreeUrCloset

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  45. I love your spin on the classic gift guide. Something about white is wonderfully refreshing. I just bought a white polo neck in the Zara sale - it feels perfect for now.

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