KO HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016
Happy Holidays to all my readers!!! Here is my 2016 gift guide. I try to mix it up, but curate it all to things I adore. If you are interested in anything below, just click on the image and that should take you to an online portal where you can purchase these wonderful objects of desire…
Black runway acoustic guitar and case from Chanel Vintage featuring a black lacquered spruce wood body, a head stock logo stamp, a logo stamp at the back, a detachable strap and leather quilted effect. Please note that this is an unworn archive piece. However it is not new and therefore may have minor imperfections. Material: Calf Leather/wood.
Black metal and leather studded guitar strap from Rebecca Minkoff. Material: Leather/metal.
Black leather ‘California’ guitar case from Saint Laurent featuring a hanging key fob, a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, a top handle, an all-around zip fastening and metallic red star patches. Material: Leather.
Alexander Wang Black Studded Kori Boots
Giuseppe Zanotti Boots called NEVADA- These boots will go well with my Stampede wear collection. If you have never been to the Calgary Stampede, it is a bizarre thing to try and comprehend. But once a year for 10 days, the city where I live turns into a western wear Mecca for all things country. It takes time to build up a wild west collection of clothes fit for Dolly Parton, but these would be the creme de la creme 😉 Especially with my red sequin cowgirl hat. One day I will make it to Nashville to shop all the tassels and sequins there.
Gucci Black Gucci Ghost Knit Sweater- Since taking the helm atGucciin January of last year,Alessandro Michelehas enlisted the help of a roster of creative talents to help him craft the house’s new aesthetic- graffiti artistGucciGhost(AKA Trouble Andrew). Andrew made a name for himself by branding items – from rubbish bins to random walls in his neighbourhood – with Gucci’s double-G logo. Michele, however, gave the graffiti artist a new canvas: his AW16 collection. Read about it here inDAZED.
Shrimps Green Faux-Shearling and Fur Bobbin Coat- Shrimps is a fashion label from the young London-based designer, Hannah Weiland, launched in 2013. With a background in History of Art and a diploma in Surface Textile Design from the London College of Fashion, Weiland takes her inspiration from the witticisms of modern art and a playful engagement with pattern and texture.
Kuboraum Black Maske B7 Sunglasses- I love this brand! Kuboraum was founded in Berlin in the rooms of former post office on the border between east and west Berlin. All sunglasses are entirely dreamed in Berlin and handmade in Italy.
Marie Saint Pierre ATELIER GIVERNY Short scuba dress- Canadian designer Marie Saint Pierreis one of Quebec’s most successful fashion designers. Recently her work was honoured at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards with the Prix d’Excellence. Yet since she started her label more than 25 years ago, she’s remained committed to designing and producing her clothing and leather goods in Montreal. I love the structure and fit or her designs, and for me this was a great 2016 discovery.
Fendi Multicolor Shearling Backpack
Black Space Invaders Make-Up Pouch from Anya Hindmarch featuring a top zip fastening. Material: Nylon.– Every time I am in Paris, I become obsessed with spottingInvadersstreet art tile space invaders on corners, above signs and in far off places. It’s no questions that designer Anya Hindmarch used the characters of 1980s video games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders in her current collection. I adore this cosmetic bag.
Sophie Hulme SSENSE Exclusive Pink Claudia At Night Keychain
Sentaler Double Breasted Trench Coat- I can’t get enough of Sentaler coats. Especially this coat and the color! The warm, soft alpaca fibre and luxury feel in unlike any other. In 2016, the Canadian brand Sentaler has had their coats on everyone from Canada’s first lady Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau to the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Read my designer feature on Bojana Sentaler here.
Fendi Pink Shearling Platform Sandals- I am obsessed with shearling. These looked so cozy and the colors are adorable!
Undercover Beige Leather Nail Polish Gloves- Saves you from having to get a manicure in the cold 😛
Laura Mercier Candleglow Concealer & Highlighter + Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder- Keep you skin fresh and dewy all day long with these two. Love the way this makes skin look in photos and throughout the day.
Kat Radu Skincare sold in Canada at XO Treatment Room -KÁT RUDU is a cruelty-free collection that feeds the skin vegan protein, nourishing it at the cellular level to reveal a fresh and dewy glow. The line was created in Venice, California by skin care visionary Kát Rudu, one of the most in-demand celebrity medical aestheticians. Everything smells amazing and has really helped save my skin in 2016! I highly recommend this skincare 🙂
Fashion In Film Book- Fashion designers have been involved in movies since the early days of cinema. The result is some of the most eye-catching and influential costumes ever committed to film, from Ralph Lauren’s trend-setting masculine style for Diane Keaton in Annie Hall to Audrey Hepburn’s little black Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.Fashion in Film celebrates the contributions of fashion designers to cinema, exploring key garments, what they mean in context of the narrative, and why they are so memorable. Illustrated with beautiful film stills, fashion images and working sketches, this book will appeal to lovers of both fashion history and cinema.
AROMAART Sage Wellness Essential Oil Diffuser -Bring calm and tranquility into your home with essential oils and enjoy the design of this limited edition diffuser created by Saje VP of Brand, Kiara LeBlanc, and Canadian artist Dana Mooney. I could literally have one in every room of my house.
… and because I just think these Kidrobot Yummy World pillows are adorable, the Taco Pillow. There is also a pizza, hot chocolate and ice cream sandwich pillow 🙂
For the person who has everything, buy them 25 trees planted in their name to reduce their carbon foot print!!! For $30 TreeEra will plant 25 trees in the ground, an easy way to give a socially responsible gift this holiday season.