Kirsty's Christmas Wishlist!

Hello,

We’ve asked Kirsty - from the great blog Fashion For Lunch - what she’s got planned for Christmas this year! And here it is, she shares with us a few of her gift ideas and favourite festive treats!

Bonjour Kirsty!

What gets you in the mood for Christmas?

If there's one thing that gets me in the mood for Christmas, it's watching Christmas films! The festive season officially starts when I hear the opening music for Home Alone and all those good vibes intensify as I work my way through Elf, Home Alone 2, Miracle on 34th Street and It's a Wonderful Life. I also love to watch the re-runs of old Friends Christmas-themed episodes! 

Also this year will be the first year that we will be able to get a fresh christmas tree, so I'm super excited about vacuuming up the dropped pine needles every days! I'm also thinking about getting a garland to hang down the staircase and a wreath for the door! I love decorating and Christmas is pretty much the best excuse to go to town!

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What do you have on your Christmas wish list?

As for christmas wish list, well, I would LOVE to get some new pyjamas, I love the matching sets they do at Boden, I’ve had some before, they are so comfortable and such lovely quality! I’d also love to get some new slippers, a super cosy pair to keep my feet warm all winter, just like these ones here! Oh and maybe just because it is my favourite brand after all (as all my readers know), I would quite like to own one of the new Chanel sunglasses with the mother of pearl frames, they are very pretty!!

What are you planning to get your loved ones?

I will be wrapping up some bones for the dog (we just got an adorable Labrador called Gordon a few months ago), maybe a new dog lead and wellington boots for my partner and for my parents.

I also usually give them fragrances, and beauty products because I like to give them something that they can enjoy using all year long! I’ve really liked the Lime Basil and Mandarin Body&Hair oil by Jo Malone this year, and the Bobbi brown range of matt lipsticks, released this year too. Oh and one last thing: The Nap Spray! This is amazing, and literally everyone in my family is getting one this year, I’m a fan of short efficient afternoon naps, it’s crazy how 10 minutes really help with being creative and productive, you have to try!!

One last question, what will you be wearing to celebrate? 

When I finally leave the house, after celebrating and hibernating for a few days, I'll be wearing sequins and velvet from dawn till dusk! I’ve tried a few really nice dresses from Simply Be, and this one on the picture below is my favourite one, I’ll wear it with matching sequin boots, of course!

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Valentine's Day favourite by Kirsty from Fashion For Lunch!

We've asked our friend Kirsty from the super cool blog Fashion For Lunch her Valentine's day favourite to give us a few inspiration, here they are!

 What’s your dream Valentine’s day treat?

I'm a low key kinda girl, so I'm always happy with something casual like falafel takeaway and Clueless on TV. However, if a man was to go all out, I wouldn't mind being whisked away for a weekend in Miami to see palm trees, pink skies and a stroll along South Beach!

What’s on your Valentine’s day whishlist? 

I am always partial to a new bottle of perfume, perhaps Jo Malone London Red Roses because it's one of my favourites and also perfect for the occasion. I would also love a Cartier Love Bangle, I have the ring, but I have always wanted the bracelet to go with it. Finally, it would be pretty special to get tickets so that we could enjoy doing something together, maybe for a ballet at the Royal Opera House in London! That would be rather lovely! 

What is your favourite Rom-Com?

Does Clueless count?! that's one of my all time favourites, or Pretty in Pink, that has romance in it, although she does end up with the wrong guy, I'm #TeamDuckie any day of the week!

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What is on your Valentine’s day playlist? 

I'm listening to a lot of Elton John right now, I guess the most 'valentines-y' song by him is 'Your Song' but Ellie Goulding kind of slaughtered that one, so maybe 'Don't let the sun go down on me', not so romantic, but it is a gooden. I would also have to go for The Ronettes, 'be my baby' and Lana Del Rey's 'National Anthem' and Suede 'Still Life', just because! There are some songs I never get bored of!

Style Edit: A French Riviera Look!

Those vintage posters of the French Riviera always make us dream at the CFM studio :) This is what we would wear on a warm Summer evening in Cannes, sipping cocktails in a glamourous bar.

Hat by  Benoit Missolin , Neckerchief by  Cléo Ferin Mercury , Sunglasses by  Marc Jacobs , Clutch bag by  Skinnydip , Dress by  Tara Starlet .

Hat by Benoit Missolin, Neckerchief by Cléo Ferin Mercury, Sunglasses by Marc Jacobs, Clutch bag by Skinnydip, Dress by Tara Starlet.

Christmas Wishlists by us and our friends!

We've asked a few of our friends to give us their Christmas wish list and to tell us what they are planning to get their loved ones, for those in need of ideas and inspirations ;))

 

Sabrina owner of the amazing teenage bedroom style shop Petit Koenji:“For my Kawai and Brony friends I'm gonna get them some of my vintage 80’s ‘My Little Pony’ from the shop, they will love that! I dream of owning any objects and/or furnitures by the Memphis Milano design group! I can’t wait for the days I can finally own any!'

 

Marawa (better know as Marawa The Amazing)  Hula hoop master, and world record for spinning 162 hula hoops at a time. 'I am dreaming of these shoes by Charlotte Olympia, they are totally amazing! I wouldn’t mind getting this amazing massage chair I have tried at the MOMA store,it's like a computer that can see inside your body giving you a massage. it was TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE!’

'I am going to give everyone these amazing mesh t-shirts for christmas they are made by this Ethiopian rasta man who makes the patterns by slashing the t-shirts, he also happens to be our neighbour in Gillett Square ;) I am also going to get my mum a personalised ping pong bat by Uber Pong because she has been playing table tennis all year and is starting to get really good! My sister said we should get pictures of our 2 brothers on the bat .. not sure if that is too mean.. probably going to do it anyway..'

 

 

I have been lusting over a few things this year too, I absolutely love this crocodile ring by Zoe&Morgan, you know me I love designs with animals ;) I love this dress by Mary Katranzou for Adidas too Dear Santa :) I am thinking of getting my mum something by the lovely Rob Ryan, I love his work, and maybe a super cute novelty bag by Skinnydip for my sister, she’s gonna like that!

 

Nikita, the lovely fashion blogger behind Meet Me In Paree gives us her wish list too:

'I would love to get this super chic Chanel Credit Card holder, I love Jo Malone's candles too, and this set is just dreamy, and I would LOVE to finally own an Iphone 6 too!! For my sisters I am planning on gifting them some beautiful jumpers by my favourite brand Manoush :) I am taking my boyfriend to Dubai he is going to be so excited! And for my friends I am gonna get them all a lot of make up from Too Faced!!'

 

Margot Wagonner, owner of the beautiful vintage shop Leftovers:

'I have discovered the amazing jewellery maker Fraser Hamilton, and I am dreaming of this ring! I would also love to get one of your Ginger Cat scarves, I have a ginger cat too so it would just be perfect! I love gifting things from my shop to my friends, most of them or vintage lovers! I have this really pretty French breton top that will make a happy friend! I love the rugs by Cold Picnic, I am thinking of getting one for my husband,  fun and sassy!'