There’s nothing more special than receiving jewellery at Christmas, whether it’s the extravagant type that’s keep under lock and key, or the hand-me-down kind with more sentimental history than monetary value.
From left: Bulgari ‘Diva’ pink gold earrings with pavé diamonds (3.66 cts), Bulgari ‘Diva’ pink gold ring with pavé diamonds (3.15 cts), Bulgari ‘Diva’ pink gold earrings with mother-of-pearl and pavé diamonds (0.40 cts)
Bulgari Sydney, 64-68 Castlereagh Street: (02) 9233 3611
Bulgari Melbourne, 123 Collins Street: (03) 9663 8100
Bulgari Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street: (03) 9699 9612
Bulgari Brisbane, David Jones QueensPlaza, Queen Street: (07) 3243 9316
A rich oriental cocktail of floral scents and combined with all the good things like zesty bergamot, lychee, mandarin and peach.
Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘The One’ comes in limited edition gold and platinum packaging so it will still look sexy sitting atop your bathroom vanity, and it’s just in time for Christmas.
Available at Myer and David Jones
I generally love anything with marble, especially if it comes with some sort of metallic features. This coffee table from West Elm has a real 30′s Deco feel to it. Probably also why I love it.
Available to order at www.westelm.com.au
As an avid ‘coffee table book’ collector, I can attest to their ornamental beauty. To be admired on Saturday mornings with a cuppa, they are also a brilliant conversation starter when entertaining. Some of the latest I’m lusting over for Christmas are below.
The Art of the Interior: Timeless Designs by the Master Decorators, by Barbara Stoeltie (Published 29th October 2013)
Peter Lindbergh: Images of Women, by Martin Harrison (Published 30th May 2013)
The Great Fashion Designers at Home, by Ivan Terestchenko (Published 11th Nov 2013)
Tom Ford, by Bridget Foley and Tom Ford (Published 4th November 2008)
Obsessive Creative by Collette Dinnigan (Published 23rd October 2013)
Available through www.bookdepository.com
After buying trend-based designer shoes throughout my twentie’s and admitting a fleeting relationship with the ‘It’ shoe craze, I can now comfortably say my most beloved heels to stand the test of time have been the classics.
The striped elaphe, grosgrain and suede pumps from Nicholas Kirkwood have everything I’ve been looking for in a long term shoe partner. Heel height, toe cleavage, a subtle palette, a pointed front, a gentle nod to trend awareness through design detail and materials, and the kind European quality that won’t desert me and leave me begging my cobbler for shoe resuscitation.
Available at www.net-a-porter.com
It’s game on. So many hot sneaks out there so there’s the excuse to be comfortable AND stylish on the daily run around. It’s Jimmy Choo’s lace-up lace sneakers vs. Saint Laurent’s leather trimmed high tops. Or Margiela’s panelled beauties vs. Pierre Hardy’s glamorous take on a trainer. It’s ghetto for the feet.
Maison Martin Margiela suede, leather and mesh sneakers
Pierre Hardy leather, watersnake and felt sneakers
Jimmy Choo lace and leather sneakers
Saint Laurent leather-trimmed suede high top sneakers
All available at www.net-a-porter.com/
At first glance, they may look like potato slices, but they’re not…
They are, in fact, Jonathan Adler’s divine agate coasters. You’ll never be scratching that glass table with your martini glass again.
Jonathan Adler agate coasters
People are so keen to keep furniture and fixtures minimalist these days, and in a neutral palette. Simple updates to decor via styling items and accessories can make a world of difference to the space, giving it a sense of time and style. I’m currently obsessing over rugs. What a way to freshen up a room! You can get some horribly cheap ones out there that pill and smell like a factory for too long after leaving the shipping container. But you can also get some extremely beautiful ones made from wool and silk. Most of the gorgeous geometrics below are from Fenton & Fenton, who never fail to do a good graphic rug. These guys are constantly updating their collection online and you can even custom design your own via their website. Designer Rugs’ collections are always incredible. I’m currently loving the designer collaboration with Easton Pearson. Their striking florals (below) are made from New Zealand wool, viscose and silk.
Back fresh from a stint in NYC, and with over twelve collections under her belt, Australian artist Lisa Madigan’s pieces are bold, romantic and evocative. A piece from the new Kaleidoscope collection makes for the perfect Christmas gift.
Lisa Madigan art available at www.lisamadigan.com.au
Isn’t it the most beautiful thing in the world!? Bottega Veneta’s ‘The Knot’ clutch bag is beyond regal in snakeskin, and has the price tag to match. This one behind has a limited edition porcelain medallion. Posh.
Find it at www.farfetch.com or via www.bottegaveneta.com