Christmas Gift Guide – Fashionista

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We all have one, whether male or female, friend or family, there is a fashionista nearby.  They can be notoriously difficult to buy for so we wanted to try  to make the task of Christmas a little easy by hunting down some great gift ideas for the fashionista in your life.

Flip Fashion Designer

FlipFashionDesigner_HiResFor the budding fashionista we have an incredible book that women of a certain age will find reminiscent of the fashion wheels we had as kids.  A cross between this and an identikit, Flip Fashion Designer allows the reader to create fashion mash ups using sketches from some of the worlds most accomplished and incredible fashion designers.

Including designers such as Balenciaga, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christopher Kane, Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood, there is a mix of suits, dresses and some of the wackier creations of the fashion world.  

The whole book is divided into four sections – head, shoulders to hips, hips to knees and knees to toes, so each individual image is cut into four separate ones.  You then have the ability to mix and match Louis Vuitton, Gucci Tom Ford, Meadham Kirchoff and Comme des Garçon in a number of different ways.  There is a mind boggling amount of combinations that you can make with every turn of the page as there are a total of 16 different full outfits to start you off! 

Available from Laurence King Publishing for £9.95

Silver Star Long Sleeve Kimono Body Suit

2418_1-medium-silver-star-long-sleeve-bodysuitAll fashionistas start out as little babies and so it is only right that we ensure they are stylishly kitted out fro day one!  To help with this Aden + Anais have an amazing range of body suits for your budding hipster, our favourite being the Kimono.

The Kimono body suit is made from 995% cotton muslin and 5% spandex meaning not only is the material nice against their skin and leaves it breathable, but they can also easily move about whilst wearing it!

It comes pre-washed and is incredibly versatile, it is machine washable and actually gets softer with every single wash.  

The kimono style neckline and pop studs along the bottom mean that it is much easier to get baby dressed and changed without having to pull the body suit up over their head.

High quality and covered in beautiful silver stars, this is the perfect gift for any catwalk baby! 

Available from Aden + Anais for £19

Liquiproof

product pack whiteIf you are thinking of buying any fashion crazed person a pair of shoes or expensive piece of clothing, it might be worth investing in some Liquiproof to go with your gift.  

Spraying this onto footwear or coats for example will make the, water and oil resistant.  Once applied it leaves an invisible coating and does not affect the original appearance of the piece you are protecting.  Not only that but the effect is actually permanent.  Now, you would think this would cause problems with the material still being able to breathe, but it doesn’t.

It has many plus points besides the waterproofing in that it is odourless, non-flammable, UV resistant and Eco Friendly, it is non-toxic, fluorine free and does not come in an aerosol.  Easy to use, Liquiproof works by coating each individual fibre with nanotechnology.

Available from Liquiproof from £10

The Shoe Lover

Bespoke Verse - The Shoe Lover's Diary croppedBespoke Verse do a range of items to decorate your home, but one in particular caught our eye when we were scrolling through their beautiful website – The Shoe Lover’s Diary Poem Print.

Printed of crisp, white card that is extremely thick, the bold poem has the appearance of a handwritten verse, which is enchanting and you just can’t help but read it.  Ten lines of rhyming goodness, all about a love of shoes, no matter how high, is perfect for the fashionista who is obsessed with making sure their twinkle toes at dressed in the most stunning pumps the world has to offer.

Available at Bespoke Verse for £14 

MyShowcase Dolores

Xmas Dolores WashbagHighRes (1)No fashionista would be without their make up and to carry it with them on their travels, they would of course need a suitable vessel in which to place their sacred cosmetics.  Christmas Dolores is the perfect choice for such an occasion.

As with all those in the know and following catwalk trends, Dolores is wearing a stunning vibrant berry red lipstick and has her eyes lids lined with a sparkling gold liner, beautiful, graceful and alluring.

Take Dolores on holiday with you, for weekends away or even just to carry your day to day make up and much more.  Keeping all of your beauty essentials safe and secure the gorgeous embroidered canvas, on which Dolores’ face is sewn, is kept safe beneath a wipe clean, transparent surface.

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Fashion From Head To Toe 

Written by Natasha Slee and Illustrated by Becca Stadtlander

Style_Guide_CVR_goldFashion from Head to Toe is a book all about the history of fashion, but with a twist.  You see the book is more than one full of fashion to inspire your fashionista, it doubles as a fantastic colouring book.

Containing 35 beautiful black and white illustrations that await your imagination to turn them into colourful prints that you an hang on the wall.  The 35 varied looks come from a number of different eras, including 1920s Flapper, 1990s Girl Power outfit, 1940s Tea Dress and much, much more.

Available from Quarto for £12.99

About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.

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