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THE DESIGNER GIFT GUIDE

‘Tis the season is almost upon us, so I wanted to share with you my ultimate gift guide of designer goodies from

Farfetch...

Dior, Givenchy, Valentino and Chloe, are always on high rotation as some of my favourite designer options and I’ve hand-picked some of my season must-haves for gift giving this season. 

Whether you’re giving or receiving, when it comes to gift giving, I always opt for quality over quantity. With this in mind, if you’re looking at spoiling yourself this festive season, or want to drop a few helpful hints to your other half, I say stick to one key accessory that you are guaranteed to get wear out of for years to come.

If budget is no option then it’s all about a signature IT bag, or street-snap-worthy statement shoes…or both! Afterall, a girl can never have too many shoes or handbags…right?

When it comes to bags, my first visit is always the designer vintage category. Pick up a pre-loved, rare, Louis Vuitton, or Chanel, or Hermes for something extra, extra special. Or if you prefer something sparkly new, IT-girl-favourite Chloe will definitely turn heads.

From Jimmy Choo to Alexander McQueen, sandals to pumps, there is definitely something for every shoe lover. I often tend to go all out when it comes to my shoe decisions, so more is definitely more. Keep a statement pair of heels simple with a white tee and jeans, or opt for a bold look with a gorgeous cocktail dress.

If you’re on a bit more of a budget, then I’ve handpicked some of my favourite accessories which come in under $250. I think this Moschino belt is an absolute must-have for all fashion lovers, and instantly adds a splash of glam to a simple black dress or pair of shorts. Jewellery is always a fabulous gift, especially when you’re not sure where to start. I opt for fine pieces, which can be mixed and matched easily with existing jewellery. Always a winner.

And there you have it – a few of my fashion favourites.

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THE IT BAG

Louis Vuitton Vintage

Chloe 'Drew' shoulder bag

Chanel 'Lego' bag

STATEMENT SHOES

Jimmy Choo 'Vesna' gold pump

Alexander McQueen 'laser cut' sandal

Delpozo 'bow detail' sandal

UNDER $250

Moschino logo belt

Comme Des Garcons wallet

One Oak by Sara necklace

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Friend in Fashion guide to the Spring Racing Carnival on www.friendinfashion.com.au
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Friend in Fashion guide to the Spring Racing Carnival on www.friendinfashion.com.au
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I'm convinced I was Parisian in a past life

There is something incredible about France - the home of fashion, incredible food and drink, and of course history. I love the culture and the people and always have the best time when I visit. 

The Champs Elysees, Love Lock Bridge, Eiffel Tower, Jardine De Tuileries…

CHANEL

! I mean what's not to love about oui oui pari!

So on a not so special day I decided to re-live my very first Chambord experience, the memories of that first sip surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of a Parisian street in Summer.

Sometimes when I'm craving some French fabulousness, I like to dash around Melbourne, dressed in my favourite brenton stripes. Who says you have to be in Paris to live like a Parisian. 

Around every corner, Melbourne is filled with little french surprises, so my adventure isn't too much of a stretch. Bonjour to the barista, merci to the market stall holder, au revoir to the assistant. 

Pretending for a day can be just as fun!

People watching over a croissant and a coffee, a visit to the flower markets, a spot of shopping, naturally Chanel and Celine are at the top my list, and of course a cheeky Chambord Royale - (a splash of the delightfully French Chambord Black Raspberry liqueur, mixed with my favourite French champers) to top off the afternoon. 

A visit to Madame Brussels, a French-inspired rooftop favourite of mine is the place to be. Parasoles, rooftop views and a fanciful stroll down a fruity garden path! Once you visit you'll understand what I mean.

Just a few of my favourite french things whenever I feel like it –

#becausenoreason

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