Christmas is just a few days away now but if you're anything like everyone else in the world, odds are you still have to do some last minute shopping. If you can honestly say you don't, you should probably treat yourself. Whatever the case, we've picked some things we wouldn't mind finding in our stockings. As it happens, stockings go inside shoes (if you'd like some, we have plenty available online) so we'll be focusing on things other than Miista. You know how in January gyms make the most money because of all those New Years resolutions? Realistically all our sweating will be related to lifting shoe boxes. All our sports related investments are thus directed to sportswear inspired clothes and accessories.
We're currently dying over the custom made latex leg warmers from Kim West
, made for our SS15 lookbook shoot, but there's other options. These simple but cool socks
from Adidas could work. Maybe boxing shorts from Rick Owens
? Or maybe these ones from Brooke Roberts
that will also make an appearance in our lookbook? Options are in abundance - it's really just an excuse to have more clothes.
Mulled wine and cider, sherry, Irish cream and a thousand different liqueurs... people tend to get boozy over the holidays. Now, you might know someone that would like to find a nice set of vintage wine glasses under the tree (like me. Mum, if you're reading this!)
but an equally great way to serve said drinks are DIY peppermint candy glasses
. Cheri Alberts over at The Watering Mouth
has penned down an excellent recipe with instructions clear enough for yours truly. If you're prone to burning your fingers (or your kitchen) maybe have a back-up plan just in case, but other than you should be good to go!
People often say harsh things about scented candles
, but we're sure they don't actually mean it. Are they mega girly? Well, kind of, but if sitting back in a nice relaxing light in a house that smells like it's made out of dreams and sweets is mega girly, so be it. OK, so they're a bit useless, but they make for a perfect stocking filler. Really, unless the recipient specifically asks for a blender, you're safer going with something slightly useless but sweet. It's the thought that counts and all of that. Also, everyone wants their house to smell like vanilla or red berries, not washing powder and red wine. Go with woody
or fresh and slightly weird
, or a more classic romantic floral
. The options are pretty much endless - if there's a scent you can think of, there's probably a candle version of it.
At 24 my skincare regime consisted of trying to remember to remove my makeup after parties and cleansing it with something I got from a shop in the mornings. That was last week. Now I'm 25 and things have dramatically changed. Youth is fleeting and whilst today I still look about 12 without makeup, it won't be so forever. What I'm trying to say is use moisturisers
. The irresponsible ones need a nudge and the responsible ones will find you a total darling. Just in case don’t pick anything that says ‘age defying’ or ‘anti wrinkle’ on it. Our favourite is Creme de Rose
from Angela Flanders.
Many of us have permanent residency on the naughty list, but even if Santa doesn't come, we still want presents. All the presents. Crazy, lavish presents made of gold or palladium. Tom Ford's penis pendants
fit the bill. It's angered some religious people but really - what hasn't? We're rather annoyed with the combination of homophobia and fashion ignorance - they called Tom Ford flamboyant - but the pendants are cheeky. You can get it in small
or large because, duh, that's how it works. Large ones seem to be out by now, go figure. We're not saying Christmas will be cancelled without one but if you have an extra $790 this could be pretty cool...
Enjoying things like Crimes Against Humanity
(the card game, not genocides or anything) means we're probably never making it off the naughty list, but it makes an infinitely more affordable Christmas present at £20 on Amazon
. Good news is their Black Friday campaign is now over so you won't be receiving any bullshit (literally) in the mail. The game
makes for excellent entertainment (if you happen to need some) after your grandparents finish their umpteenth glass of sherry. We can go for a year without watching Titanic - this will be the perfect alternative.