So, this year I lost my mind and I decided to create a holiday gift guide. I’m usually anti-gift guides because I’m not much of a Christmas person and gift guides are a shit ton of work. I don’t know what made me change my mind this year but here we are. People have told me this is a good idea, so I hope you find it helpful or amusing. This is the part one of four in the I want – I got Gift Guide series. I have so many favourite things I wanted to include. This gift guide is very much I want – I got. You’ll see things I want, things I got and other obsessions.Â Some things are affordable and some aren’t but I’ve tried to mix it up.Â The list covers fashion, beauty, electronics, art, toys and booze. Basically, all the items on the gift guide are I want – I got approved. So, join me on this exploration of things I would love to see under my tree at Christmas. …
I dream of two brands when it comes to outerwear, Moncler and Acne. One day I will own one of these kick ass Acne shearlings. They are so bad ass. The magenta shearling is called the Velocite and it’s an oversized moto jacket. This is the one I most covet as it covers the waist and is super roomy. Doesn’t it look warm as all hell. The cropped shearling moto jacket is called Rita. It’s the more fitted shearling. It looks warm too but I like the coverage the Velocite offers. The Rita would be my second choice of Acne shearling. You can find Acne shearlings at Jonathan+Olivia and TNT in Toronto. images: acnestudios.com
So, Proenza Schouler has been my favourite Pre-fall 2011 collection so far. Zero + Maria Cornejo pre-fall 2011 collection is also among my favourites. I think it’s all about the print for me right now. Zero + Maria Cornejo always has fashion forward cuts that don’t forget wearability and comfort. You can find Zero + Maria Cornejo at Holt Renfrew and Jonathan + Olivia. images: style.com
Prima Boot by Surface to Air I’m kind of obsessed with these boots that I saw at Jonathan + Olivia.Â I see can these with a multitude of outfits in my closet.Â I’ll have to keep them in mind after the holidays. Images: jonathanandolivia.com
I was browsing the Jonathan+Olivia site (they have online shopping too) when I noticed that one of this season’s Alexander Wang handbag style name is called Anita. The Anita Frame Satchel by Alexander Wang isn’t the Diego bucket bag but it’s still pretty nice. The inner narcissist in me really wants to buy this bag. images: jonathanandolivia.com
Jonathan+Olivia is expanding on their TOPSHOP minishop and bringing the final Kate Moss for TOPSHOP collection, TOPSHOP make-up and TOPMAN this December. I know many guys were asking about TOPMAN when Jonathan+Olivia launched TOPSHOP womens and now it’s arrived. Â Jonathan+Olivia is one of 3 external retailers carrying the make up line. images: courtesy of Jonathan+Olivia
I’m loving all the pockets on the Vader Denim by Acne Studio. Acne is available in Toronto at Jonathan + Olivia.
I like the Veda jean from Acne Studios.Â Â The asympetircally zipper fly is cool and I like the leather pockets. Acne is available in Toronto at Jonathan + Olivia