I want – I got Holiday Gift Guide – Part 1

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.  Some things are affordable and some aren’t but I’ve tried to mix it up. 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.

complex geometries coma sweatshirt, complex geometries Long Turtleneck Dress
complex geometries coma sweatshirt, complex geometries Long Turtleneck Dress
  • complex geometries Coma Sweatshirt ($240) – online at complexgeometries.net and Fawn (967 Queen Street West, Toronto) carries complex geometries in Toronto
  • complex geometries Long Turtleneck Dress ($262) – online at complexgeometries.net and Fawn (967 Queen Street West, Toronto) carries complex geometries in Toronto. Looks like the gold turtleneck is sold out folks. There are grey and navy options.
Synergy Jem & The Holograms, Dean Davidson Plaza Ring, Hermès Clic Clac H Bracelet, Hermès Brazil Enamel Bracelet
Synergy Jem & The Holograms, Dean Davidson Plaza Ring, Hermès Clic Clac H Bracelet, Hermès Brazil Enamel Bracelet
  • Synergy Jem & The Holograms doll collection ($125) – Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor Street West, Toronto)
  • Dean Davidson Plaza Ring ($185) – Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor Street West, Toronto) and online at DeanDavidson.ca
  • Hermès Clic Clac H Bracelet ($645) – Hermès (130 Bloor Street West, Toronto) and online at Hermes.com
  • Hermès Brazil Enamel Bracelet ($565) – Hermès (130 Bloor Street West, Toronto) and online at Hermes.com
Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau du Toilette, Maison Martin Marigela (untitled), Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum, Demeter Fragrance Mahogany
Givenchy Dahlia Noir Eau du Toilette, Maison Martin Marigela (untitled), Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum, Demeter Fragrance Mahogany
Mykita x Moncler Lino Sunglasses, Gap Twill Parka, m0851 Medium Weekender, Moncler S Mayuko
Mykita x Moncler Lino Sunglasses, Gap Twill Parka, m0851 Medium Weekender, Moncler S Mayuko
Smythe Great Coat, Philip Sparks Slip Dress
Smythe Great Coat, Philip Sparks Slip Dress
Dell XPS13 Ultrabook, Worn Fashion Journal Subscription, Print from YellowKorner
Dell XPS13 Ultrabook, Worn Fashion Journal Subscription, Print from YellowKorner
Church's Classic Burwood glossy leather brogues, Jeremy Laing Mouton Knit Sweater, Jeremy Laing Ridged Fan Sweater, Maison Martin Margiela Glitter-finished raffia brogues
Church’s Classic Burwood glossy leather brogues, Jeremy Laing Mouton Knit Sweater, Jeremy Laing Ridged Fan Sweater, Maison Martin Margiela Glitter-finished raffia brogues
ROM Membership, AGO Membership, TIFF Membership, Opera Atelier The Magic Flute Tickets
ROM Membership, AGO Membership, TIFF Membership, Opera Atelier The Magic Flute Tickets

Check back tomorrow for Part 2 of the I want – I got Holiday Gift Guide.

i want: Velocite and Rita Shearling Jackets by Acne

Velocite Shearling Jackets by Acne
Velocite Shearling Jackets by Acne

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.

Velocite Shearling Jackets by Acne
Velocite Shearling Jackets by Acne

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.

Velocite Shearling Jackets by Acne
Velocite Shearling Jackets by Acne

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

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

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 Pre-Fall 2011

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

Zero + Maria Cornejo always has fashion forward cuts that don’t forget wearability and comfort.

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2011

You can find Zero + Maria Cornejo at Holt Renfrew and Jonathan + Olivia.

images: style.com

i want: Anita Frame Satchel by Alexander Wang

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 x TOPSHOP Kate Moss x TOPSHOP Make up x TOPMAN

Jonathan+Olivia x TOPSHOP Kate Moss x TOPSHOP Make up x TOPMAN

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.   Jonathan+Olivia is one of 3 external retailers carrying the make up line.

Jonathan+Olivia x TOPSHOP Kate Moss x TOPSHOP Make up x TOPMAN

images: courtesy of Jonathan+Olivia