Christmas is less than a month away, and December can get quite hectic for many of us. To help make the holiday period and the hunt for the perfect gift less stressful, we’ve compiled a two-part holiday guide with twenty ideas for stylish stocking fillers, books and movies that will make fab presents (or fun, relaxing treats for yourself) and fashion-inspired calendars and planners to start the new year with all your ducks in a row. Here’s part one:
Calendars & Planners for 2013
Victoria and Albert Museum Pocket Diary 2013: Step back in time with evocative images of some of the most dramatic and romantic ball gowns created by British designers over the past 60 years.
Audrey Hepburn 2013 Faces Wall Calendar: A striking collection of close-up pictures that highlight Audrey’s photogenic beauty. And for those of us who just can’t get enough of Breakfast at Tiffany’s: the Audrey Hepburn Official Calendar 2013.
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman, by Sara James Mnookin: Discover the behind-the-scenes story of this legendary fashion Mecca through a range of entertaining, touching and unexpected anecdotes told by celebrities, designers and veteran store employees.
I Want to Be Her! How Friends and Strangers Helped Shape My Style, by Andrea Linett: The co-founder of Lucky Magazine describes fifty women who, across five eras of her life, made a lasting impression and helped her form her own personal style.
Overdressed – The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion: Elizabeth L. Cline traces the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retailers, and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals, and shows how consumers can break the buy-and-toss cycle.
Mildred Pierce: Kate Winslet stars in this five-part miniseries about divorced single mom Mildred Pierce who opens a restaurant business during the Depression, which worsens the already strained relationship with her ambitious daughter Veda.
Atonement: Gorgeous film adaptation of Ian McEwan’s bestelling novel. An epic love story, with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy in the leading roles, about a false accusation that changes the course of several lives.
Stylish Stocking Fillers
Kate Spade New York Safari Suite Pads and Safari Suite Pocket Journals: Slip these safari-themed journals into your bag to keep track of all your thoughts while on the go, or use the colourful notepads to jot down notes and make to-do lists in style.
Moleskine Passions Style Journal: A journal to keep track of all your sartorial musings, organize your wardrobe, collect wish and gift lists, plan your shopping expeditions and keep all other relevant style info at your fingertips.
Stay tuned for Part II next week, with ten more quirky, stylish and budget-friendly suggestions.