It’s that time of the year again and I’d like to share what’s cool to get as a Xmas gift for various kinds of friends. I have broken down to 3 major styles of people (be it boys or girls): Sophisticated, Cool, and Posh/Classy, and hope you can find some inspirations from here!
: For the Sophisticated :
Aesop are one of my top picks – it’s not only about the product itself, but the booklet inside. It digs into the Futurist revolution and the story behind – so much more than just the quality products that the receiver can enjoy.
If sophistication and success rings a bell together when you think of your friend, you should get this Success Manifesto Wall Decal by Vinyl Impression for him/her.
These bangles and rings are actually made with different parts of a vintage fork. The Polska Traveller was founded by Yeung, a HK designer and sculptor who was inspired by a trip to Poland, where he found lots of interesting vintage items to transform them into accessories, renewing their life cycles. Each piece is hand sculpted by him in Hong Kong and there are 925 silver, copper, and other metal material options. Available at “International Emporium” pop-up shop, part of the Fashion Forward Festival organised by Fashion Farm Foundation – from now till 16th Dec Monday. Open daily from 12noon – 7pm at 10/f, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok (MTR D2 exit)
: For the Cool & Fun :
10th Shop is an online shop with a showroom (by appointment only) in Aberdeen. Definitely a cool spot to get hipster’s items, including GREY ANT shades, Joomi Lim accessories, R13, Ek Thonprasert, and many more!
It is truly heaven in there!
This Ek Thongprasert necklace is quite an eye candy!
I personally had a big crush with this Nasha Mekraksavinich leather clutch! The details are very fine and look at the metal corners! Beautiful.
This is the interior of a Benedetta Bruzziches parcel clutch. A very useful note of reminder on a daily basis. I am dreaming big, but taking baby steps.
Me and Michelle, founder and owner of the 10th Shop.
A shameless selfie with a pair of GREY ANT shades. A hidden gem in Aberdeen, with decent and sought after fashion items now available in HK. Thank you for the passion and bringing another nicely curated select shop to the city Michelle!
This wooden bow-tie by Two Guys Bow Ties (buy directly online) is for those dandy styled ones who’s always looking for something subtle, sleek, and fun!
These knotted keychains are special editions for Christmas, HK$180 each.
Me with ZO-EE’s black gold knotted necklace – so very me isn’t it?!
My handbag brand GLUSH/ is also at the “International Emporium” pop-up shop at D2 Place (Lai Chik Kok) with a few other designer friends! Exclusive discounts (HK$100 and up) on selected styles – do come and say hi!
We have also showcased our SS14 VISI VERSA night reflective collection here – look for the blinging street lights and you will find us on 10/f!
Yes, it’s me fooling around with Creature de Keis‘ camouflage hat and my Grassy Clutch =P
CHEW THE CUD is one HK designer brand to watch out for – they are known for their sleek yet funky designs, and I have to say their shirts are of good value.
I couldn’t resist those shorts!!! Yes, I bought a pair in the blue leopard prints! Perfect for Christmas day!
Yes, they are our neighbour at “International Emporium” pop-up shop till tomorrow 7pm! Join the fun!
Moon Bowl by Sebastian Errazuriz is one cute one to have! Put your little Darth Vadar on it to get into the mood. Available online here.
HOLY Burger Sweater – need it say more? I’m so tempted to get it now for a good laugh!
Beer Soap – they are made from actual beer but it cleanses very well, while leaving a scent of beer. If you or your friends are a beer-fan, go for this one!
: For the Classy & Posh :
These Stone Stud Earrings by Melissa Joy Manning are handmade in Berkley with genuine diamonds. One of a kind with a twist in design. Available on their website.
Josie Chen Range is a UK designer accessories brand with all handmade pieces. mainly with chunky funky necklaces and bracelets, they are perfect to match with party wear or plain dresses. Available at FABRIANO shop, G/f, 81A Hollywood Road, Central, HK
If you want to go luxe, these Savelli Android phones with options of diamonds, gold, exotic skins and others are good picks for you. Specially designed for ladies, the silhouette is slender with curves. Check their website for more details.
Have a happy Christmas and hope these can inspire you for some last minute Christmas gift ideas!