The Gift of Giving: The Allude Xmas Guide for Ladies
Wasn’t it summer only yesterday? A question that no doubt will pop into many people’s heads at the sight of Christmas cookies, chocolate Santa Clauses and tinsel these days. Was it ever really summer? Right … Our recommendation: Escape the eternal summer slump and drive away the cool temperatures with a gift shopping spree. In search of inspiration? Scroll down, please!
„Claudia Schiffer“ coffee table book by Prestel
It was about 30 years ago that the German top model took her first steps in the fashion world. In 1987, dancing in a Düsseldorf club as a mere 18-year-old, she would soon after conquer the international catwalks from Paris to New York. The eponymous coffee table book by Prestel with photographs by Herb Ritts, Patrick Demarchelier and Richard Avedon looks back at the remarkable career of the iconic model.
„Momiji“ ink by Iroshizuku
Email, in addition to the invention of the smartphone, is probably the daily blessing for many people. Significantly more beautiful and also much easier on the eyes: handwritten lettering! So think again before you send out your season greetings and New Year’s invitations electronically this year and rather use some pretty stationery and one of Japanese label Iroshizuku’s bright inks for some visual enjoyment away from the smartphone screen.
Turtleneck sweater in camel by Allude
Although current fashion trends embrace just about any colour, pattern or cut, it pays to plan your wardrobe around timeless pieces, such as this cosy turtleneck sweater made of camel-coloured cashmere, which fits both extravagant and classic looks.
„Juste un Clou“ ring by Cartier
“Ceci n’est pas un clou!”, René Magritte would probably shout out at the sight of this piece of jewellery, if he was still alive. The golden ring in the shape of a curved nail was not penned by the French artist. However, it can’t be ruled out that the creative minds behind Maison Cartier were inspired by him for their extraordinary design …
Glow Drops by Barbara Sturm
Once temperatures slowly but surely approach the 10-degree mark, our skin’s admired “summer glow” has faded away. Winter doesn’t automatically have to mean dull skin, however. Düsseldorf-based trend doctor Barbara Sturm is now helping out with her revitalizing “Glow Drops”. Bistort herb extracts ensure a fresh, glowing complexion even when it’s freezing outside.
Lounge chair “Trapezium” by Eichholtz
Some nostalgia for you? Please take a seat! The pretty lounge chair made by Eichholtz calls forth childhood memories at the mere look of it: Its shape is reminiscent not only of the countless shells we couldn’t pass by at the beach without picking them up, but also of the colourful and wonderfully sticky sugar-filled candy shells of our childhood … Wonderful!
Jogging pants by Allude
Sweatpants are no longer relegated to the couch. For some time now they have conquered the streets and drab office spaces. This elegant model made of cashmere with sporty racer stripes will give any outfit a casual touch. And the best thing about them? Over the holidays they’ll comfortably and fashionably hide your post-holiday belly.
Charging cords by Native Union
We typically prefer to hide the countless cables for smartphone, camera and other electronic devices in the farthest corner of the room. The charging cable by the brand Native Union is an invitation to make an exception. Not only does it look pretty but it also stays put thanks to a weighted anchor. Cable clutter? Never heard of it …