No one embraces the festive period more at W.ICONS HQ than Laura. As soon as Halloween is out of the way, our resident Christmas fairy starts decking the halls, ordering turkeys and planning special dinners. As for gifts? She’s been keeping an eye out for the perfect ones for months. So, what’s on this hostess-with-the-mostest’s wish list? Think show-stopping accessories, tabletop delights and future heirlooms.
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“Named after the sun-ripened tomatoes in the Sicilian town of Pachino, our W.ICONS exclusive lipstick, in collaboration with Cosmetics à la Carte, is the perfect shade of red. Come Christmas morning, this is what I’ll be wearing.”
“For a co-ord aficionado like me, this matching set is exactly what I want to be wearing over the party season. I love the feather trim, which feels festive yet tasteful.”
“It’s hard to find an evening clutch that is understated but also has oomph, which is why this one stopped me in my tracks. The satin bow and raw edge gives it a stylishly unexpected twist. I can see myself carrying this throughout the festive season and beyond.”
“As a lover of entertaining, anything that makes dinner parties extra-special is a winner in my book. This planner is a fun, quirky gift to give or receive. Make it personal by adding your household’s name in the middle.”
“We’ve worked with Marzoline for a long time, and this year designed some luxe hair-accessory sets. Each comes in a pouch, making them a lovely gift. I love this gold lurex scrunchie and thin plissé headband. The ultimate festive finishing touches.”
“Festive jumper, but make it chic. I’d wear this knit during the entire Christmas period, teaming it with everything from a tulle skirt for dinner to cashmere joggers for films on the sofa. The puff sleeves and tie-neck are particularly stylish details.”
“Our good friend Sky McAlpine has launched an entertaining line with Papier in conjunction with her cookbook A Table for Friends. I’d be thrilled to find any of it under my tree – the notecards, place settings, menu cards – but especially the recipe journal, which you can fill with favourites and hand down.”
“If there’s one shoe guaranteed to get a lot of wear over the holidays, it’s slippers. This premium pair have been so beautifully constructed that you can also wear them out of the house. Pair with chunky socks and jeans now, add to dresses in the spring.”
“Every January, I do a 30-day online yoga programme with Yoga with Adriene, and this year I’ll be hoping to wear this bodysuit as I do it. The comfortable, stylish design offers maximum flexibility, and can be layered with a chunky cardigan during warm-ups and cool-downs.
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