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My Christmas wish list at Matchesfashion.com

There’s no rest for the wicked as they say and whilst everyone else seems to be winding down for Christmas, I’m in the midst of prepping a last-minute editorial shoot and a red carpet event with two of my clients. While going through the collections on MatchesFashion.com I couldn’t help but be drawn to a few things which went straight on my own Christmas list. Some of these pieces are bank-breakingly expensive but I can dream….

With this being the party season, let’s start with a dress. I’m a huge Riccardo Tisci fan and this dress is typically Givenchy – romantic and beautiful. I think it would look great worn with knee high suede boots and a chunky knitted cardigan thrown over it for Christmas day and will take you through Winter into Spring, perhaps with a clog (Kate Bosworth wore some great Coach clogs when we were at the recent flagship store launch event – check out my blog post about the store launch HERE).

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Givenchy – Heart and butterfly print layered dress – click HERE to buy

This Prabal Gurung dress is perfect for a curvy figure like mine. The shape is flattering, the colour is classic and it works particularly well if you’re blonde and paler-skinned. This is ideal for a sophisticated Christmas Day brunch.

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Prabal Gurung – Textured-jacquard ruffle dress – click HERE to buy

 These mules have been on my radar since I first clapped eyes on them at a preview in the summer.  Gianvito Rossi makes great heels that you can walk in with comfort but still look sexy and elegant. These mules are a modern take on a simple black pump but more refined and sophisticated than the black bootie/dress option of past seasons.

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Gianvito Rossi – slip-on suede mules – click HERE to buy

 I’m a huge fan of Isabel Marant and her jewellery is always fun, affordable and on trend. These earrings are the perfect splash of sparkle for the Christmas season and the style is aptly-titled ‘Santa’.

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Isabel Marant – Santa quartz-crystal fringed earrings – click HERE to buy

Saint Laurent is killing it in ready-to-wear ever since Hedi’s been on board. Each look is broken down into really wearable pieces you will live in and keep forever. This top is great for layering underneath chunky oversized knits so you get a subtle hint of sparkle peaking out, or wear it on its own with beaten-up jeans as a contrast to the sequins or a long, floaty skirt.

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Saint Laurent – Paillette silk top – click HERE to buy

 This Anya Hindmarch clutch is a lot of fun, the print reminds me of my friend Alyn Horton’s obsession with eyeballs. Anya is known for her playful handbags and I like the fact its a classic shape with such a fun pattern.

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Anya Hindmarch – Nocturnal Eyes Georgiana leather clutch – click HERE to buy

There is nothing I enjoy wearing more that a cosy chunky sweater especially if it’s grey – it goes with everything! Christopher Kane is a brilliant London-based designer who has shown consistently refreshing and thought-provoking collections since graduation. His show is always a ‘must-see’ and his pieces scream ‘must have this now!’ The neck on this sweater will be great peaking out of a wool Winter coat and will also keep you warm. This would look great with a pair of black flared jeans.

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Finally, I love a flat warm boot for Winter and this Isabel Marant style is going to look fantastic with black tights and short skirts or with jeans tucked in. These are super comfortable and will make your legs look slim too.

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Isabel Marant – Knowles leather wedge snow boot – click HERE to buy

 I hope you like my round up of Fall/Christmas essentials and you can look for more options on www.matchesfashion.com