December 06, 2019
American poet, Maya Angelou, wrote ‘…people may forget what you said, or what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel’. Well, with Mira Comara Alexander’s spectacular seasonal gift list, they’ll be feeling extra special this Christmas.
ALINKA makes diamonds cool. This St Petersburg born, Sydney-based jeweller was one of the early pioneers of the asymmetric jewellery trend and when not gracing the pages of Vogue, the label is adorned by model Winnie Harlow, starlet Natalie Portman and 2019’s hitmaker Dua Lipa.
Specialising in black and white diamonds with a daring edge, each piece is made in 18ct gold. Earrings are sold as singles or pairs, and designed to be mixed within the collection, allowing for endless versatility. Head for the bestseller DASHA earring, which suits pierced and non-pierced ears, or stack the rebelliously modern RIVIERA necklace for a decadently maximalist look that will take you way beyond the holiday season.
After spending more than two decades designing for big guns like Valentino, Tods, Loewe and Loro Piana, Spanish supremo Álvaro González launched his eponymous label in 2013. Specialising in leather shoes and accessories, all pieces are crafted in artisan workshops in Florence by Italian tanneries. The Grooming Cable Case makes the perfect gift for the traveller; perfectly proportioned, this beautifully made case ups the chic of even the drabbest of journeys. Add the matching eyewear case designed to fit a smartphone and doubles as a clutch, or go all out with the holdall, replete with the LUXE World Grand Tour for extra jazz.
If sleep is the ultimate luxury for new parents than a HHH baby set isn’t far behind. The luxury linen brand recently launched their babywear collection replete with new-parent essentials that take you through the first 12 months. The range includes everything from bibs, swaddle blankets, towels and a limited selection of mini-me clothing, made across France and Italy and all beautifully packaged in HHH boxes. It might just be enough to convince you to have another baby...
The current political climate leaves little to be excited about, so seek solace in Christopher Kane’s More Joy collection. Originally inspired by ‘The Joy of Sex’ books, the collection has expanded to include a variety of lifestyle products advocating happiness in life’s simple pleasures. The message is emblazoned on everything from sex(y) Christmas bauble to eye masks to cashmere blankets; for the politically astute, perhaps start with the More Joy T-Shirt? A worthy new mantra to take us into the decade ahead.
If you're still drawing a blank on Christmas shopping, click below for fabulous LUXE gift sets to suit every kind of traveller.
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