Amanda Shadforth X Queen Street Mall Holiday Edit
Pictured: Furla Net Tote Mini in Edera Green, Pants & Blazer from Viktoria & Woods QueensPlaza
We’ve teamed up with the inimitable creative Amanda Shadforth to curate her Holiday Edit from Queen Street Mall. Having garnered a strong following since starting her fashion site in 2010, Amanda brings her sharp eye for statement pieces and cult products that everyone must have this season – whether for gifting or for yourself.
Bottega Veneta Blue Ankle Wrap BV Board Sandals at Designer Archives
First things first, let’s talk shoes ladies. We all know pops of bright colours are the way to instantly update your wardrobe this summer, and what better way to inject this than with a pair of the cult BV Board sandals from Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta. If you’re feeling generous, get your fashion savvy girlfriend, sister, or Mum these blue ankles wrap heels sure to please.
Pictured: Shoes from Designer Archives, Edward Street and pool ring by Sunnylife available at Myer.
Look no further than Chanel this Christmas for gifts to elevate anyone’s skincare routine. Beauty lovers will appreciate this iconic hydrating cream and micellar cleaning water, which the body lotion containing the iconic Coco Mademoiselle fragrance is always a classic option. For the men in your life, Chanel’s Bleu de Chanel is the perfect go to. This fragrance is an ode to masculine freedom, expressed in an aromatic-woody scent.
Pictured: Chanel beauty range is available from David Jones and Chanel Fragrance & Beauty in QueensPlaza
For a wardrobe staple that stands out at your next Christmas party - this beautifully crafted leather day bag from Oroton is begging to be added to a fashionistas handbag collection.
Pictured: Oroton Liv Small Day Bag available from Oroton in Myer
Christmas in the time when homewares really have a spotlight on them - whether it’s choosing the perfect salad bowl, colour coordinating your vases to your table scape for your Christmas lunch, or updating the guest bedrooms for impending relatives. There is an endless array of brands in Queen Street Mall who are at the forefront of homewares trends to satisfy every need – this year like fashion, it’s all about colour!
For unique, Australian made resin homewares you can’t go past Dinosaur Designs for bold pops of colour that also makes for a “keep-forever” kind of gift. For a minimalist, stylish and contemporary look, George Jensen dinnerware is sure to elevate table service, or add in some beautiful vases from Mason Balzac for height and fresh blooms.
Pictured: Prada Catwalk Book and Stone by William Hall from Dymocks, Dinosaur Designs vase and bowls, George Jensen dinnerware and cutlery, Salt & Pepper champagne flute, and Mason Balzac vase trio all from David Jones.
What to get the tech-head in your life? These Bang & Olufsen sound products are the perfect gifts for those with a discerning eye. As well as delivering perfect sound quality, they double as a design statement.
Pictured: Bang & Olufsen Green Waterproof Beosound A1 2nd Gen Speaker & Beoplay EQ Active Noise Cancelling Earphones available from Myer
Looking for the perfect stocking fillers? We’ve got you covered! This classic decanter and tumbler set is for the loved one who takes cocktail hour seriously, gift an element of art deco elegance to add to their bar cart. This hip flask and serving board have a sculptural quality that makes a thoughtful and unique gift. Designed by Aurelien Barby, the Sky pieces have been inspired by the organic shapes of clouds, with beauty and functionality going hand in hand.
When you’re stuck for a gift for your Dad or boyfriend, a classic silk tie will always be a winner. Try this sky-blue pinstripe tie from Calvin Klein to add sophistication to his wardrobe. This fragrance will add the final touch to any outfit, perfect for a fashionista. Made in Italy, Laboratorio Olfattivo is a niche, luxury fragrance crafted using artisanal techniques.
Pictured: NUN Fragrance by Viktoria & Woods, Salt & Pepper Decanter Set from Myer, George Jensen Hip Flask and Sky Oak Board from David Jones and Calvin Klein Silk Tie from David Jones.
And for the women …. this season, you want to make sure you’re leaning towards versatile statement pieces that work back with your wardrobe. Celine and Scanlan & Theodore have an enviable range of eyewear – with pops of green lenses and bold white frames, to instantly elevate any outfit. When it comes to statement jewellery, Christie Nicolaides is the go-to. Her new range takes inspiration from the seaside with freshwater pearls, earrings in the shape of ships and gold accents. Whereas for classics to work back for all occasions, Oroton’s new range of gold necklaces are a must.
This Aje zip leather coin and card purse is a beautiful trend piece to gift the woman who loves a night out on the town. Forget black and brown wallets! If you’re gifting a wallet, choose an on-trend colour to make for a practical and statement piece.
Pictured: Aje Coinpurse, Furla Coinpurse, Christie Nicolaides Jewellery, Celine Glasses, Scanlan and Theodore Glasses and Oroton bag.
A Lumira candle will add a touch of luxury and sophistication to the receiver’s home. Their fragrances are designed in Australia to the highest quality. A quality, luxury nail polish will always be well received. Choose from a trending colour from Dior’s selection like Now, Palais Royal or Muguet.
Tom Ford is known for their rich, sophisticated fragrances. You really can’t go wrong with a summery scent that will transport the wearer to a luxury private island every time they wear it.
This Yves Saint Laurent lipstick makes for a luxurious stocking filler and the perfect gift when you don’t know what to get. This fragrance makes for the perfect gift for the clean beauty lover. Greek philosopher Hippocrates, white tea has been enjoyed by Greeks for its countless health benefits.
This Tom Dixon candle is an indulgent gift for those who love a touch of luxury in their home. The Elements Air scent is a light and crisp fragrance defined by notes of pink pepper, white tea, Neroli oil, orange flower and White Musks.
Pictured: Lumira Candle David Jones, Tom Ford perfume David Jones, Yves Saint Laurent Matte Lipstick from Mecca Maxima, Korres White Tea Set from Mecca Maxima, Tom Dixon Candle David Jones, Dior Nailpolish David Jones.
A beautiful quality designer handbag is such a special gift. If you’re looking for an investment piece or next heirloom, then The Louis Vuitton Twist MM Handbag is perfect for the woman you want to spoil with a gift she’ll keep and treasure forever – and on her wrist? Tiffany’s of course.
Pictured: Louis Vuitton Handbag, Tiffany’s Bracelet.