There’s only about a month left until Christmas guys. So with the holidays fast approaching, we thought we would put together a Holiday Shopping Guide to help you navigate those
dreaded crowded shopping malls or busy online stores. Whether you’re looking for something for that special woman in your life or something to make her that special woman – who better to ask for gift buying advice than some of the most beautiful and stylish women out there?
We asked fashionable models, bloggers, stylists, and designers to give It’s All Style To Me their Top 5 Picks for the Holidays. The result? Some great gift ideas from women that know exactly what they want and look great wearing it. Below is Part I of the Holiday Shopping Guide with direct links to the fashion and accessories that they want for Christmas. Click here for Part II. Happy shopping!
Elena Semikina, Miss Universe Canada 2010, Toronto
Elena Semikina beat out 60 of her fellow contestants to win Miss Universe Canada last year. This 6’1″ bombshell causes men to freeze, then mumble incoherently for hours on end after she’s been introduced. I’ve seen it happen. Elena is studying marketing and finance as well oratory, neuro-linguistic programming, acting and dancing. In addition to being beautiful, she’s clearly one of the most fashionable and brightest women we know. Top 5 picks: 1) Jay Godfrey Dresses, 2) Tissh by Gloria Lee Designs, 3) Miss Pasha by Cartier Timepiece, 4) Diamond Earrings by Candy Ice Jewelry, 5) (Gift For Him) Bespoke Suits and Shirts by Gian Paolo Mazzotta.
Laura-Beth Cotter, Blogger, Vancouver
We met Laura-Beth at Coco Rocha’s Strut For a Cure in 2010 where she lit up the room with her west coast beauty and elegant style. We weren’t alone. The Vancouver native was harassed by photographers the entire night and featured in the Globe and Mail. Laura Beth has her own fashion blog called Style Without Borders where she spreads her style knowledge to women the world over. Her Top 5 Picks: 1) Versace for H&M Scarf, 2) UNIF Hellraiser Flats, 3) Balenciaga Eau de Parfum, 4) J.Crew Edie Bag, 5) Dannijo Knox Necklace.
Madison Schill, Model, New York/Toronto
We fell in love with the (then) 17-year-old FORD model backstage at Toronto’s LG Fashion Week. Madison has landed her fair share of bookings during Toronto and New York Fashion Week. Her wholesome yet sultry beauty has made her a big hit in the fashion world. The young jet set model is as smoking hot as she is laid back and well spoken. Madison scored big this year making a few fashion magazine covers and is the face of the Danier X Greta Constantine Capsule Collection. As cliché as it sounds, the sky really is the limit for Madison. Top 5 Picks: 1) CHURCH’s Ketsby Stud-Embellished Ankle Boots, 2) Illume Boulangerie Jar Candle, 3) Free The Children Artisan Jewelry, 4) Prada Saffiano Framed Tote Bag, 5) Sarah’s Key Novel by Tatiana De Rosnay.
Lindsay Libman, Personal Stylist, Toronto
Lindsay and I go way back. We went to high school together and even participated in a fashion show together. Good luck finding that on YouTube. She’s just as beautiful and stylish today as she was back then. Lindsay now works as a personal men’s stylist and sales associate at Got Style Menswear located across the Thompson Hotel in Toronto. So guys, if you need someone to help you put a look together check her out. Top 5 Picks: 1) Michael Kors Rock n’ Roll Bootie, 2) Michael Kors Medium Ring Shoulder Tote, 3) J. Brand Maria Legging Jeans, 4) Frozen City Faux-Fur Vest, 5) Flowerbomb Perfume by Viktor & Rolf.
Sparks Twins, Pint-Sized Fashion Bloggers, Toronto
How cute are Brittany and Maleah Sparks? These petite twin newbies pack a ferocious fashion punch as the two dig up all the must-haves for women on www.sparkstwins.com. We love them because their style is so cool, young, and fresh. And they’re cute. Top 5 Picks: 1) Hermès Limited Edition National Ballet of Canada Scarf, 2) David Yurman 5MM Cable Classics Bracelet, 3) Return to Tiffany & Co. Business Card Case, 4) Tory Burch Andy Printed Tote Bag, 5) CHANEL Rouge Coco Lipstick in Cambon.
Glenna Weddle & Faith Orfus, Owners of RAC Boutique, Toronto
Glenna Weddle and Faith Orfus are the proprietors of RAC Boutique, one of the coolest womenswear retail stores in Toronto’s upscale Yorkville. Not only are they both gorgeous and fashion forward, they also hold exclusive Toronto rights to Vivienne Westwood and have filled their boutique with only the most cutting edge fashion and accessories. If you are looking to purchase that unique piece for someone like a Mania Mania jewellery or VPL underwear – RAC’s the place. Top 5 Picks: 1) Maison Martin Margiela Shearling-Lined Motorcycle Boot, 2) Putain Des Palaces “Etat Libre D’Orange” Perfume, 3) Mania Mania Immortals Amazonite and Bronze Pendant, 4) Marni Flip Clutch, 5) VPL Underwear.