Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: LA GARÇONNE


December is just getting started and so is the Holiday season. You know what that means right? Lots of parties and gatherings and Christmas preparations: decorating the house, planning the dinner menu and then there’s my favorite part, shopping for presents and making wish lists! If you have been reading me for a while, you already know how I do it. If this is your first year with me, here’s how it goes: I don’t make lists for the boyfriend, the girlfriend, the parents or the best friend. I focus on cliches (I’m a cliche lover and there’s nothing wrong with being one, that’s part of the irony of my work as an artist and illustrator) because everybody, no matter how hard they try to fight it, has a favorite cliche of their own.

For our first part of this gift guide, I went with the one that defines me: the francophile in me. As you already know, I am a lover of all things French and all Parisian stereotypes. So leaving the pastels and macarons aside, here are some present ideas for that sister or friend (or yourself) that has a little garçonne living inside her brain.



  1. T-shirt, Moschino
  2. Beret, Eugenia Kim
  3. Striped top, T by Alexander Wang
  4. Pointy flats, Tabitha Simmons
  5. Red dress, Alexander McQueen
  6. No. 5 Perfume, Chanel
  7. Merci thank you notes, Selfridges
  8. Paris Je t’aime cushion, Jules Pansu
  9. Oversize sunnies, Oscar de la Renta
  10. Nail polish trio, YSL La Laque Couture
  11. Pierre le Baer, Nikoki
  12. Two tone pumps, Alexandre Birman
  13. 2.55 vintage bag, Chanel

garconne steal


  1. Striped jumper, Topshop
  2. Red beret, ASOS
  3. Double-breasted coat, Zara
  4. Pink ballet flats, Repetto
  5. Red sunnies, Zara
  6. Paris perfume, YSL Beauty
  7. Red dress, DVF (The Outnet)
  8. Two tone pumps, Zara
  9. Paris Street Style book, Urban Outfitters
  10. Eiffel tower mug, Bed Bath and Beyond
  11. Red lip crayon, Tarte
  12. Nail polish trio, Essie
  13. Quilted shoulder bag, Rebecca Minkoff

Already adding items to your Christmas shopping list? I hope this helps you get some fresh and original ideas for yourself or your loved ones. I still have  a lot of gift guide cliches to show you, so keep checking back!

Have a lovely, lovely December day,


Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Images: Zara, Net-a-porter, Topshop, Polyvore, Sephora, Selfridges, Essie

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site



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One response to “Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: LA GARÇONNE

  1. Marithé

    Oh la la la garconne. J’aime Marlene Dietrich.

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