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Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Gift Gide: OLD HOLLYWOOD DIVA

old hollywood

It’s Sunday and Milan has never felt colder for me (I’ve been living here for four years). Then I think about my beloved Mexico, my little piece of paradise called Acapulco and I die a little inside (30º and Summer sun, 365 days a year). I’m not saying that I hate Winter in Europe, I’d like it better if I were inside a mountain chalet, wrapped up in a furry blanket, sipping hot chocolate (ok, maybe a White Russian to get the heat going). Holiday season really makes me homesick. Anyway, back to what concers us today. This is the sixth and probably last post from our X’mas Shopping Guide (I’m not sure if I should do a couple more, let me know if you’d like me to).

I’ve been wanting to do the classic Audrey Hepburn illustration for so long, and I finally found the perfect excuse: the gift guide for the Old Hollywood Diva. We all have that certain friend that dresses like she just got out of a Fellini movie. We all have that friend that has watched every single Audrey Hepburn movie more times than we’ve watched Sex & the City re-runs. We all have that friend that still prefers a good old Hollywood romance, than that Twilight crap playing in your nearest multi-plex. If you do have a friend like this, her it is, the gift guide for the Old Hollywood Diva. Enjoy!

audrey splurge

  1. Bow swimsuit, Miu Miu
  2. Oversize sunglasses, The Row
  3. Perles de Lalique perfume, Lalique
  4. Pearl & Onyx earrings, Scully & Scully
  5. Sailor jumper, Joseph
  6. Red & black ballet flats, Repetto
  7. Pearl embellished dress, Moschino
  8. Pink scarf, Agent Provocateur
  9. 2Jours bag, Fendi
  10. Embellished bracelet, Miu Miu
  11. Bow necklace, Miu Miu
  12. Two-tone heels, Jason Wu

audrey steal

  1. Pearl embellished jumper, Romwe
  2. Dreamer eye-mask, Urban Outfitters
  3. Pink clutch, Prada
  4. Andy warhol nail polish, Nars
  5. Pearl statement necklace, Ann Taylor
  6. Just Being Audrey book, Margaret Cardillo
  7. Oversize sunglasses, Asos
  8. Bejeweled flats, Aldo
  9. Black fitted dress, Topshop
  10. Miss Dior perfume, Dior
  11. Caviar & oyster makeup set, Bobbi Brown
  12. Ankle-strap heels, Zara

I hope you are having a relaxing and beautiful Sunday! X’mas is just a week away. Aren’t we excited?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Zara, My Theresa, Selfridges, Polyvore, Topshop, Net-a-porter

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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Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Shopping Guide: THE COUNTRY KID

country kid cover

Happy Wednesday, my sweet readers! I’m back with the third part of our Christmas Gift Guide. So far, I’ve given you ideas for the flower lover and for the french obsessed. Today it’s all about the country girl. No, you don’t have to be a Miranda Lambert to love this style. No, you don’t have to wear cowboy boots and bustier to school. No, you don’t have to watch Bonanza reruns (leave that to me) while lusting after “Little Joe” Cartwright (I’ve always been an odd kid, I liked Adam better). The country gal is much more than that. So if you have a friend who enjoys weekends in the country, wrapped in a heavy-knit shawl… If you have a sister who has more fringed boots than a Minnetonka storage facility… If your colleague enjoys musky scents, fireplaces, hot cups of tea and broderie anglaise, you’ve come to the right place. So if you have to buy a gift for a very stylish country beauty, this is the list your are going to want to read!

splurge country

  1. Nail polish selection (Minx, Mink Brulee, Naked, Tom Ford
  2. Deer necklace, Boticca
  3. PS1 satchel, Proenza Schouler
  4. Suede fedora, Eugenia Kim
  5. Cream lace dress, Malene Birger
  6. Cable-knit sweater, Isabel Marant
  7. Bella Bellissima parfum, Arabian Rose Essence
  8. Leather cuff, Givenchy
  9. Arty ring, YSL
  10. Ankle boots, Rag & Bone
  11. Floral cushion, Liberty London
  12. Platform slingbacks, Chloé

country steal

  1. Hat, San Diego Hat Company
  2. Nail polish selection (), Essie
  3. Country wooden box, Urban Outfitters
  4. Daisy perfume, Marc Jacobs
  5. Cream dress, Topshop
  6. Heavy-knit cardigan, Topshop
  7. Tan messenger bag, Zara
  8. Fringe booties, Zara
  9. Cookbook bath set, Philosophy
  10. Deer ring, Wildfox
  11. Platform heels, Topshop

Three down, a bunch more to go! X’mas is two weeks away! How’s that shopping list going?

Sweet kisses from a cold (and cruel) Milan…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

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