Friday, November 30, 2012

Wow Gifts for Women

When money is no object and only the best will do. A list of gifts I know I want as will every woman on this planet.

Presenting the 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 Roadster Versace. Versace first collaborated with Lamborghini in 2006 to produce the first Murcielago LP 640s and the roadster is the improved version in 2008. You buy a lambo not coz it has a V12 engine and goes really fast but because it's flashy and the Versace edition is all that. Females will love the all white exterior with Grecian emblems, the soft nappa leather seats that have been embossed with a classic Versace design complete with a metal serial tag sewn into the fittings. No word on pricing, just know that Lamborghinis start from S$1.3 million in Singapore. Only thing is this car has no boot to put shopping bags in.

 Van Cleef & Arpels added this new Arbre aux Songes ring to their Midsummer's collection, an unusually cut, autumn colored tourmaline gemstone set amidst diamond leaves. Distinctive, rare and most importantly beautiful. Reflecting the magical backdrop of Shakespeare's Midsummer's Night Dream. For price and availability, enquire at VC&A boutique.

Celebrity jeweler Fred Leighton's Diamond Headband. Jewelers like VC&A, Harry Winston and Cartier occasionally make hair accessories. You can't wear a tiara everyday but using one of these hair clips or bands is a practical substitute that better suits our day and age. Prices range from S$30,000 for a Harry Winston hairclip to S$300,000 for the above Fred Leighton headband.

Versace may have been out of the news for a while but their 2012 S/S Atelier screams they are back in the business of high fashion. I will be hard pressed to find an occasion to wear these too, but the sculpted neon dresses with soft silhouettes and metallic 3D edgings bring it right into the future. A dress to collect if not wear. Enquire at Versace Boutique, prices starting from S$15,000.

Jewelry Armoires can double up as vanity tables as the top opens up into a mirror. Not to mention the space within to fill with your makeup/jewellery collection. A newer and cheaper design makes use of a full standing mirror that opens up with a key, a handy feature. Jewellery armoires with in-built safes are usually custom orders that start from S$20,000. Would be nice to have a pretty piece of furniture instead of just a plain cold safe.

Shoes are an obsession for women and if the masses willingly fork over a thousand dollars for a Christian Louboutin than there is no such thing as a pair of shoes too expensive or too beautiful to be purchased and worn. Having said that I included Mai Lamore's S$36,500 Rose Stilettos with a 14k gold covered heel, custom dyed silk rose petals that make up the body and semi-precious bee perched precariously on the edge. This TDF shoe may not be easily accessible but the Alexander McQueen 2011 S/S Butterfly shoe is! Available in white or gold at just S$5,000.

Gold fittings for the spa bathroom, an old-world extravagance. I can't believe how graceful these swan-shaped taps are and it is made of gold too. There are bigger fixtures similar to these for bathtubs as well. Not something you see everyday, custom order from your jeweler.

A complete nail polish collection to setup your own home spa, every girl's dream. And Tom Ford has anticipated this as he releases a 16 nail polish box set this Christmas, exclusively available as a pre-order from Neiman Marcus. Or if you like, all 39 shades of Chanel nail polish for S$1,320.

25 tins of finely blended teas from TWG for S$988. That's a 1 year supply. I've tried some of their blends before and can vouch its mostly good. You really have to try to know which is your favorite  Alternatively, Harrods and Taylors of Harrogate also carry some pretty awesome tea. Take time to savour some of the best things in life. 

I only use Guerlain's Terracotta bronzer and it is the best. Buy the entire 2012 Terracotta range of highlighting powder, rouge, bronzer, moisturizer sun block tan booster and brush for S$600. An investment in your makeup you won't regret.

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