I've taken three weeks off over Christmas - I am so excited about my time off. I've been so busy this year. I've attended a lot of events and worked with so many amazing people and brands. A few highlights have been London Fashion Week in February, Sydney Fashion Week in April, my Europe Adventure, all my lovely clients and various collaborations on Fashion Blender - there are too many of these to count! I developed a little obsession with Etsy in 2015 and I connected with some fabulous friends on Instagram. Instagram has been a source of inspiration, new friends and many collaborations for me. I am sure my 2016 will be even bigger and better than 2015. I have a few plans. A holiday. Tokyo Fashion Week and Sydney Fashion Week too once again. I am looking forward to 2016.
I love giving gifts - I think I get a little kick out of working out the perfect gift for people I care about. My husband gets a few, because I can never settle on just one thing for him. This past year has been so crazy that I have actually done what I hardly ever do - and left a few gifts until the last minute. I often start buying gifts early, no matter the occasion. I use the internet to research the best price for things I have in mind. When you find something online, as you know, a little forward thinking is needed because you have to factor in delivery time.
A lot of bricks and mortar stores now have online shops too; which is very helpful for me as I am always busy. I recently went gift shopping on Michael Hill's Online Shop because I wanted to give the gift of real jewellery without spending too much. Costume jewellery is great, however there is nothing nicer that receiving silver or gold during the Christmas period. I also even had budget to spare so I ended up getting myself a few pieces - you can see these below. What could be better than opening a few little jewellery boxes yourself on Christmas Day?