A Fashionista’s Christmas Tree

December 5, 2007 - Leave a Response

My boyfriend and I are spending our first Christmas together. In many ways, this is a big deal for me. I don’t have a nice Christmas memories of my own, for a lot of different reasons.

Christmas has always been a huge fighting issue in my family. My boyfriend, on the other hand, couldn’t care less about celebrations. After years of spending Christmas alone and spending them working, he’s ambivalent about it.

This year, we’re trying to start a tradition of our own. Starting with getting ourselves a small Christmas tree to decorate together. So while he’s away on work trip this past few weeks, I’ve been spending some of my scarce free time window shopping for trees.

What I really want is the Wilhemina’s White Christmas tree as shown in the Ugly Betty’s Fake White Snow.

Wilhemina's Xmas Tree

The white Christmas tree itself is not what I’m focusing on…it’s the trimmings.

What better way to reflect your fashionista tendency then trimming your trees with fashion-ist trimmings?

Susan of it’s all about the details mentioned in the comment section that she got hers from Target. I’ll have to go to Target tomorrow and see if the one in Queen St Mall have it.

If you don’t have a Target store nearby, and still want the look…don’t fret! I’ve found another way to replicate the tree. It won’t look exactly the same but it will have the same feel (hopefully!).

Take a look at this Cards and Crafts catalog, on Fashion& Shoe Charms. Don’t they already give you ideas? If you can’t find a fashion specific Christmas trimmings, use charms!

Red Rhinestone Fashion Charm accessories Pink Cowboy Boots CharmLarge Sparkly Rhinestone Strappy Shoe Charm


And I just love this crown charms!

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I’m not sure if my man will be too happy about having a femininely decorated Christmas tree though. So I’ll have to get a few of those manly decorations too. Sports charms, cars, naughty babes and all that jazz.

balls vegascards

The prices for Cards and Crafts products are quoted in Euro. For some of us, that might be a bit pricey. Besides, they are really small, measuring at 21-24mm and 12-23mm.

Alternatively, you can head to your nearest craft store, scrapbook store and costume jewellery store to find substitutes for this products.

You get the idea now? Even if you’re not into fashion…let’s say you’re a sports kind of person. Same thing: head to your nearest craft and scrapbook stores. There are lots of materials you can peruse to decorate Christmas tree, even if they were not meant to be Christmas tree trimmings. Hey, it’s your tree–make it truly yours!

Just don’t forget your usual Christmas baubles though. A tree isn’t a Christmas tree without some Christmas symbolism trimmings on it. While you’re trying to assert your individuality into your tree, remember what Christmas are really about and pay due homage to what is. 🙂


I Heart…Juicy Couture Bags

December 5, 2007 - Leave a Response

Forgive me my pink love. I’m one of those sick weirdos who swoons at pink stuffs, even though I’m not necessarily girly. I just think pink is one of the better pastel shades…and my favourite colour is red!

So for this blog’s virgin entry…

Juicy Couture Website Screenshot

Any surprise that Juicy Couture is one of my favourite brand to stalk? A majority of their products are in pink or red shades. Just look at the website!

What ultimately sold me was really their logo:

Juicy Couture Logo

I’m in love with crest-and-coat-of-arms style logos. Don’t ask me why, I’m not sure myself. I’m also enamoured with my boyfriend’s back…he has his family crest and coat of arms tattoed on his entire back. There are other things on his backside that I’m enamoured with too but that is a different story.

Looking through their handbag collection makes me go into a deep, depression mode. This is one of the times I wish I have loads of cash to blow. 😛

Velour Bowler Bag



This Velour Bowler bag, at $165. I already have a bowler bag in soft blue, not from Juicy Couture though. Perfect for some casual but posh outfit.



Baby Fluffy Patent Leather Hobo Baby Fluffy Patent Leather Hobo, at $295. This one would be great for a all-black ensemble. The contrast would be good. Or bring it to work, in your working clothes! 😀



Baby Scottie Leather Satchel



Baby Scottie Leather Satchel, $275. Good casual wear dates! I’d even tot this for everyday window shopping trip.




Baby Fluffy Velour Bag Baby Fluffy Velour Bag in grafitti

I’d be happy to have both of this for anything and everyday use! Baby Fluffy Velour Bag (left) and Baby Fluffy Velour bag in grafitti (right), both for $180.