The Ultimate Holiday Edit for 2019

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Scouring the must-haves in fashion, beauty, wellness, & home decor; this Holiday Edit is laden with cult-favourites for this gift-giving & receiving season. Serotonin-induced joy hasn’t been higher. Coveted offerings for self-care, beauty with ease, & quirky home furnishings are some of the pickings curated with care. A check off your bucket list? Covered. The one that has everything? Check. Alpaca stuffies? We’ll take two. The most storied marvels are here. Nestled under the tree with ease.


FOR COZINESS

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PJ SALVAGE ‘BEARLY’ AWAKE FLANNELS SET

Roll up your sleeves & crank the fire. A cozy indoor setting with loved ones requires a warm cup of cocoa and flannel loungewear you can nestle in. A matching set for each family member? Sign us up! Flannels are the go-to option for colder weather comfort, & P.J. Salvage is the classic choice for this signature staple. The festive print finished with ice-blue trimming & “bearly awake” embroidery epitomizes holiday sleepwear. Alpine trees and snow-bears on the slopes as motif? Yes please. The roomy fit and elasticated pants insulate warmth but stay breathable. An emblem of coziness; P.J. Salvage is our answer to staying in. $108 for set. Click here for more information.

PJ SALVAGE STARS AND SKULLS BANDED PANT PJ SET

With this Skulls & Stars set from PJ Salvage, the gift-lists from your loved ones or your personal wish-list will definitely be covered for chic sleepwear. The intricate skull & star motif is the signature choice for added edge to wardrobe dressing & nightwear. The contrast drawstring is the perfect finishing touch to this rock n’ roll inspired sleepwear set. $194 for set. This set comes with the long sleeve top & pants. Shorts are not included. Click here for more information.

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RAILS KANA SWEATER

As a sophisticated, cozy embrace to playfully spirited print; Rails’ KANA Sweater with intarsia star motif will keep you looking like a Parisian muse. Noted by the company, as a sartorial sister to its best-selling Perci sweater; the style-led Jacquard pattern keeps the mock-neck garment cool yet classic. Rails is premised on modern silhouettes yet amalgamates relaxed comfort with intricate design. A cocoon-like interpretation to a glistening, star-lit nights’ sky; this piece is an astrological standout for cooler solstice dressing. Racking on our wish-lists, Rails’ KANA is the perfect accompaniment to denim & thrown over a button down for balanced appeal. $330. Click here for more information.

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WILFRED DIAMOND MOSAIC BLANKET SCARF

What do Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, & Sarah Hyland all have in common? You guessed it, the Wilfred Diamond Mosaic Blanket Scarf. From our style dossier, mastering model off-duty requires the fashion-led staple of a cushioned scarf. The burgundy hue is an autumnal & wintry option. The in-house designed style lends itself to be reversible; showcasing a dusky, navy blue on its flipped side. The signature pointed-diamond motif pattern exudes a heritage-like sensibility, & it’s textural softness blankets in feverish warmth. Comes in multiple colours. We’ll take one for us. $88. Click here for more information.


FOR GETAWAY

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AGUA BY AGUA BENDITA GERANIUM BIKINI TOP & ALICIA BOTTOMS

A hazy escape into sunshine-induced weather requires a few essentials to take you to your obligatory poolside R & R. Cult-favourite Agua by Agua Bendita’s inspired print of lush Colombian botany oozes of laureate South American sexiness. In combination with the retro-inspired sensibility is a style-led editors’ must-have as the cuts are universally flattering for all shapes. The company premises on social responsibility as they employ local artisans to create their ethereal garments. As seen on their Pre-Fall ‘19 Collection; our love affair with Agua Bendita doesn’t stop as their floral & toucan motif Veleriana Bandeau gives us feverish burn. Complete your look with bamboo or straw tote & gold accessories. Geranium Bikini Top, $130 & Alicia bottoms, $100. Click here for more information.

VITAMIN A EDIE BODYSUIT

For the sun seekers, Vitamin A has you covered for your warmth inducing days with their feminine, 70s aesthetic. Created from recycled nylon, the Edie Bodysuit is muse-worthy as the high-leg cut combined with the wide tie around back keeps this piece eco-chic. Universally flattering, this swimsuit will contour to your silhouette yet provide coverage. Undress Your Style is crushing on ‘Papavero’ neon-orange; as it captures streamlined sexiness & bonafide retro DNA. The sumptuous attention to detail heightens the garment to modernity. Vitamin A premises on sustainability yet sartorially nods to vintage-inspired styles & beach-hazed effortlessness. As an added bonus, a portion of proceeds supports oceanic protective efforts. We picked ours up earlier this summer at an Undress Your Style favourite, Fossellos. Perfect for gift-giving or for your wish-list. $170. Click here for more information.


FOR GLISTENING

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RANJANA KHAN BEAD-EMBELLISHED STRAWBERRY STUD EARRINGS

A joyful sensibility, Ranjana Khan’s strawberry studs are a delicious interpretation to the real thing – complete with intricate embellishment. Chicest way of getting our intake of 5-a-day? Absolutely. Appeasing our appetites for a fruity embrace, these earrings would be the perfect accompaniment to a strapless cocktail dress or breezy vintage-inspired midi-length. An unapologetic nod to femininity; the mixed media is fresh, & timeless. $82 for pair. Click here for more information.

MELANIE AULD YOU + ME NECKLACE

Inspired through the permanence of storytelling; Melanie Auld’s delicate, detailed-orientated craftsmanship in combination with their impetus to create beautified adornment philosophizes the brand as an extension of the soul. Melanie Auld’s gorgeous interpretation of the pendant necklace is re-imagined into an upwards, rectangular shape. Not limited to lovers; the You + Me necklace can be personalized to commemorate a celebration, a friendship, or singularly as your own with your initials. Or, simply leave bare. Iridescent, the glistening nature of the necklace would contrast a cushioning throw-over sweater or to equally enhance ones skin tone for balmy, summery nights. Layer this necklace with alternating lengths and differing pendants. Seal it up and get it engraved just in time for the holidays. $165. Click here for more information.

LOEFFLER RANDAL ZADIE FEATHER ROUND BAG

The hotly-coveted Zadie bag is definitely on our nice list. As a cult favourite this year, Loeffler Randal’s interpretation of the party-ready bag was left on our radars all season. The dusky-pink is a style-led hue. The circular shape lends itself to be a perfect alternative to the eponymous rectangular or box clutch. As a contrast, the Zadie can add weight to a summery ensemble & lightness to a wintry look. Perfection completed. Heightening glamour to further sartorial levels; in addition to pink the Zadie comes in black, mint green, and cream. A celebration of femininity with a vintage nod. $300 – $450. Click here for the pink & here for its additional colour-ways.

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LEAH ALEXANDRA STACKING RING

Bands of adornment; these Leah Alexandra staples can stack as a collective in unison or to be a foundation for further, intricately designed rings. Guided by nature, the locally built business from Vancouver has amassed a legion of following as fans have fallen for Leah Alexandra’s premise on beautifully handmade pieces & precision on detail. A dainty piece; it’s feminine allure lends itself to be adaptable for the edgy modernist. The polished gold adds a glistening, sartorial style-led touch. Leah Alexandra’s Stacking Rings are a timeless, signature essential you’ll need to add to your holiday wish-lists. $48 each. Click here for more information.


FOR WELLNESS

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SCANDINAVE SPA

A wintry après ski snowed-in surrounding calls for rejuvenation in the peaceful haven of Scandinave Spa. Located in the lush alpine forests in Whistler, Canada; Scandinave Spa premises on traditional methods of Hydrotherapy to ensure complete wellness & revitalized strength. Consistently regarded as the top Ski Resort in North America, their open-air hot & cool tempered pools combined with indulgent massages makes Scandinave masters in the art of luxurious escape.

Energizing, the cinematic yet quaint therapeutic refuge will immerse your core & soul in its bountiful surroundings. Scandinave is stretched across 4 locations which includes Mont-Tremblant, Blue Mountain, & Vieux Montréal. Detached from the tensions of routine; Scandinave is the ultimate gift in tranquility. Click here for more information.

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SLIP EYE MASKS

As a beauty ally – SLIP eye masks are the ultimate silky staple for self-care. Celebrity-backed with no shortages of accolades; a restful yet chic sleep is ensured with SLIP. Anti-bed head and laden with comfort, the attached elasticated strap stays secured all night long. SLIP’s gold-foil embroidered eye mask is a favourite, as the contrasting smooth burgundy background epitomizes holiday warmth and glistening luxury. Stock up as the plush masks are available in a multitude of colours.

Good for your skin? Absolutely. The mask is free from toxic dyes and its fibers will enable you to retain your skin’s natural moisture. A blissful, dreamy sleep? Guaranteed. $66 each. Click here for more information.


FOR BEAUTY

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BELLA & WREN DESIGN HAIR CLIPS

A 90s inspired vintage nod to glamour; these stackable clips would add a feminine punctuation to your wardrobes. As a coveted accessory, these faux-pearl and resin top over-sized fasteners are the perfect accent to embrace throwback fashion. A statement making yet delicate stable; Bella & Wren offers an array of styles from intricate shapes to colourful resins. The pearled style is a personal favourite. The gold & silver-toned backing adds iridescence and sparkle. $14 – $19 each. Click here for more information.

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY PILLOW TALK MAKEUP SECRETS MAKEUP KIT

As the originator of the ‘swish & pop’, makeup icon Charlotte Tilbury’s namesake collection has us dialing up to the transformative line. Designed to lend itself from ‘desk to dusk’; her makeup kits can take us from our 9-to-5 to party-ready. Easy application, the products are luxurious and leave you It-Girl ready. Everyday glamour achieved; her recent eye palette kit ‘Pillow Talk’ – based off her signature lip liner – has us wanting more. The soft nudes, delicate brown, & dusky pink are ultra-feminine yet modern. Achieve her eponymous, beautifying supermodel look with ease.

Loving her Pillow Talk Lipstick? Perfect as a present with CT’s The Gift of Pillow Talk Lips, $40. Comes with a free, mini lip liner. For set with lip liner, lipstick, eye palette, & blush – $166. For complete look including complementary makeup bag, mascara, lip lustre, & eyeliner – $265.

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GLOSSIER CULT-FAVOURITES

The brand that is the definitive beauty mainstay. Glossier has markedly transformed and redefined our beauty closets from the lip Balm Dotcom that adds punctuation to the moisturizing, cleansing facial care that retains hydration; such as their dewy-inducing Milky Jelly Cleanser. The paradigm-shifting, cruelty-free brand focuses on beauty that is effortless yet effective; for instance, their signature pomade Boy Brow won’t budge or flake. Fluffy, vintage-inspired brows? Yes please. A natural flush that is likened to one’s skin is achieved with their dreamy, ethereal Cloud Paint. Buildable to your desire. On our bffs & personal wish-lists; Glossier is the ultimate go-to as perfecting staples to shield winter’s frost or polishing holiday party-ready.

Braving against natural elements or the daily 9-5; Glossier can make it easier as they’re laden with heavy-duty beauty ally ingredients. Definitely a Generation (of) G. Always. Products mentioned: Balm Dotcom, $20; Milky Jelly Cleanser, $15; Boy Brow, $26; Cloud Paint, $30. Click here for more information.


FOR HOME

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LATIERRA PLUSH ALPACA STUFFY

The most adorable gift, stuffed. Found at an Undress Your Style recent feature Sway and Cake; created from the company Latierra, these quirky, mini alpacas are a warm, sweet stuffy to hold. Works for extra coziness as a focal point on a festive mantel. The handmade four hoof figures are made sustainably & utilize ethical practices. Definitely for kids & adults alike. Hypoallergenic, the silky smooth cuties come in multiple hues. This is a run don’t walk moment. Order yours for gift-giving just in time for nestling it under the tree. $100-$130 each. Click here for more information.

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SALT FAT ACID HEAT by SAMIN NOSRAT

As the host of the food travelogue guided by insatiable taste buds; Samin Nosrat is appeasing our appetites with her beautiful cookbook, breaking down good cooking to the basics with mastering the elements that electrify our taste sensations. A series of artisanal infographics; this book would induce serotonin as it evokes the joyful spirit of cooking in combination with gastronomic technique. Laden with lively charm & narration; Samin Nosrat is the ultimate teacher of delicious cooking through understanding Salt Fat Acid Heat. Click here for more information.

KINDMADE GOODS – THE KEY KOZY

For this holiday season, Undress Your Style has collaborated with our favourite artisans such as Kindmade Goods to get you in the spirit of giving. As a gift of luxurious minimalism, Kindmade’s Key Kozy boosts serious accolades in function; matching its craftsmanlike visual appeal. Kindmade’s founder Dominic Guieb was gracious to offer a few words of their gorgeous Key Kozy:

“Say hello to the Key Kozy! A purpose driven design to do one thing…keep your keys kozy. Because there are only so many things that get ruined by our keys: phone screens, pants, and the preservation of silence from jingling keys that we hold most dear. Joy is in the little things.”

Inspired by Japanese philosophical design; the hand made cushioning is attended to utmost attention to detail and care, with an impetus driven by perfection. A tangible blanket for your key? Yes please. Love the Key Kozy? Undress Your Style warmly embraces Kindmade’s Triangle Pouch as well. Kindmade offers personalization on all their products. Be sure to get yours initialized. Turning an extraordinary product of purpose into your personal keepsake. Kindmade Key Kozy, $40. Click here for more information.

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FACE PAINT: THE STORY OF MAKEUP by LISA ELDRIDGE

The ultimate beauty book – Face Paint is the ally & confidante to uncovering the history of makeup. A recollection of the past; Lisa Eldridge premises that understanding the history of women and ancient social practices begins with a collective unifier – Face Paint. Lisa Eldridge is a world-renowned masterful makeup artist & industry expert. Makeup lends and goes through cycles of birth & recalibration – yet, it is always the prism in which we can glimpse & understand the history of our ancestors. The beautified book consists of stunningly, eye-catching photography perfect for gift-giving for your glamour-muse loved ones. Click here for more information.


HOLIDAY WORTHY WITH EASE

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MINE & YOURS GIFT CARD

Likened to a wardrobe laden with one of a kind pieces that evoke feminine glamorous allure; Mine & Yours is the ultimate destination for runway ready-to-wear at a comparative fraction price. Located on Howe in bustling district of downtown Vancouver; Mine & Yours is a luxury resale boutique premised on sustainability. Investing in the resale market is an eco-friendly method of staying kind to our environment. Trimmed with accents of glistening flare, Mine & Yours’ intimate setting is one of a kind as its welcoming & will adapt to your style needs from all backgrounds from the newly minted intern to the high-powered executive.

All the beautified items are curated and merchandised with an editor’s discernment, perfection is certainly achieved. Wanting that coveted quilted Chanel Classic Flap bag? In need of a plush Moncler coat to shield off winter’s chill? Whether you’re a high-voltage maximalist or love streamlined sophistication you’re definitely covered. Your loved ones will surely love it too once it’s on your radar. A Mine & Yours gift-card is a must-have holiday gifting option. Giving the gift of sustainability done with ease. Click here for more information. Be sure to attend our Holiday Market from December 13-15th! We’ll be sharing festive cheer, a glass of bubbly, and a chic shopping experience with our favourite local vendors.

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