Gift guide--silk

Nature’s Gifts

This holiday season, find your way back to the basics as you pamper yourself and your loved ones with the nurturing gift of nature’s bounty

Need last-minute holiday gift ideas? We made a list of ten unique finds for every person on your list. These items are inspired by stunning, gliding properties and luxuries feel of silk–material regarded as the top choice for women of noble status from ancient Chinese Imperial court to today’s Royal British Palace.

Index Palmarum scarf 90, Hermes

index-palmarum-scarf-90 Hermes
Index Palmarum Scarf 90, Hermes.

This 100% silk (twill) scarf with hand-rolled by French craftsmen edges is the first scarf renowned illustrator Katie Scott designed for Hermés. In her work, Scott often plays with the ideas of scientific uncertainty and speculation. Index Palmarum scarf 90 is inspired by the pages of the Historia Naturalis Palmarum, a XIX-century treatise on palms–one of the oldest plants on earth–by the German botanist and explorer Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. 

 

Patterned Silk Turban, Violet & Wren

Patterned Silk Turban Violet & Wren
Patterned Silk Turban, Violet & Wren.

This lovingly designed and hand-painted (no two turbans are alike) statement piece is made of silk charmeuse–the finest quality of silk.

With an elasticated band at the back and delicate gathers over the head, the turban was created to protect your hair whilst you sleep, naturally boost your hair’s shine, and for the ultimate comfort of your daily make-up application. 

 

Silk Taffeta Opera Coat, Carolina Herrera

Silk Taffeta Bell-Sleeve Opera Coat, Carolina Herrera
Silk Taffeta Bell-Sleeve Opera Coat, Carolina Herrera.

The stunning knee length opera coat has banded collar, covered button front, long sleeves, and gorgeous playful bell cuffs.

The trapeze silhouette is universally flattering. Carolina Herrera has been hailed as “Fashion’s First Lady” and you can see why Jacqueline Onassis and Laura Bush were so fond of Herrera’s designs.

 

 

 

Paneled ribbed silk sweater, Bottega Veneta

Paneled ribbed silk sweater, Bottega Veneta.
Paneled ribbed silk sweater, Bottega Veneta.

A ribbed bodice visually elongates and warm amber is a great colour choice to brighten up complexion. This 100% silk, Italy-made sweater is part of Daniel Lee’s debut Pre-Fall ’19 collection for Bottega Veneta.

The 33-year-old British designer worked at Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Donna Karan before joining Bottega Veneta as its Creative Director

 

 

Vernissage by Ilenia Corti, The Dream Necklace

Vernissage by Ilenia Corti THE DREAM NECKLACE
Vernissage by Ilenia Corti, The Dream Necklace.

Add a subtle hint of tropical adventure to your daily wardrobe (or to the wardrobe of any fashionista on your list) with this Henri Rousseau-inspired necklace. Henri Rousseau was a self-taught French post-impressionist painter, loyal to Naïve art and Primitivism in his work. This necklace is a part of Vernissage’s new collection and is handmade in Italy. The 925 silver necklace is adorned with precious multi-colored stones, enamels and a silk ribbon. 

 

The Glitter Label Silk Kit, Hill House

The Glitter Label Kit
The Glitter Label Kit, Hill House.

Give a gift of luxurious night’s rest with this chic, 1920s inspired, silk slip dress, silk hair bow and matching silk pillowcase set. The silk pillowcase is made from 22mm mulberry silk and features a subtle zipper closure to keep your pillow from escaping, while protecting one’s hair against breakage and frizz.

 

Gingerlily Bedding: Silk Solid Collection

Silk Solid Collection, Gingerlily
Silk Solid Collection, Gingerlily.

Because of the natural proteins in the silk, sleeping on this luxurious silk bedding helps retain one’s  skin and hair’s moisture. Naturally temperature-regulating and hypoallergenic, silk is gentle on hair and skin. 

Gingerlily bedding is crafted in premium long strand ‘A’ grade mulberry silk to elevate one’s sleep experience and makes a perfect gift. 

 

Handpainted Bird Silk Pillows, Scully & Scully

Silk Pillows, Scully & Scully
Hand-painted Bird Silk Pillows, Scully & Scully.

This hand-painted pillow of pure handwoven silk makes a perfect gift for someone who cherishes aesthetic values of artisanal work. The silk pillows have zippered covers for easy dry cleaning or hand washing.

 

 

New Mamluk-Style Green and Pink Sari Silk Rug

New Mamluk-Style Green and Pink Sari Silk Rug
New Mamluk-Style Green and Pink Sari Silk Rug.

This geometric floral rug design (Rug & Kilim) was inspired by antique patterns of Mamluk–a Turkish dynasty which rose to power in Egypt,  Levant, Iraq, India and ruled from 1206 to 1290.

Mamluk rugs were known for their fine weaving and grand, ornate medallions.

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