It sounds unreal that Christmas is literally just weeks away from us, where has the year gone? At this time of the year what is undoubtedly at the top of our minds is what gifts we are getting for who and from where. The streets are packed with eager shoppers excited to show love again this season and wanting to get it right for their loved ones. I was honoured to be part of the ‘art of gifting’ event hosted by Monsoon at Quill London a few days back and the entire experience just made me realise how important it is to sometimes take a step back and be more thoughtful and creative about gifting. Normally I just find a gift, shove it in box, wrap it up and post it off or whatever and I’m glad to get it out of the way but today all that is all about to change.
I arrived at Quill at about 7:09pm to meet all the beautiful smiling faces, yummy canapés, Prosecco and the cosiest room full of gifting inspirations from wrapping papers to dip pens and ink, yes you heard me right, dip pens and ink. These by the way are intended for you to create your own personalised messages for your gifts to your loved ones. It doesn’t get more fancy, personal and thoughtful than this guys. It turns out we were going to be having a tutorial on how to do calligraphy which means we would be learning to write out letters and words in this very fancy sort of font so we could use this in writing out personalised messages on gifts and making gift tags.
One of the highlights of the night was that we got to choose our own gifts from a host of items in a gifting station and these would be put in a box that is personalised for us by an artist on site. We will then finish this off by creating our own gift tags with a name of our choice in the fancy font. By far the coolest thing I have ever done.
By the way I chose this embellished Velvet fringe scarf because it just screams class and I just see it working so well with most things in my wardrobe especially this party season. Besides I always love a good and unique scarf and this is definitely the sassiest scarf I now own.
In another news guys, can we just take a minute and appreciate how bougie I look in this amazing gold jacquard blazer, frill shirt and jacquard pants all from Monsoon. I chose this outfit because I guess I love borrowing from the boys besides a mansy tailoring is this season’s key trend. I finished off softly with a strappy sandals for a touch of femininity and I must say, what a night I had in these lot. Extremely comfortable, practical and yet super fun.