Christmas Is Coming

Christmas Is Coming

There’s no denying it, Christmas is well and truly on its way. We’re celebrating both the festive calm and the festive chaos because what’s December without a bit of ‘me’ time and a bit of mayhem?

To help us get in the spirit, we asked two lifestyle blogger-photographers to choose the pieces they’d love to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Here’s hoping Mr Claus is listening…

Natasha of Candy Pop makes her case for enjoying a little bit of calm over Christmas:

“I share simple and easy ways to calm and inspire my readers because I have a passion for all things harmonious and serene. The soft grey tweeds, pale cashmere jumpers, fur trims and hints of gold are the perfect classic pieces to stand the test of time. During the festive chaos, I enjoy finding a bit of peace and tranquillity with muted tones, twinkly fairy lights, greenery and candles. The calmness helps me to relax and unwind during one of my favourite holidays.”

 

The Boden 2016 Christmas: All is Calm. All is Bright. Natasha from Candy Pop blog and photographer and filmmaker Xanthe Berkely pick out their favourite Boden pieces that encapsulate all that is calm and bright. Cashmere, tweed, fur trims, hints of gold, and pops of colour are just some of their favourites this year.

“I’ll be giving my sofa a Christmas makeover with Boden’s festive cushions. My wardrobe will also get a seasonal boost in the form of a Christmas Breton (the snowflake version is my favourite) and a pair of leopard-print heels – a statement print is always welcome during party season.”

 

The Boden 2016 Christmas: All is Calm. All is Bright. Natasha from Candy Pop blog and photographer and filmmaker Xanthe Berkely pick out their favourite Boden pieces that encapsulate all that is calm and bright. Cashmere, tweed, fur trims, hints of gold, and pops of colour are just some of their favourites this year.

“Practical presents are always a good idea. I know lots of little girls who would be thrilled to receive a cosy reindeer cardigan, glittery pink boots and a super-cute pom-pom hat.”

 

The Boden 2016 Christmas: All is Calm. All is Bright. Natasha from Candy Pop blog and photographer and filmmaker Xanthe Berkely pick out their favourite Boden pieces that encapsulate all that is calm and bright. Cashmere, tweed, fur trims, hints of gold, and pops of colour are just some of their favourites this year.

“A sweater strewn with gold spots and matching gold flats will be my go-to ‘minimum effort, maximum results’ outfit of choice for the whole of December.”

 

The Boden 2016 Christmas: All is Calm. All is Bright. Natasha from Candy Pop blog and photographer and filmmaker Xanthe Berkely pick out their favourite Boden pieces that encapsulate all that is calm and bright. Cashmere, tweed, fur trims, hints of gold, and pops of colour are just some of their favourites this year.

“Christmas in a nutshell? You’re looking at it. A spotty mug filled with spicy tea, a scented candle infusing the air and me wrapping up these sweet little booties.”

Flying the flag for all things bright is Xanthe Berkeley, photographer and film maker:

“I love filling my camera frame with colour, movement and things that make me smile, and I also love making Christmas colourful by decorating the tree and our home as vibrantly as possible. I think that’s why I love the striped sweater so much!

“The seasonal Bretons also stole my heart – I’m thinking baubles for Christmas Eve and pom poms for Boxing Day. Christmas Day is all about dressing up in a special dress. The floral kimono dress with its pops of red make it so festive, especially when paired with red velvet shoes. Here’s to a very colourful Christmas.”

 

The Boden 2016 Christmas: All is Calm. All is Bright. Natasha from Candy Pop blog and photographer and filmmaker Xanthe Berkely pick out their favourite Boden pieces that encapsulate all that is calm and bright. Cashmere, tweed, fur trims, hints of gold, and pops of colour are just some of their favourites this year. Xanthe Berkely picks her favourite party dress - the floral, kimono inspired Robyn Dress

“Hello party dress! In a sea of seasonal black, I’ll stand out for all the right reasons in the elegant-with-a-twist floral Robyn dress.”

 

The Boden 2016 Christmas: All is Calm. All is Bright. Natasha from Candy Pop blog and photographer and filmmaker Xanthe Berkely pick out their favourite Boden pieces that encapsulate all that is calm and bright. Cashmere, tweed, fur trims, hints of gold, and pops of colour are just some of their favourites this year. Xanthe Berkely picks her favourite Christmas Breton with embroidered pom poms

“Pom poms AND stripes! What’s not to love about a Christmas Breton?”

 

The Boden 2016 Christmas: All is Calm. All is Bright. Natasha from Candy Pop blog and photographer and filmmaker Xanthe Berkely pick out their favourite Boden pieces that encapsulate all that is calm and bright. Cashmere, tweed, fur trims, hints of gold, and pops of colour are just some of their favourites this year. Xanthe Berkeley picks out her favourite Christmas tote bag - the Luxe Leather Shopper in prussian blue and a Christmas essential - a cosy highlands blanket in red and ivory stripe

“Bold, bright and beautiful, this is the ultimate head-turning shopper. The cosy striped blanket will also come in handy when I’m snuggled up on the sofa watching Christmas movies.”

 

The Boden 2016 Christmas: All is Calm. All is Bright. Natasha from Candy Pop blog and photographer and filmmaker Xanthe Berkely pick out their favourite Boden pieces that encapsulate all that is calm and bright. Cashmere, tweed, fur trims, hints of gold, and pops of colour are just some of their favourites this year. Xanthe Berkeley picks out the shoes she has her eyes on this season - red velvet, sparkly slippers, emerald suede, slip on trainers and flat points!

“Have shoes, will party. Is there anything more festive than a pair of red velvet Mary Janes? Trouble is, there’s so many other pairs I have my eye on… the sparkly slippers, the red and emerald suede wave courts, the slip-on trainer AND the Cleo flat points!”

 

Feeling inspired? Head to our dedicated Christmas shop to peruse all the lovely items we’ve created just for you (and your loved ones).  You could say we’ve got Christmas all wrapped up!

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