Your Hero Holiday Gift is on

by Tamu McPherson

This holiday season, I’ve partnered with to interpret one of my favorite gift items ever. Yes, you know me too well: the hero shoe – what else?

Prada (no surprise here, Miuccia is a genius) brought home the gold with this season’s dream-come-true feather adorned sandal. These beauties deserve their own dedicated fairytale. You know, where girl meets her destiny shoe and they skip happily ever after down a rainbow-striped road flanked by adoring unicorns. Hey, hey, it’s the holidays and wishes come true (especially when nestled in a Prada box).

So, it’s such a lovely coincidence that Matches asked me to style my hero gift with other winners from their site. Last month, when I brought PJ to London for his school holiday, I stopped by the Matches boutique in Marylebone after having lunch at Opso with my friend Racil Chalhoub (you must discover her Matches exclusive collection, it’s chicissima).

While browsing the shop with Racil and discussing who excites us in fashion at the moment, I came across the Wanda Nylon trench coat that I styled with my new Prada besties. Ok, leave some comments for me below regarding how fantastically gorgeously it is? It’s been on my wish list since that very day.

I must admit, I wanted to style it over a set of super-luxe bloomers and a matching bralet, but you know I only show skin when I’m on the beach (for now at least… but 2018 will be a whole new year). So I opted for a sleek, cool-girl staple slip dress by Raey in this rich burgundy. I have a never-ending love affair with burgundies come autumn and winter; they look good on the skin and warm the soul. Cheers to that! Plus, slip dresses are super versatile and so great for layering.

To accessorize the look, I went for dream jewelry. Ellery’s chandelier earrings remind me of the iconic Pistillino wall lamp, one of my all time favorites. And you can never go wrong with a chic timeless piece from French jewelry designer Charlotte Chesnais.

So, ladies and gents: who’s going to be your hero this holiday season? Head over to the gift guide and pick your winner!

  • your holiday gift
    Prada Feather-embellished satin sandals

Seasons greetings pretty birds! Xo, Tamu

Photos by Sandra Semburg

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