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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: BUNNY

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December is flying by! Only less than ten days till Christmas and if you are still behind with your gift shopping list, it’s time to get moving! This is the fourth part from our annual gift guide and it’s a darn cut one! I’ve always had a little obsession with bunny slippers, always wanted them, never have been able to find them. This year, i wanted to make a gift idea post for all of those bunny lovers out there. It’s all about the furry garments, the fuzzy slippers, sweet perfume and some pretty, pretty, powdery shades. Are you ready?

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SPLURGE

  1. Rabbit gloves, Eugenia Kim
  2. Bunny ears ring, Natasha Zinko
  3. Bunny jumper, Markus Lupfer
  4. Rabbit hat, Maison Michel
  5. Turtleneck sweater, Matthew Williamson
  6. Flowerbomb Fairy perfume, Viktor & Rolf
  7. Plush bunny, Jellycat
  8. Nail polish trio, Tom Ford
  9. Pink evening dress, Lela Rose
  10. Pom pom flats, Nina Ricci
  11. Pom pom heels, Jimmy Choo
  12. Love pillow, Calypso St. Barth
  13. Shoulder bag, Saint Laurent Paris

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STEAL

  1. Bunny jumper, Topshop
  2. Beanie, Oysho
  3. Rabbit sweatshirt, Topshop
  4. Violetta iPhone case, Moschino
  5. Suede flats, Zara
  6. Champagne cocktail dress, Topshop
  7. My Little Chloe perfume, Chloe
  8. Nail polish set, Essie
  9. Ankle-strap heels, Zara
  10. Rabbit moleskin journal, Etsy
  11. Vanity bag, Oysho
  12. Bunny mug, Amazon
  13. Pink shoulder bag, Kate Spade

And that’s it for our bunny guide! I hope you could get some great ideas for your loved ones and we still have time for a couple of more! Stay tuned!

Christmas Eve -7!

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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: HOT LIPS

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It’s the thrid post from our Xmas Gift Guide and today it’s all about fun and color. Need a gift for that sassy firnd of yours? For the lipstick lover? For the fuchsia junkie? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The hot lips chick is all about the brights, the colorful metallics, bubbly vibes and berry lips. I have put together two selections, the splurge and the steal, so you’ll find something for everyone here! Let’s start!

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SPLURGE

  1. Jumper, Stella McCartney
  2. Scarf, DVF
  3. Sweatshirt, Stella McCartney
  4. Lilac loafers, Del Toro
  5. Party dress, RED Valentino
  6. Nail polish set, Tom Ford
  7. Glitter sunnies, Miu Miu
  8. Pink wallet, Mulberry
  9. PVC Pumps, Sophia Webster
  10. Lip Surgence Collector’s Set, Tarte
  11. LP No.9, Penhaligon’s
  12. Metallic clutch, Saint Laurent Paris

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STEAL

  1. T-shirt, Markus Lupfer
  2. Lip tar set, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
  3. Lips sweatshirt, Ajourlejour
  4. Mini lip trio, Sugar Kisses
  5. Color-block dress, Topshop
  6. Amber Mystique, Estee Lauder
  7. Hugs + Kisses journal, ASOS
  8. Stacy flats, Alice + Olivia
  9. Kisses iphone case, DVF
  10. Ankle strap pumps, Zara
  11. XOXO pillow, H&M Home
  12. Red sunnies, ASOS
  13. Nail polish set, Essie
  14. Perspex lip clutch, Lulu Guinness

Need more gift ideas? There are still a lot of posts coming up in the next few days!

It feels like Christmas already…

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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: MISS KITTY

MISSKITTY96The countdown has officially begun, only two weeks until Christmas! I better get moving because I am a little behind with the Gift Guide. Today I have for you the second part, a gift guide devoted to all of those cat lovers out there. Maybe real-life cats, maybe printed ones (I am one of those), but there’s a little something for everyone here. Are you ready for it?

KITTY SPSPLURGE

  1. Embellished top, P.a.r.o.s.h.
  2. Kitty beret, Eugenia Kim
  3. Catwalk jumper, Moschino
  4. Family pillow, K Studio
  5. Animal print clutch, Serpui Marie
  6. Long-sleeve dress, Jenni Kayne
  7. Spotty sunnies, Stella McCartney
  8. Noir de Noir Parfum, Tom Ford
  9. Wallet, Dolce & Gabbana
  10. Kitty flats, Charlotte Olympia
  11. Kitten plush, Nikoki
  12. Lips and nails set, Tom Ford
  13. PVC pumps, Gianvito Rossi

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STEAL:

  1. Mean kitty tee, Wildfox
  2. Fuzzy hat, Oysho
  3. Fuzzy jumper, Topshop
  4. Leopard booties, Zara
  5. Sleeveless dress, Alice + Olivia (The Outnet)
  6. Pour Femme Intense, Dolce & Gabbana
  7. Sleep mask, Zara Home
  8. Cat slippers, Urban Outfitters
  9. The Catwalk Cats by G. Coddington, Amazon
  10. Leopard to-go cup, G.B. Gibson Lolita
  11. Cocoa lipstick, Laura Mercier
  12. Cat-eye sunnies, ASOS
  13. Nail polish set, Essie
  14. Calf hair pouch, J.Crew

And we are done! I still have a lot to show you so keep checking back!

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Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Images: Zara, Net-a-porter, Topshop, Polyvore, Sephora, Selfridges, Essie

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Santa Baby, coming soon…

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November will end in exactly 8 days and it will be Holiday season all over again! December is all about Christmas, welcoming a new year, 2014, family time, giving thanks and yes, as shallow as it may sound, it’s also about shopping and presents! If you have been reading me for a while, you already know I love putting together gift guides and wish lists this time of the year. So yes, I am already preparing a bunch of present ideas and illustrations that hopefully will help you with your gift shopping for this Christmas. Keep checking back!

Coming soon: Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Gift Guide, Third Edition

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You’re invited, bring a gift…

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Remember that SATC episode called “A woman’s right to shoes”? The one where Carrie’s Manolos get stolen at a friend’s party and she refuses to pay for them? I was watching (again) that episode last night and with my b-day coming up in two days, I had one thought: brides-to-be and pregnant ladies get to register and have the presents they really want or need. What do I, an unmarried gal with no kids (and no desire for them), get? I get Christmas and one birthday a year (but they do too) and I should be able to register for the gifts I do desire. That’s why, prior to my twenty something birthday, I made my list. I know that that list will probably be ignored by my dearly beloved, especially the $1,400 Versace Gladiator boots (thanks to Lena Perminova, I dream of them every single night). So if your birthday is near, make your list and take a look at mine. You might get inspired!

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  1. Faith Connexion sweatshirt with leather inserts My love for sweatshirts just keeps on growing. Sweatshirt+mint+leather? Sign me in!
  2. Urban Decay’s NAKED palette This should be a part of every girl’s makeup bag. I still don’t have mine and I’d really like to own it now!
  3. Zara biker blazer If a biker and a blazer had a child, this would be it. Plus, it’s a great staple for those Spring windy nights.
  4. Versace caged boots Just look at them, fall in love…
  5. Victoria’s Secret TEASE perfume I don’t care about the scent, the bottle is so darn pretty that I need it on my dresser.
  6. Zara lace flats This season is all about dressy flat shoes. This are the perfect alternative when ditching heels.
  7. J. Crew Edie purse The color, the shape, the retro feel, the price… It’s perfect!
  8. Grace, A Memoir I’ve been wanting to get my hand on Grace Coddington’s memoir for so long. You can help me, it’s just one Amazon click away.
  9. Tom Ford Santal Blush scent Tom Ford beauty, need I say more?
  10. Sephora by OPI Spring collection Creamy, pretty and lovely, ideal for Spring
  11. Zara mirror heels I’m obsessed with metallic footwear this season.
  12. Eberjey pajama set My mom loves to gift pajamas, they always come in handy. This set looks comfy and pretty at the same time (I tend to do the hobo sleepwear thing, it’s not nice).
  13. Zimmermann bikini Zimmermann has to be the brand with the loveliest prints and shapes right now. Every single piece of their collections is always covetable. But this number, this number hits just too close to my style.
  14. Layout markers As an illustrator, I do need to complete my marker collection. And as a shoe junkie, I have to admit, I like markers better than shoes.
  15. Stella McCartney sunnies I’ve always been a Ray Ban Aviators girl, but changes are always good.
  16. Zara mirror sandals Minimal and perfect for the season, very Alexander Wang

What’s on your b-day list?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Topshop, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Sweet n’Raw’s Christmas Gift Guide: L’AGENT PROVOCATEUR

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Good morning, my sweet readers! It’s almost X’mas and you really know what that means right? If you are not done with your gift list, it’s panic shopping time. But before you enter the impulse buying zone, let me help you with a few more present ideas. This is the last (this time I’m serious) post from our guide and so far, I have really enjoyed putting it together. Today we have a racier and sexier selection than the usual sugar dose you always get from me. But the name of my blog says it, I’m part sweet and part raw. So here’s a gift selection for the vampy friend we all have. The one that rocks red lips like no one else. The one who has a lingerie drawer bigger than her already extensive shoe closet. The one with the sheer and lace obsession. The one into feathers and leather. If you have an agent provocateur as a friend, sister or colleague, check out this list before going shopping for her gift!

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  1. Ornate jumper, Stella McCartney
  2. Nail polish selection (Dragon, Malice, Black Satin), Chanel Le Vernis
  3. Bra and knickers, Agent Provocateur
  4. Stud flats, Valentino
  5. Wild necklace, Lanvin
  6. Leather dress, Rag & Bone
  7. Biker gloves, Agent Provocateur
  8. Animal print bag, Pierre Hardy
  9. Casbah eau de parfum, Robert Piguet
  10. Gloss (Naivete) and lipstick (Black Orchid), Tom Ford
  11. Baroque black ring, Cavalli
  12. Goose & spike heels, Giuseppe Zanotti

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  1. Mesh embroidered bra and knickers, Topshop
  2. Nail polish selection (Rouge Andalou, Chinatown, Endless Night), Nars
  3. Belt black jumper, Romwe
  4. Leather notebook, Smythson
  5. Crossed flats, Asos
  6. Sheer dress, Miss Selfridge
  7. Velvet frame, Zara Home
  8. 61 lively red lipstick, Givenchy
  9. Stud mini bag, Zara
  10. Poison perfume, Dior
  11. Three stone ring, Dorothy Perkins
  12. Black stone necklace, Zara
  13. T-bar heels, Zara

That’s a wrap for our X’mas Gift Guide! I hope my ideas really helped you on your present quest!

Christmas is just 4 days away!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Zara, My Theresa, Selfridges, Polyvore, Topshop, Net-a-porter

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Gift Gide: OLD HOLLYWOOD DIVA

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It’s Sunday and Milan has never felt colder for me (I’ve been living here for four years). Then I think about my beloved Mexico, my little piece of paradise called Acapulco and I die a little inside (30º and Summer sun, 365 days a year). I’m not saying that I hate Winter in Europe, I’d like it better if I were inside a mountain chalet, wrapped up in a furry blanket, sipping hot chocolate (ok, maybe a White Russian to get the heat going). Holiday season really makes me homesick. Anyway, back to what concers us today. This is the sixth and probably last post from our X’mas Shopping Guide (I’m not sure if I should do a couple more, let me know if you’d like me to).

I’ve been wanting to do the classic Audrey Hepburn illustration for so long, and I finally found the perfect excuse: the gift guide for the Old Hollywood Diva. We all have that certain friend that dresses like she just got out of a Fellini movie. We all have that friend that has watched every single Audrey Hepburn movie more times than we’ve watched Sex & the City re-runs. We all have that friend that still prefers a good old Hollywood romance, than that Twilight crap playing in your nearest multi-plex. If you do have a friend like this, her it is, the gift guide for the Old Hollywood Diva. Enjoy!

audrey splurge

  1. Bow swimsuit, Miu Miu
  2. Oversize sunglasses, The Row
  3. Perles de Lalique perfume, Lalique
  4. Pearl & Onyx earrings, Scully & Scully
  5. Sailor jumper, Joseph
  6. Red & black ballet flats, Repetto
  7. Pearl embellished dress, Moschino
  8. Pink scarf, Agent Provocateur
  9. 2Jours bag, Fendi
  10. Embellished bracelet, Miu Miu
  11. Bow necklace, Miu Miu
  12. Two-tone heels, Jason Wu

audrey steal

  1. Pearl embellished jumper, Romwe
  2. Dreamer eye-mask, Urban Outfitters
  3. Pink clutch, Prada
  4. Andy warhol nail polish, Nars
  5. Pearl statement necklace, Ann Taylor
  6. Just Being Audrey book, Margaret Cardillo
  7. Oversize sunglasses, Asos
  8. Bejeweled flats, Aldo
  9. Black fitted dress, Topshop
  10. Miss Dior perfume, Dior
  11. Caviar & oyster makeup set, Bobbi Brown
  12. Ankle-strap heels, Zara

I hope you are having a relaxing and beautiful Sunday! X’mas is just a week away. Aren’t we excited?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Zara, My Theresa, Selfridges, Polyvore, Topshop, Net-a-porter

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Gift Guide: CATWOMAN

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Another day, another post, my sweet readers! It’s snowing here in Milan, the kind of snow that makes you wish you could stay at home with Downton Abbey, wrapped in a blanket, giant hot cup of coffee in hand. But since snow is not a valid excuse to skip work or school, back to what concerns us today. We are almost done with our Christmas Shopping Guide and so far it has had an amazing response from all of you. It’s the fifth post from our guide and today we have a very, very special selection, for a very, very special lady: the catwoman.

Don’t think this is gonna be all latex, leather and whips. This is actually for the feline lover. Whether you have a frend obsessed with kittens or a sister with a weakness for all things animal print, this list will help you pick a gift for the ultimate cat lover. The perfect dress for New Year’s Eve? Charlotte Olympia’s coveted kitty flats? Spotty gadgets? We’ve got them all! What are you waiting for? Check it out!

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  1. Nail polish selection (Frenzy, Particuliere, Vertigo, Black Satin), Chanel Le Vernis
  2. Leopard ring, Superette
  3. Leopard jumper, RED Valentino
  4. iPad cover, Dolce & Gabbana
  5. Kitty flats, Charlotte Olympia
  6. Spotted dress, Giambattista Valli
  7. Cat scarf, Victoria Beckham
  8. Cat-eye sunglasses, Gucci
  9. Leopard shoulder bag, Lanvin
  10. Leopard gloves, Causse Gantier
  11. Panther necklace, Andres Gallardo
  12. Leopard pumps, Charlotte Olympia

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  1. Cat beanie, Urban Outfitters
  2. Cat gold ring, Asos
  3. Nail polish selection, Essie
  4. Cat covers, Modcloth & J. Crew
  5. Leopard bangle, J. Crew
  6. Skater dress, Topshop
  7. Cat-eye sunglasses, Asos
  8. Cat sweatshirt, Romwe
  9. Cat-eye makeup kit, Too Faced
  10. Cat mug, Modcloth
  11. Cat hot water bottle, Selfridges
  12. Leopard pumps, Zara

That’s it for today and it’s finally Friday! Ready to hit the shops this weekend? Check out the other lists in case you haven’t seen them yet.

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Zara, My Theresa, Selfridges, Polyvore, Topshop, Net-a-porter

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Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Shopping Guide: THE COUNTRY KID

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Happy Wednesday, my sweet readers! I’m back with the third part of our Christmas Gift Guide. So far, I’ve given you ideas for the flower lover and for the french obsessed. Today it’s all about the country girl. No, you don’t have to be a Miranda Lambert to love this style. No, you don’t have to wear cowboy boots and bustier to school. No, you don’t have to watch Bonanza reruns (leave that to me) while lusting after “Little Joe” Cartwright (I’ve always been an odd kid, I liked Adam better). The country gal is much more than that. So if you have a friend who enjoys weekends in the country, wrapped in a heavy-knit shawl… If you have a sister who has more fringed boots than a Minnetonka storage facility… If your colleague enjoys musky scents, fireplaces, hot cups of tea and broderie anglaise, you’ve come to the right place. So if you have to buy a gift for a very stylish country beauty, this is the list your are going to want to read!

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  1. Nail polish selection (Minx, Mink Brulee, Naked, Tom Ford
  2. Deer necklace, Boticca
  3. PS1 satchel, Proenza Schouler
  4. Suede fedora, Eugenia Kim
  5. Cream lace dress, Malene Birger
  6. Cable-knit sweater, Isabel Marant
  7. Bella Bellissima parfum, Arabian Rose Essence
  8. Leather cuff, Givenchy
  9. Arty ring, YSL
  10. Ankle boots, Rag & Bone
  11. Floral cushion, Liberty London
  12. Platform slingbacks, Chloé

country steal

  1. Hat, San Diego Hat Company
  2. Nail polish selection (), Essie
  3. Country wooden box, Urban Outfitters
  4. Daisy perfume, Marc Jacobs
  5. Cream dress, Topshop
  6. Heavy-knit cardigan, Topshop
  7. Tan messenger bag, Zara
  8. Fringe booties, Zara
  9. Cookbook bath set, Philosophy
  10. Deer ring, Wildfox
  11. Platform heels, Topshop

Three down, a bunch more to go! X’mas is two weeks away! How’s that shopping list going?

Sweet kisses from a cold (and cruel) Milan…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

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The Hopeless Romantic presents… THE GIFT GUIDE

Good Sunday my sweet readers! Hoping you liked my Party Princess Gift Guide (click here to read it), I’m here with another one! This time is the turn of The Hopeless Romantic to show us her gift picks for this holiday season. Rember her (me)? If not click here to read a bit about her. So if you have a friend that enjoys romance, old movies and Paris and that falls head over heels for all things cute then this is the list that can help you choose the perfect gift for her! If you find this guide as appealing as I do, you can write some of this items on your letter to Santa to get them for yourself! Enjoy!

  1. Essie’s Cocktail Bling, Brooch the Subject, Bobbing for Baubles and Size Matters: It’s the game between neutrals and bright ones. This lovely collection is a must-have for all us romantic girls out there.
  2. French Connection bow bag: Can a clutch get cuter than this? No, it can’t!
  3. Tom Ford “Lost Cherry” lip gloss: Red lips scream romance, and when done by the one and only, Mr. Sexy Pants, Tom Ford, you can never go wrong.
  4. Modcloth Paris ring: It’s Paris in a ring! Cute, cute as a button!
  5. Miss KG polka dot flats: The key to make even the simplest item beautiful is definitely adding some polka! If you are a hopeless romantic, this Kurt Geiger flats need to be inside your closet.
  6. Swash for Conchinechine iPhone case:  Fabergé inspired iPhone case, need I say more?
  7. Vivienne Westwood’s Cheeky Alice: I am a big fan of Vivienne Westwood’s fragrance line. In fact, Naughty Alice has been my favorite perfume for a while now. The perfet gift for me this Christmas? Cheeky Alice!
  8. Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange: In the history of books, there is not one as cute as this one. Everything from the illustrations to the writing is beautiful and handy! It’s a little treasure box in the form of a book.
  9. Charlotte Olympia Tessa wedges: The fashion world went crazy for the flats, my knees always go weak with the wedges. Charlotte Olympia is without doubt one of the best shoe designers of the moment and by looking at this pair of beauties I know you will agree with me.
  10. Tarte Amazonian Clay blush: When talking about cosmetics, Tarte is all about cute and pretty. And us romantics love, love, love cute and pretty.
  11. Carven cocktail dress: Need a gorgeous New Year’s Eve dress? Courtesy of Carven (one of my favorite brands in the whole, wide world) and with an unbelievable price, thanks to The Outnet, this gray taffetta cocktail beauty is just waiting to be yours!

Christmas is getting closer and closer, and we still have more gift guides coming your way! So keep checking back!

Sweet kisses…

PS: The winner of our giveaway will be announced tomorrow morning! Good luck to all of you who participated!

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
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