Hello everyone! It's time for the second instalment of my holiday gift guide, and this time I'll be covering gifts for ... the Throwback.
The Throwback is the kind of girl who can't get enough of old Hollywood glamour. She loves Turner Classic Movies, styling herself with class, and always makes an effort to look put together. If you know a girl who's more Audrey Hepburn than Lauren Conrad, read on ...
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A step up from plastic-housed tubes of drugstore brand lip rouge, this lipstick is glamour. In a classic blood red with SPF15, having this on her lips and in her purse will make her feel like a true femme fatale in any weather.
2. Hotline Phone by Crosley, $48
A retro-styled landline phone with the convenience of touchtone numbers. Sitting at home talking to potential suiters never looked so stylish.
3. Faded Floral Silk Gown from Toast, about $300
Though it comes with a hefty price tag, any Throwback will appreciate this vintage style silk gown and will wear it to lounge in style for many lazy days to come.
Every glamour girl knows that a key piece in any ensemble is the classic seamed stocking.
Agent Provocateur's version is as authentic as it gets, though many hosiery and lingerie brands offer similar styles for lower prices.
This two-disc set includes Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Rebel Without a Cause, a Streetcar Named Desire, and East of Eden. With leading men like Paul Newman, James Dean, and Marlon
Brando, the Throwback Girl will enjoy this gift over and over again. Other titles are available, including Comedies, Musicals, and Horror films.
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6. Leather Bow Glove from ASOS, $28
In red, cream, or black, these gloves are perfect for the girl who doesn't feel like getting her hands dirty (or simply for keeping your paws warm in the icy winter).
7. The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men by Janie Bryant at Amazon, $16
Behind the scenes tips and tricks for achieving glamour from the gal who should know, Janie Bryant. As the costume designer for Mad Men, she's created some of the most beautiful and well-loved outfits on television in the past few years. Any fan of Mad Men or vintage fashion in general will love this book. It's on my Christmas list!
8. Vintage Sewing Patterns from Sewing With Miss Dandy, from about $3 and up
Vintage sewing patterns make fashionable gifts for any crafty friend with a love of vintage style. Your friend doesn't sew? Frame them or make a collage with the packaging for a retro-style art-piece.
9. Leopard Print Dress from Zara, $59.90
This sleeveless dress, with its full skirt, has a 50s silhouette but the leopard print adds a bit of sass. Wrap it up with a tube of lipstick and the receiver of this gift will feel instantly chic.
10. Faux Ostrich Lady Bag from ASOS, $55
This vintage-styled satchel bag will look good during the day or out on the town at night.
11. Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner, $35
With a bottle styled like a jar of ink and pen, this liner will draw the perfect cat eye and look gorgeous on the bathroom counter.