How to Style Your Dream Christmas Tree with Taline Gabriel

Hippie Lane founder, Taline Gabriel, has taken a moment to share with us how to decorate your Christmas tree, and how to stay focused on your styling vision to create your Dream Christmas.

A Dream Christmas for me revolves around food, family and simple, yet elegant styling. Simplifying has been a recurring theme in my wellness goals and this applies to all aspects of my life including the festive period.

The first sign that Christmas is on the radar is the appearance of Christmas trees in all the local stores. This leads to the excitement of assembling and styling your own Christmas Tree!

My advice is to:

1. Collect some snaps of your ideal tree and direct your energy into achieving this look.

2. Stay true to your vision and notice what you like about it.

3. Pay attention to its size, styled colours, decor and room setting.

4. I like a minimal look so I keep it simple with tree baubles (using a few colours only) on a petite Christmas tree, with a few added fairy lights to set the mood  and create ambience.

5. Add final touches with stars and confetti; they’re always a welcome addition to the styling… and puppies also help!

Taline x

Shop Taline’s look: Metal Star Wreath |  String Lights | Mini Glass Baubles | Glass Bauble | Navy & Gold Wrapping Paper 3pk | Navy & Gold Gift Tags | Navy & Gold Ribbon 3M/3pk

Discover your Dream Christmas via our Christmas Gift Shop.

Introducing our New Leather Essentials with Street Smith

kikki.K + Street Smith

Get ready to embrace this season’s must-have shades with our newest Leather Essentials Collection, featuring classic accessories and stationery, perfect for taking on-the-go.  Embrace form and function in must-have shades including navy, lilac, mint and more. To celebrate the launch , we asked the inspiring Liz Sunshine (Street Smith) to shoot them on the streets of Melbourne.

We caught up with Liz to find out more about one of our favourite photographers…

kikki.K + Street Smith

Can you tell us a little about how you got started as a photographer?
I became a photographer in 2010 – because I couldn’t paint, had no attention span for making clothing and needed to be part of a creative field. Photography was something I was introduced to in my late teenage years and I loved for it’s instant gratification, even though I was working in film (not digital) at the time.

I fell into shooting street style when commissioned by a brand to create content for their then Blog/Instagram in 2012 and in that same year started Street Smith. I quickly became obsessed with being outdoors, working with natural light and increasingly curious about the concept of photographing strangers, which I started to do on a daily basis, as well as continuing to create content for brands.

kikki.K + Street Smith

kikki.K + Street Smith

What’s your favourite piece from the new collection and why?
The envelope clutch. I will often take a small clutch with a wrist strap to an event so I can keep have two hands free to use my camera.

What’s a styling tip or trend you think will be huge this year?
I think colour blocking will continue to be a strong trend for 2018. Colour makes such a statement, especially when your clothes, shoes and accessories are all in the same shade.

kikki.K + Street Smith

What’s an organisation tip you swear by?
Pre-planning. I write lists of everything I need to pack for a shoot day and make sure I’m packed the night before. When I’m not working for a client I break my day down into smaller increments on my calendar and assign tasks so I stay productive and get a lot out of my day.

What’s a dream that you’d still love to achieve?
I have so many dreams I would still like to achieve, I’m really only just getting started, but right now I’m working towards being a recognised documentary portrait photographer within the fashion industry. Not a far stretch from where I am, but one that gives a completely different meaning to my imagery.

Be inspired to take your look to the streets with our new Leather Essentials.

How to Set up your Desk – 3 Ways

No matter what you want to achieve this year, having the perfect desk set-up will help you achieve even the biggest goals. Our physical environments can do so much to affect our mood and productivity. That’s why we wanted to share three ideas for setting up your work space, each relating back to a specific goal!

3 Desk Ideas | Black Desk Look

1. For achieving great things

If you want to achieve greatness, you have to be willing ask questions and step outside your comfort zone. A life of your dreams can be made a reality but it takes hours of hard work, dedication and self-evaluation to get there.

Motivating tools like our Goals Journal and Bucket List Book will inspire you to dream big and put an action plan in place. The monochrome palette also oozes style and sophistication and will keep you calm and focused.

3 Desk Ideas | Pastel Desk Look

2. For living with greater energy

A fresh new year calls for a refreshed workspace. Soft pastels with a touch of bling will have you feeling energised all day. Discover the benefits that come from making your health and wellness a priority with our Exhausted To Energised Journal. Designed in collaboration with nutritional biochemist, author and speaker, Dr Libby Weaver, to be used alongside her book, Exhausted to Energized, discover tips, trackers and activities to help you live your best life.

Other pieces from our new collection will also help you approach each day with boundless energy and positivity. Set priorities and find balance with our Daily Notes Pad and boost your confidence levels with Weekly Affirmation Cards.

3 Desk Looks | Cute Desk for Students

3. For students

Great organising and note-taking skills are essential to learning. There is so much you can do to set yourself up for success this school year. Ensure you have a notebook for each school subject and learn to listen actively,  taking clear, concise notes while doing so.

Get into the habit of setting priorities each week and make the most of every hour of study. Our Study Planner is perfect for helping you keep track of deadlines, manage your schedule and set goals for the school year.

We hope these ideas help you set up the perfect work space for your life. Be sure to share your ideas with #kikkiKLove.