December152017

My Christmas Gift List

Christmas is only 9 days away…eek! 2017 seems to have gone by in a blur, and suddenly the Holidays are upon us. I’ve complied a perfect gift idea list for everyone out there who (like myself) leaves their shopping till the last minute – or is stuck on a gift for some special.

Check out some of the ideas below, and have yourself a merry Christmas!

 

The Caker x Karen Walker: White Chocolate, Orange + Hazelnut Cookie Mix

This gift really doesn’t need justifying – cookies are fool-proof.

For only $22.50 treat the sweet tooth or baker in your life to some delicious Christmas cookies.

And an added bonus, the pack comes with stencils to create the runaway girl on each cookie!

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New York Times Digital Subscription

This is the perfect gift for someone who loves their famous opinion pieces. For only (US) $6 a month, you can get unlimited access to all of the articles, at any time, on any device.

Buy a year-long subscription for someone special in your life to give a gift that really keeps on giving!

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Out of Print Tote Bag

This brand turns beloved books into wearable fashion, such as tote bags. The perfect gift for the bookworm in your life – and even better, for each product sold a book is donated through their partner Books for Africa to a child in need.

Totes range from $18 – $22, and feature classics such as Nancy Drew, The Hungry Caterpillar, and Great Gatsby.

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World Vision Smile Gift

It can be hard to buy a gift for the person who has everything. So why not opt for a unique present like a Smile Gift to make a life-changing difference for people in need.

You also receive a limited edition card designed by one of 5  Kiwi icons. The perfect way to show how much you care about someone, and make help transform lives.

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Lush Sparkle Gift Set

Lush is always a safe bet when it comes to Christmas shopping, and this year, the brand has put together its best gift sets yet. My personal favourite is the Sparkle set, which includes a body conditioner, shower gel, shower scrub and more!

Not only do the products feel and smell amazing, the brand is also environmentally friendly and ethical – a win win. For $47.50, there are no excuses needed to treat someone special or yourself to this fabulous gift.

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Angela Stone Courses

Last but not least, a Teen Etiquette Course or a Women’s Styling Course is perfect for the female in your life. New dates have been added to the website – so be sure to get in quick!

These courses are truly life-changers, and might even be the most memorable gift you give this Christmas!

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I hope this list helps you find the perfect gift for someone in your life.
Merry Christmas

XOXO Ange

December302016

The Year That Was

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It’s been a big year! With Christmas over and New Years Eve just around the corner, I decided to reflect on each of the past twelve months. Looking back at everything you’ve been through over the span of a year helps add perspective and shows how much you’ve achieved. As I think over my 2016, think of your own experience and accomplishments. Consider the goals you had in January and where you are now. Do you feel that you’ve improved some part of your life this year? Do you feel it’s been a good year? Re-evaluation comes next month, so for now think it over, reward yourself for your successes, and have a fabulous December 31st.

XOXO

 

 

January

I kicked off the year with a series of Teen Styling Courses around New Zealand while the high school kids were still on their summer break. I love seeing the smile on my student’s faces as they discover their personal style and build confidence!

 

February

The Body Shape Range went on sale so I could make room for my next clothing line! Out with the old, in with the new, right?

 

March

In March my team and I had a stall at the Wanaka A&P Show and Horse of the Year, selling clothes and doing fittings. We love being part of New Zealand country fairs and expos!

 

April

April was a big month for me as I made the move from Christchurch to Auckland. I miss Christchurch a lot, but Auckland has it’s perks, too. My styling team and I also began our StyleMe Lounge sessions at malls around the country.

 

May

I launched my Fashion Stylist Course in Australia, holding programs in the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne. This was very exciting!!

 

June

The big Real Housewives of Auckland announcement was made!

 

July

The highlight of July was shooting the cover for Eye Magazine – so much fun! I also did an interview with the magazine about my experience on RHOAKL.

 

August

The Real Housewives of Auckland launched on Bravo TV, and the hype began…

 

September

This month I flew to Melbourne to sign with Giant Model Management, visit Australia’s first Dry & Tea Salon, and meet some of the Real Housewives of Melbourne. What a blast!

 

October

October saw the launch of my new book Being Real, as well as my book tour around New Zealand. One of my proudest moments for 2016. My styling team and I also had a stall at the lovely annual Culverden Fete.

 

November

I resumed my role as Fashion Coordinator for Riccarton Cup & Show Week, one of my absolute favourite times of the year. As always the contestants looked gorgeous, making it a very difficult competition!

 

December

Over the past month I’ve been busy working on my new plans for 2017 – there’s a big announcement coming, so stay tuned!

November102016

The Perfect Gift for Christmas: A Styling Course with Angela Stone

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Christmas is fast approaching and already the shops are selling decorations and playing carols. It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about what to get our loved ones – because gifts with a little bit of thought put into them are the best kind of gifts! Do you know someone who loves fashion or has an eye for style? Why not be a bit different this year and give them one of my styling courses? My Teenage Styling Course is the perfect present for your daughter, granddaughter or niece, while my Fashion Stylist Course is a great option for a friend or sister. I personally love gifts that provide an experience, so something interactive like a course is a fabulous way to give that special someone some fun and inspiration. Still not sure? Here’s some info on my two styling courses so you can decide for yourself.

 

TEENAGE STYLING COURSE

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I was interested in fashion and design from a young age, and choosing to follow that passion is something I will be forever grateful of. Learning what kind of personal style you have and how to dress for your shape is incredibly beneficial. When we’re young, our self-esteem and self-confidence is easily damaged. Feeling comfortable in your own skin is essential to your happiness and the path you set for the future. My Teenage Styling Course aims to empower young women by helping them find their own sense of style and embrace it. This is a fun, hands-on course which is packed with information. Your teen will learn how to coordinate a wardrobe, present themselves confidently through etiquette and deportment, assess colours, apply natural looking makeup, style hair, and look after the health of their skin and body. They will make new friends and discover how easy it is to pursue their passions. Leaving this course, they will feel motivated and confident.

Dates and fees can be found here.

 

FASHION STYLIST COURSE

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This comprehensive course is ideal for those wanting to pursue a career in the fashion field. If you know someone with a natural flair for style who is driven to succeed and follow their dreams then this is definitely the right gift for them. My Fashion Stylist Course provides students with practical experience, expert fashion training and industry insight, preparing them to enter the ever-growing world of fashion.  Over 3 days, students will learn how to assess colours, analyse body shapes, plan wardrobes, personally shop for others, apply makeup, use accessories, and effectively communicate with clients. Not only will students learn how to become a successful stylist and fashion advisor, but they will also learn how to create and run their own fashion styling business. At the end of the course, students receive a certificate of completion to add to their resume.

Dates and fees can be found here.

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