Month: December 2011

2011 in review: fashion

2011 in review: fashion

As always, the main focus of The Dernier Cri throughout 2011 was fashion in all its forms. I’ll focus only on what I’ve covered through the blog, but please feel free to share your own favourite looks and moments in the comments. Best Red Carpet […]

2011 in review: movies

2011 in review: movies

One of the downsides of moving to Switzerland was that I lost my advantage in film blogging. Not only am I no longer getting invites to previews but when I do actually get to see films, it’s usually a good 2-3 months after the film […]

2011 in review: news

2011 in review: news

2011 was definitely an eventful year. So many things happened that it’s impossible to list them all but here’s a reminder of some of our top stories. Personal: The event that affected me the most personally was also one of the first of the year […]

gift guide wrap-up

gift guide wrap-up

If you haven’t got your holiday gifts sorted yet, there’s still time! While I’m on my trans-Atlantic flight, why not check out the collection of ideas I’ve put together for you. Admittedly, it’s a little late for online shopping now, but there are still some […]

gift idea #15: the charity water bottle

gift idea #15: the charity water bottle

Wait, a water bottle? That’s what Matt Damon and Water.org think should be the number one gift of 2011. Watch the hilarious video below of Damon trying to convince kids that it’s what they really want for Christmas. Water.org is an international nonprofit organisation that […]

gift idea #14: your grandparents

gift idea #14: your grandparents

So many families seem to be spread around the world these days, making it hard to remember where each person lives. To help Grandma keep track, why not give her a modern family tree which includes everyone’s hometown. I really like this idea and wouldn’t […]

gift idea #13: the domestic goddess

gift idea #13: the domestic goddess

I’m definitely not a domestic goddess (though I am currently attempting to find the perfect cupcake recipe) but that doesn’t mean I don’t love beautiful things for my home. I’m sure any domestic goddess (or goddess-in-training) would be delighted to receive a beautiful cookie jar […]

gift idea #12: the lego lover

gift idea #12: the lego lover

My boyfriend’s little brother is really into Lego so every year, we just buy him a different set. This year, I was having a look around to see if there were any other options and I stumbled across these cute Lego date planners. They’re not […]

gift idea #11: the snow bunny

gift idea #11: the snow bunny

Chances are the snow bunny in your life probably has all the gear she needs to hit the slopes. However, if she’s here in Switzerland, she just might not have the snow! Perhaps your snow bunny would like this gorgeous necklace from Pure Rox in […]

gift idea #10: the movie fan

gift idea #10: the movie fan

If somebody on your “nice list” is a big movie fan, they might already have a poster of said film on their wall. However, I can almost guarantee that they don’t have one of Matt Owen’s minimalist movie posters. The artist takes a central theme […]

gift idea #9: something for mum

gift idea #9: something for mum

My mum reads this blog (hi Mum!) so I can’t tell you what I’ll actually be getting for her, but here’s an idea for your own mums. A couple of year’s ago, my mother developed an allergy to costume jewelry (how convienient, right?) so now […]

gift idea #8: the harry potter fan

gift idea #8: the harry potter fan

The book series ended a few years ago, the film series ended this year and now poor Harry Potter fans have nothing left to keep them going. Perhaps you could excite the grown-up fan in your life with a boxed adult set of the books […]