Single, taken or “complicated”, we fashion junkies see Valentine’s Day as the closest holiday on the calendar to Christmas. We’re happy with flowers and we’re partial to a choccie, but the Couturing Valentine’s Day gift guide is the real key to our heart. We’ve unlocked the secret to happiness on this day of romance- whether you’re a true romantic, you’re a Valentines rebel or if you’re your OWN Valentine, our Valentine’s Day edit has your gift shopping sorted.

For The True Romantic

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Swiss brand Phantasya has recently launched in Australia, to the delight of jewellery lovers across the country. Created with Swarovski elements and precious stones, Phantasya jewellery is the epitome of affordable luxury and timeless style. With an extensive range of pendants, bracelets, rings, bangles, watches, earrings and brooches, there is something to suit every taste and every budget.

“Phantasya is the rare mix of stunning, design and tasteful delicacy,” says Mary-Anne Cheaib, Marketing Director of Phantasya in Australia. “Every piece is the perfect addition to any ensemble, to add a slight touch of sparkle or a statement shine.”

Each piece in the collection uses Swarovski elements and authentic gems from all over the world. Furthermore, the majority of the pieces delicately crafted using metal or sterling silver, both of which are bathed in rhodium or genuine gold for extra sheen and protection against discolouring. The elements are bonded into the setting using epoxy resin, which sets the stone with great force ensuring a quality and luxury finish.

“One of the best things about the Phantasya collection is the sheer range of products available to accessorise with any outfit. While the delicate rings and silk bracelets may suit one woman’s tastes, another might prefer our striking pendants or long drop, antique-style earrings,” says Mary-Anne.

For The Girl Who Wants It All

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This ruby red leather handbag by GUESS is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the woman who craves the finer things in life. A bag in a statement colour and classic shape is the ideal present for girl’s who aren’t the traditionally romantic type. A luxury handbag screams “I love you,” – or “lust” at the very least.

Synonymous with it’s iconic sex appeal and instantly recognisable campaign imagery, GUESS is one of the most recognisable apparel companies across the globe. A company known for innovative style, GUESS continues to dress and accessorise with fashion forward apparel, handbags, and shoes for men, women and children. Adventurous, young, forever in style.

For The Girl Who Already Has It All


When have you heard someone say they have too much underwear? Never. No one has EVER said that.

Simone Perele’s Spring Summer 13/14 collection reveals a woman of intrigue and appeal. She is easygoing yet multifaceted, romantic yet mysterious, deliberate yet spontaneous. Each collection embodies a woman’s dynamic, alluring nature with a juxtaposition of delicate, ethereal fabrics and elaborate embroidery, mingled with intricate lace. She is revealed through a play of colour contradictions, from sensually soft, airy hues to deep, seductive tones. Her innocence is enticing, and we are drawn into her insatiable passion for life.

Exclusive to David Jones and select boutiques, Simone Perele lingerie will keep every woman happy this Valentine’s Day.

For The Girl Who Wants To Spoil Herself

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This floral dress from Ruby Sees All is a fusion of traditional romance and fashion forward street appeal. While buying clothes for a woman on Valentine’s Day is ill advised, why not spoil yourself with a romance themed Valentine’s Day outfit- whether you’re heading out on a hot date or a Single Girl’s Night Out.

Ruby Sees All, a sleek collection of luxe staples and classic silhouettes peppered with a cool edge, inspired by creating those must-have pieces that should exist in every chic woman’s wardrobe. With an obsession for good quality, well priced and stylish investment pieces the label consists of essentials with complementing mix and match separates to suit every mood and every occasion. Ruby Sees All proves that less is more when it comes to stylish and sexy dressing.

About The Author

Gemma Watts

Gemma Watts has worked in the fashion media industry since 2012, writing for and being headhunted by some of the country's leading fashion and beauty companies. With a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing and a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) under her belt, Gemma is able to combine her two greatest passions as Couturing's Fashion Editor- fashion and writing.

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