18 Gifts Our Senior Style Editor Actually Wants for the Holidays
It’s giving: Sofia-Coppola-Tumblr girl.
I began this no-holds-barred wishlist with Sofia Coppola’s Archive book. I am admittedly her target audience: a twenty-something girl living in Brooklyn who grew up on a media diet of Lana Del Ray-infused Tumblr and The Virgin Suicides. Ironically (or unironically, I guess), the more I added, the more I realized the rest of this sequence matches the previously outlined aesthetic. Think embroidered white nightgowns, silver hair pieces, silk-satin lingerie, and leather Mary Janes. I will embrace knowing what I like rather than spiraling about the overwhelming stylistic allegiance to my demographic. If I haven’t scared you off yet, continue scrolling to uncover the rest of my list set to the soundtrack of Marie Antoinette.
It’s amazing what you can do with faceted platinum. This 7-row ring looks like it’s made of diamonds but is entirely platinum.
I fully embrace the Sofia-Coppola-Tumblr-girl aesthetic. (Continue scrolling through this list, and the inclination will persist.) The Virgin Suicides, Somewhere, Marie Antoinette—all favorites. Naturally, I am the target audience for this archival tome. I hope someone in my circle picks up on my not-so-subtle covetous hints.
I am obsessed with The Gentlewoman and its founding editor, Penny Jane Martin. Of course, I need to own her twenty-first-century guide to etiquette to place alongside my ever-expanding collection of her magazines.
I am constantly blasting through notebooks between work and personal lists. I love the simple yet practical feel and hope to stock up.
I enjoy few things more than sitting in Lincoln Center and watching the New York City Ballet perform. I’m trying to attend more events this year, the top of my list being New Combinations and Classic NYCB.
I’ve had a thing for derby shoes for a few months now. Top of my list? These patent leather beauties from Prada.
This beautiful shirting brand has caught my eye many a time via Instagram. This year, I’m hoping to own one for myself finally.
I love pulling the top part of my hair back in a wackily elegant barrette. I know we all turn to Sophie Buhai for her austerely modern jewelry, but I’m partial to her hair accessories, this leaf barrette in particular.
Mary Janes are a tentpole of my footwear rotation. This white pair from Le Monde Béryl
Araks carries such beautiful lingerie, loungewear, and swimwear. In particular, I’ve been coveting this silk satin underwire bra for months—beautiful and practical.
Tiffany & Co. is always a good idea, especially for gifts. There are the mainstays—hearts, Peretti, etc—but I love the perfectly symmetrical silver ball necklace.
I love this silhouette from Italian heritage brand Loretta Caponi with the bow-fastenings down the sides. I would wear this as loungewear, sure, but also with Mary Janes and a cardigan out and about.
I recently moved to a larger apartment in Brooklyn and am attempting to enter my hostess era (emphasis on attempting). Gohar World (another perfect gift store) has my heart with this hem-stitched white tablecloth.
John Derian is one of the easiest places to find a gift; everything in his stylized world of a store is dreamy. His decoupage is always a classic, especially this apothecary montage—perfect for my dresser.
Is there anything more sumptuous than fine bed linens? That answer would be no. Top of my list is Matouk’s Essex sheets; the embroidered border is everything.
I’ve been really into The Paris Review lately—and it’s perfect for when I’m reading some gargantuan tome of a novel and need something slim to take on the subway.
I love the point on the spectrum between masculinity and femininity that Daniella Kallmeyer hits with her designs. Thanks to the shrunken silhouette and short lapels, I’m currently coveting this particular blazer.