Yes, another Christmas gift guide, only hopefully you'll find this one a little special because a). it's about truly indulging, and b). it seems that people love getting things – surprising and delightful gifts – they would not normally request for themselves. Hence, looking to the stars for inspiration! Below, a Zodiac-themed countdown to Christmas, beginning with ultimate gifts for the Taurean
CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: above, photographed by Helmut Newton, 1976. Birthday: February 5, 1946. Birth Place: Essex. Current Home: Paris and Chelsea. Then: The Provocateur Now: OBE-awarded icon with a penchant for provocation.
For The Aquarian: above, clockwise from top left, LOUIS VUITTON Petite Malle bag in Epi Denim leather; RUDOLFO DORDONI ice bucket, from MoMa Store; Ulysses by James Joyce, first American edition, circa 1934, from 1STDIBS; DOLCE & GABBANA broderie anglaise cotton dress, from Net-A-Porter.com; LOUIS VUITTON Essential V Hoop earrings; CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour, in Pirate 99; Giant clamshell, from 1STDIBS; MAISON SARAH LAVOINE Frise wallpaper stripe in Bleu; KELLY WEARSTLER Doheny porcelain dinner plate with 22ct gold; FLEUR DU MAL Rose Leavers silk-crepe camisole and briefs, from Net-A-Porter.com; cane-handled glass pitcher, from 1STDIBS; Organic Cacao & Banana Face Glow, 60g, by The Little Alchemist, from ORLI.
JANE BIRKIN: above, with her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg, 1979. Birthday: 14 December, 1946. Birth Place: London. Current Home: Paris. Then: Ingénue Now: Humanitarian, philanthropist and grandmother.
BRIGITTE BARDOT: above right, with her son Nicolas-Jacques Charrier in 1960. Birthday: 28 September, 1934. Birth Place: Paris. Then: Doe-eyed ingénue Now: Humanitarian, animal activist and great-grandmother.
For The Libran: above, clockwise from top left, TRACY EMIN Believe In Extraordinary (2015) limited edition lithographic print, from Countereditions.com; MILK & CO Moisturising Qweam, 150ml; TORY BURCH Oiseau salad plate, set of 4; Set of three hardcover books: In The Spirit Of The Hamptons, Aspen and Palm Beach (Assouline) from NET-A-PORTER.COM; Woven rice basket, from CONNECTED GOODS; BALMAIN PARIS Hair Couture Gold Bar Bristle Brush & Haircare Set, from Net-A-Porter.com; Geno The Giraffe walking cardboard sculpture, from KINETIC CREATURES; ISABEL MARANT Set of two gold-plated, cotton and bead bracelets, from Net-A-Porter.com; AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES Polishing Body Brush, from Net-A-Porter.com; ISABEL MARANT ETOILE skirt, from ParlourX.com; MONTBLANC Cruise Collection Blue Rollerball.