A Zodiac Gift Guide

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 

  2. BIANCA JAGGER:  above, wearing feathers and veil by Ossie Clark, 1972. Birthday: May 2, 1945. Birth Place: Nicaragua. Home Away From Home: Studio 54. Then: The original It girl Now: Founder and Chair of Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation.

  1. For The Taurean, A Cabinet Of Curiosities: above, clockwise from top left, domed case of exotic birds on ebonised base, from 1STDIBS; SAINT LAURENT leopard-print calf hair pouch, from Net-A-Porter.com; CODOR DESIGN Birds Of Paradise mirror; a wooden showcase of five butterflies, from 1STDIBS; GIVENCHY Nilenia sandals, from Net-A-Porter.com; DANIEL D’HAESELEER crab lamp, from 1STDIBS; TARA SHAW MAISON printed cowhide bench, from 1STDIBS; LOUIS VUITTON LV Speedy Pearls Plastron necklace; KELLY WEARSTLER aquamarine and black kyanite bauble box; PIPPA HOLT embroidered cotton kaftan from Moda Operandi; Malachite and diamond earrings, from 1STDIBS; TORY BURCH cocktail napkins, set of four.

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.

  1. For The Sagittarian: above, clockwise from top left, SAINT LAURENT leather-trimmed panier, from Net-A-Porter.com; MONTBLANC Solitaire rose gold fountain pen; ANNA WEATHERLEY Spring In Budapest dinner plate; BELLA FREUD Ginsberg Is God eau de parfum; Noon Design Studio Indigo dye kit from GENERAL STORE; HERMES bracelet in 18ct rose gold with diamonds; Adorn cream blush mineral makeup, from ORLI; HATMAKER straw hat; Moroccan raffia flats, from CONNECTED GOODS; Man Ray chess set, from MoMA STORE; Organic spice micro greens kit, from BAMBECO.

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.