The Wish List: Sarah de Mavaleix's Holiday List

Sarah in The Cashmere Wool Turtleneck

Welcome to  The Wish List , in which people we admire share the things they’re indulging in right now; a selection of gifts for themselves, or others — just in time for the holidays. 

Since co-founding the independent fashion and culture publication The Skirt Chronicles in 2017, the Parisian stylist Sarah de Mavaleix has become known for her exquisite taste and cultivated eye — building a portfolio of singular fashion editorials and campaigns that often highlight strong female characters (Charlotte Rampling for The Skirt Chronicles, for one) and their rigorous attention to style.

Below, a few special things on de Mavaleix’s holiday gift and wish list.

A Classic Tote

"Once the 'It' bag of the '90s, Hervé Chapelier's simple nylon duffel remains an enduringly chic and sturdy carryall. I have a few of the polyethylene ones and am always seeking new colors. They're the most practical bags as they're indestructible!" Hervé Chapelier XL Tote Bag, €98

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The Very Best Planner

"The most glamorous diary with the Queen's seal of approval, a Smythson planner is such a lovely present to give or receive. And you can personalize it with gold-embossed initials or you astrological sign." Smythson Chelsea Weekly Diary, $175

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A Button-Down Unmatched in Quality and Style

"My Charvet shirt is my favorite piece of clothing and the gold standard of button-downs. I love it in blue (they have hundreds of different shades), but also in green, red or even grey — with or without stripes. The endless options make for a truly unique gift from the world's oldest shirtmaker." Charvet Cotton Shirt, $447

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Bespoke Glasses

"These made-to-measure, hand-crafted glasses from Maison Bonnet are so special. No exaggerated angles or fuss, just beautiful lines — like a car!" Maison Bonnet Eyeglasses, Price upon request

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A Michelin-Starred Restaurant's Secret Sauce

"The River Café's estate-bottled extra virgin olive oil is peppery, delicious and a beautiful bright green. I'd love anything from the restaurant's gift shop, though what I really want is to have their Chocolate Nemesis cake delivered to Paris." The River Café Olive Oil, $71

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Velvet Mary Janes

"These Drogheria Crivellini shoes are classic, comfortable and a little bit dressy and unexpected in white velvet." Drogheria Crivellini for Attersee Velvet Mary Janes, $175

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A Minimalist's Design Dream

"I'll take this beautifully cold armchair in turquoise-painted aluminum. Because why not?" Donald Judd armchair 47/48, $10,099

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Sarah's Attersee Picks