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.
"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
"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
"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
"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