Editor’s Wishlist: All Angel Lenise Wants for Christmas Is a Few Seasonal Splurges


Dear Santa, let's cut to the chase. I've veered off to the naughty side this year: I drank one too many cocktails at the office holiday party, shared all of Lena Dunham's dirty Girls jokes in a spammy email chain, and caved in to Rihanna's unapologetic encouragement to “Pour It Up.” Didn't Marilyn Monroesay, that “well behaved women rarely make history,” anyway? At least I'm being honest about it, and that alone should give me a mark or two on your list of all things nice. I argue that we skip the coal in my stocking for 2012. Wouldn't a bag from Céline be chicer (and cleaner!)? Or, if you really want me to settle down, there's a certain Grace Coddington memoir that I've had my eye on. And I know I nailed it in more areas than one, so a pretty Juste Une Clou piece from Cartier would do just fine. I know there are some serious splurges on my list, but if there's anyone who can give me the goods, I know, oh Santa, that it's you. You could even spring for a journal where I could keep track of all the good I do in 2013, just in case you have to save some gifts for next year. I hope this list gives you some good ideas Santa, and naughty or nice, I know you'll be leaving me some good things under the Christmas tree.

Juste Une Clou gold bracelet (wishful thinking!), $6,250 at Cartier.com
Fujifilm Instax Camera, $95 at UrbanOutfitters.com
T Tahari Logo Stud Earrings, $28 at Bloomingdales.com
Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington, $19.77 at Amazon.com
Q&A A Day Five-Year Journal, $16.99 at BarnesandNoble.com
Esteban Cortazar Satin and Twill Shorts, $375 at Net-A-Porter.com
Theyskens' Theory Javda Leather Biker Jacket, $1,485 at MatchesFashion.com
Charlotte Olympia Jingle Bell Dolly, $1,016 at CharlotteOlympia.com
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar– Metallic (all colors please!), $16 each at Sephora.com
Céline Trapeze in Natural Linen and Navy Calfskin, $2,700 at Celine.com

For more editor obsessions this holiday season, check out: Editor's Wish List: What Valis Vicenty Is Coveting This Holiday Season, Editor’s Wish List: What Bianca Posterli is Coveting This Holiday Season, Editor’s Wish List: What Nola Weinstein is Hoping For This Holiday Season, Editor’s Wish List: What Cara Chronis is Coveting This Holiday Season, Editor’s Wish List: Katherine Fotinos’ Motives to Keep off The Naughty List