The MR Gift Guide, Part Two (Ft. Gucci Lipstick & Super Soft Slippers)

Welcome to the Annual Man Repeller Gift Guide! As you may know,

we love
a theme party
that moonlights as gift-giving advice around
here, and this year’s theme is “horoscopes.” It’s a timely
celebration of the 2010s’ primary source of digital catnip as
this decade come to a close, but also an excuse to create TWELVE
highly personalized gift vignettes for your shopping pleasure.

We’re breaking them up over the course of four days, which
started with fire signs yesterday,
moves to earth signs today, and tackles water and air signs after
that–so be sure to keep checking back for more treats. (Think of
it like an advent calendar, except you get to eat multiple
chocolates at once.) Now, without further ado, I’ll hand the mic
over to astrological aficionado Sarah Panlibuton Barnes who is far
more qualified to wax poetic on the stars and their plans for your
presents. —Harling Ross

What would we do without our earth signs to keep us grounded
during this frenetic time of year? The
can send many of us spinning like tops, zipping around
Black Friday sales and worrying about whether Aunt Gilda is back on
her militant raw veganism kick and will spend at least two thirds
of any get-together referring to your leather shoes as “those
dead baby cow sacks on your feet.” Luckily, the universe in its
infinite wisdom has gifted us chill-ass earth signs who will help
keep us sane this season.

Earth signs are a gorgeous combination of pragmatic and
sumptuous. They will make sure that the roast poultry stays basted
and that everyone’s cups stay filled. At the holiday function,
earth signs are likely to bring the most decadent canapés, post up
on the comfiest
, and draw other guests into their soothing and
sensual aura. Earth signs are the astrological equivalent of
Timothée Chamalet’s powerful brow, mixed with velvet upholstery,
mixed with an ankle stabilizing boot, mixed with Obama’s oratory
timbre. Gifts inspired by this energy will be beautiful,
functional, and overall pleasing to the senses. Do you have
excitement shivers running down your excitable spine? I sure do!
Let’s break it down.


When I think of Taurus, I think of a buxom film starlet in repose
atop a chaise lounge. There is a gilded lazy susan, a spinning
selection of patisserie at Taurus’ fingertips. Scattered around
the scene are half-drunk bottles of good wine, an abundance of
pillows, burning resins and incense, and a hitachi vibrator
(anachronistic but spiritually truthful). Taurus is all about
feeling good on her own terms. Pressies to delight someone with
these sensibilities will be all about decadence, but not the
dripping-in-diamonds kind, more like a luxurious cashmere beanie, these
understated bracelets
, some statement
, an excellent
, and an “Oh, this old thing?” cool-girl attitude.
Tauri are also likely to sit out some of the overabundance of
festivities this season, seeing as how they are characteristically
protective of their energy. So send ‘em into homebody-bliss with
domestic delights like this set
of face masks
, and these salt
and pep grinders
that look like something you’d find in a
claymation cartoon set in a laboratory.

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Capricorn, the astrological sea-goat, is a master of the material
and the emotional world. With their hooves on the ground and their
sleek fish tails in the aqueous territory of emotions, they are
turned on by worldly success and self-mastery. They love to savor
the fruits of their hard work and they swoon for excellent
craftsmanship. Capricorn is the sign you want at the helm of any
holiday get together and they generally know this about themselves.
In fact, as a cardinal sign, they have probably already sent out
embossed invitations and created a spreadsheet listing every
guest’s dietary restrictions and favorite conversation

Show up to a Cap’s party with this sleek vase
that reminds me of that terrifying shimmer-twin that Natalie
Portman fights at the end of Annihilation and this beautifully
crafted velvet cushion
. If you want to go the jewelry route,
and bracelets
will have even the most selective sea goat in an appreciative
tizzy. When the festivities are over, Cap will probably want to
start cleaning up and writing thank you cards immediately.
Encourage them to chill out with this matcha set
that will appeal to their taste for tradition and these flip flops
which make them feel like they’re walking on the backs of teddy
bears, which will appeal to anyone with feet.

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Everyone needs a Virgo in their life, especially during the
holidays. Virgos are all about the joy that comes from order,
harmony, and abundance in the material world. For example, I will
bet you a mug full of eggnog (which I believe is more of a weird
custard than a beverage) that a Virgo probably created Tetris. That
moment when the little stack of cubes finally fits into the gap and
the line disappears was clearly designed with a Virgo’s pleasure
centers in mind. This delight in introducing order into chaos
translates into an excellent set of hands in any holiday kitchen. A
Virgo will dice the hell out of a scallion, efficiently zest the
citrus, and line up your mise en place in understated ramekins.

Delight your Virgo’s taste for beauty and order with this colorful cutting
that says, “I like chaos when it is completely sealed
into a non-porous and hygienic surface,” the coolest jar I’ve ever seen,
these tartan
Baggu zip sets
to keep all their important objects (such as
this excellent
Gucci Beauty lipstick set
) separate and easily findable, and

this gilded set of utensils
so they never have to worry about
other people improperly washing their forks and spoons (a real
concern). Top off your sensational display of gift-giving with
perfectly toasty slippers by Toast
so that Virgo’s feet will
stay both pristine and warm.

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Come back tomorrow for all your water-signed loved ones!!

12 PHOTOS click for more

Photographer: Cody Guilfoyle
Prop Stylist: Sara

Art Direction/Production: Sabrina Santiago 
Market: Leandra Medine Cohen, Harling Ross, &
Elizabeth Tamkin 

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The MR Gift Guide, Part Two (Ft. Gucci Lipstick & Super Soft Slippers)