What’s On Her Christmas Wish List | The Chic Nerd

By Sophia McMeekin
5th Dec 2013

She's cool without trying, well travelled (to say the least), and has read more books than you've had hot dinners. Unabashedly intelligent, the Chic Nerd knows there's no style without substance. Here are our picks for what should be on her Christmas wish list this year.

Monogrammed Ring in Rose Gold 
Lannah Dunn |  From $299
Borrowed from the boys, and the opposite of bling, the effortless cool exuded by an iconic monogrammed ring is hard to match. Worn alone, it smacks of sophisticated independence. Stacked with other finer pieces of jewellery, a refined knuckle-duster.

Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton
Avid Reader | $39.95
De Botton's latest helpful tome, on the consoling, cajoling value of art in our daily lives, should appease this book worm's voracious reading appetite for a moment.

Frank and Eileen Shirt 
Calexico | $275
Preppy, relaxed, nonchalant, and the perfect accompaniment to a tan, this always-on-trend Frank and Eileen shirt will be a firm favourite for years to come.

Mad et Len Humus Organicum Eau de Toilette
Fallow | $130
Just like Sofia herself, this profound fragrance is deep and thoughtful, inspiring the wearer to dream of far off forest floors and otherworldly adventures. The team behind Fallow—a fashion boutique more akin to a sartorial gallery— curate and collect all their stock with the reflective and brooding creative in mind. So, it's no surprise that this esoteric scent sits among the other artful curiosities at this Fortitude Valley store. You'll probably find a number of other handy stocking fillers here for the Sofia in your life.

Celine Pony Espadrilles 
Maryon's | $675
Perfect for gallivanting around Spain on a summer vay-kay, these effortless espadrilles would work with a classic capri and a red lip. As easy to stuff in a suitcase as they are in a stocking, it's the ultimate travel shoe.

The Planner Diary in Orange 
Molten Store | $26.00
With space for jotting down grand ideas and inspirations, and a planner pages for keeping her on schedule—next year's Cannes festival is just around the corner! —this stylin' diary from Molten Store fits easily into her tote (the Louis Vuitton number bearing her name, of course).

Super Panama BHM
A film director's eyes, some would say, are their most important feature, so it follows that their sunglasses must be pretty darn cool, to keep their valuable retinas in peak condition. A film auteur (that's French for director) of Sofia's ilk has a pretty serious fashion rep to protect. Luckily, Onepointsevenfour, our much-loved purveyor of all things optical, stock this very Cannes-appropriate, tortoiseshell pair of Supers.

The Big Pineapple Print
Art of Ellie | $200 (A1 Size, Framed)
A monochrome print by Brisbane-based artist, Ellie Anderson would be right at home among Coppola's collection of Ed Ruscha and Richard Prince. Created using amazingly intricate pen work, with subjects inspired by flora and fauna and Native American imagery, these highly covetable pieces are available in a variety of sizes.

Ruby Star Traders Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Box
Crate Expectations | $295
For keeping treasures, or hiding junk mail, this gorgeous Indian box will fit in seamlessly with other keepsakes, sourced from around the globe.

Image credit: Harper's Bazaar

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