Whether Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Pagan or Aetheist, people like to give and receive gifts. There is perhaps no better time of year for such acts of kindness than the month of December. While we're all in the giving spirit, we are pleased to present this year's edition of The Brvtal List. Past versions of the list were limited to the selections of Jeremy and Taylor. This year, we've invited some of our favorite artists, musicians, designers and friends to contribute to the list and we are excited to bring you their holiday gift guide selections.
Fashion Designer, NYC (www.katiegallagher.com)
La Perla Bodysuit. I would wear this everywhere I go, on it's own of course, but also as a layer with skirts (like the high slit wool skirt in my shop). http://www.laperla.com
Katie Gallagher Slip Dress. I wear it all the time in all the colors. It can be dressed up or down and the red color is perfect for the season! http://katiegallagher.tictail.com
Comme des Garçons fragrance. I love almost all the comme scents, but this hits one of my tops. And the bottle is festive. www.aedes.com
I could not be more excited to introduce the FAROUCHE collection by CHELSEA WOLFE X HVNTER GVTHERER. Limited edition "Pricks" available for preorder through 2015. Ships early 2016. www.hvntergvtherer.com/cwxhg *styled, modeled & photographed by Chelsea Wolfe.
Heather Gabel prints. I have known Heather's work for some time now and have grown to love it more as I get to know the artist behind the work. Her work creates a visceral response for me as I am equally seduced by beauty and tangled in metaphor and meaning. www.heathergabel.bigcartel.com
LVNEA Black Sea botanical perfume is one of my personal favorites. It is earthy, musky and fresh -- and smells differently on everyone depending on their individual chemistry. I often give this as a gift because I want to bask in this scent everywhere I go! http://www.lvnea.com/products/black-sea
The Brvtalist (Taylor)
You're home for the holidays and have discovered your high school sweetheart is now dating your ex-best friend who happens to have a nasty cocaine habit and is in serious debt with James Spader. This plush queen size Nagel graphic throw is the perfect gift to keep her warm after the party has ended. HUF X NAGEL Queen Size Blanket, $80 Available at Newbury Comics.
Future Blondes is a collaborative experimental project which includes music and visual art. Available at Society 6, find their striking collages available in a variety of prints and home goods including throw pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains and more! I'm obsessed! Find multiple sizes at Society 6.
It seems like every year Chromat makes it on to the list. I'm always impressed by their ever evolving brand...and I am a sucker for a latex trench. Black Lucite Latex Tranch, $1293. At Chromat
Finding a good bag is hard. I'm digging the shape of this clean and classic black leather backpack from Maison Margiela. Mm6 Maison Margiela Black Rope Backpack, $695 on Ssense.
I've been following IDEA Books on Instagram for a while now and every day I threaten to unfollow them because they continuously find the best, most obscure art, fashion and design publications on the planet. I want them all. This collection has been my favorite so far - Gunnar International. As described by IDEA: "Late eighties. Nothing ever before or since. Being the oversized supersized magazine of Gunnar Larsen. Photographer creative director visionary. Fashion meets science fiction fantasy." Gunnar International. Available through Idea Books.
When I die, spray my casket with "A Portrait of a Lady." This perfume is the most magnetizing scent I have ever smelled. Do not wear if you are anti-social. The ultimate in BRVTL-LUX. Portrait of a Lady Perfume by Dominique Ropion, Frederic Malle. $365 Barneys New York.
fashion designers/art collective, Berlin (www.uy-studio.com)
We decided to go with unknown Berlin artists, who are working hard and have so much talent. We feel proud to know them and they inspire us everyday! The are definitely the perfect holiday gifts!
Print by the photographer "Evelyn Bencicova". Super chic, emotional art photography, for deep and creative minds. Can get it at Gallery Tryffelgrisen.
Sexy Alternative dreamy music - Kodama is currently working on his visual outputs and more music is about to be released shortly. Can be downloaded here: https://kodamaproject.bandcamp.com/releases
Trendy gym bag "CRUZ". Bags made out of Vegan leather & Neoprene. Available at https://www.facebook.com/CRUZ.Bags.Bags
Handmade interior design objects by Emre Demirtas. Unique and limited pieces made in Berlin. Available at https://www.facebook.com/koncreetdesign/info?tab=page_info
Perfect for a night at Thee Rave Dungeon - make sure to order it in XXL so you can wear it like a dress. Available at Nvr Mnd.
I'm not really into super girly perfume but this rides the line and the bottle looks super cool on my bathroom shelf. Available at Barney's New York.
Dudes - you can't really fuck up with this one unless you are dating a Zale's kind of girl and if that's the case GET OUT NOW. At Melody Ehsani.
Thank you to all of our contributors so far. More Brvtal List coming this week!