Holiday Gift Guide Part 7 — For the Sexy Siren Who Worships Satine and Moulin Rouge!
Only 8 days left until Christmas, ladies! But don’t panic if you’re still working on buying gifts for everyone on your list. At SickaThanAverage.com, we’ve got you covered with our expansive gift guide, which includes items for femme fatales, Bohemian types, preppy sorts, lovable nerds, excess-loving divas, and much more. From now until Christmas, we’ll have gift ideas for you daily, so there will be no shortage of suggestions! This year, we’ve drawn inspiration from the unforgettable characters in some of our favorite TV shows and movies — and, today, we’re honoring Nicole Kidman‘s turn as the smoldering courtesan Satine in 2001’s Moulin Rouge!.
Here, some of the things that would make “The Sparkling Diamond” flash her million-dollar smile.
La Vie Grand Marnier, $64.99. Available at Sherry-Lehman (Sherry-Lehman.com and 212.838.7500), Morrell & Company (MorrellWine.com and 800.96.WINES), and Astor Wines & Spirits (AstorWines.com and 212.674.7500).
This limited-edition bottle of Grand Marnier celebrates the sensuality of Parisian life. Even the box has a naughty feel, as it depicts a woman in a slinky black gown with a daring slit and ultra low back holding a bottle of La Vie Grand Marnier and entering a dark room, where a man stands in the shadows.
Curations With Stefani Greenfield Ali Crystal 20″ Necklace, $73.90. Visit HSN.com
Throughout the movie, Satine wears resplendent bib necklaces such as this crystal necklace with its black and smoky gray crystals.
Jasmine Di Milo Solar Lace Mini Dress, £729.00. Visit JasmineDiMilo-Shop.com
Sure, the Moulin Rouge dancers wore provocative can-can skirts and tight corsets, but Satine was no ordinary courtesan — she was the star of the show, and her fashions reflected it. She managed to look exquisite and ooze sensuality even when wearing a long-sleeved, high-collared black lace gown similar to the Jasmine Di Milo piece pictured at top.
Louboutin Clic Clac Lace Booties, €719,00. Visit MyTheresa.com
These suede booties feature a white mesh fabric and black floral lace embroidery — the perfect companions for the lace dress pictured above. What material manages to convey both naughty and nice as well as lace?
Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in Simply Red, $19.50. Visit EsteeLauder.com
From the very first moment when viewers are introduced to Satine, she’s donning red lipstick — and she’s almost never spotted without it afterward. For Satine, ruby red lips are essential to creating an alluring illusion. Estee Lauder’s Simply Red lipstick will help the Satine-like vixen in your life become the ultimate temptress.
Philip B Chocolate Milk Collection Gift Set, $57. Visit PhilipB.com
A decadent aphrodisiac, chocolate is one of the foods most favored when trying to create a sensual meal (whether inside or outside of the bedroom). Philip B’s Chocolate Milk Collection, which consists of the Chocolate Milk Body Wash & Bubble Bath and the Chocolate Milk Body Creme, allows you to make your skin smell like a indulgent treat — perfect for the woman who wants to set the mood for some naughty love bites.
Carolee Lux Runway Victorian Bib Necklace, $350, and Runway Victorian Chandelier Earrings, $150. Available at Bloomingdale’s.
Think pearls are only for upper crust types who keep their pinkies raised while sipping tea? Think again. Pearls were as popular with flappers and Burlesque dancers as they are with aristocrats and socialites.
Casadei Platform Pumps, $395. Visit TheCorner.com
Does this Satine-like lady love to show a little leg? Then she has to wear the right shoes to accentuate those stems — plus, with their jeweled heel, these Casadei pumps have just the right amount of sparkle.
Macy’s Hotel Collection Silver Links Coverlet in Queen Size, $199, and 12″ x 20″ Decorative Pillow, $49.99. Visit Macys.com
Satine’s boudoir is her empire, the place where she can render any man helpless. And, of course, that means she has to maintain the space’s regal look — and the right bed linens are essential. This glamorous silver-colored coverlet and decorative pillow will help create the desired effect.
NYX Cosmetics Special Effects Theatrical Lashes in Soprano, $10. Visit NYXcosmetics.com
Any performance at the Moulin Rouge involves drama — and it starts with the costumes worn by the performers. These feather lashes will draw attention to the wearer’s eyes, while adding a hint of whimsy.
Frederic Fekkai Femme Fekkai Sensuelle Shampoo, $45, and Femme Fekkai Sensuelle Conditioner, $45. Visit Fekkai.com
Leave it up to master hairstylist Frederic Fekkai to combine haircare and fragrance in a revolutionary manner, creating a range of hair products with the luxurious, sensuous aroma of the finest eau de parfom. With notes of jasmine, orange blossom, and amber, the Femme Fekkai Sensuelle range will further hypnotize anyone who caresses your mane.
Todd Reed TRDE707 18k Yellow Gold And Sterling Silver Earrings With Rose Cut Diamonds(7.77 cw), Rose Cut Rubies (.66 ctw) And Raw Diamond Cubes (.2 ctw), $13,200. Visit ToddReed.com
Any gal with Satine-esque tastes will tell you that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” A trailblazer in the usage of raw diamonds, Todd Reed makes elegant pieces that still have a slight ruggedness to them — perfect for the queen of Bohemian Paris’s underworld.
Kiki De Montparnasse Muse Strapless Silk-Satin Bra, $250, and Muse Heart Silk-Satin Briefs, $195. Visit Net-A-Porter.com
Satine sorts are very comfortable with their sexuality, but they’re a bit demure and sly in how they use it. Rather than showcase everything up front, they tease onlookers with just a taste of their goodies, lure them in, and then push them away, hence maintaining their air of mystery. Once a man gets the keys to the kingdom, however, he’ll be in for a big treat — down to the ultra sexy lingerie he’ll tear off her body.
Black Sinamay Top Hat, £55. Visit BurlesqueHats.co.uk
Sure, it’s not the top hat Satine wore when she sat on a swing suspended from the ceiling, singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” in her sultriest voice, but this mini top hat, with its feather adornments and its tapered veil is certainly a show-stopping number.
Bare Escentuals Buxom Babes About Town, $39. Visit Sephora.com
This coquettish set adds volume to your lips, while also delivering sparkling color, so they look simply irresistible. The kit includes four Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick shades (Milan, a flesh-toned hue; Shanghai, a merlot red; Berlin, a caramel-tinged coffee shade; and Amsterdam, a beige pink) and four Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish hues (Destiny, a coral-tinged pink; Dani, an orchid purple; Isabella, a bronze color; and Zena, a pearly light pink shade) — all named like voluptuous babes.
Yochi Double Strand Teardrop Bib Necklace, $75. Visit SouthMoonUnder.com
Satine-like girls are hardly wallflowers. When they walk into a room, they want to be noticed — heck, they will be noticed. This Yochi bib necklace, with its rows of teardrop-shaped glass beads,
Badgley Mischka Hyde Pump, $105. Visit Endless.com
These wine-colored pumps feature a slightly curved silhouette and a shiny satin-like fabric that, together, accentuate the shoe’s femininity.
Portolano Opera-Length Gloves, $295. Visit NeimanMarcus.com
Remember when we’re first introduced to Satine and she comes down in a trapeze swing, wearing a sparkling ensemble, along with a top hat and opera-length gloves? These black leather Portolano gloves add a sophisticated touch to any ensembles — from floor-length evening gowns to burlesque-style leotards.
Christian Louboutin Ronda Dina Lace Platform Pumps, €698,00. VisitMyTheresa.com
That lace pattern. The dainty stiletto heel. That dramatic platform. These lace platforms are as divinely beautiful as the “Sparkling Diamond” herself.
Amrita Singh Shabana Earrings, $40. Visit AmritaSingh.com
Towards the end of Moulin Rouge, when Satine is performing her Bollywood-themed stage performance, she wears a pair of chandelier earrings similar to the Amrita Sigh ones pictured above. The earrings are just one of the many visuals that make the performance a multi-sensory extravaganza.
La Perla Lace And Satin Briefs, $115. Visit Net-A-Porter.com
When you wear sexy lingerie, you naturally feel sexier — even if you’re the only one who knows the exact look and make of these undergarments. What better gift to give the woman who insists on feeling like a sex goddess?
Florentine Smoke Chandelier, $2750. Visit JaysonHomeAndGarden.com
What super sexy boudoir would be complete without a chandelier? With its smoky gray, teardrop-shaped crystals and pewter-colored metal, this chandelier adds a slightly goth quality to the elegant design.
American Glamour Badgley Mischka Maltese Cross Stretch Bracelet, $79. Available at HSN.com
This ornate stretch bracelet has an almost Byzantine-like elegance to it, which is further amplified by the gem-like colors.
Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho Swarovski, $410. Visit BondNo9.com
Queens of the night will love the limited-edition bottle of Bond No. 9’s Nuits de Noho fragrance, which features star shaped made of Swarovski crystals.
La Mer The Lip Balm, $45. Visit CremeDeLaMer.com
No seductress would be caught dead with dry, flaky lips. With La Mer’s The Lip Balm, she can transform a dry pout into a luscious kisser in no time.
Todd Reed TRDN239 Necklace With 18k Yellow Gold, 22k Yellow Gold, 2mm Cubes (46.2 ctww) and 2mm PC (7.21 ctw), $37,950. Visit ToddReed.com
With its clusters of cubed raw diamonds and gemstones, set in yellow gold, this necklace could cause its very own Gold Rush.