alexa BlackBook: Alison Mosshart, Don Lemon, Matthew Modine, Nia Vardalos, Leslie Odom Jr. & More Tell Us Their Christmas Wish Lists
WISH LIST: ALISON MOSSHART
The musician, artist and sometime-model serves as lead vocalist for indie-rock band the Kills, as well as for Jack White’s supergroup, the Dead Weather.
Maria Tash 18-k rose-gold diamond earring, $975 at Net-A-Porter.com
“Maria Tash earrings are all beautiful, tiny and shiny.”
WISH LIST: DON LEMON
New York-based journalist Lemon — who’s won both an Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting — currently anchors the primetime cable news show CNN Tonight.
Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig, $30 at Amazon.com
“As a kid, I saw Ali as this iconic figure — this black man who would have people hanging on his every word. But I didn’t get just how huge a figure he was until I was an adult. Everyone thinks taking a knee is a big deal, but think about being Muslim and saying you’re not going to fight in a war — jeopardizing your career. That took real courage.”
WISH LIST: MATTHEW MODINE
“Scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more tons of plastic in the ocean than fish,” says Modine, who appears on Stranger Things, streaming now on Netflix. “We have to be responsible consumers. Gifts like this will make your friends eco-warriors and demonstrate how you are hip, cool and a part of the solution.”
Bee’s Wrap (three pack), $20 at PatagoniaProvisions.com
“These food wraps are the perfect solution for eliminating plastic wrap. The anti-bacterial properties of the beeswax and jojoba oil help to keep food fresh and allow you to use the wrap again and again.”
WISH LIST: NIA VARDALOS
Vardalos is now working on a play called Tiny Beautiful Things in New York. “As holiday shopping season approaches, I’ve eyeballed many corneapopping tiny beautiful things,” she says. “While many of us can’t exactly splurge on fanciful items, we can always drop loud and obvious hints!”
“Royal Strass” Swarovski-crystal adorned pumps, $3,995 at ChristianLouboutin.com
“If you’re like me and never want disco to die, then we can wear these redbottomed glittery shoes to every office meeting, to every rave and then to church the next day.”
WISH LIST: LESLIE ODOM JR.
Odom Jr., who won the Best Actor Tony for his scene-stealing performance as Aaron Burr in Broadway’s Hamilton, now appears on the big screen in Murder on the Orient Express.
Get Out movie poster, $20 at Amazon.com
“I want a limited-edition Get Out poster framed — and signed by Jordan Peele, please — for my office. I haven’t gone to the theater to see a movie three times in … ever. I was entertained and inspired more than I can say. “
WISH LIST: AERIN LAUDER
Lauder is the image director for her family’s Estée Lauder brand, while also running her own popular beauty and home lifestyle company, AERIN.
Aspen Style, $85 at Assouline.com
“This book is high on my wish list. Not only because Aspen is such a special place to me, but also because the cover is so beautiful and will look amazing on any coffee table.”
WISH LIST: ELIZA COUPE
Actress Eliza Coupe, best known for her roles on Happy Endings, Scrubs and The Mindy Project, just returned to screens on the new Hulu series Future Man, directed by Seth Rogen.
Luxe gym bag, $165 at SweatyBetty.com
“I work out like a maniac and go through gym clothes and gym bags like crazy — Sweaty Betty makes the best workout gear!”
Illustrations by John Kenzie