Location: The Residence, Central Park South, Manhattan

Once upon a time, Three Wise Men came bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Gold as a symbol of kingship on earth, frankincense as a symbol of deity, and myrrh as a symbol of mortality. Once upon a couple of days ago, Three Wise Women gathered around the kitchen table to eat gingerbread cookies (lots of them), discuss the new JULIET cover (lots of it – Kat couldn’t believe I convinced Sophie to dance The Nutcracker inside a snow globe…) and try to find the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx: what to give to the woman who has everything? Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend but they don’t offer her a hug when she needs one. She might only wear Chanel No. 5 in bed but.. that gets cold fast. She loves a good book but what if she already has it? They decided on the gift of Egyptian Cotton. Egyptian Cotton T-Shirts that is. A symbol of long-lasting relationships, ambition and victory.

Sophie: When it comes to long-lasting relationships, ’The One’ checks all the boxes. It hugs your body in the most flattering way (not too clingy, not too loose), it is thick enough to be opaque but thin enough to make for easy tucking, it holds its shape after wearing all day, it reveals a little unexpected mystery (hello, slight flash of the collar bone), is breathable and is sumptuously soft.

Sophie’s MoraliTEE: A versatile investment piece t-shirt that you love is of keepsake value when compared with an endless string of disposable dates tees. —-> The SOPHIE TEE

Kat: You can, because you do. So dress for the part where you rise to the highest rank of your profession. An expertly tailored tank is the classy supporting act to my ambitions. In Egyptian Cotton because mediocrity is not an option.

Kat’s MoraliTEE: Not all tanks and tees are created equal. Choose the wardrobe staples that put you into a ‘takes no shit’ kind of mood. ——> The KAT TANK.

Me: No self-respecting French lady would consider her wardrobe complete without a little white tee (or seventeen). It’s the piece that keeps her looking like herself no matter what she throws over or under. This Parisienne prefers hers with the right amount of Vixen-ness. As the saying goes, V-Neck stands for Victory.

My MoraliTEE: Like jeans leading the people, the perfect little white V-Neck tee is your anytime, anywhere and any way closet hero. And when it comes to choosing your hero, be shamelessly snobbish. Why settle for his ok-ish friend when you can have the one that gives you a sartotial high? —-> The GRACE TEE

My advice to gift-giver extraordinaire himself?

Dear Santa, Tis the Season to be comfy and look like a million dollars, fa-la-la-la-la. You simply can’t go wrong with these magical Egyptian Cotton Tees. Made to add a dose of Merry Everything and Happy Always to any woman’s wardrobe.

Yours truly,


Illustrations: Chuchu Briquet for Frederick & Sophie / Styling: Priscilla Obermeier