#ME2UO – CHARLET DUBOC’S XMAS GIFT GUIDENovember 10, 2014
Tis’ the season to be jolly – so follow us in merry measure as we talk to some of our UO pals about what they’ll be giving their friends and family this Christmas.
In our second installment of #ME2UO, we talk to Vice presenter extraordinaire, Charlet Duboc, on what she’ll be buying her girl pals this Christmas.
“Last Christmas, I was out in the desert in UAE filming a camel beauty contest. In spite of the biblical setting (3-wise-men-with-camels vibes), when the big day finally approached, we weren’t feeling very Christmassy at all.
Suddenly, we spotted a vet walking across the sand with blood all down his scrubs. He told us that a baby camel had just been born, so we went to wish it a Happy Christmas Birthday – and they called it Charlet!
It felt like a bonafide nativity scene that allowed me indulge my messiah complex. For Christmas dinner we had camel hump which is just a triangular wedge of fat the size of a turkey. It’s a great delicacy among the Bedouin, but luckily for you, I don’t think it’s coming to a supermarket near you any time soon.” – Charlet
Gift: Bullsh*t Buzzer Gadget
For my work neighbour, Daisy…
I saw this and thought of my friend Daisy – she sits next to me at work. All I can say is that she is the truth; she’s oil on water, wire through cheese – and her lippy is permanently on fleek. Daisy is also always poised to set the world to rights and call bullshit on politicians or boys who don’t text back. With this bullshit buzzer on her desk, I feel it would help her let off steam and channel her frustrations in a tangible way.
Gift: Impossible Refurbished Polaroid 600 Camera and Film Set
For my friend who snaps, Bronwen…
Bronwen is a filmmaker and photographer. She already owns too many cameras but not one of these – I know she’d love playing with polaroid because you get the immediacy of digital but the quality of something dreamy that you get to hold and keep. She’s taken a lot of photos of me, most of which are NSFW, but I’m half-hoping they will one day leak online and boost my career.
Gift: 52 Things To Do While You Poo
For my princess, Aws…
This is the obvious choice for my girl Aws, a.k.a. The Real Princess Jasmine a.k.a a very serious news reporter. The thought of her getting caught short on the porcelain throne without her phone doesn’t bear thinking about. I’m just so thoughtful like that. Aws, I got you bae.
Gift: Album Frame
For my singing beauty, Giulia…
My beautiful friend Giulia from Brazil is a talented singer who’s soon to release her first single. We found her in Rio and brought her back to London where we’re holding her captive. She is one of those awful people who’s so attractive you have to squint to look at her – like trying to look at the sun. So, this is for Giulia to frame her album when it’s pressed.
Gift: Extra Large Wine Glass
For my drinking buddy, Nikola…
This would be perfect for friend Nikola, for those nights when we sit at home together and talk the hind legs off the global donkey population. We like to pretend we’re not gonna finish a whole bottle of wine, but drinking in bed is the new black.
Gift: Jason Markk Premium Shoe Quick Clean Wipes
For me, myself, and I…
This is for myself, because I’m an only child and a boring bastard. You only really know me if you’re aware of how how anal I am about keeping my creps box-fresh. If there’s anything that can kill my vibe, it’s people stepping on my kicks in the club. With these babies tucked in my wallet, I can fix any extracurricular scuffing emergencies in a flash while out and about. Phew!