A Fashionably Festive Guide to Gifting, Getting, Going and Gorging, Part II

In honor of the holidays, WWD sought out some seasonal nostalgia from the style set, and asked about this year’s plans.

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Erin Wasson, model
Favorite holiday memory?
“Decorating. Mama Wasson loves her some Christmas!”
Gifts you’ll give? “Undivided attention and home-cooked meals.”
And on your wish list? “A pony.”
What will you be eating...and where? “A combo of home-cooked food and good old Tex-Mex in Texas!”

Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, Rag & Bone
Gifts you’ll give? Wainwright:
“Giganotosaurus and a Bat Cave for my boys, and Jo Malone candles for friends and family.”
Neville: “Bonpoint holiday dress for my daughter Gray and a Rag & Bone down jacket for my mum.”
And on your wish list? Wainwright: “Fuji X100 Camera.”
Neville: “Cycling shoes for my SoulCycle classes, a new tennis bag because the one Marcus gave me for my birthday is luminous yellow and a hand-stitched leather cover for the bannister in my apartment.”
What will you be eating...and where? Wainwright: “I will be staying in Brooklyn with Glenna and the kids. We have a big turkey and Christmas pudding, that’s the English way.”
Neville: “We will have a vegetarian Christmas in Pittsburgh with Gucci’s family and then head off to Beaver Creek, Colo.”

Josie Natori
Favorite holiday memory?
“The first Christmas for Kenneth, our son, and the first Christmas for Cruzzie, our grandson!”
What will you be eating...and where? “We will be hosting for all our family who are in New York at our apartment...we’ll be eating a Filipino feast for Christmas Eve which includes a suckling pig, paella and a traditional Natori Christmas dinner with turkey, ham, poached salmon, every side dish imaginable and a zillion desserts!”

Yeohlee Teng
Favorite holiday memory?
“The beach, coconut trees, curry chicken on white bread, swimming and rock climbing.”
Gifts you’ll give? “Homemade jam, apples, string, beeswax candles — anything from the farmers’ market.”
And on your wish list? “Time, and lots of it.”
What will you be eating...and where? “Roast goose, potato pancakes, apple sauce — out in Sagaponack.”

Hannah Bronfman
Favorite holiday memory?
“When my little brother was born I was so excited about his first Christmas that I took him all around the house with me and explained everything about Christmas! He doesn’t remember but I do.”
Gifts you’ll give? “Silk pajamas, sweaters and a few monogrammed trinkets.”

Miles Aldridge, photographer
Favorite holiday memory? “Every Christmas morning my sister and I used to take an early morning walk over Hampstead Heath to prolong the excitement of opening our presents.”
Gifts you’ll give? “No idea yet. I tend to do all my shopping in a mad panic on Christmas Eve just as the shops are closing.”
What will you be eating...and where? “Turkey in London.”

Ralph Rucci
Favorite holiday memory?
“Being totally worry-less, all caught up in the wonder of the magical man who arrives during the night bringing presents.”
Gifts you’ll give? “Little items to each member of my team showing my appreciation for their solidarity.”
What will you be eating...and where? “A traditional meal — capon, chestnut stuffing, fresh cranberry, Italian ricotta pie, pumpkin pie. Usually Christmas is at my house in New York but this year I will be at my father’s in Philadelphia.”

Rebecca Minkoff
Favorite holiday memory?
“A few years ago my brother Max got married over the holidays and he decided to take a ‘family moon’ instead of a honeymoon so the entire family and extended family went skiing together for a week.”
What will you be eating...and where? “A secret family recipe for roasted chicken and potato latkes at my family house in Florida.”

Ashley Smith, model
Favorite holiday memory?
“Every year I would make my grandma drive me to the surrounding neighborhoods to see all the pretty decorated front lawns and houses. We would do it for an hour or so with my sister and just talk.”
What will you be eating...and where? “I’ll probably be in Austin, eating what my family calls ‘pink stuff.’ It’s strawberries with cottage cheese, pineapple, cherry Jello mix, Cool Whip and shredded coconut all stirred together. Yum!”

Nicole Miller
Favorite holiday memory?
“When my son was old enough to believe in Santa Claus.”
Gifts you’ll give? “Products I designed on my trip to Africa. I partnered with Indego Africa and women artisans in Rwanda on a fair trade basis.”
And on your wish list? “All kinds of kitchen gadgets.”
What will you be eating...and where? “First I am heading to the Berkshires for Christmas where my sister will make a fabulous meal. I am bringing the foie gras and escargot. Then off to Aspen.”

Patricia van der Vliet, model
Favorite holiday memory?
“Ice-skating with my mom, dad and brother in the town where I grew up and everyone having hot chocolate after.”
What’s on your wish list? “I’m hoping to get Carine Roitfeld’s new book, ‘Irreverent,’ preferably the limited edition from Colette. And tickets to a Drake concert because I’m such a big fan.”
What will you be eating...and where? “Everything that comes my way! No dieting during the holidays in Holland!”

Colleen Bell
Gifts you’ll give?
“I am giving my husband everything he will need to show outdoor surf movies at our house in Malibu: an Epson movie projector, beanbag chairs and a popcorn-maker on wheels.”
And on your wish list? “A sueded crocodile Proenza Schouler PS1 tote, a Moncler ski jacket, flying lessons.”
What will you be eating...and where? “Christmas Eve we are cross-country skiing to a lodge outside of Aspen called Pine Creek Cook House. Half the fun is skiing in the dark with miners lights attached to your hat.”

Emanuela de Paula, model
Gifts you’ll give?
“Lots of love.”
And on your wish list? “A karaoke machine.”
What will you be eating...and where? “I’ll be in Brazil with my family, definitely eating some delicious food that my aunt and grandmom will cook.”


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