The anti-cliche Christmas is here. Shot by London photographer Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Topshop Creative Director Kate Phelan, our 2016 holiday campaign is all about Christmas party dressing the unexpected way, starring nine model stars from Kate Moss’ little sister Lottie, to Victoria Secret royalty Stella Maxwell. Ever wondered how a model spends the holidays? From Christmas Day spent skiing in Norway to salsa dancing and dressing up head-to-toe red, we caught up with the girls behind the scenes to find out how their festive traditions differ across the globe…
What does a typical Christmas Day look like for you?
Lottie: The Moss family rotate. One year we’ll go to my mum’s family in Norway which is a fun ski holiday (it’s cross-country skiing so you just ski the slopes by yourself), then other years we’ll stay in the UK and go to my dads with my sister.
Stella: I go back to Belfast where my parents live. I travel so much, so it’s nice to be at home. I still get a buzz from presents and getting up super early!
Damaris: At my dad’s Dutch family we have dinner around the tree and don’t do many gifts. In Holland it’s more about the family and singing Christmas songs. My mum’s Latino side is all about eating lots of food, salsa Christmas CD’s and making cocktails!
Do you have any Christmas traditions?
Caitie: We all watch a Christmas Story, the classic American movie. And get lots of Chinese food!
Londone: We play this game called ‘Elf on the Shelf’ – you take photos of the elf slowly moving closer to the tree… It’s pretty creepy but we have always done it.
Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
Caitie: Sledging in Forest Park in St Louis with all of my friends.
Kiki: Going for walks and playing board games every year are my favourite memories. Or one time my mum made a chicken apple pie – with curry! It was so good.
If you could invite anyone to your Christmas who would it be?
Lottie: I think Barack Obama would be someone really cool to have Christmas with – I think he would be really funny. Or Adele!
Caitie: My family and all of my first cousins – I can’t remember the last time we were all together for any event.
Do you mix up your style when you go home for Christmas?
Lottie: I always wear red and dress festive. I’ve got Christmas pyjamas with reindeers on, and Christmas reindeer earrings!
Stella: I’m just really comfortable – t-shirts and trackies. Last Christmas I specifically went out and bought one of those vintage Christmas jumpers – disgusting but cute.
If you could spend Christmas anywhere in the world where would it be?
Damaris: I would love to spend Christmas in Columbia, it’s supposed to be amazing.
Stella Maxwell: New Zealand – it’s beautiful, you hang out on the beach and have a barbeque, it’s not a typical Christmas.
What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever given or received?
Londone: I got my dad a ken doll for Christmas once! He was expecting something else and he opened it and got that… it was pretty funny. It’s all about the trick gift first, then we gave him his real gift, a laptop.
Kiki: Last year, I gave my mum her first concert – one of the biggest jazz festivals in Rotterdam, she loved it! Also I bought her a hot air balloon flight, she said it’s always been her dream to do so that was a good present.
What’s on your Christmas list this year?
Stella Maxwell: The next thing I want is a car, which I’d buy for myself. I always ask for perfume – I really like Le Labo; it’s a Parisian perfume brand, I love their collaborations.
Damaris: For myself I’d buy a Vivienne Westwood armour ring, or an old vintage item of hers – maybe a vintage chequered skirt.
Lottie: I haven’t thought about it yet, but I’d say stuff for my new flat. Or maybe a new car…
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