Lisa Tant, VP, fashion editor, Holt Renfrew. Photo by Norman Wong.
continuing our holiday poll of a few of our fave Canadian fashion personalities and this week we’re delving into their fondest holiday memories to find out what traditions they’ll be participating this season – we’re already inspired to try out ourselves this year (or maybe even tag along? We’ll bring cake, just saying.)
What are your favourite holiday traditions? "Every year, we cut our own tree from a farm just north of Toronto and then decorate it with a mix of family heirloom ornaments and new ones inspired by the season. This year, I’m inspired by the signature snowflakes that are hanging in every Holt Renfrew store. I also love the Kurt Adler wooden snowflake ornament."
—Lisa Tant, VP, fashion editor, Holt Renfrew "Every year during Christmastime my family gathers all of our clothing, boots, coats and hats that we don’t need and give them to the local clothing bank. This year more than ever I can’t wait to do this because my style has really transformed throughout the past year from being in the fashion industry, and I’ve got plenty of great clothes to give! Giving is one of the best feelings in the world, and there’s no better gift you can give than that of joy on Christmas."
—Dauphine, model, Elmer Olsen "Gathering with family, offering presents and drinking champagne together."
—Denis Gagnon, designer "My favorite holiday tradition is preparing our X-mas tree and stockings the night before. Getting wakened by the little ones in the household early Christmas morning to unwrap our X-mas stocking while still in our pajamas, followed by opening our presents and a huge brunch. One of the best days in the year."
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Click through to read more of favourite holiday traditions of top Canadian fashion personalities here!