Rickie De Sole

Rickie De Sole,
Fashion Market and Accessories Director at
W Magazine

With a career history at industry behemoths Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Prada, Rickie De Sole is just about as “inside” as an insider can be. Her impeccable foresight and incredible taste are a perfect match for her role as Fashion Market and Accessories Director at W. Who better to seek holiday gifting advice from than the girl who sees it all, year after year?

 

GO TO HOLIDAY PARTY OUTFIT?
Dresses by Dolce and Erdem

 

BEST GIFT EVER RECEIVED
That's hard! I think it would be a ring my mother gifted me a few years ago that belonged to my grandmother. I love any gift that has a story!

 

FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION
Being with family! That's the most important tradition for me during the holidays. And having grapefruit and waffles for breakfast on Christmas Day....

Giovanna and Cloclo

Giovanna Campagna and Cloclo Echavarria,
CREO co-founders

Colombian fashion designers have enjoyed a prolonged spotlight of late, largely thanks to this duo. Cousins Giovanna and Cloclo (the former based in New York; the latter, London) founded CREO Consulting, an incubator dedicated to the expansion and support of Latin talent in 2015.

 

GO TO HOLIDAY PARTY OUTFIT?
C.E: If I am in Bogota where it is a little chilly, my go-to outfit is a velvet pajama set by Piamita or a knitwear set by Pepa Pombo. I love how chic sets look and how comfortable they are—perfect for holiday meals!

 

G.C: When I head to Cartagena to spend New Year's with my family in Colombia, it's all about being comfortable. You need to dress for a late night of dancing! I'll choose a printed dress by ISOLDA or Piamita, and jewelry from my aunt Chiqui Echavarria's store in town, Casa Chiqui.

 

FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION
G.C: My family's annual Christmas party at our home uptown. It's a chance for all the generations to mix and my mother always books a salsa band to keep the party going late!

 

BEST GIFT EVER RECEIVED
C.E: It is a hard choice between my Hunting Season croc backpack and a set of photographs by my uncle, Juan Manuel Echavarria.

Eugenie Niarchos

Eugenie Niarchos,
Jewelry Designer

Despite her jet-set lifestyle, New York-born Eugenie Niarchos calls London home. It’s where she runs her business, the jewelry brand Venyx, which she founded in 2013. Inspired by nature with a sci-fi twist, her covetable wear-with-everything pieces look like otherworldly portals, incorporating mythical symbols, dazzling opals and moonstone.

 

GO-TO HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK
A well-cut jumpsuit

 

BEST GIFT EVER RECEIVED
Custom book clutch by Olympia Le-Tan titles "the Adventures of Eugenie"

 

FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION
A long Xmas lunch with my family on December 25th

Elizabeth Sulcer

Elizabeth Sulcer,
Stylist

Only one can claim responsibility for model-of-the-moment Bella Hadid’s stylish emersion. The New York City-based It-girl stylist, Elizabeth Sulcer—who happens to be an It-girl herself—owns a resume teeming with A-list clients, publications, and ad campaigns that stands taller than her petite frame.

 

BEST GIFT EVER RECEIVED
A Cartier Diamond Panthere Ring.

 

FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION
Decorating the Christmas Tree.

Bettina Prentice

Bettina Prentice,
Founder & Creative Director,
Prentice Cultural Communications

The New Yorker calls Gramercy Park home and runs a luxury agency, specializing in media relations, strategic partnerships and events. Unsurprisingly, the art world insider is an expert curator. Her parties are “like unicorns, they’re magical” according to Vogue’s Selby Drummond.

 

BEST GIFT EVER RECEIVED
A watch from my husband engraved with our son’s birth date.

 

FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION
My incredible team at work and my wonderful immediate family collect toys for Coalition for the Homeless to distribute to the children living in New York City’s shelter system.