Frosted windows, twinkling lights, piles of presents — ready or not, all signs signal that the holly-jolly holidays are almost here! To get in the seasonal spirit, we asked five of the hottest style bloggers around to dish on all things holiday — from their favorite childhood memories to those holiday tunes they just can’t stand. So cozy up with your laptop and a cup of hot cocoa, and enjoy an extra-chic dose of holiday cheer.
Our latest Haute Holiday interview is with the eclectic Toshiko of It’s Not Her, It’s Me.
Which “Kate” will you be channeling when you attend holiday parties this season — Moss, Middleton, Bosworth, or Perry?
Toshiko: Out of all the Kates, my style is the closest to Kate Bosworth’s, but I wouldn’t mind throwing some Kate Moss into the mix with some edgy leather and faux fur this holiday season!
What holiday song brings you the most holiday spirit? Which song KILLS it?
Toshiko: Oh, that’s a tough one! I love all the classics — original classics. I can’t really stand modern-day remixes, especially when it’s really badly sung by some new unknown artist (too many out there). Yikes!
What holiday food makes you bring out the stretchy pants?
Toshiko: Sweet potatoes and all the pies!
What’s on your wishlist this holiday?
Toshiko: As of right now, I am most excited for the Isabel Marant x H&M collab. I seriously want everything!
We’re all ears: Have a great holiday entertainment tip?
Toshiko: Cooking together with your significant other, friends, or family is always fun!
Which Handbag Heaven bag are you dreaming of this holiday season?
Toshiko: The Reese.
See how Toshiko styled the Reese throughout this entire post!
What holiday beverage makes you the merriest?
Toshiko: My stepdad makes bomb eggnog!
Which gift from years past rivals the excitement of the Red Ryder BB Gun from A Christmas Story?
Toshiko: This doesn’t sound very exciting and perhaps a little nerdy, but my fiancé got me the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) one Christmas, and it’s the best gift ever because I literally use it every day! Not sure what I would do without it — or him. ;)
What holiday movie is on repeat throughout the season?
Toshiko: The Holiday! Gotta love that one!
What’s your favorite holiday memory?
Toshiko: I grew up in Hong Kong and Christmas there is extraordinary! This city is full of lights and high-rises — imagine all of that with holiday decor and lights! It’s quite spectacular. It’s something you have to experience in person!