Meet Sisters Violet and Isabella Guinness

we dropped by the home of Violet and Isabella Guinness (their dad, artist Hugo Guinness, designed special tees just for us) and asked these supercute sisters what’s on their wishlists this year and how they’re getting into the holiday spirit.
Violet wears a J.Crew girls’ long-sleeve paillette bow tee (similar here) and girls’ café capri in metallic jacquard dot. Isabella wears a J.Crew jeweled chandelier sweatshirt (similar here) and her own vintage denim skirt.


Tell us about your style.
Violet: I’m pretty girly and into florals. I like things that have a vintage feel.
Isabella: It changes daily depending on my mood. One day I’ll wear my torn-up old jeans and the next I’ll wear a white floor-length dress.

Favorite item in your closet?
Violet: An English rose playsuit. My mom recently gave me her old button-down sweater with lace flowers on it.
Isabella: My Adidas and this vintage blue-green dress from the ’40s that I bought at the Brooklyn Flea.

How does having artist parents influence your approach to getting dressed up?
Violet: I do love wearing my father’s things—though I think I’d love to wear them even if he weren’t an artist.
Isabella: I think we’ve always been encouraged to express ourselves. We’re always going to see new art exhibitions too, so I think that certainly helps inspire.
In the spirit of the holidays, what’s the best present you’ve ever received?
Violet: My two rabbits.

What about the worst present you’ve ever received?
Isabella: A dress that was at least four sizes too big. It was bright orange, so I looked like a pumpkin.
Holiday indulgence?
Isabella: Every year, I get into the Christmas spirit by cutting out snowflakes and hanging them over my bed.

What are you giving this year?
Violet: A painting to my parents.

Is there a charity you’re giving back to?
Isabella: Doctors Without Borders.
Violet: World Wildlife Fund.
Make your own wishlist and shop Violet’s and Isabella’s wishlists:
Photography by Bryan Derballa.


the answer to how to get what they really want this year: a J.Crew wishlist. here, a closer look at the wishlists created by DonorsChoose.org CEO Charles Best, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie designers Byron and Dexter Peart plus Scout and Gus (their dad works here at J.Crew).
BYRON AND DEXTER PEART, DESIGNERS, WANT LES ESSENTIELS DE LA VIE™

How to Be a Man by Glenn O’Brien, leather flask, Ludlow shirt in dot print, chambray tie and Izola™ candle.
CHARLES BEST, CEO, DONORSCHOOSE.ORG

Nordic dot sweater, mosaic wool scarf, leather work gloves and Los Poblanos™ desert sage soap.
TWIN SISTER AND BROTHER SCOUT AND GUS

Playforever™ cars, glow-in-the-dark Santa tee, Fair Isle gloves and scarf (full assortment here), small cubebot, heart and stripe sleep set, Ridley’s® magic tricks and glitter lodge moccasins.


Make your own wishlist and see more from Charles, Byron, Dexter, Scout and Gus:

Gift Shopping with Lisa Salzer

on the hunt for the perfect present? we asked one of our favorite
collaborators what she’s checking off her list (and what piece from
her own collection she’s giving her mom) this holiday season.
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Shop our 101 Gift Ideas here.

Gift Shopping with Spencer Lyons

on the hunt for the perfect present? we asked activist (and Style Guide star)
Spencer Lyons what he’s checking off his list this holiday season.
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Shop our 101 Gift Ideas here.

Gift Shopping with Our Men’s Design Director

on the hunt for the perfect present? we asked our very own
(and very in-the-know) men’s design director, Dwight Fenton,
what he’s checking off his list this holiday season.
Shop our 101 Gift Ideas here.

Gift Shopping with the Duo Behind SoulCycle

on the hunt for the perfect present? We asked our friends Elizabeth Cutler
and Julie Rice, the masterminds behind cult spinning studio SoulCycle
(the only workout we’ll get out of bed at 7am for) what they’re checking
off their lists this holiday season.
Shop our 101 Gift Ideas here.

Gift Shopping with FACE Stockholm

on the hunt for the perfect present? We asked the mother-daughter duo
Gun and Martina behind make-up line FACE Stockholm what they’re checking
off their list (and what they’re asking for) this holiday season.
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Shop our 101 Gift Ideas here.

Gift Shopping with Caroline Issa

on the hunt for the perfect present? we asked one of our favorite fall
campaign stars what she’s checking off her list (and what warm-weather
spot she’s dreaming about) this holiday season.
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Shop our 101 Gift Ideas here.

Gift Shopping with Men’s Blogger Ryan Plett

on the hunt for the perfect present? we asked one men’s blogger,
Ryan Plett of StyleSeek, what he’s checking off his list
(and what’s topping his own) this holiday season.
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Shop our 101 Gift Ideas here.

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