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.

we just announced that, in addition to our Regent Street flagship, we’re opening a men’s-only store on Lamb’s Conduit in a fittingly nostalgic 19th-century townhouse. to celebrate our impending arrival, we asked our friend artist Hugo Guinness to create a window display featuring 38 different lambs doing various activities—you know, like ironing a shirt, holding an umbrella and, oh, skydiving…
Photography by Bryan Derballa.

J.Crew 38 Lamb’s Conduit opens in October at 38 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London, WC1. For more on what we’ve been up to in London, click here.

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