The Most Wonderful Time of the Year—With Karen Elson

‘Tis the season … to chat with our favorite redheaded muse, model and star of the Banana Republic Holiday 2011 campaign. Thank you, Karen Elson for giving us your take on the most festive time of year. You always make our spirits bright—in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Check out the Q&A below.

BR: What are your must-haves this holiday?
KE: Hermes blanket, Serge Lutens perfume, Diptyque candles and Tabitha Simmons shoes.
BR: What were you wearing during your favorite New Year’s Eve moment?
KE:A floor-length Anna Sui dress, worn with fake fur gilet and adorned with tons of necklaces and bracelets.
BR: Be honest – are you more of a giver or receiver?
KE: I’m more of a giver. I love to find a gift that has meaning to the person I’m giving it to.

BR: What keeps you cozy in the winter—fashion or otherwise?
KE: What keeps me cozy? Over-sized Marc Jacobs sweaters, blankets, and knee-high stockings!

BR: What’s your favorite color and why?
KE: My favorite color changes every year.  At the moment, it’s all shades of purple – from mauve and lilac to the darkest indigo.

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