As the holiday season unfolds I always find myself driven by the same impulse: to stay away from the whirlwind of shopping, merrymaking and the madness of the crowds rushing around and try not to lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas. Take a moment to reflect upon the past year, enjoy the time spent with your loved ones and never cease to believe in whatever makes you happy and keeps you going. Create your own traditions. This is one of mine: going to a play, ballet or concert on a December evening. And after the curtain falls, still brimming with the delight of the performance, take a walk in two in the, by now, empty streets, musing over the holiday lights and window displays. I would love to hear one of your holiday traditions.
photos: by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello for the September 2009 issue of Vogue Italia, modelled by Hanna Rundlöf, Frida Gustvasson and Gwen Loos