A New Way to Holiday

Wrapper’s Delight

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Kelly Wearstler


What inspired your paper patterns?
“We looked to my collections and collaborations for inspirations. The collection is very painterly. Some of the designs are translated from fabric swatches, wallpapers, or amazing proprietary details like my signature perforated metal.”


Do you have a must-have wrapping tool?
“Double-sided tape is fantastic. It makes the packaging so clean.”


What are you giving this season?
“My little marble kisses are charming and thoughtful—everyone needs a kiss!”


Best wrapped gift you’ve ever received?
“My boys make their wrapping paper from time to time. I love hand-painted wrapping paper.”


Any other clever uses for wrapping paper?
“I collect vintage books. Sometimes I find fantastic ones without covers, or the covers are aging or damaged. Wrapping them in a cool pattern can give them a new lease on life.”

John Derian


What inspired your paper patterns?
“The papers are reprints of a collection of 19th- and early-20th-century wallpapers I found through an antiques dealer in Paris.”

 

 

Do you have any wrapping must-dos?
“I do a simple, small bow and make sure the tail is a little longer than the bow. Don’t skimp on the tail!”

 

 

What are you giving this season?
“I’m just back from a shopping trip in the South of France, and I got an amazing cache of bisque dolls from the 1930s. He also had these little mice with legs that move, so they look like rabbits.”


Any other clever uses for wrapping paper?
“I think it would be great to construct other things with it. I would decoupage a wastepaper basket or cover a box in it, or just frame a fragment of it and hang it on a wall. That would be pretty.”

 

Erin Fetherston


What inspired your paper patterns?
“The butterflies were inspired by an image I saw of Mia Farrow in a butterfly mask at Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball. The lipstick print was inspired by a night out with girlfriends. We took one white napkin and left our own lipstick imprint on it. I loved it so much I took it to the studio and recreated a print. And I just love bunnies—they have a certain charm. It’s also inspired a bit by the work of artist Hunt Slonem.”

 

What’s your wrapping must-have?
“I have a collection of vintage silk flowers and ribbons, and I always go into the box to look for a finishing touch. Attaching a silk flower, a real flower, or some cute little thing, tied with a bow on top, I feel goes a long way. It helps make a gift feel more personal.”

 


What are you giving this season?

“I got married this year, and close family and friends will get customized, specially curated wedding albums.”

 

 

 

 

Marchesa

 

What inspired your paper patterns?
“All of the patterns were pulled directly from our new contemporary collection, Marchesa Voyage. This collection was inspired by the places that we’ve traveled to over the years—everywhere from Peru to India.”—Georgina Chapman


What’s your wrapping must-have?
“We love adding an oversize bow and ribbon in an eye-catching fabric to any present; it really helps make it look extra special.”—Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig

 

Best wrapped gift you’ve ever received?
“One year my daughter, Delilah, wrapped a present for me in paper that she spent time painting herself.”—Keren Craig


What are you giving this season?
“Our Marchesa Parfum d’Extase Rollerballs and the nail appliqués that we designed for Revlon—they are the perfect stocking stuffers!”—Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig

 

 

 

Charlotte Ronson


What inspired your paper patterns?
“The patterns were taken directly from my fall 2013 collection. The collection is inspired by my British heritage contrasted with bold graphic prints and angular paneling for a decidedly modern look.”


What’s your wrapping must-have?

“I still collect stickers, if you can believe it. So I always love to seal each gift with love and a few stickers. Also, no gift is complete without a handwritten note.”


Best wrapped gift you’ve ever received?
“My favorite wrapped gift so far was from my brother, Mark; he found this amazing Christmas-inspired wrapping paper of Kate Moss, Pete Doherty, and lots of mistletoe.”


What are you giving this season?
“I’ll be gifting lots of handbags from my fall 2013 collection. My favorites are the small canteen bags—I even have one that comes in one of the wrapping-paper kaleidoscope floral patterns. It’s the perfect accessory for day to night.”


Any other clever uses for wrapping paper?
“I love the idea of making party hats for a festive occasion. All you need is a little bit of elastic or ribbon so that they stay on.”

Miles Redd

 

What inspired your paper patterns?
“My splatter, polka dot, and chevron designs are all very graphic. I think wrapping paper needs to be graphic—that’s how it pops. For me, it was about making something that is fun and would sparkle under a Christmas tree.”

 

What’s your wrapping must-have?
“You have to have ribbon to finish any package. A ribbon keeps it all tight. I tend to like a bellyband, if you will, on all four sides. I can make a simple band with a piece of tape look chic.”

 

 

What are you giving this season?
“I am the last purveyor of paper: I like to give rare and interesting books. You can find something at a reasonable price if you start early enough.”


Any other clever uses for wrapping paper?
“Lampshades! How? If I am feeling cool I will glue it on myself, and if I am feeling smart I will send it to a lampshade maker and have them make a paper shade out of an interesting paper. I do it all the time. I do that with postcards too.”

 

Aerin Lauder


What inspired your paper patterns?
“My AERIN fabric collection created with Lee Jofa is the inspiration behind the patterns. The Montrose is a classic floral damask. The Mirasol Ikat is a retro-feeling, chevron graphic. The Meadowood style reminds me of the country with floral vines, berries, and larks.”

 

 

What’s your wrapping must-have?
“I love wide ribbons; they’re so festive. Tying on a handwritten note is the perfect, personal touch.”

 


What are you giving this season?
“I will be gifting AERIN decorative accessories, anything from a bottle stopper to a vase filled with flowers. Also, I will be giving my new book,Beauty at Home.

 

Any other clever uses for wrapping paper?
“A fun idea is to line your drawers with wrapping paper. It’s a great way to update your daily routine; you could even do it seasonally. It’s so easy and inexpensive.”

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