Karlie Kloss's Guide To Christmas

Christmas jumpers are a yes. Jiffy mix, a no

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The supermodel and tech guru has had a busy Christmas party season between hosting the Fashion Awards earlier this month and starring alongside Naomi Campbell in Swarovski's Christmas campaign. Here she gives us her tips for breezing through the final count-down to the big day.

The party season: Do go for glamour

I love to wear a really colourful dress with jewel tones. I like emerald green (it's my eye colour), purple and blue. Or I'll wear a silk slit dress with an oversized jacket on top or like a faux fur jacket on top and then crystals, something to kind of catch the light— really good statement pieces. But overall, I love a simple chic dress that I can wear with statement jewellery and a red lip or some sort of make-up look, either it's going to be an eye or a look with simple, 'nothing' hair.

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The shopping: Do take a window tour

'I remember growing up in St. Louis, we lived a couple hours' drive from Chicago, so my whole family and I would pile into the car and drive to Chicago and have this fun holiday shopping adventure. We would walk by all of the store fronts.

'We didn't quite make it to New York so Chicago was sort of the big city. We would see all of the windows and all the beautiful designs. And now, I like to do the same thing in New York. It's a really magical time.'

The Christmas jumper: yay or nea?

'Sure, why not? I'm a big fan of a comfy sweater. I need to invest in a good Christmas jumper this year because I don't have one.'

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The food: Easy bake

'I learned how to bake from my Grandma who taught me how to cook and bake. She also taught me how to read by using recipes. I got really into the science of baking because of baking with her. We would always make these things called Jiffy mixes, that we would just add water to.

'They were poor in nutritious value but easy to bake. It's like one step up from an easy bake oven. So, I learned how to bake with my gram. She had these ginger snap cookies that she that I thought was this ancient recipe. My house around the holidays just smells like butter and sugar.'

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