Hit the Tory Burch blog for her annual Tastemakers Guide To The Holidays featuring festive tips from Tory, Tamara Mellon and other fashionable types.

Tory Burch, designer:

Go-to hostess outfit: I mix colour and pattern – it’s festive and cheerful. Of course, subtle shine (metallics or sequins) is great for the holidays

Go-to hostess gift: This year I’m giving everyone a copy of Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra – she was the ultimate hostess

Top of your wish list: Peace and happiness

Favourite drink: Margarita on the rocks, with salt

Favourite holiday song: Bing Crosby and David Bowie’s Little Drummer Boy

Leopard, paisley or metallic: All of the above

Sun, ski or home: Sun, ski and home – as long as I’m with my family

Tamara Mellon, President and Co-Founder, Jimmy Choo:
Go-to hostess outfit: Any dress from LanvinGo-to hostess gift: Vie Luxe CandlesTop of your wish list: More timeFavourite hors d’oeuvre, drink or dessert: Bellini, Diet Coke and chocolate browniesFavourite holiday song: White ChristmasLeopard, paisley or metallic: LeopardSun, ski or home: Sun