While the Rockefeller Christmas Tree won’t be officially lit until December 2nd, this morning Swarovski brand ambassador Miranda Kerr unveiled the Swarovski star, encrusted with 25,000 crystals—the first piece of decorative flair to be added to the 78-foot tall tree.
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Harper’s BAZAAR: What’s the significance behind this collection?
Miranda Kerr: I wanted to create a collection that had real intention behind it, because that’s really what I’m all about. I want to know that when someone is wearing a piece from the collection, they feel uplifted. For instance, the star pendant is about joy and radiating your light, and the clover’s message is “may good fortune find you,” the evil-eye is symbolic of strength and protection, and the little wing is for grace. Then there’s the little snowflake pendant, which is especially for the holidays is all about celebrating your unique magic because every snowflake is different, so it’s all about embracing your individuality. And that’s why they’re such great gifts, because they can really be personalized. Swarovski was really great in giving me that creative freedom, and really working with me to create something that I personally love.
HB: What’s your favorite way to wear the pieces?
MK: I like to stack the bracelets, and it’s fun to layer the necklaces as well. You can adjust the length of the necklaces, so you can have one higher up on the neck, and another lower.
HB: Where will you be celebrating the holidays this year?
MK: I will be in Australia with my family. I’m really excited to see my grandma, all my aunts and uncles, my cousins. There’s about 30 of us, and it’s always a lot of fun because everyone’s helping out. We’re all in it together, it’s not like just one person is cooking. Everyone in my family really loves to cook! My mom likes to take control, and we’ll let her, she’ll be like, “Oh you do that, you do this,” and we all have our tasks. It’s just such a nice atmosphere to be together. You know, we were so used to all living together, in the same little country town, but now we’re all over the world—and when we’re together, it feels like we never left each other.
HB: Are there any other Kerr family traditions you look forward to?
MK: My grandmother plays piano incredibly well—so she will be playing the piano for sure, and we’ll be singing! I love to sign—I don’t know if I’m good or not, but I’m having fun.
HB: What’s one gift you’re hoping to receive?
MK: It’s funny because I don’t really think about gifts. It’s just about time—time spent with my loved ones is a gift. Time with my son, and time to unwind, be together, that’s what I’m looking forward to.
HB: What’s your son asking for for Christmas?
MK: Well, I told him let’s write a list to Santa about what you would like. He’s very into train sets at the moment, so maybe some more pieces for that. But I’m not sure because the one he has right now is a wooden one, and I’m debating getting him an electric one—I don’t know if it takes away from the creativity or encouraging that. So I’m tossing that idea around now. Also he loves to draw and color, he’s very creative.
HB: What’s your go-to party look for the holidays?
MK: I’m really about a red lip more than anything else, and a little illuminizer on the cheekbone.