‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

And with the temperature dropping, I went on to Yoox for some holiday shopping

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Empty stockings were Instagrammed, to give all a gist
that I hoped for a lot from my Christmas Wish List.

After sending a selfie of me in my bed
to my friends who could see what I’d drawn on my head,
(it was one of those elf hats, a festive striped cap),
I snuggled on down for a long sleepy nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a noise –
had my egg nog flavored milkshake finally brought on the boys?
Away to the window I flew like Beyoncé,
“HOLY BANANAS!” I shouted. (Well, what would you say?)

Before my own eyes was the craziest thing,
straight out of a movie’s most magical scene.
I threw on pajamas and ran down to see
eight fashion reindeer — you have to believe me.

And guess who was with them? The Big Man On Campus
in a red velvet blazersame color sneakers in canvas.
It was Santa! Ho ho! With a white beard and mane.
He smiled and began calling each reindeer by name.

“Now, Fendi! Marc Jacobs! Jil Sander and Prada!
On, Céline! On, Chloé! on, on Dolce and Gabbana!
To the top of the fire escape, up to the wall!
Now dash away! Flash away! Dash away all!”

So up to the top of my apartment they flew
With the sleigh full of Proenza, and Marni too.
There were so many shoes: flatmid-heel and high,
and I know it’s cliché but I thought I might die.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and dancing of each sparkly hoof.
As I pulled in my head, quickly spinning around,
down the chimney Santa came with a fashionable bound.

He was dressed, as I mentioned, in a red blazer,
red hat on his head, he looked sharp as a razor.
A bundle of gifts he then flung on his knee,
Could all of those presents be meant for just me?

A bracelet with beads, and one clustered with crystal,
a bra by La Perla straight up made me whistle.
unicorn necklace, this button down dress,
I was getting so much but I had to confess:

I’d been hoping to get some things for my home,
Like this strange golden robot, or was it a gnome?
And a print-blocked plate, and a Missoni pillow,
but just like Santa says, it’s Christmas and YOLO.

Oh I am not selfish, just so that you’re aware,
I got this green paisley scarf for my mom to wear.
For my best friend, this crown, for my cousin, this bag.
Santa brought it all. Had I a tail, it would wag.

I watched him in awe of how fast he could work,
He filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
He gave me a tap on the top of my nose,
Then called to his deer and up the chimney he rose!

He let out a whistle as he jumped in his sleigh,
flying into the air like models on a winter runway.
Then I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
“Happy shopping to all, and to all a good-night!”

-By Amelia Diamond and Leandra Medine. Based off the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore. Illustration and slides by Charlotte Fassler. 

Part 1 of 1 in a collaboration with Yoox.com; byte into Italian Style this Holiday Season

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Thoughts?
  • CDJ

    How do I trade in my Santa for this Santa?

  • Brie

    amazeballs.

  • Cristina

    hahahahaahha GENIUS!

  • http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr/ Mafalda

    Excellent post and pictures!

    Mafalda ❤
    http://www.mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

  • Julia Richmond

    What a better way to shop for the holidays than on Yoox? That site is genius. That in conjunction with this iteration of a classic xmas poem and adorable imagery truly made my day!

  • Sam

    “Now, Fendi! Marc Jacobs! Jil Sander and Prada!
    On, Céline! On, Chloé! on, on Dolce and Gabbana!
    To the top of the fire escape, up to the wall!
    Now dash away! Flash away! Dash away all!”

    Dying. Dying. Dead.

  • Juicy

    Oh my god If only I were to have all those reindeer AND shoes!!!

  • Alana

    I cannot with these illustrations! too good

  • amthony

    i love that you rhymed pillow with YOLO.

  • dp

    as the friend, am i getting the crown? because i would really like to trade up for the fendi booties. my crown could be considered permanent.

  • Natalie

    Can we please pause on how amazing “the dinner party” interactive shopping video is on yoox?! So well done. bravo bravo

    • Gina

      Where can I see it?!

      • Kate Barnett

        click on the yoox link in italics at the bottom, or on ‘wishlist’ at the top!

  • Oliver Lips

    Fantastic poem!

  • http://www.blackwhitecolor.org/ MarineBWC

    Great poem, thanks girls, that was creative and inspired!

  • Rachel

    Genius. Genius is all I have to say

  • Marina Martinez

    Hey, Man Repeller writers I have a very important question…
    Can we be friends? Ya’all seem like a hoot and a holler and I want in. Please?

    • Leandra Medine

      Yes.

  • Lucya Davies

    This was fantastic!xxx

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