Model turned maven Kelly Killoren Bensimon has always had an eye for style. Here the Hamptonite and Douglas Elliman agent shares her stylish selects for the holidays.
What do you love most about the holidays in the Hamptons? I love taking the girls Christmas tree shopping, ice skating on the Maidstone Pond and definitely the Polar Plunge. There is always a full house of family friends. It definitely feels like Christmas.
“I love taking the girls Christmas tree shopping, ice skating on the Maidstone Pond and definitely the Polar Plunge.”
Any local gourmet resources you love for entertaining in the Hamptons? Of course, I love Round Swamp Farm for their pies. Iacono Farm has amazing organic chicken. Italian Specialties is so incredible for meats, and their pizza dough is incredible.
“I love Round Swamp Farm for their pies.”
What are some of your favorite holiday candles or home scents? I love the Ralph Lauren candles and Baies by Diptyque.
What sort of tablescapes do you like and where do you source them? I buy all of my table settings from the Monogram Shop. They have a unique and personalized aesthetic. I love the clever sayings. Minimal, classic chic.
What do you use for table linens and other tableware? I use vintage Hermès plates and my gorgeous silverware from France.
What looks are you loving for this upcoming holiday season in terms of fashion? This season, I love oversized blazers, the Oxford, straight-leg jeans—very classic, new resurgence of the ’90s look. I like the equestrian-classic look.
“I use vintage Hermès plates and my gorgeous silverware from France.”
Any holiday beauty musts (red statement lip, etc.)? Skin is in. I love clean beauty by Hear Me Raw, Jones Road (Miracle Balm) and Clinique. Eyelashes are always a must—Better Than Sex [mascara from Too Faced] is my favorite.
“Eyelashes are always a must—Better Than Sex [mascara from Too Faced] is my favorite.”
What other news should we buzz in terms of upcoming projects for work, and any fun plans for winter? I’m so excited for the Season 4 of my outerwear collaboration in shearling with Pologeorgis called Enville. This year has also been an incredible year in real estate with Douglas Elliman. I’m so proud to be on my own and working in the most incredible markets: New York, Hamptons and Florida.