By Alison Prato of PageSix magazine: A typical Christmas morning starts with the kids opening up their presents (everyone—including the girls’ godmother, Tyra Banks, sends loot). This year’s wish lists include fashion books for Aoki, “who’s obsessed with Coco Chanel,” and gadgets for Ming, although Kimora draws the line at cell phones. “We don’t do phones. Not until they’re much older, like 12 or 13. They don’t have TVs or computers in their rooms either. They watch less than an hour of TV a week.”
Every Christmas, each kid gets an engraved ornament, a holiday tradition that Kimora has kept since she was a child in St. Louis. “It was just me and my mom growing up, so that was our tradition. I still have every ornament from every year. They’re all so neat.” Her favorites include a Barbie Nutcracker ornament and a limited-edition Muhammad Ali piece.
After exchanging gifts, the gang delivers food to local charities and then gathers around the table for a lavish meal—although Kimora won’t be cooking. “I bake, though,” she says. “I make a great German chocolate cake. Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m a great baker, the best. When I bake something, I swear to god, it’s gone before it hits the plate.” Spoken like a true grande dame.