christmas with dilone
To celebrate the advent of the festive season, we asked i-D's family and friends to share their most cherished Christmas memories, reflect on whether they’ve been naughty or nice, and tell us their New Year’s resolutions for 2017.
Dilone is the 22-year-old beauty from Long Island who's so cool she's only known by one name (her real name is Janiece Dilone). Fresh as a daisy, she took the fashion world by storm when she walked in Bottega Veneta's autumn/winter 16 menswear show. Since then she's walked for everyone from Balenciaga to Balmain, Moschino to Mulberry, and recently earned her wings on the Victoria's Secret catwalk. She even found time to grace the cover of i-D's The Fashion Issue. Growing up in a very hectic Dominican household, Dilone would often put on plays with her nine "crazy" siblings, which is how she first fell in love with acting. But after being scouted as a model, she put her Hollywood dreams on hold and put her best feet forward onto the nearest catwalk. With a festive cheer and a ho ho ho, we give you Dilone.
Happy Christmas, Dilone! So what's going on in your photo then?
This was my pre-k Christmas photo and I was obsessed with my green corduroy dress.
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
What's on your Christmas list?
How will you be spending Christmas day?
With my cousin in Costa Rica, and with Cass Bird and her family.
What's your favourite Christmas song of all time?
Please Come Home for Christmas and All I Want for Christmas Is You.
Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?
Hmm someone special. I've never kissed someone underneath the mistletoe before.
What's the best Christmas present you ever received?
Best present was a karaoke machine.
What were your 2016 highlights?
Shooting campaigns for Versace, Balmain, Coach, David Yurman, and with my family for "M" Le Monde. And of course walking in the VS Fashion Show.
How will you usher in the New Year?
With friends and family, good food and lots to drink.
What are your New Year's resolutions?
To focus more on my writing.