And now, before we’re off to nap, drink, celebrate the new year, and fall into a much needed and decidedly fashionable slumber, we’d like to leave you with all eleven of our year-end listicles in one handy-dandy place. Because there’s no better way to while away the waning hours of 2010 than by reminiscing about the year that was, Styleite style.
As part of the media’s annual year-end love affair with listicles (current company included), Eric Wilson and Cathy Horyn of the New York Times offered up their top ten fashion moments of the 2010 calendar year. And while both lists were filled with fitting (and somewhat predictable) pics — the death of Alexander McQueen and Carine Roitfeld‘s resignation come to mind — they both opened with surprising nods to pop culture and the changing face of the industry as a whole.
In keeping today’s date, we hereby present to you a very happy New Year’s Eve themed StyleDish. Have fun and be safe, kids!
We already knew that Queen Elizabeth II was going to have a stellar new year (after all, she’s just welcomed her first great grandchild, and she’s on our list of best-dressed heads of state to boot!). And now, with her annual New Year’s Honours ceremony, she’s passing her luck along to a few very fashionable people.
Another new year means another round of New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world, and if you plan on doing any form of celebrating tonight that involves leaving the comfort of your home, there are a few things you can do to make sure the night goes off without a hitch.
Because you all looooove Kim Kardashian so much, we hereby present to you, without comment, Kim Kardashian with a head full of corn rows.
Despite being less than one year old, we’ve written and published over 3,200 stories in 2010 — an accomplishment due in no small part to our debatably healthy obsession with the topic at hand, our indefatigable interns, our ingenious contributors, and, most importantly, the support of our readers. Which is why, instead of picking our ten favorite posts of the year, we picked your favorite posts of the year. The numbers don’t lie — and these ones reveal some very interesting things.
Thanks to some creative thinking and a dose of inspiration from a 90s sitcom icon, one middle school principal has turned his campus into a sag-free zone.
Fact: Infomercials speak a universal language. Case in point: this five-minute long Japanese advertisement for a vibrating attachment — the inexplicably named “Top Charming” — that purports to increase one’s breast size via an electrical stimulant. While the idea itself is hilarious, the video is even funnier — thanks to its anatomical diagrams, dubious technology, and vague threats of migrating mammary fat.
In the penultimate StyleDish of 2010, Prince William‘s cousins get knocked a few notches down the line of succession to the throne, drag queens give The New York Times some New Year’s Eve advice, and Pop Magazine’s editor at large Shala Monroque finally gets the attention she deserves. Also: The Quotable Ryan Gosling!
Yesterday, Boston Celtics player Rajon Rondo tweeted a picture of his teammate Nate Robinson wearing a fur coat (cat mink, to be exact) that veteran baskeball player Shaquille O’Neal is said to have given Robinson as a gift. It was all luxurious fun and games until today, when PETA responded.
Anyone who reads The New York Times Style section regularly (and really, who doesn’t?) knows that Cintra Wilson can make Cathy Horyn look like a withering church mouse provided that she’s in the right mood. We learned this week from her Critical Shopper review entitled “At Dior, A New Look That’s More Of A Sneer,” that the newly reopened Dior flagship in New York is one of the things that sends her into this mood.
Yesterday, Customs and Border Protection and the US Postal Service answered a question we here at Styleite have been asking for a long time now: Will people counterfeit anything? Yes, yes they will.
Spoofs of Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington are a dime a dozen — perhaps because everyone in the fashion industry either wants to be the top dogs at Vogue or simply dislikes them intensely — so it’s pretty outstanding to see one that isn’t just like the rest. Enter the genius mind of Brett Lloyd, who shot a few dudes posing as the two queens regnant of American fashion for Candy magazine.
Earlier this month, we posted a 30-second clip of the video for Kanye West’s new single, “Monster,” which revealed a decidedly dark theme filled with dead models as well as West, Jay-Z, and the rest of the song’s collaborators roaming around a creepy old mansion. The full video leaked today and our suspicions have been confirmed — except for the fact that what we took to be dead models are actually zombies. ZOMBIES!
Filed under dreams we hope come true: Not only has a sequel to the runaway 2001 hit movie Zoolander been given a green light, there’s also the possibility that Lady Gaga will have a part in it!
If the pressure of being watched by millions on live television for a few hours everyday wasn’t already pressure enough, anchors and reporters for the nation’s biggest TV news networks are also expected to look good. And instead of phoning it in with cheap suits and overworn pastels, the year’s best newscasters took their on-air — and on the street — wardrobes to new heights with looks that are professional, relatable and still have the ability to inspire serious closet envy.
Meet Amazon Eve. the California-born model who, at 6-foot-9, towers above her competition and has one of the most refreshingly healthy body images we’ve seen in a while.
We have no doubt that Lady Gaga‘s now infamous meat dress will go down in history as one of the more iconic creations of 2010 — thanks in no small part to an undeniable excess of homages. In addition to a Barbie, a steakhouse creation, and a ground beef toupee worn by Bruce Willis — the Village Voice’s Michael Musto’s has offered up his very own take on Gaga’s ensemble, an image which may in fact be better than the original.
Earlier this week, Rihanna set off a flurry of rumors about a possible TopShop collaboration after she tweeted about having lunch with owner Sir Phillip Green and his business partner (and judge extraordinaire) Simon Cowell. But is there any truth to the breathless speculation?