Wrapping up 2012…

2012!! It’s flown by and I am struggling to remember key factors!  Already we’ve seen the pre AW13 collections, we are currently working on the AW13 shows and looking forward to SS14! Fashion; it moves fast, so you better keep up! Once I took a minute to think, how could I really forget?  Here is a round up of my best bits of 2012:

From space age materials at Balenciaga to the retro 90’s sweatshirt comeback at Kenzo; microtrends ruled and fashion was suddenly fun again!!  The Gucci fedoras and Louis V hand-cuff’s of AW were packed away and we were ready to go head to toe in print by the new Queen of LFW Mary Katrantzou followed by dinner in our oh so chic pyjama suit!  Needless to say it was another Fabulously Fashionable year and one that will go down in history for the ‘New Era’ beginnings at the newly named Saint Laurent, Christian Dior and most recently Balenciaga.

So long 2012……

Strong Motif’s made a comeback and with them wardrobe staples you couldn’t miss:

Branded LtoR: The Givenchy Dog, Balenciaga Space Age and Kenzo Tiger

Motif LtoR: The Givenchy Dog, Balenciaga Space Age Jumper and the Kenzo Tiger

I literally feel lost without a ridiculous amount of rings, all day, every day.  Luckily, Phoebe Philo seemed to agree….

Couture Knuckle Duster's

Celine Knuckle Duster’s – Street Style by Tommy Ton

Raf Vs Heidi as the two fashion houses went all out to show they had made the right move – They both looked pretty good to me!

Christian Dior Pre S/S13, Saint Laurent S/S13

Christian Dior Pre S/S13, Saint Laurent S/S13

Shaping shoes for years to come; shoe of the year arrived in the form of the Valentino Rockstud Slingback!

The Valentino RockStud Sling Back

The Valentino RockStud Sling Back, Street Style

Victoria’s Secrets landed in the UK and the show…Exploded!!

Victorias-Secret-Fashion-Show-2012

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Finale 2012

Happy New Year!!

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Cara’s Model Moment

From exciting editorials to various front covers and high profile campaigns; each year there is one face, one model that dominates the pages of our magazines, street style blogs and catwalks.  Step forward British model Cara Delevingne!!  Since her debut for Burberry in 2011, Cara Delevingne; has walked for a variety of high profile designers, appeared in numerous magazine editorials and bagged campaigns from H&M to Chanel!!  It’s no wonder then that her face is everywhere and to end the year in style, she was named ‘Model of the Year’ 2012 by the BFC.

By breaking the Burberry mould through a variety of diverse roles and appearing in publications from The Journal to Style.com; Cara has far surpassed my expectations and shown that she undoubtedly has what it takes!  Not shy of being papped, she has won over fashion critics Worldwide with her relaxed, Tomboy style and got a reputation for being fun and easy going.  With a new campaign for DKNY just released, being named as the face set to launch accessory brand My Crazy Scrunchie and fashion month just around the corner; I can only imagine 2013 will be another stella year for Miss Delevingne!!

So, as 2012 comes to a close here are some of my favourite images of Cara:

Burberry S/S 2011 Campaign

Cara’s first Burberry S/S 2011 Campaign by Mario Testino

Walking for Missoni in Milan, and Preen in London S/S13 Fashion Week

Walking for Missoni at MFW and Preen at LFW – S/S13 Season

Cara in The Journal, Styling: Joanne Blades, By Hugh Lippe

Cara oozing sophistication in The Journal, Styling: Joanne Blades, Shot By Hugh Lippe (2012)

The Ultimate Campaign - Cara for Chanel S/S13

The Ultimate Campaign – Cara for Chanel S/S13

Looking Unreal in Celine for Vogue December 2012

Looking Unreal in Celine for Vogue December 2012

A model having fun?! LtoR: Street Shot '12, Street Shot '12, Backstage at NYFW '12

A model having fun?! LtoR: Street Shot ’12, Street Shot ’12, Backstage at NYFW ’12

Cara on the Cover of ID Magazine, By Terry Richardson (2012)

Cara on the Cover of ID Magazine, By Terry Richardson (2012)