Before you crack open that bottle of champers (oops, maybe that’s just me) to celebrate the year that was, let’s head back down Styling You Blogging Memory Lane for a look-see at the posts YOU loved the most.
And when I say love, I mean LOVE. Seriously, these posts got so much loving that they should get their own room. Or their own blog.
In short, 2012 on Styling You was brought to by the letters:
I do love a trend that everyone can embrace, in any size and on any budget. Coloured jeans were, are and will be just that trend even as we head into 2013. They proved to be the easiest wardrobe seasonal update for winter and summer. And I was super impressed at how you shared your coloured jeans style here on the blog.
Oh Nina. Where would half of Australia’s fashion-following public have been without you this year? The How to Dress Like Nina Proudman posts went OFF on this blog and I know I cannot wait until the next series starts. Just how WILL Nina style up her Patrick-induced lady bump? In the meantime, you can track back over the Nina posts via this one I wrote after the last episode this year.
The enigmatic Mrs Woog called me one afternoon in March with a styling question. It was a call that would spark a fashion trend that not even the store from which the trend-inducing garment originated could have predicted. She’d bought a tube maxi dress from Seed, christened it the Condom Dress, and wanted to know how to wear it. Between the two of us – and you – the Seed site crashed, the dress sold out several times and you then proceeded to blow me away with the way you not only bought the dress, but embraced it and styled it to suit your style. And then you shared your Condom Dress look here for us all to see and be inspired by.
It takes a lot to excite me when it comes to taming my mane. As soon as the L’Oreal Professionnel Steam Pod was whisked through my hair back in June, I was more than excited. I was hooked. Well, my hair was. It was happy, frizz-free and feeling swish-worthy fabulous. Since that time, and the release of the home version, so many people have arrived on this blog looking for more info on this hair treatment/styler. And if you’ve already checked out my dodgy youtube clip, you might like this one from the professionals
I was lucky enough to be exclusive blogger for Maybelline New York at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in May. It gave me an often front-row view to the trends for the upcoming spring-summer season ahead, which I re-capped in this post.
These were Styling You’s Greatest 2012 Hits.
Have you been here all year? Or did you join in mid-way through?
Happy, Happy New Year to you. Bring on 2013.
I look forward to bringing you more real-girl fashion, beauty and lifestyle posts, starting bright and early tomorrow with a 14-part Styling You Style Holiday Camp series: How to Unlock Your Style in 14 Days.
It’s a series based on the Styling You manifesto, which you can download here … if you haven’t already.
No better time like January 1, I say.