Monday, 22 December 2014

Top 10 fashion countdown of the year;

Hello Lovelies!

It's that wonderful time of the year! So I thought I'd leave you all with a top ten fashion countdown of the year 2014.

It's been a year of twerking, selfies and crazy baby names, but the fashion world has bloomed this year with new desginers emerging and style icons beginning to shine. Here's my favourites:

10. Victoria's secret fashion show 
Although this is an annual event, I believe this year's Victoria's Secret was a definite fashion head turner. First, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio (pictured below), two veterans of the catwalk were given not one but two fantasy bras! You know the ones that cost like more than my house and student loan put together? They made two! And the musical stars Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande all performed incredible shows which made the Victoria's secret show become a huge success. Bravo, Ed Razek!

9. Angelina Jolie's Wedding dress
Yes guys! IT HAPPENED! The iconic couple tied the knot in their estate home in romantic France on August 23rd of this year. Their whole ceremony was focused around their beloved family and her dress was something else. Jolie's silk satin Atelier Versace gown was designed by Donatella Versace, and if that wasn't perfect enough, her veil was decorated with her six children's artwork. Congratulations on making me emotional Brangelina! Bring on the 'awwww'.

8. Death of Oscar de la renta 
Sadly, this fashion icon lost his life at the age of 82 after an ongoing battle with cancer. Mr de la Renta has worked for many designers such as Balenciaga and Lanvin, until he launched his own label in the early sixties. His dress which was worn by Sarah Jessica Parker at the MET ball earlier this year was my favourite design of his, and his legacy will live on. RIP Mr de la Renta.


7. The Kardashians - Kim, Kylie and Kendall
This has been quite a year for the Kardashian clan, from Kendall's career as a model, to Kylie's lips to Kim 'breaking the internet' with her naked self. However, they are taking over the fashion empire and slowly becoming fashion icons in their own right. Kim and her rapper husband have even landed themselves as the faces of Balmain! My favourites from this year have to be Kendall's dress for the MuchMusic awards, designed by Fausto Puglisi, Kylie's Alexandre Vauthier gown worn to the AMA's and Kim's latex suit and skirt combo, worn to a GQ event, designed by Atsuko Kudo (suit) and Ralph & Russo (skirt).



6. Lupita Nyong'o 
Our reigning Oscar winner for best supporting actress also has the most beautiful style to go with her elegant nature. Her use of pastel and vibrant colours while on the red carpet impressed many fashion magazines and has even landed her a cover of Vogue! A definite role model and fashion icon, plus a fantastic actress! Lupita, we salute you! Below Nyong'o is wearing Prada.

5. Solange's Wedding
Another wedding, but this one is a Knowles affair. Solange married her husband Alan Ferguson this year, with an idyllic setting, including a movie night and riding into the ceremony on white bicycles. The family photo pictures Queen Bey, in a low spotlight role with their mother Tina and other Knowles cousins. That family has got great genes.
4. Chanel's shows
OK, I'm biased. This is my favourite designer house but honestly, this year has been iconic for the Chanel designer house. SS 15 saw the involvement of simulated women's rights movements including signs and banners reading 'History is her story' and others including feminist slogans. This, matched with business styled suits created a perfect explanation of what Chanel is all about; feminism and androgyny with a classic style.

3. North West
She's the one year old daughter of two of the biggest fashion icons in the world right now, she's already had a segment in Vogue and her clothes are better than mine. North West is the perfect mini style icon to model your little ones after, especially is you have disposable income. This little girl is never going to leave the spotlight.

2. Cara Delevingne
Model of the Year, Cara Delevingne has it all. She can act, eat junk food and even sang in the new Chanel advertisement. This girl has not stopped appearing on our magazines and TV screens from day one is taking over the social media world. My favourite outfit she's worn this year has to be the British Fashion Awards, a feminine, thigh slit dress. Funky, and feminine, a ladylike dress for the otherwise tomboy Delevingne.

1. Taylor Swift
And the winner is, Taylor Swift! This girl has had a seriously great year. Her number 1 album '1989' has sold over 1.287 million copies in the first week alone, and she's hardly escaped the best dressed list for this whole year. The outfits she's worn this year show a much more edgy and sexy Taylor Swift as she stunned crowds in a lace lingerie dress at the Victoria's Secret show this year and wowed everyone in her video for 'Blank Space'. I definitely believe she's my style icon for 2014!



So there's my countdown for this year's fashion news of the year! Hopefully you guys agree, or maybe you feel like I've missed something, if so let me know on my Twitter and Instagram. 

Thanks for reading, I'll see you soon! 


Jx 

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