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"Five Things".

Well, it’s been a month. Oooops that’s embarrassing. First there was Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and apparently holiday is a busy time for retailers (go figure) and work got crazy and family and friends and some dude got involved….anyways. I’m back, kinda.

This isn’t a profound post. This is something to tie everyone over until 2012 when I promise to be back in action. A lot of bloggers will write really cheesy posts about “five things” or “ten simple things that make me happy (!)” or “our year in pictures” to bring a year to conclusion.

That’s pretty stupid.

Therefore, I would like to present “five things” that were monumental style moments of the past year.

1. Miu Miu Glitter booties. Even if you didn’t like these initially, you eventually did because they were EVERYWHERE and you didn’t have a choice.

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2. THE bag of all bags - the Proenza Schouler PS1. There are 2 subjects I frequently have reoccurring dreams about: Justin Timberlake and the PS1. And then when it came out in tribal prints, every blogger got one. It really is perfect. It’s functional, simple enough, but still really really elegant and smart. In summation, this bag embodies everything I strive to be in life. 

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3. THE dress of ALL dresses. Prabal Gurung’s entire Fall 2011 collection was incredibly beautiful and full of amazingly deconstructed dresses designed with inspiration from Great Expectations’ Miss Havisham. But this dress surpassed all others, in my humble opinion, of any shown this entire year. It’s both elegant and sexy; modern and nostalgic. It’s hauntingly beautiful.

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4. Kate Moss’s Wedding Dress. There, I said it. Maybe it’s because I missed John Galliano this year. Maybe it’s because of the 1920s vintage bias cut. Maybe (probably) it’s because there’s sequins on it. I like Kate Moss’s wedding dress better than Kate Middleton’s. It’s not that I didn’t like Kate Middleton’s. It’s just that I REALLY liked Kate Moss’s.

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5. The bib necklace. This single piece of jewelery made everything else essentially irrelevant. Dressed up or down; with collar or sans collar, this was the statement piece this year. (top left: Tom Binns, all others: Dannijo. obviously). 

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Did I miss anything? Let me know your thoughts. Until next time….Happy New Year!

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