Happy New Year & My Favorite Fashion Moments from 2011!!

January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

So excited to write my first blog post of 2012! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year’s Eve! I went to Knoxville to go out with my college roomie & friends. I had a great time & I thought I would show you a few snapshots of my evening & OOTN! I had a hard time deciding what to wear but ultimately went for my black lace dress because it wasn’t TOO dressy for dinner and dancing.


Pictured with my beautiful college roomie...both of our dresses are from Forever 21!
 

We danced the night away as we rang in the new year!

Before we begin a new year of fashion, I thought it would be totally appropriate to write about some of my favorite fashion moments of 2011! So here it goes…

1) Designer collaborations: Missoni for Target & Versace for H&M



2011 was the year for 2 great designer collaborations: Missoni for Target and Versace for H&M.

My very first blog post was on the Missoni for Target line (read HERE), so I guess you could say this topic holds a very close spot to my heart! Missoni for Target created mass chaos among fashiongurus everywhere. On September 13th, the day the line launched, Target.com crashed multiple times from the overload of traffic and the Missoni line sold out the day it launched in most stores.

                             
Versace for H&M was another great designer collaboration of 2011. Similar to Missoni for Target, the release of Versace for H&M also created mass pandemonium, and not just in the US. The launch of the line caused H&M’s website in the UK to crash and it SOLD OUT in Beijing and Dubai in a mere 30 minutes (according to THIS article). I unfortunately didn’t make my way to Atlanta in time to buy anything from this line but they had some pretty fabulous things. I can't wait to see what designer collaborations are in store for 2012!



2) Carrie Underwood hosting the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards
           
            Another one of my favorite fashion moments of 2011 was when the always GORGEOUS Carrie Underwood hosted the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley. She had around NINE outfit changes and every single one of them looked simply STUNNING. Here are some of my favorites:
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3) Anne Hathaway hosting the Oscars (styled by Rachel Zoe!)

            Naturally one of my other favorite fashion moments of 2011 was when Anne Hathaway hosted the Oscars. Her stylist was none other than THE Rachel Zoe (she has my DREAM job…being a celebrity fashion stylist!). She had eight wardrobe changes that night and most of the outfits were custom-made for her. A few of my faves:

Love this red Versace gown
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Blue Giorgio Armani Privé
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This sequined Tom Ford gown is gorgeous!
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4) Sparkles Ruled!

            One of the best parts of the fashion of 2011 was the domination of SPARKLES, GLITTER, & SEQUINS all over the red carpet for various award shows. Some of my favorite super glamorous looks...

Olivia Wilde at the Golden Globes looks STUNNING in this Marchesa gown
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Love this Monique Lhuillier gown on Mandy Moore at the Oscar's!
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Love this navy blue sparkly L'Wren Scott dress Amy Adams wore to the Oscars!
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5) The Royal Wedding

Of course the best fashion moment of 2011 was the royal wedding. I was one of those girls who woke up at 4 am to catch all the royal wedding coverage. Kate Middleton (or more appropriatelyCathereine, Duchess of Cambridge) was absolutely the most BEAUTIFUL bride I’ve ever seen. After much speculation on who would design her gown, Sarah Burton for the fashionhouse Alexander McQueen designed Kate’s STUNNING lace gown.
She was the most beautiful bride!
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Although Kate was marrying into the royal family and her wedding was going to be watched by millions worldwide, she did her OWN makeup on her wedding day. How amazing! She was the picture of perfection.


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The royal wedding was also a major fashion moment because of Kate's younger sister, Pippa Middleton who graced the world with her presence. She entered the wedding in an ivory Alexander McQueen dress…and suddenly she became an overnight fashion sensation!
Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding also looked incredibly beautiful!
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So what are your favorite fashion moments of 2011?? Leave me a comment and let me know!!

Thank you very much for reading!! I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store in the world of fashion and beauty and I'm excited to post all about it!!!

Xoxo,
Ashley

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