With only a few hours left of 2010 I thought I would blog a few of my highlights of a great year. 2010 turned out to be the year that I finally took the plunge and started this blog detailing my favourite things: fashion and shopping, Barbie’s and of course red carpet delights.
Year of Firsts
This time last year I was in the final planning stages of setting up this blog, I have always blogged but more journal-based, but to be honest I don’t think I had enough confidence to give it a go until this year. But I am so glad I did as it really has been a year of firsts for me: I finally got to take in London Fashion Week up close, I got to meet the lovely and extremely talented Rebecca Minkoff, reality starlet-turned-designer Nicole Richie, and the gorgeous Katy Perry *not all at the same time I might add!*, I discovered the joys of Cocosa, but best of all this year I got to enjoy the romantic city of Paris for my birthday.
BodyAmr @ LFW in September
Well back in February, not long after I started this blog, I was taking in London Fashion Week from my sofa via live-streaming, but 6-months down the line I got to take in the whole experience and went to a number of shows and saw the clothes up close at the exhibition. I am hoping that come February 2011 I will be reporting on more shows and fingers crossed interviewing a few designers. What made it memorable was the atmosphere of the five days, crazy long days, meeting lots of cool people and absorbing amazing creations – anyone into fashion I would definitely recommend it!! One of the things on my 2011 wishlists is to take in Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week *well we have to have dreams don’t we!!*.
Fashion Exhibitions Whether it was taking in the glamour of a fashion power house at the YSL Retrospective at Petit Palais in Paris, or the elegance of the Grace Kelly exhibition, 2010 was definitely the year for absorbing fashion culture. I love going to museums and art galleries, and I have a few that I have to catch up on in the new year. It isn’t just the exhibitions that I love, I also get excited about the shopping afterwards, from YSL I got two badges for my collection.
End of a Reality Era As regular readers will know I was an avid The Hills and The City viewer, I loved the drama, the style, and even the false nature of the show – and I adored the ending. We all knew without Lauren Conrad to steer the gang in LA it wasn’t going to be long until MTV pulled the plug. But we all do have something to look forward to in 2011 as LC is currently filming her new show for the channel on the launch of her style book and new fashion label. I CANT WAIT.
Well between Diane Kruger, and the Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, there are a number of celebrities who I have enjoyed seeing this year hit the red carpet.
There have been so many gorgeous dresses to choose from for the best dressed of 2010, but if I had to go for one, then it would have to be Diane’s mustard coloured Jason Wu gown (above) that she wore to the SAG Awards. I have to admit it was the old-Hollywood glamour that won me over!!
Love, Love, Love!!
I never had Barbie as a kid *shame on you mum!!*, but I have certainly been making up for it this year. My collection is still relatively new but I have picked up some gems along the way. My prized Barbie has to be my Anemone Barbie by Christian Louboutin that my mum got me for my birthday *certainly makes up for my childhood*. I am hoping that 2011 brings more dolls into my life – including Goldie Hawn Barbie which I have just won on eBay.
So nearly 12-months down the line *anniversary is January 7*, Fashionista Barbie is doing really well, and I would like to thank each and everyone of my regular blog and Twitter followers, as well as the newbies who pass through – hopefully you will see something you like and come back for more.
It has been a dream-come-true to know that people are actually reading my passion for fashion and Barbie’s, I seriously thought that no-one would, and it has been all the positive feedback that drives me to keep on improving my blog and bringing you more for 2011!
Happy New Year to you all!!