Thursday, January 03, 2013

Fashion: Look of the Year: Vera Anderson all decked out in Merry Ol' England

'Look of the Year' by fashion arbiter Kristen Stewart in the New York Times for December 31, 2012 — now how coud I not include such a pedigree of fashion journaletics?  And the lady is a leggy beauty, Vera Anderson.  "In a Preen dress with Stella McCartney shoes at the 'Snow White and the Huntsman' press conference in England, May 13, WireImage, via Getty Images.  There are 17 further shots of this model; if you're curious, check out the frivolous (as in 'frivolity') outfit at #8 (which Anderson wore at the Toronto Film Festival one evening).  The hemlines tend to be hi in this series, but there are full length more-gown-like ensembles as well.  #8 comes in at knee-length, and beautifully so.

Fashion Maven, refWrite Backpage newspotter, analyst, columnist

'There were few moments in fashion this year that felt as complete as Kristen Stewart stepping out with Balenciaga’s then-creative director Nicolas Ghesquière at the Costume Institute gala last May. Clad in a patchwork jacquard and leather dress, she projected an attitude that seemed to epitomize Ghesquière’s vision for the brand: cool, carefree, uninhibited. In fact, all year long Stewart, who acts as the face of Balenciaga’s fragrance Florabotanica, seemed to be wearing exactly the right thing at precisely the right moment, sporting nearly every major runway trend from of 2012: sheer fabrics (Zuhair Murad; Jason Wu); the bra top and bare midriff (Balenciaga); pajamas (Roberto Cavalli); and graphic black and whites (forthcoming from Louis Vuitton). (The only fashion phenomenon Stewart didn’t attempt was the peplum.) With the “Twilight” saga and romance drama now behind her, we salute Stewart for a year of decisive and daring style.'  — says Edward Barsamian, NYT Style Magazine

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