What an amazing year 2013 has been for fashion, the year that seen the comeback of crop tops and logo sweats at the Spring Summer catwalk shows. The year that has obsessed over the maternity and post-baby style of Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge who made ladylike pieces from Jenny Peckham and Topshop a trend. At the other end of the spectrum Kim Kardashian chose statement pieces for her maternity style.
With so many award ceremonies, catwalk shows and red carpet events it is hard to round-up every single fashion and beauty moment for the year but here are my best fashion moments of 2013.
January – A bright start to the year with the launch of colourful campaigns from the likes of Versace, DKNY and Louis Vuitton. Monochrome was set to be the word of the year, seen on practically every catwalk. Romeo Beckham made his modelling debut with Burberry and we said goodbye to an iconic wedding dress designer, Manuel Mota for Pronovias.
February – Always a busy month in fashion but this year there has been a lot of iconic moments, for celebrities, institutes, brands and Disney! The London College of Fashion made their debut at The Royal Opera House for London Fashion Week. Superstar Rihanna unveiled her debut collection for River Island which was nothing but a success. Minnie Mouse had a trip to Paris and got makeover in a short movie, in which she wore a Lanvin dress.
Global Kids Fashion Week made its debut, showcasing the cutest trends and collections from the coolest kids brands. Topshop opened in LA, with a star-studded launch event and one the most talked about stage appearances of the year was when Beyoncé Knowles was joined on stage by her Destiny’s Child band mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams at the 2013 Super Bowl.
The gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence wore a stunning Dior couture gown for the Oscars where she won the Best Actress in a Leading role, before going up to receive her award the crowd gasped as she stumbled over her hem.
March – Jennifer Lawrence created the perfect publicity for Dior, as for the whole month of March, Dior took over Harrods attracting Dior addicts from all over the world. Disneyland Paris hosted a catwalk show for their 20th anniversary. H&M launched yet another collaboration but this time with Beyonce, introducing the Mrs Carter Collection.
April – The all new and fabulous kids PR company, Circus London PR launched with a great press event featuring brands such as SuperTrash, Imps & Elfs and Sierra Julian. It all went gold for the Cannes Film Festival and the inspiration of The Great Gatsby continued to take over as Harrods open a pop-up bar with cocktail making classes.
May – Stars got all punked up for the Met Ball, introducing a big trend for fall, stars such as Sienna Miller, Madonna and Cara Delevingne embraced the punk dress code. British designer, Jenny Peckham celebrated her 25th anniversary in style and Chanel released a short film starring Kiera Knightley.
June – Selfridges launched its denim studio, making London go crazy about denim, featuring every type of fit and shape from high-street to designer as well as bespoke denim. There was huge hype around the fact that Selfridges were selling jeans from Primark!
The Chime for Change concert was held in London to promote health, education, and justice for every girl and every woman across the globe. Chime for Change was one of the most impressive fashion and celebrity events of the year.
July – The baby month! Any babies born in 2013 will share their year with Baby George, this was the month of baby gifts, baby boy names, baby fashion and baby equipment!
The announcement of the Royal Baby made the whole world go gaga and those precious moments when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped outside the hospital to give the world a glimpse of their baby created some memorable images. That cornflower blue Jenny Peckham polka dot dress will be remembered forever as well as Prince William putting the maxi-cosi car seat in the car with ease.
August – Beyonce went for the pixie crop trend and gone were the gorgeous locks! Fashion designer duo Viktor & Rolf launched their debut bridal collection.
September – Another round of fashion weeks and this time logos strike back! Harry Styles was the most talked about front row guest at London Fashion Week, making appearances at Topshop Unique, Burberry and House of Holland.
October – Secret Style File celebrated its first year! Destination Christmas was launched at Selfridges and Heathrow airport launched the world’s first personal shopping experience at an airport. It was the month of Pinktober which had many events, limited editions and various collaborations going on for charity. The news that Marc Jacobs resigned from Louis Vuitton had the fashion world shocked. However, the Babyliss curl secret was launched making its way to the top of every Christmas list for beauty addicts! The much-loved Bridget Jones collection released a third book, Mad About the Boy.
November – Is there anything else to talk about other than the sparkling, glittering and dazzling event that is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show??
December – As well as an unlimited amount of wish lists, gift guides and style edits The British Fashion Awards gave us some memorable fashion moments and red carpet appearances. Kate Moss collected her award for Special Recognition and Harry Styles won the Style Award. Kate Moss also appeared on the cover of Playboy for their 60th anniversary edition, with the classic bunny ears and all.
Beyonce stunned the world, especially iTunes by releasing her secret album, ‘Yonce’ with 14 tracks and 17 music videos featuring supermodels Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman and Joan Smalls. Just in time for Christmas, Urban Decay launched the Naked 3 Palette which turned everyone’s eyes a rose shimmer shade ♥
Which have been your favourite fashion, beauty and celebrity moments of 2013? Please leave your comments below. If you would like to see the best fashion moments of 2012, look here. So, there it is the round-up of my best fashion moments (and blog posts) from 2013, leaving me to say Happy New Year to you all and thanking you all for your support this year.
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