Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What We Talkin’ Bout: A 2010 Recap Mashup


What Had Happened Was…

It happens at the end of every year. Loads and loads of “looking back” lists. Well, 2010 was full of fodder. This has been SOME year! From BP’s oil spill, to Snooki, to Lady Gaga’s meat dress, To Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” and Justin Beiber’s… hair. (I’m hoping I’ll get to the personal reasons at some point before the ball drops, but today’s about the things that affected everyone… or at least other people than myself.) Since I’m big on self indulgence and short on time… I’ll just share a few rundowns of things that mattered to me (see, there goes that self absorption). My personal favorite is Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Carolers singing “12 Things That Happened In 2010”

ELLE’s list was in slide show format had a more fashionable slant (of course). Daphne Guinness (pictured below, photo via Elle.com) made the list by buying Isabella Blow’s wardrobe (I’m actually kinda jealous in a way). My biggest issues with the list:

1. I SWEAR there had to be something more important in fashion this year than Dakota Fanning being named Homecoming Queen of Hollywood High for the second year in a row. (I really don’t understand why it made the list… because she wears designer clothes? What rich kid doesn’t?)

2. How can you mention Fashion Week’s relocation to Lincoln Center without at least a head-nod in the direction of of the ‘Fashion in Action’ silent protest staged by a group of Black women in response to Essence Magazine’s hiring of a white fashion director instead of selecting from a large number of qualified Black ones. (Oh… that’s right, we’re still marginal. I’m sure someone somewhere is saying ‘take that, affirmative action!’)


Find out what other lists you should check out after the jump…