Monday, December 7, 2009

2009 celeb style retrospective

Here are some of my favorite looks from 2009. I'm sure there are many I'm missing!

Are there any that you love or would add? Any trends you noticed this year?

In 2009, Michelle Obama kicked off a new era, experimenting with color, shapes and patterns and always looked great! I think she was the most influential in terms of style for the year. Many of her looks could be translated into something wearable and affordable. I always love what she wears. Check out First Lady of Style & NY Mag's The Cut for a retrospective.

Remember Sarah Jessica Parker in this vintage 1980s Emanuel Ungaro plaid getup? Loved it, even though it looked like it kept falling off. She kicked off the new year just right. Thanks to The Style Collective for the image.

Kate Winslet won the Oscar for The Reader and looked stunning in Yves Saint Laurent.

M.I.A was memorable at the Grammys.

2009 saw the release of the docu The September Issue. Anna Wintour and Sienna Miller looked great at the premiere in Thakoon and Prada respectively.

Breakout star Carey Mulligan also represented Thakoon at September Issue premiere.

Charlotte Gainsbourg at Cannes.

Also at Cannes, Eva Longoria. Though, I'm not sure why she was there? But the Atelier Versace was gorgeous nevertheless.

Kanye had a rough year but I still think he's creative a male artist with the most interesting style. No one can pull of denim jackets and bowties like him!

Little Edie unlocked a lot of style inspiration for Drew Barrymore.

Lady GaGa pulled out a lot of stops with flamboyant outfit changes at the VMAs.

The 2009 Costume Institute Gala at the Met brought out some incredibly awesome frocks. Thanks Le Chic Batik for image!

Iman at Glamour Women of the Year awards in Jason Woo.

Michelle Williams looking lovely at the Independent Film Awards.

Loved this geometric Versace dress (with hints of mint green!) from Mad Men's January Jones on the Emmy red carpet.

A sampling of the many looks of Rihanna.


  1. Charlotte Gainsbourg's look is my absolute favorite! just stunning and i love sarah jessica parker's dress too!

  2. I totally agree with you on all of these. There was some really interesting style this year.

  3. Great picks! I too LOVED the SJP look, but I think Lady Gaga has to take it, this year. Her life is a costume party and she's elevated costumery to new heights. Good show!


  4. Wow! tons of great photos!! Michelle Obama and Charlotte Gainsbourg are among my faves.

  5. I have to go with January Jones. That Versace gown is AMAZING! I think I picked Teri Hatcher in Versace last year so this is becoming a trend for me.

  6. I'm getting a lot of inspiration from Drew's revved up looks because my style most mirrors hers to begin with. Also, was this the year of the Rachel Zoe faux fur vest? I die.

  7. such style icons! Michelle Obama made such an impact with her fashion choices this year...and making us women run to gym to tone up our arms! SJP has always been one of my favorites. Gaga is fabulous! nuts and strange but fabulous!!
    I love all of them.

  8. Fabulous post!
    Especially loving Drew and the First Lady!


  9. love Sarah Jessica Parker's i vintage 1980s Emanuel Ungaro dress!
    great post dear:)

  10. what a great post! I especially love the SJP dress.
    And your homepage picture is incredible.

  11. michelle, michelle, MICHELLE!!! and drew could wear a paper bag for the next decade and i still would LOVE her. GREAT PICKS!!! (i had not seen that SJP dress...want it now.)