FOAM's Top Fashion Moments of 2011

If it happened in fashion, our Editor-in-Chief heard about it. Here, the ten fashion happenings that were on her radar for 2011.

Holiday Guide // Kristina Dechter // 12/12/11
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FOAM's top ten fashion moments

1. Nailed It!
Nail art srzly had a moment.

2. Mind the Gap (Toothed Models)
Who didn’t tear their braces off in the name of Lindsey Wixson, Ashley Smith, Lara Stone and Jess Hart?

3. Oh snap: Instagram and Pinterest
While I feel totally overwhelmed with all the social media (Google+, you’re killing me), bloggers and aggregating sites I have to keep up with, I’m pretty tickled with Instagram and Pinterest and keep going back for more. Follow us at @foammag!

4. Youthquake movement
Barely-teenage actresses like Elle Fanning and Hailee Steinfeld became fashion grom-icons. They’re so cute but we hope they don’t grow up too quickly. Like, by trashing rooms at the Chateau Marmont.

5. Form vs. Function: Neoprene dominates the runways. Again.
Phillip Lim, Michael Kors, Cynthia Rowley, Balenciaga: designers couldn’t get enough of the surfers’s material of choice this year. We totally dig it, but we’ll probably stick with our Matuse 3”.

6. Take your breath away McQueen moments
The McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was spectacular, cementing his fashion as a cultural cornerstone. If you didn't go, you basically missed the fashion event of the year. Barring of course, the Royal Wedding—with Katherine Middleton’s dress designed by McQueen’s successor, Sarah Burton. We swooned.

7. Lords of the Rings
It felt like every fashion blogger who we regularly follow was covered knuckle-to-nail. We particularly stalked how Ashley Glorioso rocks the trend.

8. Liquid liner “cat eyes” look good on everyone
I love a real makeup trend and this one doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and it really looks good on everyone. Ultimately, we had to start negging makeup artists on shoots from applying liquid liner on models before the look overtook every shoot we did. Plus, the style harkens thoughts of the ultimate beach babe: '60s era Brigitte Bardot in St Tropez.

9. The creeper comeback
Even though I was hanging out on St. Marks Place buying jeans at Trash and Vaudeville and vegan combat boots at GenX the first go around (‘93), I’m totally embracing the second coming of creepers—super fresh, albeit a lot less punk.

10. Mahalo, Stella McCartney
Totally obsessed with Stella’s typical visionary take on Hawaiian prints on boxy shaped separates. Would that I could.

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