Well, Sloanies – what a year that was! But before it’s all over and January 2016 is upon us, let’s take a moment to reflect on our favorite moments of 2015.
Favorite Catwalk Trend
We’ve loved wrapping up in our big, faux-fur lined khaki parkas this winter, but our absolute favorite look for 2015 was sports luxe style. Practical and comfortable with a healthy dash of cashmere, glitz and bling, we love a look that lets us hang loose in our luxury yoga pants and still look ready for a night on the tiles. We’re even more besotted with a trend that lets us hit the town with a metallic clutch in our hands and a pair of comfy trainers on our feet. May this trend live long into 2016… and beyond!
Favorite Royal Moment
Hands-down, our best Royal moment of 2015 was the birth of a little lady named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, also known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. The world burst into rapturous applause as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge appeared at the top of the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital with their little girl in Kate’s arms. Our second fave moment? Prince George arriving earlier that day to meet his little sister for the first time. Hearts = melting. Hooray for Charlotte!
We’re obsessed with dapper Eddie Redmayne and his lovely wife Hannah. Cutest couple in Hollywood. Fact. Remember Old Etonian Eddie’s awestruck Oscar acceptance speech back in February? If it weren’t for Princess Charlotte’s arrival, this could’ve been our favorite moment of the year. He finished by thanking his wife, telling her that he loved her ‘so much’ before warning her that there was a ‘new fellow’ coming home to live with them. Hannah needn’t have worried, though – he meant the Oscar, of course!
It was a tough call this year, with the latest Bond movie, Spectre, newly released and topping the box office both sides of the Atlantic. But after much deliberation, our movie pick of the year goes to Paper Towns: Cara Delevingne’s first foray onto the silver screen after quitting the world of modelling. Based on the bestselling novel by John Green, this is a quirky, coming-of-age movie that follows the exploits of two reunited friends in a sleepy, small town. Cara’s character, Margo, bears more than a little resemblance to her own flighty, kooky mannerisms.
Adele or Coldplay? Adele or Coldplay? We can’t decide, so let’s call it a tie. Adele’s newest album, 25, has already broken records worldwide for selling squillions of copies in its first week of release, and with good reason. It. Is. Beautiful. Soulful storytelling and feel good power tunes. We’ve always loved Coldplay, and their newest album, A Head Full of Dreams, delivers what we’ve come to expect from the biggest band in the world right now: a kaleidoscopic celebration of musical trends as diverse as electro and RnB – and collaborations with figures as massive as Beyonce – without ever losing its signature sound that’s unmistakeably Coldplay and no one else.
2015 it was a good one, was it not? Cheers to 2016, Sloanies! Let’s hope it’s a good one!