The Best Of The Best Ofs: A Blogger’s Digest Of The Year That Was

In the inestimable words of Cathy Horyn, "It's been a weird year for fashion, hasn't it?" Indeed, Ms. Horyn, it has. Luckily dozens of blogs have stepped to the fore, compiling best-of lists, counting down the worst and wildest of the year, and putting everything into, what we in the news biz call "perspective". Enjoy.
Karlie Kloss beats out Iris Strubegger as Confessions of a Casting Director's face of the year. (COACD)
In the realm of glitz and glamour, everywhereallthetime Derek Blasberg recaps the nights that made his year. (V here and here)
The Daily Beast starts us off with a serviceable rundown of what happened in the last 12 months. (The Daily Beast)

The Huffington Post is fast behind with
Best of
and Worst of Trends polls for 2009. (HuffPo)

One of the best out there, Business of Fashion, runs down their top stories--a must read for those in the know. (BofF)
PETA is actually still vetting mink-clad celebs like Kate Moss and Liz Hurley for their anti-fur Worst Dressed Award. (Guardian UK)

Linda Evangelista begging for work on the front of
is's pick for best cover of the year. (Models)

Jezebel offers up the greatest successes and failures of the last 12 months--Lohan included. (five best and five worst pop-up shops of the year as well as the finest billboards of '09. (Racked)
Julia "BunnyBisous" Frakes made a best of the red carpet list that we actually enjoyed. (BunnyBisous)
While she's lost her television show, Alexa Chung was named British Vogue's Best-Dressed celebrity, so she's got that going for her. (Telegraph UK)
And, lest we forget, Guy Trebay reminds us that, "If 2009 produced little in the way of enduring style phenomena, it did give us Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, a musician whose hooky dance tunes would barely rate a second playing on karaoke night, yet who made it all but impossible to avert one's gaze from her ongoing spectacle." (NYT)

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