Today marks the birthday of fellow Capricorn and one of my biggest inspirations, Diane von Furstenberg. I found it only appropriate to celebrate her today, as she is so appreciated by not only me, but the many "It" Girls of the world.
2012 was filled with powerful ladies: Gabby Douglas, Lena Dunham and Katniss Everdeen, to name a few. It was also a great year for female musicians, with Lana Del Rey's debut, a slew of amazing singles from Florence + The Machine, Ellie Goulding's "Halcyon" album and, of course, Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe."
There were three acts who not only made an impact on my musical universe this year, but also have the makings to become full-fledged favorites of my fellow "It" Girls in 2013.
It is the end of an era. After five great, gasp-worthy years, our favorite Upper East Siders stowed away their mobile phones and bid farewell with the series finale on December 17. I featured some of my favorite looks from the show several months ago, and the fashion inspiration which carried through all six seasons is undeniable.
While it may sound rather cheesy, I learned more than great style from "Gossip Girl." The show oozed drama and, quite frequently, unrealistic situations. But digging deeper, I drew a few life lessons I actually carry with me beyond watching the show.
5) "Whoever said that money doesn't buy happiness, didn't know where to shop." Okay, money does not truly solve all problems. However, this quote, said by none other than Blair Waldorf in season one, resounds true. For those obsessed with designer (like me), hitting up Barney's after a rough day in the office can only result in pure exhilaration. Perhaps your passion is books; it only makes sense to indulge in a few hardcovers. No matter what, it is important to find things which inspire and revive you, and invest appropriately.