I thought it would be cute and fun to do a “resolutions” post on December 31st, but I wasn’t sure how to approach it. After all, just asking you what you plan on not accomplishing in the new year seemed rather bleh. So, imagine my glee when I discovered a frothy fashion article about this exact subject with no less than 1.5 brown connections to exploit! Problem solved.
We asked some of our favorite women what they hope to do (or do a little bit better)â€”from family to food and fashionâ€”in 2009.
I’ve only quoted about half of the resolvers here:
Vera Wang, designer â€œWork more and work out more.â€
Venus Williams, tennis player â€œI think itâ€™s time to give up leggings and add more prints to my closet in 2009. I also think itâ€™s time for more accessories, but I want to avoid those big chunky pieces.”
While she is a tennis player, Venus isn’t our “0.5″ connection.
Chanel Iman, model â€œStep back into my closet and re-create the things I havenâ€™t worn in a while and do wardrobe swaps with my friends. After the swap, you can go shopping for that one item that will make the trade pop. Itâ€™s kind of a green way to go.â€
Sophie Buhai, designer, Vena Cava â€œMonochromatic fashion that feels elegant (but is almost boring) paired with an eccentric large metal necklace is what I am wanting to wear. As far as giving things up, Iâ€™d say itâ€™s time to give up flashy designer bags. The new year and a new economy are all about buying vintage Ferragamo and Bottega on eBay.â€
Coco Rocha, model â€œWear more jackets. This is the time to bundle up, and a girl cannot have too many coats because it is what you are seen most in during the winter season.â€
Marina Rust, contributing editor, Vogue â€œI know if I squeeze a lemon into a cup of hot water and honey every morning I will actually feel and look better. Maybe this year I will remember to do it.â€
Tory Burch, designer â€œKeep things in perspective and not sweat the small stuff. I always try to focus on the big picture and remember if my family is happy and healthy, nothing is worth getting too stressed about.â€
Chiara Clemente, filmmaker â€œEat at home as much as I can. Maybe itâ€™s because I am Italian, but you have to start with the basics. And thatâ€™s food.â€