It’s traditional to have ‘Best Of’ round-ups around this time of year, so Very wanted to join in and do something special. It’s been a fabulous 12 months of parties, premieres, awards ceremonies and festivals, during which we’ve grilled the celebrities for their style tips and asked what they’re up to next (and who with).
In 2012, you can expect this again and more, but in the meantime let’s enjoy some of the best moments – and juiciest exclusives – of 2011:
1. Cheryl Cole’s Ups and Downs
Cheryl Cole was hired – and then dropped from the US X Factor. The American producers’ excuse was they couldn’t understand her accent, although they still hired Welsh TV presenter Steve Jones. However, Cheryl didn’t let it get her down for long and used the downtime to entertain the troops in Afghanistan. Very met her at The Mirror Pride of Britain awards after she’d just returned from a trip to cheer up the soldiers. She looked stunning in a sophisticated back dress. It’s similar to the South linen pencil dress at Very.
2. The Final Twilight Film Premiere
Very had great tickets to the Twilight: Breaking Dawn premiere. Audiences around the UK got slushy as Vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) married Bella (Kristen Stewart). And one of the highlights was seeing X Factor winners Little Mix wearing Very clothes. They’re wearing the French Connection quarry falls dress and the French Connection Lucinda sequin playsuit
3. Kate Middleton
Gorgeous Kate Middleton married Prince William and met the Obamas – what a year it was for her! The nation fell in love with a new style Queen and started to dress more sophisticated. The Coast Jocasta dress from Very encapsulates the idea of this look.
4. GQ Man Of The Year Awards
Oscar winner Charlize Theron stole the show from the men at the GQ Man of The Year awards in London and cleared the way for a more androgynous way of dressing. She made a masculine jumpsuit look amazing and it also caught the eye of The Hangover actor Bradley Cooper, who barely left her side the whole night. Nice to see another A’list power couple almost as much as it is to follow a new trend. For a similar smart, tailored jumpsuit check out the stunning Love Label tuxedo jumpsuit at Very.
5. Festival tips from Pixie Lott
Very caught up with Pixie Lott at the first festival of the season at Isle of Wight in June to get some tips for the summer of live music ahead. She told us about sunglasses, wellies and hats so we were all prepared for the like of Wireless, V, Glastonbury and Bestival. Pixie’s got her own range of clothing for Lipsy – it’s been a successful year for her.
As you can see 2011 was packed full of showbiz parties, premieres and music events and Very hopes to bring you more of the same in 2012. Happy New Year! x