Yes, that's right: 2009 (and the '00s decade) is coming to a close. I don't know about you, but this year went by FAST for me! I can hardly believe it's already time to make new resolutions. In honor of the end of '09, we've compiled this week's Hautelinks list with the year in mind - many of these are New Year's related (lists, countdowns, etc.). As always, though, some of these are just fun. Kill some time until 2010 with the following sites!
Fab Sugar chose a group of recipients for their Best of 2009 Sugar Awards! Take a look back into the pop culture of the past year, and remember all that was great about '09.
If it's awful, embarrassing, or hilarious on Facebook, it probably made it to Lamebook. Too funny!
The New York Times did an interesting article on bloggers and the role blogs now have in the fashion industry:
As a relatively new phenomenon in the crowded arena of journalists whose specialty it is to report the news of the catwalks, fashion bloggers have ascended from the nosebleed seats to the front row with such alacrity that a long-held social code among editors, one that prizes position and experience above outward displays of ambition or enjoyment, has practically been obliterated.
The Top 10 Words to Stop Misspelling, courtesy of The Oatmeal. Do you make any of those errors?
Revolve and Lookbook.nu collaborated for a super cute winter style guide! Winter clothes can be SO dull, but this is definitely inspiring.
Apparently, beauty products will soon be able to make you feel happy. What will they think of next?
WWD did an article on trench coats, one of the hottest spring trends, and how they've been modernized for 2010!
The Cut posted photos from a recent V Magazine editorial shoot where they pitted a plus-size model against a skinny one in the same outfits. While the intent was to show that "fashion can flatter any figure", the spread actually made more people upset than ever. The comments are interesting reading as well.
Already Pretty has a great post on finding the right hat for every face shape - definitely essential winter reading.
A while back, we asked you guys if you would wear LV-style bunny ears. The results were definitely mixed. Now the ladies at New York Magazine have taken it one step further - see what happens when they wear the Louis Vuitton bunny ears on the streets of Manhattan!
Who What Wear's December Styling Tips are worth reading, even though December is 99% over!
AOL Radio Blog counts down their Top 10 Songs of 2009 - do you agree with their choices? What is your favorite song of '09?
Vivienne Westwood is teaming up with Lee Jeans! Definitely sounds... interesting!
Jezebel recently made a list of the year's 10 best magazine cover lies. From Cosmo to Vogue, this is a pretty hilarious list of all the lies these publications tell to sell magazines.
The You Are Beautiful Project is amazing! It's basically an art project dedicated to reminding everyone that they are beautiful. Honestly, I think we need a lot more messages like this in the world!
Talk about eco-conscious fashion: this dress lights up in the presence of CO2 - weird yet cool.
Fashion Trends that Defined the '00s! Personally, I'm happy to be leaving the decade that gave us Juicy Tracksuits and bare midriffs behind! What about you?
Do you have a New Year's resolution to get in shape? Might want to read this. According to new brain science, the key to getting skinny may be "all in your head".
The main reason why resolutions so often fail is that the lifestyle habits that brought you to your current level of pudginess have carved neural pathways in your brain that can't be changed by sheer willpower. Instead of looking at your body's behavior as something bad that needs banishing, realize that it might actually be telling you something: that you're depressed, bored with your job or relationship, or perhaps trapped in the past. It could be your fitness failings are actually symptoms, and you've made your poor squishy thighs the undeserving scapegoat for your general unhappiness.
Lady GaGa Barbies! I have no idea who came up with these or how much time they must have taken, but the result is totally funny and strange!
Celebuzz has a list of the top 10 most definitive celeb trends of the decade. Ah, velour sweatsuits make yet another appearance. Can we all just agree to leave those in the '00s? Please?
And finally... the Sex & the City 2 trailer. No further comment necessary.
Hope you all have an amazing (and safe) New Year's Eve! While 2009 was pretty great, I'm betting that 2010 (and the decade ahead) will be even more incredible. Happy NYE and we'll talk to you again in 2010!