Happy holidays to all you lovely Bombers and Bombshells! As the year slowly wraps up, we couldn’t help but throw out a few nominees for our Most Improved Fashionista Award. All of our nominees this year were already fashionable, but it seemed like 2015 was really the time to just glo-up! We couldn’t help but catch some of the light these fashionistas were putting out.
Check out this year’s nominees!
- Keke Palmer
- No more Disney shows or kids movies for this young lady! Keke Palmer truly stepped her ‘fashionista’ game up this year, turning heads at various events throughout the year while sporting some pretty delicious names in fashion, including Balmain, Moschino, Armani Exchange, and Georges Chakra, just to name a few.2015 really was the breakout year for Ms. Palmer, who not only impressed us with appearances on The View, W Magazine, and a plethora of awards and event coverage, but also became a featured regular on Scream Queens and the releasing of her movie Brotherly Love. Back in August, she also announced via Twitter that she had signed a record deal with one of Universals major labels, Island. New music soon, perhaps? She has kept it classy, trendy and definitely age appropriate as she has transitioned from Disney Star to Full-out glam Princess. Whether rocking some bundlessss (Christmas gift, anyone?) or keeping a cute, crop cut, she has shown us that fashion limits are a product of the past and one can look stylish in a matching set, full-length gown or even a suit (and as a woman who loves the slight masculinity in outfits, I’m all for that). Just in case you needed a reminder, here’s a throwback of her in 2014:
- Kylie Jenner It seemed like just yesterday we were focusing on the Kardashian Trio: Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. However, Kylie Jenner has definitely surfaced as a contender along with the ‘First Family’ of Media, stepping her fashion game up 100% for 2015. She scored an ambassador title for the skin care line Nip+Fab, launched a clothing line with her sister Kylie in partnership with Topshop (so jealous!), launched her own website and mobile app, AND came out with a lipstick line to accompany her self-titled lip kit. Geez!2015 seemed to be the year where everything little about the 18-year old stopped being…well, little. She’s been caught on and off guard sporting designer threads, among them Cushnie Et Ochs, Phillip Lim, Balmain, and so much more. Can you imagine what her closet looks like? Nonetheless, her style has evolved from teenager to grown-woman over night, and no matter what people may say about her or the family, nobody can deny she has slayed our lives and snatched a few edges with some of these looks this year. Just in case you couldn’t remember what she looked like last year:
- Ciara Definitely a favorite over here at FashionBombDaily, Ciara made 2015 the year she would show up and definitely show out. The ATL-raised songstress, otherwise known as the First Lady of Crunk&B, skyrocketed in 2015: celebrating her 30th birthday, a new album release, became the face of Robert Cavalli, a brand ambassador for Topshop, and definitely gave us look after look in designer threads while on Instagram; among them we saw Topshop, Tom Ford, Fausto Puglisi, and a slew of footwear (remember when we covered her shoe closet?) Whether it was attending an Awards show or having a date night over at the White House, mommy Ciara showed us she was going to slay! Form-fitting dressed, low cut blouses and color risks worked in her favor as she stepped out of the mold and reminded all of us that even after the baby, she was still fire! Many of us couldn’t help but gush over the two men in her life this year: her son Future Zahir by ex-boyfriend Future, and current boyfriend Russell Wilson (can they just be the cutest couple?) No matter the occasion, Ciara proved that the wardrobe was upgraded and her fashionista game was revamped. You go girl!Here’s a quick throwback to her last year while preggers:
- Lady Gaga
Ah, Gaga. The Born This Way singer is nobody new to those of us that like pop music, empowering vocals, great performances and…interesting outfits. Rising to fame with her initial albums The Fame and The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga has gone on to secure a title as one of the most influential and successful musicians of all time. Now, she’s grabbing another title on our Most Improved Fashionista List of 2015. Known for her crazy outfits with apparently a social message behind it, Gaga truly toned down and approached her fashion choices differently this year, and we just can’t get enough! No more meat dresses for her, Gaga’s been seen sporting designers on nearly an every day basis, including Tom Ford (who she also collaborated with for the music video), personal stylist Brandon Maxwell, Alaia, Capara and many more., 2015 found Gaga joining the team of America Horror Story: Hotel, where her character Countess slays in a beautiful outfit every week. She shook headlines after her jaw-dropping Oscars performance (any other musical theatre nerds out here? Am I alone?) performed at the Grammy’s, scored Billboard’s Woman of the Year award and definitely raised eyebrows that look to answer, Is Gaga making a comeback? While we don’t have all the answers, we know her closet is talking and boy is it saying something! She’ll always be Lady Gaga to the world, but she’s definitely building herself as Lady Fashionista too. This fashionista is definitely an A in our book. Here’s a quick throwback to how she looked in 2014:
5. Tracee Ellis Ross A woman who needs no introduction, because we all know her for a sleu of different things. Some may call her Joan from Girlfriends, and others of us may call her the baby of songstress Diana Ross. Others of us may know her as the entertaining mother, wife and doctor on ABC’s show Black-ish, that brought her an NAACP Image Award and a nomination from the BET Awards. Whatever you know her as, Tracee Ellis Ross has long been on the scene and carved out a sweet spot in each one of our hearts. She’s also carved out a sweet spot on our top 5 list of improved fashionistas, where she took 2015 by the horns and ran with it in regards to her fashion choices! For every fashion awards, recognition and banquet, she has shown up and out in her style choices, whether retro-inspired, couture-themed, a nuanced LBD (little black dress), or prints on prints on prints.No matter what she wore in 2015, she wore it with class, elegance and poise. Her designer threads of the past have included Tracey Reese ( a seeming favorite of hers), Dolce & Gabbana, Honor, Veronique Leroy, and so much more! She has truly garnished a closet of simplicity, elegance and pop-out pieces every Fashionista girl needs to have. Perhaps we need to add “Get a chance to play in her closet” onto our Christmas List for Santa? And here’s a snapshot of her from 2014:
Well there you have it folks, the enviable Top 5 Most Improved Fashionista nominees for 2015. Who made your top list and who deserves to take home the crown?