• And the Winners Are…Best of 2013!

    It will be 2014 in a just a few hours for all you over in the States (though I’ve already rung in the New Year here in Australia!!).
    At any rate, check out who, in your opinion, had the Best 2013 ever.
    1. Most Improved Fashionista: Fantasia
    Fantasia before performing with David Foster
    With the aid of celebrity stylist Shun Melson, Fantasia has stepped her game all the way up.
    Fantasia Barrino in New York City
    24% of you voted her into first place, with Madpet writing, “I think we can all agree that just a year ago Fantasia looked a hot mess. With a new body and stylist…Fantasia is the most improved fashionista”.
    1 Fantasia Barrino's Instagram Topshop NY CA Bodysuit

    2. Fashionista of the Year: Nicole Richie

    This one was a close one, but Nicole Richie received the most votes for Fashionista of the Year!


    Her 2013 was filled with ensembles from Emilio Pucci, Alaia, Balmain, and more, and she pulled each off fantastically. Anonymous typed, “Nicole. Stylist or not, she did it right EVERY time!”

    nicole richie polka dot miami art basel balenciaga shoes

    3. Most Fashionable Male: Idris Elba
    Idris Elba is sexual chocolate personified, so it’s no surprise he was voted into 1st place with a whopping 30% of your votes.
    Jaja weighed in, “IDRIS. Tis’ all.” Boom.

    4. Fashion Bombshell of the Year: Tiffany from Arizona

    The blogger for the Werk Place received the most nods out of 1,160, garnering 28% of your votes.
    FortyistheNewForty summed it up nicely: “Tiffany from the Werk Place is WHAT’S NEXT in general. She has as FANTASTIC eye and takes some of the same piece that many of these other young women see in H&M and Zara and makes something magical happen. She is so fashion forward and humble in her presentation – iLIVE. She is peerless as far as I’m concerned.”
    5. Fashion Bomber of the Year: Patrick from Oakland
    8 Patrick from Oakland

    Patrick from Oakland killed the competition this year with 42% of the votes for Bomber of the Year!

    5 Patrick from Oakland
    Anonymous said, “Patrick is dressed for the GODS hunny! He has my vote!!”
    9 Patrick from Oakland

    6. Model of the Year: Joan Smalls

    3 Joan Smalls by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue US April 2013

    Well, no surprises here: Joan Smalls won this by a landslide.

    The Puerto Rican beauty had Joel’s support! He mused, “US ELLE cover people!!! Definitely Joan’s year!”
    Joan Smalls by Michael Thompson for Elle January 2014 [Full Spread] 1

    7. Outfit of the Year: Rihanna in Alaia
    One of our favorite celebs hasn’t made our Fashionista of the Year title in quite some time, but she does have her moments! To whit: the glorious red Alaia gown she wore to the Grammy’s.
    The firey color of her dress, teamed with her pop of red lips was glamorous, softly pretty, and befitting of the title of best of 2013.

    There you have it! What do you think of the winners?
    And here’s to even more fabulous fashion in 2014!
    Happy New Year!


    Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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