Style panel 2012: who did it best?
2012 was a year of massive style highs and a few not so boast-worthy fashion lows, but because we’re all about celebrating the great here at bh HQ, we thought we’d take the time to award the celebrities who deserve the top gongs in the beauty, hair and style stakes.
Of course, it’s hard to award accolades of this magnitude without the assistance of a few industry experts. That’s right, for this ‘ere feature we’ve acquired the help of MAC Senior Make-Up Artist Nicole Thompson, Hair god Brad Ngata, and noted Style Commentator Melissa Hoyer to help us suss out who undoubtedly did it best in 2012.
BEST BEAUTY IN 2012 GOES TO... Nicole Richie!
Nicole (Thompson) says:“ My vote goes to Nicole Richie. She is constantly pushing the beauty boundaries to perfect her look!
“She is the queen of the sexy cat liner (smudged or liquid) - but she doesn't stop there. I really enjoy her playful attitude to make-up and her look in general, as she's not afraid of a pop of bright lip colour or a metallic finish on her eyes!
“At each event she tends to try something completely different – and whatever it is, you can be sure she’ll go for the ‘full’ look with lashes, accessories and killer hair to match!”
BEST HAIR IN 2012 GOES TO… Anne Hathaway!
Brad says: “Anne Hathaway has blossomed into such a classy beauty with her gamine Audrey crop.
“Previously when I’ve thought of Anne, she’s always been on the peripheral with her hair and general styling. There are a million other ‘It’ girls who’ve eclipsed her on the red carpet, so I’ve never really thought of her as a great natural beauty. However, since chopping all her hair off it’s like she’s shed all her inhibitions and has blossomed into this amazing woman.
“She’s always been very talented, but I saw her on Saturday Night Live and she absolutely blew me away! She can sing and dance and is really funny – AND she’s beautiful. I think this new ‘do has really helped her stand out and get noticed for her talent and beauty. It’s the best move she’s ever made.”
BEST STYLE IN 2012 GOES TO… Miranda Kerr!
Melissa says: “I would have to say Miranda Kerr constantly showed her true sense of understated style this year. No matter if she was in ‘ambassador’ mode for any of her clients or in 'me' mode - she nailed it every time.
“I love her simple, uncluttered approach to fashion and dressing. She is never OTT and looks best in simple, clean, unfussy styles.”¨“She has innate style. She doesn't try too hard and doesn't need to prove a style point - and not many people have that quality.”
Which celebrity do you think should get the top gong in the hair, style and beauty categories?