and there you have it
2015 IS OVER, JUST LIKE THAT.
We couldn’t let the year draw to a close without our Best Dressed issue, normally published in July, which we had suspended to give way to our 20th anniversary celebration. We’ve always known that Best Dressed was our most popular issue, but we were still pleasantly surprised at the fervor with which readers have asked not just me but all our editors, on social media and in person, when we would present the year’s top 10. We thought it would be good to end our 20th anniversary and to start the new year (as this is a double issue) with this beloved feature.
As always, our mission whenever we do Best Dressed is to find a diverse expression of style. As in our previous features, the 10 women profiled today traverse a wide range on the style spectrum to prove to you that being well-dressed isn’t uniform and, more importantly, isn’t clichéd. The women profiled in this month’s issue—Monika, Eloise, Mavis, Melissa, Chi, Nadine, Malou, Loralee, Chiyo and Yessa—have such diverse philosophies about fashion, it shows you that no matter what age, what gender, how well-off or how trend-savvy (or not) you are, whether you like designer or high street, if you embrace glamour or prefer ulitity, if you shun the spotlight or are a bona fide star, there are a multitude of ways to engage in fashion.
Not only do we celebrate fashion stars in this issue, we also present our annual roster of talents to watch for in the creative industries: Lady Scott Jones, Sarah Geneblazo, CRWN, Xurpas, Denver Balbaboco, Foldyard & Co., Te Amo Floristeria, Abbey Sy, Lee Watson and Gino Santos. Edited by Jae de Veyra Pickrell, 2015’s Creative It List is a who’s who of young talent—the proverbial breath of fresh air—who are shaking up their respective fields.