{ fresh start }

hello friends; happy new year!!i apologize for leaving the blog unattended for so long. after an action-packed year with almost no time off, i guess i just needed a little break. anyway, i’m back, i’m rested, and i’m ready to reminisce a bit about the big, little, and wonderful things that have happened over these past twelve months.IN 2011… i began growing out my previously super-short hair (this is how i style it now). it’s come a long way:

IN 2011… color blocking was big; i also wore a ton of graphic black and white:







IN 2011… i visited milan (twice!), and even got to style the window of dolce + gabbana‘s flagship store in that city:

IN 2011… i filmed this glimpse into my life. one of my best friends got married, and i began collaborating with another on this blog’s photography (thank you jeremy; i’ve loved our partnership!):

IN 2011… i wore my helmut lang crop-back jackets (and my karen walker sunnies) a LOT:





IN 2011… i met one of my design idols, then ended up collaborating on a shoot for her brand, while staying in her decadent malibu beach house (more on that coming later this week!):

IN 2011… i twice more got to work against a backdrop of palm trees, both in brazil (where i modeled in a campaign for corello) and puerto rico (where i styled several upcoming catalogues for LL bean signature). and i learned how to surf during another shoot in montauk:


IN 2011… i had the opportunity to redesign someone’s apartment for the nate berkus show, and worked as a contributor for glamour.com. i created a razor for shick (which will finally hit drugstores around the world in 2012!), and was appointed as an ambassador for tiffany‘s eyewear line:

IN 2011… i was honored to be named one of new york’s 50 most stylish. my love for fashion & design took me to many new places (literally and figuratively!), and every day allowed me to do fun & interesting work:

thank you so much for reading, supporting, and following along with me on these adventures and those still to come. i couldn’t do it all without you!!

PS: in further honor of fresh starts, i am in the process of giving the site a little facelift, so please expect to see some aesthetic alterations creeping in over the next few weeks. change is what keeps life interesting! here’s to more of it in the new year.
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14540013757712828351 Britt+Whit

    wow forgot how short your hair use to be! I love your bob now! and so exciting about NYC 50 most stylish. SOOO deserved Kelly! Cant wait for 2012!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10250143900248022060 ShelleyW

    YEAH! Good to see you back!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03062359936145818358 Stephanie

    You are such an incredible woman. Keep up all the amazing work!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05329196451830464702 Dominika

    such amazing photos
    <3

    Fashion Philosophy
    http://www.fashionphilosophy.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15588937421573926958 Zoey H

    Happy new year! Looks like you had an amazing year; I hope you have another.

    tictaczo.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17421347098225672822 Yasmeen

    You've accomplished so much in just one year! It's incredible :) Talk about admirable! <3 Happy New Year.

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

  • http://thedesigndaredevil.wordpress.com/ thedesigndaredevil

    WOW! Such an amazing year girl! Congrats on your success!

    XO~JD

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Cheers to another wonderfully successful and stylish year for you, lovely. x

    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15962265228492567285 ByKarin

    Yay! Glad to see you're back :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14626127672641435637 Naina

    Your year looked so amazing, Kelly. You are seriously one of the most classy people in the blogosphere, such an inspiration and an idol for me! Wishing you all the best for 2012 :)

    SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12682391973479551678 Terri

    You have the most successful growing-out-hair phase of everyone I've ever seen. Somewhere, Carey Mulligan is jealous of you.
    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02641524108306861481 FashionFlirt

    WOW! Your blog is simply stunning, keep it up!

    Check out my blog if you like:

    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.com/

    kisses, Jasmin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07177347312375436719 BmoreLoveLeigh

    Short, long, straight, wavy – your hair looks fabulous either way. Have you ever switched up the color?

    Sounds like you've had an amazing 2011! You have my dream job! Hope 2012 brings many great things to you as well.

    http://www.bmoreloveleigh.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16405323596394228756 J.Jehanne

    congrats! You really had an amazing 2011 and I sure hope my blog even gets 1 prcent of the success you have. Keep up the great work!

    Jen
    commecoco.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07649100721033868817 Feelgoodlookcute

    Wow wow wooooow!!! Gorgeous pictures.
    So happy you're back ; )

    xxx
    Miriam

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18308083396588264606 Fashion Me Wild – Style Team

    Beautiful! Hope you have another great year!

    Check out today's look:
    Look of the Day

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02628005638135404544 My Grandpa’s Closet

    Loved this post! Congrats on a special year
    Xo
    The girls @ http://www.mygrandpascloset.com

  • http://hauteeyes.com Caitlin

    Such an amazing year!! Best of luck to you in 2012!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11437578466387596372 Brigita

    What an amazing year it has been! A big thank you that you allow us to look in the part of your life, success and outfits.
    Cheers to another great year!

    http://lostinpattern.blogspot.com/
    xx Brigita

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17548021238467532228 Jules

    what an awesome year! looking forward to following your style in 2012!

    http://fabulositywithinreach.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03636469387388076513 Leah

    Looking forward to another year of style. Love your hair short by the way.

    xo L.

  • http://www.ellecroft.com Elle Croft

    Wow; WHAT a year! No doubt 2012 will take you to even more exciting places & bring more amazing experiences!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18200704591621471005 briannelee

    Congrats on a fabulous 2011 and I can't wait to see what 2012 brings!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11059775998363519154 Caitlin

    You're an inspiration, obviously. Can't wait to see what you do in 2012!

    caitlin
    http://www.my-grandmothers-gucci.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01234236694455838350 Lindsay

    What an amazing year! Congratulations, and best wishes for 2012!!!

  • susanna

    Kelly, where do you get your hair done in NYC?
    i am trying to find a stylist to pixicut my hair?!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07328331292747492326 eithlinn

    I missed your posts so much! Good to see you back! Have a great 2012!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    You have truly had a banner year. Congrats!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16075387387892496319 Sandra Merino

    great looks!! love them!!

    your hair is super nice! love it!

    http://www.mysavageside.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06350815127095452839 Michelle’s Style File

    You're fabulous. Such an amazing year for you! And no doubt 2012 will be huge too : )

    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03238589979626981020 Neris / Fashion Fractions

    sounds like you had an amazing year and here is to an even better 2012!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00325841470229145960 internodiciotto

    there is not much to say, you probably had one of the most amazing years in the world! ;D good luck and enjoy much for the next one! :D hugs

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10354177152380618999 Nee

    so inspiring:) love your outfits xx

    Love,
    Nee

    ROSECANDLE11

    GIVEAWAY: GOLD/PINK STATEMENT NECKLACE

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16297438350815727438 kiss me quick

    I love checking out your blog ^^ your hair is so pretty and the photos are delightful!

    xxx

    http://kissmequick-kissmenow.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03231787161844874561 Supal

    OMG I forgot about your short hair! I am growing out mine too!! I think this year has been amazing for you and you've got so much to look forward for :) Happy new year to you!

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

  • Susie

    Just love your blog. Hope you can find some time in 2012 to design some more of your fabulous jewellery!! Happiness in 2012!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18097110044244553145 ediot

    lovely post. and so many inspirational looks here
    LOVE them and your blog
    happy happy new year
    x

  • http://ilikethatblog.com/ Liset

    Love this recap of 2011, it looks like a magical year for you! This is the first time I comment on your blog but I read it for quite a while now, love your outfits and photos and probably will keep on reading in 2012! Best wishes, Liset

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05709497277293395814 thankfifi

    Nice to have you back! Love all your looks and what an amazing year you've had – you are an inspiration!x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01176243240937929546 betty

    wow uv had a wonderful year … well done … looking forward to seein the rest !!
    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.com/

    http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.com/

  • http://inspiredmoi.blogspot.com Jackie

    So, you WIN for having the best year ever! Your blog may be my favorite. Thank you for your inspiration daily. Cheers to an amazing 2011 and even better 2012! Have you mentioned who does your hair? It's absolutely fabulous.

  • http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/ Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    I LOVE your hair… short and longer.

    Kacie
    http://acollectionofpassions.com

  • http://victoriadiazs.wordpress.com Victoria Diaz

    congrats on all the success! hope this year is as good, if not better ;)
    http://victoriadiazs.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17324934082418959378 Style Footprints

    Of all the posts on looks throughout 2011, yours is definitely my favorite and my taste. Lost all the looks. Photography is great. Hearing your success in fashion is an inspiration to a new blogger like me so thank you. Check out my site if you get a chance. Would love you to follow.

    Happy new year.x
    http://Www.stylefootprints.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17865185619501907153 Unknown

    Hi~ I just found out about this blog… too bad that I did not know about this blog before.. As a person who loves fashion and wants to have career in fashion, I think I will be able to learn a lot from you…
    Nice meeting you all!!!!!!

  • Dayna

    I'd love to get some growing out super short hair tips from you! I am just starting to work on growing out my own super short hair, but as someone who values looking stylish, am very nervous about the awful in-between growing out stages. I love your cut now – it is similar to a cut I used to have and am planning on working towards now.
    Any tips you have (even over e-mail) would be sooo appreciated!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17976949387415883250 jin

    never knew you had such short hair! i'm all caught up with your 2011 looks! can't wait for 2012!!!!

    xx jin @ http://herimajination.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02726383190802653578 UneDandizette

    I hope you'll be posting more often 'cause you're the best! :) You've been a great inspiration for me, love your style :)

  • https://profiles.google.com/108017491321054989898 Christina Borders

    I loved this post! I enjoyed reading some of your previous posts that I missed the first time – congratulations on all you have accomplished this year! Love the style, photographs, love it all!

    I wish you luck in 2012 and can't wait to read more!

    ~ Christina

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12496454475860919844 KK

    Loved this recap! So happy to see that your passion and love for fashion has taken you to such fun and glamorous places…so inspirational! Looking forward to more droolworthy sartorial posts from you in 2012!

    http://www.butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    gorgeous looks! love both hair style!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12464339301346371665 Sol

    Happy New Year! You are SO inspiring, love your style, and I can't wait to see what 2012 has in store for you! :-)

    http://boreddoe.blogspot.com/

  • Bridg

    Happy New Year, and congrats on a great year in 2011! your acheivements are an inspiration, and your blog is one of my favs – all the best for 2012! :)

    B

    http://www.phoandchips.com

  • Anonymous

    I love reading your blog, it's amazing! I wish you the best this year! Good luck with everything!

  • https://profiles.google.com/117017764155397053458 Kiah Torres

    You are beautiful and your style is sick girl! Kiah

  • Teodora

    You are so talented. I can't wait to see what you have for us in 2012!

    Teodora
    teodoraslookbook.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03616792425390333004 Mlle Boite

    I have been reading your blog since the very beginning (oddly, this is the first time I've commented). I just want to say congratulations on all of your success. Clearly, you have worked tremendously hard and all of these accomplishments are well deserved. Thank you for being such an inspiration on many levels, even beyond fashion and style. I wish you the very best of luck this year. xo

  • Anonymous

    beautiful girl, but the way your voice goes up on the final syllable of your last name is so irksome…you're better than the Valley Girl. Think: what would Hillary do? She wouldn't turn declarative sentences into interrogatives.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04092736892392468086 MsBrieW

    Congratulations on a STELLAR year! Hope 2012 is as good if not better!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05429809022803369394 Jessica @ Here(and)Now

    what a wonderful year it was for you! i am a recent follower, and am excited to continue reading along with your journey as you move forward
    cheers to 2012
    xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03190842266118888710 happilyfull

    beautiful photos!!! came across your blog through bloglovin & it's amazing! great work!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10408565084723171671 Sabrina

    What an amazing year. Love the pics.
    Hope that 2012 will be just as exciting and fantastic for you.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05071065455569880286 Audrey

    amazing pictures!

    ROWE

  • http://soffisinglesstyle.blogspot.com/ soffi
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11577003343985658506 Ishara

    amazing, you are like an example to me
    http://tiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com/

  • http://knockedupfabulous.wordpress.com April

    Such an amazing year for you! (It all sounded so fabulous!!) Looking forward to seeing what 2012 will bring!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01510679220884107437 FairyFiligree

    Glad you're back and all is well with you. Love this post, with such excellent imagery. I loved your bob last year but this is softer and a great alternative. Thanks for being constant inspiration. fairyfiligree.blogspot.com

  • http://www.fashionisabitch.wordpress.com Brielle

    You are absolutely the cutest thing. Your style is beyond impeccable and unique. Love the short hair.
    Just wrote an article on 2012 Wearable runway hair. check it out
    http://www.fashionisabitch.wordpress.com

    also would love if you followed me on twitter @fashionisabitch!

    Love your blog, getting so much exciting inspiration from it!
    Brielle

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06276409461916776481 Billì

    Cool post! I like this blog it's very nice! i'm following it, Follow my fashion blog FASHION VICTEAM, i would be very happy for this! See soon
    Fashion Victeam.

    http://www.fashionvicteam.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12049408006282458124 M-J Obsessions

    This is my favorite blog!!! 2011 is the year I found you, will be die hard fan!!
    http://fabulositywithinreach.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13540865440171331174 Ally

    You had such an amazing 2011… it is so inspiring! You've done more in a year than most people could dream of. You are beautiful and all of your outfits are so fun to see everyday. Congrats :)

    http://confessionsoftheglitterati.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08892191975029745238 ManhaKins

    these pics are fab :)! can't wait to see what's in store for the new year ! xx

    http://www.manhakins.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01353501242369600411 Tanya Dempsey

    WOW. I'm in awe of everything you've accomplished! Bravo! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15387454394692628396 Aja Lake [the gold hat.]

    what a wonderful, accomplished year. kudos, darling! here's to the next being better than the rest! xx

    http://ajalake.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10742697015152576035 Bravoe Runway

    Welcome back Kelly! 2011 was certainly a successful year for you and your break was certainly well deserved. I didn't know that you had the chance to style a D&G; store window in Milan, the city I dream of visiting someday! All the best to you in 2012!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10367155562528555483 Molly Marler

    Kudos, Kelly! Congratulations on another fabulous year; you deserve the successes coming your way. Thank you for your continued inspiration and gorgeous work. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00482966721630372145 Simple Flair

    Your style and even your hairstyle is always a source of inspiration! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14625395273907490807 Gypsy_Riot

    Wow! This took my breath away <3 I absolutely love your life and am aspiring to do the same things in my life. I wish I could keep you in my pocket to give me advice and direction with a career ha! Cant wait to see the exciting things you do in the future :)

  • Anonymous

    What happened to the "Glamour Guy?"

  • http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com/ seekingstyleblog

    You are insanely gorgeous! Thanks for the recap.. I'm a new reader so it was a nice little bio in what I've been missing. I still need to read old posts :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • http://www.powerbrands.us/ Beverage Marketing

    I think I am in love with those high back jackets.

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