New Year's resolutions are kind of like fanny packs, scrunchies and mules. They were really hot at one point, then a bit passé, but now they're back with a vengeance. That is, if any of these fashion notables, from Fern Mallis to Joe Zee to Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, have anything to say about it. Of course, some fashion people — being fashion people — refuse to conform, bucking the resolution concept altogether. Rebels.
Read through the list below to find out what goals designers, models, editors and otherwise fashion-y types are setting for 2015 — and why a few don't believe in New Year's resolutions in the first place.
"I don't make a New Years Resolution!" she told us at the Piperlime holiday party. "I say, if you want to do something: Do it! Why would I want to set myself up?"
"To organize my time better between work and my daughter," Restoin-Roitfeld told me at the Footwear News Achievement Awards. "I feel like I don't make the most of my day and I want to be able to be more focused on everything that I do. So make the most of my time."
"Be more patient," the shoe designer laughed. "I can try, I can try. For fashion, we have to go to [the] next things very quickly so, [I want to] try to be more patient. I'll try."
"Cleaning out my closet," the fashion luminary told us. "Eliminating. Editing."
"My New Year's resolution is not to have any," said the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Style. "It's too much pressure to keep them because every day should be a New Year's resolution, so I try to work on it every single day. I don't want to wait until one day a year to try to change something. You should always be trying to change for the better."
Danielle Snyder and Jodie Snyder-Morel of Dannijo
"To live lightly and to be better to myself," Danielle Snyder said at the Dannijo Mercedes-Benz dinner at the Inn at Pound Ridge. Her sister Jodie Snyder-Morel has an equally introspective outlook. "I'm expecting a baby in the new year," she said."So my resolution is to slow down and enjoy the moment."
"Well, I don't celebrate any holidays nor do I celebrate New Year's resolutions," the model said. So that's less pressure to kick off 2015.
"For 2015, I resolve to avoid all solids and basics and return to my Glamrock roots: satin and sequins and snakeskin," the always-awesome Barneys creative-ambassador-at-large says. "Forget about growing old gracefully, I intend to grow old gorgeously and garishly."
"I resolve to devise a system to better keep track of all of my online passwords, to change them with intensive frequency, and not to send e-mails to anyone at Sony," declares InStyle's fashion news director.
The Banana Republic creative director and designer of her own line is ultra-ambitious with four resolutions she'll have to keep:
- "Continue to harass and adore my two Pomeranians — I absolutely love dogs!"
- "Refrain from burning down the house — I will not attempt to cook anything more than Rice Krispies Treats for very special occasions."
- "Take a vacation!"
- "Watch more superhero movies! I am obsessed with them."
"Never cancel a workout," the model/actress said at the Old Navy holiday event in Los Angeles. "If I'm meeting someone for a hike or I have a class, doing SoulCycle or meeting a trainer, or whatever. I cannot cancel!"
"My resolution is to return to Kenya," said the TSE creative director.
"My New Year's resolution is to find more of a balance between thinking about the future and enjoying the present," says the designer of the fashion and celebrity obsessed jewelry line Vita Fede. "In this industry, you always have to think about the next season, your next collection and where fashion is going in the future. I think it's important to take moments to appreciate where you are now, and where you've been — and then you can think about where you're going next."
The Dallas-based jewelry designer's simple New Year's resolution: "to simplify." And done.
"Always work harder, work more," said the fashion photographer (and grandson of Richard Avedon) who shot Emma Ferrer (you know, Audrey Hepburn's granddaughter) for the cover of Harper's Bazaar this year.
"My New Years resolution is to keep my closet clean and organized and to appreciate all that I have," says the "Mad Men" costume designer and Shoes of Prey collaborator. "It's a year of counting blessings!"
Happy 2015! What's your New Year's resolution? (If you're making one, of course.)