Olivia Palermo, Simon Doonan and More Fashion A-Listers Share Their New Year's Resolutions

Well, if they're making any that is.
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Olivia Palermo in the perfect NYE outfit. Photo: Piperlime

Olivia Palermo in the perfect NYE outfit. Photo: Piperlime

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. 

Olivia Palermo

"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?"

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images

Photo: Brian Ach/Getty Images

"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."

Pierre Hardy

"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."

Fern Mallis

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

"Cleaning out my closet," the fashion luminary told us. "Eliminating. Editing." 

Joe Zee

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

"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

Jodie Snyder-Morel and sis Danielle about to take off on their #dannijoroadtrip. Photo: Courtesy Dannijo

Jodie Snyder-Morel and sis Danielle about to take off on their #dannijoroadtrip. Photo: Courtesy 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."

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha at the Dannijo Mercedes-Benz dinner.

Coco Rocha at the Dannijo Mercedes-Benz dinner.

"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.

Simon Doonan

Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images

Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images

"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." 

Eric Wilson

Photo: InStyle/Eric Wilson

Photo: InStyle/Eric Wilson

"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.

Marissa Webb

Photo: Marissa Webb

Photo: Marissa Webb

The Banana Republic creative director and designer of her own line is ultra-ambitious with four resolutions she'll have to keep:

  1. "Continue to harass and adore my two Pomeranians — I absolutely love dogs!"
  2. "Refrain from burning down the house — I will not attempt to cook anything more than Rice Krispies Treats for very special occasions."
  3. "Take a vacation!"
  4. "Watch more superhero movies! I am obsessed with them."

Molly Simms

Molly Simms and her adorable son at the Old Navy holiday event. Photo: Old Navy.

Molly Simms and her adorable son at the Old Navy holiday event. Photo: Old Navy.

"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!"

Tina Lutz

Photo: Tina Lutz/TSE

Photo: Tina Lutz/TSE

"My resolution is to return to Kenya," said the TSE creative director.

Cynthia Sakai

Photo: Cynthia Sakai

Photo: Cynthia Sakai

"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."

Ashley Pittman

Photo: Ashley Pittman

Photo: Ashley Pittman

The Dallas-based jewelry designer's simple New Year's resolution: "to simplify." And done.

Michael Avedon

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

"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.

Janie Bryant

Janie Bryant (right) shows off her Shoes of Prey design at Nordstrom. Photo: Janie Bryant

Janie Bryant (right) shows off her Shoes of Prey design at Nordstrom. Photo: Janie Bryant

"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.)