2010. Another year is over. I am reminded of that classic 1979 ABBA tune, 'Happy New Year':
"Sometimes I see
How the brave new world arrives
And I see how it thrives
In the ashes of our lives
Oh yes, man is a fool
And he thinks he'll be okay
Dragging on, feet of clay
Never knowing he's astray
Keeps on going anyway..."
Oh ABBA, always such wisdom.
What I can tell you for certain, is that this past year has provided us with some pretty 'interesting' trends, some of which I hope will continue to thrive, and some I wish would just go away.
Now in no particular order, the top 10 trends of 2010:
1. Hairy chested actors and models.
For far too long, American TV has been telling us to sport clean pecs with narry a hair in site. This past year has started to prove otherwise. Take a look at this guy:
Gossip Girl's Ed Westwick (pictured) and Penn Badgley both sport some fine manliness in their show. And then there's the very handsome Bradley Cooper from 2010's A Team and of course People's choice for sexiest man of the year, our very own Ryan Reynolds.
The point is: stop shaving and waxing boys! Sure, a little good grooming goes a long way, but if you've got it, flaunt it!
Sure, plaid has never really gone out of style, but this past year it seemed to rear its colorful head in all sorts of ways. Think lumberjacks, fishermen and even prim and proper saville row suits...
Even the Daily Mail in the UK had this to say about plaid shirts: