What’s trending in 2015?

Banish January blues and dive headfirst into the New Year. From new style obsessions to the year’s pivotal cultural events, here’s what to get excited about

The Motif
We’re all a-flutter over anything with wings. Lust after Erdem’s whimsical feather skirt, step out in Charlotte Olympia’s gold dove sandals or work Beatriz Palacios’s ornate leather cuff. Leather cuff with gold-plated bird, Beatriz Palacios, €114, at The Loft Market, Powerscourt Townhouse, Dublin 2. Gold leather sandals, Charlotte Olympia, www.charlotteolympia.com.

The Hairstyle
Plaits and buns might be big looks on the runway (turn to page 40 for styling tips), but what about the chop? Alexa Chung, Rosamund Pike and Sienna Miller are all sporting choppy bobs. At Marc Jacobs, stylist Guido styled inky black wigs into blunt, textured bobs with blunt fringes which manage to look modern and retro at the same time.

The Drink
Move over craft beer, we’re drinking boutique gins. Try a sloe gin sour, muddling Sipsmith Sloe Gin (€39.99, www.drinkstore.ie) with lemon juice, sugar syrup, egg white and soda for a fresh twist on an old favourite. Irish gin also is a growing industry. Try the new one by Blackwater, www.blackwaterdistillery.ie.

The Colour: White
Though bright paintbox colours are also a trend, no single shade is as omnipresent in 2015 as white. It’s modernist at Mugler, folkish at Valentino, monastic at The Row – as long as it’s worn top to bottom.

This story appears in the January issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Thursday February 5

What’s trending in 2015?

Mini Size vs Supersize

The big hotel The Ludlow (left) is New York’s latest hip hotel hangout. Located on the Lower East Side, it teams industrial chic décor and skyscraper views with white Maison Margiela bathrobes. From €160 a night. The tiny hotel Quaint meets cool at The Central Hotel in Copenhagen’s trendy Vesterbro. It may only have one room, but it’s filled with fresh fruit and flowers, Art Deco-style furnishings and luxe Geismar bedlinen. Around €240 per night.
The mega bag With various clips and compartments, Marc Jacobs’ wine red messenger bag will squeeze in just about anything (far right). The mini bag Teeny-tiny is the other way to go. Emporio Armani’s blue and white take, with long chain strap and 1950s-inspired fold, is perfectly pint-sized. The big feed Dine at Sophies, above The Dean Hotel on Harcourt Street. Its New York Italian menu delivers hearty portions, be it pancakes or pork chops; 01 607 8100. The baby feed Nutribullet has just launched a tot’s version, Baby Bullet. Blend baby’s foods to the right consistency for his or her age, advised by the accompanying guide/recipe book. Around €200, www.amazon.co.uk.

The memoir
Original supermodel Cindy Crawford is publishing a book in autumn to celebrate her 50th birthday. Part memoir, part coffee table book, it reflects on her life, career and lessons learned (Rizzoli). Also in the pipelines: Courtney Love’s memoir Girl With the Most Cake (Macmillan). However, Love herself has already called writing it a “disaster”, so don’t hold your breath for a 2015 release date.

This story appears in the January issue of The Gloss. Find more features like this in next issue, out Thursday February 5