Top 10 Posts of 2012: From Osheaga to Margiela, we take a look back at our most popular pieces as clicked by you

top 10 posts 2012

Continuing on with our look back at the best and worst moments of 2012, we’re counting down 10 of our most popular posts, as clicked by you. While there may be a few familiar friends making the rounds within these greatest hits, you’ll find some surprises as well. So sit back, relax, and take a fashionable trip back through your memory while checking out our top 10 posts of 2012 as clicked by you.

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Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2012

10. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012: Our top 10 insider moments, plus 38 photos from the stage to the backstage

The popularity of the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show never ceases to amaze, and this year’s extravaganza starring both Justin Bieber and Rihanna was no different. Sarah Casselman’s insider look at this year’s show was our tenth most popular post this year.

Holts Diet Coke 6 pack

9. Holt Renfrew celebrates 175 years with specially-designed pieces from Christian Louboutin, Bobbi Brown, Michael Kors and a special appearance by Elton John!

The crown jewel of Canadian luxury celebrated its 175th anniversary this year with everything from street parties to designer appearances to a cross-country road trip.  It was Holt Renfrew’s 27-piece designer collaboration though, that got everyone the most excited. Coming in at our ninth most read post this year, 27 of the world’s most stylish names including Manolo Blahnik, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Christian Louboutin and Roberto Cavalli, surely toasted Holt Renfrew in style.

Early Victoria Beckham Model Shots

8. Vintage Victoria Beckham: Check out 20 OMG-worthy modeling shots of Posh Spice in 1992

Everyone loves a throwback, especially when it involves Victoria Beckham. Back before her Spice Girls days, Beckham (née Adams) posed for several amateur-modeling shots. Clearly inspired by the style of the day, the shots show a crimp-haired Beckham in several Flashdance-inspired poses, as well as an in some seriously awesome motorcycle jackets and mom jeans. Proof that sometimes celebrities are just like us.

Carly Rae Jepsen Juno Beauty

7. Shimmering silver and smoky blue: We have the scoop on Carly Rae Jepsen’s Juno Awards makeup!

2012 was the year of Carly Rae Jepsen, and your love for the pop princess shone through in many of our posts. Most popular though, was this feature on Rae Jepsen’s beauty look for the Junos. Canadian pride through and through.

Maison Martin Margiela H&M

6. Maison Martin Margiela for H&M: View all looks from the 104-piece collection

Collaboration fever shows no sign of slowing, with the excitement around each H&M designer collection seeming to mount even higher than the last. The release of the Maison Martin Margiela look book exploded on our site, for one, making it the sixth most read post of the year.

Osheaga Street Style 2012
Photography by Phil Birnbaum

5. Osheaga Style Snaps: 45 photos of cut-off clad festivalgoers (and Florence Welch!) braving the heat in Montreal this weekend

Festival style has become so integral to the fashion cycle that it may as well have its own fashion week. When festival season hit Canada with Montreal’s Osheaga in August, excitement hit a fever pitch on our site, making our street style shots photographed by Phil Birnbaum the fifth most read post this year.

Toronto Life Most Stylish Party
Photography by George Pimentel

4. TIE! Toronto Life’s Most Stylish party: 52 shots of the city’s best dressed and Inside our 35th anniversary party: We celebrate in style alongside 700 of our chicest friends

The party circuit makes quite an impact, especially with two of the year’s biggest: Toronto Life’s party celebrating their second annual Most Stylish list as well as our very own, celebrating our 35th anniversary. Both parties seemed to bring the best of Toronto’s notable attendees, and your interest along with it.

Top 10 Fashion Trends Spring 2013

3. Top 10 Fashion Trends, Spring 2013: We distill over a month of runway and street style photos into 100 of the season’s strongest moments

What’s going down on the street outside fashion week is often the best indication of what will become the biggest and best trends come next season, and what people were wearing outside the many Spring 2013 shows in New York, London, Milan, Paris and Toronto is our best recent example.

London 2012 Olympic Games Team Britain

2. Olympic fever! See what some of the international teams will be wearing to the London 2012 games

The London 2012 Olympics was one of this year’s brightest moments (remember this?) and it seems your appetite for its one fashion quotient was voracious. Our exploration of the many international uniforms was our second most popular post of the year!

Kate Middleton Jubilee Procession
Photography by Peter Byrne/WPA Pool/Getty Images

1. Every look Kate Middleton has worn since her engagement

Well, this really doesn’t come as a surprise now does it. Last week, we made Kate Middleton our top fashion influencer of 2012, and the proof really is in the pudding. Our ever-expanding guide to the Duchess’s style was by far the most popular post of the year. Glad you all feel the way we do.