The year is winding down, folks, and sadly there’s only a handful of #WCW’s left. Le sigh. We know, we know, it’s your favorite part of Wednesday, that little push you need to send you barreling through the latter half of the week, and into the weekend. Rest assured that we feel your pain, and what could be a better send off into the new year than a roundup of our favorite #WCW’s of 2016?
There, of course, are the obvious contenders like Monami Frost, who surpassed one million followers this year on Instagram alone, and continues to reign as the cutest mom ever, you know, besides that mom whose adorably bad knitting creations went viral on Twitter. There’s also fan favorites like Alysha Nett who not only collaborated with the likes of Tim Hendricks to create a beautiful line of temporary tattoos for Tattoo You, but whose goddess level cheekbones and photography skills continue to slay the game. And who could forget Eliza Moore of Let’s Dust, who’s not only making a name for herself among the blogging elite, but as a pinnacle of west coast style. Truth be told, 2016 was a bad year for nearly everything, save for our forever crushes but there can only be three, and so without further ado, may we present our top #WCW’s of 2016.
Despite all the curveballs that 2016 threw, we somehow came out the other side with Hattie Watson, and if that doesn’t make 2016 worth the unbelievable amount of bullshit, we don’t know what does. This year has marked a huge milestone for Watson, who will finish out the year with just under 100K followers, a huge success to say the least. This year also marked collaborations with designers like L’ecoles de Femmes, as well as solidifying herself as a serious photographer. Plus, you know, she’s like stupidly beautiful.
To be completely honest, Torrie Blake is so pretty it hurts our hearts. She took an innumerable amount of photos this year with a whole slew of renowned photographers, and there’s not a one that doesn’t make us want to cry. She’s that pretty. But aside from her outstanding beauty, Blake’s year wasn’t too shabby, in fact she even managed to snag a few magazine covers, effectively establishing herself as a serious alternative model. Get it, girl.
But what would 2016 have been without the inimitable Emma Vauxdevil: fire dancer, sword swallower, and burlesque queen extraordinaire? Vauxdevil’s acts are so tantalizing, she nearly made our November bearable, despite the gloom election day brought with it. Honest to goodness, hand on whatever religious text you adhere to, Vauxdevil is one of the most talented and absolutely captivating women we’ve seen in quite some time, and although we never fulfilled our dreams of running away to join the circus with her, who knows what 2017 may bring.
2016 was the year of leading ladies, all of which possess more talent than we can ever hope to obtain, and whatever 2017 may bring, one thing is for sure: there will always be more Wednesdays (unless Trump’s inauguration marks the beginning of the end, in which case: BYEEEEEE!).