Here's a look at what some of our favorite industry insiders are hoping for in 2014.
Director of ready-to-wear, Rent the Runway
"My New Year’s resolution is to dedicate more free time to working on creative projects. I love painting, drawing, photography, and comedy writing, but it is not always my first instinct to turn to these outlets after a long day at the office. I think spending more time on these projects will help jog my everyday creativity and make me feel more artistically fulfilled overall."
Chief creative officer, BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP
"One of my favorite quotes is from Cicero: 'Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.' 2014 is a particularly special year as we will be celebrating 25 years of BCBGMAXAZRIA. Throughout this busy and exciting year, I want to live in the moment and be grateful for our blessings that that have resulted from all our hard work. I want to celebrate our success with everyone who helped us get to where we are today and to continue to be inspired by our customers and allow them to inspire us."
Nathan Romano and Carl Cunow
Carl: "Stop eating so much candy, stop wearing so much black and continue to expand our ready-to-wear collection!"
Nathan: "Reduce my coffee intake!"
Designer, Cynthia Rowley
"To have a Resolution by next New Year's."
Creative director, DL1961
"This year I'd like less social media, more real in-person interactions."
Designer, Peace Love World
"I want to meditate more, actively practice yoga, spend more time with my parents, love more, give more and have more time for myself that doesn't include buying shoes."
Creative director, lia sophia
"I'd like to stay disciplined about keeping a journal that I add something to at least a few times a week. Now I have messy notes, doodles and drawings in a million different notebooks that I can never find. When I do find them they spark all kinds of great ideas for future designs."
"I'd love to take the past few years in photos and create a great, large, hanging collage. I have done three in the past, but stopped five years ago. They bring me so much pleasure when I walk past them and they are so much better than a dusty album that sits on a shelf."
Regional community guru, Lululemon
“I have historically been a big fan of resolutions. That all changed when I started working for lululemon and realized the power of setting goals instead of resolutions. For me it feels more powerful to right a declaration with a 'by when' date attached. To that end, one of my current one-year goals is as follows: ‘I visit Amma, the hugging saint, by September 1, 2014.’”
Designer, Charline Deluca
"My New Year's resolution it to try and give myself more personal time every week — I would love to spend more time reading books, taking pictures with my camera that I love and treating myself to a spa day!"
Melissa Joy Manning
Designer, Melissa Joy Manning
"My New Year's resolution is to slow down and enjoy the moment. I'd like to stop thinking solely of the end goal and spend more time appreciating the process."
Designer/founder, Venessa Arizaga Collection
"My New Year’s resolutions are to start a new family and finish our paradise beach house in Puerto Rico."
"In 2014, I would like to improve my time management/balance between work and loved ones and making sure I take a minute to appreciate all the great things that have come my way over the last few years. Oh yeah, and plan a move to a warmer climate!"
Photo: Ben Fink Shapiro
Designer, Anna Coroneo
"My New Year's resolution is to try to manage my personal photo albums better. I tend to just keep my photos on my phone/computer and rarely have them printed out. I'd like to make more of an effort to print out and create special photo albums of my family and friends."
Founder, Kings of Cole
"This New Year I resolve to volunteer at a shelter at least once a month, do the Tracy Anderson Method workout DVDs every week and try to wear high heels more."
Designer, Dauphines of New York
"My New Year's resolution is to do something new or different each day in 2014."
Designer, Daniel Vosovic
"I'd like to mentor more. The CFDA Incubator Program has been a great motivator in showing me the benefits of giving back in any way I can, with whatever I can. Sometimes it's as simple as lending an ear or a guiding voice."
Photo: Timothy Mulcare
Katie Jane Hughes
Global colour ambassador, butter LONDON
“This year, my New Year’s resolution is to eat more greens and remember to use my Clarisonic daily.”
Designer, Mechante of London
"My resolution for 2014 is to try to do at least one thing a week to help someone else. Whether this is in founding a salon to support and empower young women with my friend Olivia Inge, or delivering food and chatting to some of the homeless living on the streets around me this winter with another close friend Gabriela Hersham."
"To only smoke 1 (pack) a day."
"My New Year's resolution is to actually go to the gym and not just pretend to go!"
Designer, Kora Rae
"My New Year's resolution is to help raise awareness for the preservation of big cats, while being able to provide a safe and protected home for more tigers like Kora." (A portion of every sale on korarae.com is donated to tiger preservation.)
Founder, Glam & Go
"My New Year's resolution is to have a more healthy lifestyle in 2014. It's not a 'cheat' day, if it's every day."
Designer, Fabiola Pedrazzini
"I'm hoping for new beginnings and looking forward to a new season of style!"
Founder, Pixi by Petra at Target
"I'm going to promise myself to not work so hard and to stop once in a while, take a deep breath and enjoy all that I have and everyone I love. I’m also going to get off my butt more and get into the best shape of my life before my big 50!"
"I don't really do resolutions...but I do try to do what Britney Spears tells me to. So my 2014 mantra is: You better work bitch, you better work bitch, you better work bitch, you better work bitch! Now get to work bitch! Now get to work bitch!"
Publisher, SNOW Magazine
"My New Year’s resolutions include not spending half my day in my Lululemon Yoga Pants even though they are like a second skin. 2014 will also be my year to focus on accessories – jewelry, handbags, watches — to complement my wardrobe. And my final resolution is to only buy footwear with soles that work in snow or cobblestones since I live in Aspen. But I can’t look après-ski all the time so I’ll need some great heels with a little bit of traction!"
Designer, Tadashi Shoji
"My New Year’s resolution is to reorganize my business as well as the ones I make every year – more exercise and watch my diet."
Designer, Alon Livné
"Open my New York City Atelier, sleep more and drink more champagne! Is it possible to do all three!?"
"My resolution this year is to maintain ORLY’s ongoing spirit of innovation, and to continue to place a focus on bringing my passion to my own work while always integrating the great ideas from the dynamic ORLY team."