The blog Your It List has asked a bunch of cool tastemaker types to reveal their favorite things of 2010. They didn’t ask us for ours, but we’re going to share ‘em anyway. You’ve read Julie’s, Amelia’s, and Joanne’s. Now here’s Kate’s …
Favorite Film: There’s been some great movies that came out in the past year, but the one that popped into my head when I heard this question was actually released in 1963. It’s called “Charade” and it stars Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant—and I saw it at a Cary Grant film festival in Brooklyn over the summer. It’s two-parts thriller and one part bizarro romantic comedy. Like in this scene, where Cary Grant takes a shower with his suit on. They just don’t make ‘em like that anymore.
Favorite Album: This is like asking me to pick my favorite family member—it’s just not possible. Okay, so it is. I am totally in love with Foals, the math rockers from England who put out a mind-blowing album over the summer called Total Life Forever. The sound is big and epic, and their shows have more energy than a nuclear power plant. Plus, they are all freaking adorable.
Favorite Book: Russell Brand’s My Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal. No, I have not actually read it. So maybe I should clarify and say that I mean “favorite book title.”
Favorite Designer: You know what? I’m gonna say the thing no fashion-conscious woman is supposed to say. But darn it—this year, I bought pieces from Theory, DKNY, etc, etc. But you know what are my favorite things in my closet? My growing collection of Forever 21 dresses. They all have amazing patterns, great cuts, and pockets. (Several of you emailed me to get the buying info for this one, which is sweatshirt material and so comfy.) And the most expensive one was $25. Score!
Favorite TV Show: Duh, “Hellcats.” I love the over-the-top cheerleading numbers, the love triangles, and the weekly dose of college culture. I’m a little biased—this show is based on a book I wrote called CHEER!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders. It’s been pretty exciting to be semi-involved in the creation of a television show, and I’ve been writing a ton about it all year.
Favorite Twitterer: Hi Kanye West. I love all the crazy things you write on Twitter. Keep it up.
Favorite YouTube Video: Olivia’s slideshow of the “Best Animal Videos Of 2010” made me laugh so hard I cried yesterday. The other people in the coffee shop at the time seemed very concerned. This video of the bulldog watching “Family Guy” is probably my favorite.
What Are You Most Excited For In 2011? To actually sample alcoholic whipped cream. To discover celebrities besides Ryan Gosling and Justin Bieber can solve Rubik’s Cubes. To see what Shiloh Jolie-Pitt will wear next. Personally? I’m excited for change. Oh, and for my first improv comedy show. I’ve been taking classes for a month now.
Who Do You Most Want To Smooch On New Year’s Eve? Surprise me, please, universe.
What do you want the most as a holiday gift? A seltzer maker!