Fashion News Alert: Zendaya’s New Fashion Title, 2022 Model of the Year Awards, and US Retail Sales Increase

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According to a new study by, Zendaya has been named the most fashionable celebrity of 2022. In second place behind Zendaya was Ariana Grande.

The study analyzed Google data for the most searched celebrity when it came to fashion and style. Zendaya’s fashion choices searches came up 21,760 times a month globally. Ariana’s fashion choices came up 21,610 times a month globally, making her a very close second to Zendaya. And Billie Eilish came in third with 21,560 searches globally.

The Kardashians came in fourth with Kim and Kendall Jenner coming in fourth and seventh, respectfully. This proves that the Kardashians still have a decade-long hold on fashion and style.

“Whether attending a [red-carpet] event or out and about around town, celebrities are always our main source for style inspiration, and this study offers an interesting insight into the women who have been the biggest trendsetters of 2022. Zendaya unsurprisingly takes the crown, as the actress is often celebrated for her glamorous red carpet looks that never fail to capture the world’s attention,” said a spokesperson for, as reported in

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The 2022 Model of the Year awards

2022 has turned out to be a breakout year for Bella Hadid. Not only is she slaying on the runways of top European brands, but the 25-year-old supermodel was named’s Model of the Year by industry insiders’ and readers’ choice vote. The Industry’s Vote for Runner Up went to Vittoria Ceretti while the Reader’s Choice was Adut Akech.

Additionally, Alton Mason was named Model of the Year in the men’s category, chosen by industry insiders and readers’ choice votes. Malick Bodian received the Industry’s Vote for Runner Up, while Reader’s Choice decision was Taemin Park.

The Industry’s Vote for Breakout Star went to Dutch runway regular Mila van Eeten. Reader’s Choice voters opted for Tbilisi-born Mathilda Gvarliani in the category. Meanwhile Venezuelan model América González was name-checked as the runner up by both voting groups. Fashion industry insiders included the likes of Bethann Hardison, Edward Enniful, Carlos Nazario, Prabal Gurung, Christopher John Rogers, Hung Vanngo, Campbell Addy, Tyler Mitchell, and many more.

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US retail sales rise

This is the season for giving and it appears that Americans are giving a bit more than predicted. US retails sales rose by 7.6 between November 1 and December 24, as reported by a Mastercard report.

Though retail sales rose about the predicted 7.1percent, it was lower than the 8.5 increase in 2021. This decrease appears to be due to rising inflation.

While sales in electronics dropped by 5.3% over the holiday season, apparel and restaurants rose 4.4% and 15.1%, respectively, helping boost the overall number. And online sales increased 10.6% which was slightly lower than the 11% of 2021.

Mastercard SpendingPulse measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment. It excludes automotive sales.

William S. Gooch



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