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    BEST OF 2012: POP CULTURE

    Nnylon staffers pick their best moments of the year, including gossip girl, the nail art boom, and 'call me maybe.'

    by nylon December 31, 2012
    The Gossip Girl Finale
    "I awaited with endless anticipation the series finale of Gossip Girl. I will always and forever love (identify) with that show. Oh, to be Serena Vanderwoodesen, sigh…" --Dani Stahl, style editor-at-large

    The US Olympic Swim Team does "Call Me Maybe"

    "At the risk of ruining my reputation, I will admit that I've watched this rendition of the Carly Rae Jepsen song more times than is normal. It was probably the most heartwarming thing I saw all year and is the main reason my entire August was spent watching the Olympics. USA! USA! USA!" --Rebecca Willa Davis, executive web editor

    Barneys' Electric Holiday Windows

    "The Disney holiday windows--not sure that that counts, but i love it!" --Bianca Rodriguez, beauty account manager

    Obama's Re-Election

    "Obama winning the election! Four more years!" -- Ali Hoffman, web editor

    The Nail Art Boom
    "Nail art isn't a new thing but this past year it became clear that this 'trend' might be here to stay. Case in point: Mainstream brands L'Oreal Paris and Essie joined the fray by introducing nail stickers, indie outfits like The New Black created kits in collaboration with well-known nail pros, the fashion-over-function caviar manicure from Ciaté flew off shelves, and Zooey Deschanel rocked 'tuxedo' nails at the Golden Globes." --Katie Dickens, beauty director

    Bey and Jay
    "Beyonce and Jay-Z basically run America. BFFs with the Obamas, they take Brooklyn and the Nets by storm, literal swag drips from ovaries with the birth of their first child." --Kelley Garrard, promotions and marketing designer
    Tags: fashion, culture, music, nails, beauty
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