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
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