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The dawn of a new year is clearly getting the stars nostalgic, with plenty of throwback pictures – including a childhood snap, Cindy Crawford harking back to 1994, Lena Dunham and her Girls at the start of their TV journey and Mariah Carey getting misty-eyed over, erm, last Christmas.

There have been a couple of pregnancy announcements too. Bar Rafaeli kicked off the New Year celebrations by announcing she is expecting her first child with husband Adi Ezra, while Anne Hathaway made good use of filters for her baby bump.

Meanwhile, it's holidays galore as the rich and famous hit the beaches and the slopes to get over any January blues.

Head this way to see all the best celebrity moments from 2016 so far.

  • Gwen Stefani turns to the heavens

    Thank u God for this new song gx @imjmichaels @tranterjustin @gregkurstin #musicisheaven

    @gwenstefani

  • January Jones wants a time machine for her birthday

    ANNOUNCEMENT: on this day of my birth I would like to declare that I refuse to grow up, and that I'd like life to stop making me try. Instead I'm going to feel emotions deeply, have tantrums when I feel life unfair, not always do things in moderation, and make a big mess sometimes.. I want to run with abandon and laugh until I breathe in gasps, I will love unconditionally and sometimes be afraid of the dark.
    I was once told that you are as old as you feel, so if that's true, Mom& Dad I'm gonna need this sweater back. Thanks for all the love. JJ

    @januaryjones

  • Turns out Ellie Goulding prefers showing off with snow over sand

    Winter is here @conormcdphoto -25 #phuckyourbeach

    @elliegoulding

  • Casual beach times for Mariah Carey...

    #stillwishingforthesnow #yetpondesand!!!

    @mariahcarey

  • ... but on the inside she's crying a river for Christmas

    #TBT Christmas morning is the best I #cantletgo.

    @mariahcarey

  • Cindy Crawford and pal Claudia Schiffer get fashion nostalgia

    Who needs a hairbrush when you've got Chanel? Backstage @chanelofficial S/S '94 with @claudiaschiffer #WCW

    @cindycrawford

  • Cara Delevingne is over the moon for Dakota Johnson...

    Congratulations to this ABSOLUTE babe @dakotajohnson for getting nominated for a Bafta! Everyone get on the inter web and vote, vote, vote!

    @caradelevingne

  • ... and appreciates fine art

    Oh Mona, why did you say no? #imculturedme

    @caradelevingne

  • Lena Dunham's wardrobe comes good on its promises...

    @jennikonner selected this vintage Norma Kamali swimsuit realness like 3 years ago and promised me it would have its day. Boy oh boy did she see the future  #sexico

    @lenadunham

  • ... and she reminisces with her Girls

    Regram from sweet @aw - outtake from our first ever @girlshbo poster shoot in 2011. We are so grateful to be picked up for our 6th and final season Meanwhile, season 5 premieres Feb. 21! CC: @jennikonner @juddapatow

    @lenadunham

  • Victoria and Harper Beckham strike a pose

    Mummy & Me ... Sunset girls

    @davidbeckham

  • Lupita Nyong'o brings some social media truth

    That moment before the perfect instagrammable pic. #wedgiewednesday.

    @lupitanyongo

  • Reese Witherspoon gets intense with some doughnuts

    It's that time of year...What's your #NewYearsResolution? Find mine on the @DraperJamesGirl blog; link in profile (Hint: It's not giving up sweets...)

    @reesewitherspoon

  • Anne Hathaway shares a shot of her baby bump

    Happy 2016 to my beautiful Instafriends!
    So, posting a bikini pic is a little out of character for me, but just now while I was at the beach I noticed I was being photographed. I figure if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a filter :)
    Wishing you love, light and blessings for the year ahead!

    @annehathaway

  • Drew Barrymore embraces the snow

    #whitechristmasphotobywill Merry Christmas everyone! #lastgram2015 and to 2016... I can't wait to meet you!

    @drewbarrymore

  • Kylie Minogue celebrates a big anniversary with a sweet throwback snap

    Happy 28th birthday #ishouldbesolucky Where were YOU when Lucky was released?

    @kylieminogue

  • Bar Rafaeli makes an exciting announcement

    2016 is going to be like.. 
    Happy & Healthy New Year !

    @barrafaeli

  • Reese Witherspoon gives us flamingo envy

    Last day of vacation! 

    @reesewitherspoon

  • Alexa Chung is having a good 2016 so far

  • J Lo welcomes "Jenuary" in style

    Aaaand back to work.... Bye Miami Hello #JENuary

    @jlo

  • Kate Hudson is not a fan of matching onesies...

    Love has boundaries #GoBroncos

    @katehudson

  • ...But she does enjoy an arty selfie

    Comin atcha 2016! #CominInHot #NYE #SettingIntentions #Resolutions #Reflections

    @katehudson

  • Rita Ora gives us a lesson in camouflage

    Faena Tiger. #Miami

    @ritaora

  • Alexa Chung and Nick Grimshaw hit the decks for New Year's Eve

    Your DJ's for tonight

    @nicholasgrimshaw

  • Saint West makes his Instagram debut

    She said, "He's my best friend."

    @kimkardashian

  • Katy Perry gives good robe game

    As a robe aficionado (for proof, see every BTS photo or video ever captured of me on tour), I decided to extend my obsession for a constant state of coziness to my friends & family this Christmas by gifting them their own monogrammed one. 

    @katyperry

  • Kelly Rowland sees in the New Year with a kiss

  • Ellie Goulding has a classy New Year's Eve

    Can't believe how composed I look compared to how I was by the end of the night but I survived! I wore @victoriabeckham and @dolcegabbana earrings for those who wanted to know! 

    @elliegoulding

  • Eva Longoria gives us glasses goals

    Oh hello #2016 @RobertVerdi and I ready to go!

    @evalongoria

  • Lena Dunham spends the last night of 2015 with her mother...

    Mom Year's Eve

    @lenadunham

  • ...And shares a moment with Jemima Kirke

    Captured by@mikemosberg on his LUMIX- he's a real arty guy that guy. Hey, 2016, you have nice eyes.

    @lenadunham

  • David Beckham makes for an above average Santa...

    Best Santa ever! #kissesfromthebeckhams X vb 

    @victoriabeckham

  • We feel you, Gwyneth

    Paralyzed by too much left to do...

    @gwynethpaltrow

  • Britney's 2016 goes off with a bang (literally)

    Good morning 2016! Don't mind the little bruise on my forehead... Ran into a pole 

    @britneyspears

  • Brooklyn and Harper bond on the beach

    Special time with my lil sis. Love you

    @brooklynbeckham

  • Victoria and David Beckham see in the new year

    And from us of course... Have an amazing 2016

    @davidbeckham

  • Madonna shares a selfie with her mini-me daughter Lourdes

    DoubleTrouble. Coming at you 2016

    @madonna

  • Sofia Vergara celebrates new year with plenty of sparkles

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