Every year there's a new slew of gorgeous, fashion forward, model-type girls that we get slightly obsessed with. From the cool way they style their vintage finds and lust-worthy designer duds, to the fashion shows and parties that they always seem to attend, we'll admit it, these are the girls we'd love to trade lives with. Here's who we'll be keeping our eyes on this year; if only for style tips.
Fearne Cotton: Move over Alexa Chung, there’s a new Brit in town. Fearne Cotton is a radio and TV host, best known across the pond for her segment on BBC Radio 1. Her unique style ranges from ’70s-style floppy hats and headscarves to sharp suits with bow ties. Mixing high end with high street, Cotton always looks kind of perfect.
Eugenie Niarchos: This It-girl has some seriously impressive lineage. With shipping billionnaire Starvos Niarchos as a grandfather and fashion icon Daphne Guiness as an aunt, it’s no wonder the young Niarchos always looks so cool. Taking hints from her eccentric aunt, the heiress doesn’t shy away from extravagant prints. She’s collaborated with Gaia Repossi on a jewelry line for the House of Repossi, and was recently shot by Terry Richardson for Missoni’s SS11 ad campaign with her BFFs Margherita Missoni and Tatiana Santo-Domingo.
Abigail Spencer: Known for her role as Suzanne Farrell on Mad Men, Spencer has taken the red carpets by storm lately by pairing thick-rimmed geek glasses with feminine dresses. All too often when actresses take wardrobe risks, the results are less than chic, but we think this one’s got it right. We’ll definitely be watching for her in the front rows during Fashion Week.
Edie Campbell: This young Brit emerged on the scene as the face of Burberry’s Fall 2009 campaign shot by Mario Testino alongside Kate Moss. Since then she’s gone on to star in ads for fashion heavyweights like Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney. Campbell channels the retro look with her waist-long blond hair, and wardrobe of pleated skirts, maxi dresses, velvet blazers, and an array of caps.
Nathalie and Laura Love: As the daughters of West Coast Vogue editor Lisa Love, these two aspiring models/actresses are sure to have a bright fashion future ahead of them. Last year Nathalie starred in a video for Olsenboye and made an appearance in Sofia Coppola’s film Somewhere, while younger sister Laura modeled in the CFDA Fashion Fund Show.
Zani Gugelmann: Whether its Christian Louboutin motorcycle boots and black skinny jeans on the street, or a sweeping floor length gown worn with a leather jacket at night, Zani Gugelmann’s style is the epitome of urban chic. She's a staple on the New York City social circuit and her jewelry line, Filigrana by Zani, is a celeb favorite.
Emily Weiss: Ever since her stint on The Hills as the Teen Vogue “Super Intern” that left Lauren Conrad shaking in her Jimmy Choo’s, we knew Emily Weiss would end up making a splash in this industry. She’s now a Vogue Fashion Assistant and is the mastermind behind everyone’s favorite new beauty blog, Into the Gloss. Oh, and her style is pretty awesome, too. One day she’ll go bohemian with a pair of Celine platforms and a vintage floral dress, and the next she’ll take it downtown with leather pants and killer Alexander Wang booties.
Cara Delevingne: Delevingne follows in her older sister Poppy's It-girl footsteps. With just one pre-fall show and a gig for UK brand ASOS under her belt, the 19 year old snagged the latest Burberry campaign. Her off-the-runway tomboy style, and signature dark eyebrows, are sure to put this newbie on the map.
Lily Kwong: Lily Kwong hasn’t even graduated from Columbia University yet, and she’s already been mentioned on the pages of American Vogue, photographed by Garance Doré for a Club Monaco look book, and starred in a sensual editorial for a recent issue of T Magazine. There’s no doubt Kwong will rise to the top of the fashion pack, especially with a cousin like Joseph Altuzarra and friends like Harley Viera Newton.