Girl of the month: Lily Collins

The genesis of a frock star: we have spotted a new fashion it-girl 

Photo By Keystone Press

Photo By Keystone Press

Photo By Keystone Press

We are always looking for a fresh-faced fashionista to add to our roster of up-and-coming style mavens to watch. There is nothing more delightful than seeing an emerging fashion prodigy budding right before our eyes. Set apart from the fashion flock by her thoughtful and individual sartorial selections, we couldn’t help but name Lily Collins our girl of the month. The bright your starlet is the pedigree of veteran rocker Phil Collins and has recently been linked to Twilight star Taylor Lautner. But it’s her fresh red carpet looks that have us taking notice. While many young fashion newbies rely heavily on the help of stylists—of course some claim not to and in fact probably do (a certain gossip girl)—Collins is a self-made style setter who operates stylist free.

The PYT sparkled at the 2010 Divine Design Gala in LA this week in a holiday-ready glittering confection. The shimmering sheath was expertly paired with a pair of black strappy sandals that added some edge to the party frock. Earlier this month, the actress opted for a bubblegum pink Michael Kors dress that popped for the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party. With flutter sleeves and delicate rouched detailing, the dress was a lovely mix of texture and dimension that were masterfully combined with simple nude accessories.

And for our final piece of evidence in our bid for this tastemaker in training, we present, her red-hot Stella McCartney number at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. Rocking a risky design, complete with sheer cut outs and in such a vibrant hue takes real fashion chops and we think she’s got them. Proving she is stylish far beyond her years, we can’t wait to see the genesis of this rising star.