A new breed of fashion iconettes has been born. Gone are the days when fashion editors, models and designers stayed behind the scenes and out of the public eye. Instead, a close-knit set of fashion insiders has risen to cult-like status as the younger fashion demographic is turning online for inspiration and accessible fashion. While Anna Dello Russo and Kate Lanphear have catapulted to god-like figures in the online world, a new set of style mavens are clipping at their heels and climbing to the top of the inspirational list. Here are some of the digital PYT’s that have captured our attention.
Charlotte Dellal: The British beauty is just about as famous for her statement-making Charlotte Olympia heels as she is for her jaw-dropping style. Whether in London or globetrotting to Brazil and Japan, Dellal’s Rita Hayworth-inspired wardrobe, red lips and pin curls are hard to miss. She always sports a pair of her vertiginous shoes and an offbeat accessory such as a banana clutch or watermelon barette, keeping her one step ahead of the fashion squad. We lust after how seamlessly the leopard print-loving cobbler puts a modern spin on her 40’s inspired look.
Gaia Repossi: At the ripe age of twenty-four, this Italian socialite is a fashion icon in the making. As the Artistic Director for her family’s jewel business, House of Repossi (the official jeweler for Monaco’s royal family) she is shaking up the world of fine bijoux. Recent collaborations with Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra have added to her allure, but her minimal Celine and Hermes wardrobe doesn’t hurt.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld: The pedigree of French Vogue’s Editor-and-Chief, this budding style icon has fashion royalty in her blood. As the new face of Lancôme, and a freelance creative director—she recently worked with Canadian designer Mark Fast on the images for his Faster line—it is clear that she is following in her mother’s footsteps. But it is her knack for working risky party frocks without looking like she’s trying too hard that has her making her style mark. Serving up some seriously sultry ensembles, this fashion darling leaves us wanting more.
Caroline Sieber: Holding the honourary position of beauty muse for the house of Chanel is not a bad way to spend your days. But for this London-based stylist extraordinaire, who describes her style as a “youthful reinvention” of her icon Jane Birkin, there is no rest for the weary. She continually pops up among the best-dressed lists on both sides of the pond. Playing stylist to a slew of starlets (including the adorable Emma Watson), she masterfully works classic separates such as the tweed Chanel jacket to create enviably luxe looks.