From Thakoon to J. Crew Michelle Obama has taken the role of First Lady from dowdy to daring. Who can forget the controversy surrounding her choice of election night dress? While she isn't quite there yet I expect "fashion icon" status will be granted long before her husband is out of office.
Georgia May Jagger
OK so being fashionable and fabulous is a little easier when your daddy is a Rolling Stone. But 16-year-old Georgia May Jagger (daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall) has the "It" factor that I've always felt her many older siblings lacked. Maybe its because she's the only person I can think of who can actually pull of Christian Louboutins and a purse with an actual tail.
When Proenza Schouler wanted to quietly test out their new line of bags earlier in the year they sent them out to all of their favorite girls including, of course, Vanessa Traina. The 23-year-old daughter of Danielle Steel reportedly carried an Hermes Birkin as a book bag back in high school so it's no surprise that she was an assistant this past summer at French Vogue. If LA cool and boho had a baby with Paris's dramatic sophistication it would be Vanessa Traina.
I've always thought Anne Hathaway was beautiful but this past year she's really come into her own. A Vogue cover, a powerful movie that may earn her an oscar, and an amazing red carpet wardrobe has amped up her profile (but I guess her scandal might have helped a bit too). I can't wait to see what she comes up with in 2009.
Find out tomorrow!