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50 Street Style Stars Every Fashion Lover Should Know

50 Street Style Stars Every Fashion Lover Should Know

126,062 October 4th, 2012
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    Who: Miroslava Duma
    What: Former Harper’s Bazaar Russia editor, freelance writer, founder of blog Buro 24/7, and international fashion It-girl
    Why: Perpetually outfitted in top labels, she always manges to make every look her own — and takes some admirable fashion risks. 
    Fashion BFFs: Fellow Russian It-girls Elena Perminova, and designer Vika Gazinskaya.

    Photo: Jenny Norris
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    Who: Anya Ziourova
    What: Stylist; Fashion Director for Russian Tatler
    Major cred: An accomplished stylist, the Russian-born Ziourova has worked on editorials for magazines like Vogue and Glamour and consulted for various brands. These days, she also juggles being a busy new mom, though her classic, pulled-together style seems anything but rushed.

     

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    Who: Hanneli Mustaparta
    What: Model, photographer, blogger, Vogue contributor
    Why: She's got impeccable style, sure, but her model proportions and posing savvy has propelled her to street style all-star status

  • Miu Miu: Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2012

    Who: Shala Monroque
    What: New York art-and-fashion-world fixture, rose to social prominence while dating mega art dealer Larry Gagosian. 
    Why: Apart from her flat-out impeccable style, Monroque's a front-row — and social — fixture, often appearing front-row at Fashion Week and on top fashion magazines like Vogue.  
     

    Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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    Who: Jenna Lyons
    What: Creative director and president, J.Crew
    Why: Apart from taking the brand to heights most mass-market retailers can only dream about, Lyons' own personl style is a flawless mix-and-match of ultilitarian and luxe — often fusing glitzy items like sequin skirts with gray sweatshirts or anoraks, or blending clashing prints and bright colors to perfection. 

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    Who: Joanna Hillman
    What: Senior Fashion Market Editor, Harper's Bazaar
    Why: Hillman's long been a fixture on street style blogs, thanks to her signature mix of high-low fashion, black Ray-Ban wayfarers, long blonde hair and orange-red lips (MAC's Lady Danger, she's said)

    Photo: Katy Winn/Getty Images for IMG
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    Who: Julia Sarr-Jamois
    What: Fashion editor, Wonderland magazine
    Why: Sarr-Jamois' killer style mixes vintage with new and often fuses bright colors and patterns with classic staples. Her perfect afro doesn't hurt, either. 
    Model beginnings: The half-Sengalese, half-French editor started her career as a model for Diesel and Fred Perry.

    Photo: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images
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    Who: Ada Kokosar
    What: Stylist and fashion consultant
    Why: Koksar's effortlessly chic ensembles (and enviable hair) has made her a street style all-star. (Google her for some serious fashion inspiration). 
    Chloe 2.0: Some recent style blogs liken Koksar's style and overall look to Chloe Sevigny 

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    Who: Elisa Nalin
    What: Paris-based stylist, former Costume National designer 
    Why: Nalin's peroxide crop, affinity for bright colors and ubiquitous orange lipstick make her a street-style fixture

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    Who: Sama and Haya Abu Khadra
    What: Identical jet-setting twins and front-row fixtures (Mom is Rula Abu Khadra, founder of the ultra-chic boutique The Art of Living in Saudi Arabia).
    Why: Hitting international fashion weeks to scout for mom's store, the Dubai-based twins, 18, continually impress wih their glamorous, youthul style. 

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    Who: Caroline Issa
    What: Fashion Director, Tank magazine
    Why: Her tailored style that manages to both be fashion-forward and classic
    Brainy beauty: Issa — a Wharton grad — worked in finance before making the move to the front row.

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    Who: Bryan Grey Yambao, aka BryanBoy
    What: Mega style blogger turned "America's Top Model" judge
    Why: Because what photographer wouldn't want to shoot a dude in a bright yellow fur coat?
    Fashion BFFs: Fellow blogger Rumi Neely, Anna Dell Russo 


    Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images
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    Who: Aurora Sansone
    What: Vogue Nippon editor; stylist
    Why: Known for her effortlessly cool, distinctly European fashion sense thats chic without being precious
    Fashion BFF (and colleague): Anna Dello Russo  

  • Chanel: Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2012/13

    Who: Alexa Chung
    What: Former model, TV host and all-around fashion darling.
    Why: Arguably the ultimate ultimate style-setter, this Brit has been credited with bringing a number of major trends to the masses, from ombre hair and Peter Pan collars to high-low label mixing. 

    Photo: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images
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    Who: Christine Centenera
    What: Senior Fashion Editor, Vogue Australia; former Harper's Bazaar Austrialia editor
    Why: Centerera's penchant for edgy, super-structured pieces regularly lands her on the world's top street-style blogs
    Working withYeezy: Centenera styled Kanye West's collections and acted as a fashion consultant to the rapper-designer

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    Who: The Courtin-Clarins girls (sisters Claire and Virginie, and their cousins, sisters Prisca and Jenna)
    What: Heiresses, skincare brand Clarins 
    Why: The jet-setting Parisian foursome repeatedly sit front-row at international fashion shows, attend glamorous galas and alway look impossibly chic.

    Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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    Who: Kate Foley
    What: Buyer for Opening Ceremony
    Signature items: Sky-high platforms, often with socks; white lacy dresses

    Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images
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    Who: Tamu McPherson
    What: Street-style photographer/blogger, All the Pretty Birds
    Why: Milan-based McPherson effortlessly mixes super-bright colors and patterns, double denim and a totes a killer collection of Céline bags. 

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    Who: Taylor Tomasi Hill
    What: Artistic Director at Moda Operandi; former accessories editor at Marie Claire; rumored Prabal Gurung muse
    Why: Taylor's flaming red hair and fascinating sense of personal style have arguably made her the reigning queen of street style. 

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    Who: Anna Dello Russo
    What: Editor at large, Vogue Nippon; over-the-top street style legend; self-proclaimed "passionate fashionista."
    Why: If you don't already know, a quick Google search should fill you right in
    Collab Alert: Dello Russo teamed up with H&M to release a line of accessories, out Thursday.

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    Who: Poppy Delevigne
    What: British socialite and model
    Why: This It girl rocks ladylike-with-a twist looks and off-the-runway apparel.
    Fashion BFFs: Poppy once shared an NYC apartment with Sienna Miller, and sis Cara is the face of Burberry.

    Photo: Tim Whitby/Getty Images
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    Who: Hanne Gaby Odiele
    What: Model
    Why: She's a risk taker, often rocking looks by fellow Belgian Dries Van Noten, as well as pairing unique vintage finds with stand-out pieces by young cool-girl designers like Acne.

    Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz
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    Who: Michelle Violy Harper
    What: Brand consultant, socialite
    Why: Photographers are consistently drawn to her unconventional avant-garde style and bold beauty choices 

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    Who: Susanna Lau, aka Susie Bubble
    What: Founder of mega-blog Style Bubble; writer; former Dazed Digital editor 
    Why: Lau's managed to rise above the scores of personal style bloggers thanks to her experimental style and intelligent, anything-but-vapid attitude about fashion as a whole.
    Rebel with a cause: On her blog, Lau writes: "My love of fashion was initially an act of rebellion against my parents and the 'popular' people at school — which then developed into something all-consuming and now is my number one passion." 

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    Who: Yasmin Sewell
    What: Fashion consultant; former boutique owner and buyer
    Why: A louche, cool sense of style, often punctuated with admitted "mannish" silhouettes 

    Photo: Caroline McCredie/Getty Images
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    Who: Sarah Rutson
    What: Fashion Director for Lane Crawford (Hong Kong's answer to Bergdorf Goodman)
    Why: Admired for her chic, timeless style that always manages to look just modern enough
    Fashion fan: Fellow street-style star Taylor Tomasi Hill has said she's a fan of Rutson's style, and worked alongside her last year to create a capsule collection for Lane Crawford

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    Who: Daphne Guinness
    What: Avant-garde fashion icon; direct descendant of beer kingpin Arthur Guinness

    Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Barneys New York
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    Who: Natuka Karkashadze
    What: Fashion journalist; stylist
    Why: Part of the street style new guard, Natuka's penchant for flawlessly mixing prints, colors and overall differing aesthetics has made her a major player. 

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    Who: Hamish Bowles
    What: International Editor at Large, Vogue
    Why: Bowles' flair for dapper dandyish suits — often in bright colors and loud patterns — exemplify personal style at its best 

    Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
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    Who: Emmanuelle Alt 

    What: Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Paris
    Style signatures: Cropped low-slung jeans, blazers, button-downs, pointy pumps

    Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images
  • Boy And Girl By Band Of Outsiders - Front Row - Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    Who: Lynn Yaeger
    What: Contributing Vogue editor (among other publications); former fashion reporter for the Village Voice, general New York City staple
    Why: Dedicated to her eccentric personal style, Yaeger's never seen without her powdered face and cupid's bow lip.

    Photo: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images
  • Derek Lam - Arrivals - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    Who: Natalie Joos
    What: Casting agent, fashion consultant; blogger
    Why: Joos is a constant street-style fixture due to her upbeat sense of style, often mixing brightly-colored vintage gems with classically chic pieces. 

    Photo: Vivien Killilea/Getty Images
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    Who: Kate Lanphear
    What: Style Director, Elle
    Why: It's hard to miss the editor's signature punky crop and affinity for edgy, slightly 
    androgynous ensembles

     

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    Who: Elin Kling
    What: Swedish mega-blogger Style By Kling; editor; entrepreneur and co-founder of superblog portal NowManifest (recently bought by Conde Nast)
    Why: Known for her striking Nordic looks and minimalist style
    Collab queen: Kling's collaborated with H&M and, most recently, created a capsule collection Guess by Marciano 

  • Valentino: Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2012/2013

    Who: Elena Perminova
    What: Model
    We love her: We featured the Russian beauty as out Style Crush this month thanks to her fun, versatile sense of style 
    Fashion BFF: Fellow Russian style-setter Miroslava Duma

    Photo: Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images
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    Who: Caroline Sieber
    What: London-based stylist; Chanel ambassador
    Why: The front-row fixture's youthful yet ladylike looks consistently land her on international best-dressed lists. 
     

  • Burberry Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear - Arrivals

    Who: Clemence Poesy
    What: French actress (best known stateside for her stint on "Gossip Girl" 
    Why: With her slightly messy hair, minimal makeup and effortless style, the front-row fixture is the epitome of Parisian chic. 

    Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Burberry
  • Christian Dior: Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring / Summer 2013

    Who: Carine Roitfeld
    What: Editor CR Fashion-Book; former Editor in Chief of French Vogue
    Why: Apart from being a VIFP (Very Important Fashion player), Roitfeld's sexy-chic Parisian style and infamous smoky eye makeup consistently lands her on street-style blogs

    Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
  • Christian Dior: Garden Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2012

    Who: Gaia Repossi
    What: Artistic Director and jewelry designer, Maison Repossi  (she assumed the post at the impressive age of 20!)
    Why: Chic and neo-minimalist, Repossi flawlessly embodies effortless European style. 

    Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
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    Who: Lily Kwong
    What: Model; Columbia student; It girl
    Fashion connection: Kwong's cousin is none other than designer Joseph Altuzarra

    Photo: Fernando Leon/Getty Images
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    Who: Nick Wooster
    What: Former men's fashion director for Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, consultant for Thom Browne and Gilt Groupe, current creative director  for J.C. Penney men's clothing
    Why: Wooster's known for his super-sharp suits, shorts-and-socks combos, and overall cooler-than-you cache when it comes to fashion. 
    Obsessed Tumblr:  F*ck Yeah Nick Wooster, a blog entirely dedicated to Wooster's style 

     

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    Who: Peony Lim
    What: Style blogger and brand consultant
    Why: Lim always stands out with her mix of creatively cool ensembles, and is a fixture at international fashion weeks 

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    Who: Dree Hemingway 
    What: Model, actress
    Why: Dree's ability to look equally as effortless in a red-carpet gown or jeans and sneakers has landed her on countless street-style blogs
    Family Tree: The model is the great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway and daughter of actress Mariel Hemingway

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    Who: Leandra Medine
    What: Founder of super-successful blog The Man Repeller 
    Why: Photographers love her humorous, irreverent take on fashion. 
    Fashion BFFs: Dannijo founders and sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder

  • Chanel: Outside Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring / Summer 2013

    Who: Leigh Lezark
    What: DJ; Model
    Why: Lezark — one third of DJ trio The Misshapes — has long been a fixture on the street-style scene thanks to her cool, slightly badass sense of style

    Photo: Francois Durand/Getty Images
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    Who: Kyle Anderson
    What: Accessories Editor, Marie Claire
    Why: Anderson's over-the-top style does its job of getting him noticed

    Photo: Katy Winn/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
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    Who: Aila Wang 
    What: Alexander Wang is one of the most in-demand designers around, but it's his niece Aila who's the real style star. The tot caused a fashion frenzy when she stepped out onto Uncle Alex's runway in 2011, and has since been snapped in things like fur coats, leather dresses, Ray-Bans, and even a mini Chanel messenger bag. Do YOU have one of those?!
     

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    Who: Preetma Singh
    What: Market Editor at WSJ, The Wall Street Journal MagazineBlogger
    Singh is a bit of an enigma in the fashion world. A licensed attorney, she became a street style star thanks to her eye-catching ensembles. Last year, she told us "I think my biggest regret was being too conservative. "I had a very short-lived classic 'lady' phase and it just wasn't me. I can do preppy, I can do girly, but lady just didn't quite sit right. Maybe it wasn't silly enough for me. I like to be able to laugh at myself when I get dressed in the morning."


     

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    Who: Caroline Issa
    What: Fashion Director, Tank magazine
    Issa's tailored style manages to both be fashion-forward and classic. She's also a brainy beauty: A Wharton grad, Issa worked in finance before making the move to the front row.

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    Who: Giovanna Battaglia
    What: L'Uomo Vogue editor, freelance stylist, current W magazine contributor 
    Why: The former model established herself as a major street style star with her penchant for mixing patterns and bright colors with chic, sophisticated staples
    Stylish significant other: Battaglia's boyfriend is none other than Carine Roitfeld's son, Vlad. 

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    Ella Catliff
    Who: Blogger, La Petite Anglaise
    In addition to writing her popular style blog, this 22-year-old English cutie studies fashion history and theory at prestigious fashion school Central Saint Martins, and favors prissy-chic staples like turtlenecks, Peter Pan collars, shift dresses, and knee socks. She's also partial to her sleek bob hairstyle. 

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    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons poses on the runway at the J.Crew Fall 2012 Presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City.
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It’s pretty clear that the phenomenon of street style is here to stay. Just one quick pass in front of Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week, and you’ll witnesses scores of preening style-setters getting snapped by international photographers. And, as a result, we have a new breed of fashion celebrities known as street style stars.

Back in 2012, we created this very list that featured of 50 street style stars every fashion lover should know. Almost two years later, we felt it was time to give it an giant overhaul with new faces (and outfits!), updated photos, and new facts.

While several faceshave stood the test of time and have only gotten more recognizable (ahem, Mirsoslava Duma, Giovanna Battaglia, GRace Coddingiton), others seemed to have fallen off fashion’s radar a bit, likely thanks to the idea that a lifestyle of endless fashion shows, designer items, and international jet-setting is probably difficult to sustain.

Without further ago, check out this revamped list (in no particular order) of 50 street style stars you should know — from established personalities to faces you’ve probably seen but can’t quite place.

Click through the gallery and let us know which street style star is your favorite!

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