This year has been a great one for new talent coming out the woodwork, both in fashion and showbiz terms. And we reckon next year is set to be even better. Check out our ones to watch for 2010…
Hailed as the new Audrey Hepburn (no icon pressure then…), Carey Mulligan dazzled us in her break-through role in An Education and has also notched up numerous appearances in our Best-Dressed lists over the past few months. With her acting talent plus a pixie crop to die for and a feminine, romantic fashion style, she is truly a force to watch out for.
She may not be the first of the Gossip Girl ladies to spring to mind, but Taylor Momsen is quietly sneaking up on Blake and Leighton in the fashion stakes. Far from conforming to her Little J school-girl-meets-stereotype-rebellious-rock-chick style, Taylor has experimented with colours, materials, lengths, beauty looks, and well, just about everything style-wise. Plus her band, The Pretty Reckless, was signed up to the same management as the Black Eyed Peas and John Legend in May. And they ain’t half bad, y’know. We say: style icon in the making.
Lily Allen has really revealed her fashion credentials this year, after being snapped up by Karl Lagerfeld to become the new face of luxury brand Chanel. Looking stunning as she performed live at their
You would have to have been living under a rock to not know who Kristen Stewart is. The Twilight star was the main actress in the biggest series of the year (as well as part of a rather juicy ‘are they or aren’t they?’ love triangle) and is set to appear in a new film at the Sundance Film Festival in January. She has also just discovered her inner fashionista, appearing at the Twilight premieres in a whole host of designer garb from Proenza Schouler to Balenciaga. So, with a glittering film career (including part 3 of the Twilight saga) ahead of her and a strong fashion future, we’re sure keeping an eye on this one.