Monday, February 4, 2008

Musette Best Dressed: BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS

Welcome to the first installment of Musette Best Dressed. The It-Girls featured in this inaugural Top 10 embody individuality, and have spot-on style instincts. Whether they serve as muse or master, light up the big screen or catwalk, they all share the title of Bright Young Thing for their ability to exude beauty and set global trends.


She is the oldest of the bunch, and in terms of fashion, perhaps the wisest. Natalia Vodianova has been the face of Calvin Klein for several, beautiful years, and beyond that the industry has been very kind to her. However, Musette loves Natalia the most when she is herself-at events, backstage or on the go, she is able to bring the meaning of chic to a new level. As the yummiest of mummies, her British aristocrat husband sure is one lucky fellow.


The French have a reputation for getting it right on the fashion front, and this new beauty on the scene is no exception. Karl Lagerfeld has fallen for her, and the Sartorialist loves to snap her-we can expect many exciting style statements from newcomer Clemence Poesy. With a breakout performance in, go figure, Harry Potter, Poesy has left Musette wanting more, more, more.


She literally was the Belle of the ball at last year's CFDA gala at the Met. As Teen Vogue's Style Blogger Kimball Hastings stood proudly on the sidelines he agreed along with the mass of ultra chic attendants that a style star was born. Hastings discovered the glittering Gaultier Paris Haute Couture gown and knew Camilla Belle was the best to pull it off. With her striking features and petite frame, Camilla has yet to make any fashion faux pas', consistently stealing the show at any high profile event.


Just when you think she can't get any cooler she goes and does it again, with an even better fashion statement. Oh, Chloe Sevigny how hip can one gal be? Sevigny can be seen pulling off either couture or jeans and a tee equally well, proving the fact that her clothing choices are as well thought out as her career moves. Chloe's creative cool is complimented by her distinct features and enviable blond waves. Here's one celeb whose turn as fashion designer, (for Opening Ceremony) is warmly welcomed.


OK, so she has a bit of an upper hand with Carine Roitfeld, editor of French Vogue as a mother, but Julia Restoin-Roitfeld still deserves mega fashion praise. With an eye for finding sophisticated yet youthful looks, it's no wonder Tom Ford chose her to endorse Black Orchid. Julia puts her fellow socialites to shame with her fashion forward vision that is commonly displayed in girly frocks, red lips and killer heels.


Like the move from Jake to Johnny, Jumanji to Spiderman, Kirsten Dunst moved from total teeny-bopper to hot hipster with ease and grace. Realising that modesty is often the best policy, this screen siren is able to make an otherwise frumpy get-up appear sexy and daring. Dunst has turned out many memorable red carpet gowns, and her more casual looks always seem to be a perfect combination of femininity mixed with a touch of rock & roll.


Musette would curtsy to Charlotte Casiraghi any day, not because of her Princess mother, but because of her high status as fashion royalty. Karl Lagerfeld is a fan, and her photo appears in many a fashion mag, but this BYT's fortunate facial features are not the only reason. Charlotte knows how to exude a classic chicness that is also fun and modern. Unafraid to run around in micro-minis and teeny-weeny bikinis, or glam it up at night, Char will always be royal in our eyes.


Flawless, and ridiculously tall, Gemma Ward knows how to work a look. Maybe it is her vast experience on the runway, but Ward effortlessly makes a look her own, be it red carpet formality, or casual street style. This super, supermodel has become a style icon not simply because of her many magazine covers and copious campaigns, but also because of her knowledge of what to wear, and when to wear it.


Who would have thought the Full House twins would make it this far. Sometimes it is hard to believe that the Tween Queens are fully fledged style stars in their own right. Ashley Olsen's itty bitty build allows any garment to shine, anything she dons is immediately cool. Possessing an elegance that most starletts take years to perfect, Ashley is able to put together timeless pieces and give them an unforgettable edge. P.S. Don't worry MK fans, there are more top ten lists to come!


As granddaughter of the founders of Missoni, Margherita uses her status as fashion heiress very well. As a fixture on the New York social scene, Margherita can be spotted partying in anything from classic shifts to embellished gowns. With her trademark olive skin and long brown hair, MM has established herself as an independent style icon, while still doing her family name proud.


Jason said...

Awesome stuff. Camilla is definitely a beauty.

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jennifer said...

hi there! my name is jennifer and i know your sister from grad school... just got an email about your blog, and thought i'd drop a line to say i love it! by the way, have you seen the clemence poesy editorial in the latest issue of lula? it's gorgeous! please do pop on over to my blog and have a look around-- i'm adding you to my blogroll! x