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"It List": September 23

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rachel Bilson's Burberry Bag
Black, leather, studded and Burberry. It doesn't get much better than that.

Sarah Jessica Parker's Hot Pink Jacket
As much as I love the color black, I am a huge fan of color. SJP embraced the cooler temperatures by wearing this adorable hot pink jacket in SoHo. Obsessed!

Rihanna's Amazing New Single
She wasn't kidding when she said, "That Rihanna reign just won't let up." With a new album due November 21, Rihanna unleashed the first single "We Found Love" on Thursday. It is absolutely enchanting and has been in my head since the first time I heard it. Check it out immediately!

Emma Stone's Perfect Life
Okay, the title is a bit dramatic. But, as shown here, Emma gets to cuddle/kiss/spend quality time with mon amour Ryan Gosling while filming Gangster Squad. Nevermind that two of her recent roles were alongside Ryan, she is on fire with all of these upcoming movies!

Leighton Meester's Bangs
I adore Leighton and I am beyond excited Gossip Girl makes its return next week. At Fashion's Night Out and various promotions for The Oranges this week, Ms. Meester has been sporting bangs and I think the look really works for her.

Nicole Richie
Nope, not one specific thing about Nicole. Just her. Nicole turned 30 this week, and stepped out in this amazing yellow dress during a birthday celebration on Wednesday. It seems she is getting even more chic with age. She definitely has come a long way from her days on The Simple Life!

Bananas for Rachel Zoe

Monday, September 19, 2011
She has dressed high-profile stars including Nicole Richie, Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. But rather than focusing on the "It" Girls she has styled, I want to focus on the stylist herself. The Chanel-obsessed, designer, new mom and "It" Girl in her own right, Rachel Zoe.

With the introduction of Bravo's The Rachel Zoe Project, we were given an insight into Rachel's life of styling, running businesses and owning an insane closet. Between the catchphrases and attention focused on her client roster, it could be easy to forget about Rachel's personal style.

She once described it to the Huffington Post: "My personal style is definitely grounded in '60s and '70s ... I love the glam bohemian thing, the music from the '60s and the '70s, everything about the women in this era: Marianne Faithful, Bianca Jagger, Edie Sedgwick, Brigitte Bardot, Ali McGraw, the women of Halston and Yves Saint Laurent — there are so many. It's the whole time period that goes into Studio 54 — it's glamor, sexy glamor."

Indeed, Rachel is the epitome of Glamorous Boho Chic, and with each Zoe candid or red carpet photo I see, I find myself "ooh"ing and "ahh"ing over nearly every look. I've captured some of my favorites below, highlighting her love for jackets, sky-high platform heels and tons of accessories. 

Orange Crush

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
One of the great things about "It" Girls is that they are key indicators of trends. If she wears it, you know it's hot. One trend I've noticed in recent months is a color I admittedly don't gravitate toward often — orange. I never had a personal vendetta against the color (although it was one of my high school colors...), but my closet is definitely lacking the hue.

That's about to change, because the "It" Girls are proving that orange is on fire with red carpet dresses, wardrobe staples and accessories.

Rachel Bilson out and about earlier this year

Amanda Seyfried at the Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Blake Lively in Gucci Resort 2012 at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards

Emma Stone sporting Luca Luca at a Today Show appearance

Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Lanvin at a Coach dinner in London

Leighton Meester going bold with orange & pink Pierre Hardy wedges

Suri Cruise wearing an orange dress in NYC
...already an "It" Girl at 5!

The popularity of this shade only seems to be growing, as designers such as Alice + Olivia, Badgley Mischka, Derek Lam, Erin Fetherston and Marc Jacobs have used it generously in their Spring/Summer 2012 collections. As you're shopping for the fall/winter season and beyond, keep your eyes peeled for orange!