The Top 14 Street Style Stars of 2014

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Gone are the days when it was significantly easier to land a street-style-star status and later lucrative collaborations with cool brands that were investing on this type of instant popularity. Those who keep this status to date – predicted to last as icons – are professionals deeply involved in the fashion industry; journalists, editors, stylists, and other creatives. Let’s see who and why stunned us during NYFW SS15.

Giovanna Battaglia

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The NY-based Italian-born stylist, Contributing Fashion Editor at W Magazine and Senior Fashion Editor at Vogue Japan – “cyber icon” and “fashion heroine” according to The New York Times – stands out for her flirty, cinematic poses, great taste, great legs, and abundant femininity. This season she was charmingly snapped in Céline SS14 polo forest green striped dress and yellow stiletto pumps hailing a taxi. She was equally scandalous in blue Marco de Vincenzo pleated polka-dot skirt, Eddie Borgo necklace, Sara Battaglia studded bag, and a cropped striped top revealing her perfectly trained abs!

Anna Dello Russo

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The Editor-at-large and Creative Consultant for Vogue Japan is a high-fashion chameleon adapting her style to each setting, but never skipping an element of extravagance. Her amazing physique and knack for luxe eccentricity are the ultimate attention-grabbers. During NYFW she rocked Christopher Kane’s mille-feuille dress, several Marc by Marc Jacobs FW14 pieces, a micro-mini black-and-red Anthony Vaccarello dress and a pink Saint Laurent, coveted Chanel bags, Gianvito Rossi sandals, and Christian Dior platform pumps!

Caroline Issa

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The Chief Executive and Fashion Director of Tank Magazine stands out for her classy yet youthful sweetness, opting this season for monochromes and elegant color-blocking with pops of lemon yellow (a tux jacket’s lapels and a long waistcoat); trendy SS15 shade. We loved her all-white Tome ensemble and her Merchant Archive SS15 pink dress; so simple yet masterfully tailored and styled for NYFW.

Miroslava Duma

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Following her editorial work at Harper’s Bazaar Russia, she launched her own fashion, arts and lifestyle magazine Buro 24/7 in 2011; now a consulting and digital media heavyweight. This time she adopted endless rule-breaking maternity looks, including a maxi linen shirt-dress, two different combos of boldly patterned coats with LBD, a striped colorful dress by Rosie Assoulin, and a leather pencil skirt!

Natasha Goldenberg

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Miroslava’s childhood friend, stylist, fashion, consultant, headwear designer and one of the least visible members of the ‘Russian fashion pack,’ she sported unconventional maternity style too, including a hand-painted and an off-shoulders Burberry trench coat.

Yasmin Sewell

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Aussie-born London-based fashion consultant, trend forecaster, and co-founder of fashion brand Être Cécile was also pregnant during NYFW; yet with impeccable, pro-comfort looks featuring charming roomy dresses, culottes, and her favorite Prada platforms.

Preetma Singh

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The new Market Director at Nylon magazine, went from corporate lawyer to fashion editor (Refinery29, Vogue, Marie Claire; lately market editor at WSJ) in less than 4 years, becoming also a street-style star with her signature green locks. This season, she stood out with a boldly striped Christopher Kane Resort 2014 black mini-dress and an Antonio Marras black lace number; both paired with brogues.

Eva Chen

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Former Teen Vogue Beauty Director and later chosen by Anna Wintour as US Lucky magazine Editor-in-Chief – also Creative Officer of Lucky Group after a recent merge with online retailer BeachMint – she was another pregnant street style star with adorable looks; a loose-fitting Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2015 dress cinched in above her bump in a flattering way, a sleek-and-chic white coat over LBD, and a Christopher Kane taped sheath dress with a smiley clutch.

Anya Ziourova

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The stylist, professional pianist, Fashion Director of Russian Tatler and Allure – who went through assistant positions at American and British Vogue as well as Vogue Japan and China – wowed us with an off-shoulders Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2015 maxi dress, an elegantly styled black fringed Calvin Klein dress, and a dove grey waistcoat-dress paneled with fur.

Jenna Lyons

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J. Crew Creative Director who leads the way to the brand’s global expansion, adopted sporty elegant looks comprised of cargo pants, ripped white jeans, half-tucked-in chambray shirts, overalls, lots of white, and iridescent sneakers.

Olivia Palermo

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The fashionista/socialite, involved in various projects within the industry, graced next season’s trend – the long waistcoats – as well as the double-denim and the total-suede look (the last one with a startling fringed Michael Kors skirt and clutch); all of them accessorized with Olivia Palermo x Aquazzura heels!

Hanneli Mustaparta

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NY-based Norwegian-born photographer, blogger, stylist and former model, rode her bike on stiletto heels and worked neutrals to perfection.

Sarah Harris

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UK Vogue Fashion Features Director seduced us with her natural grey super-long mane, cool pairs of jeans and fancy shoes.

Shala Monroque

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Creative Director of Garage Magazine, art-consultant, and Miuccia Prada’s close friend clung towards minimalism, this time, with monochrome or color-blocking looks accentuated with one statement-piece (e.g. a nurse’s shirt-dress coupled with contrasting Saint Laurent clutch).

–Elena Sendona

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