Youthquake: 11 It-Kids for 2011

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hannah Bronfman (designer/record label owner) – The 22-year-old daughter of Edgar Bronfman Jr., the CEO of Warner Music Group and actress Sherry Brewer, is already a mini-mogul. Bronfman owns part of trendy Hotel Griffou, is a part time DJ and is launching an organic clothing line called Green Owl, which is also the name of her record label. Oh, and her brother just had a child with rapper M.I.A. Not bad for a girl who was kicked out of Spence.

Jamie Johnson (filmmaker; designer, Black Sweater) – The director of the documentary Born Rich (and a member of the Johnson & Johnson dynasty) is now devoting his time to his luxe men’s clothing label Black Sweater, named after the black sweaters Mrs. Permelia Reed would send unruly members at The Jupiter Island Club in Hobe Sound – meaning they would not be returning to the tiny preppy island to vacation on the sunny Florida sands.

Liam McMullan (actor) – When not filling in at night for his dad Patrick by snapping photographs on the social scene, Liam is making the scene himself, starring as an UES rich kid in Joel Schumacher’s film 12 and appearing more and more in front of the camera than behind it.

Vito Schnabel (gallerist) – The 23-year-old son of painter/filmmaker Julian Schnabel has already made himself an art world power player at 23, staging critically acclaimed exhibitions at Art Basel in Miami, the Frieze Art Fair in London and most recently by unveiling a sculpture by his friend Terence Koh in a cornfield in the Hamptons. Expect a Vito Schnabel Gallery very soon.

Chloe Malle (writer) – The daughter of director Louis Malle and actress Candice Bergen could have used her Hollywood DNA and good looks to become an actress, but instead she is a doggedly determined and talented reporter for The New York Observer where she covers real estate and society with a take-no-prisoners approach. Her ambitions include publishing a novel and getting a master’s degree in public health.

Tatiana Santo Domingo (style muse) – Low-key and bohemian, Tatiana Santo Domingo‘s casual-chic style landed her on Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List. The Brazilian and Colombian heiress also dates one of the best looking young royals out there: Andrea Casiraghi of Monaco. Yet despite her fancy background, photo-friendly designer frocks and being friends with the coolest young PYTs on the social circuit, Santo Domingo, who studied art history at The New School, is known for being modest and discreet.

Nina Freudenberger (interior designer) – The tall blonde Barvarian beauty Nina Freudenberger graduated from RISD and is now the owner of the design store Haus Interior, which just celebrated it’s one year anniversary. Freudenberger also runs an interior design firm and is responsible for styling up the apartments of all her junior jet set pals.

Ash Carter (DJ) – The son of restauranteur and Vanity Fair Editor in Chief Graydon Carter, Ash Carter has become the go-to DJ for the hipoisie, spinning at private parties and all the cool clubs like the Jane Hotel.

Cody Horn (model/actress/musician) – The California-bred daughter of Alan Horn, 23-year-old Cody Horn moved to New York and became a Ralph Lauren model and started a rock band called Reserved for Rondee. She’s also a rising starlet, appearing next in Rob Reiner‘s movie Flipped. And when not turning heads on and off camera, Horn, who was raised eating all organic food (no sugar!) works as an environmental activist.

Josephine de la Baume (actress) – French beauty Josephine de la Baume‘s rock and roll style is the perfect match for her dapper boyfriend music mogul Mark Ronson. Living between New York and Paris, de la Baume still finds time to be both an it girl and make films – her next role is in 2011’s Billy Bates, which happens to star another fellow girl-of-the-moment: Margherita Missoni.

Aaron Bakalar (agent) – With so many cool kids in Manhattan, starring in ad campaigns and DJ-ing fashion parties, the one thing they needed was an agent. Enter Aaron Bakalar, who just launched The Collaborative Agency. The firm represents Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Gia Coppola and Isabelle McNally, to name just a few. Bakalar, who is only 23, says he started the agency to help brand his corral of cool friends and well, help them channel their hip factor into dollar signs. Ka-ching!


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