Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

1 Girl, 4 Looks: Meet NYC's Hottest New Model, Lily Kwong

  1. Begin Slideshow
    opener

    78

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    When we tell you Lily Kwong is everything, we're not using the same inflection as when, say, we're talking about an amazing pantsuit (although there are some truly amazing pantsuits involved). We mean, quite literally, that she embodies all of what being young, sophisticated, and fashionable is about for NYC girls today. Lily started modeling at 19 and is now signed with Elite; She's passionate about working with a girls' empowerment non-profit, Nuvana; She wrote and starred in a video project for Vogue Italia; She's currently finishing up her sociology and urban studies thesis at Columbia University; and, of course, she blogs. Her impeccable taste clearly owes itself to great genes — Joseph Altuzarra, a designer whose brain we'd all love to pick for style advice (and a new dress), happens to be her cousin. Unlimited Altuzarras, Vogue spreads, and an Ivy-League degree? Seems like Lily's post-grad lineup is pretty sweet.

    Click through for four swoon-worthy looks from the next big style star you need to be watching.

    Photographed by

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Shopping

Is Your Coat Warm Enough For Another Polar Vortex?

Down-filled parkas and puffer jackets talk a big talk when it comes to bad weather. But, really, how can you tell the one you're thinking about buying online or trying on in a toasty dressing room will actually hold up to colder-than-cold temperatures and other inclement scenarios? A lot more goes into this purchase than read

Shopping

Help! I Want Over-The-Knee Boots That Don't Hurt My Calves

Over-the-knee boots are almost unanimously beloved. If you're averse to pants, the leg coverage allows you roam free without the constraint of trousers. On the other hand (er, foot), the style adds an extra layer of calf protection over your favorite pair of jeans. No matter how you wear 'em, they're likely a staple in read