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It's official: 2011 was a banner year for fashion, and chock-full of new trends, new people, and new products that made personal style something to get really excited about again. After battling it out in the office, our editorial team has finally settled on the 20 people, fashion phenomenons, and trends that really mattered to us...and you. From the most compelling businesswoman to the R29 reader who earns an honorary staff title, here are the bright spots from 2011 that have made this past year one for the books.