It Girls get a lot of flak — they're not talented enough, their parents are so-and-so, they once stepped on your foot at The Jane…but really, the harsher the criticism, the more impressive they get. The brightest of the BYTs for 2012 aren't just a twinkle in our eyes — they've got enough accomplishments, clout, and poise to be your newest girl crush. We've picked out our favorite It-Girl contenders: the musicians, entrepreneurs along with DJs, and blue-bloods that are sure to be bona fide ones to watch in 2012. Olivia Palermo, are you shaking in your Loubies yet?
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