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The New Creative Game-Changers You Need To Know

  • The Writer
    Who: Alessandra Codinha
    What: Eye Reporter for WWD
    Why: If you were at say, L'Officiel Homme's Fashion Week dinner or El Museo's last gala (not to mention on every street style blog, like ever, including yours truly), you've spotted Alessandra—she's the dark-haired stunner in the beat-up Bess boots and a vintage bag, tape recorder peeking out. She is the rare reporter who can bring last night's party to light in tomorrow's WWD like you were really, really there. We definitely spot a roman à clef in her champagne bubble-strewn future.


    Seen on Alessandra: Wool Jacket with Leather Insert Shawl Effect Lapel, Flitz Large Cheetah Print Pony Hair Hobo

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  • The Stylist
    Who: Kathryn Typaldos
    What: Fashion Stylist
    Why: This badass Brooklyn babe isn't a freshman when it comes to her stylist's education—Typaldos assisted Alex White, W magazine's former Fashion Director, for three years before doing her own thing. And what a thing it is. Kat's laid down her alternatively crisp and dreamy aesthetic on lookbooks for emerging labels like Casertano and Highland, and bigger brands, most notably DANNIJO's influencer campaign, where she draped crystal necklaces and Aztec-themed bracelets on none other than Questlove. A bit of a tomboy (think oversized sweatshirts and minimal makeup) her sharp bangs and sharper cheekbones are, well, styling.


    Seen on Kathryn: Soft Silk Stamped Fancy Collar Shirt , Light Crepe Harem Pant , Heeled Ankle Boot

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  • The Interior Designer
    Who: Natalie Obradovich
    What: Junior Designer, Thomas Jayne Studio
    Why: Switching coasts from L.A. to the Big Apple hasn't dimmed this elfin, blonde-haired beauty's sunny attitude, which, combined with her razor-sharp eye, explains why her interior design resume just won't quit. After interning for Kelly Wearstler, Natalie O. put in time with iconic Manhattan decorator Thad Hayes before jumping ship to Thomas Jayne Studio. When she's not adjusting Warhols on the Upper East Side, Natalie's giving Hipstamatic a run for its money with the vintage, inspiring snaps she posts on her photo blog or mining serious summer goddess vibes posing as Miguelina's sometimes muse. While this bachelorette's designer mixed with Madewell jam is pretty singular, we've already given you a roadmap to her architected aesthetic right here.


    Seen on Natalie: Goatskin Peeptoe Bootie with Patent Ankle Strap, Pois Calfskin Small Hobo with Ball Closure

    Click here to see the full Emporio Armani Collection
  • The Filmmaker
    Who: Jenna Elizabeth
    What: Filmmaker
    Why: The granddaughter of jazz drummer Chuck Flores, Elizabeth's obviously inherited the creative gene, as evidenced by her thought-provoking, often controversial body of work. The girl with two first names is no stranger to R29, (Chanel Iman, anyone?), not to mention Interview, Dazed and Confused, and Style.com—which isn't surprising, given that she's worked with everyone from Waris Ahluwalia to Willie Nelson. Her latest project? A film she both wrote and directed, The Third Degree, starring Brady Corbet, that we can see scooping up more than one Sundance prize. Pardon the pun, but can we get a drum roll please?


    Seen on Jenna: Super Wide Cady Pant, Silk Satin Cobra Plisse Pump with Lucite Heel

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  • The Entrepreneur
    Who: Alexa Hirschfeld
    What: Co-founder of Paperless Post
    Why: Every time we send out a birthday invite or a gimlet get-together, we're making bank for Alexa Hirschfeld. But we don't mind—as the co-founder of Paperless Post, an online stationer that offers up digital invitations, Hirschfeld's really minimized our Kate's Paperie expenses. The web cards aren't Photoshop fails; Instead, they're every bit as fancy as your Smythson stock, with a custom-printed look that replicates the experience of getting a nice, big, thick envelope. 40 million invitations and counting, Hirschfeld, who has been glowingly called out in Forbes, Fast Company, and CNN, is letting you never, ever use Evite again. And with a smile that lights up a whole room, she's The Social Network without the backstabbing.


    Seen on Alexa: Wool Zip Military Coat, Pony Hair Fliz Platform Cheetah Print Bootie, Georgette Silk Polka Dot Shirt, Calfskin Envelope Clutch with Chain Trim

    Click here to see the full Emporio Armani Collection
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