Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Fresh List!

Fresh - It's more than just being unconventionally gorgeous. It's all about making things happen, people who want and work to make a change, people who get more out of life than your average pretty young thing. Each of the people on this list is more than just an incredibly pretty face, they're all incredibly talented people who you'll probably be hearing a lot more from in the future:


- Agyness Deyn - Of all the latest Brit It girls, none has had the innocent charm or the insouciant approach to glamour that Agyness posesses. Even better, she has none of that British drugged-out leftover heroin chic that girls like Irina seem to flaunt.

- America Ferrera - You can't help but fall in love with America as Ugly Betty. She removes all the pretense from the world of high fashion and injects it with a real wit all her own.

- Camilla Belle - Not only is she impossibly pretty and impossibly chic in ways Hollywood hasn't seen for years, but she's also been snatching up roles in all the gritty independent films that no other starlet could ever hope to get.

- Carice van Houten - Catch her escaping the Holocaust in Black Book when it comes out in April.

- Catherine McNeil - The 17 year-old Aussie isn't deathly skinny like all those other models. Her slightly devilish but quite healthy look is by far the most original amongst a sea of Brazilian bones and Eastern European cadavers.

- Isla Fisher - She's not just Borat's wife and she's not just the nympho from Wedding Crashers. She's finally about to break big on her own this year in roles both serious and comedic.

- Julia Restoin-Roitfeld - When your mother is not just definition of French chic, but also the woman who defines it, you certainly have some pretty high standards to live up to. Even if her mother Carine is the editrix of Paris Vogue, she can still capture the dirty, pretty thing vibe that all the young French girls seem to want today.

- Leona Lewis - She's a class act and she will outsing all those trashy British whores (like Amy Winehouse). Oprah agrees.

- Rachel McAdams - Moving past Mean Girls, Weddings Crashers, and The Notebook, the lovely Canadian freshened up the front rows of Chanel Couture with her pink locks.

- Rachel Roy - Damon Dash somehow managed to marry just about the most talented new designer of the past year, and she always manages to look perfect at every party. And she is indeed invited to every party.

- Rashida Jones - More than just Peggy Lipton and Quincy Jones' daughter, she's capturing the hearts of America's office drones as she somehow endures Michael Scott's insanity.


- Andrew Simpson - When your first major role is opposite Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench in Notes on a Scandal, people better start taking note of you.

- Gaspard Ulliel - While he's exceptionally handsome in an incredibly boyish way, his looks still pale in comparison to his skill in roles opposite Audrey Tautou and Marianne Faithfull.

- Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler - Once you take the high fashion world by storm, where do you go next? To Target! By far the highest profile designers Target has seen thus far, Jack and Laz bring their body-conscious signatures to the masses.

- Jérémie Elkaïm - As the French counterpart to John Krasinski's Jim Halpert, the star of Le Bureau and Presque rien certainly has a lot about him to like.

- Louis Garrel - Tall, dark, handsome + Roles in visionary French films + Famous, talented family = Monsieur Garrel. Imagine a French version of Gael García Bernal.

- Mika (Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiika!) - This generation's new ambiguous pop star is different in that his music is actually worth listening to.

- Paolo Nutini - A Scottish lad with an Italian name has come a long way in the past three months. See him on the road if you can get a ticket.

- Ryan Taylor - Imagine if Bruce Weber's All-American guy just so happened to be Canadian. He wouldn't be such an idiot. And he'd be perfect.

Am I missing anybody?

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