Tara Palmer Tomkinson: the original IT girl. Image from zimbio.com
Back in the late nineties 'It girl' was the label used for ladies of leisure such as Tara Palmer Tomkinson who came from aristocratic backgrounds and were working their way around the social set of London, shopping in Harrods by day and falling out of clubs such as Whisky Mist and Mahiki by night. Today's equivalent would be Tamara Ecclestone. In my opinion the It girl has sufficiently evolved, and now works for her living as well as coming from an affluent background.
Here is my guide to the current London IT list:
Cara Delevinge. Image from cosmopolitan.co.uk
An It list would not be an IT list without Cara Delevingne, she is the girl of the moment, the fashion world loves her and so does the tabloids. What makes Cara an It girl? She attended private school her whole life and already mixed in high social circles before she started modelling. One of her old school friends Mother's happened to be Sarah Doukas, the famous model agent who founded Storm Model Management. This of course helped Cara to launch a career in modelling. Since then, she has graced London's social scene attending all the exclusive parties, and regularly hangs out with Rihanna when she is in town.
Bip Ling. Image from zimbio.com
Bip Ling is a blogger extraordinaire and a model, who has risen to fame purely due to her creative talents. In her blog Ling posts updates of her outfits, with fun tongue in cheek posts. She is a fashion conscious young lady with the industry at her feet. If you were to be invited to an exclusive party in London you would probably see her there, either socialising or DJing which is also her hobby. She has also hung out with Karl Lagerfeld and has good relations with British Vogue.
Pixie Geldof. Image from digitalspy.co.uk
Pixie Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof is primarily a model who knows all the right people. She is likely to be found rolling out of the Box club, in Soho with best friend Nick Grimshaw or chilling backstage at a fashion show with Henry Holland. When Miley Cyrus recently came to London, Pixie was THE person to hang out with and be papped with. That must mean something! Look out for her on the FROW at London Fashion Week.
Suki Waterhouse. Image from cosmopolitan.co.uk
Suki Waterhouse is the model to watch, whose eyebrows give friend, Cara Delevingne a run for her money. Suki has that right amount of quirkiness about her which makes her a modern It girl, you only have to look through her Instagram photos to see her wacky personality shine through. Since dating Bradley Cooper she has gained more column inches and risen up the social ranks, as Bradley is sure to have introduced his girlfriend to a few Hollywood contacts. Suki is definitely the name on everyone's lips now and is one to watch.
Georgia Jagger. Image from zimbio.com
Georgia Jagger, needs no introduction, as the daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. With a famous family and private school education Georgia is undeniably an It girl. High profile modelling campaigns with brands such as Rimmel have forwarded her career significantly and gained her interest from the fashion industry. She is also good friends with Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse, further elevating her status.