The It Sisters

October 19, 2012 BY CAPSULESNEWS

Photo by W Magazine

Words by Alice Tate

Once upon a time, Mary-Kate and Ashley were the only girls in the industry sharing a stronger connection than a united lust for the latest it-bag. Fast forward five years and party snaps are doubling as family portraits with so many siblings on the scene. From the Rodarte ladies, to the Clarins girls, to the Delevingne sisters who are taking London by storm, siblings have never been so stylish.

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Victoria and Vanessa Traina Appearing as regulars on Americas social circuit, Victoria and Vanessa are young, rich and fashionably-forward. The daughters of novelist Danielle Steele and ex-husband John Traina, the girlsdubbed as San Franciscos resident Hilton sistersare often seen sporting pieces fresh from the runway, as they dash from one yacht party to the next, with expensive handbags, minx coats and tight social pack in tow. Vanessa joins Poppy Delevingne as one of Chanels Les Fideles ambassadors, while Victoria works an enviable 9-5 as a Proenza Schouler consultant.

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Cara and Poppy Delevingne Marching most of the runways this season, Cara Delevingne has celebrated a quick rise to model stardom, filling the boots as the latest Burberry girl, with her wolfish stare and changeable look. Older, taller and just as genetically flawless, Poppy scored modelling campaigns for the likes of Anya Hindmarch, Mango and Burberry before securing her place in the socialite set, alongside Leigh Lezark and Harley Viera-Newton, as well as establishing herself as a Chanel ambassador.

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Kate and Laura Mulleavy These sisters are the brains behind Californias of-the-minute label, Rodarte. Championed on the red carpet, in the glossies, andthanks to their Target collabin the nations closets too, the sisters are channelling ultra-chic aesthetics with an added dose of drama. Celebrated this season for their warrior-esque SS13 collection, the girls have seen success since their 2005 debut. Working together from inception to present after graduating from UC Berkeley, highlights over the years have included wining a CFDA award in 2009, collaborating with Opening Ceremony in 2011, and designing award-winning Black Swan costumes in 2010. Their latest collab to be unveiled? An unlikely pairing with Starbucks.

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Elle and Dakota Fanning Dakota might well have been first to hit the scene, in Spielbergs Taken and the Twilight saga, but it was little sister Elle who sat front row at Topshop Unique this season, channelling Alexa Chungs style with school girl chic. Appearing together on the cover of December 2011s W magazine with Elle at the tender young age of 13, its been all red carpet double-whammies and FROW seats together ever since.

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Lily Allen and Sarah Owen Overcoming their turbulent teenage years, British singer Lily and her half-sister Sarah put their battles to rest as they teamed up to launch Londons hottest vintage store, Lucy in Disguise in 2010. Sharing a passion for vintage tid bits and a habit to hoard, the girls set out with the aim of making vintage attainable and accessible to all. Newly relocated to Londons swanky Soho, the store still celebrates rare designer finds and lovably low prices.

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Alice and Charlotte Dellal Looking at them, youd be hard pushed to see the connection what with Alices wild locks and Charlottes prim coif. Selling under the name of Charlotte Olympia, Charlottes creating major shoe-envy with her quirky kitten flats and kitsch retro heels echoing her own 40's maven style, whilst Alice is causing a stir on the dance floor, with her hyped DJ-sets in Londons swankiest venues. Modelling here and there channelling androgynous-chic, shes scored an enviable position as a Lagerfeld muse.

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Clarins Hand-me-downs are commonplace in family ancestry but forget about old heirlooms and treasured jewels, a global beauty brand is more appropriate when it comes to the Clarins girls. Continuing the legacy from grandfather, Jacques Courtin-Clarins, sisters Virginie and Claire, and cousins Prisca and Jenna have teamed up to shape the future of beloved French brand, Clarins. Clearly not just into beauty, the four have emerged as seasoned street style stars, experienced front-rowers and regulars on the pages of numerous worldwide magazines. Supporting their sell-out product Beauty Flash Balm, the girls embarked on a new project last month Beauty Flash Blog- with former-Nylons Faran Krentcil at its editorial helm. Chic, classique et inévitablement riche!

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Sienna and Savannah Miller Among the first to spark sibling style, sisters Savannah and Sienna set up their label Twenty8Twelve back in 2007. With a celebrated show at London Fashion Week the brand saw major success, thanks to Siennas covetable boho chic and Savannahs crafty Central St. Martins skills. Stepping down this year after 6 years as co-creative directors, the brand continues to see success, with boutiques in Londons Westfield and Notting Hill, and over 300 global retailers. Taking things in a new direction, Savannah launches her own label this month, with wearable pieces for a capsule wardrobe, and style advice taken from, well, guess who.