while everyone else has been working on their new years resolutions, i’ve been working on my 2nd annual mark d sikes international it list. somehow recognizing cool, relevant, talented and beautiful people from all over the world seems a lot more fun than focusing on everything i need to do better! plus this list is much shorter!

this years list is made up of actors, models, designers, royals, editors, heiresses, singers, athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, and photographers from all over the world. they made the list because they ignite a room, set trends, are musts to know, are ones to watch, wear valentino, decorate the white house and live beautifully! there is even a hall of fame list- if vanity fair can do, it i can do it!

most of these individuals have been featured on the blog sometime over the past year. there was something about each of them that caught my eye, made me stop and take notice, pretty much had that something special. trust me, i’m quite aware that my world might be considered small but these people make it more interesting!

you know how much i love a list, even better a chic, glamorous and stylish list- my own international it list! enjoy!


Kate Upton- American model- 2012 Sports illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl and italian vogue cover girl, the best of both worlds, and because she has curves.

RJ King- American Model- because he is cute and runs in both Derek blasberg and Valentino’s entourages.

Esperanza Spalding- American Jazz Singer- because she won the 2012 Best New Artist Grammy award and performed at the 2012 Oscars

Taylor Tomasi Hill- American Style and Accessory Director for Marie Claire Magazine- because she is a Street Style Icon

Adolfo Cambiaso- Argentinian Polo Player- because he is devastatingly handsome.

Sofia Sanchez- Argentinian designer and art director specializing in fashion, art and design. because she is everywhere and everything.

Nick Olsen- American Interior Designer- Because he is a very talented young decorator, writer, chair hoarder and pisces.

Erika Bearman- Oscar Pr Girl- because she is the fashion worlds social network queen.

Kendra Spears- American model- because she is the next Karlie Kloss.

Caroline Issa- Canadian Publisher and Fashion Director of Tank Magazine. because she’s chic and jcrew tapped her for their holiday marketing.

Edie Campbell- british model- because she cut her hair into a bob and was just featured in a highly coveted american vogue editorial spread.

Erdem Moraliglu- canadian born british- turkish fashion designer- because he makes beautiful dresses, wears stripes and  just won the new establishment award at the 2012 british fashion awards.

Marina Larroudé- brazilian market director for because she is always best dressed.

Dree Hemingway- American model and actress. because she’s not only cool and beautiful, she is ernest hemingway’s great-granddaughter and mariel hemingway’s daughter.

Gabrielle Douglas- american gymnast- because she ignited a world and won gymnastic gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions at the 2012 summer olympics.

Kasia Smutniak- polish Actress- because she is gorgeous and always in valentino gowns.

Aaron Young and Laure Heriard Dubreuil- american artist and french ceo of the webster boutique in miami- because they are the it couple.

Jessica Hart- australian model- because she wears floral skirts, navy cardigans and k.jacque sandals.

Rooney Mara- american actress- because she is the girl with a dragon tattoo and has an oscar nomination to prove it.

Cara Delevingne- british model and actress- because she won the 2012 british fashion awards model of the year and made her screen debut in anna karenina.

James Franco- american actor and artist- because he is a brilliant actor, a rebel and an oscar host.

Florence Welch- British Musician- because she has the most amazing voice and she ruled the red carpet at the 2011 and 2012 met galas.

Eddie Redmayne- British actor- because he acts, sings and moves hearts in les miserables.

Anne Hathaway- american actress- because she not only hosted the oscars but will probably win an oscar for her role in les miserables, and because she wore valentino on her wedding day.

Kate middleton- the Duchess of Cambridge-because she will be giving birth in 2012 to the future king or queen of england.



Lauren Santo Domingo- american contributing Fashion Editor at vogue and Creative Director of moda operandi. because she is a style icon, an heiress, an entrepreneur and one of vanity fair’s 2012 new establishment.

Michael S. Smith- American Interior Designer- because he has exquisite taste and decorated the obama white house.

Bruce Weber- american Photographer- because he is bruce weber.

Tory Burch- american Fashion Designer- because she is a brilliant designer, marketer and business woman, and because i love her homes.

Charlotte Casiraghi- monaco royal- because she is grace kelly’s granddaughter and probably the most beautiful woman in the world.

Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti- italian fashion duo- because two is better than one and because they live the beautiful life.


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