FashionFeed: The Best ‘Best-Of’ Lists of 2011

● Fashionista’s roundup of top fashion editorials features that memorable Vogue spread with the ageless Natalia Vodianova cuddling with stylish wunderkinds Elle Fanning, Chloe Moretz, and Hailee Steinfeld. [Fashionista]

● Here’s a roundup of the 10 best pop-up stores of the year, which includes Nicola Formichetti’s spectacular concept store. [Racked NY]

● Derek Blasberg’s best-dress of 2011 features a mix of obvious choices (Alexa Chung, Kate Moss), but also includes some surprises, like breakout star Elizabeth Olsen. [Harper’s Bazaar]

● Cathy Horyn’s picks for notable moments in fashion range from the John Galliano debacle to Giovanna Battaglia’s gravity-defying Stephen Sprouse gown at the Cannes Film Festival. [NYT]

● Fashion Gone Rogue’s best beauty editorials include Anais Pouilot‘s striking braid game and Joudan Dunn’s intricate headwear in Vogue Paris.  [FGR]

● Some of this year’s top fashion magazine covers include a crying Hailee Steinfeld for LOVE and a provocatively positioned butterfly for Garage.  [Styleite]

 

FashionFeed: Milan v New York Fashion Week, Anderson Cooper v The Row’s Alligator Backpack

● It’s official: the dates for next fall’s fashion week in Milan are set, and they overlap with New York and London’s dates. [Style] ● Watch Anderson Cooper rage against this alligator backpack. One thing, Coop: it’s $34K, not $39K. (Like it matters). [Styleite] ● Behold every colorful outfit in Beyoncé’s catchy new video for ‘Countdown.’ Let the American Apparel turtleneck sales commence. [Fashionista]

● Watch Julia Restoin Roitfeld art directing Willow’s SS12 lookbook. [Sassy Bella] ● The top 10 models of fashion month have been announced, and our girl Anais Pouliot made the cut! [Telegraph] ● Watch out, DIY bloggers. Snooki is having her way with a glue gun, sequins, and printed duct tape – and the results are actually quite crafty. [Glamour]

Model Moment: Anais Pouliot

Every season, we zero in on one model making significant waves in the fashion world. Blame it on those doe eyes or that sultry pout, but we–along with the rest of the industry –can’t get enough of Anais Pouliot. Pronounced Ah-nah-iss Pou-lee-ought, the 20-year-old French Canadian model has landed a host of campaigns within the last year. She’s also walked in a number of runway shows this month, including Marchesa in New York, Erdem in London (she opened and closed the show), and Ferragamo in Milan. She may be ranked #35 of the world’s top 50 models, but we can only see that ranking climbing come Paris Fashion Week. Peep a mini pictorial timeline of Pouliot’s work after the jump.

image A quick search on The Fashion Spot reveals that this fresh talent has actually been in the modeling game since 2007, although her look was much more commercial back then.

image After a series of one-off editorials, a much cooler Pouliot emerged in 2010 to model the Terry Richardson-shot SS11 Opening Ceremony x Levi’s collection.

image Her biggest high-fashion break came in June of the same year, when she was tapped to model the Miu Miu resort 2011 collection alongside equally doll-faced Lindsey Wixson.

image This followed a number of top billing gigs, including the Louis Vuitton FW11 campaign.

image And last but not least, who could forget this melancholy Acne Paper SS11 cover? As we said about Daphne Groeneveld–who has since starred in numerous campaigns and runway shows–keep an eye out for this one.

Photos: Fashion Gone Rogue and Style.com