The platinum locks, the studded wrists, and all that Margiela and Helmut Lang…we’ve got to give it up to Kate Lanphear, the senior style director for Elle magazine for her signature style that always keeps us breathless. Starting her career at Australian Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, Kate has evolved into a major power player on the fashion map, and has spawned a cult following among young fashion enthusiasts, us included! We love her take on androgyny, and she always takes her sophisticated punk look to a new level. We’re sure you’ve seen plenty of “copy-Kates” around, and she’s even inspired a few fan blogs, including our favorite, FEAR LANPHEAR. If we had sum up this style icon in one word, it would simply be: Lanphearce!