Cassie and Azealia Banks named "It Girls" for V MagazineTue, Nov 27, 2012
Both beauties have come to be known for their fearless fashion choices, continuous output of fresh new music this year, and with anticipated albums – Banks her first and Cassie her second – both are ready to set the music scene on fire. Thus it’s no wonder V or any publication would second guess including Cassie and Banks in their It Girl set.
With both albums expected out in 2013, the two answered a range of short questions for the fashion magazine about being an It Girl, who their favorite It Girls of all time are, plans for the new year, and more.
Biggest moment of 2012...I put out two singles! “Balcony,” with Young Jeezy and “The Boys,” with Nicki Minaj. I’m beyond excited! I’ve been really patient with music, and things are moving now. I couldn’t be happier. My other big moment of 2012 was going to Italy. It was my first time and I can’t wait to go back.
On the term “It girl”...Everyone’s definition of “It” is different. To me it’s a girl/woman of the moment who’s doing something positive to change the world and make her stamp on history—in fashion, politics, music, anything.
“It” right now...Girls taking chances with their haircuts! Also Gabby Douglas; she won the gold medal at the Olympics and now the sky is the limit for her.
Style philosophy for 2012 and beyond...Keep it simple. I say dress yourself for your attitude. You’ll carry it with more confidence because it’s how you really feel.
New Year’s resolutions...My friend Allison just did a triathlon today; it’s so inspiring. My resolution for 2013 is to try something different, something I never dreamed I could do and do it with no intent of failure.
Goals for 2013...Album, tours and travel. My goals are to continue doing things that make me happy, stay around positive people, and take care of myself better.
Change in New Year...Road rage has got to stop! I’m working on my personal road rage one day at a time.
Favorite It Girl of all time...Bianca Jagger. She is a style icon, but also a human-rights advocate. The best of both worlds.
From Azealia Banks:
Azealia on her biggest moment of 2012...Releasing my mixtape, Fantasea. I had struggled in the past to create full bodies of work, and that was my first official one, so I’m proud of that!
Favorite It Girl of all time...Beyonce
Next It Girl...Me, of course.
Change in New Year...Weed should really be legal.