grimes chooses her favorite it girls

from 1098 to present

photo by sacha maric

When we met up with our October It-Girl cover star Grimes, we chatted about a lot of things: Her DIY-venue days, her so-called scrapped album, the mafia, and her new sonic direction and development. We also spoke about the nature of the It-Girl, and how, with her idiosyncratic style and an album of surefire hits on the way, she’s leading the charge of a new crop of multi-hyphenate mavens—smart, confident, talented women with staying power. Naturally, the It-Girls who fascinate this former neuroscience-philosophy major are a rad group of 12th-Century polymaths and pop stars. Talk about It incarnate.