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Hannah Bronfman, Fashion 'It' Girl, Takes The Spotlight

08/08/2011 01:41 pm ET | Updated Oct 08, 2011

"My whole thing is, I’m trying to set myself apart from people who just talk,” 23-year-old Hannah Bronfman told WWD. Bronfman is a Seagram liquor-heiress and the youngest of three children born to Jewish-Canadian dad Edgar Bronfman Jr., chief executive officer of Warner Music Group, and African-American mom Sherri Brewer of the 70s cult classic "Shaft" -- and Bronfman has already compiled an impressive resume.

The biracial beauty has modeled for multiple boutique brands, mingled at parties thrown by the likes of Christian Dior and Bottega Venetta, dated rapper Asher Roth, DJs in her spare time and is the co-founder the 100-percent sustainable, organic clothing line Green Owl with her brother Ben.

The clothing line caters to "a very sophisticated group of young adults" and "it's about bringing awareness and saying, ‘Hey, being green is sexy,’ Bronfman explained to Uptown. She dreams of turning the line into a full lifestyle brand and recently launched a skate-themed section of the line.

While many young celebrities recoil from being called a role model, Bronfman strives to embrace the label. “It’s really important to me to be a good role model (to her younger half-sisters). "There really just aren’t that many good role models out there right now … especially for young girls,” she told WWD.

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