Monday, September 10, 2012

3 Instagrammers Worth Following During NYFW

I am pretty sure New York Fashion Week exists to remind how much I wish I worked in fashion (and to get angry at my 16-year-old self for not following through on pursuing that dream). Not to reveal next season's trends and inspirations to the industry or give buyers a clue on what to stock their shelves with or to spur hundreds of fashionistas to hit the streets with the hopes of being captured by style photographers. Nope, NYFW is all about me. ;)

Image via Hillary Kerr's Instagram feed
This has all been exaggerated in the last year by my discovery of personal style blogs (yes, yes, I was hilariously late in the game) and Instagram. I love getting up-to-the-minute coverage on what is happening at Lincoln Center and beyond, but I feel like my feed has been clogged with some (not so) humble brags about how cool and important bloggers are in getting to attend the shows. I think I would share their excitement, too, but as a far-far away spectator, I want to get a sense of what is actually happening at the shows and what awesome looks we can expect for spring.

Luckily, there are a few Instagrammers out there who understand my pain and are dishing up some awesome insights from the tents. (Again, this is all about me.) And they are:

The Glamourai—I love her Instagram account for the same reason I love her blog. She has serious fashion industry and styling knowledge! She understands the little details that go into making an outfit look complete and timeless, and isn't focused on just piling on the latest trends Similarly, she Instagrams (that's a verb now, right? Just the way Facebook became a verb like seven years ago, yes?) amazing pictures with commentary that actually shows she understands the designer's perspective and where it fits in the greater fashion landscape. Not just "OMG OMG OMG I love this FRONT ROW OMG!" but things like this photo from Rebecca Taylor's show that remarks the look is "1980-meets-lady today."

Birchbox—Half the fun of Fashion Week is seeing the makeup looks designers are picking to best complement their collections. Birchbox, the amazing beauty products discovery platform, is sticking to what it knows and covering NYFW from this perspective on their Instagram. Earlier this weekend they were following around the fabulous Bobbi Brown as she created soft pastel and matte looks on the models at Tibi (seriously, how pretty is this?!?!).

Hillary Kerr—As the editorial director of Who What Wear, she's keeping her feed very much about what's coming down the runway, with an occasional personal outfit pic peppered in there. The main WhoWhatWear feed is equally informative. I spy white leather, metallics, denim mixed in with both of those, blacks, geometric prints, lots of sneakers, and a bevy of jackets. Can we just skip fall/winter, please?

What do you think? Am I taking the humble brags too personally? Or do you agree? Are there any other Instagram accounts you are turning to for quality, thoughtful NYFW coverage?

16 comments:

  1. thanks for the tips! I'm addicted to instagram... so I love finding new accounts to follow!


    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  2. Such a lovely post! Wanna follow each other?:)
    fashionresidence.com
    kisses

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  3. thanks so much for the tips - im going to follow them ;)

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  4. Ha ha, don't worry, NYFW IS all about YOU! :) I love getting instant coverage too, and I'll definitely follow those lovely ladies. I'm not a frequent Instagram follower, but I use it to easily tweet photos. I find that most people tweet their Instagram photos too, so that's how I usually follow them.

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Hahah thanks for the support Jenny! And yes, it's great that Twitter and Instagram are so intertwined.

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  5. Thanks for the suggestions! I've been a bit more addicted to instagram since NYFW started lol

    xo Jennifer

    https://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Yeah I was definitely more glued to it than normal!

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  6. it´s great and awesome way to chosse what you like.

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  7. thanks for sharing i will have to check these out!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  8. you have a great blog! You have a new follower. I hope you like my blog and you follow me.

    http://loveclothesandthings.blogspot.com.es/

    xoxo

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  9. I just became totally obsessed with Instagram! Thanks for the heads up!!!


    XO

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  10. I mostly get my updates from twitter, its like sitting in the front row without actually being there lol. I will look up these accounts because I love to instagram! Thanks or mentioning, lovely blog :-)

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    1. Glad they were helpful! And Twitter is definitely a good resource for following NYFW.

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  11. I love this!

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  12. it´s so inspiring and this is the the perfect way show it off. @paquetevistasbi

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