The best fashion people to follow on Instagram

Take a look at the fashion folk you should add to your feed for the spring/summer 2015 international fashion week season

BY Bibby Sowray | 12 September 2014

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Call us voyeurs but we love nothing more than a glimpse into the lives of our favourite fashion folk, and this is exactly what Instagram affords us. Here, we bring you our favourites to follow (in no particular order)…

Natasha Goldenberg, @ngoldenberg
Yet another super stylish member of the Russian fashion mafia, Natasha Goldenberg is a stylist and designer. Her wardrobe is dream-like, much like her idyllic-looking life which sees her flit between New York, Paris, London and Milan without batting an eyelid – even when she’s heavily pregnant. Follow her for lust-worthy snaps full of the most desirable designer duds, front-row view shots and general escapism.

Sam McKnight, @sammcknight1
Out of season, Sam McKnight, one of the world’s most renowned hair stylists, will be found tending to his glorious garden – from which he shares his beautiful green-fingered photography all year round. During fashion season, it’s his hair styling (at the leading shows, atop the heads of the world’s most famous models) that we lust after. McKnight always pushes the boundaries, but never veers far from the dream hair we’re always left wanting season on season.

Maria Dueñas Jacobs, @mduenasjacobs
Accessories director of US Elle, Maria Dueñas Jacobs is the only person you need to follow for the latest drool-worthy accessories. She’s got an eye for fine jewellery so expect diamonds galore, as well as an editor’s eye view of all the latest designer shoes and bags. Just be prepared to have a huge wishlist after perusing her feed!

Kendall Jenner, @kendalljenner
Bright young waifish thing Kendall Jenner not only feeds the guilty celebrity pleasure pool; her Instagram is a shiny, happy album of her model shenanigans so far. And boy, does it look fun…

Anna Dello Russo, @anna_dello_russo
Vogue Japan’s eccentric editor-at-large is the poster girl for the most outré new styles. During fashion week her Instagram account is a veritable catwalk to sidewalk feast, as she takes on the challenge of the latest unpredictable trends with sheer glee.

Hamish Bowles, @hamishbowles
US Vogue editor-at-large Hamish Bowles scatters our feed with a zany mix of art, architecture and snaps of himself posing in outlandishly coloured tailoring by the aforementioned culture spots.

Sam McKnight, @sammcknight1
The hair stylist extraordinaire is your backstage ticket to the hectic land of hair spray, bobby pins and all number of quirky catwalk inventions. Prepare for the unexpected.

Lauren Santo Domingo, @thelsd
If life was as glamorous as Lauren Santo Domingo’s… We’re not quite sure what the end of that sentence is, but you should use the co-founder of Moda Operandi’s Insta feed as your own luxury style injection whenever you get the urge.

Gigi Hadid, @gigihadid
Hadid is the embodiment of the beautiful American dream, and boy does her Instagram prove it. The new model ‘It’ girl might be a shameless selfie taker, but when you’re skin is that honey coloured and glowing, who can blame her?

Pat McGrath, @patmcgrathreal
Make-up maestro McGrath is in high demand over the international fashion weeks (Stella McCartney, Gucci, Versace, Dior and Victoria Beckham all call upon her services) so tune into the beauty auteur’s trend prescriptions for the coming season.

Carine Roitfeld, @carineroitfeld
The former Vogue Paris editor and fashion tastemaker’s Instagram is a carefully curated collage of street style portraits, fashion shoots and illustrations by Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson. Swoon.

Mert Alas, @mertalas
One half of photography duo Mert and Marcus, Mert Alas is on fashion inner circle. He holidays with Kate and Naomi, parties with the biggest designers and works for the world’s best fashion brands, meaning his Instagram is great for sneak previews of upcoming work.

Gucci Westman, @gucciwestman
The make-up artist you want to be BBF (backstage best friends) with. Married to Rag and Bone designer David and BFF with Jennifer Aniston, Westman just oozes cool – even when she’s not doing the fashion week circuits for Revlon, for whom she is global artistic director. Booked in for Marchesa for spring/summer 2015, we’re already logging on to her aesthetically pleasing feed for any teasers on the look – expect her signature dewy, perfect skin.

Lena Perminova, @lenaperminova
The Russian model and socialite lives a life most of us could only dream of. She dresses in couture, holidays regularly in Umbria and all while looking picture perfect. She’s one to follow for style inspiration and general luxe life ogling.

Martha Ward, @marthaward
The British stylist is a girl-about-town in London, meaning she’s at all the best parties and is always dressed to impress (hence why she’s a regular feature in our Instagram Style Tips of the Week). We love how she puts herself together so her Instagram page is like having your own personal stylist.

Giancarlo Giammetti, @privategg
The partner of Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti uses his Instagram to share his most treasured pictures of famous friends past and present (Valentino seen here in a vintage snap with Claudia Schiffer and Liz Hurley), a nostalgic look at Valentino archive pieces, as well as give us an eye into his wonderful life with the designer – which seems to be one constant holiday. Dreamy.

Giovanna Battaglia, @bat_gio
Vogue Japan fashion editor and all-round street style magnet, Giovanna Battaglia is a real fashion insider (take this bathroom pic from the 2014 Met Ball as a prime example). From glorious holidays, to behind-the-scenes looks at her latest shoots, this lady puts the fun into fashion.

Zanna Roberts Rassi, @zannarassi
Zanna Roberts Rassi is one busy lady. Not only is she Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor, E! News and TODAY show fashion correspondent, she’s also a new mother to twins. But she’s one of our favourites to follow for outfit inspo, and excels in accessories.

Katie Hughes, @katiejanehughes
A relative newcomer, nail-artist Hughes arrived on the fashion scene with a social media frenzy that a beauty brand loves – which is exactly why she was signed by nail company Butter London. As its ambassador Hughes flies around the world tending to model nails at the leading shows, but somehow still finds time to upload photos of her latest designs (nail art included) despite her busy backstage diary.

Who What Wear, @whowhatwear
One of our favourite websites is also owner of one of our favourite Instagram feeds. Beautiful images and a mine of style inspiration at our fingertips, literally. What more could you want?

Naomi Campbell, @iamnaomicampbell
Campbell’s Instagram page is every bit as glamorous as you would expect. Exotic holidays with famous friends, behind-the-scenes snaps from the parties we’d kill to be invited to and a healthy dose of selfies. If only Mossy’s account wasn’t private too!

Alexa Chung, @chungalexa
The style maven gives good Instagram. From shameless selfies (well, she does have a pretty face), to shots of friends, places, doodles, parties and clothes, just a cursory glance of her feed makes you feel cool by cyber association.

Man Repeller, @manrepeller
Leandra Medine started her blog, The Man Repeller, when she was just a college student. Fast forward three years and she’s just authored her debut book, has a clutch of collaborations under her Hermès belt and the whole of the fashion industry after her witty waxings on fashion. Follow her on Instagram for some serious style porn and Medine’s quirky look at the world through her phone’s lens.

Eva Chen, @evachen212
Chen is the newly-appointed editor of US magazine Lucky , and it’s easy to see why. Her Instagram page is full of fashion. From in-car shots of her daily shoe and bag choice to the latest from the international front row and press days, Chen is a prolific poster making her all the better to follow for a regular fashion hit.

Miranda Kerr, @mirandakerr
If we looked like Miranda Kerr, we’d be as Insta-happy too. The Aussie supermodel is her greatest ambassador posting a plethora of selfies and her most recent shoots on her profile. But it’s not just self-love you’ll find – Kerr has an eye for capturing dreamy scenery, flowers and always posts an inspirational message of two for her 2.4 million followers. For an insider look at the life of an international, jet-setting model, Kerr’s the one to follow.

The Coveteur, @thecoveteur
Founded in 2011 by childhood friends Erin Kleinberg and Stephanie Mark, The Coveter is the online destination for style voyeurs all over the world. The site peeks into the homes and closets of the world’s foremost tastemakers, style mavens and fashion personalities, and its Instagram feed offers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the lustworthy shoots. Add to that plenty of posts direct from The Coveteur’s cooler-than-cool offices and its trendy founders and you’ve got a feed that’s a veritable feast for the eyes.

Taylor Tomasi Hill, @ttomasihill
Taylor Tomasi Hill is the former creative director of luxury online e-tailer Moda Operandi. Known for her impeccable yet eclectic style and her fiery red hair, Tomasi Hill lives and works in the eye of New York’s buzzing fashion scene. This means her Instagram page is alive with all of the components that make up the life of one the Big Apple’s most stylish: fashionable friends, fierce outfits and lots of frolics.

Nick Knight, @showstudio_nick_knight
The Instagram of a renowned fashion photographer was never going to disappoint was it? Nick Knight, who is also the founder of online fashion platform SHOWstudio, has mastered the super-quick snap app to create what are surely some of the most breathtaking images, particularly of his beloved garden roses. But it’s not all flowers, Knight also offers a glimpse into his working life, from curating shows to shooting super stars from SHOWstudio.

Miroslava Duma, @miraduma
Petite Russian fashion editor Miroslava Duma (she’s just 5ft) has taken the street style scene by storm. As such, she’s not afraid to post full-length selfies, giving us daily wardrobe inspiration (and proving height is no reason not to try certain trends). She’s also incredibly well connected, so you’ll find video snippets and snap of the links of Natalia Vodianova and Christopher Bailey nestled between her envy-inducing snaps of social soirées, must-have item and exotic holidays.

Into The Gloss, @intothegloss
Our favourite beauty blog is just as good on Instagram. We’ve love nothing more than a rummage through the bathroom cabinets and make-up bags of the famous and fashionable, and that’s exactly what founder Emily Weiss gives us. Her Instagram is a simply a less-edited, more of-the-minute visual feed of what’s on her radar right now, be it food, vintage film stars, must-have products.

Derek Blasberg, @derekblasberg
Man-about-town Derek Blasberg is a journalist by trade but a partier and celeb-befriender by nature. He’s also very witty and makes us wish we had his skills at socialising. There’s a healthy mix of famous faces (Alexa, Rosie, Naomi, Georgia, Kate, Carine, Karl, Karlie need we go on?) interspersed with tasty fashion titbits. If it’s happening, it’ll be on Blasberg’s feed.

Cara Delevingne, @caradelevingne
Wherever Cara goes, her Instagram followers know about it. Over-exposed she may well be, but that certainly makes for some good pics. Whether it’s backstage, on stage, at home or on a shoot what could be better than seeing what the life of the world’s most in demand model really involves?

You can follow Telegraph Fashion on Instagram @telegraphfashion . Oh, and we’re still trying to find Kate Moss’s secret account…

Keep Your Cool This Winter: A 12-Step Plan

When it’s cold, some guys shrivel up and die inside their coats. Don’t be that guy. Instead, do as Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. does and walk into the office like winter is another chance to impress

1. Get Your Weight Up
Thanks to this latest fashion trend, you won’t be freezing your ass off at work this winter. It’s all about heavier weights, from your socks to your topcoat.

Coat, $1,595, and pants, $295 by Burberry London. Sweater, $198 by J.Crew. Shirt, $62 by Reiss. Tie, $120 by Pierrepont Hicks. Shoes, $945 by Brunello Cucinelli. Socks by Brooks Brothers. Gloves and bag by Jack Spade.

Suit, $1,470 and sweater-vest, $148, Gant by Michael Bastian. Shirt, $108 by Saturdays NYC. Tie, $125 by David Hart & Co. Shoes, $1,750 by Giorgio Armani. Socks, $30 (three-pack) by Lands’ End. Scarf, $99 by Smart Turnout. Hat, $20 by Topman. Gloves, $100 by LaCrasia Gloves.

2. Electrify the Flannel Suit: Three Ways to Wear It with ‘Tude
The gray flannel suit? Kinda simple—and that’s always been the whole idea. But we like how it plays once you build all the modern trappings around it. These are our three favorite ways to give your grays a swift kick in the seat.

a) Layer up with a down vest and you can leave the topcoat at home.

Suit, $525 by Calvin Klein. Vest, $450 by Columbia Sportswear + Jeffrey New York. Shirt, $150 by Gitman Vintage. Tie, $125 by Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers. Shoes, $650 by Florsheim by Duckie Brown. Socks by Paul Stuart. Tie bar by The Tie Bar. Pocket square by Lands’ End Canvas.

b) This is the artiste approach to tying a scarf: tossed-off, not arty-farty. For a more composed knot, see number 3.

Suit, $2,795 by Giorgio Armani. Shirt, $320 by Thom Browne New York. Tie, $140 by Alexander Olch. Shoes, $625 by Alejandro Ingelmo. Socks by Falke. Cap by Borsalino at JJ Hat Center. Scarf. by Dolce & Gabbana. Pocket square by Robert Talbott.

c) Nothing boring about gray flannel when you’re making a smart play on proportion, like mixing tiny gingham checks with big ol’ argyle diamonds.

Suit, $595 by DKNY. Sweater, $850 by Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers. Shirt, $360 by Thom Browne New York. Tie, $150 by Dsquared2. Shoes, $550 by Allen Edmonds. Socks by Smart Turnout. Pocket square by The Tie Bar.

3. Know This Knot
It’s very Englishman-at-university: the slipknot. Fold a striped scarf in half, hang it over the back of your neck, and thread the tails through the loop. Keeps you warm enough to skip the coat, and God knows we could all stand to look smarter.

Vest, $60 by Lands’ End. Scarf, $50 by Coal. Sports jacket by J.Crew.

4. Tread Heavily
If Joe Strummer had been a CPA, he would’ve worn boots with his suits. It doesn’t get more macho, it’s totally within office dress code, and it’s still the smartest way to get to work when the streets are running with slush. You can pull this off. Trust us.

Boots, $640 by J.Lindeberg. Pants by Club Monaco.

5. Get Some Tech Support
When the windchill is so punishing you simply cannot dork around with anything that hasn’t been trek-tested, layer a techy parka in a dark color over your work suit. Just please—please!—make sure the parka is longer than your suit jacket.

Coat, $200 by Uniqlo +J. Suit, $1,390 by Salvatore Ferragamo. Shirt, $60 by Topman. Tie, $180 by Brunello Cucinelli. Gloves by Ben Sherman.

6. Be a Knit-Picker
At the risk of sounding like your mom, put on your hat, scarf, and gloves, boys. Nothing worse than a guy who thinks he’s too tough to dress as warmly as possible for winter. Frozen fingers aren’t cool.

Hat, $190 by Bally. Gloves, $9 by Marcus Adler. Scarf, $170 by Dsquared2.

7. Winterize Your Ties
We’re not gonna try to tell you wool ties are going to save you from frostbite or the shivers. They just look real good with heavyweight fabrics like your flannels and tweeds. A shiny silk tie doesn’t jibe with corduroy.

Ties, from left:
Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers, $125
Gitman Vintage, $80
Alexander Olch, $140
Riviera Club, $125

8. Plow Ahead…Even in Dress Shoes
Suiting up is all about proportion, proportion, proportion. So if you’re wearing a winter-weight suit, an oxford cloth shirt, and a woolly tie, you want chunkier shoes—with no-nonsense rubber treads—so everything’s of a piece. They might get a little wet or scuffed, but that’s the point.

Shoes, from left:
Z Zegna, $595
Allen Edmonds, $249
Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, $450
Brunello Cucinelli, $890

9. Take a Vested Interest
We want to buy a hot toddy for the staggering genius who first thought to chop the arms off his sweater. You know, so they don’t bulk up your suit sleeves. Also: The sweater-vest is an easy way to mix in some doldrum-shattering hits of color.

Suit, $646 by J.Crew. Vest, $118 by Tommy Hilfiger. Shirt, $150 by Gitman Vintage. Bow tie, $95 by Billy Reid. Shoes, $255 by Walk-Over. Socks by Pantherella. Pocket square by The Tie Bar.

GQ Selects: Balmain Peacoat

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“You can never go wrong with a peacoat in the colder months, especially when it’s cut as sharp as this one from Balmain. The silver embossed metal buttons pay homage to the coat’s naval heritage while the wool and nylon fabric blend makes the outerwear piece ready to perform when the real winter weather hits. By it now, but know you’ll wear it for the next twenty years.”—GQ creative director, Jim Moore

$3,425, available at Mr Porter.com

When Did These Celebrities Lose Their Virginity?

It’s amazing, but true:

Kim Kardashian has something in common with Tina Fey.. who has something in common with Daniel Radcliffe… who has something in common with Jessica Simpson and… Lil Wayne?!?

All of these celebrities have had sex!

And, even more relevant in this case, all of these celebrities have had sex and revealed the age in which it first happened!

Who waited until marriage? Who first got it on at the age of 8 (seriously!!!)? Who was playing a game of Win, Lose, or Draw when his opponent wrote “F-ck Me” on the board?

We thought that one might get your attention. Find out now

Kim Kardashian Was...

… 14 when she first slept with a man. She admitted this to Oprah Winfrey.
Khloe Kardashian Was...

… also 14. She told co-hosts on The View that she lost it to an older man and regrets how the act went
Jessica Simpson Was...
… 22. And married! She waited until she and Nick Lachey exchanged vows before she let him hit it.
Shirley Manson Was...

… 15. The Garbage singer has said the very first act lasted 40 seconds. She should take it as a compliment.
Adriana Lima Was...

…. 27! Yup, the beautiful model waited until marriage. (And then may have banged Justin Bieber after that.)
Britney Spears Was...

… 14?!? Yup, her mom said in a memoir that Britney lost her V Card to a high school football player, not to Justin Timberlake.
… 18. Or so he told Playboy in an interview, before he went sort of insane.
Lil Wayne Was...

… 11?!? And she was 13. And they were playing a game, he says. “We was playing ‘Win, Lose, or Draw’ and on the board she wrote, ‘F-ck me.'”
Chris Brown

Chris Brown has said it’s “different in the country” and that he was de-flowered at the age of 8. For reals!

Ankara Fashion 2014 Latest Design for Women

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Modelling Efik Way of dressing.The Efik are an ethnic group located primarily in southeastern Nigeria. ‘Efik’ is also the name of their language which is a variation of the Ibibio language. The Efik migrated down the Cross River from Cameroon in the 16th century and founded numerous settlements in the Calabar area in present-day Cross River State. This area along with present-day Akwa Ibom State are usually referred to as Calabar, and Calabar people accordingly, after the European name Calabar Kingdom given to their state of Akwa Akpa. Calabar is not to be confused with the Kalabari Kingdom in Rivers State which is an Ijaw state to its west. Cross River State and Akwa Ibom State were formerly one of the original twelve states of Nigeria known as the Southeastern State. Efik

The Efik people as well as their Annang and Ibibio brothers and sisters also occupy Southwestern Cameroon including Bakassi. While in the then Eastern Region of Nigeria prior to the civil war, the region allowed Southwestern Cameroon to be partitioned out of Nigeria into Cameroon through the 1961 plebiscite which divided them (Efik, Ibibio and Annang) into Nigeria and Cameroon.

Best-dressed at New York Fashion Week

10. Natasha Goldenberg
Being heavily pregnant is no excuse for traipsing around in a flannel onesie: this gestating follower of fashion is rocking a new-season Burberry coat, printed Prada dress and Stella McCartney flatforms. Top that!

9. Ready to party
This magpie of a show-goer tackles that show-to-dancefloor conundrum perfectly: add a bit of glitter/ sequins/ bright metallics to your look and you’ll be prepared for any disco eventuality.

8. Brown and proud
When did you last see someone rocking brown accessories from head-to-toe look so stylish? We’re enjoying this unapologetic, late summer look.

7. A cut above the rest
There’s nothing maximalist going on here; no ‘It’ bag, no ‘statement’ accessories – just beautifully cut trousers and a rise-and-fall hem top with a gently ruffled neckline, restoring the less-is-more motto.

6. Borrowing from the boys
You can wear your other half’s shirt in that sloppy, rolled-up sleeves sort of way, or you can style it like this, in a still undone but much more tailored sort of way.

5. Cream dream
There’s nothing beige about this clean colour palette. Note the ever-so-slight texture and pigment colour shift in her clutch and sleeveless jacket? And those platforms peeping out too.

4. Caroline Issa
Leopard print, buttercup yellow and a punchy lilac hue? No problem for Caroline Issa, who pulls the tricky trio off with stylish aplomb and a smile (dress by Merchant Archive) .

3. Yasmin Sewell
Top marks for wearable art go to fashion consultant Yasmin Sewell, who pulled off this painterly dress by new London brand Edit.

2. Wrap star
Watch out! Blanket skirts are about to be big news. Team with a crisp shirt for a preppy vibe, like this no-nonsense lady.

1. Just landed from Ibiza
“Oh this old beach hat? Why I just threw it on over my beach tousled hair and tan.” Though NYFW is teeming with fashion folks just back from their jollies, it was this natty lady that had our British hearts yearning for a summer style resurge.

Five ways to get involved with Topshop’s London Fashion Week show

There’s no need to be on the front row at Topshop’s Unique spring/summer 2015 show during London Fashion Week – the brand is putting you first with an array of social media-savvy ideas

BY BIbby Sowray | 10 September 2014

A look from Topshop Unqiue autumn/winter 2014

A look from Topshop Unqiue autumn/winter 2014

London Fashion Week is admittedly an insiders-only event – but Topshop is trying to change that with its Topshop Unique spring/summer 2015 show. This season, the high street giant is amping up its efforts to put the viewer at home first, offering an array of original ways to bring the show to you, their valued customers.

1. Get on Facebook
In a fashion week first, a number of looks from the collection will not appear on the catwalk as is the norm, but will instead premiere on Facebook immediately following the show, so you at home will see them before the attendees – usually formed by the the likes of Anna Wintour and Kate Moss. Just make sure you ‘Like’ Topshop on Facebook to be sure to see them first.

2. Be poised to shop
Buying pieces fresh from the catwalk has been around for a few season now, pioneered by the likes of Burberry. But it usually involves a wait of at least six weeks before you actually receive the items. That’s all about to change; you’ll be able to shop six special pieces from Unique’s new collection immediately after the show – either online, where orders will be delivered in a matter of days, or from the brand’s Oxford circus mega store, where they will be available on the shop floor. Now that’s fast fashion.


Looks from Topshop Unique’s autumn/winter 2014 show

3. Stay glued to your Instagram feed
Instagram lovers needn’t feel left out by the ground-breaking Facebook activity though. Topshop has enlisted five Instagrammers known for their distinctive and diverse styles to populate all of Topshop’s social media channels throughout LFW. All of their snaps will also feed directly to Topshop.com.

4. Get hashtagging
A custom-designed triple-screen installation by British design dup Hellicar & Lewis will take over Topshop’s Oxford Circus store window to showcase any images you post on Instagram using the hashtag #TOPSHOPWINDOW, alongside the content from the five aforementioned Instagrammers. Combined, these will create a digital mosaic that you can manipulate yourself, directly from the street. Inside the store you can be part of the action by posing and snapping on the Topshop Unique red carpet and sending your images to the hashtag. You’ll also be able to print your favourite Instagram images in store. At 3pm on Sunday as the Topshop Unique show is streamed straight to the window and through the mosaic, creating the world’s first fashion show stream created from Instagram imagery.


Looks from Topshop Unique’s autumn/winter 2014 show

5. Find your local store
Topshop stores around the world will also be helping you to shop the spring/summer 2015 trends straight away, with fashion week shop-in-shops. Visual merchandising teams will be working directly with Topshop’s Personal Shoppers to stock designated areas within stores with looks and products inspired by real-time trends across Facebook and Instagram during London Fashion Week, giving social communities a direct influence on retail.