Oooh. That blog post title sounds a little too Silence of the Lambs, doesn’t it? But it’s a skin that fits. Okay, enough of the murder-y puns. Let’s get to it. Instagram has pretty much influenced everything I’ve put on my body. And then backed up by huge drives down the blog roll rabbit hole. Power of social media, right? But seriously, I can trace the inspiration to the handle. Haircut (@streicherhair), romper (@denisebovee), face (@glossier), sandals (@courtneyadamo). All somehow screenshot (even from Instastories) followed by an attempt at imitation. That’s how trends happen, n’est pas?
So I thought I’d share some faves. These ladies and brands are definitely not your typical unreachable fashion blogger that’s sponsored by Céline and has a million followers that probably originated from a click farm in India. These guys are all homegrown. They’re also professionals. What they wear is accessible. And they come from every corner of the world, so you get a glimpse of what’s going on over there.
@streicherhair, aka Ashley Streicher of the STRIIIKE salon in LA, is the source of my romper fixation. (I’ve got 10 now). She also has the best hair (and makes the best hair), the funnest life as a sought after hair stylist and it’s a family business. Aspirational envy? Yes.
@leevosburgh (aka StyleBee) is a homechick from my side of the border! She’s also an incredibly talented designer and pusher of responsible fashion. I dig all of that. She’s really into the capsule wardrobe so every single one of her posts reflects that. Also, that wardrobe!
@samishome…another Canuck, but Samantha Wong is based in our shared homeland of Hong Kong. She’s a prop stylist (so check out those flatlays!), but the clothes she wears shows the same due diligence. Also, you get to see all the cool things and delicious eats that the tiny special administrative region with the divisive politics is all about.
@sikimsuseni hails from South Africa. She’s also still in school while working as a stylist and thrift lover who really shows off what’s going on in fashion in Capetown. The combination of the prep and the pattern is my fave. But she does dabble in the minimal while showing off her city pride.