We all know by now that Instagram is a hub for fashion inspiration and where it typically seems that influencers are setting trends and curating style patterns and behaviors for future seasons. But have you ever thought about all the people behind the scenes? It is a fashion editor’s sole job to forecast trends, consumer patterns, and buying behavior for future seasons, whether it is reviewing the shows during fashion week or choosing which influencers to use to put a face to a brand, product or trend movement. The following are 10 total boss babe fashion editors that you should be following on Instagram if you’re not already to stay ahead of the style game.
Laura Brown, Editor-In-Chief, InStyle Magazine
Laura Brown is the Editor-in-Chief for InStyle Magazine and a total boss babe. She shares everything from behind the scenes of interviews & photoshoots, to intimate red carpet moments, and has a talent of getting all of your favorite celebs to show their human sides.
Eva Chen, Director of Fashion Partnerships, Instagram
Formally an Editor at Elle and Editor-In-Chief at Lucky Magazine, Eva Chen made the jump to Instagram in 2015 where she works closely with designers, influencers, stylists, models and the best of the best in the industry.
Anna Dello Russo, Editor-at-Large, Vogue Japan
Julia Sarr-Jamois, Editor-at-Large, British Vogue
Christine Centenera, Fashion Director, Vogue Australia
Nikki Ogunnaike, Style Director, Elle.com
Aemilia Fay, Senior Fashion Editor, The Zoe Report
Kat Collings, Editor-In-Chief, WhoWhatWear
Naomi Elizee, Associate Market Editor, Vogue Magazine
The Associate Market Editor for Vogue and host of the podcast, So What Do You Do Again? , Naomi radiates style, confidence, and grace all with an aura of warmth.
Rajni Jacques, Fashion Director, Conde Nast / Allure
Stars – They’re just like us! It’s no secret that shopping recycled fashion has many benefits and some of our favorite stylish celebrities have not been shy about sharing their love of shopping recycled fashion. Some cite environmental sustainability as their reason and some love the hunt and thrill of finding unique pieces that they can wear everywhere from on set to the red carpet.
See what some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry have to say about shopping recycled fashion!
Alicia Silverstone often shows off her favorite second-hand finds on her Instagram, “An average American throws away 80 pounds of clothing every year! Our landfills are filled with billions of pounds of textile waste. Buying second hand is always my go-to, it’s economical, chic, and much better for mama earth.” She told InStyle Magazine, “… you’re not encouraging excessive production or manufacturing,” calling out Crossroads Trading as one of her favorite places to shop. “I know I’m going to walk out of there with an entirely new wardrobe that I can feel really good about because I don’t have to feel guilty about where it came from—I’m re purposing it. For me, that’s my most important style choice, and that’s why most of what I wear is used.”
Sarah Jessica Parker
SPJ is a certifiable fashion icon and she still finds the time to shop second hand, not only for her and her children’s closets but for her wardrobe on sets. SPJ began shopping secondhand young, “I was like, ‘How can I do that? How can I afford to do that? What’s my version of that?’ Honestly, thrift stores played such a huge part in my life before Sex and the City,” she explains to People. On her latest show, HBO’s “Divorce”, Sarah Jessica Parker has shared that many of her character’s outfits are found at thrift stores in New York and then tailored to fit.
Shailene Woodley has long been known to be environmentally and socially conscious, so her commitment to shopping second hand is no surprise. “I exclusively buy used clothes [except for work],” she says in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m going to be a citizen of this planet, and I’m going to do my responsibility and live in stride with nature instead of constantly fighting against her.”
In 2017, Anne Hathaway committed to only wearing secondhand and sustainable vintage pieces for her promo tour for the movie ‘Colossal’, like the $15 flea market dress she wore on ‘Good Morning America.” If you didn’t love her before, her commitment to showcasing secondhand clothing on national TV and red carpet appearances AND talking about it all while her stylist, Penny Lovell, documented the looks on Instagram, should make you fall for her.
Kristen Bell is a girl that loves a bargain! Bell gives credit to her humble upbringing for her thrifty nature and she not only practices it with her own spending habits, but she has passed the trait onto her two children. “I buy a ton of their clothes secondhand,” Bell tells InStyle, noting that she was pleasantly surprised when her daughter was more than excited to buy clothes and toys secondhand during a recent trip to Goodwill.
Helen Mirren has admitted that when she travels to cold climates, she doesn’t pack anything of her own. Her first stop is a secondhand store to stock up on clothing for the trip. Talking to Express UK she has said, “I love a good charity shop, especially when I’m traveling. When I’m going to cold places, I take nothing – just underwear. On my way from the airport, I ask the driver to take me to a good charity shop, and I buy boots, socks, trousers, jumpers, sweaters, hats and scarves… On the way back to the airport, I have it all in a big bag and drop it off at another charity shop.”
Winona Ryder has made a comeback in recent years with ‘Stranger Things’, but that doesn’t stop the star from shopping secondhand and wearing her favorite pieces multiple times. She told Red Magazine, “Most of my wardrobe is vintage and I’ve worn dresses to the Oscars that I got for $10. At Sean Penn’s last Haiti gala I wore this vintage dress that I’d worn to a film premiere in 2005. I know that’s kind of a no-no in the fashion world, but why wear something just once if you love it?”
January Jones has always been a bit low on my radar. I wasn’t a huge Mad Men fan and didn’t really know her from much else. That is, until ‘Last Man on Earth’; I loved seeing her in a comedic role and it finally led me to her Instagram. And this is where I fell in love with her! Her style, sense of humor and all-around engagement made her extremely relatable. Check out 7 reasons why you should be following January Jones on Instagram!
Her Style Game is Strong
She’s Not Afraid to Make Fun of Herself
She is Unabashedly Self-Aware
She Knows the True Meaning of #TBT
Her Captions are on Point
She Speaks Up
She is Coming to a TV Near You
‘Tis the season of vacations! Whether you’re road tripping for the weekend or jetting across the globe for a long sabbatical from everyday life, summertime is the perfect time for a getaway from your typical routine. One of the biggest stressors when planning a vacation? “What am I going to pack?” Cue panic and a full-on closet clean out. Not to worry! Thanks to Instagram, our favorite stylish celebrities have graced us with the vacation style inspo we need to pack properly no matter where we are going!
A Simple Shirt Dress
Versatile Two-Piece Set
A Slip Dress for Any Occasion
Color Coordinated Couple
Billy Porter, the Tony award-winning actor and star of FX series ‘Pose’, has proven himself a fashion maven and has broken through stereotypes, gender and fashion norms with his sense of grandiose fashion, on and off the red carpet. Porter told Vogue earlier this year, “I grew up loving fashion, but there was a limit to the ways in which I could express myself.” Eventually, Porter grew into his own and began feeling comfortable expressing himself. “My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up. To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean? … I had the courage to push the status quo. I believe men on the red carpet would love to play more.”
And play, he does. Porter’s unapologetic fashion statements have transcended fashion norms and gender stereotypes, and it’s about time that men begin to have the courage to express themselves in a true light such as Porter. Take a look at 5 of my favorite show-stopping looks from Billy Porter this year and be sure to follow him on Instagram for endless inspiration.
Business on the Top, Party on the Bottom
Vibrantly Bold at the Tony Awards
Bold Hues for a Bold Man
Going for Gold at the Met Gala
And lest we forget this absolute stunner at the 2019 Met Gala.