Blog: Crossroads Style

September 5th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 10 Fashion Editors to Follow on Instagram

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.
one of the top editors Laura Brown with Jennifer Anniston

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.
One of the top editors Eva Chen taking a selfie in a mirror.

Anna Dello Russo, Editor-at-Large, Vogue Japan

Coined as the first street style star, one that put an importance of dressing for the public at the forefront, and created her digital public persona, “A.d.R.”
Top editors Anna Dello Russo in a green dress and pink hat.

Julia Sarr-Jamois, Editor-at-Large, British Vogue

Julia offers daily inspiration not only from her work in the fashion industry but also from her own personal style, which is a work of art in itself.
Editor Julia in green top and white pants looking over her shoulder.

Christine Centenera, Fashion Director, Vogue Australia

Christine is the one to follow for all the inside info from the runway, photoshoots, celebs, and exclusive events. Not to mention her chic style that we are privileged to gain insight into.
One of the top editors Christine working on a photo shoot.

Nikki Ogunnaike, Style Director, Elle.com

Nikki’s Instagram feed will quickly become a favorite with her #OOTD shots, fitness inspiration, and travel adventures. She will be your online BFF and aspirational at the same time.
One of the top editors Nikki with a street style outfit.

Aemilia Fay, Senior Fashion Editor, The Zoe Report

Aemilia has impeccable taste and expertly examples how to wear the latest trends without creating a feed that is reminiscent of a fashion snob.
Photo of Aemilia in a white top and denim.

Kat Collings, Editor-In-Chief, WhoWhatWear

Kat shares the in’s and out’s of the fashion world and teeters on the edge of trendy and classic.
Photo of Kat sitting on a couch in a suit.

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.
Photo of Naomi holding flowers in a suit with multiple patterns.

Rajni Jacques, Fashion Director, Conde Nast / Allure

Rajni aspires to inspire. She shares intimate moments with her family as well as her chic style that will inspire you to think outside of your comfort zone.
Street style photo of Rajni in a blazer and white top.

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August 22nd, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 7 Celebrities That Thrift and Shop Recycled Fashion

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

Photo of Alicia Silverstone in thrift items.
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

Photo of Sarah Jessica Parker in mirror photo with thrift pieces.
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

Photo of Shailene Woodley at the beach in a yellow thrift dress.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.”

Anne Hathaway

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

Kristen Bell in selfie wearing a thrift sweater.
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

Photo of Helen Mirren in a doorway wearing a patterned dress.
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

Winona Ryder in a retro photo of thrift style.
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?”

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July 26th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 7 Reasons You Should Be Following January Jones

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

January is a constant source of style inspiration for me. I love her use of bold vibrant color and print.
January Jones in a purple dress.

She’s Not Afraid to Make Fun of Herself

She never takes herself too seriously and it’s honestly refreshing.
January Jones in a costume apron.

She is Unabashedly Self-Aware

She seems to know just how ridiculous the life of a celebrity is and embraces the absurdity of it all.
Photo of January being surrounded by cameras.

She Knows the True Meaning of #TBT

January is not afraid to show her true essence in her throwback Thursday photos.
Photo of January Jones as a child.

Her Captions are on Point

I never knew how funny January was until I began following her on Instagram!
Photo of January's captions of Instagram.

She Speaks Up

She uses her public persona and reach to speak out about political issues.
Photo of January speaking out on social media.

She is Coming to a TV Near You

She has not one upcoming, but TWO, Netflix series! “The Politician” coming in September and “Spinning Out,” which is still TBD.
Photo of January in front of a promotional poster,

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July 11th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Celebrity Vacation Style to Inspire Your Summer Getaway

‘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

It’s no surprise that our favorite lifestyle guru, Gwyneth Paltrow, makes a simple, breezy shirt dress look so chic during her summer vacation.
Actress wearing shirt dress outside on vacation.

Versatile Two-Piece Set

Beyonce has perfected a day to night look, from the yacht to dinner, in a two-piece maxi set.
Musician wearing two-piece pink set in water on vacation.

European Chic

Fashion Icon, Jennifer Lopez, works hard and plays hard! She dons the chicest dress on her Italian vacation.
Celebrity couple wearing white on European steps.

Vibrant Sundress

Take Julianne Hough’s lead and pack a cheerful sundress that you can dress up or wear casually.
Woman wearing vibrant sundress on vacation.

A Slip Dress for Any Occasion

Ashley Graham knows that a slip dress can work for any occasion!
Woman walking through sand in a slip dress.

Color Coordinated Couple

Our favorite newlyweds, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, color coordinate for date night during their Italian getaway.
Couple wearing matching outfits against a wall on vacation.

Ultimate Comfort

Chrissy Teigen shows us how to properly spend a vacation in luxurious comfort.
Celebrity wearing comfortable black piece.

Sultry Summer

No summer vacation is complete a bathing suit that makes you feel like a Goddess, like this stunner Gian Rodriguiz brought on her getaway.
Woman getting out of the pool in swimwear,

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June 20th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile Style Spotlight: How Billy Porter Transcends Fashion Norms

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.

NYFW Details

Billy proves the importance of accessorizing at the THE BLONDS fashion show at this year’s NYFW.
Billy Porter in pearls and accessories.

Business on the Top, Party on the Bottom

Billy attended the 2019 Academy Awards in a custom made Christian Siriano gown with somewhat of a duel look: a traditional tuxedo on top and a full gown on the bottom.
Billy Porter and guest in tuxedo.

Vibrantly Bold at the Tony Awards

Billy Porter shut down the 2019 Tony Awards in a vibrant custom Orel Brodt design.
Billy wearing a red suit with ruffle train at the back.

Bold Hues for a Bold Man

Billy shows off his love of color in this David Hart orange suit.
Billy wearing a coral suit.

Going for Gold at the Met Gala

And lest we forget this absolute stunner at the 2019 Met Gala.

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