Posted by: Hana Gabrielle
Just a few months ago, I switched my phone to the iPhone 4S. Verdict? Best thing that I ever did for myself. Besides how impressive the camera is, the modernity and degree of actual value the phone has in relation to other phones, the app downloads are probably the only crucial factor separating phones apart from each other, in my opinion at least. Instagram, being one of the most valuable apps for iPhones/iPads. Sorry Blackberry users, you don’t get the perks of this gadget. But maybe Facebook might help you out sooner or later. I won’t even waste my time commenting about the Facebook takeover. Though, I will admit, for Kevin Systrom and Mike Kriegar, $1 billion ain’t too shabby (see here for more details).
Instagram which receives a complete 5 star rating from its 15 million users, is an app that brilliantly shares photos in a clean, simple way where users are able to edit their photos by picking from 15 different filters to add a little bit of drama and art to their photos. Clearly, a hipster and wannabe photographer’s dream. The social aspect is there of course, where you can interact with friends and even strangers. It is similar to Twitter, though if you’re like me, where reading tweet after tweet can get boring and overwhelming – looking at pictures really require no effort except a swipe of a thumb. Can you tell I was one of those kids who would pick the book at the library with more pictures than words?
Like many instagram users, I genuinely get a kick out of looking at “artsy” photos. The enjoyment doesn’t only exist in looking at photos of your friends snapping shots of their sushi plate at a high end downtown restaurant or even their view at the basketball game. I find enjoyment in being able to follow friends and even my favourite fashion and style
I was recently reading up on my twitter feed and stumbled upon a link to ELLE Magazine’s Pop Culture section that did an article on their favourite fashion instagrammers (click the image below to direct you to the article). Though brief, the article highlighted a collection of instagram profiles like Leandra Medine (Creator of ManRepeller.com) and Hillary Kerr & Katherine Power (the founders behind WhoWhatWear.com). If you check their blogs on the regular online, you would probably get your quick fix off of their instagram account. You know what to expect already; cute shoes, cute clothes, cute this, cute that…
ELLE was right in picking the accounts that lead the fashion pack. However, I believe they are missing some contributing profiles that are synonymous for instagram fashion and style. I took screenshots from my own personal instagram of the profiles I think are worth a follow (free promo here!):
L-R: Alice + Olivia, Aritzia, Asos
L-R: Harper and Harley, Nasty Gal, Thessy & Yiota (Saboskirt)
L-R: Aimee Song, Julie Sarinana (SincerelyJules), The Coveteur
I’ll spare you the details of each profile. I reckon that you will be tempted to check one if not all these profiles based on just the thumbnails of these images. What should be an influencing factor in deciding whether to check these profiles out is that they all have interesting and inspiring perspectives on style and fashion. They all bring something creative to the table, even though they’re all using “X Pro II”, “EarlyBird” or “1977″ filters to enhance their photos. Well hey (for most instagrammers), we’re guilty of it too.
Photos were screenshots via Instagram