Friday, October 05, 2012

Internet It-Girls

Internet It-Girls

Move over Nicole Richie and the Olsen twins, fashion bloggers are among the new flock of style stars. Here we profile four of the finest.

In this time and age where the Internet reigns supreme and the blogosphere is overflowing with an endless supply of fashion blogs, there are only a handful that are truly It-worthy. Individuality and longevity is key in enticing new as well as keeping current followers loyal. Here we have handpicked four bloggers that have managed to do just that.  Each chosen for their superb sense of style, charming personal commentary and beyond enviable wardrobes, we felt it would only be selfish to keep these leading ladies a secret.

Style By Kling
Thanks to a keen eye for fashion and an enviable collection of thoughtfully assembled ensembles, blogger/editor/stylist Elin Kling proves she’s a true industry pro. The Swedish beauty that heads the magazine StyleBy is a fashion force to be reckoned with. Collaborating with H&M on an exclusive collection has placed her in a category along with names like Stella McCartney, Alber Elbaz and Donatella Versace. Much like her professional life, Kling’s approach to dressing is thoughtfully planned and perfectly executed. With a minimal and slightly androgynous aesthetic, Kling opts for classic basics with an edge. Thankfully there’s nothing minimal about the inspiration this triple-threat has to offer.

Caroline’s Mode
Caroline Blomst has created a source of street style photography that oozes inspiration. In addition to her blog Caroline’s Mode, this stylist also edits the industry favourite site Stockholm Streetstyle. Her alluring shots of her own wearable looks have admirers infatuated.  This innovative blogger claims she doesn’t read any other blogs, and we believe this, as her style stands out in a world of trend fanatics. Mixing luxury pieces with inexpensive basics, Blomst truly embodies good taste. And may we add she does a fabulous job of consistently blending fellow Scandinavian designers such as Filippa K into her effortless ensembles.  Ms. Blomst takes casual-chic to another level.

The Haute Pursuit
Creating The Haute Pursuit was a growing process that allowed Vanessa Hong to find a style all her own. This chic canuck keeps it personal when it comes to her online contributions, giving readers a peep inside her life as a self professed fashion freak. The former model and Aritzia sales associate distinguishes herself as one of the few Canadian bloggers with a serious global following. Even with a minimalist approach to dressing, the garments she acquires are anything but simple. Her striking ensembles inspired by Alexander Wang, Theyskens’ Theory and Givenchy have readers smitten.

The Man Repeller
From overalls to harem pants – she loves everything that most men hate. The Man Repeller, a tongue-in-cheek blog fashioned (no pun intended) by writer and Parsons graduate Leandra Medine, turns fashion on its head and makes the unusual cool. “If Alexa Chung and Hamish Bowles had a baby, that would be my style,” declares the self-deprecating blogger. With signature phrases such as “vive le neon” and “more is never enough”, Medine has crafted an envelope-pushing style that has attracted big brand collaborations with Rachel Roy and Barneys. Maybe her style repels men, but it sure does attract us!

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