If working in the fashion industry has always been your goal, getting there can sometimes feel dauntingly far away. But have no fear: Being part of “the industry” is easier and more accessible than ever before. Why? The Internet has transformed the way you interact with fashion’s elite, and even provides a savvy way to practice being an insider on your own.
Thanks to stellar Instagram and Twitter accounts, innovative shopping sites, and top-notch street style publications (ahem, like yours truly!), you can get closer to the everyday lives of insiders and start to pave your own way to your future career in fashion.
Keep scrolling to find out how you can become a fashion insider in no time!
The founder of Net-A-Porter, Natalie Massanet’s Instagram profile captures the essence of what it means to be a true fashion insider: awesome editorial posts, of-the-minute updates, and a look at her personal life.
Caroline De Maigret
Cool girl Caroline De Maigret is at the top of our list of Parisian muses. Follow her for outfit inspiration, a fair share of giggles, and an inside look at the Parisian fashion scene.
Erika Bearman, Oscar PR Girl
The About Me section reads: “PR girl for Oscar de la Renta, reporting from inside one of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses,” and Erika Bearman does just that. The late de la Renta’s creations come to life in this Instagram account, which truly offers an insider’s view of the legendary fashion house.
Angela Fink is an L.A.-based stylist and editor with an account to lust over. Follow her to keep up with trends and must-have items.
Another cool insider to follow, Sewell’s Instagram account can give you access to what life feels like as a fashion consultant and creative director. Be prepared for total FOMO.
Lauren Santo Domingo
Lauren Santo Domingo is the epitome of chic. Thanks to her Instagram, we’re able to keep up with the latest events, fashion trends, and It-destinations.
One of our favourite stores just got a whole lot more interactive. Brianna Lance, creative-at-large for Reformation, posts inspirational images of events, her daily endeavours, and quirky fashion trends that go against the grain.
Maybe your career aspiration is to be a stylist. Whether or not you pursue this route, follow celeb stylist Cher Coulter for a stripped-down perspective on what her life as a stylist is like.
Amy Astley is the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue. Need we say more?
Russian beauty Miroslava Duma is a household name among fashion insiders, and is on her way to becoming a bona fide fashion icon. Follow Duma to stay in the loop with one of the industry’s most exclusive insiders.
Giovanna Battaglia seems like a girl we would totally hang out with. Following her will give you a first-hand virtual experience of what it’s like to be a power player in editorial work, street style, and setting trends. In our yearbook, she would win Best All-Around.
Anna Dello Russo
We all know who Russo is: Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large who serves as a contrast to conservative fashion insiders. Follow Russo for a colourful look at life as an editor, but to also take away serious tips on how editorial work is done.
Chen is one of the industry’s most accessible editors, despite her lofty title as Lucky’s editor-in-chief. She’s active on social media, loves interacting with her followers, and responds to as many comments as possible—so take a chance and ask her a question!
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