@Vogue, @refinery29, and @DailyFrontRow are just a few of our go-to tweeps for the best fashion news, gossip, and trends. But sometimes we appreciate an independent voice, one fused with unique personality. Spice up your twitter feeds with the following must-read fashion tweeps who might not be quite as obvious—but bring an extra dose of style, inspiration, and most importantly, comic relief. Happy tweeting!
Who: Leandra Medine a.k.a. The Man Repeller
Tweet her: @ManRepeller
Why: A self-titled “man repeller," Medine recognizes that great style isn’t always appealing to the opposite sex. More accurately, as we think further outside the box with our favorite trends, chances for romance grow slim. Witty, gritty, and uncensored; follow The Man Repeller for her unparalleled style, musings (turtleneck bathing suit?), and updates on collaborations and events.
Latest tweet: “The official outfitting method of the 90s, back in the 10's. http://bit.ly/IsVyBK”
Who: Oscar de la Renta In-House PR Girl
Tweet her: @OscarPRGirl
Why: If it isn’t obvious, we’re following Oscar PR Girl for all the inside scoop from behind the scenes of legendary fashion house, Oscar de la Renta. Tweeting on location from campaign shoots, designs from the archives, and the occasional sketch by the man himself the inspiration is endless. Oscar PR Girl gets personal too as she tweets replies to her acquaintances, quips about her own style, and observes a “day in the life”.
Latest tweet: “ultimately the conversation always shifts to fifty shades of grey”
Who: Elizabeth Holmes
Tweet her: @EHolmesWSJ
Why: The Wall Street Journal Magazine is a fabulously sophisticated platform featuring the most en vogue industry players in the worlds of fashion, business, design, culture, culinary, and travel. Elizabeth Holmes, WSJ Mag’s fashion features reporter is not only an authority on our favorite industry, but tweets updates from hot NYC parties, fashion related entertainment news, and things she finds inspiring.
Latest tweet: “The menu at the @magnumicecream mini party. Note the salad course directly before dessert. #patience http://instagr.am/p/JSZjWwLKRU/”
Who: Jim Shi
Tweet him: @jimshi809
Why: Freelance fashion journalist Jim Shi has been named on various “Top 10 Twitter” lists as a feed to follow for an insider view on New York Fashion Week. But trust us, Shi’s photo-filled timeline is not to be missed no matter the season as he attends galas and parties, tweets breaking industry news, and covets retail obsessions. Scroll through his ‘@ mentions’ for whole other roster of tweeps you should know.
Latest tweet: “Dear Mr. Simons, I hope you had a productive first day on the job at Dior. Looking forward to seeing your designs in July. Yours, Jim.”
Who: Mr. Newton
Tweet him: @misternewton
Why: The multi-hyphenated Mr. Newton (photographer-producer-DJ-jetsetter) is best know for his eye for street style found internationally from bustling New York avenues to posh London lanes. Read: tons of twitpics! Mr. Newton’s tweets also boast his quirky personality and quick sense of humor, which make for entertaining bursts of 140 characters of less and read as if you were catching all the punch lines of playful inside jokes.
Latest tweet: “@Jxxsy
- if you're ever worried again about blatant sexiness, please get in touch with me. I will calm and reassure you. :)”