In a cyber world full of mind-boggling, beautiful,bizarre images, it can be tough to find the true treasures. On a daily basis we are using Instagram as a way to research a cornucopia of things. We like to see what designers are working on and who they’re working with. We creep on models to see where they’ve walked and who they’re shooting for. We discover photographers, stylists, artists and – if we’re lucky – even friends. After many vigourous hours spent endlessly scrolling through nauseating selfies, we’ve managed to compile our five most outspoken and motivating accounts.
@omndi – New York womenswear label Recho Omondis Instagram feed is a moodboard of inspirational images that the designer uses to capture the essence of her collection. The colour palettes and researched image selection let’s you truly grasp the imagination of what kind of projects and works Omondi has brewing up.
@ppennylane – For the most obscure and amazingly out-dated images, we thumbed through the everlasting pages of @ppennylane. Started by Australian student Ruken Elif, the visual scrapbook holds interior design porn, vintage runway shots we wish we could have seen in real life, and hairstyles that we’re not sure if we’d want to make a comeback, but enjoy seeing anyway.
@theaestheticmediator – We’re always and forever on the hunt to find the most bizarre and freakish mood photos. Our cyber pals @c0nspicu0, @ohmyerotica and @monikatatalovic are great, but nothing compares to the optical illusions and strange symbolism at @theaestheticmediator.
@the_corner_store – Could this be perhaps the most well curated online look book? It may be a bold statement, but seriously: have you visited @thecornerstore? Every miniscule detail is thought out – from the backdrops to the ever-changing exquisite model choice, to the styling and old film stills that slide completely in place. It’s such an influential moodboard for fellow Instagrammers. With the hashtags to follow, ladies all over the globe are sharing a taste of the store just on the corner.
@vfiles – The well-renowned New York concept store V Files is an absolute must to check out when visiting the Big Apple. The shop has everything from the high-end designers that we know and love – it’s the place to buy crisp pieces from Ashish, Xander Zhou, Cottweiler and home brand V Files itself. In addition to being a badass place to spend some serious cash, V Files shares a booming Instagram page, featuring nostalgic photos of our favorite celebrity fashion moments, videos of the shop itself and out-of-this-world styling ideas. Fun!
Header and Text: Olive Duran