1.Kate Hannah: The Rainbow Child
Author of ‘An Artful Life’, Kate Hannah sees the world through an abundance of colour, thus me giving the nickname of ‘The Rainbow Child’. Self described as a ‘walking rainbow’ , Kate’s aversion to dark hues and obsession with her rainbow mane gives me life everytime I click on her feed. Whether you have had a bad day or need an injection of colour into your dull lives, Kate Hannah will be there to make you feel more colourful once again. Having blogged since 2011 at the age of 18, Kate has since curated a lust-worthy rainbow feed that has splashed colour into every inch of the world. In times of political travail and uncertainty, colour is the new vitamin D.
2.Lumiwau: The Designer
I remember clicking on Lumi’s feed for the first time and encountering a secret word of artistic possibilities where donuts strolled across pastel back drops and retro rainbow pins danced across her feed. It was a wondrous thing of beauty and I haven’t stopped being obsessed since. Partially, it is not just Lumi’s aesthetic that has my heart a’flutter but her unresounding philosophy on fashion and accessories that are made to last. A sustainable designer, Lumi believes that ‘slow fashion’ is made to last and is ultimately better for both your wardrobe and the environment. Because we live in a throwaway culture, having a designer refuse to meet the demands of the mechanized fashion trade is frankly quite refreshing and a philosophy I have spoken about in New Chic & Should Retailers Boycott Primark.
Although I do buy from fast fashion retailers I do feel that it is important to support the little guys and what better way than making purchases that will last a lifetime?
3. Justauniform: The Street Art Fanatic
Despite what people may think I am not the only fashion blogger to employ a strict ‘street art only aesthetic’. My dear colourful pal Siobhan was someone who I met at a blogging event in my early days and now runs an IG group for all us colourful mavens. After quitting her full time job Siobhan decided to take the plunge and begin blogging and has now forayed into the magical realm of vlogging. Frank, honest and with an Instagram feed to die for this gal can do no wrong. And no I am not just saying that because I am her friend 😉
Specializing in a similar rainbow aesthetic to Kate Hannah, Justauniform is best suited to those who dare to wear fashion as art. In other words wearable art is a common staple in Siobhan’s feed and whether that is through a headshot of her everchanging hair colour or a bag magically placed against a rainbow wall, there is no such thing as boredom in this magical rainbow land.
4. A Fashion Nerd: The Retro Gal
Want a feed that is entrenched in 60’s mod culture, colour and model worthy poses? Then A Fashion Nerd is the girl with just the right amount of vintage to tickle your fancy. What’s more Amy is not just your average blogger and can also count marketing, girl boss and design to her ever-expanding portfolio. As CEO of Fashion Tap, Amy has quite literally tapped into a new phase of digital media curation and has utilized her app to help us instagrammers make money from our Instagram feed.
What’s more as an avid lover of sixties fashion, just looking at Amy’s headshots, often featuring sixties eyewear and apparel gives me life!
5. Zoey ( Cherry And Mint): The Fashion Illustrator
When I first stumbled upon Zoey’s graphic feed my heart skipped a beat because she is so freaking talented. As someone who lives half of her life in a fantasy world and half of it in the real world, seeing such an avante garde selection of ideas, illustrated as prints is frankly quite remarkable. From sushi to space, Cherry and Mint is a brand that knows no limits and is not afraid to challenge fashion boundaries.
What began as an art blog developed into the medium for surface design, leading this small town girl from Cyprus to collaborate with her husband to curate Cherry and Mint. Home to both accessories and clothing I have had my eye on a few select pieces since following her feed. Safe to say I might be broke but when I have money I know what my first purchase will be…
6. Anna Rose Lilly: Queen of Colour
It was when I was absentmindedly scrolling through colour orientated hashtags that I found the Instagram account I had been waiting for my whole life (and not just because we share the same first name). Full of an abundance of colour, Anna’s style is best described as Catwalk Queen meets colour. In other words her style borders on avante garde with her own personal (colourful touch) and although our personal styles are completely different, I love how Anna pulls off crazy outfits yet still retains the colourful aesthetic that I so aspire towards. Plus she has the best taste in bags I swear; from a bag inspired by the world to a sparkly pizza slice, I can’t wait to meet this colourful blogger in person, as she is awesome!
7. How To Be Fancy: The Youtuber
Oklahoma is the land from which this lipstick hoarding cat lady aka Heather resides from and her style is equally as flamboyant. Self described as an introvert with an extroverts style, How To Be Fancy shows that through fashion you can be free to express yourself without fear of backlash. Unafraid to be colourful, this Youtuber/ Blogger first gleaned fashion inspiration from ‘reading’ ( are we soul sisters or what?), where BSC’s Claudia was her style icon in 4th grade. And if you don’t know who that is shame on you!
As someone who loves cats, Heather tells us that she has two fat kitties who love to destroy the house but still manage to be freaking adorable when they do it. To be honest destructive or not these furballs certainly have my seal of approval. But enough about kitties, having blogged since 2010 and vlogged since 2011, Heather created How To Be Fancy as an extension of her 2008 Etsy shop and has grown in talent since.
8. Sophlog: The Content Strategist
Obsessed with all things sugar and spice, then Sophlog’s Instagram account is the feed for you. As a fun loving Libra and part time mermaid ( me duh) , Sophlog’s account is best described as a unicorn’s paradise with casual shots of sparkle, glitter and the occasional cheeky flamingo float or two. Sigh…
Sophie is an expert in ‘social media strategy’ and has helped many brands grow in following as well as sprinkling a dose of much needed glitter into their lives. With a degree in communication management Sophie spends her time taking photos of kick ass murals, hosting pool parties and obsessing over candy coloured houses. In fact Sophie loves pastel houses so much that she created the hashtag #happyhousedreams to sate her interior wanderlust.
9. Jennifer Lake: The Award Winning Style Blogger
Amassing a cult following of over 109 K followers on Instagram, Jennifer has been named the ‘Best Dressed in Chicago’ as well as being featured in Popsugar, Refinery 29 and more. Despite all the awards under her belt Jennifer remains grounded and will happily start a conversation with all 109 K of her followers because she is still the same Jenny from the block. With a style that bears comparison to Atlantic Pacific with the addition of colourful Sophlog-esque murals, the combination of art and style is a rather pleasing sight to the naked eye.
10. Aww Sam: The Stylist
Donut Aficionado, Industrial Designer and Stylist, Sam Ushiro believes that everyday is a ‘party day’. Obsessed with scouting the best donuts around and watching French films on Netflix, Sam has been featured on Buzzfeed and worked with brands like Dunkin Donuts to spread her ‘merry making attitude’ across the world. After all a world without colour would be a very boring world indeed…
What makes Sam such an inspiring account to follow is that she has only been blogging for two years and has already achieved so much in such a short amount of time. Plus I am down for anyone who states that their spirit animal is a mother freaking unicorn and who dosen’t love unicorns? I might be a part time mermaid but there is always space for a unicorn in my fantastical make believe abode!
What Is Your Favourite Colourful Instagram Feed?