As much as social media makes me nuts, and it does–it can make a grown person feel bad for so many dumb reasons that should only matter when you’re in high school, there are moments, and women who post, who make me laugh, make me think, motivate and inspire me.
I am going to leave a lot of women out of this post, because it will just get too long. I apologize in advance. Here, a short list:
Tracee Ellis Ross: For her ability to marry being real and being glamorous, her unabashed honesty, and her commitment to values.
Samira Nasr: A long-time editor and currently the Executive Fashion Director of Vanity Fair. For her keen aesthetic eye, and like Tracee, her willingness to speak out on the values that matter most to her.
Suzanne Koller: Long time French fashion editor and co-founder Self Service Magazine–her unerring eye, her morning posts from runs in the Luxembourg Gardens, basically everything.
Laura Ferrara: Stylist whom I’ve known for 2o years and also the better half of Westwind Orchard. I know how much sweat equity she and her husband Fabio put into their little farm, which has become a weekend destination for so many New Yorkers.
Maxime Poiblanc: A French stylist who finds beauty in details.
Claire Thomson-Jonville: French editor/brand consultant. I am a fan of her tomboy/sexy French style though she rarely posts about herself.
Romy Glow: Makeup artist Romy Soleimani works with magazines and women like Tracee Ellis Ross and Christy Turlington. She is super pro-women, which of course I love.
Barbara Martelo: Spanish fashion consultant. Her clean + classic day uniform, and enviable stash of Manolos, are the wardrobe I wish I had.
Jennifer Smith: An old friend from Lucky mag, this stylist has an elevated, artistic view of fashion and the female form that makes me think.
Pan and the Dream: A magazine, fashion and art by a French woman I have come to know (she doesn’t include her name anywhere so I don’t feel at liberty to share) with a poetic vision.
Sculpting-in-Time: Jennifer Park, a designer at Maryam Nasser Zadeh, uses this Instagram account to post research archives, mostly of old Vogue images from the 70s. Anything with lots of Elsa Peretti and I’m hooked.