Who to follow on Instagram this Fashion Week
There are lots of fun ways to experience Fashion Week, but certain parts of the festival are off-limits to even the savviest show-goers. Thankfully, a select set of insiders (including stylists, editors and photographers) regularly update their Instagram feeds with behind-the-scenes intel. Here, eight industry experts to follow this Fashion Week.
Kiera Yasmeen took home last season’s Best Model award at Fashion’s annual awards bash. She’ll be walking in shows like Mikael D and Stephan Caras, so her feed should be full of sequins, skin and voluminous ballgowns (plus a few of her fun, goofy selfies).
My game face is ON or R.B.F as I’ve been prepping to key 35 shows for next week for @maybellinecan @wmcfashionweek So. Much. To. Do. Where’s the PAUSE button? At least I’m having a good hair day. Thanks for letting me vent. Wish me luck? We got this. @stylepilgrim @jorge_joao @labelleclaudia @intl_peach #currentmood #twitchyeye #makeupartist #lifeofamakeupartist #makeithappenA photo posted by GRACELEEBEAUTY (@graceleebeauty) on
THE MAKEUP ARTIST
Grace Lee has perfected the faces of Gigi Hadid, Eva Longoria and Drake. This season, she’ll be beautifying models backstage with Maybelline New York. Prepare to peruse lots of flawless cat-eyes and perfectly sculpted brows.
Justine Iaboni is a fixture at Fashion Week, and a regular street style star. If past seasons are anything to go by, she’ll be sharing a week’s worth of ridiculously perfect outfits (complete with her signature accessory: oversized shades).
Ready, set, go. #rockitWMCFW #ladyboss #fur #leather #fashionweek #WMCFW #nofilterA photo posted by debra sadowski (@rockitdeb) on
THE PR FORCE
Rock-It Promotions handles almost everything Fashion Week–related. Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski, the firm’s founder, is known for posting lots of front row photos, #GirlBoss selfies and shots of her cute kids.
Talia Brown’s job includes personal shopping and styling fashion shoots for magazines. This week, she’ll be attending the shows, hanging out backstage with ethical designer Laura Siegel and showing off her impeccable personal style in Canadian designers like Sentaler and Ela. Follow her for some (free-of-charge) outfit inspiration.
All Hands on Deck! Quick show to show transition for @devon.owens @chantalenadeau @plutinomodels #backstage #bts #behindthescenes #makeup #fashion @wmcfashionweek @rudsak #wmcfwA photo posted by Jeffrey Chan (@jeffreytkchan) on
Toronto fashion photographer Jeffrey Chan—whose sultry model shots are regularly featured in international editions of Glamour magazine—will be shooting backstage on Tuesday and Thursday. Check his feed for up-close peeks at all the behind-the-scenes chaos.
Bernadette Morra, editor-in-chief of Fashion magazine, regularly posts candid party shots of celebs like Karl Lagerfeld and Amber Heard. This week, she’ll be Instagramming from the front row of all the biggest shows.
Manicures in the crouched-high-heeled position. Backstage at @wes_gordon #fbf #essienyfw
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THE NAIL QUEEN
Rita Remark is the lead nail artist for Essie, and her work has been featured in Flare and the Globe. She’ll be backstage for fun shows like Hayley Elsaesser and Mackage, doling out manicures and creating graphic nail art looks (we love this one she designed for Misty Fox).