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Milan-based style blogger Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, snapped during fashion week.
They come from all walks of stylish living from around the globe, and are as much a part of the fashion world that they document in their super successful style blogs—from both the front rows at fashion week and outside the tents with their cameras. But who’s reigning in the world of fashion bloggers? We scoured the web for the hottest style blogs—based out of Toronto to London and beyond—and why you need to know them right now.
Top fashion blog: The Coveteur
The bloggers: Erin Kleinberg and Stephanie Mark
Why we love it: Toronto-based founders Kleinberg and Mark, along with photographer Jake Rosenberg, have taken the concept of playing dress-up with the closets and wardrobes of the luxe and fabulous to a sophisticated new realm—and even made a verb out this type of sartorial voyeurism. Being “Coveteur’d” means that the duo has carte blanche to enter the homes of stylish celebs and fashion personalities (from Hugh Hefner to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, of late) and stage whimsical photo shoots with the haute goods.
Top fashion blog: Buro 24/7
The blogger: Miroslava Duma
Why we love it: The former Russian Harper's Bazaar editor and current freelance writer is a Fashion Month street style star extraordinaire. Apart from running her fashion news website out of Moscow, Duma is a member of her country’s elite style pack known fondly among the fashion set as the “Russian mafia”.
Top fashion blog: Style Bubble
The blogger: Susanna Lau, a.k.a. Susie Bubble
Why we love it: The whimsical approach to style coverage by the London-based writer and editor makes us want to reside among her colourful, Commes des Garçons-laden fashion bubble. After Bubble tweeted “So, so pumped for #LFW!!!! Bring on five sleepless nights” during London Fashion Week, we couldn’t resist illustrating the playful blogger in our Spring/Summer 2013 trend report.
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The blogger: Leandra Medine
Why we love it: The resident Upper East Sider endlessly charms us with posts and outfits that always reinforce her simple, yet oh-so-poignant concept: high fashion scares men. But she’s made a lucrative business with her man-repelling style (think harem pants, shoulder pads, full-length jumpsuits, and clogs), including partnerships with Ferragamo and Rebecca Minkoff, and inspiring the release of her book, Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.
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Top fashion blog: The Blonde Salad
The blogger: Chiara Ferragni
Why we love it: The life of the Italian fashion blogger, law student and shoe designer is a mixed salad of style—and that doesn’t include her impeccable eye for mixing high and low pieces (and you can see it all on her Instagram account, where she has 1.9 million followers). The savvy Milan-based Ferragni recently collaborated with Steve Madden to release a limited-edition The Blonde Salad x Steve Madden capsule collection for Spring 2014.
Top fashion blog: Garancedore.com
The blogger: Garance Doré
Why we love it: The French fashion writer, illustrator and photographer became one of the early seminal forces in the style blogosphere since launching her eponymous site in 2006. Her minimalist, sleek aesthetic translates into illustrations and snaps of the style set during fashion week—but her playful pairings and signature penmanship scrawled onto photos of the latest looks sets her apart from the rest of the street style pack.
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Top fashion blog: Song of Style
The blogger: Aimee Song
Why we love it: Good style is good style and if you’re living in it with the clothes you wear, chances are that you naturally live among it, too: Song’s knack for pairing quirkily colourful outfits is matched by her eye for home décor (she’s an interior designer by trade). Song launched her blog in 2008 out of Los Angeles while studying interior architecture, and now forever the two are inextricably linked.
Top fashion blog: Jak & Jil
The blogger: Tommy Ton
Why we love it: A favourite of street style celeb (and Vogue Japan’s editor at large) Anna Dello Russo and Carine Roitfeld, Toronto darling fashion blogger Tommy Ton scours the tents during Fashion Month, uploading photos to his personal blog as well as snaps for GQ.com and Style.com.
Top fashion blog: Cupcakes & Cashmere
The blogger: Emily Schuman
Why we love it: Since 2008, the L.A.-based blogger has curated a dainty, pastel-hued guide to upgraded living— from DIY beauty tutorials to how to make the perfect pain au chocolat. Her coffee-table book, Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining your Style, Reinventing your Space and Entertaining with Ease was released in 2012.
Top fashion blog: Bryanboy.com
The blogger: Bryan Grey Yambao
Why we love it: The Philippines-born street style fashion photographer started out snapping photos of himself in designer womenswear before landing front row tickets at fashion week (and turning the lens on the well-heeled seated among him). But why stop there when you can venture into all manner of high fashion living? Last year, Bryanboy launched a line of fur accessories with New York designer Adrienne Landau.
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