If you’re like me (
http://www.twitter.com/catmargulis) and your pile of must-read fashion magazines has risen taller than the height of your wardrobe (I have a baby, what’s your excuse?), you might seek solace in the bite-sized insider scoops provided by the stylistas of Twitterville. That is, until you discover how many of them there are and what you’ve been missing. For in the short lifespan of the latest social media tool, droves of designers, stylists, shop keepers and fashion bloggers have immigrated to the land of Twitter to tout their newest gems or dish on their latest must-haves. They do it with up-to-the-minute shout-outs (or tweets) to their followers (Twitter’s Facebook equivalent of “friends”), and if you’re not one of them, you risk missing out on the latest It bag, store opening, deals and backstage gossip. So here are our picks for the top style twitterers you should be checking out. Welcome to Twitter, runway-style.
The eccentric designer behind everyone’s favourite label doesn’t tweet often, but when he does, it offers insight into the man behind the genius. Sample tweet: “I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes — it’s about all kinds of change.”
Our guess is that the Canadian fashion darling and FashionTelevision host must be enjoying her summer with a little time-out, since her last tweet was in July. So we’re eagerly awaiting her return and fashion show scoops. Sample tweet: “Gaultier’s backstage, talking about the theme of his show: Hollywood Glamour… Mickey Rourke and Kylie Minogue coming!”
The celebrity stylist is such an avid twitterer, one glance at her profile and you feel like you’re part of her celebrity entourage. Sample tweet: “y dont u try them & C if they r crap? RZ RT @perezhilton: I dont h8 Rachel Zoe! the items in her new QVC line R actually rlly cute…”
Fans of this iconic brand will love its store opening scoops and trend alerts. Sample tweet: “LV Inclusion Bracelets: bangles…bangles…and more bangles…are one of the hottest must have trends for fall”
More leading style tweeters on the next page …
The cooler-than-thou fashion magazine lets us into its inner circle with its Twittersphere comments.
Sample tweet: “Everyone here in love w/Abakus. Some of the most ravishing costume jewelry out there, pls take a look!”
Women’s Wear Daily
The world’s most respected fashion bible’s tweets are reserved (no neologisms here!) but practical.
Sample tweet: “Marchesa will debut handbags at its spring presentation, Sept. 16 at The Chelsea Art Museum in New York.”
This celebrity style magazine dishes on fashion week, designer gossip, sale alerts and star style secrets.
Sample tweet: “This Just In! Vampires are out, werewolves are in, Mad Men makeup, Christian Louboutin bakes cookies!”
New York magazine’s fashion blog delivers good industry scoop, commentary and tips.
Sample tweet: “Btw, Anna more talkative tonight than she’s EVER been. Indiscriminately plugging FNO. To reporters, cheerily, "I hope you all come out!""
This London-based fashion news reporter keeps followers in the industry loop.
Sample tweet: “Ralph Rucci: A Designer and His House to premiere on the Sundance Channel in September (via @
New York Times style magazine’s tweets will help you make sure you never miss a designer launch or fashion trend.
Sample tweet: “Marc Jacobs celebrates another marriage (on the business side) with the US release of Juergen Teller’s new book.”
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