by Brandy D. Anderson
In honour of New York Fashion Week, I thought it was time to cover some of the best fashion Tweeters you may not know about. Sure, everyone follows the biggest names, Hilfiger, Wang, Beckham, but they’re not the only ones who can give you chic. The following four accounts not only give you some fierce fashion tips, but their tweets are also interesting, quirky, and amusing.
About: “Online Director at: crfashionbook.com”
Ray Siegel is one of the hottest names in fashion. She’s in charge of making CR Fashion Book’s digital content pop. Along with retweeting fashion news, Siegel posts some great tweets, and oftentimes they’re rather funny. “I’m going to open a restaurant in Boca Raton called ‘Send it Back’” and “It’s just wrong that when you type “couture” the default routes to Juicy Couture”. She also asks some interesting questions: “Why does it matter if @Barbie’s proportions don’t add up? She’s a toy. Why should toys imitate reality?”
Some of her other tweets include: “I wish that #Coldplay had decided to wear @Gucci too ” “20 #CR calendar girls wearing #yeezy2, several of whom have names ending in “ina” @theirishayk “, “Alternate title, No More Fashion Shows at #MSG: http://bit.ly/1mvDn5z #YeezySeason3”, and “The winter storm’s name is Jonas? Hate him already”. Siegel offers occasional advice: “Pro tip: Ignore all ‘how-to’ fashion stories, unless it’s that useful @YouTube video on ‘how-to tie a bow tie’”. Possibly my favourite tweet from her is this one: “Sleeping in someone else’s bed after being spray-tanned is so inconsiderate #NoMorePartiesInLA”.
Scott Schuman left his job as a director of men’s fashion to become a blogger and fashion photographer, founding his own fashion publication The Sartorialist. Most of Schuman’s tweets are website links to his photography, with the occasional photo embedded into the tweet. The pictures are beautiful and feature everyday fashionable people he encounters on the street, usually in New York City or Milan.
“On the Street… Cold & Colorful, Milan” features two photos, a different man in each sports fuzzy, colourful scarves. “On the Street… West Fourteenth St., New York” shows a young woman with couture hair, a suede jacket, and a shaggy scarf. In “On the Street… Piazza del Duomo, Milan. Shot for Faces by The Sartorialist” a young bespectacled man, dressed in a soft pink turtleneck, reads his iPhone as he carries a mystery box. “On the Street… Shaggy Seventies, Milan” gives you a black and white shot of a young man sporting shaggy hair, a cropped scarf, a comfy sweater, a light jacket, with a back pack casually slung over one shoulder.
About: “Where an interest in fashion never minimizes one’s intellect. Manrepeller.com”
Leandra Medine is the author and fashion blogger behind The Man Repeller, an online tongue-in-cheek fashion publication. This quirky Twitter page has everything a fashionista could desire: fashion, snark, and interesting topics. A few of the most recent tweets include “Relevant: Is red carpet fashion actually fashion? http://manr.pl/1dUAMGZ”, “What a joy Rosie Assoulin’s FW16 was http://bit.ly/1omv3H3”, and “For the Olsen twins, some things have changed, and some haven’t http://bit.ly/1GbzLIB”.
More examples: “Weird things happen on Mondays nights and we realized the Grammys and #NYFW are oddly alike http://bit.ly/1XvcOuE”, “It’s 54 degrees cloudy and rainy and I feel like I want to wear a skirt sans tights”, and “When J. Crew says wear fair isle, I listen http://bit.ly/1QhHCsZ”. There’s some funny tweets: “I will admit: sometimes I miss whole milk http://bit.ly/1oWqDWi” (and there’s a drawing of an almond and a lunch-sized milk carton, with the words “No almond milk, no service”, and “I am so jealous of Adele’s children…can you imagine her singing you lullabies? http://bit.ly/1i9rEHv”. She even posts the occasional bizarre gif, this one features a tuque-wearing Justin Beiber skating an iBoard down a rainbow in space, “Safe to say that Justin Bieber beat the hoverboard in 2015? http://bit.ly/1Q740eq”.
About: “I am Choupette Lagerfeld & I am Daddy@KarlLagerfeld’s spoiled pussy whose maids pamper her every need. #Chanel#KarlLagerfeld #ShortyAwards Finalist. Ashley@PrettyConnected.com”
This cat’s blog is run by Ashley Tschudin, the fashion social media director for Nadine Johnson Inc. Tschudin has “created a social media presence for Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette Lagerfeld”. In fact, this funny and topical Twitter account is so popular it actually became a finalist for the Shorty Awards, Non-Human Cat-egory (see what I did there?). A recent tweet combines fashion with the Grammy’s: “Today I told my hairstylist I wanted an Anna Wintour bob.He replied, ‘You mean the #TaylorSwift?’ #Grammys #Twinning”.
More examples of tweets: A model wearing a long-sleeve blouse and underwear (?) struts down the runway, the caption reads: “The @TommyHilfiger invite didn’t say ‘Pants Optional’. #TommyHilfiger #TommyFall16 #nyfw”. Another runway photo shows models wearing baggy pajamas, “Thanks @TommyHilfiger for permission to go straight from catnap to street style. #TommyHilfiger #nyfw #TommyFall16”. Further silliness: “Today one of my maids used my @Moschino perfume thinking it was Windex. To fire or not to fire?” There are more photos from New York Fashion Week with accompanying commentary: “Looks like @RebeccaMinkoff took a cue from street style stars who don’t know jackets have sleeves. #nyfw”. But don’t forget it’s a cat tweeting: “Don’t get it twisted @rihanna isn’t wearing a choker it’s a collar. #ChoupetteInspired #Rihanna #FentyxPuma”.