Eccentric, Colorful People who Think Outside the Fashion Box

After months of exploring fashion Instagram accounts, blogs, and magazine articles I rounded up some of the most unusual, charismatic, and magnetic people I could find. Here are some folks making waves in the fashion world who you can’t help but fall in love with:

Linda Rodin

Photo by Gabor Jurina

Photo by Gabor Jurina

She’s so cool that it’s beyond cool…we need a new word for her. At 65, she’s got the most wicked sense of style of anyone I’ve EVER seen, makes her own perfumes and skincare oils (which turned into a successful business), collects antiques, and has been featured in gorgeous personal style photos for various fashion designers and magazines. Here is a fantastic interview and gorgeous images that offer a glimpse into her world.

Pari Ehsan

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Imagine an Instagram feed that features beautiful art (paintings, interior design, gallery installments, sculptures, colorful stencils, furniture and home decor) and fashion styled to match the aesthetic of the art.  The model, Pari Ehsan, is also the visionary for these exquisite photos which she calls ‘pairings,’ aka magical visions that come from inside her head.  Currently living in New York, Pari happens to be from southern Indiana (my hometown!), and I am thrilled to have discovered her website and Instagram.

The Editors of Lone Wolf Magazine

Cover of Lone Wolf Magazine #6 by Suzanne Rensink

Lone Wolf is a forward-thinking fashion publication that works to empower women with images that don’t make us feel bad after looking at them, but rather inspire and educate the hell out of us.  Progressive and feminist, their editors refuse to show pics of passive models, and instead pair their editorials with essays on history, philosophy, psychology, art history, and feminism. In a recent issue a beautiful model is depicted as a math genius.  They put out two issues per year which you can subscribe to here.  Read their mind-blowing mission statement, and one of their imaginative articles.

Leandra Medine

Leandra Medine’s blog, Man Repeller, is hilariously irreverent.  With articles like The Rules of Style by Saved by the Bell, a monthly thesis that discusses a philosophical question (see Is Everything We Do a Selfie?), interviews with New York fashion designers, Instagram roundups, and her own Podcast; Leandra is a true seeker and one-of-a-kind fashionista.  Her blog is not only making waves in the fashion world, but it’s liberating and fun.

Claire Beermann

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Germany-based fashion writer Claire Beermann who is…well, just freakin’ adorable, runs the highly original fashion blog C’est Clairette.  I fell in love with her Instagram feed, which shows her bright, innovative, and eccentric dresses and styles.   At only 21, she stands out from the pack.  Not only has she been featured in Vogue, InStyle, Man Repeller, and won awards for her blog, but she is bright, fun, and comfortable in her own skin.  What a gift at 21!

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