Insta-Inspiration

Every morning before I know I have to drag my sleepy self out of bed, I allot myself a good 10 minutes to troll the Internet to slowly ease myself out of sleep. It usually takes a beautiful shoe or a new makeup launch of some sort to excite me enough to motivate myself toward the closet. Instagram is a fantastic place to find fashion inspiration and to get an inspiring peek at all things fabulous behind-the-scenes. Here are some Instagrammers that I look to for a bit of inspiration. And if you don’t follow us already, be sure to find us on Instagram @thepennyrose!

Cat Kahn of @knighttcat is known for posting beautiful models (Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and Candice Swanepoel, to name a few), beachy scenes, and amazing minimal fashion. I especially love all her vintage Kate photos.
Derek Blasberg of @derekblasberg is a fashion writer, editor, and New York Times best-selling author. This Missouri native and Karlie Kloss are BFFs. And, he's a great friend to many other It Girls on the scene (Alexa Chung, Natalia Vodianova, as well as several other lookers you’d recognize when flipping through the pages of any major fashion editorial). I love that through his glamorous and jet-setting lifestyle, he seems to always make time for his family (especially his cutie nephew, William).

Cara Delevingne of @caradelevingne is currently my favorite model in the fashion spotlight. This beautifully quirky Brit takes us behind the scenes of several high profile shows as well as into her home and life with her friends. I love her free spirit and the fact that she’s not afraid to make an ugly face. In fact, it seems as if she embraces her quirkier side, which has drawn me (along with 2.2 million others) to her page.

Pat McGrath of @patmcgrathreal is my queen. This makeup master’s name is synonymous with any and all shows that matter for the season. McGrath takes us behind the scenes as well as into some amazingly unreal shoot and show locations. This woman is definitely one to follow if you’re interested in picking up tips for what the upcoming makeup trends may be.

Visionaire (@visionaireworld) is a multi-format fashion and art publication based in New York City. This account is filled with guest Instagrammers (on “Takeover Tuesday”) with the likes of Selma Blair and Kate Upton. They feature all different mediums of art as well as many amazing fashion photos from the archives.