Oh look it's that rare time I'll wear make up for a shoot! COLLAB with #ethicalfashion @theslowfactory wearing their JUST DROPPED political line ft. the 'BANNED' scarf (in response to trump's ban on 7 Muslim countries entering the USA) & 1st Amendment in Arabic Flight Jacket! 🔥 w/ @drielycarter on dat 📷, @solangefranklin killing the styling, and @gracegraceahn MUA extraordinaire making me look not 12 anymore! / This shoot was so special to me as a Muslim Iranian on the banned list but also with so many close friends directly affected. That week was a lot of crying and sleepless nights. Thank you @celinecelines & the whole #dreamteam for making this shoot so special! 🙏💕 / p.s. suprise I'm coming to LA this weekend hehe event TBA so stay tuned! Then NYC again next weekend...then the deadline for the JooJoo Azad internship application! 🎉 legooo
My social media feed is filled with fashion inspo that often looks like it could all be from the same account. But in a digital world saturated with colorful mules and ballon sleeves, Hoda Katebi stands out. Not only is she a body-positive fashion blogger, she's also an activist who wants to change the world's preconceived notions of Middle-Eastern, Hijab-wearing, Muslim women on her website Joojoo Azad.
– Amanda, Editor in Chief
Nicolette Mason has featured in both our guide to plus sized bloggers and LGBTQ bloggers, but I’d feature her in every article we published if possible. Her style is so effortlessly fierce, and I love how she incorporates designer accessories for that professional fashionista look. She's the perfect combo of feminine and a bit punk.
– Alice, Copy Editor
I’ve loved following Karla Deras’ evolution from fashion blogger to designer of her own clothing brand, The Line by K. She's always been so ahead of the curve – she was rocking a lob and monochrome bodycon looks long before Kimye's inception! The L.A.-native’s forté is turning out sensual basics with a twist, and her content always oozes this fiercely sexy, '90s-supermodel-off-duty-vibe.
– MaryFrances, Editor
Cassie Masangkay and Ricci Pamintuan
My favorite fashion blog is actually run by a duo: Cassie Masangkay and Ricci Pamintuan of ToThe9s. They hail from Vancouver and their style is a mixed of chic minimalism and Pacific-Northwest casual. I'm always inspired by the simple shapes and clean lines in their outfits, as well as their attitude towards fashion. In an industry that can easily become superficial, they post a reminder at the end of each one of their videos: 'clothe yourself in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.'
– Diana, Photographer
Lesley Buckle is primarily a hair and beauty blogger but nevertheless her style is absolutely amazing. I started following her blog, Fresh Lengths, a few months ago and I’m so obsessed with her beauty tips and secrets.
– Marina, Market Editor
Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs
I love Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette. They have been at it since 2008, transforming a fashion blog into a creative agency. I love that they have kept their style and integrity intact, and brought casual, urban style to the spotlight as well as adding some much-needed diversity to the industry.
– Thus, Assistant Market Editor
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