They'll tell you about her style. Undoubtedly, American model, stylist and creative director, Ni'ma Ford, has plenty of that - many have interviewed her her for style and she's even graced the cover of The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman's, book 'Closer'.
What they don't need to tell you about is her striking beauty and fiercelook. I mean, she had me at that platinum hair - how incredible does it look against her skin tone?
As you can tell, I'm way past captivated!
"I said I see your Jill Sanders, Oliver Peoples
Costume National, your Ann Demeulemeester
See Visvim be the sneaker, Lanvin or Balmain
Goyard by the trunk, her Isabel Marant"
These are the lyrics from the second verse of American rapper A$AP Rocky's aptly titled, "Fashion Killa", off Long.Live.A$AP. Now that's gotta tell you something about the man. You see A$AP Rocky, aka Lord Flacko, aka Dat PMF, aka Rakim Mayers, isn't just rattling off about brands he's heard of and here and here and can afford just because. Na. The fashion magazines will tell you, Rocky sure does know what he's talking about. He lives fashion.
Of course, I am more than a tiny bit biased on A$AP Rocky - I basically live off Live.Love.A$AP. and Long.Live.A$AP. but his Instagram definitely tells the story of his fashion killa status. From Hood by Air to PYREX Vision and DKNY, to Raf Simons, Alexander Wang and Jeremy Scott, to all white/black ensembles and his bags of monochrome looks, A$AP Rocky will continue to be cited as a source of style. And he's reach extends beyond hip hop. If his ever-increasing magazine covers, fashion photo shoots, and appearances at fashion week are anything to go by, Rocky's on to something good.
He's not afraid to tell you either. "All my videos are shitting on any Hip Hop video out there. Let's be honest. The reason why everybody is wearing gold again is because of your boy. Everybody's wearing diamonds. I'm the one who made the John Lennon shades with the glasses - everybody wearing it now, you see what's going on now," he tell LA Leakers.
"Come on, who brought gold teeth back? Let's be honest... Honestly, I brought it back in a dramatic way. I made braids hot. Let's get off trends... But moving aside from the fact that I broke boundaries with not only that, but what other rapper is on the cover of Vogue?"
Mmhmm. Follow him on Instagrameezy at asvpxrocky.
I love Instagram so much, I'm 'bout to have a whole series of posts dedicated to my crowning of the Kings & Queens of Instagram - aka, the people who's pictures I stalk... I kid, I kid, I, uh. Na, ok. For real.
The first queen, is her highness of flyness, British model Cara Delevingue. Now this 90s baby (yup, 1992), is known for being all kinds of crazy - not only do her Instagram pictures depict her wacky antics backstage (her Harlem Shake bust backstage at fashion week) but she even takes it to the runway. Case in point - her cross-eyed pose at the recent debut of the H&M collection in Paris.
Fashion loves her. She's graced countless covers, magazine spreads, campaigns, and runways - even Karl Lagerfeld's got her for his Melissa collab. But what I love her most for is her style, and child, does she Instagram her freshness. From BOY London beanies, Elmo caps, Chanel trainers, to cheeky printed tees with the very important remark "WTF - Where's The Food" (the models must be fed y'know), the girl's got it. Amongst the many good things her and her bestie, Rita Ora, have in common is their great sense of style. Killer.
Follow her on Instagrameezy at CaraDelevingue.
In his song "Way Too Cold" aka "Theraflu", Kanye West talks about "racing with Anja Rubik". Polish model Anja Rubik is so amazing everybody wants to do something with her. Take Guiseppe Zanotti for example.
Shot by Paolo Kudacki, these campaign images are from the new capsule collection collaboration between Anja and Zanotti. Now Anja has already recently delved into the design world herself, but with this collection, the satorial chemistry between Anja and Zanotti is ever so beautifully evident. After all, he did meet her when she was just 16. What we get from his synergy are five pairs of shoes and one handbag that are seriously hot and chic.
I won't lie, I stalk Rita Ora's Instagram for her street style. I mean, her street style is on one hundred trillion. Like, super, super high score kind of business. Not only does she wear some of my absolute favourite brands but she puts them together in such a cool way I wanna die.
I want all your clothes, Rita!
And I'm not the only one in love with Rita. The British singer gets all dolled up for the May 2013 edition of ELLE US that is all about women in music. Rita kills it in front of photographer Thomas Whiteside's lens in haute couture from the likes of Chanel and Dior. ♥