Hey, Shoe Lovers: Here Are Your 15 Must-Follow Instagram Accounts
Does your shoe obsession make Carrie Bradshaw’s love for Manolos seem quaint? Do you spend every free minute possible checking your Instagram feed to see what drool-inducing footwear is popping up on social media? We’re right there with you. While some may call it “shoe porn,” we argue that it’s so much more than just a dirty little moniker. You see, amazing shoes not only inspire — they’re objets d’art to be adored — and the accessory we usually build entire outfits around. To that end, we’re cutting through the Insta-clutter for you. From stylists to models to designers, here are the 15 colorful accounts you should be following right now.
The Chicago-born designer and self-proclaimed lover of #shoefies mixes inspirational photos (think 80’s Joan Collins) with snaps of his brilliant creations, worn by everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Atwood’s longtime best friend, Melissa McCarthy. Remember, people: The Sex is in the Heel.
Fox and Fawn
Vintage shopping went up at least five notches when this Brooklyn-based shop made it so that you could buy the items pictured just by saying so in the comments (they keep your credit card on file—which can be dangerous). Skyscraper YSL electric blue platform pumps for $70? Beige Alexander Wang booties for $75? Yes please. And there’s plenty more where that came from.
With 3.7 million followers, the shoes with the unmistakably chic red sole have become one of the most-peeped out designer footwear brands on the interwebs. Expect dozens and dozens of shots of the coveted sky-high heels (duh), handbags, nail polish, and the occasional teacup puppy-in-a-stiletto pic thrown in for good measure.
Official Kate Moss Fan Page
Kate Moss has admitted that she has a secret Instagram account, but (for now, at least) her username is a mystery to us mere mortals. So here’s the next best thing: A collage of beach-y pics, fashion-y pics, and throwback-y pics — featuring everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio to Naomi Campbell.
Bobbi Brown’s favorite Ash slip-ons. Bergdorf Goodman Ambassador Haya Maraka’s lived-in Manolos. Sure, you’ll find shoes, but you’ll also find what The Coveteur does best: Curating all things cool, including people (think Miranda July), places (ie: a secret garden in Bogota, Columbia) and things (like a Chanel duffle).
Because the Rookie mag founder-turned actress gives you a real-girl’s perspective of life in New York City, from backstage at her recent Broadway show, “This is Our Life” to her favorite Miu Miu shoes to cutely personal shots, like her dad reading his iPad in her apartment.
The “humorous website for serious fashion” gives it to you sans-B.S.: Think New York Fashion Week runway videos, red carpet shots of Man Repeller creator Leandra Medine’s unique style and yes, endless shots of the season’s most coveted kicks.
A host, household name, and fashion icon in her own right, Alexa’s IG gives you an artsy, rock starish glimpse into the life of a globe-trotting, celeb-canoodling fashion superstar. Whether she’s in New York, L.A., London or some exotic locale on a shoot, one thing’s for sure: She’s the best dressed within 1000 miles.
Who What Wear
Part look book, part behind-the-scenes scrapbook, this website’s Instagram has become a go-to stop for all women, from the fashion-interested to the fashion-obsessed. Find something you love, and then head to the mother site to shop it.
Maria Duenas Jacobs
Make sure you put on a bib before perusing this collection of photos from Elle’s uber-chic Accessories Director. — because you’ll undoubtedly be covered in drool. A few recent snaps: Miu Miu’s patterned heels, Louis Vuitton’s colorblock boots, and real-life Cinderella glass slippers by Maison Margiela on display at the Brooklyn Museum.
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Don’t blame us if you lose hours of your life poring over the photographs by the former fashion model-turned-editor-in-chief of French Vogue-turned founder of CR Fashion Book (phew!). In addition to the current and vintage fashion shots, you’ll find adorable pics of her daughter Julia Restoin Roitfeld’s gorgeous — and stylish, natch — daughter, Romy.
Anna Dello Russo
As the editor-at-large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan, Anna is quite possibly one of the coolest trendsetters on the planet. Her stylish shots of dancers, models, and A-listers (Beyonce, Rihanna) make for eye candy of the highest level.
Get your passport ready, because your wanderlust will certainly get a jump start when you dive into this page — featuring shots from all over the world (including to-die-for outfits worn by British stylist Martha and her fabulous friends at each locale), from Africa to Paris and beyond.
Garance Dore Studio
The Garance Dore Studio provides runway coverage, beauty tips and personal style stories — and its Instagram account is as French, fashionable, and fun as the site itself. Did they really just announce the comeback of socks with pumps? If they say so, we’re on board.
This celeb fashion stylist and fashion designer has worked with Jay-Z, Puffy, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, and R. Kelly, to name a handful — and her splashy photo album shows why: She’s larger-than-life, from her personal style (think ginormous fur hats) to her nights out (with people like Joe Zee).