Fashion Week has began and many are the camera lenses pointing at the models and overall craziness that ensues, most of them are professional camera lenses which, although capturing reality, give it a polished look and a very picked out one, depending on the intention. Sometimes we like to separate ourselves from the industry and try to get the real life feel of these models and fashionistas, which is why instagram is still the unofficial window to the real fashion week. Can all the glamour and luxury survive a limited filtered lens? You decide for yourself as Vogue Magazine as selected the 7 models you should follow on instagram during this Fashion Week 2015.
Master of the Group Shot: Vanessa Moody
Whether behind the scenes at Valentino with Maartje Verhoef and Clementine Deraedt, post-catwalk alongside Donatella Versace and entourage, or showcasing perfect coifs pre-show with Ine Neefs and Josephine Van Delden, Vanessa Moody is the unsung master of the group shot. Rather than a stream of solo spotlight shots, Moody’s Instagram charts all aspects of a model’s workday, from castings to the finale. And it’s hard to resist her hail-from-Texas, Southern belle charm.
The Frequent-Flier With a Sense of Humor to Match: Tilda Lindstam
Aside from the odd skin-saving face mask or pierced eyebrow-overload post-Rodarte, there’s barely anything fashion-related on Tilda Lindstam’s Instagram. But it’s the lack of all things runway that makes the digital mishaps of a wacky model so entertaining. Still, there’s one aspect of Fashion Week that the model can’t avoid: her constant presence on an airplane. Expect a lot of hilarious shots of sleeping passengers (it’s her favorite subject).
The Selfie Superstar: Fei Fei Sun
Call Fei Fei Sun the Mona Lisa of selfies—she looks good (and occasionally inscrutable) from every angle, and we’re guessing her 241,000 followers agree. Her variations of the selfie take form in every Fashion Week situation, from getting her brows bleached (and then colored again) in the makeup chair to navigating traffic from a helmet-clad perch atop a moped.
The Artful Eye: Julia Bergshoeff
Prefer the prettier things in life? To get a more artistically minded take on a model’s life year-round, follow Julia Bergshoeff. Her feed is a mix of stunning scenic views, off-kilter architectural details, recent campaigns, and close-up self-portraits from the runway and beyond.
The Funny Face: Xiao Wen Ju
There’s no doubt that Xiao Wen Ju is beautiful—she’s got the campaigns to prove it—but she also has an electric, playful quality, one that’s gained her and her gleefully bizarre selfies more than 150,000 followers.
The New Kid on the Block: Tami Williams
A relative newcomer, Tami Williams is one to watch. With the kind of grin that launches a million toothpaste campaigns, you can catch her backstage at Dolce & Gabbana or hitting the road for castings. There’s no better way to see how a fresh face’s career develops.
What the Cool Kids Are Doing: Lexi Boling
If you find yourself needing a break from the kissy face, hair-done, nails-done selfies of Fashion Week, take one large dose of Lexi Boling. For a girl that is everywhere from campaigns with Alexander Wang to the Chanel and Valentino Haute Couture runways, Boling’s Instagram is the opposite of the high-octane gloss you’d expect from a model on the rise. Plus, she’s tight with too-cool-for-school girls like Anna Ewers, Binx Walton, and Hanne Gaby Odiele. Expect a few hazy after-party shots: After all, if you work hard, don’t you deserve to play hard?