In the suddenly web-obsessed world of fashion, bloggers are some of the industry’s brightest stars. But it’s one group of bloggers–not those of us who report on news, or those tracking trends–who garner the greatest amount of spotlight.
Personal style bloggers put themselves out there. Not only do they share their favorite fashions, trends, and ideas, they also take pictures of themselves wearing their favorite looks on a daily basis.
So it’s no wonder those in the fashion industry and beyond have embraced personal style bloggers as internet celebrities. Brands like Coach and Urban Outfitters have even hired some of them to design product.
Fashionista’s compiled a list of the most influential personal style bloggers right now: The ones really worth the advertising campaigns, endorsement deals and guest design stints. While our methods aren’t scientific, we did take these factors into consideration: monthly unique users, monthly pageviews, Twitter followers, Google News mentions, and the amount–and what kind of–advertising these style sensations have on their Web sites. We also considered the overall appeal of the person. (For more information on our methodology, email us.)
Here’s our list. Who’d be on yours?