As fashion month fast approaches, it's a good time to get your Twitter organized accordingly. Over fashion month, Twitter has increasingly become the best place to get fashion news and updates about shows in real time. And more generally, it's one of our preferred methods for checking in on our favorite fashion folk and getting news fast.
So we decided to put together a top ten list of the fashion folk who have Twitter down pat. We like making lists. This list is, of course, subjective, but we looked at the number of followers, the frequency with which they tweet, and how much their feeds reflect their personality.
Joe Zee Twitter handle: mrjoezee Number of followers: 40,556 Location: NYC. LA. Airplanes. Bio: Creative Director of ELLE Magazine, Stylist, Fashion Loudmouth, Backup Dancer Why we picked him: Beyond his impressive following on twitter, Zee is just really good at Twitter. He's always on and answering questions, retweeting, and tweeting at people. He was one of the first editors to really go nuts on it, and during fashion month he doesn't quit. As in, we don't think he sleeps. Sample tweets: - Off to bed. Emmy fun is done and early flight back to NYC! - First thing I did arriving in Sag Harbor: getting Japanese food and watching Lost in Translation. #TokyoDiehard - Amazing day: just finished awesome shoot, an amazing call and a kickass meeting. Big news tomorrow. Can't wait to share with you all!
Coco Rocha Twitter handle: Oh_So_Coco Number of followers: 31,624 Location: New York, NY Bio: Tweet, Pose, Blog, Draw, Sleep Why we picked her: She's the model with the biggest Twitter presence. Like most anyone else on Twitter, she does her fair share of self-promotion for her various projects, but she also uses the social media platform to engage with fans and gives followers a sense of her personality and quirkiness. She also tweetpics her own wedding photos. Sample tweets: - Hanging out with Gautier with my Nine West boots.....well actually hanging out with his wax statue!!! http://tweetphoto.com/42688416 - I just finished watching America's Got Talent and I'm obsessed with the 17th Centry Opera Singer. Oh if I only wish could sing. My Hero - Just saw a bed bug special on the Today show and I'm freaking out. There's a 500% increase in NYC and 30 of them can become 2000 overnight!?
The Moment Twitter handle: themoment Number of followers: 1,586,543 Location: New York, NY Bio: Where Style Meets Culture Why we picked them: A million and a half followers, Fashion IQ Tests, and their tweets give us story ideas. Sample tweets: - Fashion IQ Test: Which designer had a cameo in “The Devil Wears Prada”? A) Donatella Versace B) Valentino Garavani C) Giorgio Armani - Julian Schnabel plays around with the Polaroid. http://nyti.ms/cMwgeg
Kanye West Twitter handle: kanyewest Number of followers: 899,762 Location: Def Jam Why we picked him: Besides the fact that he's nearing a million followers and tweets about fashion just as much as he tweets about music, he's just hilarious. That he's not trying to be funny makes it funnier. Also? #KanyeNewYorkerTweets Sample tweets: - Just got some Missoni chucks as a gift... life is sweet - Just looking at my closet, wool suits, fedoras, trenches and furs... I'm bout to put fall in the hospital ... Ima hurt the season - Yo I ain't gone lie... the diamond teeth be looking crazy dope with tux jackets. The juxtaposition is what I live for
Hilary Alexander Twitter handle: HilaryAlexander Number of followers: 93,218 Location: London, New York, Paris, Milan Bio: Hilary Alexander tweets fashion and style news for telegraph.co.uk Why we picked her: The Telegraph is a great source for fashion news and they keep their news tweets short, to the point, and frequent. But Hilary Alexander also uses her Telegraph twitter to rail about world cup football and make random observations. Her tweets make us want to hang out with her. Sample tweets: - Crying with laughter watching Something About Mary. Had forgotten how funny it is. - No dream car for me unless there's a driver. I've never sat a driving test. I use my garage for gardening tools and junk; superfluous
DKNY PR Girl Twitter handle: dkny Number of followers: 163,972 Location: New York City Bio: I'm your well-placed fashion source bringing you behind-the-scenes scoop from inside Donna Karan New York & DKNY and my life as a PR girl living in NY. Why we picked her: She's one of the most prolific fashion twitterers out there. Sure it can seem like a little much at times, but her tweets are super candid about her PR travails and mishaps, a little spazzy, and that's why we like her. We also know way too much about her blackberry. But since it's glued to her hand, why shouldn't we? Sample tweets: - What's the day w/o a returns mess up? ONE dress from Xstylist meant 2go to Ystylist. Instead Xasst puts ALL our dresses in the box. YIKES - I love playing the 'if u were my blackberry where would you be game'...obvs in the freezer next to the fro yo I grabbed..
Anna Dello Russo Twitter handle: annadellorusso Number of followers: 11,859 Location: Milan, Italy Bio: Anna is an avid collector of fashion and jewellery and describes herself as a passionate fashionista Why we picked her: Because she's Anna Dello Russo. And she tweets emphatically with a heavy hand on the caps lock key in her Italo-English. It's like we can hear her speaking to us. She also tweet pics her surroundings so you can really get a sense of her world. It's a very nice world. Sample tweets: - Feel your "ESPACE CORPOREL"(french)or "BODILY SPACE"(english) it's infinite! said my yoga teacher CHRISTIAN PISANO today.I've lot TO LEARN.. - @THELOVEMAGAZINE I loved being FASHION SWIMMING RABBIT! - WHY I LOVE BLOGGERS? Cause they make us IN CONTACT after years of DEAFNESS in own golden cells.So today we feel LESS LONELY!
Marc Jacobs (when it's Robert Duffy) Twitter handle: MarcJacobsInt Number of followers: 27,719 Location: NYC Bio: Est. 1986 Why we picked him: Because when Robert Duffy's behind Marc Jacob's twitter feed he has no filter. He overshares news and pics he maybe shouldn't but we're so glad he does. Sample tweets: - Yea. I guess I broke the news on twitter that we were going to have our first Marc Jacobs Mens Collection show in Milan. I'm over sharing - Have had stomach problems for a long time. Mostly stress related. Fashion is not for sissies! Takes its toll. Thanks for the love! - I do over share. Gotta stop. Get myself in trouble. But do like to clear up some things with all the experts out there.
Stefano Gabbana Twitter handle: stefanogabbana Number of followers: 36,300 Why we picked him: Stefano Gabbana is one of the few designers we can think of (maybe the only one) who actually tweets himself and doesn't have his PR team do it for him. It's nice to get a sense of his personality through twitter (so enthusiastic!) and he makes us super jealous with all his tweet pic-ing of his awesome vacations. Sample tweets: - Work all the day with Domenico for the woman fashion show!!!!! Great news :-) - I looooooove kite surf!!! http://yfrog.com/bdce0hj - Party in Ibiza!!! http://yfrog.com/9g14idj
Honorable mentions: @theCHRISBENZ, @fuggirls, @purplediary, @THELOVEMAGAZINE, @bryanboy, @derekblasberg, @cutblog, @rackedny