Our favorite app is somehow greater than the sum of it’s parts: a square photo with filters. Instead, it’s an entire world to be discovered, a candid glimpse into the lives of those we admire, and a visual language all it’s own. In case you’re not already compulsively checking this addictive little platform, we’ve rounded up our top ten favorite instagrammers for your consideration. Take a peek, get inspired, and who knows… you might get a “follow” back!


Mimi Thorisson @mimithor

Those with tendencies towards lifestyle envy beware: Mimi Thorisson’s instagram account is not for the faint of heart. This is what life looks like when you’re an ex-model living with your beautiful brood of children in the French countryside. Orchards, architecture, and food, oh my! We’re proud to call her a contributor to our site, and study every post carefully. Anything to make life look more like Mimi’s!


Emily Blincoe @thuglifeforevs

With her intricate photos of quirky monochromatic collections, phrases created entirely from flora and fauna, and surrealist overhead portrait series, Emily Blincoe has already gathered over 50,000 followers on instagram. We can’t wait to see what this creative mind does next (and can’t believe she’s based right here in Austin!)


Justin Chung @justinchung

This New York-based photographer leans towards minimalism in both his professional work and his deliciously clean instagram account. Well, that, and lots of cute dogs.


House of Herrera @houseofherrera

One of our favorite fashion houses to follow, Carolina Herrera offers a glimpse inside her incredibly chic office and next season’s collection in her well curated instagram account. Her “throw back Thursdays” alone are worth the follow: Hanging with Mick poolside in the 70s? Yes, please!


David Coggins @davidrcoggins

New York-based writer David Coggins creates a world of rustic solitude through his beautiful and dreamlike instagram account. We imagine that he’s a gentleman, and would like to meet him for a well crafted beer somewhere up North in late summer. We wouldn’t have to talk. We could just watch the sun set together.


Paul and Wendy Projects @pvankooy

Citing everything from vintage Paul Rand dust jackets to limited edition records to antique stamps, Paul and Wendy Projects (an art collective based in Ontario, Canada) explore color and shape with a passion. Their bright, graphic snaps are always a cheerful spot in our feed!


Mark D. Sikes @markdsikes

We love following LA-based interior designer and blogger Mark D. Sikes as he searches for the most beautiful vases, fabrics, and furniture on earth. And we can’t help but swoon over the glimpses into his own incredible home. That terrace!


Roséline Lohr @thisisglamorous

Just like her incredibly curated blog, Roséline Lohr’s instagram account is dedicated to all things feminine, French, and utterly fabulous. From antique door details to gorgeous arrays of flowers, we can’t get enough!


Caroline Sieber @carosieber

We’ve been following this stylist to the stars and brand ambassador to Chanel ever since we featured her amazing wedding here on the site a few weeks back. Whether she’s flying somewhere fabulous or hanging out on the stairs of Coco Chanel’s Paris apartment, we love living vicariously through this enviable instagrammer.


Claiborne Swanson Frank @claiborneswansonfrank

We’re still saving up for a copy of the cult coffee table book Assouline’s American Beauty by portrait photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank. In the meantime, we’re obsessing over the well-heeled beauties featured in her instagram feed: everyone from Olivia Palermo to Amanda Hearst, all soaked in Americana, leaned against the perfect vintage car.

30 comments
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    apartmentwife | August 23, 2013 at 8:14 am

    what a great review. i’m a little late to the instagram party, but i think this will get me up to speed nicely. excited to follow emily — her floral work is gorgeous 🙂

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Thanks! I was late to the party as well — Chanel and Camille had to get me on board with it last year. Emily was one of Chanel’s discoveries. So cool!

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    Ashley A | August 23, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I love this story, thanks for the suggestions 🙂

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

      You’re welcome, Ashley! Enjoy!

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    aleandtere | August 23, 2013 at 9:51 am

    thanks for these! i love finding inspiration through instagram!!!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

      So glad you like them!

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    Valerie C (@valerielily) | August 23, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Just heavily added to my instagram feed! Thanks for this 🙂

    xo, http://www.lilyonfillmore.com

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Great, Valerie!

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    Quyen Nguyen (@LiveItinerantly) | August 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Thanks for this! I definitely need to find great instagrammers to follow for inspiration! http://liveitinerantly.com

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

      You’re welcome, Quyen! Hope you enjoy them.

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    mark D. Sikes | August 23, 2013 at 11:36 am

    wow- thank you for including me!!! i really appreciate it! i wondered why all of a sudden i had 100 new followers this am- xo

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:31 am

      That’s great, Mark! I found you first on pinterest a while back, then on instagram. We are big fans!

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    Lauren | August 23, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for this! I’m always looking for new inspiration Mark and Mimi look awesome!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Cool! They are both amazing. Happy to share them with our readers!

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    FripperyVintage | August 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Carolina Herrera is a personal fave, did a blog post on her recently, and I didn’t realize she was on instagram! Following her right now.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:38 am

      I’m a big Carolina fan, too. Just discovered her instagram a few months back. Fun getting a peek into the world behind the label.

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    Nadia | August 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I loved the list, awesome photos.

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:40 am

      So glad you like it, Nadia! I had fun putting this one together. It was hard picking just four images for each instagrammer. They all have so many good ones!

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    {this is glamorous} | August 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    So nice, Jennifer! Thanks so much for including me, and for saying such lovely things. x

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

      You are so welcome, Roséline. Camille is the one who introduced me to your instagram and blog. Such beautiful imagery — we just had to include you in the list!

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    Pippa | August 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    These are all fabulous suggestions. Thank you!

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

      Awesome! Glad you like them, Pippa!

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    cristina | August 24, 2013 at 12:34 am

    love! and Mimi is a dream 🙂

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Right? I was joking the other day that @mimithor is “my favorite show” right now.

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    McKenzie | August 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I feel like my feed is going to be full of only the best and most inspiring photos now! It’s odd how fascinating instagram or I suppose, a glimpse into people’s lives (or the way they want to portray it) is to us!

    http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

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    • Jennifer Rose Smith | August 24, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Agreed, McKenzie! Fascinating topic. I think you could argue that in today’s age many of us are producing and editing our own “reality shows” through social media… the power to shape perception through these new tools is amazing.

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    Andrea | August 25, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Such a great list. I think I’ve found a few new faves!

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    Waiting on Martha (@WaitingonMartha) | August 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Always LOVE finding new inspiration via my fave platform. Thanks for sharing! Big Hugs xo

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