• Leomie Anderson Uses Fashion to Build Women Up

    British model Leomie Anderson has found much success in her industry of choice. She has achieved accomplishments that many young women only dream of. Leomie is an outspoken advocate for the fight against racism, which inspires much of what she does. 

    Leomie Anderson

    Leomie Anderson Bio

    Leomie's modeling career began in 2010 and one year later was cast on The Model Agency, a reality TV show. Four years later she made her TV debut on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, where she worked with Adriana Lima. However, Leomie auditioned three years in a row before finally being chosen. On the heels of her success with Victoria's Secret, in 2017 she went on to launch her website and clothing line, Leomie Anderson, The Project, The Purpose (LAPP.) In the meantime, viewers may know her from the ad campaigns she appeared in for Moschino and Topshop. Most recently, Leomie began working as the new Charlotte Simone collection. This collection of accessories is one that Leomie personally endorses.

     

    LAPP

    LAPP is an online forum where women are encouraged to discuss the issues that affect their daily lives. Leomie made the decision to start both the forum and the clothing line in response to a blog post she wrote in which she discussed the topic of consent, to a huge response from her readers and followers. The LAPP website addresses topics such as fashion, health, politics, perspectives and intimacy. The purpose of the site is for women everywhere to feel more confident about themselves and their bodies. It is meant to encourage unity among women by using fashion to build them up.



    The first collection that was released for the clothing line to encourage and inspire women to say no more often and feel more comfortable saying it. The collection features T-shirts with lines women can use to reject men. Many of the brand's collections can be purchased on the website.

    Leomie Anderson Backstage Struggle

    Taking to Twitter to express her displeasure, Leomie made headlines when she used the social media site to vent about a makeup pro she encountered backstage at New York Fashion Week, after the individual failed to provide Leomie with the proper color foundation for her skin tone. She has also spoken up about the fact that many hair and makeup artists didn't know how to work with people, regardless of the color of their skin.

    Leomie Anderson

    Fans can keep up with Leomie Anderson and with LAPP by using social media. She can be found on Instagram @leomieanderson, where she has 170,000 followers. She can be found on Twitter @Leomie_Anderson, where she has 21.6 thousand followers. LAPP can be found on Instagram @lappthebrand, which has 12.2 thousand followers. LAPP can also be found on Twitter @lappthebrand, which has 3,376 followers.

    • Age: 25 years old
    • Nationality: British
    • Height: 5'11
    • Career: Model


    Leomie's passion for inspiring other women helps her stand out from many others in the modeling industry. More than just a pretty face, she serves as an excellent role model for young women all over the world.

    Summer 2018

  • Confident Fashion with Gala Gonzalez

    Fashion influencer Gala Gonzalez is a New York City girl at heart. Being a New Yorker, she has also worked as both a designer and a DJ. Gala has taken her own personal sense of style and shared it with the world in powerful ways. Among her other endeavors, she runs a blog called Amlul.

    Gala Gonzalez

    Amlul 

    While Gala is talented in her own right, she is also known for being related to Adolfo Dominguez, a beloved designer throughout Gala's home country of Spain. In 2002, Gala launched the Fotolog website. The purpose of the website was to allow for the sharing of photo-based blogs. When the blog soared in popularity and was bought out by a company, Gala went on to create Amlul, which she still runs today.

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    Gala started her fashion career in 2007 working for Dominguez, the young woman's uncle. Two years later, her own unique collection was released by her uncle's self-named brand. The year after that, Gala went on to appear in campaigns for first Loewe's, and then Corello, H&M and Mango. Her face has graced more than a dozen fashion and women's magazines around the world.

     

    NYC Fashion Influencer

    Amlul is where Gala shares her passions with her readers and fans. The blog includes sections on fashion week, travel, and modeling, among other subjects. Some of her latest entries in this section of the blog include her experiences at the 2018's Paris and New York Fashion Weeks. The travel section of the blog includes video diary entries by Gala. This allows her fans to follow her journeys around the world and experience them through her eyes and her perspective. The modeling section of the blog is where Gala talks about her favorite clothing and accessories. Fans get an intimate glimpse into the inner workings of her mind and can learn all about her essence.

    Older sections of the blog include a work section in which Gala talks about how readers can devote part of each day to solo activities that make them happy and help them relax at the end of a long day. Gala shares her methods for using her alone time wisely, inspiring her readers to do the same.

    Gala Gonzalez

    Gala is very active on social media. She can be found on Instagram @galagonzalez, where she has 882,000 followers. She can also be found on Twitter @GalaGonzalez, where she has 75.2 thousand followers. The Facebook page for her blog can be found @GalaGonzelez, where she has 308,865 followers. The blog's YouTube channel can be found @Amlul and includes videos of interviews and fashion shoots that she has done, as well as high profile industry shows that she attended.

    • Age: 32 years old
    • Birthday: March 16th
    • Nationality: Spanish

    Through her blog and her work in the fashion industry, Gala has made quite an impact on the personal styles of women of all ages. Her blog continues to be inspiring and intriguing to her readers and encourages them to find their own passions.
  • Meet the Fashionable Jenn Im

    If you’re in a fashion or beauty rut, and you’re looking to break free, we just might have the fashion inspiration you’re looking for. This one comes to you from California, with roots in Korea. She has been in the online game for almost ten years, but has built an impressive resume in that time.

    Jenn Im

    From dealing with change, to empowering herself, to dealing with the haters, Jenn has continued to keep her eyes on her goal. That focus has been a game-changer in her life, and might provide some extra inspiration. Read on to learn more about her and what she does. You’ll also see the different online homes that will help you to benefit from her tips and style.

    Jenn Im YouTube

    The California native’s got fashion in the blood, it seems. According to Wikipedia, her father works in clothes manufacturing. She started her path in life in a way that doesn’t exactly scream social influencer and YouTube celebrity. She studied at a community college before moving on to a Communications Degree from the University of California.

    This is especially unusual, as she admits in an interview with  i-d.vice.com that she struggled in class with finding her voice in those days. She credits starting a channel with a friend with helping her to gain confidence.

    As with many people making it big, the channel was merely a creative outlet that the friends were passionate about. They were real, and stuck with it. To learn even more about that, search for the interview.


    Jenn Im Clothes Encounters

    Miss Bish did a feature with Jenn about her journey as being one of the first wave of people who took to YouTube as a way to express themselves creatively and build an audience. She talks about her feelings on how YouTube has changed the lives of a their creators, building an empire, and her personal style. She also talks about the power of being real and sharing yourself authentically with your audience.

    Jenn Im

    So what is this empire? First, we have the YouTube channel: Clothes Encounters. It’s an over two million-strong channel that she now runs alone. She has also moved into creating the looks instead of just talking about them, with a couple of capsule collections through partner brands. She also recently started her own line, Eggie.

    Eggie, according to Eggie is all about being inclusive and affordable with each piece. She adds on the about page that it’s all about pushing fashion boundaries and express themselves.

    Jenn Im

    Besides that, Wiki credits her with a makeup collection via ColourPop, and partners with brands like Target, Calvin Klein, and more. One of her more interesting gigs recently was getting to interview athletes for NBC during the Olympic Games, creating a challenge that was designed to test their K-beauty knowledge. The full video is available on her YouTube.

    • Age: 27 years old
    • Birthday: September 22
    • Career: Fashion blogger
    • Nationality: Korean-American
    • Height: 5'1


    If you want to see the kind of content that has made some of the biggest brands come to her for her unique style, you can follow her as @imjennim along with over a million other users. She uses the same handle on Twitter, where she has over 130 thousand followers. Besides that, the 27-year-old vlogger, represented by Rare Global has a Facebook account, Clothes Encounters.

  • Reality TV Star Turned Nurse: Meet Jessica Parido

    This next influencer we’re introducing you to, doesn’t just tell you what she thinks is cool, she’s helping create it. In addition to this, she’s got a surprising other career that’s a rarity amongst the influencer community. If you’re looking to discover a new brand and see what products a fashion mogul loves, you’ll have to check her out.

    Jessica Parido

    Read on to learn about the other projects she’s been involved in, her brand, and where you can follow her online. You’ll also discover her not-so-unusual step in her road to fame.

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    Glam Parido

    Jessica Parido is a California-born influencer, businesswoman, and reality star. She’s currently 29 years old, and has been running her own brand, Glam Envy.
    Jessica might be known best for her part in the sometimes controversial reality series Shahs of Sunset, where her then-husband Mike Shouhed was part of the main cast. She is credited on their Wikipedia page as being in seasons 2-6 of the series, first as a friend, and then as a guest.

    She made lots of headlines with the end of her marriage to cast member Shouhed, which came with some drama and rumors of a reconciliation. She was also featured on Inquisitor for her relationship with celebrity jeweler Mr. Flawless.

    Jessica Parido Nurse

    Following her stint on reality TV and divorce, she’s kept her eye on the future, showing the strength and determination she learned at a young age after a serious health crisis. If you want to learn a little more background on that, look her name up on Liverumpup.

    Her childhood experience would lead her to pursue a career in nursing, which she has apparently kept up with, even after dabbling in acting as a kid and starring on the Bravo TV show. Her Instagram profiled lists her as being an RN and holding a BSN degree.  

    Jessica Parido

    Her main work these days is a brand she started, Glam Envy. The site, glam envy, was started by Jessica and fashion designer Sahar Hersel. They began the brand in 2013, and have since taken their online store to the brick and mortar world. The store opened in 2016, according to the company’s ABOUT page. They discuss their desire to create an affordable brand that is accessible to a variety of bodies, something that can be a rarity in the fashion world.

    The brand features plus-size clothing, accessories, robes, backpacks, shoes, and more. They even feature a sizing guide to that customers can easily pick the right fit from their home.

    • Age: 29 years old
    • Spouse: Mike Shouhed
    • Birthday: December 12th
    • Nationality: American


    Her Instagram, @jessica___, has over 400 thousand followers who are looking to get style inspiration. She shows off her company’s designs, as well as favorite brands like @beautybyella and @mvmtforher. She also shows off her personal side by sharing pics of her dog, adding cute captions to her snaps, as well talking about how a certain brand has helped her to improve her health. She also shows a charitable side by praising one of her favorite brands, @diffeyewear for their donation of reading glasses for every sale. You can also find her on Twitter as @JessicaParido, where she has over 40 thousand followers.

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  • A Blogger Who is Creating Fashion: Meet Marcel Floruss

    This influencer is for all the guys out there looking to get some style inspiration, although I’m sure females will also enjoy his account. It’s not too often men are represented in the influencer world, so it’s interesting to come across someone who’s making his own space in that industry. 

    Marcel Floruss

    Read on to learn a little bit about how he came to part of the fashion world, why he’s so influential, and where you can find him across social media. You’ll also learn what his latest venture is.

    Marcel Floruss Bio

    The 26-year-old style influencer used to live in Germany, but decided to make the move to NYC to study the field that had always captured his attention: fashion. He talks a bit about that move, and the differences he saw between the two places, as well as why NYC fit him so well in an interview with GQ Magazine. Look it up to see a cute moment that happened with his mother as a result of all the hard work he put in after arriving in the city.

     

    Before becoming a style influencer, his website bio also lists modeling and photography as two of the things that occupied his time. These pursuits led to the creation of his popular blog.

    One Dapper Street

    His bio encourages people to share their passion, and he talks about how he hopes the site will serve as inspiration for others. The site’s divided into style and lifestyle sections, topics not so uncommon for a blog in the industry. What’s unique is coming from a male point of view, as well as the fact he was one of the first men to get into the fashion blogging game.

    The lifestyle section deals with topics like giving your hair a break from the heat during summer time, upgrading the bachelor pad, and smart luggage.  He also talks packing and shows off his NYC apartment.

    On the style side, he shares about being inspired by architecture, Summer menswear, swimwear, and more.

    His style and vibe have gotten him the attention of sites like The Huffington Post, who chatted with him about everything from what should be in every man’s closet, to favorite trends and inspiration.

    Ankari Floruss

    Like many fashion influencers, Marcel hasn’t been content to just talk about fashion, he wants to help create it. To that end, he partnered with fellow influencer Moti Ankari to create a shoe collection that has the perfect shoe for almost any occasion. They describe the line as being inspired by the days of the week. You can find the line at Ankari Floruss, and learn a little more about the line’s origins, as well as the other half of the line.

    Marcel Floruss

    • Age: 26 years old
    • Birthday: August 8th
    • Career: Fashion blogger 
    • Nationality: German


    His @MarcelFloruss Instagram account is the obvious place to go, as it’s got over 300 thousand followers, and is pretty active. He shows off his style, calls out favorite brands, and gives followers a glimpse into life in the city. He also shows off his travel destinations and latest videos.

    On YouTube, he’s One Dapper Street, and has over 60K subscribers. Videos include ‘90s inspired fashion, a thrift store style challenge, and beach-ready looks that can be worn on the street. On Twitter, he is @OneDapperStreet, and has over four thousand followers. He goes by the same name on Facebook.

    Read our next post to discover more about our favorite fashion influencers Nicole Isaacs.

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