Images from Bip Ling.
Beauty and brains are a magical combo. Drop-dead gorgeous and knee-slappin' funny is even more so, but Bip Ling's got it all as an anti-fashion blogger and model. Her blog is a chronicle of her outfits and life among the industry jet set, but it's all written in the tongue-in-cheek tones of a wild child. Bip's a refreshing blip on the radar of personal style bloggers taking themselves way too seriously in their Litas. Plus, there's more GIFs than your dial-up can handle.
Above, from left: Cynthia Rowley Confetti Dress, $365, available at Cynthia Rowley; Betsey Johnson Crystal Heart Drop Earrings, $35, available at Betsey Johnson; Dorothy Perkins White Platform Sandal, $67.76, available at Dorothy Perkins; Topshop Tortoiseshell Round Sunglasses, $45, available at Topshop; Peter Som Marble Shorts, $346, available at Kirna Zabate.
Images via Julieanne Smolinski.
Don't let the name fool you, this isn't a character from a pornographic reprisal of To Kill A Mockingbird. She's a freelance writer and editor with a knack for hilarity, and her real name is Julieanne Smolinski. She writes advice columns for GQ and Details, contributes to the MTV Clutch blog, and was voted one of the funniest women on Twitter by The Huffington Post. Julieanne's personal Tumblr is always good for a laugh, whether it's excerpts from funny text message conversations or an imagined conversation between Sean Penn, Robert De Niro, and Scarlett Johansson. "I guess I'm a blogger/Twitter obsessive who has a GIF where her heart should be." We don't mind!
Above, from left: Hope Striped Boxy Tee, $90, available at La Garconne; AX Wide Quilted Belt, $29, available at Armani Exchange; Rebecca Minkoff Draped Dress, $298, available at Rebecca Minkoff; Prism Glasses, $375 available at Net-a-Porter; Givenchy Vernis Please Nail Lacquer, $16.50, available at Sephora.
Lily Kwong, images from Julia Bunny; August-10; Garance Dore; Vogue. Twenty-two-year-old Lily Kwong is the sort of girl who could inspire a girl-crush in just about anyone. A Columbia student majoring in sociology and urban studies, this pretty young thing is also a fashion blogger and an Elite model. Oh, and she's fluent in French, a cousin of Joseph Altuzarra, and a regular feature on Garance Dore, too. She cites Loulou de la Falaise and Patti Smith as style icons, but her look is all her own.
Above, from left: Theory Drape Top, $321.75, available at My Wardrobe; Hache Linen Shorts, $160, available at Les Pommettes; Jessica Simpson Elso Heel, $89, available at Jessica Simpson; Millana Flap Bag, $158, available at Elliott Lucca; Altuzarra Sleeveless Cut-Out Dress, $615.30, available at Kirna Zabete.
Images via Kreayshawn.
Kreayshawn, a.k.a. Natassia, is a semi-anonymous self-described "rap beast" and a "wavy baby with a camera in the right hand/blunt in the left hand." This Oakland resident is influenced by Hype Williams and Missy Elliot, and the whole too-cool-for-school bad-itude definitely shows on her blog. She's an aspiring videographer who spent her childhood on tour with her mom's punk band, is deft at both a video camera and a mike, and—oh yeah—came out with the jam for summer. Whatever this badass ends up doing, you can count on it to be 100% fresh.
Above, from left: Modcloth California Necklace, $47.99, available at Modcloth; Jeremy Scott for Adidas Sneakers, $242, available at Luisa via Roma; Modekungen Rider Vest, $142.10, available at Modekungen; H&M Jumpsuit, $10.47, available at H&M; Christophe Lemaire Cotton Maxi Tee, $308, available at Bird.
Written by Lexi Nisita