Let's say the truth. Italians do it better.
At least in fashion.
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As Milan Fashion Week kicks off in less than two weeks, the fashionistas of Spotahome have spent some time scrolling Instagram to find the best Italian fashion influencer to stalk... erm watch in Milan.
1 Chiara Ferragni
Photo © @chiaraferragni
With her 15m followers, newly-wed Chiara Ferragni is the global star of the fashion universe.
The 30-year-old started her fashion career with a blog back in 2009 and today she runs a $10m business. Say what? In 2015, her brand, The Blonde Salad, was a Harvard Business School's case study. Last year, she was also mentioned on Forbes' most influential bloggers in the world. Her collaboration list is endless, including a gorgeous Dior wedding dress which topped 2m likes on her Instagram.
2 Eleonora Carisi
Photo © @eleonoracarisi
Eleonora started her fashion career opening a boutique in her hometown of Turin. She later become a model, founded her own digital agency and can be seen walking on most red carpets around the world. Oh! And she's been an influencer for brands like Moschino, Ferragamo, Chanel and many others.
3 Gilda Ambrosio
Photo © @gildambrosio
Gilda, with her almost half a million followers, runs a cult, urban fashion line adored by the editors of Vogue and available on prestigious ecommerce like Net-a-porter, Saks and Browns. Originally from Naples, she (obiouvsly) lives in the Italian fashion capital, Milan.
4 Valentina Marzullo
Photo © @valentinamarzullo
Valentina went to her first red carpet last week at the Venice Film Festival. She's only twenty-six-year old, but she's already a rising star. She started her blog, The Chic Attitude, back in 2010. She studied fashion and costume in Rome. I love the tones of her gallery and the glamourous shots.
5 The Three F
If you were hoping for a male persepctive during Milan Fashion Week, there you go. The Three F is one of the best Italian fashion blogs for men.
The two Filippos started the Three F's blog in 2010 and today is one of the most followed fashion blogs.
PS: they have a girls corner on their blog too. Check it out!
6 Chiara Nasti
Photo © @nastilove
Rarely wearing more than a bikini, Chiara Nasti is another up and coming fashion influencer. She shares wild, unapologetic OOTDs and selfies. All of this makes her even more intriguing. She also wrote a succesful book "Diary of a Fashion Blogger".
7 Mariano Di Vaio
Photo © @marianodivaio
Well-known Italian model and actor, Mariano Di Vaio created his own blog in 2012. MDV Style is a digital magazine dedicated to men’s passions: fashion, sport, travel, music and movies. After becoming one of the most influencial fashion blogger worldwide, Mariano launched his own collection of jewels, eyewear and shoes. I'm sure he will be at MFW!
8 Anna Dello Russo
Photo © @annadellorusso
Street style photographer Helmut Newton once described her as a "fashion maniac". A journalist by background, Anna is currently the Editor At Large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan. She started her fashion carreer as Fashion Editor at Conde Nast Italia. Like most fashionista, she collects jewellery, dresses and shoes.
9 Chiara Biasi
Photo © @chiarabiasi
The third Chiara on this list, Biasi is known for her** gypsy style**. It's rare to see her wearing something more than a bikini. She designed her own beachwear collection when she couldn't find what she wanted anywhere. We included her in this fashion bloggers list, but she prefers to be called a social media influencer.
Another blogger turned writer, Chiara published her biography, Chiaroscuri, last year.
10 Veronica Ferraro
Photo © @veronicaferraro
Veronica Ferraro founded The Fashion Fruit back in 2010. Today is one of thebiggest fashion blogs in Italy. As one of the top Italian fashion influencers she often appears in Vogue, Marie Claire and Harpers Bazaar. She's also been the face of various promotional campaigns. She attends all the fashion weeks (Milan, Paris, London and New York), so I am sure she will have some great shots from Milan to share!
+ 11 yours, truly The Storyteller ❤️
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I am not a fashion blogger (never will) and I won't be at the Milan Fashion Week. But if you prefer beaches to catwalks and flip-flops to high-heals, I hope to welcome you soon on my Insta!
A bit of self-promotion is allowed, right? ?
And you? Are you into fashion? Are you going to hop on the train for a weekend in Milan? Or you rather steer clear of all of this? Let us know in the comments below!
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