Who are the top fashion influencers? Are they celebrities or social media personalities? Let’s examine some of their characteristics and see why they’ve become so influential. If you follow popular culture, chances are you know who these people are. They’re celebrities, models, musicians, actors, artists, athletes, sports stars, beauty vloggers, bloggers, journalists, and social media influencers. These influencers have earned a reputation through their influence on the public. Fashion has always been a very lucrative niche. The fashion industry is worth billions of dollars every year. People spend millions of dollars each season on designer clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup, and other items. There are several ways influencers earn money from their followers. Here are the top 5 fashion influencers to follow.
1. Zoella Zeebo
Zoella is a British YouTuber who was born on September 14th, 1998. She first gained fame on YouTube for posting videos of various things she does, including baking, makeup tutorials, cleaning her room, and others. She is currently married to a man called Harry. 2. Her best-known channel is ZoellaTV, where she regularly posts vlogs on her life, family, and friends. The Zoella TV channel has over 8 million subscribers and over 4 billion views across YouTube, and she has had several books published about the channel’s content. One of these books – “Beauty School Dropout,” covers how she became famous on YouTube and what happened after. Her personal Instagram account has around 5 million followers. In December 2013, Zoella released her first book “Zoella: How I Turned My Hobby Into a Business and Lost My Virginity.” It was ranked number 10 on The Sunday Times Bestseller list and reached number 1 on Amazon’s Kindle chart. Since then, she has published four more books, all listed on Amazon’s top ten bestsellers chart. Zoella is known for her strong opinions and funny comments. She is often criticized for being brash and rude. In 2014, she made headlines when she commented on the ‘fat people’ comment regarding Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron. She later apologized and deleted her tweet, saying that it was not meant to be offensive. She started off making videos featuring home decorating tips and tutorials. However, in 2007, she focused more on beauty, fashion, and lifestyle videos. By 2009, she had become popular among teenagers due to her popularity in U.K. schools. She has filmed many short films since starting her career in 2008. These include “Singing Dog,” “Gymnastics Lesson,” “Cake Smash,” and “Pizza Makeover.” She has collaborated with many other YouTube celebrities including Bethany Mota, Tanya Burr, Hannah Hart, and Rebecca Black. On Twitter, Zoella keeps herself busy answering questions, making jokes, and giving updates on her life.
In 2011, Zoella launched a YouTube app named ZoellaTV. It allowed viewers to watch video highlights, make their playlists, and share them with friends. Later in 2012, she opened up an online store where users could purchase various Zoella merchandise.
Zoella has starred in a documentary titled “Zoe Sells Out.” It follows her journey throughout London selling merchandise at events. It aired in February 2016 on Channel 4. Zoella has been featured in many commercials, including P&G, Bexleyheath Health Centre, and Asda. Zoella started her blog in 2009. It received over 12 million page views per month. In 2013, she turned it into a website. It now has over 300k monthly visitors. In April 2017, Zoella announced that she’d be leaving blogging. She said goodbye to her fans via social media and said she would continue working on her brand. In June 2018, she revealed that she and partner Harry were expecting their first child together. In October 2018, they welcomed their daughter Grace Elizabeth into the world.
2. Christine Baberich
Christine Baberich is an American model born in Los Angeles on November 29th, 1990. She is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, appearing in over fifty campaigns. In 2014, she was ranked 40 on Forbes’ Top 50 Most Powerful Models list. She started modeling at age 17 after being scouted while walking home from school. She appeared on the covers of Vogue Paris and i-D magazines. Her first runway show was a Prada campaign. She appeared in the 2005 ad campaign for the company’s annual Fashion Show.
Baberich is the face of many brands, including Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Christian Dior, and Louis Vuitton. She has been featured in campaigns for various designers such as Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Chanel, Balenciaga, Valentino, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy, Lanvin, Tom Ford, Moschino, Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci, Missoni, Lacoste, Tod’s, Nike, Adidas, Gucci, Hugo Boss, and Kenzo. As of March 2015, she has modeled for over 100 campaigns worldwide. Baberich’s portfolio includes editorial work for V Magazine, Interview Magazine, Numéro, W Magazine, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Elle US, i-D, Allure, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire UK, and Time Out New York. As of January 2018, she has walked the runways for shows at Milan’s La Scala Theatre, London’s Royal Opera House, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Paris’s Louvre. In 2010, Baberich became a judge on America’s Next Top Model. Since then, she has appeared in several episodes of the ANTM spinoff series Catwalking. She also hosted a fashion competition show called Project Runway: All-Stars.
Baberich has appeared in editorials for V magazine, Interview, W, Vogue, Vogue Japan, Vogue Brasil, and French Vogue. She has been photographed by Mario Sorrenti, Ellen von Unwerth, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Nick Knight, Bruce Weber, Terry Richardson, Herb Ritts, Steven Meisel, Mert Alas, and Marcus Piggot.
3. Chiara Ferragni
Chiara Ferragni was born in Rome, Italy on June 18th, 1977. She got her name from her Italian grandmother. Her father was called Flavio Giacomo Ferragni, who was an expert at making music. He taught his daughter how to play the piano, and later, she learned to sing. When Chiara was still young, he died of cancer. After her father’s death, she became interested in fashion design and began working at a boutique owned by designer Emilio Pucci. In 1996, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in modeling. Soon after arriving in America, she was featured in the advertising campaign for Diesel. She then worked hard in trying to get into the television industry. That same year, she participated in the reality series Model Search 2000 and won second place. In 2001, she attended her first fashion week runway show and showed off her collection with clothing from designers such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana.
Shortly after winning the contest, Chiara focused on acting roles rather than modeling. She starred in several movies, including Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2001), House of Wax (2005), and A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006). In 2004, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in House of Wax.
On November 4th, 2005, Chiara married model Jason Wahler. They have two children, a son named Milo and a daughter named Lila. Their family currently lives in Los Angeles. When asked about her style, Chiara says she likes to wear simple things and keep her accessories light. She often wears white to make herself look more slender. She finds her best shoes to be ballet flats.
4. Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad was born in New Jersey, USA. Her father is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, and her mother is a registered nurse. She grew up surrounded by family and friends and had a happy childhood. As she got older, she began modeling at age 12. At 17, she left home to pursue acting and modeling careers. She appeared in commercials and television shows, including “The Facts Of Life,” “Boy Meets World,” and “American Dreams.” In 1999, Conrad landed a spot on MTV’s reality show “Making the Band.” One year later, she signed a deal with Geffen Records to release her debut album, “All I Want Is You.” The record sold over 1 million copies and earned her two Grammy nominations. In 2005, after six years of acting and recording music, Conrad decided to return to school and earn a degree in psychology. She graduated in May 2007 and moved to Los Angeles, California, where she worked as a model. A few months later, she started working with L’Oreal Paris. To date, she has been featured in numerous advertisements for beauty products, including Lipstick Queen, CoverGirl, Mousse de Chanel, and Blistex. In 2009, Conrad released her second studio album, “Live Your Life Up!”. In 2011, she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Music Artist. In 2017, she launched her lingerie line called “Lace & Cashmere.” Her third studio album, “Beach Club,” was released in February 2019.
5. Gianluca Vacchi
Gianluca Vacchi was born in Italy on March 5th, 1970. He started his career at a young age by winning the Italian National Championships in the Junior category in 1994. After years of hard work, he finally won his first world championship title at the World Cup in Amsterdam in 1998. In 1999 he became European Champion, followed by three consecutive wins in the World Championship in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
In 2003, Vacchi decided to leave professional racing and turn to amateur competition only. He worked for different companies (such as Fondazione Vini) and tried to develop a brand of wine while participating in many different events and races. After two years off, his passion for sport brought him back to the track in 2007.