The Times online has named their top 20 fashion Twitters. Here’s the top 5:
1. Chic in Paris: twitter.com/chicinparis
Susan Tabak is a veteran style reporter who puts her contemporaries to shame on Twitter. Based in New York the author regularly reports gossip from parties, catwalks and even posted a picture of the diamond (we assume) earrings – a gift from her husband for their 25th wedding anniversary.
Sample Tweet: On my way to Chatulle Restaurant in Milan. I have never been before. Omg just David Beckham. He said hi to me. I nearly fainted.
2. Henry Holland: twitter.com/henryholland
Designer Mr Holland, the embodiment of all that is cool, trendy and current in the UK today, uses his Twitter to give readers an insight into his oh-so-now life. Reports from parties, LA restaurants and his shows drop celebrity names and reveal his concerns over a developing Blackberry addiction.
Sample Tweet: Just dancing in an aircraft hanger with Paris and Simon Rex really not much goin on
3. InsideDVF: twitter.com/InsideDVF
Diane Von Furstenburg is arguably the most web-savvy of all the big-name designers, with an active website showing backstage videos from her shows, a blog providing style tips and a ‘fan of the week’. The tweeting is no different.
Sample Tweet: Its official. DVF Fall 09- a dazzling progression of modern seductive nomad women- agree with diana ross’s standing ovation
4. Fake Karl: twitter.com/fakekarl
The clue is in the name – this isn’t Karl Lagerfeld but rather someone imagining what the enigmatic designer would tweet. FakeKarl is in close contact with fakeanna (Wintour, that is)
Sample tweet: Travelling on my Chanel Broomstick. Even the sun is quilted
Second sample tweet: i looked into the mirror today and noticed i had no soul. nevermind
5. Show Studio: twitter.com/SHOWstudio
Show Studio is a fashion website set up by photographer Nick Knight. The Twitter feed has musings from reporters and up-to-the-minute reports and pictures from press days.
Sample tweet: Pressing issues once again today – in an hour or so we’re heading to sample the coquettish delights of Marc Jacob’s Louis Vuitton collection
After reading this list, I’m following approximately 18 more people.