Each year the Business of Fashion puts together their list of the top 500 individuals who are shaping the global fashion industry. Ranging from a variety of categories from designers, to models, to fashion editors, the group is diverse and truly a global list of the top professionals in the fashion world. We've curated our top 5 picks from the fashion blogosphere of five very different women all around the world. These girls are the creme de la creme when it comes to fashion blogging and building empires.
Aimee Song - FOUNDER, SONG OF STYLE
As one of the original fashion bloggers that came onto the blogging scene in 2008, Aimee Song now has over 2.6 million Instagram followers and her site receives 2 million page views per month. Originally starting out as a way to express interior design style, Aimee soon realized that her most popular posts were her outfit posts. She has worked with numerous brands such as True Religion and Levi’s.
Chiara Ferragni - FOUNDER, THEBLONDESALAD.COM
One of the OG fashion bloggers, Chiara Ferragni is the top blogger from Italy. Her blog features many different topics from fashion & beauty, travel, and food hence "the blonde salad". She has collaborated with designers such as Louis Vuitton, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Bennetton. She recently launched a shoe line that has had great success with the innovative retailer Luisa Via Roma.
Nicole Warne - FOUNDER, GARY PEPPER GIRL
Nicole Warne's story is somewhat of a dream. In 2009 she started out selling vintage clothing through e-bay, and by 2012 she had launched her website Gary Pepper Girl which quickly became known for the post girl of bloggers. She made history in 2015 when she was the first blogger ever to be featured on the cover of Elle Australia's July issue.
Thássia Naves - BLOGGER, Blog da Thassia
As the most influential Brazilian fashion blogger, Naves has branched out to design collaborations, written a book about style tips, and even curated online store Farfetch.com. Named as one of the most influential style bloggers by both Glamour Spain and Vogue Japan, this girl has been kicking major butt the last five years. To be featured in one of her daily looks of the day will cost you around $800 with a following of 1.8 million.
Susanna Lau - FOUNDER, STYLE BUBBLE
Originally an editor for DazedDigital.com, "Susie Bubble" started to focus full time on her own blog in 2011. Featured in W, Vogue UK, Vogue Japan, Elle US and many more publications, Lau now has a team helping her out on style bubble. She has worked on projects ranging from Giorgio Armani to the Gap.