5 More Instagram Accounts You Should Follow

Hey all! I’ve noticed you all seem to really like my Best of Instagram posts because it helps you find new accounts to follow! So I figured I’d feature five more accounts for you to follow! And you can check out my last Insta Account post right here! So let’s get started!


  1. Welcome to Junior High (@welcometojuniorhigh)

I just started following this blog, and I’m already in love with it. Junior High is a brand new art space in California for teens to enjoy and create art to share openly and proudly! Their Instagram page has a very pastel Barbie girl vibe, but with punches of neon and pins in between. I recommend this profile for fans of Rookie mag (In fact, the suggested users I found after following them were Rookie contributing artists. SCORE!).


2. the 90s super models (@the90ssupermodels)

So I am a sucker for 90s aesthetic. Of course, I’ve never been able to recreate it successfully (I’m more of a 20s-50s kind of girl), but I can live vicariously through this epic account which is filled with over 1000 pictures of 90s supermodels (what else?). With pics of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Kate Moss filling your feed, you can’t possibly go wrong.


3. Tilly Baker (@tillybaker)

So this account is Joseph’s Technicolor Dreamcoat and the Las Vegas Strip all rolled into one. Tilly posts vibrant and colorful creations in the form of makeup, fashion, and epic art edits! This is an account to look up on a rainy day. It’s like having your own personal rainbow.


4. Juskin (@juskin_a)

This ball of sunshine does some of the best K-Beauty product pics I’ve ever seen. And he has a WordPress blog to boot! I love his content, and it’s very fresh in an oversaturated market of artfully placed products on a screen. He has a small following now, but I have big expectations for this blogger.


5. Cocoa Swatches (@cocoaswatches)

This one is for all of my melanin boastin’ sistas out there! This account posts various brands’ eyeshadow and lipstick swatches on various shades of underrespresented brown skin tones. There is original content, but you can also tag them and have your swatches featured as well! A definite recommend!

Of course don’t forget to follow yours truly, @thechicmachine!  Be sure to hit that follow button because I’m always looking for more accounts to follow and feature in posts like this one and my Best of Instagram Posts. Also, keep an eye out, because I’m itching for another giveaway really soon…

Have an awesome day!

-Dymond M. <3

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NYFW: Day 1

The time has come! New York Fashion Week is upon us! The shows are more accessible than ever with the new NYFW app. There you can bookmark and live stream the shows from the comfort of your home. You also get exclusive behind the scenes footage, a map with your relative locations to the show (if you’re lucky enough to be in NYC), and an inbox to keep you up to date on all things NYFW.

NYFW is slowly doing just what Black Friday began doing a few years ago. It officially starts on Thursday, but now all of the parties and pre shows are beginning to creep into Wednesday as well,and there’s just so much to keep up with! Luckily for me, a (just turned) 17 suburban girl who lives nowhere close to NYFW, there are several outlets nowadays thanks to the graces of social media for me to enjoy and analyze the beautiful monstrosity that is New York Fashion Week. There is the aforementioned app. I also follow a lot of social accounts to keep up with it all.

My Fave Snapchats

  • teenvogue
  • songofstyle
  • elainewelteroth
  • glossier.irl
  • itsmichellelee
  • sephorasnapss

My Fave Instagrams

  • cfda
  • natalieoffduty
  • bevansburg
  • shopbird
  • voguemagazine

Notable Shows

  • BCBG Max Azria- http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2016-ready-to-wear/bcbg-max-azria
    • The bucket hat is back baby! Inspired by Southern Cali, this show really packed a punch in terms of summer to fall transitioning.  You can see a lot of color blocking,tye dyed shirts,fringe, lots of layers,graphic prints, florals, and floor skimming slip dresses. Absolutely amazing.

Photo 1 from LC Lauren Conrad

  • Creatures of the Wind-http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2016-ready-to-wear/creatures-of-wind
    • The Creatures of the Wind collection was appropriately mesmerizing. The collection was inspired be eras past,and is heavily influenced by the 70s, but it’s also been given a modern twist through the use of grahpics like stars,fishnets,and even some leather pants. My personal favorite was a blue and white floral jumpsuit with a red shirt underneath. Fantastic!

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That’s all for today ladies and gents! Check back tomorrow morning for a Best of Instagram for Day 1, and tomorrow evening for Day 2 coverage!

Stay Flawless!

-The Mechanic <3

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5 Instagram Accounts You Should Totally Be Following

If you’re anything like me, you probably spend a ridiculous amount of time on your smartphone. And I bet you spend a good portion of that ridiculous amount of time on Instagram. Instagram started out as a place to share snapshots of your life and slowly grew to become the huge marketing platform that we now know it as. I use it to find inspiration for my mood boards and to keep up with things like Fashion Week and the CFDA Awards that I wouldn’t be able to otherwise. I love sharing my finds with you guys in my Best of Instagram posts (of which there will be one tomorrow!), but today I wanted to share with you 5 Instagram accounts that you may not be following, but you definitely should.

1. Barbie Style (@barbiestyle)

I never really played with Barbies as a kid, but these pictures make me want to RIGHT NOW. Not to be confused with the official Barbie toy account, this Barbie acts like a living, breathing, and fashionable persona. She went to Coachella. She went to the Grammy’s. Just 3 days ago she attended the CFDA awards! Racked wrote an article on how this decades old doll went from drab to fab. With the help of her personal (human) stylists, Barbie will fill up your feed with the world that you dreamed up for her all those years ago.

2. Hot Dudes Reading (@hotdudesreading)

There’s little more that I love more than a good book. Although if you add a cutie to the equation, I just may take a look. Hot Dudes Reading is a submission based account where if you spot a hottie getting his read on in a public space, you can take a pic,send it in, and voila! Hot dudes reading! The captions are pretty funny because it just looks like one big #thirsttrapthursday, but hey, even brainy girls have needs. XD

3. Labels for Lunch (@labelsforlunch)

Americana vibes 🇺🇸❤️💛

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First off, let me just say that the Fashion for Lunch website is just amazing! The Instagram only takes it one step further. Everything is just so BRIGHT, and it always seems to catch my eye for Best of Instagram posts. Whenever I see a LFL post, my day brightens up, and I start brainstorming all of the ways I can incorporate that brightness into my own wardrobe. Alas, if I only I was as cool as her. <3

4. Total Recall Vintage (@totalxrecall)

Summer accessories: ✔️✔️✔️ #totalrecallvintage #vintage

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I wrote about online vintage shop, Total Recall Vintage, a little while back, and here it is again. I love this shop! Sure I’ve been too broke to actually buy anything from them, but the clothing lust is too real. I enjoy their posts because it’s the perfect mix of 80s and 90s nostalgia mixed with style collages of stuff they sell on their site, and I’m so in love with them. You should go shop with them. Right now.

5. Rookie Magazine (@rookiemag)

My 🌼 vase at the Snoqualmie river. @bethhoeckel

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Rookie magazine is one of my current obsessions. An online zine written by teen girls, for teen girls, Rookie has been my savior on more than one occasion in the last 8 months. Their Insta is what I call my “Art profile”. There are always a bunch of artsy photos and drawings that please all parts of my personal aesthetic, and I bet you could find something to please yours too. And you should go check out their website too. It rocks!

There you have it! 5 Instagram accounts you should be following by now! What’s your favorite Instagram account? Leave it, and your own handle (if you have one), in the comments! Be sure to come back tomorrow for another Best of Instagram post!

Happy Friday!

-The Mechanic <3

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