By now, in the age of oversharing and viral posts, it’s probably safe to call Instagram a “fan favourite” social media platform.
The photo and video publishing app has granted multi-talented creatives a space to exhibit their work and, on occasion, in the most ideal situation, transform it into lucrative business ventures. It is a modern success story.
Be it music, art, fashion, or product marketing, it’s impossible to deny that it’s precisely these corners of social media that make it so easy to spend hours scrolling through your feed and explore page. So with that being said, we’ve rounded up a few self-made entrepreneurs that are worth all the likes and investments. From jewellers to designers to business owners, here are some rising creatives to follow.
You may have recognized Tatiana Elizabeth Price as a Cycle 23 contestant on America’s Next Top Model, or for her feverishly stylish Insta-page, which blends fashion inspo and product advertising. Well, this top model also dabbles in the beauty industry. Price is the creator behind the natural body and skincare label SkinBUTTR.
Price’s beauty brand—which was born both from her own personal skin struggles and an academic stint studying esthetics—is produced through a step-by-step system and consists of whipped Shea-based body butters and scrubs. With a quick look at the carefully photographed promotion images and campaign shoots on the @skinbuttr Instagram account, it isn’t hard to imagine why the Internet has been drawn into Price’s world of skincare. SkinBUTTR’s mandate is to build confidence in your own skin as you glow and transform into a better version of you – it is all about looking and feeling your best.
Handcrafted in Los Angeles and named after its founder, Vanessa Mooney is a shop for vintage nostalgic pieces fit to your sophistication. The brand was established in 2009 and features jewelry, accessories and clothing inspired by revolutions and walks of life. After a few seconds of scrolling through the brand’s feed you will discover that Vanessa Mooney’s collection is all about expression: It is an everywoman label that transcends style and influence.
Fashion is an industry that both unites and divides critics in their shared passion and ultimate disdain for its inner workings. It is captivating in its aesthetics yet frustrating in its exclusivity—which is precisely why Yuki Haze and Erika Bowes founded SUKEBAN Magazine in Tokyo, Japan. According to the magazine’s mandate, this alienation and lack of inclusivity, which particularly impacts women of colour, is what lead the two creators to develop SUKEBAN.
The print and online publication, which is a major proponent in showcasing diversity and empowering young minorities, is taking a stand against tokenism by promoting creative people of colour. Take a look at the expanding portfolio of artists they have collaborated with — you definitely won’t be disappointed by the magnificent work that goes into producing the project.
Simple jewellery works with nearly every look and every style — which is exactly why it’s managed to stand the test of time. That is, until the introduction of Monirath.
The Australian based jeweller is refuting the idea that simplicity is the go-to accessory by creating maximalist, avant-garde pieces to add a definitive edge to your style. From chandelier earrings and mirror rings to three metre pearl necklaces that attach to your ears, Monirath challenges the way accessories are traditionally worn with their handcrafted designs.
If wearable art excites your love for fashion then Monirath is your destination for new and cool concepts.
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