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Insta Babes

I fall in and out of love with social media daily. The bombardment of lives leaves me overflowing with jealousy, fear and anxiety. And yet, the authenticity, rawness and beauty to be found re-inspires my passion for humans and the world.

It’s a constant battle, unfollowing toxic accounts and trying to focus on those I adore for their words and art, not their bodies/faces/lives. When I feel like I’m drowning, these are the people I turn to to remind myself, no matter what, vulnerability on social media still exists.

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reniriver

She feels like a cold day in Paris, mixed in with crowded beaches and picnic mats. Pink glow and flashing disposables, glasses slipping down noses and hair tucked into t-shirts. Clouds melt in the background, bathtubs overflow.

FIND HER.

reni

 

flyingthroughpluto

Vibe: your quintessential 70s aussie group of friends. Trippy collages, mustard tees, over-exposed. I am so incredibly in love with this account.

FIND HIM.

pluto

 

paigem

Currently, my favourite photographer in the world. Over-exposed, grainy, peachy and blurry. She is youth, in all its candour. Bruised knees, crooked teeth, dinner, shadows, hoodies, wind, grass, sand, fog, heels, velvet. Captured in film, makes you feel all kinds of everything.

FIND HER.

paige

 

yesiki

Jessica. Of all these accounts, she has perhaps the smallest following, but one of the strongest presences. I find her incredible in her depiction of the female body and her focus on poc, and her photography – particularly in film – is exquisite. I highly reccomend you also check out her recent photo-essay, documenting her return to her mothers homeland.

FIND HER.

yesik

 

emmercury

Emma Mercury. The girl herself. You most probably know her already, and I don’t know where to begin. Vegas-grown girl, currently couch-surfing in europe and creating an ad-less magazine focused on self-love, growth and acceptance. Authenticity in a human form.

FIND HER.

em

 

sameraf

The beautiful girl herself – founder of @girlpowermeetups. Follow for plentiful snaps of galleries, selfies that should be considered art, and plenty of female/poc empowerment and activism inspo.

FIND HER.

samera

 

abbyb

Capturing the people she loves in vivid, alien forms. High colour, gloss, light and sparkles. She feels effervescent and entirely out of this world (plus, anyone named abby’s bound to be cool, right?)

FIND HER.

abby

 

icecreameat

@arthoecollective curator. her recent post is a grainy photo of herself, captioned ‘I honesty wish I could’ve been one of matisse’s muses for his sketches’. I’m in love – I guarentee you will be too.

FIND HER.

icecream

 

cybelle

BABY CYB. Face of an angel, style of a queen. Literal girl of my dreams. Whether she’s drinking wine in a Parisian AirBnB, dancing around her Brooklyn appartment, or writing about sweatshirts and over-sized coffees, you’ll always find a new source of inspiration in her.

FIND HER.

cyb

 

freyah

I feel so attached to this girl – been following her for years now, and have watched her grow from a girl dancing around rooftops and carparks in thrifted jeans, to a woman commanding a huge social media audience, making weekly videos and shooting with all types of photographers. She was my first ever interview for Seafoam (read it here), and I’m so grateful to have known her.

FIND HER.

freya

 

lex

QUEEN OF SELF-LOVE. I like my mind more than my face is the message emblazoned across her social media, and you can find her dancing around New York and making videos about everything from high-schoolers style to big-sisterly advice.

FIND HER.

lexie

 

mimie

There are no words for the love I have for this girl. She is, forever, my style and icon, and constant source of inspiration – no other human makes me want to sit down and construct a dress from sequins with only two pairs of pliers.

FIND HER.

mimi

 

tamarah

Groovy kiwi-girl – Tamara Hitchens. Makes videos instead of journalling, captures everyday moments in a way that makes you nostalgic. She’ll make you fall in love with Weetbix – honestly.

FIND HER.

tamara

 

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20 Comments

  1. J | Beauty's Expert Amateur says

    These are some amazing instas – I’m fairly new to it myself, so thanks for the recommendations! Also thank you for leaving such a lovely comment and follow on my blog x

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  3. nataliesalchemy says

    I feel the same way about social media. I didn’t have an instagram till this year, and I love it and hate it at the same time. It’s difficult to remind myself that it’s ok to be where I’m at when I’m constantly comparing myself to those I follow on instagram. It’s tough, and it makes me want to call it quits, but at the same time I love expressing myself through this medium. I’m definitely going to follow these ladies. <3

    Natalie | http://nataliesalchemy.wordpress.com

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    • Trying to find that balance is so hard but it can be really rewarding. Social media is, in the end, what we make of it – it’s up to us how to use it, how to feel about it, and how to let it imapct us and our lives. thank you for the love, and enjoy following them!! xo

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    • I still feel like that all the time, but feel like I’m getting a bit closer every day to surrounding myself with people like this – authentic and inspiring !! xo

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    • I’m glad!!! Your feed’ll look fantastic ;) yes, I think so many people feel that way about social media, and it’s just about recognising it and sharing it. In the end, social media will only ever be what we make of it – and that starts with concious understanding of our thoughts and actions. xo

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    • I think so many of us feel that way!! And it’s so hard to find that distinction in social media, and I think probably impossible to always feel positive and inspired while using it. But with practice, and concious thought, we can begin to use it as a tool for self-growth and development, and avenues of inspiration. It’s an artform all by itself, I think, it’s just about figuring out how to unlock its potential xo

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