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The fashion and beauty accounts featured in TIME’s 2013 best of Twitter list


There’s an interesting cross section of both brands and individuals in the fashion and beauty category of TIME Magazine’s 140 best Twitter feeds of 2013 list. Among them are the likes of Coco Rocha (as pictured) through to Michael Kors, as well as teenage blogger Tavi Gevinson and Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton. Got to love the inclusion of the Museum at FIT though.

Here’s the full list, as well as the reasons why:

Tyra Banks: Following Tyra Banks on Twitter is sort of like watching her give advice on America’s Next Top Model — and we mean this in the best way possible. Her empowering, chase-your-dreams tweets will have you feeling fierce in no time.

Tavi Gevinson: While the rest of us probably spent our teen years hanging out at the local diner, the sixteen-year-old editor-in-chief of RookieMag attends haute couture fashion shows and makes late-night show appearances. It’s okay though, we can all live vicariously through Tavi by following her on Twitter.

Michael Kors: Designer Michael Kors uses Twitter to preview his upcoming collections, offer style tips and dispense advice for aspiring fashionistas looking to break into the industry.

Maybelline: Maybelline’s Twitter feed won us over the moment it started live-tweeting episodes of Gossip Girl. Think of Maybelline’s social media persona as the friend you had in high school who was always good with beauty products — offering make-up dos and don’ts daily for women everywhere.

Museum at FIT: With clothing dating back to the 18th century, the collection at the Museum at FIT is extraordinary. If you are unable to make the trip to the Big Apple, the museum highlights items from their collection daily on Twitter with recurring themes like ‘Historic Dress of the Day’ and ‘Accessory of the Day.’

Laurel Pantin: Glamour’s Associate Accessories and Shopping Editor Laurel Pantin tweets from every press preview, every party and every meeting she goes to. In her position, that’s a lot of tweets. If you like fashion and want to know what’s going on in the industry this very minute, you can do it just by following her.

Nicole Richie: Even though she’s now a mother, author and fashion designer, Nicole Richie’s Twitter feed feels like a throwback to her The Simple Life days. Whether she’s tweeting about how good she looks or being exhausted from wearing jeans, her sense of humor is apparent in every tweet.

Coco Rocha: Coco Rocha is more than just a pretty face. The model turned TV star keeps her Twitter followers up to date on the latest episodes of The Face and various other fashion projects.

Kate Upton: Model Kate Upton really is America’s “girl next door.” Despite what you may have thought after looking at Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit issue, she doesn’t usually hangout in arctic conditions wearing little to no clothes. As her Twitter feed makes clear, Upton’s just a normal gal who enjoys the company of her girlfriends and her pet boxer.

VFiles: Fashion doesn’t have to be so serious, ladies and gentleman — which is what makes VFiles’ Twitter account particularly brilliant. Along with hilarious one-liners, you’ll find interesting commentary from VFILES on fashion and pop culture.

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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