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Instagram Is (Finally) Getting Some Fashion Love


The growing influence of Instagram gets recognized by the CDFA with the first 'Instagrammer of the Year' award

The CFDA has officially recognized the growing influence of Instagram on the fashion community by introducing the first-ever CDFA Fashion Instagrammer of the Year award.

It will be up to the public and followers to vote for this year's nominees: Until May 30th, show support for your favorite Instagram account by simply adding your 'like' to the pictures featuring the hashtag #MYCFDA.

Here are the eight finalists:

PjanellePatrick Janelle
With over 100k followers on Instagram, the director of Spring Street Social Society has made his made his mark on social media thanks to his laidback approach to all things fashion and lifestyle.
I: @aguynamedpatrick

DonaldDonald Robertson
Robertson's colorful blend of pop culture and high fashion has put him on the map, and the fashion world has taken notice. He's already been featured in Vanity Fair, the New York Post, and Vogue.
I: @donalddrawbertson


Dapper Lou
Lou has come a long way since working unpaid styling gig's in Brooklyn. His easy, breezy sense of style has brought him the attention of the fashion community and menswear fans at large.
I: @dapperlou

BessnycDoug Abraham
Doug Abraham has amassed close to 5k Instagram followers with his fantastically wild concepts. Combining vintage imagery with high-end fashion campaigns and pop culture references, he's created something unlike any other Instagram page.
I: @bessnyc4

OkAmanda Jasnowski
Jasnowski's charmingly, scenic take on fashion has taken her 49k followers by storm. In a sea of overly saturated and filtered pictures, its Jasnowski's simplicity that has made her stand out.
I: @hokaytokay

RougeChristina Caradona
The model and TV host parlayed her success into an equally popular fashion blog that has catapulted her into street style stardom.
I: @troprouge

HerPari Ehsan
Ehsan's inspiration is clear when one does a quick search of her Instagram page. She's merely inspired by the art and the architecture that she is surrounded by, and her pictures are chalk-full of intricate designs and bright patterns that only she seems able to pull off.
I: @paridust

AstoneAmy Stone
Gap's digital and social media content creator has made a name for herself. Her West Village chic approach got her the attention of designer Zac Posen, who asked Stone to help him launch his social media channels in September 2010.
I: @amy_stone

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