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