If you only follow big-name Instagram accounts, you're missing out on some incredibly delightful and inspiring influencers! We want to introduce you to some of the best accounts you might have overlooked.
While celebrity accounts and popular influencers are certainly entertaining to follow to live vicariously and get that coveted peek into their lives, if you’re not following smaller accounts and micro-influencers, especially local Instagrammers, you’re missing out! To make it easy for you, we compiled the top 88 Instagram influencers you should be following. So even though these accounts don’t have millions of followers, we wanted to introduce you to the up-and-coming influencers who are incredibly fun to follow and will undoubtedly become your new favorites!
As a native Minnesotan, I have always tried to implement beauty, fashion, travel, and wellness throughout my life. Whether it’s doing makeup on myself or friends, styling clothes and attending fashion shows, taking photography classes, traveling from the midwest to experience life in the east or west coast, plus going to foreign countries, I have made sure to gain memorable lessons throughout my journey. Even now as a dental student, my goal is to bring improvement in health while constructing a radiant smile and motivating others to strive for wellness. Follow me on my journey! xo Camellia
DoubleRLRandall is an advertising creative director in the Twin Cities. He shares his passion for Ralph Lauren’s Double RL line of clothing mainly through outfit-of-the-day posts. His passions span denim and vintage work wear. “I’m a very visual person and I am always looking for inspiration and its nice when I can sometimes return the favor.” His posts consistently focus on the clothes and the combinations. “I want the posts to be useful for others looking for inspiration not about what I had for lunch.”
Based in the Twin Cities these days but spent many years wandering the western half of the country from Oregon to Texas experiencing different landscapes, cultures, and passions. I use those memories to try and capture that excitement and pull of thought with my photos. I appreciate the raw beauty of everyday life, the glimpses of beauty of those in-between moments that stir memories of places, seasons, and memories of past times and maybe new adventures.
Katie is a successful model and hairstylist in Minnesota. She currently resides in Saint Cloud, MN as a wife, mother and salon chair owner with over 20 years of cosmetology experience. She followed her dreams of modeling in her mid 30’s and is continuing a successful career into her 40’s. She has graced covers and inside magazine editorials such as Mpls/St. Paul magazine, Artful Living, The Trend Report and Faribault Mill to name a few. Her experience also includes many commercials, runway shows and photoshoots. Due to her knowledge and willingness to share her talent, she is currently starting up a model coaching consulting business where she teaches models, one on one, how to pose and exude facial expressions for all the different modeling genres such as beauty, lifestyle and catalog.
Kelly Groehler is a veteran corporate brand, reputation and communications strategist. Her consulting business, Grayler LLC, serves executive-level clients at some of the world’s largest corporations. She’s also co-founder and CEO of Alice Riot, which represents original works and limited-edition prints (on hand-rolled silk scarves and other accessories) by female contemporary artists. She is a member of the boards of directors at the Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota, and at Public Functionary.
Okay well my name is Sadie Isaacs and I’m a senior at the University of st. Thomas and I’m studying French and environmental science. I’m really passionate about climate change and living a sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle as well as finding sustainable solutions for the future. I also do a little bit of model work locally on the side to help pay for college!
My name is Brian Breheim and I’m a professional landscape photographer from Minnesota, where I live with my wife, 5 year old son, and 4 year old daughter. Growing up in the lush and picturesque land of over 10,000 lakes, I found a love for nature and the great outdoors at an early age. In nature is where I feel the most free and centered. Fast forward to 2020 and that passion has only grown and evolved. My greatest joy is traveling and hiking with my family and finding any and every opportunity to catch the perfect shot. I purchased my first DSLR, in the fall of 2016 and my love for photography and the outdoors married. I founded Wildridge Photography in 2017.
I am a recent graduate from the U of M after transferring from California. My style inspiration comes from these two distinct cultures. I have always found myself interested in many different arenas but always come back to loving fashion, fitness, and people. I am often restless and feel the need to create or produce in some way every single day in order to feel like I’m giving to the world. With this in mind, I hope to create authentic content and find a career that allows me the freedom to live the life of my dreams!
I have always found myself interested in many different arenas but always come back to loving fashion
Energy gear is a story about your mind. We are creators created by an infinite creator, therefore we can do anything. Doubt and fear only come from the lack of understanding, so we are here to teach. Through our reflective avant garde streetwear, we showcase a new revolution of fashion, the two opposites – positive and negative , light and dark.
As a new Instagram blogger posting OOTD inspirations, it is my goal to show women how to dress smart for their corporate, professional careers while budget shopping! I’ve always been passionate about fashion and models. The fashion world is unbelievably fascinating to me – we watch it for the remarkable creativity expressed through clothing, but we are captivated by the beauty of the people putting the clothes on display. Despite my fascination, I work corporately as a Personal Injury Paralegal – I love my job! I’m also overflowing with wanderlust. Adventures filled with meeting exotic souls overwhelm my dreams.
Visually Impaired 50+ Model, Certified Fitness Instructor and Registered Nurse. Don’t let her white cane fool you!
Catherine is both fearless in the face of a challenge and skilled at defying the stereotypes assigned to women over 50 and to the handicapped. As a former professional ballerina, who studied at Julliard’s School of American Ballet, Catherine brings that same discipline, grace and poise to being a model who happens to be blind. She signed with two agencies in both Dallas and New York as a commercial print and fitness model.
Catherine started her modeling career in the 1980’s working her way through nursing school. She has had success as a model in several national print advertisements and in digital media.
Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and was an operating room nurse for many years before losing the majority of her eyesight. Although only partially sighted, due to a progressive retinal disease, she is very independent and uses white cane for mobility.
Now, Catherine has combined her skills as a ballerina, 10+ years of weight training and her knowledge as a nurse to become a popular certified fitness instructor, teaching stretching/flexibility class. Her lean, athletic physique and positive approach to fitness/nutrition/beauty at every age makes her both a role model and expert in what an active, healthy lifestyle can be.
Her encouraging message of perseverance and strength regardless of circumstances led Catherine to be a sought-after public speaker and writer for more than 10 years.
She signed with two agencies in both Dallas and New York as a commercial print and fitness model.
Baubles and Bobbies Jewelry came to life in 2013 with the intention to create jewelry that would empower the free spirited women of the world. Life in the Land of 10,000 Lakes along with our love of art & design has inspired each of our collections. Our jewelry is made with ethics and is constructed by hands at our studio in Mankato, Minnesota.
At Baubles and Bobbies, we really do love making a difference in the world. We accomplish this by giving back and doing good. Our partnered charity is the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. They invest in community-based, community-led solutions to ensure equal opportunity and pathways to economic security for girls, women, and families across Minnesota.
Tsai is a fashion model from Saint Paul Minnesota. She brings with her a unique flare that combines culture and fashion. Tsai also has extensive experience on the runway and has studied under the direction of international supermodel, Coco Rocha. Whether she is walking for New York Fashion week, or for a local show, Tsai is proud of her Hmong heritage and acknowledges her humble upbringing in Minnesota. Beyond modeling, Tsai is also an actress, dancer, MC, and a program manager for one of MN’s largest fashion shows, Fresh Traditions. Tsai’s goal is to inspire others to follow their dreams and do the impossible. Be sure to follow her on IG at: xxclusive_tsai
Hi! We’re the Crowe sisters – Anna, Hillary, Greta and Ellie. Welcome to our tiny corner of the internet, where we share… a little bit of everything. Think of us as your internet BFFs who you turn to for the inside scoop on new products, home decor, DIYs, etc. Basically, we’re here to share all of our sisterly advice… and since we’re all in different stages of life, we like to think we’ve got a little something for everyone.
Hi my name is Angie Uko and welcome to part of my life. I was born and raised in South Minneapolis. Growing up I always wanted to model but I also knew that I would have to choose a “real” career as well. So I began to study nursing and currently work as a CNA while modeling part-time! Got the best of both worlds. Last year I officially got signed with Caryn Models and it’s been great and can only grow and go up from here. I love meeting and connecting with different photographers and models around town.
I had to choose a “real” career as well. So I began to study nursing and currently work as a CNA while modeling part-time!
Amber Busall@amberhopestyles32, from Albert Lea, Mn, currently living in an even smaller town in Zearing IA. Amber has always had a passion for art, creativity, and laughter. If she isn’t making you smile, she is finding you the best dupes, or deals. With over 10 yrs in cosmetology, Amber traveled in the beauty world, doing hair and makeup for models and actors, to following the other side into Health by becoming a female Bodybuilder and co-owner of an Anytime Fitness in SE Des Moines IA.
She decided to start her Instagram@amberhopestylesas her creative outlet and to share all her passions and imperfections of life. She loves getting feedback from her followers and getting to know them personally. Her fashion is practical, stylish, and never the same. She will show you how to get the most use out of each piece, or she could show you how to cut or style your hair. Either way, it’s never a dull moment. She’s overcome so many odds and isn’t afraid to share that with her followers❤️. One thing’s for sure. She feeds off doubt. This is one girl that will fight all the odds to prove to herself and you. That if she can do it. You can too.
My name is Maria and I live here in Minneapolis. I absolutely love this city & exploring as much of it as I can through visiting our local wineries, restaurants, attending sporting events, concerts & shows and so much more! I have been blessed to mold my passions that center around a healthy lifestyle into a boutique page where I educate & share amazing products in the areas of clean beauty, clean-crafted wine, and giving back to those in need. You can find this page atfacebook.com/groups/marluesboutique& you can also find me on Instagram at@themarlue
Carleen Olson is a Minneapolis & Northern Minnesota Lifestyle, Fashion, Landscape Photographer, Graphic & Web designer. She specializes in working with small businesses & selling her collection of art prints. She uses natural light to create bold, unique photos that stand out & to embrace one’s authenticity & spirit. She draws inspiration from her favorite era, the 70s; a time of peace, empowerment, good music, and enlightenment, which she strives to emphasize through her visuals. Photography can be very empowering and healing. She hopes to inspire & help others through art just as how it has helped her.
Hi! My name is Nicole Shah. I am 18 years old and currently studying at Michigan State University. I have lived in Minnesota my entire life and strongly believe that nothing beats our summers and lake life. Some of my favorite things to do include painting, modeling, golfing, shopping and spending time with friends & family.
Hey there! I’m a photographer based in the beautiful Twin Cities. I’ve always been fascinated by the fact that the fleeting moments we experience can be relived over and over again because of a single photo. That’s why of all things, my favorite subject to photograph will always be people and the love they share for one another. It’s what inspires me to always shoot with intention, no matter how small or simple. I love a fresh and creative perspective to the traditions that we hold on to dearly- so when I take your photos, expect something sweet and fun!
Emeline O’Hara is a film actress, interdisciplinary artist, radical leftist, and dog mom to her red standard poodle, Harlow. She chose the handle@gritlikeseabiscuit(Grit Like Seabiscuit), after a line in an eight page letter from her operatic coach. Robert Ruberto wrote, “Emeline, you have grit like Seabiscuit, the racehorse”. O’Hara uses her platform similarly to how she uses most art forms: a space of personal catharsis and expression, while remaining intentionally cognizant of the politics that influence and reflect the world with which it relates.
Dani, female owner and artist of Beaded by Dani Sawinski, lives in Maple Plain, MN, with her husband and two children. Hobby tuned small business, every item is made from hand stained wood beads and designed with love.
Globally influenced jewelry made from gemstones, artisan metals and natural elements, Rox Jewelry has been worn by celebrities like actress Sanaa Lathan, seen on runways during New York Fashion Week and featured in magazine editorials in both the UK and US. Rox is sold in museums, art boutiques, and online athttps://Rox-Minneapolis-Jewelry.square.site
Lindsay Kolu is an artist currently living and working out of her home studio in Minneapolis. Her design work with fabrics, abstract paintings and commercial photo styling are all mediums she thrives in. Lindsay’s close connection to her mother, who she collaborates with constantly, is also a major source of inspiration. As a child Lindsay’s mother would hand sew clothing for her girls, always adding creative touches such as second-hand designer labels sewn on jeans, giving Lindsay a lasting appreciation for handmade arts and working with artisans.
Lindsay and her mother have recently designed a small clothing line based on Scandinavian simplicity. Lindsay loves to travel which is evident in her custom rug designs in conjunction with local Moroccan and Mexican artisans that weave natural wool. Today and tomorrow you can find Lindsay and her mother sewing fashion masks for private clients in many countries around the world.
Fabrics, abstract paintings and commercial photo styling are all mediums she thrives in.
I’m Jules Annen, makeup-artist-turned-holistic health coach and author of the Beauty in Balance book series. I guide others to achieve inner balance and outer radiance by feeding the mind, body and spirit with self-affirming thoughts, healing foods, and daily self-care rituals. I am a Board Certified Beauty Nutritionist, a Board Certified Cosmetologist, and a PhD student in Holistic Health.
I specialize in sleep disorders, hair loss, unwanted skin conditions, nutritional deficiencies, gut health, and energetic imbalances. My beauty and wellness philosophy is simple: Release and Replenish. Release everything that does not serve you (including negative thoughts and emotions), and replenish yourself with everything that does. My brick and mortar Well-tique opens in November in South Minneapolis@shopwildemoon
Benjamin Honan is a writer, event producer, fashion and beauty influencer, musician, radio personality, activist, single parent and amateur chef. He has performed in various capacities around the globe in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City, and Le Fleur de Sel restaurant in France. Benjamin entered the twin cities’ fashion scene in 2017 as a runway model for local twin cities Nigerian/Cameroonian designer, Aisha Omar of Fulbekloset (@fulbekloset), after meeting her at a local club in Minneapolis. He has since produced fashion shows, events, and editorials for numerous twin cities brands including Houston White, AfroMN, and Fashion Week MN. Through his work, Benjamin hopes to shine a light on the vibrant, diverse culture of the twin cities as a mechanism for positive change, tolerance, love, and harmony.
Libby London is an environmental advocate and natural dye artist. Trained in cold climate permaculture farming, cooperative sustainable farming, and natural dyeing, she currently runs a natural dye business called Northern Dyer where she grows and forages for natural dye plants, teaches workshops, researches dye plants for our region in Minnesota, and runs a custom dye lab.
I’m a Social Media Content Coach who teaches female influencers and entrepreneurs to get visible, build their brand reputation and grow their confidence WITHOUT already having hundreds of thousands of followers. You can often find me in my downtown Minneapolis apartment snuggling my dog, chugging La Croix and taking creative self-portraits for Instagram on my iPhone. We’d be BFFs if you also believe being weird is a lot more fun than being perfect!
Standing at a height of 5’11” and holding over 1K followers, Minneapolis-born Kristen Parizek first began modeling 4 years ago at the age of 21. With an extensive background in both theatre and dance, she has focused her attention on modeling and has been trained by top models such as Coco Rocha and Janice Dickinson. She’s continued her success by collaborating with local designers for commercial shoots and has walked for worldwide brands such as LeViCo and The Mod House in New York Fashion Week.
Rebekah Anne is a Twin Cities fashion designer who specializes in women’s ready to wear and specialty clothing. Her aesthetic is hippie love child meets disco queen. 70s fashion has always been an inspiration for her silhouettes and fabric choices. A participant in Minnesota’s fashion week for over 7 years, Rebekah Anne has shown collections at various events, dressed drag queens, and created custom garments for a variety of clients. Her vision is simple: make the ordinary feel extraordinary.
Kacie Frederick is an advocate and a romantic, using her Instagram to share honest insights into her daily life. She promotes a variety of social activism, artwork, and dreamy photos on her feed. As a creative writer herself, Kacie enjoys captioning her pictures in hopes of inspiring her followers. Follow Kacie’s Instagram for fashion, advocacy, and unique content.
Kim Hermes@kminh05is a Twin Cities-based model and actor. One of Kim’s favorite quotes demonstrates what her Instagram is all about: “What we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket-case, and a princess and a criminal.” ~ The Breakfast Club. Via her work, collaborations, and life experiences, she shows us we are ALL multifaceted, interesting, and relatable human beings. She loves to connect with others in the creative community to inspire beauty, authenticity, humor, and humanity. Kim also works as a nurse and is a mother, wife, and friend.
Megan is a seasoned publicist and communications expert with experience working with brands large and small on strategic and creative campaigns. A trusted resource for Twin Cities producers, editors, reporters and influencers, Megan loves helping Minnesota-based lifestyle businesses generate media coverage and find the perfect influencer partners. Megan lives in St. Paul with her husband and rescue pup, and they’re expecting their first baby at the end of December!
Meg & Brandi have been friends since they were in elementary school in the Twin Cities suburbs. Meg is married with 2 young daughters while Brandi is enjoying the single life.While their lives might seem dramatically different, they continue to bond over their love of discovering new people, products & brands. They love to share these finds & their honest opinions with their Instagram community.Their account features affordable fashion, beauty, lifestyle, health/wellness & travel (when permitting).Their LIKEtoKNOW.it and ShopStyle are Red Mug Dreams. Website www.redmugdreams.comis coming soon!
A Little over ten years in, her career has taken her across the globe Nationally and Internationally as a platform artist as well as Educator. She is a NAHA award winning hairstylist, her work has been published in multiple magazines, she’s worked fashion week for New York, Bulgaria , as well as Minneapolis. Leaving Philadelphia and New York 3 years ago she now finds herself settled in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis growing her new business FLUX Studio as well as her community.
My name is Derek and I’ve been doing photography since 2011. It all started when I started to take more photos at youth group events and it grew from there—I especially like taking portraits, weddings, and of course travel photos!
Stylist, spiritual thrifter, co-founder of@roseandbulland most recently, Mother. I started my stylist pursuit while experiencing an ebb in my musical flow. I curate and define my own style using ‘new to me’ clothing from thrift and vintage shops. I believe that gathering inspiration through a sustainable fashion lense is crucial. Looking deeper into the effects that clothing industries have on our environment it’s clear to me that sustainable fashion isn’t just a priority, it’s a lifestyle. I believe it’s my responsibility to promote sustainability through fashion and hope that my Instagram can influence others to join me.
Abbie @abbieroii resides in Minneapolis where she designs, knits, and sews custom clothing and upcycled garments. She aims to inspire people to cherish the treasures in their closets and be mindful about buying new. A little creative redesign, alteration, or repair can transform and refresh an old piece and inspire a zero-waste wardrobe. Abbie is always seeking a new creative sewing problem to solve, and most fun upcycle projects call for ingenuity. Abbie can often be found knitting in coffeeshops in Uptown and encourages anyone who sees her to come say hi!
Hannah Swenson is the founder of Twin Cities Boss Babes and is a Minneapolis-based content creator with a focus on travel, fashion, body positivity, and de-stigmatizing mental health. She wasn’t always into fashion but, in her teens, fell in love with the fantasy and creative outlet it provided. She loves to mix thrifted and vintage fashion with new finds. Black and neutrals are her favorite colors to wear. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her dog, try new food, spam her friends with TikToks, and plan all of her future trips.
Cassie Meschke is an entrepreneur with passion. Nothing can stop her once she puts her mind to it! Cassie believes there are no limits to what you can accomplish. Whether you need motivation, business ideas, or help reaching health & fitness goals- she’s got you! Cassie wants to inspire others to make their dreams a reality. Follow this boss babe for more!
Sydney Roberts is a marketing professional in Minneapolis, but calls St. Paul home. She fills her time with plants, vintage goods and thrifted finds, memes, and raising awareness for causes she cares about. Not to mention cracks a good joke every now and then.
Lejla is a Flight Attendant and Yoga Teacher whose passions for travel, yoga, and authentic connections led her to do just that. With such a nomadic and on the go lifestyle, her yoga practice keeps her grounded and she loves teaching everything from hot vinyasa to yin yoga. Planning last-minute trips to exotic faraway places or flying somewhere on a whim for a food craving are not unusual or isolated incidents in her world.
Her favorite places she’s traveled so far are Turkey and Maui and her craziest travel story is from when she ended up in Cuba after trying to get to Chile. Regardless of where she ends up or what she’s doing, she’s probably got a playlist ready for the occasion. She loves sharing her life on Instagram and her blog onlifeoflejla.com, where she writes about all her adventures and other topics.
This is what happens when a teacher passionate about individuality and uplifting others gets her hands on a camera. Madelyn from@Madelens.Photographyhas a niche in Boutique and Senior Portrait Photography. She’s an optimistic, joyful proponent for self-love and emphasizes what makes each individual unique. Her process is different from other photographers – she takes her clients out to coffee, truly getting to know them in order to best capture them. Follow her if you need a little light in your feed! ✨
My name is Allyson Dickman, I am 21 and born and raised in lacrosse Wisconsin. I’ve been modeling since I was 15 and started by doing wedding expos, I then was connected with an agency In Minneapolis and signed with caryn models. I have always loved modeling and being able to express myself through fashion and it’s always been a passion of mine.
My name is a Sophia Stewart. I am a content creator that brings stories to life through social media, creative strategy, event planning, and photography. I want to empower those to speak their truth in a time when we need to be heard more than ever.
Hello! My name is Claire and I am a clothing stylist and product coordinator during the week. During the weekend, I learn and demonstrate Latin dances such as bachata and salsa. I train with Evolución Latina Dance Company out of Chicago and I’m proud to be a part of its Minnesota chapter! Though my work is not traditional, it keeps me moving and my creative side flowing. I love fashion, dancing, and getting to know our wonderful Minneapolis community. Come and take a peek into my life!
Kenzie a small town girl living out her passion in the big city. Kenzie’s motto is “Empower Clients on the inside and curate a vibe on the outside.” After having her daughter in January she realized it was time to put fear on the back burner and follow God and her purpose. “I felt I could not in good conscience empower my child to always follow her dreams without ever pursuing mine.” Kenzie is a technically trained educator but has been styling my friends and family members for years. Whether you are looking for a single outfit or a complete closet overhaul Kenzie and Reign by Design has you covered!
I felt I could not in good conscience empower my child to always follow her dreams without ever pursuing mine.
I am a designer & entrepreneur based in the Twin Cities. Passionate about all things design, fashion, & event related I love to beautify my life & the world around me. While beautifying my world, I focus much of my time on my business, J.Etta. J.Etta is a brand that offers stylish, glam, and unique headwear empowering women who suffer hair loss following chemotherapy/radiation treatments. In my free time I adore hosting dinner parties and trying new recipes. I also tour with a concert pianist 60-80 days out of the year.
My name is Mitchell and I am beauty and editorial photographer based out of Minneapolis. Photography initially started as a side hobby by taking pictures of friends and family, but then it evolved into so much more. I developed an intense passion working behind the camera. I started working with professional models then landed a job at an agency as one of their beauty photographers.
Specializing in beauty and editorial work, I landed on the top 30 list of best beauty photographers internationally created by The Hub. I continue to strive to take photos of uncompromising quality and detail to shake the standards of beauty photography.
I am a style influencer, a writer, a wife to my high-school love, mommy to the coolest kid in the world and my passion and absolute drive in life is empowering women to live a life of purpose, passion and joy!
I am a creative portrait photographer and retoucher/editor and I love to tell stories through imagery. With a keen focus on listening to my clients needs, I go above and beyond to deliver results better than what they expect; dream like pieces of art that can adorn the walls of my clients’ home. With a passion for learning and growth, I continuously work on sharpening my skills as a photographer and a creative retoucher.
Some of my accomplishments include being featured in a number of online magazines as well as my work being selected to be showcased at the MN State Fair 2019. My motto – Change is the only constant. So if you are not growing or improving, you are stagnant or dying. And neither of those situations is great! So better buck up and start moving towards your dreams and goals – one small step at a time!
Abigail Gellrich centers her practice around the avant garde. Her clientele includes CEOs, actors, models and elite athletes. Her work can be seen in print publications, films, and commercials. She is often recognized for her adaptability, and prides herself on her study of shape, and color experimentation. In the present COVID-era, Abigail has adapted her application processes to include the most stringent hygiene practices. She maintains an ongoing knowledge of current technology, products and technique. She considers her artistry a calling and is focused not just on the safety and satisfaction of the client, but their comfort as well.
Do what you can with what you have. Women’s March Minnesota Special Events, Gun Sense Law Advocate, Women Winning Political Leaders of Tomorrow, accidental activist, mother of teenage sons. Someday, we will all get dolled up again and folks like me will plan fabulous parties and events. We’ll see each other from across the room and nod and think “we lived through 2020 and look at us now, healing and lovely.” We will dance, we will laugh. We’ll look fantastic and we’ll be good to each other.
I’m a graphic designer and fashion lover turned sometimes circus girl, which I think definitely influences my style! My fashion motto, and really life motto, is “why not?” I love experimenting with fashion and my style! Getting dressed is sometimes the best part of my day, and honestly very therapeutic. To me fashion is all about expressing yourself and wearing what makes YOU happy. Don’t doubt yourself! Whenever I hear someone say “I can’t wear that!” My response…why not? After all fashion is fun, so if it makes you smile and you feel great in it, wear it!
Diana Hutton was born and raised in Mexico City. She is a licensed Mexican attorney with 10+ years of legal experience, who came to Minnesota in 2013 to obtain a master’s degree in business law from the University of Minnesota. Upon completion, Diana made Minnesota her home and purchased Perfect Ash becoming Minnesota’s sole female proprietor of a tobacco shop in the state, and one of the very few in the country.❤️
In a short time, Diana revamped the company’s business policies and direction by expanding the consumer base to include women and millennials. As such, Perfect Ash has become recognized for its outstanding cigar events, parties, and for providing an atmosphere of excellence to aficionados to satisfy their passion for enjoying cigars. In fact, Diana’s business has been voted Best Smoke Shop by City Pages in 2017. Perfect Ash has also been featured in national cigar magazines like Cigars & Leisure in 2017, and Diana was named one of 2018 Women Who Lead Honoree by Minnesota Business Magazine.❤️
Due to her experience and success, Diana is passionate about helping other women thrive in male dominated industries, while embracing their femininity, strength, and looking fabulous while at it. Diana’s path to success exemplifies the realization that overcoming steep barriers requires a passionate determination, a belief in what you are doing, and defining success on your own terms. Her motto is “if it doesn’t make me happy or makes me money, I don’t make time for it”.❤️
In her spare time, Diana loves spending time with her husband, her step kids and their dog Ramona. Lee and Diana are travel enthusiasts, lovers of fine wining and dining, trailblazers and tastemakers. Together they founded Hutton Global Management, a boutique sports and entertainment firm that specializes in promoting talent and brokering business between the U.S. and Mexico. Family time is as important to them as couple time, therefore date night is necessary for them. You will find Diana with her husband at the best social events of the Twin Cities, always dressed to impress.
Taylor Hafner, a Twin Cities native, is the blogger and creative behind A Styled Sage, a blog about life, style and self-love. Her Instagram account is a place for wise thoughts, getting deep with her followers and sharing aesthetically-pleasing imagery. Hafner is passionate about halting the social media highlight reel and modeling vulnerability. When she isn’t oversharing on social and sipping pretty lattes, she enjoys curating Pinterest boards and geeking out over wildlife documentaries.
Truly Alvarenga is known primarily for her one-of-a-kind CoutureGarments, wielding an aesthetic that isunique, uncluttered and refined in its shaping. Her collections attract admirers through meticulous attention to craftsmanship and the florid stories behind their creation and presentation. One of her last collections was called “theHunt” She lovedtheidea of a foxhuntin a fictional Edwardian England. Alvarenga imagined a place where animals could talk, young women were married totherichest suitor, and fashion was everything.Thelast line ofthestory that inspired her collection is“The fox cried out in his best impression of a fine ladies voice “this time, girls, wehuntthemen!”
Hello! I’m Megan Holida, also known as@style2amaes. I am a born and raised Minnesota gal, who is simply trying to survive my 20’s in the most elegant way possible! Being a recent college student on a tight budget, I have had to take a more realistic approach when expressing my style and interests! Through this, I have found that looking and feeling your best does not need to cost a fortune! My profile shares how I’ve learned to utilize my current wardrobe to create an endless amount of unique and trendy outfits, all while creating the most exciting and memorable experiences Minnesota has to offer! Join me on this beautiful and chaotic journey through adulthood, one thrift store at a time!
Rahmaan Patterson is a St. Paul, MN native that got his start in the entertainment industry in 2015 doing modeling for companies like Best Buy, Target, La Croix, YMCA, and other companies as well. After building his resume he made the leap of faith out to LA in 2018, where he is currently resides. He is continuing his journey in the entertainment industry, growing and building his modeling and acting resume in the LA market.
Keyona Elkins is a 25-year-old, Minneapolis-based fashion Instagrammer sharing her eclectic feminine style. Her colorful, accessible and creatively-styled outfits emphasize consciously wearing pieces in your closet, favoring personal style while also incorporating a few trends. Her feed is full of engaging faith reflections, inventive outings with friends, fun travel photos and a sprinkle of Pinterest-worthy apartment décor. Keyona has a degree in Retail Merchandising with industry experience in product development, trend forecasting and fashion journalism, but her content balances a little work with a lot of play.
While being a student studying dietetics, shooting with friends around the cities is another experience I adore. The ability to share your authentic self, style, and personality with others, who support you is incredible. It fuels my desire to create new looks and themes for my followers. I hope my page inspires others to be kind, creative, and completely themselves!
Hi my name is Eleanor Miller. I’ve been modeling with Caryn for little over a year now. I am excited to announce that I will be attending the European model (EMS) showcase in May 2021. I am hoping this showcase will lead me to more opportunities in the future. I’ve also been a competitive dancer for 10 years now. Performing on stage is my passion and brings me joy! When i’m not modeling or going to school, I love to be on the lake with friends! I also enjoy keeping up with fashion trends and traveling with my family.
Alexander Butterfield is some kind of libertarian, independent, but recognizing where unity holds benefit. His assertion that humans hardly have a place to be human anymore concerns him. He doesn’t like platitudes. Peculiar paths transformed his passion. Transformation is not the right word. Translated, maybe. That is, his passion is what it has always been — just that. His ability to elicit response with analogue and saying crazy things is keen. Alex champions photography in the classic sense: an abstracted language synthesizing verbs and syntax toward a semantic of allegory and emphasis; preparation becomes performance and winning means making art.
Amity has been modeling and acting since the age of eight and loves all of the aspects of both. She has been lucky enough to have had the chance to travel all over Europe and lived in Göteborg, Sweden. Amity loves learning as much as she can about different cultures and strongly believes in pursuing your dreams!! She also holds a bachelor’s degree in fashion design.
Abby is a 18 year old Minneapolis-based model, student, and dog mom. She is a proud redhead, enjoys cooking and baking, and is a fierce animal lover. Unbeknownst to many, she also lives and thrives as a young woman with invisible chronic illnesses. She hopes to show others how beautiful her life is with her service dog, Papillon, at her side. She is looking forward to continuing her modeling career in the local and international markets while being a living example of positivity and perseverance through all she does.
A recent graduate of the fashion program at St. Kate’s, Brooke earned her B.S in Apparel Design, a milestone that has enhanced her passion for style and creativity. Her keen attention to detail, design and influential trends has inspired her to share these skills with others. Brooke started her own fashion based YouTube channel called, Design Your Style, curating videos to inspire and teach women how to use what they have to enhance their own personal style. Aside from fashion, Brooke embraces anything she can do creatively including her Etsy shop of handmade greeting cards and most recently macramé. Connect with her to learn more!
My name is Michael F. Byers. I was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama & moved to MN 2 years ago now. I am a 24 year old entrepreneur in the field of fashion design and real estate. Honestly man, my purpose is to spread the belief in ENERGY. We are all literally energetic creative beings made in the image of an infinite creator. With that, we are powerful & infinite with our minds. When I move on from this place I will leave a legacy of this practice, for centuries to come because life can really be what we believe it to be.
My purpose is to spread the belief in energy
My name is Nina Berglund and I am a Junior at Wayzata High School. I love food, music and people, and try to connect these in my life as much as possible. I play piano and guitar and enjoy writing and recording songs. I have several albums on Spotify (and any other streaming service) under ‘Nina Berglund’ and ‘Andadu’. As for food, I am a strong believer in the vegan lifestyle, as it is healthy, environmentally friendly, and doesn’t harm animals. Lastly, I love socializing with friends and spending time with family. The quarantine has been tough, but I have been trying to make the most of it by going on long walks with friends (when the weather permits) and staying connected through social media.
My name is Kevin Buckhalton and I am born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. I have a B.A. in History from Lawrence University. I enjoy commercial and print modeling and hope to improve in my skills and become a world renowned model someday.
Mackie Noel is a 16 year old, Autistic model and actress. She has had to overcome a lot to realize this dream, but her hard work is paying off! In just over a year, she has participated in more than 100 photo shoots, and been part of 4 music videos, 2 feature length films, more than a dozen short films, and a musical! By the first of the year, she hopes to start a blog to let others know how she got to this point. Mackie hopes the blog will inspire others with special needs to keep reaching for their dreams!
My name is Nicole Eastmead, I am 23 years old, and I live in West Central Minnesota.I work as a Customer Service Representative at Gate City Bank. Part- time, I model for a local boutique named Flourish. As well as being an ambassador for PuraVida Bracelets and Acta Wear on my Instagram page. Some of my hobbies include; drawing abstract line art, modeling, paddleboarding, and weight training. Ever since I was a child I had a passion for fashion, fitness, and helping others. I love to share those passions on my instagram page in hopes to inspire others to go after what makes them happy.
Hannah is a Minnesotan living in NYC working as an apparel designer. She has been featured in MN fashion week for multiple seasons and lived in the twin cities for 7 years prior to her move to New York. While in New York she’s worked at Kate Spade and Madewell. Outside of her professional life she’s busy exploring the city and trying to eat at as many restaurants as possible while trying to navigate the big city and the nuances of NYC.
Handley Zinsmaster is a local vintage seller, designer & rollerskater. She moved to the Twin Cities from NYC in 2012, making kitschy accessories and custom clothing along the way. Living a technicolor dream, Handley is always filling her feed with vintage clothes, delicious scratch made baked goods, and awesome skate clips!
Styled by cici is so dear and near to my heart because I’ve really found a love for fashion. I started styled by cici because I love to make people feel confident and beautiful. Having a woman put on an outfit she never thought to try and just loving herself is so rewarding! Working with equally as talented individuals helps me grow as a stylist. Lots of exciting moves are being made with my styled by cici page! Follow me and experience this style journey with me.
Sheila Regan is an arts writer, critic, and journalist. With a background in theater, she began my her journalism career in 2008 as a theater critic, and quickly took on other beats, becoming a versatile reporter and critical voice in the Twin Cities. She has written for many local publications, and her byline has also appeared in national outlets like the Washington Post, ArtForum, the Art Newspaper, LitHub, Hyperallergic, Bomb, and more. Sheila’s Instagram feed represents her propensity toward curiosity and whimsy, and reflects her love of nature, art, and weird, interesting things.
I love all things fashion and local. Styling has always been a favorite passion of mine and I have recently turned it into a profession. After years of volunteering and working many fashion shows, I have launched my new styling business alongside my online boutique Poppy Stella Rose, which showcases local makers and artists. A portion of all sales from the boutique go to local nonprofits.
Kissi Frost is a 26 year-old artist located in the Twin Cities. Starting her journey from a young age, Kissi is incredibly passionate about her craft, making sure to always keep busy in the fields of concept art/design, acting, and modeling. Her main hobby is cosplay, and she puts incredible amounts of love into each costume she creates. Kissi also has grown a hefty following on her TikTok (@kirstinetheartist) where she showcases her cosplay and comedic acting.
My name is Sophia Knolle-Perez, I served in the United States Marine Corps for four years in California. I am now out of the military and working in security. My dream is to model for clothing brands, magazines, and help be apart of something bigger in the mental health industry, as well as the LGBTQ community.
It wasn’t until I was free to be myself that o started to appreciate myself, and others. That is why I want to be a voice for those who do not have a voice. In my free time when I’m not working or studying I enjoy spending time with my wife, and our 7 cats. I enjoy also taking photos of myself and doing research on how I can better portray myself for the viewer’s eyes. All the success I have so far is because of God and the support of my family and friends.
Come visit me at StudioTM in Sola Salon’s Edina location! I get to know you first to make sure I can combine your dreams and my skills to achieve your perfect look. My craft is always evolving and I pride myself on staying ahead of the curve. Check out my website atwww.studiotmsalon.comto book an appointment with me – I hope to see you soon!
Joy is all about supporting the small business and local spectacles! Her coffee endeavors stretch from Minnesota and beyond with a hint of luxury and lifestyle. Oat milk lattes have a new boost in exposure thanks to@Mspcoffeeandthings!
Callie Evergreen is a Minneapolis-based writer, learner, and lover (mostly of plants). By day, when she’s not writing for a local business magazine, she’s perusing local thrift shops for hidden treasures. When golden hour hits, you’ll find her shooting photos on Nicollet Island, then hosting a game night with her hubby Luke. She’s passionate about social justice, environmentalism, and body positivity. With a background in journalism, Callie specializes in authentic expressions of self and values deep human connections above all. Her Instagram is simply a reflection of her light along the journey.
Goldfine Jewelry stretches the boundaries of innovative design in order to create versatility in fashion-forward, yet timeless and sentimental treasures. The Goldfine Jewelry and littleG handcrafted collections are built on a mission to create the highest quality pieces, designed with passion and incredible attention to detail and are inspired by the constant desire to “wear something different”.
Leslie Veliz is a 24-year-old blogger from Los Angeles that has a love for writing and exploring. She started her blog The Leslie Life in hopes to connect with others who have the same passions. The Leslie Life is budget-conscious and includes blogs on beauty, lifestyle, and more. On her Instagram, she shares her photography, as well as her life in Los Angeles, and her travels.
Born and raised in Minneapolis, I live to celebrate the happenings of this city. Pre-pandemic, I was a frequent concert-goer. Music, especially rock and roll music, means everything to me. I love to collect vinyl and write about my favorite bands, albums and concerts. I love to sing, and one of my dreams is to front my own Black Sabbath tribute band.
Besides music, I love to go out and experience the culture of the Twin Cities by going to restaurants and walking around various neighborhoods with my dog GiGi! When I’m not working at the radio station KQRS, you can find me exploring and having fun with my friends and family. I feel truly blessed to have such a vibrant life, and I love to document the exciting things I see through my writing, photos and videos.
Brooke is a Minnesota native, an aspiring lifestyle blogger & influencer (stay tuned for her blog & website coming soon!) & she is pursuing a degree in elementary education while working as a nanny & house manager. This career has given her many opportunities & the traveling that comes with it is one of her favorite aspects of the job. She has three younger brothers which is where her love for taking care of & teaching children comes from. Her family means everything to her. Brooke is looking to create connections & make some noise in the nanny industry with her blog & partnerships in the near future.
Hello! My name is Lauren, fellow friends and followers know me best as Baby Lo for my fun nick name and small physique. I’m a Minneapolis native and have been living in the heart of downtown for about 6 years now! I also work for a big retail company for the past 7 and half years doing everything visual and fashion related! Follow me for a fun page with a fresh take on fashion! I’m outdoorsy, love dogs, food and can find creativity just about anywhere! Enjoy loves!
Niki Robison has been a licensed esthetician for over 17 years and continues to seek the most up to date treatments, beauty trends, and products for her devoted clientele. Long known as one of the best brow artists in Minnesota, she has clients traveling from all over the country to get her coveted Eyebrow Lamination service and Bespoke Custom Skin Treatments with pressed florals. Follow her Instagram account@NikiRobisonBrowsfor cutting edge skin and eyebrow tips.
Based in Minneapolis, Addie Brokaw is a social media maven who embraces everything positive. Her personal Instagram has shown her journey from Uof M to gigs with the Coca-Cola and her current position with Target where she runs million follower accounts as a Social Media Content Strategist.