Pinterest is a new social tool that is sweeping creative souls off their feet. To be exact, Pinterest now has more than 10.4 million registered users, 9 million monthly Facebook-connected users, and 2 million daily Facebook users, according to Inside Network’s AppData tracking service.
Not to shabby, right? But what is Pinterest? Well, it’s a virtual series of pinboards that puts the power of editors into the hands of its users, all while letting you create a myriad of boards based on your interests. Some of the most popular creative displays cover fashion, interior design, diy, and food.
Whether you’re looking to get inspired or to collect all things that you love in an organized place, Pinterest is your spot. You’ll find your favorite magazines, editors, websites, and friends use Pinterest to showcase all things covetable. Magazine rip-outs be gone!
Given that Pinterest is becoming the “it” spot to express creativity, we rounded up the best Pinetrest users who should be on your radar. Whether it’s one or a few boards that stand out, we scoured the site and hand-picked the best Pinterest users to follow.
Here they are, broken down by fashion, design, DIY, and beauty/accessories/lifestyle. Follow Fashion Hippo on Pinerest!
1. Nina Garcia (Marie Claire Editor)
Can’t get enough of Garcia’s column in Marie Claire, or her witty commentary on Project Runway? Then you’re in luck— Garcia is a hardcore Pinterest user, with more than 200,000 followers, 72 boards, and an array of fashion-forward looks and pins you’ll be drooling over.
2. Fashion Hippo
|Obviously, we’re a little biased, but can you blame us? We’ve made a point to translate “it” products and eye-candy galore into 15 boards and more than 200 pins. Looking for a little visual inspiration from our most popular posts, or the latest sample sale deals? Look no further.
3. Refinery 29
Best known for their fashion news and street style coverage, Refinery29 on Pinterest is a hotbed of stylish shoes, easy, breezy looks, and beauty products galore. Noteworthy boards include nail art— the hotest trend in beauty at the moment—look book shots, and highlights from New York Fashion week.
4. Bergdorf Goodman
One of our favorite retailers jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, and now, instead of ogling beautiful clothing in the store, you can do so according to their 34 boards. Bergdorf took the liberty of aiming boards at specific spring trends, highlighting must-have looks, products, and shoes for the upcoming season.
5. Lucky Magazine
The print version of Lucky is chock-full of shopping tips and the latest must-haves, and the magazine translated its point of view well into its Pinterest boards. Trends, both beauty and fashion, street style favorites, “bits and bobs” and even household items are all included in the publications repertoire of Pinterest chic.
6. Glitter Guide
The Glitter Guide is a new site dedicated to anything and everything feminine, frilly, and fun. On Pinterest, the site uses 35 boards and more than 3,000 pins to showcase inspiration, DIY, favorite bags, New York Fashion Week, and more. Each board holds true to the site’s asthetic of glittery, girly fun.
Looking for the ultimate in interior design? HGTV’s Pinterest is a haven of inspiration, with boards dedicated to lighting, gardens, “dream homes,” the color of the month, and more. Given its array of visual fun, HGTV is a must follow for design inspiration.
Victoria Smith is the blogger behind SF Girl by the Bay. She takes interior design on the site to a whole new level by categorizing boards by room, giving you a peek into bohemian styles for every part of your home. But, that’s not all. SF Girl by the Bay includes a noteworthy number of boards dedicated to inspiration, so you get the best of both worlds–great design at your finger tips, and inspiration to create your own festive rooms.
Pinterest user Synapse’s 20 boards and more than 7,000 pins attracted a significant number of followers. Focusing mainly on interior design, her boards range from posters and prints to kitchen ideas, master bedroom designs, and more. For a more laid-back take on interior design, mixed with muted color palettes, look to this Pinterest user.
4. Ideas to Steal
Ideas to Steal on Pinterest is just that– a collection of design inspiration ripe for the picking. 75 boards showcase bright and fun design inspiration, with boards ranging from classic bedroom/kitchen designs to even lighting ideas, floor designs, and more. This Pinterest user isn’t afraid to break down interior design by projects, make their boards directed and easy to navigate.
5. Style at Home
Style at Home is Canada’s top magazine dedicated to interior design. So, naturally, they made our list of the best design pinners. 17 boards showcase fresh and inspired design ideas, while home accessories, florals, and food ideas are all given their own space to flourish.
6. Design Scout
Design Scout is the blogger behind My Heathen Baby. On Pinterest, this user has broken up her interests into 44 boards and nearly 1600 pins. Every part of the house is covered, with boards dedicated to rooms and ideas galore. Not to mention, event decoration ideas and holiday ideas also make an appearance.
1. DIY Magazine
DIY Magazine’s Pinterest is filled with a variety of do-it-yourself projects condensed to 16 visually-appealing boards. Descriptions help with project instructions, while pins cater to projects like painting, wall art, flea-market finds, and more.
2. P.S. I Made This
Erica Domesek’s, Pinterest is the extension of her P.S. I Made This blog, which is a must-read for anyone interested in mimicking the most recent runway trends on their own. With 20 boards, this Pinterest account showcases everything you need to becoming equipped at fashion DIY, like tools, inspiration, books, and home design.
3. Jenni Radosevich
The blogger behind I Spy DIY made this Pinterest, and at the forefront of her board inspiration is friendship bracelets galore. Every board is dedicated to what Radosevich “spies,” with shoe, style, jewelry, and bag inspiration at your finger tips. For more detailed how-tos, visit her blog.
For the best in makeup, hair, and beauty in general, look to BirchBox’s Pinterest. 24 boards give you access to the latest in nail trends, Birchbox television, beauty products, and even wellness tips. Hair trends, the best products, and more are also categorized by Birchbox.
2. Bauble Bar
As one of our favorite go-to source for the bets in jewelry, it’s no surprise Bauble Bar has one of the most visually appealing collection of boards that extend beyond accessories. Although a noteworthy focus, with 10 boards dedicated to the best in jewelry inspiration, design, and new in stock, the company makes a point to include the latest in fashion trends, along with Fashion Week coverage.
3. Joanna Goddard
As the blogger behind the widely popular Cup of Jo, it’s no surprise former Glamour blogger Joanna Goddard has one of the best overall Pinterest accounts dedicated to anything Parisian-inspired and chic. Goddard is the ultimate in lifestyle blogging, translating her favorite picks into highly appealing boards.
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