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Entry from August 15, 2016
Instagirl (Instagram + girl)

"Instagirl” (Instagram + girl) is a female model who becomes famous through social media, especially selfie photos on Instagram. The cover of Vogue magazine in August 2014 used the term “The Instagirls” for Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, and Andreea Diaconu.

Bella Hadid and Taylor Hill made the cover of Vogue Paris for the September 2016 issue, where they were called “Génération Instagirls.”


Wikipedia: Instagram
Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately on the app, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr. Originally, a distinctive feature was that it confined photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid SX-70 images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. In August 2015, version 7.5 was released, allowing users to post photos captured in any aspect ratio. Users can also apply digital filters to their images. The maximum duration for Instagram videos is 15 seconds.

Vogue
The Instagirls: Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, and More on the September Cover of Vogue
AUGUST 18, 2014 9:00 AM
photographed by MARIO TESTINO
Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, and Andreea Diaconu have officially been dubbed “The Instagirls.” All savvy on social media, they’re building their own brands and single-handedly catapulting themselves to this generation’s version of supermodel status. Shot by Mario Testino for the September issue of Vogue, they’re the models of the moment wearing the clothes of the season.

Daily Mail (UK)
‘There are no more supermodels’: Vogue coins fashion’s biggest faces ‘Insta girls’ for cover of iconic September issue
By OLIVIA FLEMING FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 11:55 EST, 18 August 2014 | UPDATED: 19:50 EST, 18 August 2014
The supermodel era is over. For its biggest issue of the year, Vogue has shunned its usual A-list Hollywood cover stars to instead introduce a new breed of top models: The Insta Girls.

The magazine’s iconic September issue features a fold-out cover starring models of the moment Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, and Andreea Diaconu.

‘I don’t think there are supermodels now,’ admitted Miss Campbell in a behind-the-scenes video filmed by Vogue. ‘Insta Girls is the new generation… of us,’ added Miss Kloss, who has more than one million followers on Instagram.

Independent (UK)
Naomi Campbell hits out: Supermodels vs Instagirls
The 44-year-old supermodel has opened up about the pros and cons of models getting their start on Instagram

Linda Sharkey @LindaSharkey Tuesday 27 January 2015
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But legendary model Naomi Campbell has admitted that if she could do it all again, she’ll do it all the same old-fashioned way, rather than becoming one of the industry’s new “Instagirls” because “easy come, easy go”.

Bustle
“Instagirls" — Models Discovered On Instagram — Are Making Naomi Campbell And Other ‘90s Fashion Elite A Little Upset
JAMIE CUCCINELLI
February 2, 2015 FASHION & BEAUTY
Beware Instagirls (aka models discovered via Instagram)! There are some bitter biddies out there all ready to throw some shade on how you gained your fame.

In case you’re a bit behind on the fashionable times, Instagirls are the new crop of the fashion industry’s favorite ladies, who earned their supermodel status through simply snapping Instagram selfies or have gained a huge fan following through being social media queens.

Vogue (Paris)
Vogue exclusive
Taylor Hill and Bella Hadid cover Vogue Paris September issue

They’re part of a new generation of Insta-stars setting the social network alight one selfie at a time. We chose Taylor Hill and Bella Hadid for our September cover, an issue that explores the nuances of a new-season black that’s more magnetic than ever before. Out August 24.

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Vogue US, Sept. 2014: The Instagirls!
Vogue Paris, Sept. 2016: Les Instagirls!
8:16 AM - 13 Aug 2016

Fashion Times
Bella Hadid, Taylor Hill Dubbed Instagirls On Vogue Paris September Issue Cover
Aug 15, 2016 12:55 PM EDT By Britteny Dee
Bella Hadid and Taylor Hill are the cover stars of Vogue Paris’ September issue.

If the cover — which calls the models Instagirls — looks familiar to you, you’re not alone. It’s reminiscent of American Vogue’s September 2014 cover that starred nine lovely ladies who were dubbed Instagirls by the fashion glossy.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • Monday, August 15, 2016 • Permalink