Subversive Femme

Vintage 'grammers you should check out on Instagram

So I somehow stumbled across this Buzzfeed list of 19 Women With Vintage Style You’ll Want to Follow on Instagram – and you know what my first thought was?

Where’s the diversity?
While I love the people they profiled, I did get a feeling of  ‘sameness’ from those photos.

The Vintage Community around the world is wonderfully diverse and gorgeous – let’s expand those stereotypes about who is rocking vintage.
*Buzzfeed did include @norafinds (she’s great), but I still think we can work on their list.

So in response, here’s my:
10 More People Who Rock Vintage That You Should Check Out On Instagram

1. @theblackpinup


Angelique is an amazing pin-up model with the most gorgeous sense of style. Immaculate!

2. @vtgesther

A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀???? VinTaGe Esther???? (@vtgesther) on Sep 5, 2016 at 1:42pm PDT


I have a not-so-secret girl crush on Esther – I mean how can you not love someone as cute as her? She’s an LA-based stylist, and lovely person in real life too.

3. @bygumbygolly


I love Tasha’s take on vintage style – fun and wearable. Chicago-based, she makes a tonne of her own vintage reproductions, knits beautifully and even sews amazing things for her wife @melmakesart.

4. @miss.mari.mambo

Warning, some of Mari Mambo’s photos are NSFW, but her style is killer. She’s a fixture on the LA Vintage scene, and I really love her pachuca outfits.

5. @blakebuehl


Blake posts some really dapper looks for guys/masculine peeps, and is a great example of someone living the 1920s-40s lifestyle. I love his vintage ties!

6. @chronicallyvintage


Jessica hales from Canada, and looks like perfection all the while battling chronic illnesses. I particularly love her sense of colour.
On a side note, Jessica’s house just recently burnt down and she’s lost everything – here’s a link to her GoFundMe if you’d like to help.

7. @vavoomvintage


Brittany is on this list for showing us that you don’t need to have a million dollars, to look like a million dollars. She’s always showing her followers how to make their own vintage accessories to save money – proving you don’t need to spend thousands on floaty evening dresses to fit in the scene.

8. @jazzy1955

A photo posted by jazzy1955???? (@jazzy1955) on Sep 9, 2016 at 7:31pm PDT


I just want to squeez Jazzy into a million pieces, she looks like a vintage cherub.

9. @jennyrieu


Jenny is a curvy model living in LA, and has a seriously stunning wardrobe. I like her glamorous outfits, and that she’s not afraid to show us what she looks like in underwear.

10. @greyhoundvintage

A photo posted by GreyhoundVintage (@greyhoundvintage) on Sep 9, 2016 at 5:14am PDT


Lori is darling – and looks amazingly like Lucille Ball. I’m always jealous of her 1940’s rayon crepe dresses, and love her crazy sense of humor.

Well, that’s my list of 10 more people to check out – now tell me, who should I be following?


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  • Reply
    Nora T
    October 16, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Awww!! I totally agree that the girls on the list have similar styles. Also you're not the only one who commented on the lack of diversity… sigh!

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    October 17, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Lilly Jarlsson
    The Glambassador (but I'm sure you follow her already! 🙂 )

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    October 21, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I am tickled that you did your own “take that, Buzzfeed” post. I have done this a couple times myself because they do seem to be a little one sided, no matter what topic they cover. And my heart goes out to Jessica and her family. What a horrible tragedy!

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    October 24, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks a million for this great list…I've collected/worn vintage for 20 years now, and as a “mixed race” gal I can't even count the number of ways I tried to lighten my skin over the years to achieve the pale look that I thought was so pretty. Hopefully seeing all the beautiful different women on your list will keep younger girls from wasting their time doing something similar. I love your blog and always look forward to new posts from you!

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    October 30, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Lydia1940 is another great one!

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