Fuel your imagination with our fortnightly edit of creatives and photographers who take Instagram to a whole new level, curated by writer Marcia Veiga. We spotlight global talents that will elevate your feed and inspire your own creative output, from interior stylists and architects to visionary image-makers.

Joy Sauvage, stylist

 

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‘There is nothing sexier than someone who is confident with who they are,’ stylist Joy Sauvage tells VSP. A compulsive reader, this love of self-expression trickled down and transformed into the fashion stylist’s polished style, strongly influenced by her French upbringing.

 

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Carl Barnett, interior designer


Carl Barnett is an interior designer, artist, and founder of NOURISH Gallery in New York. Being inquisitive is second nature to Barnett, who prides himself on expanding the ‘bubble’ of design. His work delves into time, meaning and purpose. Every piece – be it furniture design,  painting or sculpture published on his Instagram –  showcases the struggles of the human condition while challenging onlookers to question: where we’ve been and where next?

Velma Rosai-Makhandia, photographer

 

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Self-described Nairobi’ trendsetter’ Velma Rosai-Makhandia is a photographer and art director whose images tell stories deeper than what meets the eye. She first hit the scene in 2014, when she and her brother launched Thrift Social Nairobi – a community platform to showcase Kenya’s creative fashion and music scene. Rosai-Makhandia’s digital grid exhibits her artsy aesthetic and expresses her love for her culture.

 

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Colin King,  interior designer and stylist

 

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Colin King credits his diverse work experience for his educated eye and talent for selecting furniture, art, accessories and textiles. The NYC-based interior designer started in the industry as an editorial producer before becoming a stylist, interior designer and visual brand consultant. King celebrates the philosophy of wabu-sabi and the beauty of imperfection while his signature aesthetic blends natural materials and neutral hues.

 

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Nicole Franzen, photographer

 

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Nicole Franzen is a go-to NYC-based interior and lifestyle photographer whose work has graced publications such as Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit. Her career has taken her across the globe with brands and magazines, from Airbnb to the lust-worthy homes of A-list celebrities. Her platform proudly shows off her catalogue.

 

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