Glam and Glitter: Rising Instagram Star

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She's a jet-setting social media queen who's serving serious Instagram game - no wonder Tamara landed our Rising Instagram Star award. Here's what happened when she hit InStyle's #Project13 shoot...

Glam and Glitter

WINNER: Rising Instagram Star

The InStyle Project 13 shoot happens to fall in the middle of fashion month and Tamara Kalinic is in the thick of it. ‘So I did London Fashion Week, then it was Milan,’ she says in Serbian-accented English. ‘I think I’m going to Paris… tomorrow?’ It’s still rare for high-end fashion brands to collaborate with vloggers, but Tamara’s YouTube channel and stylish Instagram account have caught the attention of labels such as Kenzo, who recently invited her to open their Bruton Street store. Tamara has loved fashion since her days as a pharmaceutical student at Brighton University, where she’d moved from her native Serbia. Back then she felt like a lone wolf – ‘No one wanted to talk about the colour of the season with me’ – so she went online. Needless to say, the pharmaceutical career took a back seat.

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AGE: 26


JET SETTER: Serbian-born Tamara Kalinic is a fashion blogger extraordinaire (you’ll know her best as Glam and Glitter), posting eye-catching outfit choices no matter the weather, city or even country. Jet-setting around the world is a full-time hobby for Tamara, who now lives in beachside Brighton. We spy Ibiza, Greece and Madrid in that jam-packed passport, and that’s just over the last month! Log on and find the hashtag #theglamandglittertravels to scroll through her latest journeys.

#GOALS: Tamara’s blog and YouTube channels might be adored by the internet’s finest (38k subscribers on YouTube alone says something), but it’s that sun-drenched Instagram feed that has given us crazy FOMO. Tamara is serving serious  lifestyle goals from around the world, whether it’s her outfits, cocktails or general stunning scenery. And when she’s back in the UK? Expect the latest beauty drops, sneak peeks inside her wardrobe and office-space inspo that will you have you de-cluttering within minutes. 267k followers are hooked, and so are we.

FASHION OVER PHARMACY: Tamara actually studied for a degree in pharmacy at the University of Brighton. She graduated in 2011 and began her career as a pharmacist almost immediately. Tamara might have started Glam and Glitter as a side project, never thinking she’d be working in the fashion industry full time, but hundreds of thousands of readers meant she could fully focus on blogging and leave those prescriptions behind. She has since worked with the likes of Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs and ASOS.

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