• In the fashion industry, a few influential boutiques stand out. In Paris, it's Colette—in Chicago, it's Ikram. At its helm is proprietor Ikram Goldman, and the brand has a sprawling downtown location. She's dressed everyone from our first lady to high-end execs who don't fret at spending $4,000 on designer dresses. The Midwest fashion icon often gets big-name designers to alter their collections.

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  • Rach Parcell of Pink Peonies has been on the scene for a few years now, and the blogger constantly makes waves in the fashion world. Being based in Utah doesn't stop her from making some series cash. She has made $1 million in RewardStyle commissions alone in one year, has created her own jewelry line, and boasts over 700,000 followers on Instagram.

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  • Stephanie Mark of fashion site the Coveteur says that not living in NYC actually worked to their advantage, telling WhoWhatWear, "Being from Toronto gave us a little bit of a unique perspective and, at least, made our content stand out more. I think not being in New York allowed us to really focus a lot more; it didn’t cloud our judgment concerning who we wanted to cover and shoot."

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  • Texas fashion blogger Jane Aldridge has not only caught the attention of New York fashionistas and celebrities like Kanye West but also of fashion industry icons like designer Karl Lagerfeld. She could live and work from anywhere, yet she remains in Texas, where she inspires readers across the globe with her unique sense of style, her flaming red hair, and her killer shoe wardrobe (natch!).

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  • Rachel Zoe may have been born in NYC, but Hollywood is where her career was built. The fashion stylist, who also has her own fashion line, has worked with many celebrities, including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale, Debra Messing, and Demi Moore, and is the pioneer for one of our favorite looks: boho-chic.

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  • Geneva, Switzerland, gets the claim to fame for blogger extraordinaire Kristina Bazan. With 2.2 million Instagram followers and contracts with luxury clients, such as Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dior, the now 21-year-old blogger is the new brand ambassador for L'Oréal Paris. She's now based in Los Angeles and vying for a singing career, and we can say—we see big things from the blogger.

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  • Amber Venz Box—president and founder of RewardStyle and LIKEtoKNOW.it—is taking the retail industry to the next level, making a success of major bloggers across the world. How, you ask? RewardStyle is a monetization platform where influential fashion and beauty bloggers can promote their favorite items and make a hefty commission doing so—and Venz Box does it all from her office in Dallas, Texas.

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