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We've recently introduced Insta-crush Wednesdays! As one of the leading social networks, but with so many people using it, it can be difficult to work out who to follow. So each week from now on we’ll be introducing some of our favourite Instagrammers around. From street-style fashionistas to food stylists, we bring you the people who you may not be following, but definitely should be.

This week? Meet Brazilian born artist and designer, Loza Maleombho.

ELLE: Who is @LozaMaleombho?

I am Loza Maléombho, a fashion designer and artist born in Brazil, raised in Côte d’Ivoire and the U.S. I am currently based in Côte d'Ivoire where I oversee the production of my eponymous womenswear label. The brand is stocked in New York, South Africa and Nigeria. Go to to find out more.

ELLE: How long have you been on Instagram?

Since 2010 I think?

ELLE: Main inspiration for Instagram?

Anything culture related, travel and photography.

ELLE: Your Instagram style?

I like for my Instagram to look like a mood board/ vision board that tells stories from both continents (America & Africa), and inspires at the same time. As well as this, Instagram helps me to market my products.

ELLE: Favourite design/art pieces from your collection?

I am currently obsessed with the skirts from my #LMAW15 collection “Alien Nation.”

ELLE: Top 3 people to follow on Instagram?

@amy_sall gives you culture and a history lesson

@louisphilippedegagoue gives you bold fashion and colors

@streetetiquette gives you the streets with style and aesthetic

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