Over the past few years, a new crop of fashion elite has emerged. They are sitting front row at fashion shows, getting paid to wear designer clothing, modeling for our favorite brands, and creating our daily doses of style inspiration. Who could we be talking about? Well, style bloggers, of course.

Needless to say, we can't imagine our own personal styles without a little real-life blogger inspiration. That being said, it's hard to keep up with the latest and greatest faces out there in the ever-expanding blogosphere. But, when you find a blogger who you love, your world is changed. You might even stalk their local hangout, which, thanks to geotag, is easy to discover. Too much?

Either way, we decided to break it down for you by city -- choosing the best of the best, and our very favorite bloggers who you should be following right now. Are we biased? OK, kind of -- they all happen to be in our Lifestyle Collective. What can we say? We've got good taste.

Our first target? Los Angeles! Click through the gallery to check out the 30 LA-based bloggers who need to be on your radar.