A few days ago, I stumbled across an amazing article entitled “Social Media Sickness”. You can read it here, http://leblow.co.uk/social-media-sickness/ and I highly recommend you do because it is incredibly accurate. In the article, the author calls out all the cliches we see across Instagram nowadays. While reading, I noticed a cliché she mentioned in her article present in these photos: that “looking to the side, right foot forward, tippy-toed” pose. When I first started taking photos for social media, I never naturally posed like this, but I began to notice other bloggers posing that way, and I started to mimic their body language. Although I try to create unique content and look outside of Instagram for inspiration, this article really emphasized how formulaic social media has become.
With 2018 fast approaching, I'll be reevaluating my blog and Instagram to see where I want to take things in the new year. I know one thing I'll be focusing on is trying to break away from the cookie cuter Instagram mold so many of us have fallen into and create imagery that (hopefully) will actually inspire my readers and followers.
If you’re interested in shopping my dress, you can find it here:
Dress: C/O Smak Parlour
Beret: Top Shop: Tights: Hue; Shoes: Franco Sarto (bought at Century 21); Purse: Vera Bradley
Location: West Village, NYC