Topic: vanity

20 Fashion Superstars Who Can’t Stop Taking Selfies

20 Fashion Superstars Who Can't Stop Taking Selfies

Everyone has that insufferable friend on Instagram who’s constantly posting photos of himself or herself, often with a million hashtags, always with a pout. Occasionally, the selfie is ostensibly about something else–maybe “hair” like Miley Cyrus below–other times, they’re just pure, unadulterated vanity presented without apology or explanation. Oh, and sometimes that obnoxious Instagram person you follow just so happens to be famous.

Here are 20 fashion industry luminaries who love their own reflection and the various ways in which that manifests. More »

14 Intrepid Instagrammers Who Thought A #Funeral Was The Perfect Time For A #Selfie

14 Intrepid Instagrammers Who Thought A #Funeral Was The Perfect Time For A #Selfie

As far as the disconcerting postmodern trend known as the #selfie is concerned, the experts have yet to come to any kind of consensus. Loosely defined as “a self-portrait taken on a mobile device and posted to social media, often featuring duckface,” the #selfie is in the eyes of some an indefensible expression of vanity. Others think it can be a healthy, even empowering expression of young female subjectivity (I will discuss this further next week), while yet others are willing to evaluate #selfies on a case-by-case basis. But if there’s one basic tenet I think we all can agree on, it’s that there’s a time and a place for #selfies, and a dead person’s funeral is not it. More »

I Made A Sex Tape

I Made A Sex Tape

Hello again! It’s time once more to take a trip into the dark recesses of my sexual past and tell a story that may or may not make me want to die of embarrassment, for closure and for lols. This is something I’ve literally never thought to write about until now, but nigh a decade has elapsed since it happened, so I’m starting to think it’s more funny than mortifying. Also, if it were going to pop up on the internet, I’m pretty sure it would have by now. Although I might be tempting fate by writing this post. More »

Gallery: The Seven Kinds Of Self-Portraits Posted By Bloggers

Gallery: The Seven Kinds Of Self-Portraits Posted By Bloggers

Earlier today, Jennifer posted a gallery of your beautiful, cowardly faces, and I found it delightful. It was fun to see what some of our readers look like, and also to poke holes in the idea that going barefaced (something a lot of people do all the time, anyway) is enough to earn the stamp of “bravery.” But that’s not the only idea that deserves to have holes poked in it! There are many other disingenuous ways to post photos of oneself; here are seven of them. (Or rather, six plus one honest one.) And lest you accuse me of throwing stones from a glass house, I will admit to being guilty of most or all of them at some point in my life. After all, I’m using examples from my own collection. More »

Party Favors: The First Human Centipede Just Didn’t Feel Complete

Party Favors: The First Human Centipede Just Didn't Feel Complete

Regarding that ban of the Human Centipede sequel. -Double X

Do you need good hair to succeed? -The Grindstone

How to stop checking yourself out so much. -The Hairpin

How to get organized. -ShelterPop

Alec Baldwin on Anthony Weiner. -MyDaily

Men secretly wish they’re women? I don’t know if I buy this. -YourTango

Get Keira Knightley’s denim and print look for less. -The Budget Babe

Rachel Zoe shares her gift ideas for Father’s Day. -StyleList

Lulu Guinness says we need to call Kate Middleton “Duchess of Cambridge.” -Styleite

Diet Coke now producing fashion-focused content. -The High Low

Do yourself a favor and remember to slather sunscreen these six places. -Betty Confidential

Speaking of where, here’s a roundup of great sunscreens. -Birchbox

Cutouts are inescapable. -College Candy

Batik: trending? -The Frisky