Junior Grace Guin is UNC Chicks’ new Bachelorette.
I have fallen victim to the social media slot machine many times. I first created an Instagram account when I was 12 years old. At that age, we are not able to fully comprehend the way that these websites are designed to trick us into using them more and more. I would see one post that made me feel bad about myself, and it would ruin my entire day.
4 Brands Geared Towards Mental Health
As an avid Instagram user AND online shopper, I have stumbled across more than a few eye-catching brands from my extensive scrolling. What began to stand out to me was that so many of these companies had something to do with mental health — whether it be the words “your anxiety is lying to you!” across the back of a hoodie or a brand’s profits donated to mental health organizations.
I have deleted and redownloaded apps like Instagram and Twitter too many times to count. I have frequently heard friends and colleagues say they are “taking a break from social media.” Most people seem to understand why and what that means. But why is it normal, and why do we accept this without questioning it?
The Pitfalls of Slacktivism
Then, it hit me. “Ally,” I stated as my turn came. I felt proud claiming the identifier “ally,” and I felt like I deserved to claim it. At least, to my Black and Mexican-American friends and to my gay sister, I was an ally, right?
Diet Prada (@diet_prada) is what Jonah Bromwich of The New York Times deems to be “an industry watchdog.” Fashion bloggers Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler, now in their fourth year of running the Instagram account, call out brands without holding back. They share photos and screenshots as evidence, even creating memes, to criticize copycat fashion, […]
Tony Liu and Lindsey Schuyler took Prada, and fashion itself, in a different direction. In 2014, Liu and Schuyler created Diet Prada, an instagram account of “ppl knocking each other off.” The account aims to expose designers for being copycats and expose the true feelings of designers, especially those who are anti-LGBTQ or racist.
Dior recently opened a pop-up café on the third-floor terrace of their women’s boutique in the heart of the Miami Design District. The Dior Café follows the tradition originally implemented by Christian Dior to intertwine entertainment, art and design.