What is “digital influence”, really? Let’s be honest: this new expression hides a business Continue reading “INFLUENZA”
I’ve been following the “Free the Nipple” initiative on Instagram for some time. Continue reading “DOUBLE STANDARD”
Since early May 2019, Instagram is officially testing hiding like counts in a few countries. Instagram wants its followers to focus on the content Continue reading “NEW ERA”
Let’s not do it for the gram.
Pictures of fires in the Amazon rainforest are being shared over and over again on social media Continue reading “BRITTANY – EMERALD COAST”
Good read of the week: “Filling the Void” by Marcus Gilroy-Ware, whose concern is to understand why so many people are addicted to social media. Continue reading “FILLING THE VOID”
This is me in black just because I think it’s appropriate, given that I want to discuss the dark side of the force with you today: digital “dark patterns”. Continue reading “DARK PATTERNS”
Time to clear the air.
My Instagram followers have been increasing by the thousands every day for over a week now. This could sound like good news but really it’s not because these accounts are fake, empty shells with no one behind them. Continue reading “FAKE LIFE”
Is a moment of outrage allowed? I guess so.
I have written about my love for Naomi Wolf’s “Beauty Myth”, published in 1990, on a previous occasion. The essay explores how women were, and continue to be, alienated by unrealistic diktats around physical perfection, desirability and the constant staging of their bodies as sexual objects. Continue reading “THE BEAUTY MYTH – PART 2”
Bikini pictures, or the perfect occasion of talking about Naomi Wolf.
I have infinite admiration for the American essayist who published her famous “Beauty Myth” in 1990. Continue reading “THE BEAUTY MYTH”
I recently stumbled upon the Instagram page of a very famous blogger who recently gave birth and has been bombarding her 10 million + followers with intimate pictures of her baby. The pictures feature her and the baby in the clinic room, in the arms of the father crying – the newborn baby’s every angle is given for the world to see. Continue reading “DIGITAL LIFE VERSUS REAL LIFE”
To paraphrase Loïc Prigent, who recently pulished “I Love Fashion But it’s Everything That I Hate”, I love Instagram but it’s everything that I hate too.
I love Instagram because it allows you to create a community of like-minded people, to discover new horizons and sometimes it even makes you meet beautiful people in real life. Continue reading “A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH INSTAGRAM”
If you thought that your selfies were totally innocent, you were wrong, apparently.
A study published in 2017 by the Florida State University suggests that people use different physical positions and manipulate camera angles when taking selfies, in an unconscious impression-management strategy. Continue reading “IMPRESSION-MANAGEMENT STRATEGY”
People often wonder why I don’t post more pictures of the kids.
The dear teenager has her own Instagram account and seeing as the teenage years aren’t generally the ones during which you feel most luminous and radiant, I would never post any picture of her without her explicit approval. Continue reading “GOING PRIVATE”
Today’s subject of discussion is none other than one of the most vanguard Parisian brands, the famous maison Courrèges, which was one of the first to offer trousers and miniskirts to women. Continue reading “COURREGES”
When you have a public account on Instagram and that you wish to reach a maximum number of people, there are two possible postures.
The first one is to consider that you influence others: the idea is therefore to increase your number of followers whilst only following a few, often institutional or celebrities accounts. Continue reading “MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL”
I have two very personal reasons to maintain my website and its related IG page: the two young ladies surrounding me at home. One is 4 years old (and we have time). The other one is almost 18 and, bottom line, is the core reason of all you see here. Continue reading “MEANWHILE, IN REAL LIFE…”
For the past year, I’ve been receiving a diversity of rather interesting direct messages on Instagram.
A few examples: Continue reading “INSTASWAG”
Itsi bitsi petit bikini Burberry…
Well, to be honest, I was not crazy about the idea of a bikini photoshoot. Continue reading “ITSI BITSI PETIT BIKINI”
A kind spirit advised me once to stop posting pictures of myself on the Internet, because, being over 40 and not having a model’s physique I was on my way to the “paroxysm of ridicule” (dixit). Continue reading “GOAL”
You may be wondering what lightpainting is?
Nothing less than a unique photography technique which requires an incredibly long posing time and uses rays of light which appear like trails on the final photo. Continue reading “A LIGHTPAINTING SESSION”
Whilst reading articles on the Internet, I strumbled upon the Dove Self-Esteem Project.
The study reveals the impact that regular selfie-taking can have on teenage girls’ self-confidence. Continue reading “SELF-ESTEEM”
Life is a beach, they say…
…And some other times, life is not a beach.
This is the story of our lives: juggling different tasks and roles all day long. Continue reading “LIFE IS A BEACH, THEY SAY”