Shameless Selfies

(written October 2013 for my interdisciplinary Intro to Social Media class, Fall 2013) Okay, maybe you’re not picture-perfect, angle-worthy Kendall or Kylie Jenner. But if you have a smartphone, or at least a phone with a decent-quality camera, surely you have been guilty of this. Behold, the newest fad of our tech-obsessed generation: the selfie.  SELFIE (n): self | ie a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically taken with …

Hippie Revolution: The Flower Crown

You’ve seen them at music festivals (Coachella-style), on little girls’ hair at parties, at concerts, even on Harry Styles apparently. As made famous by Lana del Rey, the flower crown is all the rage in wannabe-hipster fashion. Either do-it-yourself with a wire headband, scissors and some fake florals from Michael’s Arts & Crafts; or buy the pre-made version at Claire’s or Urban Outfitters. Whether you prefer a simple, peace-y style or the showy, huge petals like Lana del Rey (whose …