Archive for January, 2018

History of Beauty Images

Posted: January 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Instafame and Selfie Culture

Posted: January 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Digital social class cultures, such as the “Rich Kids of Instagram“, have emerged online. Here is a selection of “Rich Kids” from various countries.  

A story in Cosmopolitan about a Rich Kid of Instagram in London, Julia Stakhiva, who doesn’t care if people hate her: “I love all my haters. I would rather die than have people not talk about me.” Also see also “Meet the Prom Queen of Instagram”.  

Also, see this academic essay, “Instafame: Luxury Selfies in the Attention Economy”. 

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Artist Amalia Ulman (photo above) has transformed her photo spoofs of selfie culture into art — and her work had a show at the Tate Modern in London. See, “Tate Modern Taps Amalia Ulman for New Show.” 

Brand Semiology: Christian Dior

Posted: January 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

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On the semiology of brands, see this article on the positioning of the Dior brand: “Representations of women and brand positioning at Christian Dior“. For the author referenced in the article, see Laura Oswald’s article, “Signs, strategies and brand value”.