Insta-life vs reality
All of a sudden, the next picture they post from a glamorous event in head to toe couture justifies their celebrity status once again and gets them back in our eyes as 'stars; not quiet like us'. Which then results in a following of over 10k!
So you go online and post a picture of your new Chanel purse; a purchase you had to think long and hard before diving in and emptying your savings on. Yet online, You're now fabulous!
This is the cyber world we live in. We get "fomo" and "wardrobe envy" very quickly because everyone is just having more luck at life then you are, am I right? I mean why does your friends breakfast look like Martha Stewart just cooked up a feast in their kitchen and how does she dress so immaculate when she's just picking up her coffee?
The irony of it all is that even with all this envy and aspirations to be like those 'flawless' human beings, we follow, friend and stalk certain people online because we enjoy that glamour, that little piece of perfection, something that can inspire you whether it's with fashion, food or health. It's not necessarily relatable but its inspiring. It seems confusing that we simultaneously find it annoying when our news feed is everyone's life in pictures; all put together and yet we love seeing perfection?
The truth is, what would social media be if we presented our lives as is? Would you feel the need to post and filter a peanut butter sandwich that you had for breakfast? Upload a picture onto facebook when your child is messy and crying? Would fashion bloggers get any followers if they didn't put effort into their outfits, choice of pictures or overall style? We all have those days when we stay at home in sweats, eat cereal and let our kids run around in diapers but we post the more charismatic (some times not so effortless) side of our life online because that is what people want to see, inspiration to make that gourmet eggs benedict instead of the peanut butter sandwich.
Stars; just like us?