Monday, 12 November 2012

INSTAGRAM INCEPTION



The picture displayed above has no relevance to what I'm about to post, but let's be honest, who reads a post consisting of text only? After all, most fashion blogs exist for [mental] masturbation purposes only. So here is a completely irrelevant picture to lure you into viewing this post. It was taken in New Orleans just days after I lost my Nikon DSLR to a shady cab driver. Thus, I found solace in the groping hands of horny navy men. 

This post is to inform you all that I have now succumbed to the temptation and have been sucked into conforming to this new fad called Instagram. As aa [amateur] photographer, I absolutely hated this app. Yes that's right, photography is a huge passion of mine, which is why most of my friends were shocked that I decided to pursue a fashion blog instead of one pertaining to photography. Perhaps one day, if this blog survives, I shall share some shots of mine with you. But anyway, I refused to join Instagram all this time because of what it represented; a vessel to people pretending to be fucking photographers and models. It gave rise to a bunch of lazy, wannabe photographers because they were now equipped with the ability to apply a filter to a mediocre image that they took off their phone. I considered it an insult to anyone who is remotely serious about photography. 

But alas, I have crossed over to the dark side and find myself surprisingly addicted to Instagram. I enjoy it mainly as a platform of sharing images, particularly for the purpose of generating traffic for the blog, but also because of the amazing stalkerish abilities it grants me into the lives of people who rejected my friend requests from my fake Facebook account. In fact, I spent nearly 4 hours on my first day as an Instagram user, prying into the photographic lives of those that I have only dreamed about interacting with. It reminded me of the time when, 3 years ago, Facebook's security glitch allowed all users access to each other's profile for a 24 hour period. Needless to say, I stayed up all night and raped the London network. 

So yes, follow me on Instagram? My username is roxthefoxx. With two xx's. I will bring down the original roxthefox. She/he shall be named my arch nemesis on Instagram going forward. And if you're really interested in following me, than I also have a private Instagram: Fameisficklefood. There, now I have revealed you to my personal and private life. 

Since this is a fashion blog (apparently), I'm wearing an aqua Topshop tank, MiH Jeans, Nine West flats, and a sweaty navy cap in the photograph above. 


48 comments:

  1. hi dear, thanks for visit, of course we can follow eahc other, I start following you now and hope you'll follow me back!

    ♥ Margherita ♥

    Frivolezze Provinciali

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  2. UR BLOG IS BEAUTIFUL! I have followed u on GFC :) hope u can give me back the same love. :)
    <3 See u around!

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  3. Welcome to the dark side. Personally i think Instagram is a lot of fun. Nothing you should take to seriously. Love that pic <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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  4. Hahaha this post is hilarious!! I know exactly what you mean about Instagram-I got an account but very rarely use it. I think it's more because I'm too scared of going over my data limits than anything else by now. Also, I am SO SICK of seeing pictures of people's dinners and unimpressive outfit pics. I though that was what Facebook photos was for!

    I'm following you now, btw, follow me back?

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  5. Yay, welcome to instagram.
    xo
    Rachelle
    http://pinksole.com

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  6. Great pic!!

    http://valentinamode.blogspot.com

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  7. This post is hilarious! Welcome to instagram! I'm about to go follow you-follow me back!

    http://scattergirll.blogspot.com

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  8. It's a funny but sad truth that many bloggers think of blogging as just images... I personally feel it shrinks the brain because nobody wants to learn anything or simply read something interesting...

    I've been on Instagram for ages, but never really got into the whole thing... I play with it for a day and then forget for months.

    xxx

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  9. haha so true :S!!......Thanks for your comment!!... Visit http://urbanfashionstylee.blogspot.mx and check my new post!!...Following you now, follow me back :)

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  10. I'm glad you'll be on instagram! absolutely love your pics! :)

    www.NoteBrooke.com

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  11. Hey girl- Don't worry, the dark side is actually kind of a fun party :) I just followed you as your 9th follower. Holler back at your girl at hollyfoxenwells :) Have a great week, doll!

    xx
    Holly Foxen Wells
    GlamourMash


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  12. I haven't opened an Instagram Account yet but probably will look into it this week. Especially since it might direct some traffic to my blog. Being in fashion and doing editorials I work with serious shooters so I pretty much feel the way you do about sprucing up poorly lit photos with blue and brown tones. Def worth checking out though...

    oxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  13. I love your blog! Your outfit in the last post is so cute! I'm now following you, would you like to follow back?

    http://dashofglamm.blogspot.com/

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  14. If your IG is as good as your blog posts, I'm sure it'll make quite the entertaining feed! I'm @allergictovanilla- looking forward to following you, follow back if your into it. ;)

    xo Carlina
    AllergicToVanilla.com
    Have you entered my Vanessa Eves giveaway yet?

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  15. funny photo;) i don't have instagram... yet.

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  16. I'm pretty addicted to Instagram too – welcome to the dark side :)

    Sea and Swank

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  17. HAHA I really want an iPhone so I can have Instagram! My husband has it and I always steal his phone and look through his pics!

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  18. I loved this one "After all, most fashion blogs exist for [mental] masturbation purposes only." it really made me laugh

    hugs
    Minnie
    http://colourofthewinds.blogspot.co.at

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  19. Ah ah you made me lough! I am a new follower if u like we can follow each other! giulia
    fashionmamas.blogspot.com

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  20. hehe @ "prying into the photographic lives of those that I have only dreamed about interacting with" ... why the london network i wonder?!?!

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  21. i love your style- you look so glam.
    I am a new follower;*:*
    kisess:* Ola

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  22. Girlie, you are gorgeous!
    yuliconversations.blogspot.com

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  23. Great post! Really cute blog! Would you like to follow eachother? xx
    http://pastel-pink-lace.blogspot.com.au/

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  24. i followed you love can't wait to see more pictures! hope you follow back :))

    http://everythingsalwayssunny.com

    Kristin
    xxx

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  25. of course, we can follow each other! just follow me and let me know!

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  26. Haha, well welcome to the dark side! xo :)

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  27. Adorable pictures!
    We are now following you (on gfc and bloglovin)maybe do the same to us?! :)

    LOVE,
    A&G
    Our Blog - F A S H I O N O X Y G E N
    Our Instagram - F A S H I O N O X Y G E N INSTAGRAM
    Our Facebook- F A S H I O N O X Y G E N FACEBOOK

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  28. Haha! Everyone's a model now; they stand around in their backyard and have photos taken, watermark added by some 'pro' photog, and they can say that they are models. This was in existence long before Instagram ;)
    But I do understand your sentiments; black when I had a BlackBerry (what, stone age?!) I was so against the whole iPhone/ Instagram fad. It catches on though!

    SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com

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  29. Thanks 4 your comment dear, I already started following, hope you`ll do the same
    kisses,
    http://keepitstylishandsexy.blogspot.com

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  30. it's so cool you have to accounts in instagram. your private account is very fashionable as well

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. I'm hosting a glasses giveaway on my blog here check it out!

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  31. So great to wake up on a boring Tuesday morning, turn on my Macbook and see that you're back! Finally! :)

    x
    Sabrina
    apixiesviewonfashion.com

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