Casey Ho Photohops Herself As A Response To Cyber Bullying.

The thing about social media is that it allows people not only to glorify their lives, but has also allowed bullies to gain a power they did not have when they actually had to face the person they were bullying. There have been many cases of kids who have had their self-esteems shattered and have taken extreme measures such as suicide because of online bullying. You see when a bully bullies you in person it is an isolated incident that is only witnessed but a small amount of people. Give this bully internet access and his bullying can reach millions. What is even worse is that anything published in the internet lives on forever and ever.

A group of people who are constantly exposed to cyber bullying are celebrities. While being famous generally implies that your privacy can and will be violated often, that does not give insecure people with laptops, smartphones and Instagram accounts the right to post offensive shit left and right. Celebrity trainer Casey Ho, who’s youtube channel Blogilates who now counts with over two million subscribers decided to do a video in response to all the bullying she has had to endure in the past. This is what would happen if we actually paid attention to the ill words of these cowards:

Always remember: Your haters actually hate themselves.

Let’s Talk About New York

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Let’s talk about New York City, the city that never sleeps, the one that promises you that if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. Millions of people come to New York with a sparkle in their eyes and with the hope that this city will make all of their dreams come true. And for some this actually ends up being the case, however this post is not about them. This post is about the few things that I have learned since moving here almost two years ago.

New York is a city that is constantly pushing you out. It doesn’t really have room for you, it already has enough people. It doesn’t welcome you when you arrive, doesn’t need you when you are here and it certainly doesn’t miss you when you leave. And inevitably most people do. Be it for financial reasons or simply a need for a more peaceful lifestyle, most of these dreamers end up packing up their fantasies and leaving the city that promised to fulfill them.

However after all the observations I have made in the past 20 months, New York is still the one pool I would happily drown in. I guess you could say I’m a fan of complicated relationships.

Have Brand Parodies Become The New Status Symbol?

Ballinciaga, Comme Des Fuck Down, Homies, Feline meow. These phrases and logos have become as well known as the ones that they intend to make fun of. We have been seeing parody clothing for the past two years, shirts hats and other garments that were intended to make fun of how brand obsessed our generation is. But what happens when these anti-status items become mainstream?

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Unless you have been living under a rock or are completely oblivious to the fashion industry you may have the increasing popularity of the parody tee. However these items were not created with the intention of becoming a fashion statement, but as a way of protesting against logo-mania and high-end brand’s ridiculous prices. There are some brands such as Conflict Of Interest who created their line of clothing as a way of protesting against counterfeited merchandise. However, its ironic that their way of doing so is by creating a clothing line that imitates designer logos, isn’t it?

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Case and point, high-end Parisian fashion boutique Colette sells Aint Laurent without Yves merchandise right beside actual Slimane-designed Saint Laurent. When carriers like Colette start selling satirical street wear at high-end prices it not only contributes to pop culture’s infatuation with high-end fashion, but it also removes their counter culture element. If these spoof sweaters and shirts are being sold in boutiques at prices similar to the brands they are mocking, does this mean that they are the new luxury brands? And if so, does this not defeat the purpose of creating an anti-status symbol campaign?

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