Vanity

Karl Lagerfeld Calls Selfies 'Electronic Masturbation': Am I the Only One Who Agrees With Him?

Ellen Stewart | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech
Ellen Stewart

Selfies at their best are, like the fashion magnate claims, narcissistic and unashamedly self-gratifying. At worst? A sorry way to define a generation and a potentially damaging by-product of a supposedly liberating medium.

Beautiful Vanity: The #nomakeupselfie

Rebecca Myers | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Myers

Narcissism. Isn't it awful? Isn't it just the worst? You open your newsfeed and you see Instagram galore, "look how amazing my life is xoxo", and accidentally EXTREMELY CAREFULLY LIT stunningly beautiful superhuman selfies, as far as the eye can see.

Are Selfies a Sign of Low Self Esteem - The Greater the 'Pose' the Greater the Desire For Others' Attention

BritChick Paris | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
BritChick Paris

‎It is not the self-portrait that's the problem it's the intention behind it. When we are little we make funny faces in front of the camera and are uninhibited in every way. Hormones hit and we feel the crushing weight of spots, braces, bad hair and glasses, not to mention all the stuff that's going on inside. It is not surprising that they have to fake it to feel pretty enough.

I Don't Need a Picture of Diane Abbott

Katie Hopkins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

Taxpayers ask a great deal of their MPs. We want them to fix their pot holes, resolve their planning disputes and somehow stop people parking where they shouldn't. We also want them to represent our views fairly in Parliament - no matter how divided those views maybe. The one thing we didn't ask for was a whacking great picture of them in case we forget their good deeds or looks.

What the Angora Farming Exposé Means for Animal Rights

Maria Chiorando | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

Since PETA's much publicised exposé on angora rabbit farming was released, several retailers have decided to stop stocking the product in their stores, which is good news, but it's likely that it's a calculated decision, now that the ugly face of the practice has been revealed to the public.

The Year of the Selfie - The Demise of Humankind

Leigh Clark | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech
Leigh Clark

The inclusion of the word 'selfie' in the English Dictionary marks more than just the arrival of a new word, it marks the dawning of an unfortunate new era in narcissism. Einstein famously said, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." But he's a dead dude who didn't have an iPhone, let alone Snapchat.

The Hazards of Looking Good - When Vain Equals Pain

Rachel Montague-Ebbs | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Montague-Ebbs

Is it the inspiration of dapper gentlement in the likes of cult television shows such as Mad Men, James Bond in his speedos or tuxedo, or the gorgeous David Gandy? Is it that men are becoming more clued up on fashion, style and showing more of an interest in having a beauty regime? Men are becoming more vain than women and it's not just me thinking this.

Stay Natural Cheryl! The Dangers of Botox and Dermal Fillers

Annabel Burn | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annabel Burn

Where make-up used to do the trick, nowadays, every woman is looking for immediate enduring perfection, whatever the cost, and there are plenty of unregulated companies willing to gamble with our looks for cash. Are these companies, unchecked, preying on the insecure?

Fear of being Forty? Welcome to the Bonfire of Your Vanity

Daniel Warner | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Style
Daniel Warner

It's like I didn't take the phone call from middle age but it's left me a voicemail saying "I've reserved a place for you in your early forties, can you hurry up and confirm your coming only the demand is high and you'll be shoved back in economy if you don't claim your ticket soon".

As Vain As Samantha Brick? The Biggest Narcissists In Literature

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Williams | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home

Samantha Brick's recent 'confession' that women hate her because she's pretty has been attracting a lot of (mostly negative) attention this week. ...

Why Men Hate Me - Because I am So Handsome

Bennett Arron | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Bennett Arron

There has been a great deal of negative feedback to Samantha Brick's Daily Mail article Why Women Hate Me For Being Beautiful. I don't understand why. I completely empathise with Samantha's plight, for I too have the burden of incredible attractiveness to bear.