Saturday Night Social: Hosted in Instagram Rehab

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Instagram is a grim reaper in a bikini, no matter how fabulous Khloe’s colossal art installation of a baby shower may make it appear. The New York Post reports the story of a 26-year-old with serious hustle who ran up $10,000 in debt while interning on a mission to live an “Instagram-worthy” life. Needless to say, reality came down hard.


They report:

Calveiro would treat herself to monthly $200 shopping sprees so she wouldn’t be seen on Instagram wearing the same outfit twice. Every month, she’d also splurge on a designer item, such as a $1,000 vintage Louis Vuitton bag or an accessory from Kate Spade, so she could show it off to her followers.

Then there was the desire to look like a jet-setter, traveling to a new location — such as Las Vegas, the Bahamas and Los Angeles — every month for a year.

Lissette Calveiro now reportedly lives a less photogenic but pragmatic life in public relations. “Nobody talks about [his or her] finances on Instagram,” she tells the Post. “It worries me how much I see girls care about image.”

Still, she lives in Soho now.

I’m heading out to the no-judgement zone of liminal spaces, chaos and tedium and occasional thrills of laundromats and obligatory work things and engagement parties and mediocre but walkable bro bars. Maybe I’ll run into that plastic bag from American Beauty! It’ll be kinda gross but not terrible. Have a safe thrilling relaxing boring or whatever Saturday, everyone!

Staff reporter, Gizmodo. wkimball @ gizmodo



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