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You know those good hair days that just call for a shameless selfie? Well those days also exist for good butt days, too—you know, those days when you slip into your favorite pair of jeans and your tush looks absolutely Calvin-worthy. We gathered some of our favorite #buttselfies on Instagram—asspiration, if you will—to celebrate the launch of our exclusive new denim line. – Marissa

A Different Kind of Instagram

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In the digital world, it’s hard to see beyond strategic selfies and personal promo. But Marissa and I believe that Instagram and Twitter and all of those things can be pretty useful. A few years ago, the two of us created personal Instagram accounts, where we posted pictures of our crazy outfits and cool friends or, in my case, my really good-looking golden retriever. Instagram was fun, but not exactly professional. Then, Marissa had a genius idea and within a couple days she had Cur8ed, an Instagram profile where she posted her favorite editorials and reinvented them on her own body. It was genius and I was jealous. So, on a car ride with her, Marissa encouraged me to start something too. Fast forward a few months and I was the proud owner of Copy Lab, something I’ve deemed “a social experiment on taste and perception” but is, in all reality, Photoshopping designer goods onto famous paintings. Instafame still hasn’t hit either of us, but we’re having fun doing it, and it’s a lot more fun to create original content than it is to take millions of selfies (eventhough, yeah, we still do that on occasion). Marissa and I had a conversation about all things Insta a few days ago and thought we would share! –Chris Rellas

Guest Edit: #FreeTheNipple

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As social-media-ites rally to free their nipples (or one nipple as the hashtag #FreeTheNipple suggests), I’m over here in Japan nipple free. Well, I’m Nippless (TM), to be precisea Japanese brand of nipple covers that we use to hide the color and shape of the female nipple. I’m still decked out in these circular bandages from a fashion shoot earlier today, a souvenir that gives me the torso look of a plastic dolly.  See, in the business of Tokyo fashion, nipples are not “free.” On the streets of Tokyo, nipples are definitely not “free”. It would seem to the outside world that Japan is not exactly at the forefront of nipple freedom…

And The #NastyGalShoutOut Winners Are…

Last week we hit one million followers on Instagram, and to celebrate, we asked you to send in your best/loudest/most hilarious #NastyGalShoutOut to win a $1,000 gift card. Well, the results are in, and we have our five favorite videos right here to share with you all! We loved Genevieve’s stop-motion Polaroid picture, Khym’s puppy-infused dance sesh, Melissa’s honest reveal of Abe, Stephanie’s magical dream, and Dash’s shout-out heard ’round the world. Ladies, check your Instagram inbox to claim your prize, and keep your eyes peeled for the next big contest coming up reallll soon.

Steaktooth On: Thigh Gaps

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In the online world, it’s hard to distinguish between what is just enough and what is too far. Terms like “thinspiration” may have been born from the innocent phrases like “bikini ready,” but now these words are tied to much darker subjects—like pro-ana sites. It is for that reason alone many health and fitness bloggers have caught flack for promoting their body images, although likely to be achieved through a positive and healthy lifestyle. Now, the images end up triggering as often as often as they inspire.

And The Winners Are…

Not gonna lie: Though our Hit The Dance Floor was a smashing success, we’re kinda sad it’s over because all the hilarious, creative and freakin’ awesome entries were totally entertaining. There were lots of Jeffrey Campbell, a few animals (omg, those goats!) and some mind-blowing dance moves. We laughed our asses off, and were totally inspired to dance them off, too. You can see the winning video from Megan above, and all of the runner-ups after the jump.