Instagram, Blogs & Sponsored Posts
With all the fuss about disclosure of products on blogs and sponsored post, the whole Instagram debacle of Social Influencers charging a bundle of cash to post a pic… I thought it would be nice to give back to the retail world and my readers by doing a photo review with a difference for no payment or product being gifted.
Essena O’Neil recently revealed the startling truth that her pics on Instagram were highly photo shopped, filtered and not the ‘real world’… Ummmm I thought that was obvious to most. I Juno or Chrome away, increase the black point but not before I highlight my wrinkles to a nice fade, lux it up and end in a nice vignette…. Sounds like a French salad..
Anywho… Back to Essena who was probably much the same as most social influencers. They received products and payments for a pic. But more on that later.
As a Temple Queen with little fashion sense and a stylist fashion designer, Gucci Mustav, we thought we would collaborate together, her designs, my mundane modelling to bring you another product turned into fashion with a useful purpose (PTIFWAUP) at the same time.
The Chuxress : Not Sponsored
We have taken it upon ourselves to start a not sponsored campaign…. (mainly because no one has heard of me other than a community in Jamaica, Istanbul, Kazakhstan and a bunch of lovely Canadians)
The Chux company know nothing of it, in fact they would probably prefer for us to leave their handy wipes alone but lack of sleep and champagne and spillage, often leads to the best inventions.
Gucci Mustav has done it again and of course so have I with my staggering talent and beauty to bring you the Chuxress.. (A cross of Chux & Dress said drunk) Yes you won’t be able to say it but you can wear it.
Mothers will no longer have to worry about those sticky, grubby little fingers approaching them. A dirty face.. no stress just Chuxress it up.
A spill and you just can’t be F*&^ walking to the sink to grab a sponge. Just Chuxress it up. (Please note, sponge accessory in pic an optional extra)
Mess With Me
Gucci thought “don’t mess with me” should be written boldly. But then together we thought, freaking go ahead and try… Thus the “Mess with Me” slogan stuck.
Now back to all those Social Influencers.
We just figured that with the over inflated fees that Instagramers/Social Influencers were charging, we would do it for free.
I mean I had a quote for one Social Influencer to post a pic for a company I worked for. It was going to cost us $750 plus the $250 worth of product, to simply have a pic live on their Instagram feed for 48 hours.
Real estate in Sydney is at an all time high but to keep this pic live, I would have to pay $50 per week for a wee little square patch……200,000 more followers but really…
Essena certainly started at a young age and the pressure may have been great but she would have surely made a heap of money in doing a job that was a lot less physical or underpaid than most teens her age. She went back through each post and edited it to the real truth. I wonder if she refunded any money paid by sponsors or buyers to that small square.
It’s time there was more exposure on what these insane Social Influencers are charging, they should disclose they are getting paid and followers should really understand they probably never even touch their own Instagram accounts and view any comments but rather let a manager do it for them and decide who is worthy …. (Someone with money)… To appear on the IG account.
These managers allow troll comments to stay and bickering among followers to happen never mediating these conversations or better still, just deleting comments and blocking these trolls because they are a number. A number that can draw more deals.
And here I am giving Chux a few squares on Instagram and a post for free….
Just watch sales increase to an extra 3 this week Chux. You’ll thank me.
BTW Chux is great and really comfy to wear. I bet Chux Blue will be on the Patone Color Chart’s most popular next season along with the runways…
Peace and Ommmg …. realise that that superstar that followed you or liked your Instagram pic was probably automated to the hashtag famous or cute.
That’s a whole other post.
If you have a product you would like me to be a mundane model for, email me : firstname.lastname@example.org
And do you like my dress? I’d love to know.
Scroll scroll down and tell me what’s the most practical thing you wear?