Confession: I follow a ton of Instafamous pseudo-celebrities. And the latest addition to my feed is my guiltiest pleasure yet. Meet four-year-old “Mayhem” and her mother, Angie, who spend their time recreating the year’s most memorable dresses… out of paper.

Instafamous Red-Carpet Looks

Image via hellomagazine.com

From Lupita Nyong’o’s Ralph Lauren cape dress to Jennifer Lawrence’s strapless Dior number, each pint-sized rendition has earned almost as many double-taps as its original. And the best part? Little Mayhem makes some of these amazing pieces herself. “The ideas are pretty much a 50/50 split,” Angie told the Huffington Post, “but Mayhem constructs a lot more than most people would probably believe.”

I imagine by the time Suri Cruise is nominated for her first Academy Award, she’ll be wearing Mayhem. Until then, join in on my guilty pleasure and preview her first “collection” here.

Want more kiddie couture? Read on at harpersbazaar.com.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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February 27, 2014

If you’re anything like me, it’s almost like Lena Dunham – a.k.a. Hannah Horvath – is speaking directly to you via her HBO original series, Girls. She can’t pay rent? You can’t pay rent. (Well, sometimes.) Ups and downs with your best friend? Preaching to the choir. And now, us just-like-me fans can connect with Dunham through a whole new medium: a book.

Lena Dunham

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February 11, 2014

Fact: I have an Instagram obsession. I arrange my desk just so before snapping a photo (have to make sure my Vogue and venti Starbucks cup are both visible), debate over filters for way longer than I care to admit, and still get a rush when I’ve gained a follower. But before you judge me – I don’t do selfies. So really, I’m not that bad.

All About Instagram Direct

But now, with the rollout of Instagram Direct, I fear my addiction is about to grow worse. What is Instagram Direct? Essentially, it’s Snapchat-meets-Instagram. With the new technology, you can choose to send your photos and videos to certain friends rather than publish for everyone to see. Say you snap a pic only a few followers will find hilarious. Instead of publishing said photo and getting less than – gasp – 11 likes, you can just send it to the friends that will love it. So those shameless bathroom selfies? Who knows, maybe I’ll even partake.

Learn more about Instagram Direct on Mashable.com.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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December 12, 2013

First there were pictures. Then there was video. And now? Messaging could be a real possibility. According to Gigaom, Instagram will soon give us the capability to send private messages to our contacts. This new feature is “likely to find home in the next version… which is expected before end of the year.”

Ready to become even more obsessed with Instagramming? Um, is that even a question?

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 3, 2013

Your typical Instagram feed of puppies, food, and sunsets? Well, that was then. This is now. On Friday, November 1, “Michael Kors revealed the social media platform’s very first ad,” says the Telegraph. The caption? “5:15 PM: Pampered in Paris #MKTimeless.” The photo showcased a rectangular-faced gold watch and a plate of pretty macarons, which now has well over 200K likes.

And we can expect a lot more where that came from. Burberry is already rumored to be the next brand to launch an Insta-ad in the coming weeks. Watch those feeds – you just may see a sponsored post worth double-tapping.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 5, 2013

As smartphone users, we’ve all taken more selfies than we care to admit. And there’s a definite art to it. You have to know your angles, find the right light, choose a filter, and compose that all-important hashtag. Now, out of this art, there’s emerged a career. Say hello to the Instassistant: a person whose sole job is to snap “selfies” of their celeb boss. Narcissistic? Maybe. Genius? Yes. In fact, there may just be an open position for my feed…

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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October 15, 2013

Mom Style

We’ll cut right to the chase: we’d be lost without our moms. Not to mention our aunts, sisters, grandmothers, and all the other women out there who have paved the way to great style by making sure we didn’t leave the house sporting a pair of flannel PJ pants.

So this Mother’s Day, we’ve figured out the best way to say thanks: by proving to the world that her style’s unrivaled.

Send us a photo of your mom’s impeccable style or tweet us her best fashion advice to put her name in lights – or at least the chance to appear on our login page or social media channels. You can submit your photos and advice via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #momstyle.

We have a feeling this is one Mother’s Day gift she won’t soon forget.

 

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