In defense of Lena Dunham’s dress

Lena Dunham

I first became a fan of Miss Dunham after stumbling across her film Tiny Furniture on Netflix a few years back. The movie was a painfully relatable tale about a young woman adjusting to life after college, a subject which has been examined and retold close to 100 million times. In spite of that fact, the writing and character development was innovative and uniquely entertaining. Dunham managed to capture the anxieties of a generation without making us all dry heave.

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Almost none of the romantic interests work out, welcome to real life, and her pre-grad friends no longer make the cut in a post collegiate world. My absolute favorite scene is when she tells her mother about a humiliating encounter, which involved a doggy-style sex act in an empty sewage pipe. Yes, you read the correctly. I guess what I really like about her is the willingness to take it to not-so-pretty places, and hey, guess what? Real life isn’t always so pretty. Sometimes you date 3 men in a row who don’t like you, and you still have to get up in the morning and pull it all together.

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When Girls finally premiered I was pleasantly surprised to see that same humor and honesty which I had found so endearing. Love her or hate her, she is a revelation in comedy and a huge step forward for woman in the arts. She also sometimes make quirky outfit choices and has a normal-looking body which she has no shame in showing, and why should she? The fact that so much attention has been placed on her physical features speaks volumes about who we are as a society and how we value women.

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Lena Dunham is too much like us, her stomach is too soft, her hair is too unkept, and sometimes she makes a fool of herself after drinking too much opium tea. That is why I will never fault her for wearing Giambattista Valli Couture, Hell, I would give a small toe to get in that insane gown. Normal people don’t go to award shows, but Lena does, and she made sure to be remembered for it.

Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff

Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff

Be you, be happy.

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Who you should be following on instagram.

We all have Instagram envy.

Those beautiful clothes, that beautiful location. What kind of lives are these people living?! So in honor of all the Instagramers we envy, here are a few more to add to the list.

Who: Eva Chen

What: Editor in Chief of Lucky Magazine

@evachen212

Former Pre-Med student, Eva realized she had an undeniable love for fashion after one fateful summer interning at Lucky magazine. Her jovial personality is evident throughout her photos, and her “Accessories of the day” posts are always something to look forward to.

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Who: Katie Shelton

What: Skunkboy Blog

@skunkboycreations

Katie Shelton is a blogger, musician, artist, and most importantly, Mama of two beautiful daughters. Her life is full of color and creativity and her Instagram is no exception. Plus, she has the perfect shade of red hair the world has ever seen!

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Who: Amanda Seyfried

What: Actress

@mingey

As an actress Amanda lights up the screen. In real life, she is just a girl with an incredibly adorable dog. This Instagram is more or less dedicated to the furry people in Amanda’s life.

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Who: Erika Bearman

What: Oscar de La Renta Public Relations

@oscarprgirl

Otherwise known as Oscar PR girl, Erika’s life is all about luxury fashion. Her Instagram gives you a sneak peak behind the fashion empire without sacrificing her obvious sense of humor. She is also no stranger to the selfie, except her’s are in $10,000 gowns.

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Who: Fashionista.com

What: Fashionista.com

@fashionista_com

This Manhattan based website has been steadily building a reputation amongst, you guessed it, Fashionistas. Their Instagram account keeps you in loop of all the trends, collections and sometimes some juicy gossip!

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Who: Laurie Simmons

What: Photographer, Lena Dunham’s Mother

@lauriesimmons

Talent seems to be passed down through genetics in the Dunham family. Laurie’s Instagram showcases her talented daughter, but it also provides a glimpse into the life of a working artist. Come for the Hollywood snapshots, but stay for the truly beautiful images.

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Who: Cydney Morris and Dallas Wand

What: Stone Cold Fox

@Stone_cold_fox

Two beautiful California blondes came together to create the vintage inspired clothing line of your dreams and this is their Instagram. Almost too beautiful for words, these girls not only share their designs but their inspirations as well. Follow if you are in need of some sunshine in your life.

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Who: Elsie Larson

What: abeautifulmess.com

@elsielarson

As one half of the blogging duo that brings us A Beautiful Mess, Elsie’s Instagram is both beautiful and educational. Her two pups are pretty cute too! Follow Elsie if you need more crafty girls with bangs in your life (Who does’t?).

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Who are your Favorite Instagramers? Please share! And don’t forget to follow me @stephanie_nina if you enjoy horrible dressing room concoctions!

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