Daisy Ridley Just Nailed A Problem With #NoFilter #NoMakeup

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And gave us all a lesson in self-esteem

Among many other things about her, it’s easy to love Star Wars actor Daisy Ridley for her charming, oftentimes incisive, social media presence. Whether you’re a fan of sci-fi or not, take a look at what she’s done as she’s gotten more and more famous, and you’ll def join the ranks of her fandom.

Yesterday, Ridley posted an Instagram pic that nailed a nagging issue we’ve all had with the celebrity #NoMakeup and #NoFilter memes. Granted, we all love a good #NoMakeup shot, but as she explains, it’s not always so simple.

Take a look.

And, yeah, she’s right. As a person scampering around in the world, seeing all these beautiful people with #NoMakeup can be quite daunting. In fact, all these “filtered, most carefully chosen and cleverly edited moments of their lives,” can make us all—even beautiful celebs such as Ridley—scared to share the reality with the Internet. Thank her for having the guts to raise her hand and admit that it happens to her.

More than that, it’s a good reminder and a good gut check. Yes, some of your favorite people to follow are giving us some honest moments through the #NoMakeup and #NoFilter hashtags—but even they are often part of a larger effort to portray something perfect. 

Instagram is a great view of the world, but it can also be a drag on your self-esteem. When that happens, just remember that there really isn’t such a thing as #NoFilter.

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.