• Night on the tiles: decoding the power of the bathroom selfie

    7 days ago - By The Guardian

    How the loo became fashion's favourite backdrop A long row of sinks and at each one a woman, leaning. “They rummage through their handbags, pulling out various make-up items; applying blushers, concealers and brightly coloured lip-glosses.” In the academic book Women And Alcohol: Social Perspectives , under the titillating heading Glamour Over Consumption, this ethnographic data from a city-centre pub in Canterbury explores the way a bathroom allows women to “assess their intoxication and femininity”, taking part in a familiar form of “calculated hedonism”. Backcombing her hair, one turns...
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