Joanna wears dress Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. Shoes Jimmy Choo. Joe wears coat and hat Maison Margiela (Womenswear). Jumper Bottega Veneta (Womenswear). Shoes model's own.

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We frolicked with some of our favourite faces from Instagram and asked them about followers, favourites and their real feelings about social media right now...

by i-D Staff
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02 December 2015, 2:30am

Joanna wears dress Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. Shoes Jimmy Choo. Joe wears coat and hat Maison Margiela (Womenswear). Jumper Bottega Veneta (Womenswear). Shoes model's own.

Joe Fahy, 20, Ireland
What do you do?
I go to art school and play a lot of video games.
Do you care how many followers you have on Instagram?
Everyone secretly cares, it's like ranking up in a game, like going prestige in Call of Duty.
What's your favourite social media network?
YouTube. There's so much stuff you can learn. It's better than looking through a hundred pictures of pale sea-punk-aesthetic kids taking selfies with their Fiji water.
How does social media make you feel?
Sad. Everyone's an extremist. It's kind of like a cult of mini cults that all fight with each other.
@j0efahy 

Joanna Kuchta, 19, Ireland
What do you do?
I'm a university student in Dublin.
Are you conscious of what you put up on social media?
You have to be when you have a large following.
What's your favourite social media network?
Instagram hands down! Unless you want to take nudies or have an outline of your nipple showing, then it sucks. My photos get deleted sometimes, but I still repost them as a protest. The human body is art.
@joannakuchta

Reese wears jumper Emanuel Ungaro (Womenswear). Trousers vintage from Tank. Socks and shoes model's own.

Reese Cooper, 17, Atlanta
What do you do?
Direct/design and put people in the right position to help them achieve things.
Do you care how many followers you have on Instagram?
No, followers don't pay for your food.
Whose account do you double tap most on Instagram?
@jakobhetzer 
Are you conscious of what you put up on social media?
Yes. I only post pictures but some say too much about me.
What's your favourite social media network?
Tumblr, because it's based on content, not hype or follower count.
What do your social networks say about you?
Only whatever I feel people should know.
How does social media make you feel?
Sometimes distracted from the real world but also connected to an audience.
@reesecoop

Eilidh wears hoodie vintage from Killer Kilo. Trousers Alexa Chung for AG Jeans. Mask Han Kim.

Eilidh Nuala Duffy, 18, Glasgow
What do you do?
I study Fashion Journalism at Central Saint Martins but I don't really know what I do all day.
Do you care how many followers you have on Instagram?
I'd be lying if I said no.
Whose account do you double tap most on Instagram?
My own.
Are you conscious of what you put up on social media?
Yes. Unless I'm out, then things can get a bit out of control.
What's your favourite social media network?
Instagram, because it's the best for stalking people.
What do your social networks say about you?
I'm very into cats (and occasionally other animals) who accessorise.
How does social media make you feel?
That's arbitrary.
@eilidhnuala

Lizzie wears blazer DKNY. T-shirts Aries. Belly button stud and watch model's own.

Lizzie Farrell, 19, London
What do you do?
I'm a visual environmental activist, working on the project: Remember The Glaciers, aiming to raise awareness about climate change, adapting the aesthetic of 'eco-friendly' to appeal to the iGeneration.
Do you care how many followers you have on Instagram?
I'm interested but I wouldn't say it causes me concern. It's just great to see the number of people I have the potential to inspire when it comes to raising awareness.
Whose account do you double tap most on Instagram?
@earthvisioninstitute 
Are you conscious of what you put up on social media?
Yes, I put a lot of thought into my posts, things can be manipulated or twisted so I try to be careful with what I say.
What do your social networks say about you?
It's not really about me... more about building the climate movement.
@glacier996girl

Ruby wears top Paul & Joe. Skirt Dondup. Shoes Manolo Blahnik. Josie wears dress Marc Jacobs. Tights Falke. Shoes Manolo Blahnik.

Ruby Savill-Downs, 15, London
What do you do?
I'm a student.
Do you care how many followers you have on Instagram?
Yes, but no. It's great having a certain amount of followers as it's provided me with such cool opportunities, but I wouldn't say the number bothers me.
Whose account do you double tap most on Instagram?
@sezcherie - she's gorgeous and her style is amazing!
What do your social networks say about you?
Whatever you take from them! 
How does social media make you feel?
Inspired.
@o.734 

Josie Rebekah Medd, 17, Cambridge
What do you do?

I photograph, blog and occasionally attend college.
Do you care how many followers you have on Instagram?
Obviously. It's hard not to. It's weird to think that all those people care enough about your life and opinions to follow you or interact with you.
Whose account do you double tap most on Instagram?
@tobythetinymonkey, @carolinenehring and @prettysickly.
Are you conscious of what you put up on social media?
You have to be - one small wrong move and you've completely fucked up.
@josxmedd

Kayla wears top Chanel. Choker model's own.

Kayla Hadlington, 22, Birmingham
What do you do?
I'm a fashion blogger.
Do you care how many followers you have on Instagram?
I guess so, it's nice to know that a large group of people are interested in whatever you post and that they support you when you put lots of effort into creating content for them.
Whose account do you double tap most on Instagram?
Probably @internetgirl, she is cool as fuck. 
Are you conscious of what you put up on social media?
I plan all of my posts the same way as I plan all of my blog posts so I guess that I am very conscious.
What do your social networks say about you?
I like pink and ice cream.
How does social media make you feel?
Like a fluffy gerbil in her spinning gerbil wheel.
@kaylahadlington

Zaina wears jumper and rollneck Pinko. Jeans Alexa Chung for AG Jeans. Socks Falke. Nose ring model's own. Shoes Vic Matié.

Zaina Miuccia, 22, London
Do you care how many followers you have on Instagram?
I miss having 50 followers; being able to post weird or raunchy memes and have only my friends see it. Now a lot of people see my shit, that's why I have like 3 million private Instagrams.
Are you conscious of what you put up on social media?
Very conscious. Having young followers means I can't be as obscene or vulgar as I am in real life. I do it for the children.
What's your favourite social media network?
I honestly hate them all. I'll probably delete my Instagram next week again.
What do your social networks say about you?
Hopefully people will recognise that I post for myself and my friends. I don't use it as a tool to market myself. I use it to post inside jokes and weird memes. 
@kukuiuo  

Romeo wears top A.W.A.K.E. T-shirt vintage from BBFBB.

Romeo Hakém, 20, Cape Town
What do you do?
I'm currently studying graphic design.
Do you care how many followers you have on instagram?
No, but it's cool I guess.
Whose account do you double tap most on Instagram?
This girl from Cape Town, keeping the name a secret.
Are you conscious of what you put up on social media?
Not really, it's the "SAMO" tbh.
What's your favourite social media network?
Instagram, it's the only one I'm active on and I'm quite melodramatic.
What do your social networks say about you?
Nothing, my profile is very vanilla but I guess others think it's a chocolate swirl.
How does social media make you feel?
Truthfully, like a heroin addict, it's a sector of my daily rituals - modern day life.
@romehakem

Naomi wears dress and tights Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Hat Philip Treacy. Gloves Cornelia James.

Naomi O'Hara, 17, London
What do you do?
I'm a student.
Whose account do you double tap most on Instagram?
Probably @ngxtattoo. If I ever get a tattoo done I'd get it done by her.
What's your favourite social media network?
Probably Twitter. I think there's a really specific type of English humour that's great but harder to find on other social media sites.
What do your social networks say about you?
My Instagram is just things and people that I surround myself with, but my Twitter shows a lot more of my personality. Instagram is a look through someone's eyes; Twitter is a look into their head.
How does social media make you feel?
I love it! It can give you this sense of connection with people all over the world, just getting a glimpse into their life and vice versa.
@naomiohara_

Credits


Photography Oliver Hadlee Pearch
Styling Max Clark
Hair Cyndia Harvey at Streeters, Alex Brownsell at Streeters using Bumble and bumble
Make-up Lauren Parsons at Premier Hair & Make-up, Shinobu at CLM Hair & Make-up, Nami Yoshida at D+V Management using M.A.C.
Nail technician Lindsay McIntosh at Premier Hair & Make-up, Ama Quashie at CLM
Production Nina Fourie at CLM
Production manager Carmel Reeves at AND Production
Casting Madeleine Østlie at AAMO
Casting assistance Billie Turnbull
Models Joanna Kutcha, Joe Fahy, Romeo Hakem, Reese Cooper, Naomi O'Hara, Ruby Savill-Downs, Josie Medd, Kayla Hadlington, Lizzie Farrell, Eilidh Nuala, Zaina