Meet the crew of social media starlets putting an end to slut-shaming, one underwear selfie at a time
ARVIDA BYSTRÖM | @arvidabystrom
Arvida Byström is a multitalented Swedish artist, photographer, musician and model. Her Instagram displays a variety of underwear styles, whether it be lacy, pink or leather, and her account sends out a sterling show of body positivity to a whopping 161k followers. She embraces the natural hair on her body and under her armpits, telling SHOWstudio that “all bodies are beautiful.”
The Instagram account @maidenfed was deleted by Instagram after featuring content that the social media platform deemed went against “community guidelines” – a label that is frequently scrutinised by IG critics for its ambiguity. The New York-based model with multiple personalities is back again with a new account, @maidenfedsrevenge. Her undergarments are strictly fetishwear, so followers afraid of a leather, rope or latex should look elsewhere.
Sita Bellan is a DJ and model who wears some serious swag, proclaiming herself as a “techno princess”. She dresses up her funky underwear with lavish chokers, necklaces and earrings. Sita was also featured in Rihanna’s BBHMM video, and has modelled for JW Anderson and 032c amongst other big names.
BELLA MCFADDEN | @internetgirl
Bella McFadden is the 21-year-old college dropout turned Depop sensation who goes by the name of @internetgirl. The best thing about her Instagram is that you can buy pretty much everything featured on it over on her Depop. Her appeal lies in her carefully cultivated look that evokes the ’90s and 2000s. Plenty of stripes, leather and flames.
LAYLA ROSE SHAPIRO | @toopoor
Layla’s Instagram is underwear heaven, and luckily for you she is also a Depop seller. Her choice of underwear knows no realms, with a wide variety ranging from classic black lace to old school chequered bras and pants, with a hint of bondage.
SYBIL PRENTICE| @nighcoregirl
Originally from Calgary, Canada, Sybil Prentice does not shy away from showing off her banging inked body when DJ’ing around in Berlin. Likewise her Instagram, @nightcoregirl, is filled with sassy 90’s early 2000’s fishnet, leopard and neon underwear and is the perfect inspiration for fellow Berlin party girls.
Picture and fashion research by Nathalie Francois