First came Barbie feet, and now, Eva Chen is here to call out another posing trend that could easily sweep the nation. Chen (pictured above) is one of our favorite people to follow on Instagram. Not only is she incredibly stylish and authentic, but the director of fashion partnerships at Instagram is filled with great advice, from career to parenting to looking more photogenic. Posting frequently on Instagram comes with the territory when your job is Instagram, so Chen has clearly figured out the secret formula to looking great in photos (no heels required).
In Chen’s Instagram story yesterday, she screenshot a group text with Prabal Gurung, Tina Craig, and Bryanboy (as one does) explaining how she makes her legs look so long in photos. She attributed it to the “baby giraffe pose,” saying, “I stick my bum out and tilt one leg forward and the other leg back. Like I’m a baby giraffe walking.” A scroll through Chen’s feed and other photogenic people’s accounts proves that it is indeed a thing, and it could very well pick up where Barbie feet left off once summer comes to a close.
Read on to see how “baby giraffe pose” is done by Chen and many more (including an actual baby giraffe).