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18 times Hillary Clinton spoke fluent "Millennial" on Instagram

From nail art selfies #onfleek to the importance of #foodporn, Hillary's Instagram strategy is targeted and strong


Anna Silman
October 12, 2015 10:57PM (UTC)

Hillary Clinton has been working hard to prove that she is hip with the kids, from lampooning herself on "The Tonight Show" and “Saturday Night Live” to sitting down for interviews with youth-focused venues like Refinery 29 and Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter.

But perhaps Clinton’s greatest asset when it comes to wooing young people is her Instagram account. While all the Presidential candidates have stepped up their social media games as of late, Clinton's feed is a feat of stylized self-promotion. Featuring an aesthetic that seems to take its cues from Socality Barbie and the Kinspiracy, Clinton has perfected all the tropes of millennial hipsterdom, from #nailart to #foodporn to objects artfully elevated in front of a colored backdrop. (Slices of avocado toast arranged in the shape of an H? It's only a matter of time).

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Here are 18 lessons we learned from the coolest millennial on Instagram (sorry, Kanye).

1. Your nail art should always be on fleek:

https://instagram.com/p/7-jlXOkPr2/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

https://instagram.com/p/4uqJ4hEPiJ/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

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2. An emoji is worth a thousand words:

https://instagram.com/p/6Su2h2kPr8/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

3. A good selfie is always worth a regram:

https://instagram.com/p/6EWi6iEPnY/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

4. Never be afraid to get inventive with your selfie tactics:

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https://instagram.com/p/75eTG9kPg6/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

https://instagram.com/p/6yLHgskPgk/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

5. It's important to #EatClean:

https://instagram.com/p/5-OW_IkPnT/

6. Food is meant to be played with (and then captured in a highly saturated aerial shot):

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https://instagram.com/p/5c43mXkPjK/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

https://instagram.com/p/4cMV6mEPsW/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

7. An good outfit always deserves an #OOTD post:

https://instagram.com/p/3wNnxBEPpX/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

8. Don't be afraid to pic-stitch

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https://instagram.com/p/5f9f2TEPl0/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

9. Using pic-stitch to combine an #OOTD with a #TBT is a great way to kill multiple birds with one stone:

https://instagram.com/p/8jo1xQkPug/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

10. Inspirational quotes are best rendered in cursive:

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https://instagram.com/p/5FWNOGEPpQ/

11. A well-selected #TBT is everything:

https://instagram.com/p/6kYeDNEPuN/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

https://instagram.com/p/65vhTOEPuu/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

12. Nothing curries favor like a cute animal pic:

https://instagram.com/p/8RmKo4kPpC/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

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https://instagram.com/p/6TXvkCkPga/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

13. When in doubt, hold something up against a brightly colored wall:

https://instagram.com/p/44lCPWEPoe/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

14. It's important to keep up with pop culture:

https://instagram.com/p/8bD5l_EPmp/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

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15. Take ownership of your memes:

https://instagram.com/p/34EvE2EPmd/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

16. Doodles are cool:

https://instagram.com/p/4H7NPakPmm/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

17. Crochet is A-OK:

https://instagram.com/p/4aK1i1kPiq/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

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https://instagram.com/p/5KqtAuEPot/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

18. When in doubt, a backwards baseball cap in front of an out-of-focus skyline is always a safe bet:

https://instagram.com/p/8q-b2gEPlG/?taken-by=hillaryclinton

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