I was honestly a little surprised at what I found or didn’t find for that matter. I thought instagram would be an appropriate place to start as it has the possibility of providing a more candid insight on the “private” lives of celebrities. They essentially have free reign of what they want to post and I imagined that would include some of their favorite brands. What I found instead of a overt display of wealth through high end brands like Versace or Gucci I was finding athletic brands like Adidas and Nike as well as and brands that celebrities teamed up with to create their own line, like Steve Madden. Although it was more common find those types of brands, I did manage to find a few posts related to jewel encrusted Rolex watches and jeweled chains with Porsche insignia. Lyrics of certain songs proved to be a little more helpful because they directly reference specific brands as enhancing their sttus in some way. finding more visuals will be important to the success of my research.