SELFIES are big business and it takes a lot to stand out from the pack.
In this competitive world of multiple filters, designer clothes and international locations, the smallest detail can make all the difference.
For Liz Hurley, a 16th Century artefact was just the object she needed to take her selfie to the next level.
She was shooting the breeze at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum recently. Taking in the culture with her friend, shoe designer Patrick Cox, Liz happened across the Great Bed of Ware, a giant four-poster from the 16th Century.
Sometimes a moment comes and you just have to take it. You stumble across Cate Blanchett rummaging through the $5 DVD bin at a JB HiFi? You pull out your iPhone and start snapping rapid fire.
For Liz, this was her moment. She peered to the left and to the right, making sure the museum guards were preoccupied. The coast was clear. Imagine her unhooking the red velvet rope surrounding the exhibit and taking a deep breath.
Tip toeing over to the historic bed, perhaps she ran a fingertip over the red antique silk coverlet before elegantly perching herself atop it.
Just as Patrick went to capture the moment, the alarms were sounded.
Turns out some museums have stupid rules about people touching the invaluable old stuff.
Security guards reportedly ran over, promptly shooing Liz off the ancient bed and escorting her out of the building.
Embarrassing? Absolutely. But at least she got a remarkable photo.