Beanie Charms and Locket App
Gap hoodies, anyone?
Gen Z may have ‘canceled’ marriage; Willow Smith’s solo polyamory may have paved Gen Z’s way into ‘relationship anarchy’; searches for Gap hoodies skyrocketed following Kanye’s new music video; and are beanie charms (as in, jewelry…for your…winter hat) the next ‘it’ accessory?
TWO DECADES AFTER DELIA’S HEYDAY, FASHION REDISCOVERS TWEENS, bof
As a die-hard Limited Too fan, I was thrilled to talk to reporter Chavie Lieber about the return of tween fashion. It’s back, baby!
At Sugar & Jade, the new tween online-only girl’s label that American kidswear giant the Children’s Place launched in November, this looks like tie-dye shirts and celestial hair charms. With Franki’s, the tween line from fashion brand Francesca’s that was recently spun off into its own stores and e-commerce site, it’s acid-wash denim overalls and floral smock dresses. At Janie and Jack, which launched tween last year, its preppy varsity sweaters for tween boys and denim ruffle dresses for girls. With Target’s More Than Magic tween label, tween fashion means pastel training bras and leopard tankinis.
TIKTOK INTRODUCES RESHARING, ADDING HUMAN-CURATED CONTENT TO YOUR FYP, input
”As TikTok introduces the option for users to supplement their mutuals’ algorithmically-curated feeds, it ushers in a new focus on friendship.” (I don’t buy that this change will make TikTok a warm-and-fuzzy friendship app, but I do like the anti-algorithm-ness of it all.)
HOW BIG CAN A TIKTOK DUET GET?, nyt
A look at how a normie — in this case, Sadie Jean, a singer-songwriter and a sophomore at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music — can go viral via TikTok’s duet feature (“the modern-day equivalent of the remix EP of old”). The Yachty version is so good.
LOCKET, AN APP FOR SHARING PHOTOS TO FRIENDS’ HOMESCREENS, HITS THE TOP OF THE APP STORE, techcrunch
The new social app “turns Apple’s widget system — typically used to showcase information like news, weather, inspirational quotes or photos from your own iPhone’s gallery — into a private social networking platform.”
FOR SOME MILLENNIALS, THE Y2K COMEBACK IS A SECOND CHANCE AT THE ERA’S BIGGEST FASHION TRENDS, r29
“I have an income, a social life, and boobs, so it’s fun to wear all the trends I didn’t get to fully take advantage of [because of my young age at the time].”